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Saturday, October 25, 1890

     Wrote W. and wrote Ingersoll today—also Anne Montgomerie. Received letter from the last this afternoon. Bucke drove me to London this morning. We stopped in at Gurd's shop—found him working at models for meters: same quiet, self-contained man who came down to Philadelphia a year or two ago. Bucke has great faith in this meter. Hopes by it to put W. shortly in the way of a cottage, say, in West Philadelphia. W. talks of such a final home. In afternoon spent some hours with Bucke in his office looking over Whitman collection. Keeps the matter all together in office at Asylum—on shelves, in drawers, in closets. Has book for photos—scrap-book—is working up an elaborate bibliography. His Whitman collection—manuscripts and letters—binds what is mentioned very large. His room contains the two Morse busts—the Gutekunst picture with a noble superscription.

     No word yet from W. Bucke described Kennedy's visit. Bucke has Peter Doyle and Harry Stafford letters from W.


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