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Guide to the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, 1841-1992, bulk 1845-1849, 1854-1857, and 1864-1892

Abstract

Collection includes correspondence separated into two subseries: "Letters To or About Walt Whitman," and "Letters From or By Walt Whitman." Most of Whitman's letters in the collection were written between 1880 and 1891. Letters include those written to and from friends, family members, editors, publishers, and soldiers Whitman met in and around Washington, D. C. during the Civil War. The Clippings Series includes both large groups of clippings collected and annotated by Whitman, and clippings Whitman took from complete or nearly complete articles. Also included are manuscripts and printed materials about or relating to Whitman, most of which date between the late nineteenth century and the end of World War II. There are portraits, etchings, engravings, and sketches both of Whitman and of other subjects. A Writings Series contains manuscript and printed versions of poetry and prose dating from Whitman's career in journalism up through the mid-1940s. It is divided into seven subseries: Manuscript Poems (1855-1882 and n.d.); Manuscript Prose (1852-1891 and n.d.); Proofs (1874-1891 and n.d.); Poems Set to Music (1901-1933); Books and Periodicals Containing Contributions by Whitman (1841-1924); Editions of Whitman's Writings (1855-1944); and Bibliographies and Catalogs (1922-1943).

Descriptive Summary

Title
Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, 1841-1992, bulk 1845-1849, 1854-1857, and 1864-1892
Creator
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Extent
40 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Trent Collection of Whitmaniana incorporates material spanning the dates 1841-1947, with the bulk of the material dating from 1845-1849, 1854-1857, and 1864-1892. The virtual reorganization of the collection, based upon that devised by Ellen F. Frey in A Bibliography of Walt Whitman (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1945), divides it into six series: Correspondence, Writings, Clippings, Material About or Relating to Whitman, Portraits, and Miscellany.

Correspondence is separated into two subseries: "Letters To or About Walt Whitman," and "Letters From or By Walt Whitman." Most of Whitman's letters in the collection were written between 1880 and 1891. The Clippings Series lists both large groups of clippings collected and annotated by Whitman, and clippings Whitman took from complete or nearly complete articles. Whenever possible, these have been dated according to the periodical in which the articles originally appeared. Material About or Relating to Whitman is comprised of four subseries that catalog manuscript versions of Richard Maurice Bucke's biography of Whitman, other manuscript material written mostly by Whitman's friends, and books, pamphlets, and periodicals about Whitman's life and work, most of which date between the late nineteenth century and the end of World War II. The Portraits Series includes formal photographic and painted portraits, etchings, engravings, and sketches, both of Whitman and of other subjects, including George Sand, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Whitman's brother George. The Miscellany consists of ephemera related to Whitman's life and career as a poet. Two scrapbooks, a leaflet of receipts, book wrappers for the first edition of Leaves of Grass, and documents relating to the Whitman fund are listed among this series' eclectic contents.

By far the largest series in the collection, the Writings Series contains manuscript and printed versions of poetry and prose dating from Whitman's career in journalism up through the mid-1940s. It is divided into seven subseries: Manuscript Poems (1855-1882 and undated); Manuscript Prose (1852-1891 and undated); Proofs (1874-1891 and undated); Poems Set to Music (1901-1933); Books and Periodicals Containing Contributions by Whitman (1841-1924); Editions of Whitman's Writings (1855-1944); and Bibliographies and Catalogs (1922-1943). The first subseries, "Manuscript Poems," is further subdivided into categories intended to define three separate levels of poetic composition: manuscript versions of poems that appear in at least one edition of Leaves of Grass, manuscript versions of poems not published in Leaves of Grass, and verse fragments and outlines. The researcher is advised to consult the NYU Collected Writings of Walt Whitman, particularly Harold W. Blodgett and Sculley Bradley, eds., Leaves of Grass: A Comprehensive Reader's Edition (New York: NYUP, 1965), pp. 585-706, for publication of previously uncollected material. Although older, Oscar Lovell Triggs, ed., Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, vol. 3 of 10 (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902) and Clarence Gohdes and Rollo G. Silver, eds., Faint Clews and Indirections: Manuscripts of Walt Whitman and His Family (Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1949) are also helpful, the former particularly when used alongside Frey's Bibliography.

The Manuscript Prose Subseries in the Writings Series is further divided into seven categories. The first three are comprised of manuscript versions of stories, prefaces, and essays and lectures, respectively. Four less distinct subheadings follow. "Notes on Literature" represents an almost exact transliteration of Frey's category of the same name, however it should be noted that this category does not, at the time of writing, list all of Trent's holdings in Whitman's literary-critical manuscripts. Some literary criticism is contained in "Autobiographical Manuscripts" and "Whitman on His Own Writings," along with more purely impressionistic self-reflection. "Miscellany" should also be consulted, as it brings together in an unsystematic way Whitman's notes on travel, reading, and education as well as a scattering of notes on poetry and different forms of literary production.

The last five subseries of the Writings Series bring together various published versions of Whitman's writing. Annotated proofs of his poetry and prose are identified in the finding aid, and cross-references are included between the Proofs Subseries and the Books and Periodicals Containing Contributions by Whitman Subseries in instances where the Trent Collection lists both a proof and a published version of a poem or article among its headings. The Books and Periodicals Containing Contributions by Whitman Subseries and the Bibliographies and Catalogs Subseries are nearly comprehensive surveys of pre-World War II editions of Whitman's writing and of Whitman bibliographies. The Poems Set to Music Subseries catalogs a number of Whitman's poems that were given musical settings, mostly in the first two decades of the twentieth century. See Bella C. Landauer, Leaves of Music by Walt Whitman, call number Trent I-9, for full bibliographic information on these pieces.

Many published works by and about Walt Whitman and housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library have been cataloged individually. These can be found by searching the Duke online catalog.

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Contents of the Collection

Letters to and from friends, family members, editors, publishers, and soldiers Whitman met during his time as a nurse in military hospitals in and around Washington, D. C. primarily during the Civil War. However, correspondence is dated both during and after the war.

Includes letters from friends, family members, and soldiers. Many of the letters have been bound into various scrapbooks and collections of other Whitman papers, and it is advisable to consult the reference archivist with regard to the physical provenance of the material before requesting correspondence in bulk. Listed alphabetically by author.

Arens, Egmont: To Horace Traubel, 1915 April 2
Box II-7C
Bucke, Richard Maurice: To Reuben Farwell (Typescript), 1898 Oct. 14
Box III [display]
Bucke, Richard Maurice: To W. D. O'Connor, 1880 July 1
Box III-5A
Bucke, Richard Maurice: To Walt Whitman, 1888 Aug. 17
Box III-5A
Bucke, Richard Maurice: To Walt Whitman, 1889 Jan. 18
Box III-5A
Bucke, Richard Maurice: To Editor of Scribner's Monthly, undated
Box III-5B
Burroughs, Julian: To Bayard Wyman, undated
Box II-9D
Caffin, Charles H.: To Horace Traubel, 1915 May 19
Box II-7C
Caffin, Charles H.: To Horace Traubel, 1916 May 29
Box II-7C
Chainey, George: To W. D. O'Connor, 1882 July 11
Box III-5B
Chainey, George: To W. D. O'Connor, 1882 July 30
Box III-5B
Davenport, William E.: To Dr. William Roscoe Thayer, 1921 Nov. 26
Box III-5B
Davenport, William E.: To Dr. William Roscoe Thayer, 1922 Jan. 8
Box III-5B
Davenport, William E.: To Dr. William Roscoe Thayer, 1922 Apr. 10
Box III-5B
Doyle, Peter: To Walt Whitman 1868 Sept. 21
Box III-5B
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 Apr. 30
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 May 5
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 May 10
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 June 8
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 Oct. 2
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 Nov. 7
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1864 Nov. 21
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, [1865?] June 16
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1875 Feb. 11
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1875 Mar. 5
Box III-5 [III display]
Farwell, Reuben: To Walt Whitman, 1875 Aug. 16
Box III-5 [III display]
Fournier, Paul: To Horace Traubel, 1908 April 6
Box II-7C
Hay, John: To "Charlie," 1861 Aug. 2
Common Room
Heyde, Charles L.: To Louisa Whitman, 1868 Nov. 24
Box III-5B
Heyde, Charles L.: To Louisa Whitman, 1868 Dec.
Box III-5B
Heyde, Charles L.: To Louisa Whitman, 1852-1873
Box III-5A
Heyde, Charles L.: To Walt Whitman, 1860-1892
Box III-5A
Heyde, Hannah Whitman: To Louisa Whitman, undated
Box III-5B
Heyde, Hannah Whitman: To Louisa Whitman, undated
Box III-5A
Heyde, Hannah Whitman: To Walt Whitman, undated
Box III-5A
Holmes, Oliver Wendell: To unidentified recipient, 1890 Feb. 18
Box III-5B: [II display]
Hugo, Victor: To Arthur Monnanteuil, 1868 July 7
Box III-5B
Partridge, William Ordway: To Horace Traubel, 1897 January 17
Box II-7C
Partridge, William Ordway: To Horace Traubel, 1897 January 21
Box II-7C
Partridge, William Ordway: To Horace Traubel, 1897 December 28
Box II-7C
Price, Abby H.: To Louisa Whitman, undated
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, 1872 Oct. 13
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, 1872 Nov. 24
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Jan. 1
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Jan. 31
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Feb. 9
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, [1873?], Saturday
Box III-5B
Price, Helen E.: To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Mar. 27
Box III-5B
Stansberry, William: To Walt Whitman, 1873 Dec. 9
Box II-9C
Stansberry, William: To Walt Whitman, 1874 May 12
Box II-9C
Stansberry, William: To Walt Whitman, 1874 June 28
Box II-9C
Stansberry, William: To Walt Whitman, 1875 July 21
Box II-9C
Stansberry, William: To Walt Whitman from Stansberry's wife, 1874 July 15
Box II-9C
Van Nostrand, Mary Whitman: To Louisa Whitman, [1875?] Feb. 16
Box III-5B
Van Nostrand, Mary Whitman: To Walt Whitman, 1875 Feb. 16
Box III-5B
Walkowitz, Abraham: To Horace Traubel, 1917 April 1
Box II-7C
Whitman, George: To Louisa Whitman, 1861-1865
Box III-5C
Whitman, George: To Walt Whitman, 1861-1865
Box III-5C
Whitman, George: To Thomas Jefferson Whitman, undated
Box III-5C
Whitman, Louisa: To Walt Whitman, 1860-1868
Box III-5E
Whitman, Louisa: To Walt Whitman, 1868-1873
Box III-5F
Whitman, Louisa: Typescript transcription of letters
Box III-5D
Whitman, Thomas Jefferson: To Walt Whitman, undated
Box III-5C
Williams, F. H.: To Horace Traubel, 1897 December 26
Box II-7C
Young, Art: To Horace Traubel, 1917 January 4
Box II-7C

Contains letters by friends and family members, editors, publishers, and soldiers. As with the Correspondence to or about Whitman Subseries, many letters in this subseries are bound with other material and the reference archivist should be contacted before correspondence is requested in bulk. Most of Whitman's letters in the Trent Collection date from 1880 to 1891. See also transcribed correspondence from or by Whitman in the Bliss Perry Whitman Collection in the Miscellany Series. Listed alphabetically by recipient.

Bucke, Richard Maurice: 1892 Jan. 27
Box II-9A
Burroughs, John: 1868 Oct. 22 [?]
Box II-9C
Burroughs, John: 1878 July 5
Box III-1
Burroughs, John: 1885 June 23
Box II-9A
Burroughs, John and Ursula: 1875 Mar. 2
Box II-9D
Carpenter, Edward: 1877 Oct. 5
Box II-9D
Carpenter, Edward: 1877 Nov. 27
Box II-9A
Carpenter, Edward: 1885 Aug. 5
Box II-9D
Contemporary Club, Executive Committee: 1888 Feb. 15
Box II-9A
Cox, George: 1887 June 14
Box II-9A
Dowden, Edward: 1876 Mar. 4
Box II-9D
Doyle, Peter: 1877 July 2
Box II-9A
Doyle, Peter: 1880 July 24
Box II-9A
Doyle, Peter: Dec. 20
Box II-9A
Edmunds, J. M., Postmaster: Nov. 17
Box II-9B
Eldridge, Charley: 1873 June 23
Box II-9A
Eldridge, Charley: 1873 July 7
Box II-9A
Eldridge, Charley: 1884 May 7
Box II-9A
Harper's Magazine: To Editor, 1873 Nov. 2
Box II-9A
Harper's Magazine: To Foreman in the Composing Room, 1873 Dec. 15
Box II-9A
Johnson, R. U.: 1884 Aug. 4
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1881 Dec. 21
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1886 Aug. 5
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 Feb. 21
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 Mar. 1
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 June 13
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 July 13
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 Sept. 14
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 Oct. 4
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1887 Nov. 17
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1888 January 10
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1888 Mar. 26
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1888 May 7
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1888 Sept. 1
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1888 Oct. 19
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1889 Jan. 5
Box I-8C
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1889 Feb. 14
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1889 Oct. 13
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1889 Oct. 17
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 Jan. 27
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 Feb. 10
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 Apr. 11
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 Apr. 11
Box II-9A
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 June 18
Box II-9D
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 Aug. 4
Box II-9D
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1890 Dec. 29
Box II-9D
Kennedy, William Sloane: 1881-1889
Box I-8C
"McGuire": 1872 May 2
Box II-9D
Nicholson, Tommy: 1880 Dec. 17
Box II-9C
Nicholson, Tommy: 1881 Mar. 17
Box II-9C
Nicholson, Tommy: 1883 Sept. 5
Box II-9C
O'Connor, William D.: 1868 Oct. 4
Box II-9C
Rolleston, T. W. H.: 1880 Dec. 2
Box I-4
Rosetti, William: 1886 May 30
Box III-8A
Russell, Dr. LeBaron [?]: 1864 Feb.
Box II-9C
Ryder, Jr., Anson: 1866 Dec. 14
Box II-9C
Stansberry, William: 1874 May 20
Box II-9C
Stilwell, Julia Elizabeth: 1863 Oct. 21
Box II-9C
Stoddart, J. M.: 1890 Apr. 24
Box II-9D
Swinton, John: 1865 Feb. 3
Box II-9C
Tilton, J. W.: 1889 Jan. 6
Box II-9D
Tottie, Oscar: July 26
Box II-9C
Trowbridge, J. T. [?]: 1870 [?] Sept. 24
Box II-9D
Trubner and Company: 1873 Dec. 21
Box II-9C
Trubner and Company: 1878 Oct. 1 [?]
Box II-9D
Van Wyck, Samuel: 1879 May 28
Box II-9D
Waters, George: 1878 Nov. 10
Box II-9D
Whitman, George: 1861 July 12
Box II-9C
Whitman, Louisa: 1866 June 26
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1866 June 29
Box II-9D
Whitman, Louisa: 1867 Mar. 19
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1867 Mar. 26
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1867 Apr. 16
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1867 Apr. 30
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1868 June 6
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1868 July 10
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1868 Aug. 24
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1868 Aug. 30
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1868 Nov. 24
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1872 Aug. 22
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1872 Aug. 27
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1872 Oct. 15
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1872 [?] Nov. 14
Box II-9B
Whitman, Louisa: 1873 Jan. 17
Box II-9B
Whitman, Thomas Jefferson: 1867 Apr. 29
Box II-9C
Wilkins, Edward: 1889 Dec. 31
Box II-9B
Wilkins, Edward: 1890 Mar. 20
Box II-9B
Wilkins, Edward: 1890 Apr. 29
Box II-9B
Wilkins, Edward: 1890 Dec. 24
Box II-9B
Wilkins, Edward: 1891 Sept. 30
Box II-9B
Letters to Unidentified Recipients: 1889 Oct. 7
Box II-9D
Letters to Unidentified Recipients: 1891 May 8
Box II-9D

Consists of manuscript drafts and revisions of Whitman's poetry and prose as well as proofs and published versions of his work from his early career in journalism up through the end of his life. The categorization of the manuscript material is necessarily inexact, and it is recommended that the researcher consult Ellen F. Frey's A Bibliography of Walt Whitman, Being a Catalog of the Trent Collection of Duke University, for detailed descriptions of the manuscript fragments. A copy of Frey's Bibliography is available from the reference staff upon request. The Writings Series also contains published versions of certain of Whitman's poems that were set to music by several different composers. For a comprehensive guide to these works, see Frey or see Bella C. Landauer, Leaves of Music by Walt Whitman, call number Trent I-9.

Manuscript drafts and revisions of poems appearing in successive editions of Leaves of Grass and poems not published during Whitman's lifetime or not intended for Leaves of Grass.

Manuscript fragments are labeled "draft portions" if they constitute early drafts or revisions of a poem appearing in any of the editions of Leaves of Grass published during Whitman's lifetime. Fragments are labeled "draft outlines" if Frey suggests that they represent "ideas" treated in Leaves of Grass. Listed alphabetically by title.

By Blue Ontario's Shore (Autograph MS, draft of 1856 version, portion)
Volume MS q 14
Carols Closing Sixty-Nine (Autograph MS, title suggestions for Sands at Seventy)
Volume MS q 20
Faces (Autograph MS, draft portions)
Volume MS q 9
Great are the myths... (Autograph MS)
Volume MS q 10
You lusty and graceflu youth! (draft portions)
Volume MS q 11
In Paths Untrodden (Autograph MS, draft portions)
Volume MS q 195
Leaves of Grass (Table of Contents, 1881-1882 edition, with instructions to the printer)
Volume MS 19
I. Inscriptions
Box I-1
II. Song of Myself (Pages 1-23)
Box I-1
II. Song of Myself (Pages 24-48)
Box I-1
Box I-1
III. Children of Adam
Box I-1
IV. Song of the Exposition
Box I-1
V. Song of the Redwood
Box I-1
VI. A Song for Occupations
Box I-1
VII. Birds of Passage
Box I-1
VIII. Broadway Pageant
Box I-1
IX. By Blue Ontario's Shore
Box I-1
X. Autumn Rivulets (Pages 1-26)
Box I-1
X. Autumn Rivulets (Pages 27-53)
Box I-1
XI. To Think of Time
Box I-1
XII. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Box I-1
XIII. From Noon to Starry Night
Box I-1
THE Poem (?One grand, eclipsing poem Poem of Materials) (Autograph MS, draft portions of "Starting from Paumanok" and "Mediums")
Volume MS 12mo 15
Outlines for a Tomb (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Box II-5A 17
Pictures (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Box II-5A 21
Theme for piece poem An opera (Autograph MS, draft portions of Proud Music of the Storm and The Mystic Trumpeter )
Volume MS q 22
Proud Music of the Storm (Autograph MS, draft outline and corrections)
Volume MS q 23
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions), including Unnamed Lands
Volume MS q 1
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) To be at all - ...
Volume MS 2
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft outlines) It is no miracle now...
Volume MS 3
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) Light and air!
Volume MS q 4
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) Bibles, traditions, and formulas...
Volume MS q 6
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) My Spirit sped back...
Volume MS q 7
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft outlines) There is no word in any tongue
Box II-7C 201
Song of the Broad-Axe (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Box II-5A 12
Song of the Redwood Tree (Autograph MS, draft portions)
Volume MS 18
A Song for Occupations (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Volume MS q 8
A Song of Joys (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Volume MS q 194
A Song of the Rolling Earth (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Volume MS q 193
Proem These are the sights that I have absorbed in Manhattan Island (Draft outline, draft portions, possibly for use in "Starting from Paumanok")
Volume MS q 16
This Compost (Autograph MS, draft portions)
Volume MS 13
I know as well as you that Bibles are divine revelations (Autograph MS, draft portions of Who Learns My Lesson Complete? )
Volume MS q 5

Listed alphabetically by headings.

All Hands Round
Volume MS q 24
I am not content now...
Box II-7C 200
I am that halfgrown angry boy...
Volume MS q 25
Poem of Existence
Box II-5A 26
Remembrances I plant American ground with
Volume MS 12mo 27
Scantlings
Volume MS q 202
Thought
Volume MS q 28

Listed alphabetically by headings.

Autograph MSS [Fragments and Ideas for Poems] (Frey's heading)
Volume MS f 29
Autograph MSS [Notes for Poems] (Frey's heading)
Volume MS f 30
Autograph MSS [Outlines for Poems] (Frey's heading)
Volume MS f 31
Autograph MSS [Preliminary Studies for Poems] (Frey's heading)
Volume MS q 32
Autograph MSS [Suggestions for Poems] (Frey's heading)
Volume MS f 33

Includes manuscript drafts and revisions of stories, prefaces, essays, lectures, Whitman's commentary on his own literary work and on that by other authors, autobiographical material, and a section of miscellany that consists of notes made on various subjects, the most prominent among them being travel and intellectual history. The fragments in each group are listed alphabetically by headings.

Listed alphabetically by headings or titles.

Distinctness every syllable (Autograph MS, draft portion)
Volume MS q 191
Of a summer evening a boy fell asleep (Autograph MS, complete draft)
Volume MS 56
This singular young man was unnoted for any strong qualities (Autograph MS, complete draft)
Volume MS f 38

Listed alphabetically by headings.

Camden - Phila April 8, '84 (Autograph MS, draft of preface to unpublished edition of Whitman's works)
Volume MS f 47
Eidolons Preface Two Rivulets (Autograph MS, draft of preface to Two Rivulets, 1876)
Volume MS q 62
For Dem Vistas (Autograph MS, draft of preface to Democratic Vistas )
Volume MS 12mo 58
The name of this tells much of the story... (Autograph MS, draft of preface [?])
Volume MS q 63
(Of the great poet) (Finally) For preface (Autograph MS, draft of introduction to [?])
Volume MS q 69
Struggling steadily to the front... (Autograph MS, draft of prefatory notes to Song of the Exposition, appearing in Two Rivulets )
Volume MS 50

Listed alphabetically by headings.

America needs her own poems,... (Autograph MS, possibly a draft of a lecture commenting on 1855 preface to Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS 12mo 61
Canada lecture (Autograph MS, partly published in Diary in Canada, p. 72)
Volume MS 12mo 60
for Ottawa lecture (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Volume MS 57
Founding a new American Religion (? No Religion) (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Volume MS 64
It is no doubt impossible to say anything not already said... (Autograph MS, draft of a lecture on public education)
Box II-5B 42
It is said, perhaps rather quizzically by one of my friends... (Autograph MS, draft outline of a lecture on Canada)
Volume MS 65
Italian Singers in America (Autograph MS, draft paragraph on the contralto Alboni)
Volume MS 66
Materialism (Autograph MS, draft of lecture/essay on evolution)
Volume MS q 44
The mob, the trial of Warren Hastings, the death-bed of Robert Burns (Autograph MS, draft portion of an essay on Elias Hicks)
Volume MS q 36
The Old World (Europe and Asia) is the region of the poetry of the past (Autograph MS, draft portion of the last paragraph of Shakespeare for America )
Volume MS f 37
Our own account of this poem, 'the German Iliad' (Autograph MS, draft of an essay of the Niebelungenlied and a translation of part of the poem)
Box II-5A 41
? outset of lecture (Autograph MS, draft outline on preparation for study)
Volume MS q 45
Rel. (Autograph MS, draft outline for a lecture on religion)
Box II-5A 39
Sculpture (Autograph MS, lecture/essay on the Greeks)
Volume MS 48
Slavery - the Slaveholders - The Constitution... (Autograph MS, draft portions of antislavery speeches)
Box II-5A 40
Spring of '59 - read Dante's 'Inferno' (Autograph MS, draft of essay on Dante)
Volume MS 54
Wants (Autograph MS, draft portions of an essay on labor advertisements)
Volume MS f 43
A Word About Tennyson (Autograph MS, printer's copy for Whitman's Tennyson essay in the Critic, Jan. 1, 1887)
Volume MS q 49

Listed alphabetically by headings or first lines.

[Miscellaneous Notes, Chiefly Literary] (in Frey) (Autograph MSS)
Box II-5B 101
[Notes on Literature] (in Frey) (Autograph MSS)
Box II-5B 102
1855 - I have looked over Gerald Massey's Poems... (Autograph MS, notes on Massey)
Volume MS q 73
But Though so loving, so singing, so dwelling on the past (Autograph MS, fragmentary remarks on a poet, probably Tennyson [in Frey])
Volume MS q 99
Diderot (Dennis Diderot) (Autograph MS, outline of Diderot's career)
Volume MS 12mo 92
Dr. Priestly (or Priestley) (Autograph MS, notes on Priestley)
Volume MS q 74
Dryden 1631 to 1701 (Autograph MS, impressions of Dryden)
Volume MS q 72
Edmund Spenser (Autograph MS, outline of Spencer's career)
Volume MS 91
Even now Jasmund, the people's poet,... (Autograph MS, notes on Jasmin, Pythagoras, Ossian, Zoroaster, and Greek history and literature)
Volume MS q 86
Frances Wright (Autograph MS, notes on Wright's life)
Volume MS q 76
Frederick Schlegel 1772 - 1829 (Autograph MS, note on the life and philosophy of Schlegel)
Volume MS 93
Goethe - from about 1750 to 1832 (Autograph MS, notes on Goethe)
Volume MS q 80
Goethe's Complete Works, last complete edition of his own revision (Autograph MS, notes on Goethe)
Volume MS q 81
He is a precursor, in some sort of great differences (Autograph MS, notes on Swedenborg)
Volume MS q 85
His earliest printed plays 1597 Romeo and Juliet (Autograph MS, notes on the life and work of Shakespeare)
Volume MS 90
The Iliad, The Bible (? & The Eschylean tragedies) (Autograph MS, notes on the Iliad and the Bible)
Volume MS 94
J. J. Rousseau (Autograph MS, biographical sketch of Rousseau)
Volume MS 79
(Jean Paul) Friedrich Richter (Autograph MS, notes on the life and style of Richter)
Volume MS q 82
Lafontaine, born about 1621 lived 73 years - (1694) (Autograph MS, notes on Lafontaine's career)
Volume MS 78
Louis 14th born 1638 - died 1715 Corneille (Autograph MS, notes on the drama of Louis XIV's age)
Volume MS q 77
Memory - ... (Autograph MS, notes on the life of Plutarch preceded by a quotation from Locke)
Volume MS q 84
The Nibelungen (Autograph MS, notes on the Nibelungenlied, mounted on inside front board of Voices from the Press )
Box III-3 #5 c. 1
Oliver Goldsmith (Autograph MS, biographical sketch of Goldsmith)
Volume MS 12mo 89
Shakespeare and Walter Scott (Autograph MS, notes on writing)
Volume MS 117
Schiller - born 1759 - died 1806 (Autograph MS, notes on Schiller and other German poets)
Volume MS q 83
Shelley, born 1792 - died 1822 Keats died 1821 (Autograph MS, notes on Shelley)
Volume MS q 75
The Social Contract, Or, Principles of Right (Autograph MS, copy of extracts from a translation of Rousseau)
Volume MS q 100
The Song of Hiawatha by H. W. Longfellow (Autograph MS, impressions of Hiawatha )
Volume MS 71
Torquato Tasso (Autograph MS, biographical sketch of Tasso)
Volume MS 12mo 95

Listed alphabetically by headings.

24 Feb. 1891 In Notes if convenient (Autograph MS, paragraph on his health and publishing, request from Mrs. J. S. Harris for his autograph)
Volume MS q 132
(Elan E. Kelsey)... (Autograph MS, notes on Eugene Kelsey, a soldier whom Whitman visited, and on Kelsey's family)
Volume MS q 130
How I get around at 60 and take notes (No. 1) (Autograph MS, copy for the first of six articles sent by Whitman to the Critic 1881-1882, published 1881 Jan. 29)
Volume MS 123
In the Revolution,... (Autograph MS, notes on Whitman's grandfather Kell Van Velsor and his Grandmother Whitman during the Revolutionary War)
Volume MS 113
Isaac Joseph Stephen Jesse (my grandfather)... (Autograph MSS, notes on various relatives, especially his grandmother Hannah Brush and great aunt Mrs. Sarah Mead)
Volume MS 120
June 2, '74 (Autograph MS, notes on Dr. Matthew Grier's opinion of Whitman's health)
Volume MS 122
July 31st 1852 - Mr. Scofield owes W.W. ... (Autograph MS, memoranda written by Whitman when employed as a contractor)
Box II-7C 197
Mother's family lived... (Autograph MS, notes on Whitman's mother's family, 1850)
Volume MS f 128
My house and lot 328 Mickle street Camden New Jersey (Autograph MS, draft portion of Whitman's will)
Volume MS f 133
Nov. 23rd. 62 Portland av. Jesse Whitman... (Autograph MS, notes on uncles and his father as contractor)
Volume MS 12mo 104
Nov. 26 1880 R Worthington... (Autograph MS, notes on pirated edition of Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS f 131
Progenitors (Autograph MS)
Volume MS 12mo 104a
Specimen Days (Autograph MS, notes on his parents)
Volume MS 121
Walter Whitman married... (Autograph MS, notes toward a family genealogy and portion of a diary of Whitman's trip from New Orleans)

Cf. Richard Maurice Bucke's Biography of Whitman Subseries.

Volume MS f 129

Listed alphabetically by headings.

[Three Autograph MSS] (Notes on nature, a comment on Specimen Days )
Volume MS 12mo 116
'81 'Leaves of Grass' finished (Autograph MS, diary writing on preparation of the 1881-1882 edition for publication)
Volume MS q 110
All others have adhered to the principle... (Autograph MS, notes on democracy, poetry)
Volume MS q 109
And so I have put those completed poems... (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Volume MS 108
Current Criticism (Autograph MS, notes on Burroughs's Notes on Walt Whitman )
Volume MS 12mo 127
Feb. 25th '57 Dined with Hector Tyndale (Autograph MS, notes on criticisms of Leaves of Grass made by Whitman's friends)
Volume MS 124
For criticism L of Grass (Autograph MS, notes on Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS 12mo 105
For Dr. B's Criticism (Autograph MS, notes on Specimen Days )
Volume MS 12mo 106
Friday April 24, '57. True vista before (Autograph MS, notes on education)
Volume MS 125
Leading Characteristic to unite all sects,... (Autograph MS, notes on religious and social unity)
Box II-7C 198
Make the Works (Autograph MS, notes on writing)
Volume MS q 204
May 13 to 26 '81 Down in the Country (Autograph MS, diary entry on preparation of the1881-1882 edition of Leaves of Grass for publication)
Volume MS 12mo 107
My Poems, when complete, should be... (Autograph MS, notes on writing poetry)
Volume MS 126
No I do not choose to write a poem on a lady's sparrow, like Catullus (Autograph MS, notes on Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS q 134
No one of the Themes... (Autograph MS, draft portions of an essay on Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS 114
Of William Blake & Walt Whitman (Autograph MS, comparison of Blake and himself)
Box II-5B 135
On the other side is the 'barbaric yawp'... (Autograph MS, draft portion of essay on the differences between Whitman and other poets)
Volume MS q 206
Other poets have formed... (Autograph MS, notes on writing poetry)
Volume MS 115 [display]
Put in a passage in some poem... (Autograph MS, notes on translation of his poetry)
Volume MS q 199
Rules for Composition (Autograph MS, notes on writing)
Volume MS q 136
Sept '81 Copy... (Autograph MS, notes on the publication of the 1881-1882 edition of Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS q 137
Two suggestion points for letter (Autograph MS, two passages of self-criticism)
Volume MS q 205
3 Autograph MSS (Notes on nature, Specimen Days )
Volume MS 12mo 116

Listed alphabetically by headings.

The Black (The problem of the black) (Autograph MS)
Volume MS q 192
Book-learn'g is good... (Autograph MS, notes on education)
Volume MS 52
Caution (Autograph MS, notes on American literature)
Volume MS q 196
Egypt... (Autograph MS, notes on the "development of man" represented by the Egyptians, Hindus, Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews)
Volume MS 96
Egyptian religion... Greek... Hebrew (Autograph MS, notes on ancient Egyptian and Greek religion and Judaism)
Volume MS 97
The English Masses (Autograph MS, notes on English people)
Volume MS 98
His idea of God... (Autograph MS, notes on Emerson)
Volume MS q 34
I know well enough that man grows up,... (Autograph MS, notes on "the nature of man")
Volume MS f 53
In metaphysical points,... (Autograph MS, notes on Romantic poetry, education)
Volume MS 67
It is generally believed in Washington... (Autograph MS, draft portions of a letter on exchange of Civil War prisoners)
Volume MS 55
It were unworthy a live man to pray or complain (Autograph MS, notes on "whining")
Volume MS q 203
London - 1880 Then about drinking habits (Autograph MS, notes on Canada made during his trip there)
Volume MS 118
A main part of The greatness of a humanity (Autograph MS, notes on the "evolution of humanity")
Box III-6A
Of Insanity (Autograph MS, notes on insanity)
Volume MS q 87
[Notes on Africa and Asia] (Frey's title) (Autograph MSS, notes on Asia and Africa taken from conversations with travelers and from geography and history books)
Box II-5B 103
[On Poetry] (Frey's heading) (Autograph MS, notes on poetry)
Volume MS 68
Produce great persons... (Autograph MS)
Volume MS 51
The RR we go on (Sep 13 '79) from St Louis... (Autograph MS, notes on travels in the U.S. in 1848 and 1879)
Volume MS q 111
Specimen Days Oct 31 '84 Presidential Election (Autograph MS, notes for an expanded edition of Leaves of Grass )
Volume MS f 46
Sunday '79 - Took a slow walk... (Autograph MS, notes on New York City)
Volume MS q 112
Theological inferences... (Autograph MS, notes on the Bible and its importance in poetry)
Volume MS q 35
Visit to NY '78 July 3... (Autograph MS, notes on view of New York from the top of the Tribune building)
Volume MS 119
Wednesday 4th March... (Autograph MS, notes on the adjournment of Congress, 1863, Mar.)
Volume MS 12mo 59
The Whale (Autograph MS, notes on whales)
Volume MS q 88
What are inextricable from the British poets are... (Autograph MS, notes on British poets)
Volume MS q 70

Proofs of poems and articles published during Whitman's lifetime, some with autograph annotation by Whitman. The dates provided are taken both from the periodicals that carried corrected versions of the articles and poems in proof and also from autograph annotations to the proofs themselves. A mark of "P" next to a date indicates that the proof in question has been dated according to the periodical in which it appeared; a mark of "A," conversely, indicates that the proof has been dated by annotation. Where possible, the titles of the periodicals that published finalized versions of Whitman's articles and poems have been included. Listed alphabetically by title or periodical.

A Carol Closing Sixty Nine, undated
Box III-8C, Pr. 10
Colonel Ingersoll's Lecture, Liberty and Literature, 1890 Oct. 21 (A)

Includes a clipping from the New York World from 1890 26 Oct. which reports a conversation between Whitman and Ingersoll.

Box III-8B, Pr. 1
The Dead Carlyle, Boston Literary World, 1881 Feb. 12 (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 2
The Dead Tenor, The Critic, 1884 Nov. 4 (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 3
Death of a Fireman, The New Republic, 1874 Nov. 14 (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 4
Halcyon Days, undated

Proof copy with corrections, presumably by Whitman

Box III-8B, Pr. 5
Have We a National Literature?, North American Review, 1891 Mar. (P)
Box III-8C, Pr. 6
A Memorandum at a Venture, North American Review, 1882 June (A)
Box III-8B, Pr. 7
November Boughs, undated Page proofs, pp. 5-45, preceded by a 4-page review clipped from the Chicago Daily News, 9 Feb. 1889.
Box I-1
November Boughs, undated Page proofs, pp. 46-92
Box I-1
November Boughs, undated Page proofs, pp. 93-140
Box I-1
Of That Blithe Throat of Thine, Harper's, 1885 Jan. (P)

Cf. Books and Periodicals Containing Contributions by Whitman Subseries.

Box III-8B, Pr. 9
Old Age's Lambent Peaks, undated
Box III-8C, Pr. 10
Patroling Barnegat, 1880 June 3 (A)
Box III-8B, Pr. 11
Preface, undated

Preface to Three Tales, by W. D. O'Connor

Box III-8C, Pr. 12
Shakespeare for America, The Poet Lore, 1890 Sept. 15 (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 13
Summer Days in Canada , London Advertiser, 1890 June 22 (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 14A
Sunday with the Insane , London Advertiser, 1890 June 22 (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 14B
Thanks in Old Age, undated
Box III-8B, Pr. 15
To Get the Final Lilt of Songs, undated
Box III-8C, Pr. 10
To the Sun-Set Breeze, undated

Cf. Correspondence From or By Whitman Subseries. A second copy of this proof is included in a letter from Whitman to J. D. Stoddart.

Box III-8B, Pr. 16
A Twilight Song, The Century, 1890 May (P)
Box III-8B, Pr. 17
Walt Whitman: The True Reminiscence of his Writings, The West Jersey Press, 1876 May 24 (P)
Box III-8C, Pr. 18
Walt Whitman's Actual American Position, The West Jersey Press, 1876 Jan. 26 (P) (2 copies)
Box III-8C, Pr. 19
With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea!, Harper's, 1883 Nov. (A)
Box III-8B, Pr. 20
Your kind invitation to visit you and deliver a poem for the 33d Anniversary of founding Santa Fe..., undated
Box III-8B, Pr. 21

Published versions of certain of Whitman's poems that were set to music by different composers. Dates of copyright, rather than those of composition, are given below. Several of the titles in the Trent Collection are described in greater detail in Bella C. Landauer, Leaves of Music by Walt Whitman, call number Trent I-9A. Entries for those titles listed in Leaves of Music include Landauer's catalogue number. Listed alphabetically by composer.

Bacon, Ernst: Eight Songs from Whitman, Letter press by Grabhorn, San Francisco, 1930
Box I-9B
Bridge, Frank: The Last Invocation, Winthrop Rogers, Ltd., London, 1919 (Landauer 19)
Box I-9B
Campbell-Tipton, Louis: Op. 32, No. 1, Rhapsodie, G. Schirmer, New York, 1919 (Landauer 23)
Box I-9B
Campbell-Tipton, Louis: Two Songs to Words by Walt Whitman: I. 'Elegy,' II. 'At the Tomb, The Boston Music Company, Boston, 1918 (Landauer 27)
Box I-9B
Dalmas, Philip: As I watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing, and Other Chants of Freedom,, Novello and Company, London, 1901 (Landauer 39)
Box I-9B
Dalmas, Philip: As I watch'd..., including woodcuts by Wharton Esherick, London, 1901 (Landauer 40)
Box I-9B
Gaul, Harvey B.: I Hear America Singing, C. C. Birchard and Co., Boston 1925 (Landauer 58)
Box I-9A
Kernochan, Marshall: Out of the Rolling Ocean..., C. W. Thompson and Co., Boston, 1908 (Landauer 89)
Box I-9B
Kernochan, Marshall: Out of the Rolling Ocean..., Galaxy Music Corporation, New York, 1933
Box I-9B
Kernochan, Marshall: Two Songs: I. 'Song of Ylen,' [words by Richard Hovey], II. 'We Two Together,' [words by Whitman], G. Schirmer, New York, 1911
Box I-9B
Kernochan, Marshall: We Two Together, Galaxy Music Corporation, New York, 1933
Box I-9B
Phippen, Joshua: O Captain My Captain, Essex Institute, Salem [Mass.], 1909
Box I-9A
Powers, Ada Weigel: The Last Invocation, Edward Schuberth and Co., New York, 1927 (Landauer 105a)
Box I-9B
Scott, Cyril: My Captain, Elkin and Co., Ltd., London, 1904
Box I-9B
Spalding, Eva Ruth: Trois Melodies pour Chant et Piano, Editions Maurice Senart, Paris, 1923 (Landauer 120)
Box I-9B
Storey-Smith, Warren: The Last Invocation, Bruce Humphries, Inc., Boston, 1934
Box I-9B
Tomlins, W. L, editor: The Laurel Song-Book for Advanced Classes in Schools, Academies, Choral Societies, etc., C. C. Birchard and Company, Boston, 1901
Box I-9A
Williams, R. Vaughan: Three Poems by Walt Whitman, Oxford University Press, London, 1925
Box I-9B
Whithorne, Emerson: Invocation, Composers' Music Corp., New York, 1921 (Landauer 136)
Box I-9B

Periodicals and books containing poems, essays, and letters by Whitman. Includes the first and only issue of the abolitionist newspaper Brooklyn Freeman, which Whitman edited. The copy in the Trent Collection is the only one known to be extant. Divided into two sections, the first of which lists periodicals in the Trent Collection to which Whitman contributed, and the second of which lists books. Listed alphabetically by periodical or book title.

No. 30: Bardic Symbols, pp. 445-7, 1860 Apr.
Box W1
No. 558: An American Printer, pp. 460-70, 1904 Apr.
W615A
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, (in Hebrew) p. 163, 1949 June/July
Box W1
Vol. I, no. 1, edited by Walt Whitman. Only extant copy known. 1848 Sept. 9
Box III-6B
Vol. I, no. 9: Boz and Democracy, pp. 243-4, 1842 Feb. 26
Box III-11
Vol. XXXIX, no. 4: Old Age's Ship and Crafty Death, p. 553, 1890 Feb.
Box W1
Vol. XL, No. LI: The Angel of Tears, p. 282, 1842 Sept.
Box W1
One Wicked Impulse! p. 92, 1954 Jan.
Box W1
Vol. IV, no. 5: A Card of Harvest for 1867, pp. 605-9, 1867 Sept.
IX G146 A
Vol. XI: O Star of France!, p. 817, 1871 Jan.-July
Box III-11
Vol. LXX, no. 416: Of That Blithe Throat of Thine, p. 64, 1885 Jan.

Cf. Proofs Subseries .

Box W1
"Wood Odors," p. 43, 1960 Dec.
Box W1
Vol. I, No. 17: Ship of State (in Hebrew), 1944 Mar. 2
Box W1
English correspondence course, 1955 July
Box W1
No. 7: p. 120, 1960
Box W1
Vol. I, no. 13: Christmas at Grace, p. 97, 1856 Jan. 26
Box I-7
Vol. I, no. 24: America's Mightiest Inheritance, pp. 185-6, 1856 Apr. 2
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 2: Voltaire, p. 9, 1856 May 10
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 3: Fanny Fern's Opinion of Walt Whitman, pp. 20-1, 1856 May 17
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 11: New York Dissected, part 1, p. 85, 1856 July 12
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 12: New York Dissected, part 2, p. 93, 1856 July 19
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 14: New York Dissected, part 3, pp. 108-9, 1856 Aug. 2
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 15: New York Dissected, part 4, p. 116, 1856 Aug. 9
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 16: New York Dissected, part 5, p. 125, 1856 Aug. 16
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 17: New York Dissected, part 6, p. 133, 1856 Aug. 23
Box I-7
Vol. II, no. 22: Advertisement for second edition of Leaves of Grass, 1856 Sept. 27
Box I-7
Vol. XXXIX, no. 229: My Book and I, pp. 121-7, 1887 Jan.
Box W1
pp. 376-388, 1891 Mar.
Box W2
Vol. 4, No. 1: Criticism, p. 49, 1960 Autumn
Box W2
Vol. I: Selected Poems, pp. 15-23, 1889
Box III-4
Vol. 2, No. 10, 1926 Mar.
Box W2
Extra Series, no. 34: Franklin Evans; or, the Inebriate. A Tale of the Times, pp. 1-31, 1842 Nov.
Box I-7
The Poetry of the Future, 1881 Feb.
Box W2
Vol. I, no. 15: Wild Frank's Return, p. 116, 1848 Oct. 7
Box III-6B
Fragments politiques inedits, pp. 239-256, 1955 July-Aug.
Box W2
Vol. XIV, no. 19: Resurgemus, p. 148, 1850 Aug. 24
Box III-6B
Vol. XXIII, no. 43: You and Me and Today, p. 342, 1860 Jan. 28
Box III-6B
Walt Whitman Special Number 150 (in Japanese), 1969 June
Box W2
An dich. Ubertragen von Max Hayek, p. 141, 1918
Box W2
Vol. III: Red Jacket, (From Aloft), p. 105, 1885
Box III-4
Vol. 4, No. 4: The Eighteenth Presidency, p. 1, 1948 Oct.-Dec.
(2 copies)
Box W2
NS Vol. IX, no. 38: Death in the School-Room. A Fact, pp. 177-81, 1841 Aug.
Box III-4
NS Vol. IX, no. 41: Wild Frank's Return, pp. 476-82, 1841 Nov.
Box III-4
NS Vol. IX, no. 42: Bervance: or, Father and Son, pp. 560-8, 1841 Dec.
Box III-4
NS Vol. X, no. 43: The Tomb-Blossoms, pp. 62-8, 1842 Jan.
Box III-4
NS Vol. X, no. 47: The Child-Ghost; A Story of the Last Loyalist, pp. 451-9, 1842 May
Box III-4
Vol. XVII, no. 89: A Dialogue, pp. 360-4, 1845 Nov.
Box III-4
Walt Whitman in the Ukraine, trans. by Korotich, 1965
Box W2
Essays from The Critic, by John Burroughs, et al., 1882

By Whitman: "Death of Carlyle," pp. 31-7; "Death of Longfellow," pp. 41-5

Box II-3
Et Cetera: A Collector's Scrap-Book, edited by Vincent Startett, no. 144 of 625 copies, 1924

By Whitman: "Fragments," p. 193; "Broadway 1861," p. 195

Box III-4
In Re Walt Whitman, edited by Horace L. Traubel, et al., 1893
(2 copies)
Trent IV
The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman, edited by Thomas B. Harned, 1918
Box III-4
The Poets' Tribute to Garfield: A Collection of Many Memorial Poems, 1882

By Whitman: "The Sobbing of the Bells," p. 71

Box III-4
Voices from the Press: A Collection of Sketches, Essays, and Poems by Practical Printers, edited by James J. Brenton, 1850

By Whitman: "The Tomb-Blossoms," pp. 27-33

Box III-11

Published versions of Whitman's poetry and prose. Entries below are listed alphabetically by title and chronologically within title headings. With the exception of Sotsukwa's Japanese translation of Leaves of Grass, which is cataloged under Leaves of Grass, all translations are listed alphabetically by title as it is spelled in the language of translation. Editions of Leaves of Grass listed chronologically.

After All, Not to Create Only. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871.
(2 copies)
Box II-1
An American Primer. Edited by Horace Traubel. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1904.
Box II-4
Autobiographia, or The Story of a Life. Prose selections. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co.; London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1892.
Box II-2
Autobiographia, or The Story of a Life. Edited by Arthur Stedman. Fiction, Fact and Fancy Series. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1892.
Box II-2, shelved as 1892a
Calamus. Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke. Letters from Whitman to Peter Doyle, 1868-1880. Boston: Laurens Maynard, 1897.

Cf. From or By Whitman Subseries.

(2 copies)
Box III-4
Calamus. Edited and translated by Leon Bazalgette (French trans.). Geneva: Editions du Sablier, 1919.
Box II-2
A Child's Reminiscence. Edited by Thomas O. Mabbott and Rollo G. Silver. Seattle: University of Washington Book Store, 1930.
Box III-11
Christmas cards from Rollo G. Silver to Louise Hall, featuring poems by Whitman, 1928-1986
(3 folders)
Box M1
Complete Poems and Prose of Walt Whitman, 1855-1888. Autograph copy. [No publisher identified in Frey]
Box III-4
Complete Prose Works. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1892.
Box II-2
The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman, "Camden Edition." Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, and Horace L. Traubel; additional material contributed by Oscar Lovell Triggs. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. (10 vols.)
Box II-4
Criticism, An Essay. Newark, N.J.: The Carteret Book Club, 1913.
Box II-2
Democratic Vistas, and Other Papers. London: Walter Scott; Toronto: W. J. Gage and Co., 1888.
Box II-1
Digte. Edited and translated by Johannes V. Jensen and Otto Gelsted (Danish trans.). Kobenhavn; Kristiania: Nordisk Forlag, 1919.
Box I-4
Drum Taps. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1936.
Box II-3
Feuilles d'herbe. Edited and translated by Leon Bazalgette (French trans.). Paris: Mercure de France, 1909. (2 vols)
Box I-4
Feuilles d'herbe. Paris: Mercure de France, 1922. (2 vols.)
Box I-4
Finf un zwanzig Lieder. Edited and translated by Dr. A. Eisen, in Hebrew characters. New York: Farlag Idish Leben, 1934.
Box I-4
The Gathering of the Forces: Editorial, Essays, Literary and Dramatic Reviews, And Other Material written by Walt Whitman as Editor of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1846 and 1847. Edited by Cleveland Rogers and John Black. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. (2 vols.)
Box II-2
Gems from Walt Whitman. Edited by Elizabeth Porter Gould. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889.
Box II-1
Good-Bye My Fancy. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891.
(2 copies)
Box II-4
Grashalme. Edited and translated into German by Karl Knortz and T. W. Rolleston. Zurich: Verlags-Magazin (J. Schabelitz), 1889.
Box II-4
Grashalme. With illustrations by Willi Jaeckel. Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, 1920.
Box III-11
The Half-Breed and Other Stories. Edited by Thomas Olive Mabbott, with woodcuts by Allen Lewis. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927.
Box III-4
I Sit and Look Out. Edited by Emory Holloway and Vernolian Schwartz. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932.
Box II-4
Lafayette in Brooklyn. Introduction by John Burroughs. New York: George D. Smith, 1905.
Box II-2
Leaves of Grass, first edition, first issue (2 copies). Brooklyn: [Walt Whitman], 1855.
Box I-5B
Leaves of Grass, first edition, second issue (1 copy); first edition, English export (1 copy). Brooklyn: [Walt Whitman], 1855.
Box I-5C
Leaves of Grass, second edition. Brooklyn: [Walt Whitman], 1856.
Box I-2
Leaves of Grass, third edition. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-1861.
Box I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, Worthington's pirated edition. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-1861.
(2 copies)
Box I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, fourth edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Whitman. New York, 1867.
Box I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, Electrotyped by Smith and McDougal, New York; published in Washington, D.C., 1871
Box I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, with Passage to India. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1871.
Box I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, fifth edition. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1872.
Box I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, and Other Poems. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1872.
Box II-2
Leaves of Grass, sixth edition. Camden, N.J., 1876.
Box I-2
Leaves of Grass, sixth edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Whitman. Camden, N.J., 1876.
Box I-2
Leaves of Grass, seventh edition, third Boston edition. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1881-1882.
(2 copies)
Box I-2
Leaves of Grass, seventh edition (reprint). Rees, Welsh and Co., 1882.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1884.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass, seventh edition (reprint). Glasgow: Wilson and McCormick, 1884.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass, with Sands at Seventy and A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads, eighth edition. [No publisher identified in Frey], 1889.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass, including Sands at Seventy...1st Annex, Good-Bye my Fancy...2d Annex, A Backward Glance o'er Traveled Roads, and Portrait from Life, ninth edition, second issue. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891-1892.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass. Boston: Small, Maynard and Cos., 1898.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass. Philadelphia: David McKay, ca. 1900.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass. New York: M. Kennerling, 1914.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass, facsimile of 1855 first edition. Portland, Me.: Thomas Bird Mosher and William Francis Gable, 1919.
Box I-5
Leaves of Grass. Edited and translated by Tomita Sotsukwa (Japanese translation). Tokyo and Osaka: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1919-1920. (2 vols)
Box I-4
Leaves of Grass. "Inclusive Edition." Edited by Emory Holloway. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1927.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass. Introduction by Carolyn Wells. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1929.
Box III-11
Leaves of Grass. New York: Random House, 1930.
Box I-6A
Leaves of Grass. New York: Aventine, 1931.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass, facsimile of 1855 first edition. Introduction by Clifton Joseph Furness. New York: Columbia University Press for the Facsimile Text Society, 1939.
Box I-5B or III-11
Leaves of Grass. New York: Modern Library, 1940.
Box I-3
Leaves of Grass. Edited by Christopher Morley, with illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., 1940.
Box I-6 or III-11
Leaves of Grass. Introduction by Mark Van Doren, photographs by Edward Weston. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1942.
Box III-11
Leaves of Grass. Illustrations by Boyd Hanna. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1950.
Box I-6B
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman: Preface to the Original Edition, 1855. Trubner and Co., 1881.
(3 copies)
Box I-6C
Leaves of Grass Imprints: American and European Criticisms on Leaves of Grass. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860.
Box I-2
Letters Written by Walt Whitman To His Mother, 1866-1872. Introduction by Rollo G. Silver. New York: Alfred F. Goldsmith, 1936.
Box II-3
Memoranda, with Democratic Vistas. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1871.
Box II-1
Memoranda During the War. Camden, N.J.: [Walt Whitman], 1875-1876.
Box II-2
Memories of President Lincoln. Portland, Me.: Thomas B. Mosher, 1912.
Box III-11
Memories of President Lincoln and Other Lyrics of the War. Portland, Me.: Thomas B. Mosher, 1906.
Box II-2
Natuurleven, first Dutch edition. Edited and translated into Dutch by Maurits Wagenvoort. Haarlem: Erven F. Bohn, 1898.
Box I-4
New York Dissected. Edited by and introduction by Emory Holloway and Ralph Adimari. New York: Rufus Rockwell Wilson, Inc., 1936.
Box II-11
Notes and Fragments. Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke. London, Ontario: A. Talbot and Co., 1899.
Box III-11
A Note about Whitman's Essay on Poe, by Rollo G. Silver. Reprinted from American Literature, vol. VII, no. 1, 1935 Mar.
Trent V Pam Case
November Boughs. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888.
(2 copies)
Box II-4
O Captain! San Francisco: Privately printed, 1935.
Box I-7
Ode de la France. Translated by Leon Bazalgette. Paris: La Belle Edition, undated.
Box I-7
One Precious Leaf from the 1st Edition. New York: Bennett Book Studios, 1930.
Box I-6A
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. New York: The June House, 1926.
Box II-3
Pictures. Edited by and introduction by Emory Holloway. New York: The June House, 1927; London: Faber and Gwyer, 1927.
Box II-3
Poems by Walt Whitman. Edited by William Michael Rossetti. London: John Camden Hotten, 1868.
Box II-2
Poems by Walt Whitman. The Masterpiece Library Series, no. XXVII. London: "Review of Reviews" Office, 1895.
Pam 12mo #11, c.1
Sea Drift. New York: Hearst's International Library Company, 1919[?]
Box II-2
Selected Poems. Edited by Arthur Stedman. Fact, Fiction, and Fancy Series. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1892.
Box II-2
Selections from the Prose and Poetry of Walt Whitman. Edited and introduced by Oscar Lovell Triggs. Boston: Small, Maynard and Co., 1898.
Box II-2
Seven Letters of Walt Whitman, by Rollo G. Silver. Reprinted from American Literature, vol. VII, no. 1, 1935 Mar.
Trent V Pam Case
Salut au Monde! Illustrations by Vojtech Pressig. New York: Random House, 1930.
Box I-7
The Sleepers. Illustrations by Marcel Gaillard. Paris: Hand press by Francois Bernouard, undated.
Box I-7
Song of the Broad-Axe. Philadelphia: The Centaur Press, 1924.
Box III-11
Song of the Open Road. Illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel, undated.

Uncut and unbound pressing of Daniel's edition, with an envelope of addenda.

Box III-6B
Specimen Days and collect, first edition, first issue. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1882-1883.
Box II-1
Specimen Days and collect, first edition, second issue. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1882-1883.
Box II-1
Specimen Days and collect, first British edition, second issue. Glasgow: Wilson and McCormick, 1883.
Box II-1
There Was a Child Went Forth. Pictures by Zhenya Gay. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1943.
Box III-11
Thirty-One Letters of Walt Whitman, by Rollo G. Silver. Reprinted from American Literature, vol. VIII, no. 4, 1937 Jan.
Trent Pam Case
Two Prefaces. Introduction by Christopher Morley. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1926.
Box II-3
Two Rivulets. Camden, N.J.: [Walt Whitman], 1876.
Box I-3
The Uncollected Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman. Edited by Emory Holloway. New York: Peter Smith, 1932. (2 vols)
Box II-3
Walt Whitman and the Civil War. Edited by Charles I. Glicksberg. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1933.
Box II-4
Walt Whitman in Camden. Edited by and prefaced by Christopher Morley; photographs by Arnold Genthe. Camden, N.J.: The Haddon Craftsmen, 1938.
Box III-11
Walt Whitman, Poet of American Democracy: Selections from His Poetry and Prose. Edited by and introduction by Samuel Sillen. New York: International Publishers, 1944.
Box II-3
Walt Whitman: Representative Selections, with Introduction, Bibliography, and Notes. Edited by Floyd Stovall. American Writers Series. New York: American Book Company, 1934.
Box II-3
Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada. Edited by William Sloane Kennedy. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1904.
Box II-4
Walt Whitman's Workshop. Edited by and introduction by Clifton Joseph Furness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1928.
Trent IV
Whitman Interviews Himself, by Rollo G. Silver. Reprinted from American Literature, vol. X, no. 1, 1938 Mar.
V Trent Pam Case
A Whitman Manuscript from the Albert M. Bender Collection of Mills College. Oakland, Calif.: The Bibliophile Society of Mills College, 1939.
Box I-9
The Wound-Dresser. Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1898.
(2 copies)
Box II-2

Published bibliographies, lists, and descriptions of Whitman's work from the early years of Whitman scholarship and Whitman memorabilia collecting. Listed alphabetically by author or editor.

Allen, Gay Wilson. Walt Whitman Bibliography, 1918-1934. Boston, 1935. (Bulletin of Bibliography Pamphlets, No. 30).
1. Trent Pam 12mo A425T, 2. Trent Pam 12mo #7
Allen, Gay Wilson. Twenty-Five Years of Walt Whitman Bibliography, 1918-1942. Boston, 1943. (Bulletin of Bibliography Pamphlets, No. 30).
Trent IV A425T
Hanaburgh, E. F., editor. Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, First Editions and Portraits of Walt Whitman. New York, 1936. (American Art Association. Anderson Galleries. Catalogue Number 4251).
Trent IV B922 MA
Kern, Jerome. The Library of Jerome Kern. New York, 1929. (Anderson Galleries. Catalogue Numbers 2307 and 2311). (2 vols)
Trent IV K39 L
Landauer, Bella C. Leaves of Music by Walt Whitman. Privately printed at the Harbor Press, 1937, no. 18 of 60.
Box I-9A
Rare Books and Manuscripts Collected by the Late A. Edward Newton. New York, 1941. Brochure.
Trent IV N561 R
Rare Books, Original Drawings, Autograph Letters, and Manuscripts, Collected by the Late A. Edward Newton.. New York, 1941. (Parke-Bernet Galleries. Catalogue Numbers 276, 284, and 306). (3 vols)
Box I-9A
Shay, Frank. The Bibliography of Walt Whitman. New York, 1920. No. 313 of 500.
Trent IV 12mo S538B
Sprague, Mrs. Frank Julian. A List of Manuscripts, Books, Portraits, Prints, Broadsides and Memorabilia in Commemoration of the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of the Birth of Walt Whitman. Exhibited at the Library of Congress, 1939.
(2 copies)
Pam S766 L
Tashjian, Nouvart, editor. Index to Early American Periodical Literature, 1728-1870. No. 3: Walt Whitman, 1819-1892. New York, 1941.
Pam T197 W
Wells, Carolyn, and Goldsmith, Alfred F. A Concise Bibliography of the Works of Walt Whitman, with a Supplement of Fifty Books about Whitman. Boston and New York, 1922. No. 495 of 550 copies.
Trent IV 12mo W453 C

This series consists of two groups: large collections of clippings (listed first), and clippings of individual articles. The former are listed by the heading given each collection in Frey and the contents are described briefly. The latter are listed alphabetically by article title and are further identified by periodical or anthology and date.

[Magazine and Newspaper Clippings] (Frey's heading)

Articles on a broad range of subjects, dating 1845-1871, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(44 clippings)
Box II-7A 182
[Magazine Articles and Clippings] (Frey's heading)

Subjects dating 1849-1860, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(17 clippings)
Volume MS q 186
[Newspaper and Magazine Items] (Frey's heading)

Subjects dating 1845-1891, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(29 clippings)
Volume MS q 188
[Notes and Clippings, Chiefly on Eastern Poetry] (Frey's heading)

Clippings with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(4 items)
Volume MS 158
[On the Wreck of the San Francisco] (Frey's heading)

Clippings from New York Tribune, 1854 Jan.-Feb., on the wreck of the steamer San Francisco, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(6 items)
Box II-7B or III-6B 189
Anacreon

pp. 236-42 from Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Volume MS 151
Arnold's Lectures on Modern History

From the United States Democratic Review, vol. XVII (Oct. 1845), pp. 247-56, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 177
Chaucer

From the North British Review, American edition, vol. X (Feb. 1849), pp. 157-78, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 178
Christopher Under Canvass

From Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. LXV (June 1849), pp. 763-6, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 179
Early Roman History

From Western Review, vol. I (Apr. 1846), pp. 211-74, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS q 185
Egotism. As Manifested in the Works and Lives of Great and Small Men

From Graham's Magazine, vol. XXVII (Mar. 1845), pp.97-103, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 180
Excerpts and Strike and Tramp question

Autograph MS fragments (5 items) and newspaper clippings (48 items); the collection "deals with the tramp and strike problems in the United States" (Frey)

Box II-7B 190
The French Moralists

From American Whig Review, vol. II (Nov. 1845), pp. 497- 504, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 152
Hymn of Callimachus, Miss Barrett's Poems

From American Whig Review, vol. I (Jan. 1845), pp.35-48

Volume MS 153
Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

From Half-Hours with the Best Authors, vol. 1, pp. 207-16, with autograph MS annotation by Whitman

Volume MS 12mo 154
John Bunyan

Clippings, the second from Half-Hours with the Best Authors, vol. I, pp. 527-34, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(2 items)
Volume MS 12mo 155
Literature of the Middle Ages

From Westminster Review, American edition, vol. LI, (July 1849), pp. 181-92, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 181
Modern Poetry and Poets

From Edinburgh Review, American edition, vol. XC, (Oct. 1849), pp. 203-28

Volume MS 156
New English Poets

From Putnam's Monthly, vol. VI (Sept. 1855), pp. 225-38, with autograph MS annotation by Whitman

Volume MS 157
One Thousand Historical Events, with the Dates

From Memoria Technica, pp. 17-40, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS q 187
Phrenology: A Socratic Dialogue

From American Whig Review vol. III (Jan. 1846), pp. 31-46, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 159
The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art

From Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. LXV (Feb. 1849), pp. 175- 190, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 160
Political Poets: Waller and Marvell

From American Whig Review, vol. III (May 1851), pp. 411- 418, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 161
Pope

From North British Review, MS 162 American edition, vol. IX (Aug. 1848), pp. 163-82, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 162
The Prelude

From American Whig Review, N. S. vol. VII (May 1851), pp. 447-8; pp. 455-8

Volume MS 163
Progress: Its Law and Cause

From Westminster Review, American edition, vol. LXVII (Apr. 1857), pp. 243-66; 277-88, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS q 183
The Prose Writers of America; New Poetry in New-England

Contiguous articles, from United States Democratic Review, vol. XX (May 1847), pp. 383-98, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

(2 items)
Volume MS 164
Provencal and Scandinavian Poetry

From Edinburgh Review, American edition, vol. LXXXVIII (July 1848), pp. 1-16 with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 165
Recollections of Poets Laureate. Wordsworth: Tennyson

From American Whig Review, N. S. vol. IX (June 1852), pp. 515-24, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 166
"R. M. Milnes' Life of Keats"

From North British Review, American edition, vol. X (Nov. 1848), pp. 39-52, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 167
The Romantic in Literature and Art

From Sartain's Magazine, vol. V (Nov. 1849), pp. 297- 304, with autograph MS annotation by Whitman

Volume MS q 184
Scottish Poetry...Robert Burns

Two clippings from an unidentified anthology, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 168
Shakespeare's Sonnets

From Sartain's Magazine, vol. V (Sept. and Oct. 1849), pp. 153-8; pp. 217-24

Volume MS 169
The Standard Civilized Head

From Life Illustrated N. S. vol. MS 159 II (July 5, 1856), p. 74

Taylor's Eve of the Conquest

From Edinburgh Review, MS 170 American edition, vol. LXXXIX (Apr. 1849), pp. 183-96, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Tennyson's Poems

From Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, LXV (Apr. 1849), pp. 453-68, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 171
Tennyson's Poems—The Princess

From North British Review, American edition, vol. IX (May 1848), pp. 25-40, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 172
Thoughts on Reading

From American Whig Review, vol. I (May 1845), pp. 483-96, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 173
Translators of Homer

From American Whig Review, vol. IV (Oct. 1846), pp. 351-72, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 174
The Vanity and the Glory of Literature

From Edinburgh Review, American edition, vol. LXXXIX (Apr. 1849), pp. 149-68, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 175
Voltaire

From Life Illustrated, N. S. vol. II (May 10, 1856), p. 9, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman

Volume MS 176

Contains the manuscript of Richard Maurice Bucke's biography of Whitman, manuscript versions of essays, lectures, and another book on Whitman's life and poetry, and some personal manuscript material of Whitman's, including copies of his will drawn up by Bucke. Also includes a number of significant scholarly books and articles published toward the end of Whitman's career and for more than fifty years following his death.

Consists of draft manuscript material by Bucke, William O'Connor, and Whitman that was later revised and used in Bucke's Walt Whitman. Also contains large portions of Bucke's revised manuscript.

Bucke, Richard Maurice - Autograph MS draft of Whitman biography (complete), approx. 415 pp.
Box II-6A, 138
O'Connor, William D - MS copy in a professional copyist's hand of O'Connor's The Good Gray Poet. Included with Bucke's draft, listed above.
Box II-6A, 138
Whitman, Walt - Autograph MS draft of passage appearing in revised form on p. 136 of Bucke's biography. One page.
Volume MS q 139
Introduction (Autograph MS by Whitman, outline of his life that informs Bucke's introduction, 6 pp.)
Volume MS q 140
Part I, Chapter 2: The Poet in 1880 (Copyist's hand, autograph revisions by Whitman. Complete copy of the chapter, 15 pp.)
Box II-6B, 141
Part I, Chapter 3: His Conversation (Copyist's hand, autograph revisions by Whitman. Partial copy of the chapter, 15 pp.)
Box II-6B, 142
Part I, Chapter 3: He several times spoke of President Lincoln (Autograph MS by Whitman, one page.)

Cf. Portraits of Others Subseries (Saunders 75).

Box II-6B, 142a
Appendix to Part I (Chiefly copyist's hand, 143 pp. Includes W. D. O'Connor's introductory letter to The Good Gray Poet and portions of The Good Gray Poet with revisions by Walt Whitman.)
Box II-6B, 143
Part II, Chapter 1: History of Leaves of Grass (Chiefly copyist's hand, 28 pp. Also in the had of William S. Kennedy and Richard M. Bucks, with revisions by Walt Whitman.)
Box II-6B, 144
Part II, Chapter 3: Analysis of Poems, Continued (Autograph MS by Whitman, one page. Appearing in revised form in Bucke's biography, pp. 189-90.)
Box III-6B, 144a

Manuscript versions of drafts and notes on Whitman's career. Includes a typescript of Newton Arvin's book Whitman (1938). Listed alphabetically by author.

The College Farewell to Dr. Bucke and J. W. Wallace. MS report of a meeting of "The College," Bolton, Lancs., 24 Aug. 1891.
Box II-6B, 147
Walt Whitman Abroad. Printer's copy of TS of Allen's book, 1955
Box III-7A
Partial draft of Whitman, undated
III8A
Whitman. TS of Arvin's book.

Cf. Books and Pamphlets About or Relating to Whitman Subseries for printed text.

Box III-7B
The Genesis of Walt Whitman. Autograph MS, 13 pp., one page typed.
Box II-6B, 145
Walt Whitman: Man and Poet. Autograph MS, 15 pp.
Volume MS q 146
Wills of Walt Whitman. Autograph copies by Bucke of Whitman's wills made in 1872, 1880, 1882, 7pp.
Volume MS q 150
Notes W. W. Last Sickness, 162 pp.
Box II-7A, 149
Phrenological Description of W. Whitman, Age 29 Occupation Printer, by L.N. Fowler, N. York July 16-1849.. Autograph MS, with the list and numbers describing Whitman's head in phrenological terms, 5 pp.
Volume MS q 148
Manuscript of Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, sections I-III
Box III-9A
Manuscript of Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, sections IV-V
Box III-9B
Proofs of Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, undated
Box III-9B
Mss about Walt Whitman--Descriptions, undated
Box III-9C
Whitman's Annotations on Magazine Excerpts, Clippings, Etc., undated
Box III-9C

Published articles on Whitman's life and poetry. Although most items in this subseries are scholarly, others contain personal recollections or informal essays about Whitman. Items are grouped alphabetically by the author's last name; they have not been further sorted within each letter grouping.

A-B
Box AW1
B-C
Box AW2
C
Box AW3
D-F
Box AW4
F-H
Box AW5
H-J
Box AW6
J-L
Box AW7
L-M
Box AW8
M-P
Box AW9
P-S
Box AW10
S
Box Aw11
T-W
Box AW12
W
Box AW13
Once a Week (portrait of Whitman), 1889 Dec. 17
Box AW13
New York Citizen, 1867 Aug. 10
Box AW13
Post (Camden), 1889 June 1
Box AW13
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, 1892 Apr. 14
Box AW13
Illustrated American, 1890 Apr. 19
Box AW13
Scottish Art Review, 1889 April and June
Box AW13
William Speers: "Walt Whitman's Camden Days," Philadelphia Inquirer, 1970 Feb.
Box AW13

Published scholarly books and shorter monographs on Whitman's life and poetry. Listed alphabetically by author.

Library exhibitions and events, 1945-1980
Box AW13
Anon. The Obliviad: A Satire. New York and London, 1879.
Trent IV
Arvin, Newton. Whitman. New York, 1938.
Trent IV
Auslander, Joseph. Five American Immortals, Worcester (Mass.), 1940.
Trent IV
Bailey, John. Walt Whitman. English Men of Letters Series. London, 1926.
Trent IV
Barrus, Clara. Whitman and Burroughs, Comrades. Boston and New York, 1931.
Trent IV
Barton, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman. Indianapolis, 1928.
Trent IV
Bazalgette, Leon. Walt Whitman: L'Homme et son Oeuvre. Paris, 1908.
Trent IV
_________. Walt Whitman: The Man and His Work. Translated into English by Ellen FitzGerald. Garden City, N.Y., 1920.
Box AW13
Beerbohm, Max. The Poets' Corner. London, 1904.
Box I-7
Binns, Henry Bryan. A Life of Walt Whitman. London, 1905.
Trent IV
Bloor, Ella Reeve. We Are Many: An Autobiography. Introduction by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn New York, 1940.
Trent IV
Born, Helena. Whitman's Ideal Democracy and Other Writings. Edited by Helen Tufts. Boston, 1902.
Trent IV
Boughton, Willis. Walt Whitman. Reprinted from The Arena. vol. VI, 1882 Sept., pp. 471-80.
Trent Pam Case
Boyd, Ernest. Literary Blasphemies. New York and London, 1927.
Trent IV
Bucke, Richard Maurice, editor. Comic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. Philadelphia, 1901.
Box III-11
_________. Man's Moral Nature: An Essay. New York and Toronto, 1879.
Trent IV
_________. Walt Whitman. Philadelphia, 1883.
Box III-11
_________. Walt Whitman, with English Critics on Walt Whitman. Edited by Edward Dowden. Glasgow, 1884.
Box III-11
Burroughs, John. Accepting the Universe. Boston and New York, 1920.
Trent IV
__________. The Heart of Burroughs's Journals. Edited by Clara Barrus. Boston and New York, 1928.
Trent IV
__________. Notes on Walt Whitman As Poet and Person. Second edition. New York, 1871.
Trent IV
__________. Whitman: A Study. Boston and New York, 1896.
Trent IV
Canby, Henry Seidel. Walt Whitman, an American: A Study in Biography. Boston, 1943.
Trent IV
Carpenter, Edward. Days with Walt Whitman. London, 1906.
Trent IV
Carpenter, George Rice. Walt Whitman. English Men of Letters Series. New York, 1909.
Trent IV
Cheney, John Vance. That Dome in Air: Thoughts on Poetry and the Poets. Chicago, 1895.
Trent IV
Clare, Maurice. A Day with Walt Whitman. Days with the Poets Series. New York, n. d.
Trent IV
Clarke, William. Walt Whitman. The Dilettante Library Series London and New York, 1892.
Trent IV
Cotterill, H. B., and T. W. Rolleston. Über Wordsworth und Walt Whitman. Dresden, 1883.
Trent IV
Coyne, James H. Richard Maurice Bucke: A Sketch. Reprinted from Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1906. Toronto, 1906.
Trent IV
Deutsch, Babette. Walt Whitman: Builder for America. New York, 1941.
Trent IV
Donaldson, Thomas. Walt Whitman: The Man. New York, 1896.
Trent IV
Elliot, Charles N. Walt Whitman as Man, Poet and Friend. Boston, 1915.
(2 copies)
Trent IV
Erskine, John. The Start of the Road. New York, 1938.
Trent IV
Fausset, Hugh I'Anson. Walt Whitman: Poet of Democracy. New Haven, 1942.
Trent IV
Figuiere, Eugene. Walt Whitman (Poete Americain). Les Anthologies du Xxe siecle Series. Paris, 1928.
Trent IV
Fowler, O. S. Fowler's Practical Phrenology. Bound with Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, and Applied. New York, 1849.
Trent IV
__________. Phrenology and Physiology Explained and Applied to Matrimony . . . to the Cultivation of Memory . . . to Temperance; and to the Evils of Tight-Lacing. New York, 1842.
Box III-11
__________, L. N. Fowler, and Samuel Kirkham. Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, and Applied. Bound with Fowler's Practical Phrenology. New York, 1849.
Box III-11
Garcia Lorca, Federico. Poems. Translated by Stephen Spender and J. L. Gli, edited by and introduction by R. M. Nadal. New York and Toronto, 1939.
Trent IV
Garland, Hamlin. Roadside Meetings. New York, 1930.
Trent IV
Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, editor. Introduction by William Michael Rossetti. Anne Gilchrist: Her Life and Writings. Second edition. London, 1887.
Trent IV
Gould, Elizabeth Porter. Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman. Philadelphia, 1900.
Trent IV
Grebanier, Francis, writing as Francis Winwar. American Giant: Walt Whitman and His Times. New York and London, 1941.
Trent IV
Hartley, L. Conrad. The Spirit of Walt Whitman. Manchester (Lancs.), 1908.
Trent IV
Hartmann, C. Sadakichi. Conversations with Walt Whitman. New York, 1895.
Pam 12mo H333 C
Heartman, Charles F. The Untimeliness of the Walt Whitman Exhibition at the New York Public Library. New York, 1925.
Pam 12mo H436 U
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Contemporaries. Boston and New York, 1899.
Trent IV
Holloway, Emory. Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative. New York and London, 1926.
Trent IV
Hubbard, Elbert. Walt Whitman. Little Journeys to the Homes of American Authors Series, vol. 11, no. 6. New York and London, 1896.
Pam 12mo H845 W
Huneker, James Gibbons. Ivory Apes and Peacocks. New York, 1915.
Trent IV
__________. Letters of James Gibbons Huneker. Edited by Josephine Huneker. New York, 1922.
Box III-11
Ingersoll, Robert G. House of Death: Being Funeral Orations and Addresses. London, 1897.
Trent IV
__________. Liberty in Literature: Testimonial to Walt Whitman. New York, 1890.
Box III-11
Irwin, Mabel McCoy. Whitman: The Poet-Liberator of Woman. New York, 1905.
Trent IV
Johnson, Lorenzo D. Memoria Technica: or, The Art of Abbreviating Those Studies Which Give the Greatest Labor to the Memory. Second edition. Boston, 1847.
Trent IV
Johnston, John. Diary Notes of a Visit to Walt Whitman and Some of His Friends, in 1890. Manchester and London, 1898.
Trent IV
__________. Notes of a Visit to Walt Whitman, Etc., in July, 1890. Bolton, 1890.
Box III-11
__________ and J. W. Wallace. Visits to Walt Whitman in 1890-1891. London, 1917.
Box III-11
Karsner, David. Horace Traubel: His Life and Work. New York, 1919.
Trent IV
"Katinka." Abbie Nott and Other Knots. Philadelphia, 1856.
Trent IV
Keller, Elizabeth Leavitt. Walt Whitman in Mickle Street. New York, 1921.
Trent IV
Kennedy, William Sloane. The Fight of a Book for the World: A Companion Volume to Leaves of Grass. Winter Park (Fla.), 1926.
Trent IV
__________. Reminiscences of Walt Whitman with Extracts from his Letters and Remarks on his Writings. London, 1896.
(2 copies)
Box III-11
Knortz, Karl. Walt Whitman. New York, 1886.
Trent IV
Kouwenhoven, John A. Adventures of America, 1857- 1900: A Pictorial Record from Harper's Weekly. New York and London, 1938.
III-11
Legler, Henry Eduard. Walt Whitman: Yesterday and Today. Chicago, 1916.
Trent IV
Lowell, Amy. Poetry and Poets. Boston and New York, 1930.
Trent IV
Masters, Edgar Lee. Whitman. New York, 1937.
Trent IV
Mathews, Godfrey W. Walt Whitman. Liverpool, 1921.
Trent IV
Matthiessen, F. O. American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. London, Toronto, and New York, 1941.
Trent IV
Maynard, Mila Tupper. Walt Whitman: The Poet of the Wider Selfhood. Chicago, 1903.
Trent IV
Mercer, Dorothy Frederica. "Leaves of Grass and the Bhagavad Gita: A Comparative Study." Typescript. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, 1933.
Trent IV
Mordell, Albert. Notorious Literary Attacks. New York, 1926.
Trent IV
Mumford, Lewis. The Golden Day: A Study in American Experience and Culture. New York, 1926.
Trent IV
Newton, A. Edward. A Magnificent Farce, and Other Diversions of a Book-Collector. Boston, 1921.
Trent IV
__________. A Magnificent Farce . . . Large paper edition. Boston, 1921.
Box III-11
Norton, Charles Eliot. A Leaf of Grass from Shady Hill. Cambridge (Mass.), 1928.
Trent IV
Noyes, Carleton. An Approach to Walt Whitman. Boston and New York, 1910.
Trent IV
O'Connor, William D. Harrington: A Story of True Love. Boston, 1860.
IV O18 H
Overton, Grant. The Answerer. New York, 1921.
Trent IV
Parrington, Vernon Louis. Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginnings to 1920. New York, 1930
Trent IV
Perry, Bliss. Walt Whitman: His Life and Work. Boston and New York, 1906.
Trent IV
Platt, Isaac Hull. Walt Whitman. Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans Series. Boston, 1907.
Trent IV
Pond, Major J. B. Eccentricities of Genius: Memories of Famous Men and Women of the Platform and Stage. New York, 1900.
Trent IV
Powys, John Cowper. Visions and Revisions: A Book of Literary Devotions. New York and London, 1915.
Trent IV
Riethmueller, Richard. Walt Whitman and the Germans: A Study. Philadelphia, 1906.
Pam q R563 W
Rivers, W. C. Walt Whitman's Anomaly. London, 1913.
Trent IV
Rogers, Cameron. The Magnificent Idler: The Story of Walt Whitman. Garden City (NY), 1926.
Trent IV
Rossetti, William Michael. Letters of William Michael Rossetti concerning Whitman, Blake, and Shelley, to Anne Gilchrist and Her Son Herbert Gilchrist. Edited by Clarence Gohdes and Paull Franklin Baum. Durham (NC), 1934.
Trent IV
Sanborn, Kate. The Vanity and Insanity of Genius. New York, 1886.
Trent IV
Saunders, Henry S., editor. Parodies on Walt Whitman. New York, 1923.
Trent IV
Sawyer, Roland D. Walt Whitman: The Prophet-Poet. Boston, 1913.
Trent IV
Shephard, Esther. Walt Whitman's Prose. New York, 1938.
Trent IV
Smith, Logan Pearsall. Unforgotten Years. London, 1938.
Trent IV
Smith, William. A Yorkshireman's Trip to the United States and Canada. London, 1892.
Trent IV
Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Essay on Walt Whitman. East Aurora (NY), 1900.
(2 copies)
Trent IV
__________. Familiar Studies of Men and Books. London, 1882.
Box III-11
__________. Familiar Studies . . . London, 1888.
Box III-11
Swinburne, Algernon Charles. Songs Before Sunrise. Boston, 1871.
Trent IV
__________. Under the Microscope. London, 1872.
Box III-11
Symonds, John Addington. A Problem in Modern Ethics: Being an Inquiry into the Phenomenon of Sexual Inversion. London, 1896.
Trent IV
__________. Walt Whitman: A Study. London, 1893.
(2 copies)
Box III-11
Thomson, James. Walt Whitman: The Man and the Poet. London, 1910.
Trent IV
Traubel, Horace L., editor. At the Graveside of Walt Whitman: Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30th. [No place of publication identified in Frey], 1892.
Trent IV
__________, editor. Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Philadelphia, 1889.
Box III-11
__________. With Walt Whitman in Camden. 3 vols. New York, 1914-1915.
Box III-11
Triggs, Oscar L. Browning And Whitman: A Study in Democracy. London and New York, 1893.
Trent IV
Trowbridge, John Townsend. My Own Story: With Recollections of Noted Persons. First edition. Boston and New York, 1903.
Trent IV
Wharton, Edith. Old New York: The Spark (The 'Sixties). New York and London, 1924.
Trent IV
Wilson, Francis. Francis Wilson's Life of Himself. Boston and New York, 1924.
Trent IV
Wilson, Jane Bliss. Index of the Whitman Clippings. Master's thesis, 1947.
Trent IV
Winwar, Francis, pseudonym [See Grebanier, Francis]
Box III-11
Wright, Frank Lloyd. An Autobiography. New York, 1943.
Box III-11

Contains painted portraits, sketches, engravings, etchings, and photographs of Whitman and other subjects.

Where artist and date of a portrait are known, they are included below. Reproductions of most of the portraits are included in Whitman Portraits, edited by Henry S. Saunders, call number Trent IV S257 Wh. Entries for those portraits appearing in Whitman Portraits include Saunders' catalog number. Saunders' book catalogues portraits according to Whitman's age, thus lower-numbered items generally refer to images of a younger Whitman. Listed alphabetically by artist or photographer. See also photographs in the Miscellany Series.

Photograph, circa 1854 (Saunders 5)
Box III-6A
Photograph, 1869; Whitman with Peter Doyle (Saunders 29)
Box III-6A
Photograph, 1869; Whitman with Peter Doyle (Saunders 30)
Box III-6A
Photograph, 1869 (Saunders 96)
Box III-5
Photograph, Brooklyn, 1871 (Saunders 35)
IV-B972 N or III-6A
Photograph, 1872 (Saunders 38)
Box III-6A
Photograph, 1873 (Saunders 42)
Box III-6A
Photograph with Kitty and Harold Johnston, 1879 (Saunders 68)
Box III-6A
Photograph, 1888 (Saunders 100)
Box III-6A
Oil painting, 1889 (Saunders 105)
Box III-6A
Portrait reproduced in The Review of Reviews, Vol. III, no. 14: 1891, Feb., p. 163
V, Trent Pam Case
Photograph, undated (Saunders 37.1)
Box I-3
Photograph, Gribaydoff, undated (Saunders 37.1a)
Box III-6A
Photograph, tinted, undated (Saunders 70)
Box III-6A
Photograph, undated (Saunders 101)
Box II-7A 149
Photograph of bust by Sidney Morse, undated (Saunders 301)
Box III-6A
Whitman portrait (Blatas), undated
Box III-6A
Reproduction of Photograph, 1890 (Saunders 112)
Box III-6A
Photograph, Washington, 1869 (Saunders 24)

II-9: framed, with a postcard to Edward Carpenter, cf. Correspondence From or By Whitman Subseries; III-6A: photograph only.

Box II-9 or III-6B
Photograph (Saunders 45), undated
Box III-6A
Etching, undated
Trent Folio I-1
Photograph (Saunders 92), 1887, Sept.
Volume MS q 191
Photograph (Saunders 92), 1887, Sept.
Box II-7C 201
Photograph (Saunders 95), 1887, Sept.
Box III-6B 144a
1880 Sept. 22 (Saunders 75)
Box II-6B 142a
Photograph, Washington 1863 (Saunders 21)
Box III-6A
Photo-intaglio from a drawing, undated; (Saunders 81.1)
(2 copies)
Box III-6A
Photograph (reproduction), 1880; (Saunders 80)
Box III-6A
Lithograph, undated (Saunders 37)
Box III-6A
Etching, 1891 (Saunders 95a)
Box III-6B
Photograph, Whitman with Warren Fritzinger, 1890, July (Saunders 108)
Volume MS q 194
Photograph, With Warry, 1890 (Saunders 109)
Box III-6A
Photograph, Whitman, solus, 1890 (Saunders 110)
Volume MS q 203
Photograph, Boston, The Pompous Photo, undated (Saunders 85)
Box III-6A
Charcoal sketch, 1887, 11 Feb. (Saunders 95e)
Box III-6B
Woodcut (Saunders 37.1b)
Box II-7C
Photograph, Whitman with Harry and Kitty Johnston, 1879 (Saunders 68)
Volume MS q 195
Woodcut (reproduction), 1871 (Saunders 44a)

III-6A copy with title page of 1876 "Author's Edition" of Leaves of Grass.

Box II-4, II-7B, III-6A
Photograph, undated (Saunders 31)

Copy in II-9 included with letter to William Sloane Kennedy, 1 Apr. 1890, a ticket to Whitman's lecture on Lincoln at Madison Square Theater 14 Apr. 1887, and a clipping from the Philadelphia Press16 Apr. 1887 describing the lecture. Cf. Correspondence From or By Whitman Subseries.

Box II-9 or III-6A
Photograph, undated (Saunders 32)
Box III-6A
Photograph, 1872 (Saunders 36)

Cf. Manuscript Poems Subseries: Poems not Appearing in Leaves of Grass.

Volume MS 19
Photograph, 1872 (Saunders 36)

Cf. Manuscript Poems Subseries: Notes for Poems.

Box III-6A
Photograph, 1883 (Saunders 48)
Volume MS q 205
Photograph, 1882 (Saunders 83)
Volume MS q 140
Photograph, 1879 (Saunders 57)
Box III-6A
Three-colored cut, undated (Saunders 87.1)
(2 copies)
Box III-6A
Steel engraving, circa 1863 (Saunders 11a)
(2 copies)
Box III-6A
Oil portrait, undated
Trent West Wall
Sketch (reprod.), 1877 (Saunders 52)
Box II-6A 138
Lithograph, ca. 1940
Box III-6B

This largely undated subseries consists of renderings of some of Whitman's friends and his brother George. Listed alphabetically by name of subject of image.

Anon.; engraving, undated
Box III-6B
Anon.; pencil drawing, undated
Box III-6B
Anon.; photograph, undated
Box III-6B
Anon.; photograph, undated

Includes a letter by Holmes of 18 Feb. 1890; Cf. Correspondence To or About Whitman Subseries.

Box III-6B
E. Baumann; pencil drawing, undated
Box III-6B
Anon.; photograph, undated
Box III-6A
Anon.; hand-colored tintype, 1862 [?]
Box III-5B

Series contains literary and personal ephemera, as well as some material relating to the Whitman fund set up in England in the 1880s. Also included are memorabilia from Whitman's seventieth birthday banquet and a scrapbook containing pictures and clippings from newspapers and periodicals published in the years following Whitman's death. Research files on Whitman collected by Bliss Perry and Walter C. Rivers may also be found here. A file of correspondence addressed to the latter on the subject of Whitman's homosexuality includes transcriptions of letters from Perry and other contemporary Whitman scholars. Also included are several photographs of Whitman's house and additional portraits from Whitman Portraits, edited by Henry S. Saunders, call number Trent IV S257 Wh. Listed alphabetically by descriptive title.

Facsimile manuscripts and original ephemera from Charles E. Feinberg
Box M1
Whitman's trunk label (photograph)
Box M1
Correspondence and description of the autographed manuscript of Leaves of Grass, 1939
Box M1
Alboni, Marietta, La Mia Estensione, undated
Box III-9C
The Asian Student, 1968 Apr. 6
Box I-7

Research notebooks on Whitman collected by Bliss Perry. Vols. I and II contain transcribed correspondence, the bulk of which are addressed to William D. O'Connor and his family. Vols. IV and V contain various research files compiled by Perry.

Vols. I and II
Box II-8A
Vols. IV and V
Box II-8B
Copies of letters addressed to Walter C. Rivers on the subject of Walt Whitman's homosexuality, 1913-1916
Box III-9C
Daily Collegian, 1963 Feb. 28
Box I-7
Early Roman History photocopy, undated
Box III-9C
English Subscribers, undated

Leaflet containing a letter by Whitman and a list of English subscribers to the Whitman fund (2 copies).

Box III-8A or III-8C
Garrett, Florence. To Whitman, undated

Copy of poem donated by the author.

Box III-9C
Halcyon Days, 1977 Dec. 8

Printed copy of poem on Christmas card.

Box III-9C
Leaves of Grass wrappers, 1855

Three sets of original wrappers for the first edition of Leaves of Grass.

Box III-8A
National State Bank of Camden check signed by Whitman, 1875 March 27

[removed from Trent II-2 #2 c.2, gift of Gay Wilson Allen

Box III-9C
New York Herald, 1865 April 15

Front page reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Box III-6B
Personal note, 1876

Proof as issued.

Box III-8A
Envelope of photos laid in Saunders, Henry S. Whitman Portraits, undated
Box III-6A
Portraits from Life, undated
Box III-6A
Prints used to illustrate Frey, Ellen, Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, undated
Box III-6A
Whitman's birthplace, undated
Box III-6A
Photostats of Whitman notebook, undated
Box III-8A
Photostats of Whitman family papers from the Library of Congress,

In addition to photostats, correspondence between Josiah Trent and Library of Congress staff about holdings there are also housed in this location.

Box III-9C
Piece of Walt Whitman's hair cut off by R. M. Bucke at Camden, 1886 July 20
Box III-9C
Remembrance Copy, [1876?]

First two printed pages of Memoranda During the War,1875-1876,

BT III-8
Scrapbook of Whitman Correspondence and Clippings, 1892-1926

Collected by William Sloane Kennedy.

Box I-8C
Scrapbook of Whitman Clippings and Miscellany, undated

Includes section on John Steinbeck in addition to Whitman material.

Box I-8A
Scrapbook of Whitman Pictures and Clippings, 1892-1926

Collected by William Schroeder.

Box I-8B
Trent, Josiah C., notes and correspondence on Walt Whitman--A Case History

Article by J. C. Trent, M.D. appeared in Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics, 87: 113-121, July 1948

Box III-9C
Untitled autograph manuscript, beginning "Feats of Civility..."; with 1944 Feb 4 letter by Alfred Goldsmith

Letter from Goldsmith suggests Ralph Waldo Emerson as a possible author of the manuscript (previously may have been thought to have been by Whitman)

Box III-9C
Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln, 1887 Apr. 14

Card announcing Whitman's lecture on Lincoln at Madison Square Theater in New York. For ticket to and Philadelphia Press account ( 1887 Apr. 16) of this lecture, Cf. Correspondence From or By Whitman Subseries.

Box III-6B
Walt Whitman Audio Materials, 1992

Audiocassette and related program from a concert given at the University of Iowa.

Box I-9A
Walt Whitman. September 1885, 1885 Sept.

Leaflet announcing the formation of a subscription list in England for Whitman's benefit.

Box III-8A
Walt Whitman's Buggy and Horse, 1885 Sept. 17

Leaflet of receipts for horse and buggy.

Box III-8A
Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birthday, 1889 May 31

Menu and program for Whitman's seventieth birthday banquet. Includes a portrait.

Trent V

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1819 May 31Born Walter Whitman in West Hills, Huntington Township, N.Y. to Walter and Louisa (VanVelsor) Whitman
1823Whitman family moved to Brooklyn
1825-1830Attended Brooklyn public schools
1830-1831Worked as office boy for lawyer and doctor
1831-1832Printing apprentice for Long Island Patriot
1832-1835Worked as compositor for Long Island Star
1836-1838Taught school on Long Island
1838-1839Worked on two newspapers, Long Islander and Long Island Democrat
1840Campaigned for Martin Van Buren
1840-1841Taught school on Long Island
1841Moved to New York City; worked as compositor for The New World
1842-1845Worked for and contributed to various newspapers in New York City
1845-1846Returned to Brooklyn and worked for Evening Star
1846-1848Edited Brooklyn's Daily Eagle
1848Left Daily Eagle, went to New Orleans to edit Daily Crescent. Resigned and returned to Brooklyn.
1848-1849Founded and edited Weekly Freeman, a "free-soil" newspaper
1849-1854Operated printing office, bookstore, and house building business and did freelance journalism
1855Copyrighted first edition of Leaves of Grass
1855-1856Wrote for Life Illustrated; published second edition of Leaves of Grass
1857-1860Edited Brooklyn Daily Times
1860Published third edition of Leaves of Grass
1861-1862Wrote freelance journalism; visited soldiers in New York Hospital; visited wounded brother in Fredericksburg
1863-1864Moved to Washington, D.C.; worked as clerk in Army Paymaster's Office; visited military hospitals; returned to Brooklyn for 6 months in 1864
1865Returned to Washington, D.C. and worked as clerk in Indian Bureau of Department of the Interior; began and suspended printing of Drum-Taps; discharged by Secretary James Harlan for writing "obscene" poetry; transferred to clerkship in Attorney General's Office; again published Drum-Taps and Sequel; began relationship with Peter Doyle
1866William D. O'Connor published The Good Gray Poet, a defense co-written by Whitman in response to Whitman's firing by Harlan
18674th edition of Leaves of Grass published
1868Poems of Walt Whitman published in London
18705th edition of Leaves of Grass published
1873Suffered paralytic stroke; mother died on May 23rd; moved in with brother George in Camden, N.J.
1874Discharged from his position in Washington, D.C.
1876Published Centennial edition of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets, and Memoranda During the War; befriended Harry Stafford
1879Gave first Lincoln lecture in New York
1882Publicity concerning the suppression of Leaves of Grass in Boston resulted in unprecedented sales
1888Suffered a second paralytic stroke; made will naming Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas Harned, and Horace Traubel literary executors
188970th birthday commemorated in Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman
1892Died March 26th; buried in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The bulk of Duke University's Walt Whitman holdings were acquired through a series of substantial donations made by Dr. and Mrs. Josiah C. Trent, from whom the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana takes its name. Much of the Trent material was originally gathered by Richard Maurice Bucke, Whitman's friend and literary executor, who sold manuscript versions of his biography of Whitman, along with his collection of unpublished letters and Whitman's personal papers and books, in London in 1935. The next year, Jacob Schwartz offered for sale in New York a large portion of the Whitman holdings that had belonged to Bucke, and many of the items listed in the catalogue of this sale were a part of the original donation made to Duke by Dr. and Mrs. Trent in 1942. The Trent family made several important additions to their initial bequest in the years following the establishment of the collection, but Duke University does not expect its Whitman manuscript holdings to expand at any time in the near future.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Delbridge and Daniel Breen. Completed October 29, 2003. Much of the collection was rehoused by Christian Ferney, May 2009.

Finding aid encoded by Michael Shumate and Elizabeth Arnold.

Finding aid revised by Christine Kirkham and Paolo Mangiafico, December 2006. Encoding updated by Jill Katte, December 2007. Updates made to finding aid by Christian Ferney, May 2009.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.