Title: Poem of Names
Creator: Walt Whitman
Date: Between 1850 and 1860
Whitman Archive ID: uva.00294
Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. 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: The name of this proposed poem, "Poem of Names," recalls the title phrasing used in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass. Edward Grier dates this manuscript to the 1850s, based on the handwriting (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 4:1310).
Contributors to digital file: Chris Forster, Kirsten Clawson, Janel Cayer, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Kenneth M. Price
Poem of Names
bringing in all persons names, men's and women's, worthy to be commemorated.