In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Abrahams visit to Egypt

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00200

Source: The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. 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 verso of this manuscript cannot be imaged, and is presumably blank.

Contributors to digital file: Ashlyn Stewart and Kevin McMullen

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Abrahams visit to Egypt 2000 BC.—took his handmaid Hagar—their son Ishmael progenitor of the Arabs—
Abraham; 2000yrs (B.C.)
Birth of Hercules 1205 (B.C.)
Death of Hercules 1153 "

[illegible]exandrian Library

700,000 vols—commenced by Ptolemy Philadelphus—destroyed either by enraged Christians under Theodosius the great, [or?] 390 A.C., or by Saracens under Omar, 642 A. C. or by

Job (of the land of Uz Arabia) 2300 B.C.
Moses 1600 B.C.
Zoroaster—1400 B.C.
Confucius—500 B.C
Socrates—400 B.C.

  • Deluige—
2348 (B.C.) English Bible
Josephus makes it 3146
Menes 1st according to Manethe
5867 B.C.
Sesostris or Remeses 2d 1355 B.C.

Solomon born 1032 B.C.
Solomon's temple (? finished) 600 BC.

Herodotus 430 B.C.

Alexander the Great 332 B.C.


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