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Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Private Collection of Kendall Reed

Original records created 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 Literary Manuscripts in the Private Collection of Kendall Reed

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Repository:  Private Collection of Kendall Reed

Abstract:
This catalog was created from photographs of the original manuscripts obtained by the Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers are held in the private collection of Kendall Reed.

Scope and Content: 
There are numerous Whitman manuscripts in the private collection of Kendall Reed, including a number of pieces of correspondence and several poetry and prose manuscripts. The individual items described in this catalog are only those deemed poetry or 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: By the pond
Whitman Archive ID: med.00787
Date: 1877–1881
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
Images: currently unavailable
Content: As Ed Folsom notes, this manuscript "is the record of a day wandering near Timber Creek on the Stafford's farm" (see "Three Unpublished Whitman Letters to Harry Stafford and a Specimen Days Prose Fragment," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 25.4 [Spring 2008], 199). Whitman first published this material in "How I Get Around at Sixty and Take Notes. (No. 2)," Critic (9 April 1881). Most of it was later used in Specimen Days & Collect as "Horse-Mint" (1882–1883) and collected in Complete Prose Works (1892). For the complex history of how Whitman, for Specimen Days, mined his six-part Critic series on "How I Get Around," see Floyd Stovall, ed., Prose Works 1892 (New York: New York University Press, 1963), 1:347-351.



Whitman Archive Title: I am describing
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00070
Date: 1870–1888
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View images: 1
Content: A rough draft fragment of Whitman's essay on Elias Hicks, first published in November Boughs (1888) as "Notes (such as they are) founded on Elias Hicks." An image of the verso is currently unavailale.



Whitman Archive Title: Small Memoranda
Whitman Archive ID: med.00790
Date: 1865 or later
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
Images: currently unavailable
Content: Composed on a piece of Attorney General's Office stationery, this manuscript is a draft fragment of "Small Memoranda," which first appeared in November Boughs (1888), and was collected in Complete Prose Works (1892). For further information on this manuscript, see Ed Folsom. "Whitman's Manuscript Draft of 'Small Memoranda,'" Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 26.2 [Fall 2008], 122-123.




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