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Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Middlebury College Library Special Collections & Archives

Original records created by the Walt Whitman Archive, based upon information from the repository. Encoded Archival Description completed with the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Individual items at this repository

  • Whitman Archive Title: 1854 Alexander Smith's Poems
  • Whitman Archive ID: mid.00015
  • Box: Abernethy Miscellaneous Manuscripts W-Z
  • Folder: Whitman, Walt: Bound Manuscripts
  • Date: 1854-1855
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1, handwritten
  • View Images: 1
  • Content: This is a note on Scottish poet Alexander Smith and American poet Bayard Taylor. Whitman describes one passage from Smith about "a great forthcoming Poet"; Whitman quoted this passage in his "An English and an American Poet" published in the American Phrenological Journal in October 1855.

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