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Catalog of the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts in the Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Temple University

Original records created by Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections, Temple University Libraries; 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, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Title: Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts in the Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Temple University

Collection Number: N/A


Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Repository:  Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections

Abstract:
This catalog was created from the original finding aid obtained by The Walt Whitman Archive. The original manuscripts and finding aid are held at Temple University.

Scope and Content: 
Temple University's Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections Department holds corrected and uncorrected proofs and two drafts of poetic lines in Whitman's hand.

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: Old Chants
Whitman Archive ID: tem.00002
Repository Title: Old Chants
Repository ID: Mss. 2517
Date: ca. 1891
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, 36.3 x 21.4 cm, handwritten
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Content: Draft of "Old Chants," made of fragments pasted together, with corrections in Whitman's hand. Also included on the page is a note by Horace Traubel reading "Given by Walt Whitman to me and then by me to Will Innes, 1905." On verso: "Henry Curtis printer, Cor: Bridge Ave. & 2d, Camden." "Old Chants" first appeared in Truth (19 March 1891), and was reprinted in Good-Bye My Fancy (1891).



Whitman Archive Title: Shakspere's Cipher
Whitman Archive ID: tem.00001
Date: 1887–1891
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: Lightly corrected draft of "Shakspere-Bacon's Cipher," which was published first in The Cosmopolitan (October 1887) and reprinted in Good-Bye My Fancy (1891).



Whitman Archive Title: Shakspere—Bacon's Cipher
Whitman Archive ID: tem.00003
Date: 1887–1891
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten, printed
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Content: Printed proof, with a single correction, of "Shakspere-Bacon's Cipher," which was published first in The Cosmopolitan (October 1887) and reprinted in Good-Bye My Fancy (1891).




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Repository Contact Information:

Temple University Libraries
Paley Library
1210 W. Berks Street
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122


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