1 p., 4to, in dark purple pencil, fine. Writing that he "should like the little presidential Canvas poem to go in the paper of Sunday Oct 26--I think that time would be opportune--Send me word (by note) if that suits you--& if so I will send it two or three days beforehand--As I am writing to you I enclose the rec't for the Red Jacket bit." He refers to the poems "Election Day, November, 1884" and "Red Jacket (From Aloft)," both collected in Leaves of Grass (Philadelphia, 1888). -- WHITMAN. Autograph letter signed ("Walt Whitman") to Williams, Camden, 14 Dec. 1884. 2 pp., 8vo, on two rectos of folded sheet, fine. Whitman regretfully declines an invitation to meet two luminaries of the theatrical world: "The doctor enjoins upon me that I am like an old wagon: body must keep rigidly to the smooth ordinarily travelled roads, & not cut across lots...Give my friendliest greetings & wishes to Miss [Ellen] Terry & Mr. [Henry] Irving..." In a postscript, he asks Williams to show his note to Terry and Irving, "& if Miss T has the least desire to keep it please let her do so." -- WHITMAN. Autograph postcard signed ("Walt Whitman") to Courtlandt Palmer, Camden, 14 Jan. 1888. 1 p., oblong (79 x 132mm.), addressed by Whitman, fine. Whitman sends "best respects & thanks to you, & to the Club" as well as his regrets, as "I am disabled & cannot avail myself of the kind invitation." He had suffered a stroke of paralysis in Jan. 1873, from which he never fully recovered. Together 3 items. Provenance: The Estelle Doheny Collection (sale, Christie's New York, 17 & 18 October 1988 lots 1662, 1663; 21 & 22 Feb. 1989, lot 2213, respectively). (3) " /> WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed ("Walt Whitman") to Talcott Williams, Camden, 13 Oct. [1884]. <I>1 p., 4to, in dark purple pencil,</I> fine. Writing that he "should like the little <I>presidential Canvas poem</I> to go in the paper of Sunday Oct 26--I think that time would be opportune--Send me word (by note) if that suits you--& if so I will send it two or three days beforehand--As I am writing to you I enclose the rec't for the Red Jacket bit." He refers to the poems "Election Day, November, 1884" and "Red Jacket (From Aloft)," both collected in <I>Leaves of Grass</I> (Philadelphia, 1888). -- WHITMAN. Autograph letter signed ("Walt Whitman") to Williams, Camden, 14 Dec. 1884. <I>2 pp., 8vo, on two rectos of folded sheet,</I> fine. Whitman regretfully declines an invitation to meet two luminaries of the theatrical world: "The doctor enjoins upon me that I am like an old wagon: body must keep rigidly to the smooth ordinarily travelled roads, & not cut across lots...Give my friendliest greetings & wishes to Miss [Ellen] Terry & Mr. [Henry] Irving..." In a postscript, he asks Williams to show his note to Terry and Irving, "& if Miss T has the least desire to keep it please let her do so." -- WHITMAN. Autograph postcard signed ("Walt Whitman") to Courtlandt Palmer, Camden, 14 Jan. 1888. <I>1 p., oblong (79 x 132mm.), addressed by Whitman,</I> fine. Whitman sends "best respects & thanks to you, & to the Club" as well as his regrets, as "I am disabled & cannot avail myself of the kind invitation." He had suffered a stroke of paralysis in Jan. 1873, from which he never fully recovered. <I>Together 3 items.</I> <I>Provenance:</I> The Estelle Doheny Collection (sale, Christie's New York, 17 & 18 October 1988 lots 1662, 1663; 21 & 22 Feb. 1989, lot 2213, respectively). (3) | Christie's