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  • Whitman Archive Title: left with Andrew
  • Whitman Archive ID: tex.00001
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Box: 2
  • Folder: 1
  • Series: Works, 1846-1913 and undated
  • Repository Title: Song of Myself
  • Date: 1854 or 1855
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: This manuscript shows a listing of the poems for the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass , with working titles, as well as various mathematical calculations relating to the length and arrangment of the volume. It was likely composed in 1854 or early in 1855. Ed Folsom has written at length about this manuscript and its significance. See "Walt Whitman's Working Notes for the First Edition of Leaves of Grass ," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 16 (Fall 1998), 90–95. A series of draft lines on the back of this manuscript (tex.00057) relate to several of the poems that appeared in the first edition of Leaves of Grass .

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