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  • Whitman Archive Title: Sketch over rapidly
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.02823
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Library of Congress
  • Box: 6
  • Folder: "Death of Abraham Lincoln," notes and early drafts, [1875]
  • Series: Lincoln Material
  • Date: 1878-1879
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Handwritten notes about a lecture on Abraham Lincoln, most likely "Death of Abraham Lincoln". These appear to be fairly early notes about the general structure of the talk, rather than an actual draft. Whitman first delivered this lecture in New York in 1879 and would deliver it at least eight other times over the succeedings years, delivering it for the last time on April 15, 1890. Whitman would later publish a version of the lecture as "Death of Abraham Lincoln" in Specimen Days (1882–1883), which was retained in Complete Prose Works (1892).

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