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Title: W. I. Whiting to Walt Whitman, 14 June 1886

Date: June 14, 1886

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01415

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Nicole Gray, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock



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SCAMMEL BROTHERS,
29 BEAVER STREET.
NEW YORK.
MAGEE BLOCK, WATER ST.,
SAINT. JOHN, N.B.
AGENTS AT SAINT JOHN
FOR THE
ANCHOR LINE
TRANS-ATLANTIC PENINSULAR & MEDITERANEAN
STEAM PACKET SHIPS.
J. WALTER SCAMMELL.
J. H. SCAMMELL.
FRED. E. SCAMMELL.
CABLE ADDRESS:
"SCAMMELLS"
NEW YORK. ST. JOHN. N.B.
New York,
June 14th 1886

Walt Whitman Esq.
Dear Sir

Trusting that the intelligence conveyed will plead for my presumption, I venture to enclose you a few lines. At a sale of Autographs, & Books a few days ago the following prices were obtained,

"Autograph letter, Whitman, Walt, Poet," $80.00
Leaves of Grass 1st Edition 18.00

Which prices were the highest paid for any similar lots. Thinking you might not get the above information, I venture to enclose it.

with best wishes
Yours Truly
W. I. Whiting1


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Notes:

1. Whitman wrote a note on the back of this letter and forwarded it to the editor of the Critic. See the letter from Walt Whitman to the Editor of the Critic of June 17, 1886. Jeanette Gilder (1849–1916) was the editor of the Critic in 1886, assisted by her brother Joseph. [back]


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