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  • Whitman Archive Title: Bloom
  • Whitman Archive ID: duk.00294
  • Repository ID: MS q 32
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Date: 1856 or before
  • Genre: poetry, prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Leaf made from two scraps glued together. The bottom scrap contains notes toward "Song of the Broad-Axe," which was first published in Leaves of Grass 1856 as "Broad-Axe Poem." The writing on the top scrap, which describes one of Whitman's acquaintances, might have informed the description of the "headsman" in that poem.

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