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Title: The Teutonic includes

Creators: Walt Whitman, Unknown

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00677

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(s): At one point, this manuscript likely formed part of Whitman's cultural geography scrapbook. The blue scrap of paper (surface 4) was once pasted to the backing sheet (surface 1), but has since become detached; an imprint of where it was pasted can be seen in the bottom-right of the backing sheet. An image of the verso of surface 4 is not available, although it is presumably blank. An image of the verso of the backing sheet is also unavailable.

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


Paste-on | Whitman's Notes on Paste-on | Whitman's Highlighting on Paste-on | Erasure | Overwrite

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The Teutonic includes the Scandinavian—the Sc. is a branch or or portion of the Teutonic


Visigoth—a western Goth, one from the western shores of the Baltic, in distinction from an Ostrogoth, or eastern gGoth.—


Asia now contains and has from time immemorial contained ^more than half the population of the earth and more than one third the land of the earth—China alone has ^(so estimated) 360,000,000 inhabitants


Scythia (the name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia—(from the same root as Scot—from a word meaning woods, or shade —viz. Scot—a man of the woods—

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—Rev. Dr. Hawks, a learned and eloquent scholar, has recently been delivering a series of lectures, intended to show that this continent was peopled by successive migrations from the old world, at different eras and by different races. First from the shores of the Mediterranean, which was the earliest seat of commercial enterprise, and the people from which have left their record upon the vast ruins of Yucatan; next from China and Japan to Mexico, Central and South America, and next from Northern Asia, from which the American tribes of Indians came. Those theories are sustained by remarkable analogies between the languages prevailing in different parts of the Eastern continent with those to be found on this continent.

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ancient Numidia, Getulia, &c —Northern part of Africa, on the Mediterranean now Algiers, Tripoli, &c


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