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"After All Not to Create Only" was published on September 7, 1871 in a variety of large newspapers and later that year as a booklet. The poem was ultimately titled "Song of the Exposition." The Mother of alla machine readable transcriptionWalt WhitmanKenneth M. PriceEd FolsomTranscription and encodingThe Walt Whitman Archive StaffThe Institute for Advanced Technology in the HumanitiesUniversity of IowaUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnThe National Endowment for the HumanitiesThe United States Department of Education2003loc.00130The Walt Whitman ArchiveThe Institute for Advanced Technology in the HumanitiesAlderman LibraryUniversity of VirginiaP.O. Box 400115Charlottesville, VA 22904-4115whitman@jefferson.village.virginia.eduCopyright © 2003 by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, all rights reserved. Items in the Archive may be shared in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Redistribution or republication on other terms, in any medium, requires express written consent from the editors and advance notification of the publisher, The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Permission to reproduce the graphic images in this archive has been granted by the owners of the originals for this publication only.These notes were drafted between August 1, 1871, when Whitman received an invitation to deliver a poem at the opening of the American Institute's fortieth National Industrial Exhibition in New York City, and September 7, 1871, when he delivered the poem.Walt WhitmanAfter All, Not to Create Only (1871). Manuscript Drafts and Notes.1871The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC Transcribed from our own digital image of original manuscript.2014-09-15Nicole Grayadded verso image2006-08-02Nick KrauterAdded third digit to leaf numbers2006-02-09Lisa RenfroCorrected date and editorial notes2004-09-08Brett BarneyAdded relations and dating information Ken supplied2004-08-27Brett BarneyRemoved p tags from authorial notes2003-10-02Brett BarneyConversion to camel-case2003-06-09Brett BarneyBlessed2003-04-03Kenneth M. PriceEdited2003-03-25Andrew JewellChecked; revised2002-11-25Zane ZimbelmanTranscribed; encodedThe Mother of allThe sense of the mother of all— —of a grandNationality of nationality, one but composite & multiform members, on common groundsThe mar fusion &solution of all the ☞modern forces, intensities, ardent physical & intel-☞lectual activities, in a sane agricultural Nature, and in ?employments & trades—


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