on the PBS profile of Whitman last nite I was surprisd to hear of Thoreau's visit. somehow that meeting escapd my memory.
before visiting Thoreau's grave in Concord in 1966 I dippd my toes into Walden Pond:
& in 1979 David Meredith & I visitd Whitman's grave. I remember a b&w photo of us there but have no copy. a few years ago I askd David to search for it but he was unable to locate it in his sprawling archives. I fear his death will mean the photo will never be unearthd.