Original records created by the Special Collections Department, F. W. Olin
Library, Mills 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 Albert M. Bender Collection, Special Collections Department, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College
Collection Identifier: Albert M. Bender Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Collector: Albert M. Bender
Repository: F. W. Olin Library
The Albert M. Bender collection at Mills College contains three Walt Whitman manuscripts: a postal card, a prose manuscript, and a poetry manuscript. As the prose manuscript did not lead to a published work, this catalog includes an item-level description of only the document deemed a poetry manuscript.
Albert M. Bender was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1866 and died in San Francisco, California in 1941. He came to San Francisco when he was sixteen and started out as an errand boy in the insurance business. Bender was an insurance broker by profession, a patron of the arts, and trustee of Mills College. He was so widely known and respected that a letter addressed simply "Saint Albert of San Francisco" once reached him through the U.S. Mail. He had friends of distinguished reputation throughout California and indeed throughout the world.
Whitman Archive Title: Waves in the Vessel's
Whitman Archive ID: mil.00001
Date: about 1874
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: Heavily revised draft of a poem that, after extensive further revision, was first published in the December 1874 issue of the New York Daily Graphic as "In the Wake Following." The poem first appeared under its final title, "After the Sea-Ship," in the "Sea-Drift" group of Two Rivulets (1876).
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