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In the garden

  • Whitman Archive Title: In the garden
  • Whitman Archive ID: uva.00583
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts at the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia
  • Folder: 50-51
  • Date: late 1850s
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, 8.5 x 10 cm pasted to 20 x 16 cm, handwritten
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  • Content: A composite leaf consisting of two pieces of white wove paper that have been pasted together. On the larger piece is an extensively revised pencil draft of the first poem in "Enfans d'Adam." The group first appeared in print in the 1860 Leaves of Grass with this poem as section 1. The poem was permanently titled "To the Garden of the World" in 1867. On the reverse of the leaf (uva.00023) are verses that became section 18 of "Calamus" in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass ; the poem was permanently titled "City of Orgies" in 1867.

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