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Title: Specimen Days Grisi and Mario

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00679

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Editorial note: Grier estimates that this note (which is pasted down) was written in 1880 (Walt Whitman: Notebooks and Unpublished Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 3:1064).

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

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Specimen Days

Grisi and Mario arrived in NY Aug 19. 1854 —I heard them that winter & in 1855

the Cholera in NY in 1855

—the Crimean War 1854–5 ([yr?]?)


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