In Whitman's Hand


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Title: In a poem make the thought

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Before 1860

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00278

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Based on the handwriting, Edward Grier dates this manuscript scrap to before 1860 (Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 4:1336). It is possible that the manuscript is related to the poem that would later be titled "Recorders Ages Hence," first published as "Calamus 10" in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass.

Contributors to digital file: Chris Forster, Kirsten Clawson, Janel Cayer, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, Kenneth M. Price, and Brett Barney

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In a poem make the thought of "what will be the result of this years hence?"—

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