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Starry Union

  • Whitman Archive Title: Starry Union
  • Whitman Archive ID: pml.00007
  • Repository ID: MA 518.4
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
  • Date: 1876
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: A draft of a poem unpublished in Whitman's lifetime but existing in various draft states, including one with the same title in the T. E. Hanley Collection at the University of Texas and another, titled "Hands Ro[und]," in the Trent Collection at Duke University. The precise date of composition is unknown, but Whitman very possibly wrote this piece for the Centennial Celebration of 1876, as the date of the letter on the reverse ("Feb 11/76") suggests.

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