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Catalog of a Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in Special Collections, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University

Original records created by Special Collections, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University; 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: O Captain! My Captain!
  • Whitman Archive ID: jhu.00001
  • Repository ID: MS. 7
  • Date: April 30, 1890
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: A handwritten version of "O Captain! My Captain!" presumably re-penned by request and presented to well-known doctor and author S. Weir Mitchell by Whitman on April 30, 1890. The poem was, in turn, given to Daniel Coit Gilman in 1894; the Johns Hopkins University library holds the correspondence between Gilman and Mitchell discussing this exchange.

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