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Title: A Walt Whitman Prose Manuscript in the Private Collection of Ed Folsom
Creator: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Repository: Private Collection of Ed Folsom
The private collection of Ed Folsom contains one Walt Whitman prose manuscript, described below.
Subjects: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts; Poets, American--19th century
Whitman Archive Title: Emerson uses the Deific
Whitman Archive ID: med.00791
Date: about 1872
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
Images: currently unavailable
Content: This manuscript contains notes that Ed Folsom suggests "seem to be early (1872) notes toward what would eventually become Whitman's 1880 essay" on Emerson. "Emerson's Books (The Shadows of Them.)" first appeared in the Boston Literary World on 22 May 1880. It was later reprinted as "A Democratic Criticism. By Walt Whitman" in the New York Tribune (15 May 1882). Finally, it appeared in Specimen Days & Collect (1882–1883) and Complete Prose Works (1892) under the first title. For more on how this manuscript relates to "Emerson's Books," and to read a transcription, see Ed Folsom, "Whitman's Notes on Emerson: An Unpublished Manuscript," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 18.1 (Summer 2000), 20-62.
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