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Title: John Scott and J. P. Williams to Walt Whitman, 24 May 1867

Date: May 24, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01896

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

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New York,
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 8500 Copies Leaves of Grass 360 Pages476
250 "                "                "                "112
Oct 33/4 Rm D.M Paper10.50598.50
Sept 1[By Cast on a/c?]50
22"                "                "450
Oct 4"                "                "50
Dec 8"                "                "25575

Walt Whitman


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.


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