In Whitman's Hand


About this Item

Title: Mathematics

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00071

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. 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 time, this manuscript likely formed part of Whitman's cultural geography scrapbook. This manuscript is pasted down, making the verso inaccessible.

Contributors to digital file: Kevin McMullen

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—The science that treats of quantity, whatever can be measured, numbered, &c.

Pure andor Speculative m. considers quantity abstractly, without relation to matter.

Mixed m. treats of magnitude, &c. as existing in material bodies

Arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, &c. are branches of mathematics.—


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