Title: W. I. Whiting to Walt Whitman, 18 October 1886
Date: October 18, 1886
Editorial note: The annotation, "WI Whiting," is in an unknown hand.
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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.04629
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
29 BEAVER STREET.
MAGEE BLOCK, WATER ST.,
SAINT. JOHN, N.B.
AGENTS AT SAINT JOHN
TRANS-ATLANTIC PENINSULAR & MEDITERANEAN
STEAM PACKET SHIPS.
J. WALTER SCAMMELL.
J. H. SCAMMELL.
FRED. E. SCAMMELL.
NEW YORK. ST. JOHN. N.B.
New York, Oct 18th 1886
Walt Whitman Esq
On my return to New York agreeable to promise I beg to forward you the Catalogue spoken of & hope its perusal will afford pleasure1
Mssrs Bangs & Co have lately sold about ⅓ of Autograph & Manuscript poems belonging to estate of Lewis J. Cist Esq—3000 lots in catalogue of nearly 300 pages, if Mr Whitman would like to look it over will be pleased to forward it when fully priced.
With best wishes,
W. I. Whiting
Care Scammell Bros
As yet we have no information about this correspondent.
1. See the letter from Whiting to Whitman of June 14, 1886, listing prices obtained at auction for a Whitman letter and a first edition of Leaves of Grass. Whitman forwarded the letter to the Critic on June 17. [back]