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Catalog of a Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the The Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College

Original records created by The Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College; revised and expanded by the Walt Whitman Archive and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Encoded Archival Description completed with the assistance of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the University of Nebraska Research Council, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Title: A Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the The Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College

Collection Number: N/A


Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Repository:  The Rauner Special Collections Library

Abstract:
This catalog was created from the original catalog record obtained by The Walt Whitman Archive. The original manuscript and catalog record are held at The Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College.

Scope and Content: 
The Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, holds one Whitman poetry manuscript, described below.

Biographical Information:
For additional biographical information, see "Walt Whitman," by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, and the chronology of Whitman's Life.

Subjects:
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892;  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts; Poets, American--19th century



Whitman Archive Title: [The Epos of a Life]
Whitman Archive ID: dar.00001
Date: about 1867
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 2 leaves, handwritten
View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Content: This draft is related to "Inscription," the prefatory poem of the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass, which was later revised as "Small the Theme of My Chant." The smaller leaf, bearing a revised first line, was formerly pasted to the larger leaf. Other manuscripts held at the Library of Congress (Charles E. Feinberg Collection) and the New York Public Library (Oscar Lion Collection) open with the same revised line, though the published poem does not.




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Repository Contact Information:

The Rauner Special Collections Library
Dartmouth College
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3525


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