In Whitman's Hand


About this Item

Title: Barthold Niebuhr

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: 1854 or later

Whitman Archive ID: mid.00013

Source: Middlebury College Library, Special Collections. 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Editorial note: Grier estimates that this was written in the late 1850s (Walt Whitman: Notebooks and Unpublished Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 5:1838). "German Literature" refers to Joseph Gostwick's German Literature, which Lippincott published in 1854.

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

[begin surface 1] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Page image:]

Barthold Niebuhr

1776–1831—55 years
Born at Copenhagen—during youth visited London and Edinburgh—Was an occupant of political offices for the younger‑manhood years of his life—but in 1823,—(aged 47) retired to Bonn, and became the great Reformer of Roman History, (and ancient History generally,)—

Was much excited by the French Revolution of July, 1830—said to have hastened his death Jan 1831. —see page 249–50–51 "German Literature")


Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Matt Cohen, Ed Folsom, & Kenneth M. Price, editors.