Title: John Scott and J. P. Williams to Walt Whitman, 24 May 1867
Date: May 24, 1867
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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01896
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Beverley Rilett, and Nicole Gray
May 24th 1867
To Scott & Williams, Dr.
(Late, WM. E. Chapin & Co.,)
Steam Job Printers,
24 Beekman Street,
bet. Nassau & William.
Mr Walt Whitman
|Aug 8||500 Copies Leaves of Grass 360 Pages||476|
|250 " " " "||112|
|Oct 3||3/4 Rm D.M Paper||10.50||598.50|
|Sept 1||[By Cast on a/c?]||50|
|22||" " "||450|
|Oct 4||" " "||50|
|Dec 8||" " "||25||575|
John Scott and J. P. Williams were New York printers who took over the printing business of William E. Chapin & Co., the printer who had printed the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass (actually published in November 1866). Whitman had apparently not paid off his debt to Chapin for this transaction.