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Interpolation Sounds

  • Whitman Archive Title: Interpolation Sounds
  • Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00059
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library
  • Box: Manuscript box.
  • Date: about 1891
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Fair copy draft of the poem "Interpolation Sounds". This poem first appeared without a title in the New York Herald four days after Whitman's short prose tribute to General Philip K. Sheridan, a Union general during the Civil War. It was reprinted in "Good-Bye My Fancy" in 1891, with the additional note: "General Sheridan was buried at the Cathedral, Washington, D.C. August, 1888, with all the pomp, music and ceremonies of the Roman Catholic service."

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