Title: George M. Williamson to Walt Whitman, 7 June 1888
Date: June 7, 1888
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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.04494
Contributors to digital file: Jeannette Schollaert, Ian Faith, Stefan Schöberlein, and Stephanie Blalock
CORDNER & WILLIAMSON,1
Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs,
311 CHURCH STREET,
June 7, 1888
Dear Mr Whitman
In the last six months I have sent you a $5 note two or three times. The last one on May 31st but not hearing that they have reached you, have come to the conclusion that perhaps they have gone astray, and am sorry that I did not send them in the form of a check (which I will do in the future) I would be obliged if you would let me know, Have they come to hand? Also how your health is
And Obey You
George M. Williamson was a New York book collector who contacted Whitman several times about purchasing manuscripts, and later published Catalogue of A Collection of Books, Letters, and Manuscripts written by Walt Whitman, in the Library of George M. Williamson, Grand View on Hudson (New York: The Marion Press, 1903). Other items in Williamson's collection, which was sold at auction in 1908, included George Washington's copy of Don Quixote, a presentation copy of Longfellow's "Evangeline," Hawthorne's annotated copy of The Scarlet Letter, and "a very remarkable collection of Walt Whitman's works" (The George M. Williamson Collection [Anderson Galleries, Inc., 1908]).
1. This letter is addressed: Mr Walt Whitman | Camden | N. J. It is postmarked: NEW YORK | JUN 7 | [illegible] | 88; CAMDEN. NJ | JUN | 7 | 4PM | 88 | REC'D. [back]