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Title: Europe Laplanders

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Between 1850 and 1856

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00884

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

Editorial note: Many of the items from this list of European rivers, lakes, and cities were included in "Poem of Salutation" in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass, suggesting that this manuscript was written between 1850 and 1856. At one point, this manuscipt likely formed part of Whitman's cultural geography scrapbook.

Related item: A poetry manuscript on the back of this leaf likely contributed to lines in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. See duk.00029.

Contributors to digital file: Brett Barney, Nicole Gray, John Harvard, Chris Forster, Kristen Taylor, and Jeannette Schollaert



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Europe

Laplanders
  • Rivers—
B
—Thames‑Trent‑Severn
—Shannon
Tay
F
—Seine
—Loire
—Rhone
S
Douro
Tagus
—Guadalquiver
Rhine
—Elbe, Prussia, Hanover
Saxony, Austria
Danube Austria, runs into
Turkey
—Oder (Prussia)
Po (Sardinia, [&?] Divides
Austria from Italy
Tiber, Papal states
Arno, Tuscany
—Dnieper
—Volga
—Ural

inland lakes

  • Cities
Christiana, 27,000 Norway
Copenhagen, 125,000,000 Sweden
Bremen, 53,000,000 Neth
Hague, 66,000,000 "
F
Paris
Bordeaux
Marseilles,
Brussels
124000 Belgium
S
Madrid
Cadiz
Edinburgh
Dublin
London
P
Lisbon
Palermo, Sicily
Naples
Florence 105,000 Tuscany
Genoa 120,000 Sardinia
Venice, 120,000—Austria
Rome, 184,000
Berne, 24,000 Switz
Turin, 135,000, Sardinia
Vienna, 425,000
on the Danube
Prague, 114,000 Elbe
North Germany
Milan, 205,000
Cracow,
Berlin
420,000
Munich
115,000 Bavaria
Frankfort
Dresden
85,000 Saxony,
Hanover,
40,000

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