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
The Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, holds one Whitman poetry manuscript, described below.
Subjects: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts; Poets, American--19th century
Whitman Archive Title: [The Epos of a
Whitman Archive ID: dar.00001
Date: about 1867
Physical Description: 2 leaves, handwritten
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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
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3525