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Catalog of a Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the Albert M. Bender Collection, Special Collections Department, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College

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

Abstract:
This catalog was created, in part, from digital images of the original manuscripts obtained by The Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers and finding aid are held in the Special Collections Department, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College.

Scope and Content: 
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.

Biographical Information:
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.

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: Waves in the Vessel's wake
Whitman Archive ID: mil.00001
Date: about 1874
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View images: 1 | 2
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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Repository Contact Information:

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA, 94613


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