In Whitman's Hand


About this Item

Title: (Independent & Chinese)

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00683

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: At one point, this manuscript likely formed part of Whitman's cultural geography scrapbook.

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

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(Independent & Chinese)

Tartary—the belly of Asia, (one third of that continent) from the Caspian sea to the Pacific.—

—Anciently called Scythia Souther part—Parthia

—From this region sprang Zinghis Khan, a Mongol chief, 1226 A.D. —and, ravaging, stretched his empire— —Tamerlane, (1400 a.D.) in time his successor.)


He extended his rule to Hindostan, founding the Mogul rule there which terminated 1803


☞ From Tartary must have issued the Goths Celts, Goths, &c.—The The Turks also

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