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Catalog of the Walt Whitman Prose Manuscripts in the Newberry Library

Original records created by the Newberry Library; revised and expanded by the Walt Whitman Archive and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Encoded Archival Description completed with the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Title: Walt Whitman Prose Manuscripts in the Newberry Library

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Repository:  The Newberry Library

Abstract:
This electronic catalog was created from catalogue records created by the Newberry Library and obtained by the Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers and catalogue records are held at the Newberry Library.

Scope and Content: 
The Newberry Library holds prose manuscripts and printed material by and about Walt Whitman. The manuscript materials are held in "Special Collections." The individual items described in this catalog are only those deemed prose manuscripts.

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: I have found my authority here
Whitman Archive ID: nby.00004
Repository Title: Notes and fragments: left by Walt Whitman and now edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, one of his literary executors
Repository ID: Case folio Y 245 .W5918
Date: about 1879
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View images: 1
Content: A short prose manuscript that appears to be related to portions of Specimen Days, specifically "An Egotistical Find." This piece was first published in Specimen Days & Collect (1882), and was included in Complete Prose. A note in another hand identifies this manuscript as part of "the Denver Diary of W. W." This manuscript is mounted in a copy of Notes and Fragments (1899), leaving the verso unavailable.



Whitman Archive Title: Missouri Kansas trip
Whitman Archive ID: nby.00002
Repository Title: Notes and fragments: left by Walt Whitman and now edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, one of his literary executors
Repository ID: Case folio Y 245.W5918
Date: 1879
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View images: 1
Content: A brief note from Whitman's 1879 trip to attend the quarter-centennial celebration of the Kansas settlement and to visit his brother Jeff in St. Louis. Whitman journeyed as far as Denver and the Rockies before returning to Camden on January 5, 1880. Whitman first described this trip in Specimen Days & Collect (1882), and though no direct lines can be traced between this manuscript and Whitman's published prose, it is clear that these manuscript notes are related to portions of Specimen Days, specifically the section titled, "Missouri State." This manuscript is mounted in a copy of Notes and Fragments (1899), leaving the verso unavailable..




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Repository Contact Information:

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Il 60610


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