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Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Liverpool Central Library

Original record created 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: Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Liverpool Central Library

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Repository:  The Liverpool Central Library

Abstract:
This catalog was created by the Walt Whitman Archive from digital images of the original manuscripts. The original manuscripts are held at the Liverpool Central Library.

Scope and Content: 
The Liverpool Central Library has one poetry manuscript and three prose manuscripts, 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: Erastus Haskell
Whitman Archive ID: lcl.00003
Repository Title: Erastus Haskell
Repository ID: 811 WAL/1/2
Date: 1878
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: A draft of the first of three sections of "Three Young Men's Deaths," a piece that first appeared in April 1879 in Cope's Tobacco Plant of Liverpool, England. The piece would later be republished in Specimen Days and Complete Prose Works. The bracketed portion at the top of the manuscript was included in the original publication, and in a slightly altered form in subsequent publications. Whitman claims to be copying the text directly from a letter he sent to his mother on 28 July 1863.



Whitman Archive Title: The Dalliance of the Eagles
Whitman Archive ID: lcl.00002
Repository Title: The Dalliance of the Eagles by Walt Whitman
Repository ID: 811 WAL/5
Date: 1880
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, printed, handwritten
View images: 1
Content: Corrected galley proof of "The Dalliance of the Eagles," first published in Cope's Tobacco Plant in November 1880.



Whitman Archive Title: Three Young Men's Deaths
Whitman Archive ID: lcl.00004
Repository Title: Three Young Men's Deaths
Repository ID: 811 WAL/1/5
Date: 1878
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, printed, handwritten
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Content: A galley proof with Whitman's handwritten corrections for a portion of "Three Young Men's Deaths," which was first published in Cope's Tobacco Plant of Liverpool, England, in April 1879. The piece would later be republished in Specimen Days and Complete Prose Works.



Whitman Archive Title: [To proof reader]
Whitman Archive ID: lcl.00005
Repository Title: Three Young Men's Deaths
Repository ID: 811 WAL/1/1
Date: 1878
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: "Three Young Men's Deaths" was a piece that first appeared in April 1879 in Cope's Tobacco Plant, a trade magazine published in Liverpool, England, although Whitman wrote the piece in late 1878. He would later republish it in Specimen Days & Collect (1882–83) and Complete Prose Works (1892). This manuscript is a draft of the short introductory paragraph that appeared before the descriptions of the three young men, and includes a brief note to the proof reader at Cope's; the introduction remained unchanged in subsequent publications.




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Repository Contact Information:

The Liverpool Central Library
William Brown St.
Liverpool, L38EW
England


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