Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949.


Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949.

The Whitman collection consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Walt Whitman. There is personal and business correspondence from Whitman to family, friends, editors, and publishers, including Richard Maurice Bucke, John Burroughs, Julius Chambers, Moncure Conway, Nathan Hale, James R. Osgood and Company, George Routledge & Sons, William Sloane Kennedy, William Michael Rossetti, John Swinton, and Louisa Whitman. There are letters to Whitman from Civil War soldiers and from a number of writers, including Samuel Clemens, John Camden Hotten, William Douglas O'Connor, Allen Thorndike Rice, and Algernon Swinburne. There is also a small group of third-party correspondence to Whitman scholar George Rice Carpenter. Whitman's writings are well represented in the Rabinowitz and Van Sinderen gifts. The Writings subseries in the Van Sinderen gift includes subdivisions for autobiographical writings, diaries, lectures and speeches, notes and notebooks, outlines and proposals, poetry and the writing of others. The writings are present chiefly in galley proofs, many corrected and signed, and holograph manuscripts. Photographs and artistic representations of Whitman include work by well-known nineteenth century photographers, studios, and artists. There are photographs by Thomas Eakins, William Kurtz, Major & Knapp Engraving, and Brady National Photographic Art Gallery. Works of art include a bust of Whitman by Samuel Murray, a woodcut by Bertrand Zadig, and engravings by Samuel Hollyer, William James Linton, and Stephen Alonzo Schoff. Also of note are papers relating to George Whitman and New York Civil War regiments.

11.65 linear ft. (17 boxes) + 1 broadside folder + 1 framed painting + 5 objects.

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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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James R. Osgood and Company

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Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916

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Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897

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English poet and wood engraver. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brantwood, to Mr. [Robert] Chester, 1864 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590411 From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : [London], to J. Hogarth, printseller, Haymarket, 1854 June to Sept. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871329 English-American wood engraver and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to A. Johnston, 184...

Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873

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Publisher and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 74 & 75 Picadilly, W., London, to Rev. W. Kett, 1868 Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125499 Epithet: publisher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x00039f English publisher and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1870 June 23. (Un...

Carpenter, George Rice, 1863-1909

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Professor of English and Rhetoric, Columbia University, 1893-1909. From the description of George Rice Carpenter letters, 1886-1908, 1893-1908 (bulk). (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459552 ...

Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907

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Clergyman, editor, and abolitionist. From the description of Moncure Daniel Conway correspondence, 1889-1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453541 American author and clergyman. From the description of Moncure Daniel Conway papers, 1847-1907. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 489376233 American author, publisher, clergyman. From the description of Papers of Moncure D. Conway [manuscript], 1859-1906. (Univer...

Swinton, John, 1829-1901

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John Swinton (1829-1901) was a journalist, social reformer, and crusader in the field of labor relations. He was born in Scotland and moved with his parents first to Canada and later to New York, N.Y. He was a journeyman printer, manager of the Lawrence, Kan., Republican, 1856-1857, and studied law and medicine before the Civil War. From 1860 to 1870 he was chief of the editorial staff of the New York Times, having been employed by Henry J. Raymond. He was later connected with the Sun, John Swin...

Hale, Nathan, 1784-1863

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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

George Routledge and Sons.

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Hollyer, Samuel, 1826-1919

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Whitman family.

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Rice, Allen Thorndike, 1851-1889

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Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909

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British poet. From the description of The descent into hell [manuscript poem], 1873 Jan. 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41416044 From the description of Autograph quotation, [ca. 1890?]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315968127 Swinburne (1837-1909) was an English lyric poet, dramatist, and critic of the Victorian era. He was famous for the innovative versification of his poetry and infamous for his violent attacks on Victorian morality. ...

Zadig, Bertrand

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Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920

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Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904

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Murray, Samuel E., 1906-1989

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Samuel Murray, 1966 Samuel Murray was born on December 25, 1906, in Sedalia, Missouri, and spent most of his childhood there until his family moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1916. He attended Columbia University where he studied engineering for four years of a six year program but did not finish as he became interested in other pursuits. After college, Murray went to sea, serving as a yeoman engineer on both passenger and freight ships for various shipping compa...

Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902

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Bucke was a Canadian psychiatrist and psychologist, Walt Whitman's literary executor, and superintendent of the London Ontario Asylum for the Insane. Love was an American and the Director of Physical Training for Women at Indiana State Normal School. From the description of Letters to Edith Maclure Love, 1889-1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78326340 From the guide to the Letters to Edith Maclure Love, 1889-1902., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Ha...

Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919

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English author - Brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [18]85 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657827 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [190]7 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657844 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [18]96 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657832 From the description of Autograph posta...

Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.

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Whitman, George Washington, 1829-1901

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Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929

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Friend and biographer of Walt Whitman. From the description of Letters, 1926, West Yarmouth, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184906845 Author. From the description of The fight of a book for the world : typescript draft, [1926?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81993554 ...

Kurtz, William, 1833-1904

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United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 51st (1861-1865)

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Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor, 1795-1873

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Walt Whitman's mother. From the description of Autograph letters signed (11) : to Miss Helen Price, daughter of Mrs. Abby H. Price, from Camden, N.J., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588665 ...

Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

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Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

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American naturalist and writer. From the description of Poem 1917. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49995946 One of America's great naturalist authors. From the description of Memorabilia, 1905-1931. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27057683 American teacher, naturalist, poet, and essayist of national prominence. Friend of Walt Whitman; influenced by Thoreau, Carlyle, and Emerson. Employed accurate observations of nature, scientific re...

O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889

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Government official. Author of Harrington, an abolitionist novel. Reporter for the Boston Commonwealth and for the Saturday Evening Post. Friend of Walt Whitamn. Apologist for Edgar Allan Poe. From the description of Edgar A. Poe Manuscript Notes : scrapbook of clippings, 1875-1905. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122648053 William Douglas O'Connor was an American novelist, essayist, editor, and journalist. From the description of William Douglas O'Connor...