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Poem among the Siamese

  • Whitman Archive Title: Poem among the Siamese
  • Whitman Archive ID: duk.00050
  • Repository ID: MS 158
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Date: 1854-1856
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten; print
  • View Images: 1
  • Content: A leaf of paper with several clippings pasted to it, as well as handwritten comments by Whitman. The clippings deal with Siamese proverbs and poems, as well as "the absurd chronology of the Hindoos." Whitman's handwritten comment at the top of page indicates that he may have been considering a poem entitled "Poem among the Siamese". At the bottom of the page is a chunk of text which may be a draft poetic line or else notes about possible elements to include in the poem. An image of the verso is unavailable.

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