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Catalog of a Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the Albert M. Bender Collection, Special Collections Department, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College

Original records created by the Special Collections Department, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College; 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: Waves in the Vessel's wake
  • Whitman Archive ID: mil.00001
  • Date: about 1874
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Heavily revised draft of a poem that, after extensive further revision, was first published in the December 1874 issue of the New York Daily Graphic as "In the Wake Following." The poem first appeared under its final title, "After the Sea-Ship," in the "Sea-Drift" group of Two Rivulets (1876).

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