Original records created by Department of Special Collections, Washington
University Libraries, Washington University; 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 George N. Meissner Collection, Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries, Washington University
Collection Number: N/A
Creator: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Collector: Meissner, George N.
Repository: Department of Special Collections
The George N. Meissner Collection at Washington University contains a wide variety of manuscripts relating to a range of American and European politicians, artists, writers, and notables. The collection contains only one manuscript by Walt Whitman.
Subjects: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts; Poets, American--19th century
Whitman Archive Title: Thou Mother with Thy
Whitman Archive ID: wau.00001
Physical Description: 8 leaves, handwritten, printed
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Content: This is a printed proof with heavy corrections in Whitman's hand of the poem, "Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood," which was first published in the New York Herald (26 June 1872), under the title, "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free." On that same date, Whitman delivered the poem at the Dartmouth College commencement. Whitman published it later that year as the title poem in a small book, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free: and Other Poems (1872). The title was later revised to "Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood" when the poem was included in Leaves of Grass in 1881–1882.
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Repository Contact Information:
Department of Special Collections
Campus Box 1061
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-1899