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Catalog of the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the Bolton-Stanwood Family Papers, American Antiquarian Society

Original records created by the American Antiquarian Society; 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, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Individual items at this repository

  • Whitman Archive Title: Ship Ahoy!
  • Whitman Archive ID: aas.00001
  • Repository ID: octavo vol. 28, p.103
  • Date: January 2, 1891
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: This is a late draft of "Ship Ahoy!," first published in Youth's Companion on March 12, 1891. The draft is relatively clean, though there are some differences between this manuscript and the published poem. On the verso of the manuscript is a cancelled letter to Whitman from William S. Ingram, dated December 24, 1890.

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