Title: To the English
Creator: Walt Whitman
Date: Before 1860
Whitman Archive ID: duk.00254
Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.
Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript to before 1860 (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 4:1316). The content is suggestive of the poem "Salut au Monde!" which was first published as "Poem of Salutation" in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass.
Contributors to digital file: Melody S. Han, Kirsten Clawson, Janel Cayer, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, Kenneth M. Price, and Brett Barney
To the English and the French of Canada—to the Scotch, the Irish, the German and the Scandinavian