In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Richard Burbage

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00106

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the marginalia and annotations, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Grier notes that "the writing seems to be WW's handwriting of the 1850s" (Walt Whitman: Notebooks and Unpublished Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 5:1750.) Item is pasted down, making the verso unavailable.

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Nicole Gray, Ty Alyea, and Matt Cohen

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Richard Burbage, principal owner in theatre, & principal actor of first parts, must have been quite a character —he was quite rich— died in 1619—(worth £300 a year)


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