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The Patrol at Barnegat

  • Whitman Archive Title: The Patrol at Barnegat
  • Whitman Archive ID: loc.00255
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Box: 28
  • Folder: Patroling Barnegat. (1880). A.MS. drafts.
  • Series: Literary File
  • Date: about 1881
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 3 leaves, handwritten
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  • Content: A draft entitled "The Patrol at Barnegat," containing trial lines for the poem first published as "Patrolling Barnegat" in the April 1881 issue of Harper's Monthly Magazine. The draft was originally titled "The Sea Beach Patrol," then "The Sea Shore Patrol," and finally "The Patrol at Barnegat." On the verso of the draft are two receipts from the Philadelphia Y.M.C.A., dated March 22, 1880 and April 15, 1880, and an unfinished letter from Whitman to John Burroughs, dated August 20.

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