Inventory of the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, 1841-1992, bulk 1845-1849, 1854-1857, and 1864-1892
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.
- Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, 1841-1992, bulk 1845-1849, 1854-1857, and 1864-1892
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
- ca. 40 Linear Feet, ca. 650 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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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.
To Horace Traubel, 1915 April 2
To Reuben Farwell (Typescript), 1898 Oct. 14
To W. D. O'Connor, 1880 July 1
To Walt Whitman, 1888 Aug. 17
To Walt Whitman, 1889 Jan. 18
To Editor of Scribner's Monthly, undated
To Horace Traubel, 1915 May 19
To Horace Traubel, 1916 May 29
To W. D. O'Connor, 1882 July 11
Includes two clippings on Massachusetts controversy over Leaves of Grass.
To W. D. O'Connor, 1882 July 30
To Dr. William Roscoe Thayer, 1921 Nov. 26
To Dr. William Roscoe Thayer, 1922 Jan. 8
To Dr. William Roscoe Thayer, 1922 Apr. 10
To Walt Whitman 1868 Sept. 21
To Walt Whitman, 1864 Apr. 30
III-5 [III display]
To Walt Whitman, 1864 May 5
To Walt Whitman, 1864 May 10
To Walt Whitman, 1864 June 8
To Walt Whitman, 1864 Oct. 2
To Walt Whitman, 1864 Nov. 7
To Walt Whitman, 1864 Nov. 21
To Walt Whitman, [1865?] June 16
To Walt Whitman, 1875 Feb. 11
To Walt Whitman, 1875 Mar. 5
To Walt Whitman, 1875 Aug. 16
To Horace Traubel, 1908 April 6
To "Charlie," 1861 Aug. 2
Includes a picture of Hay.
To Louisa Whitman, 1868 Nov. 24
To Louisa Whitman, 1868 Dec.
To Louisa Whitman, 1852-1873
To Walt Whitman, 1860-1892
To Louisa Whitman, undated
Written as addition to letter of 1868 Nov. 24 by her husband listed above.
To Louisa Whitman, undated
Three of these letters are written as additions to those by her husband listed above.
To unidentified recipient, 1890 Feb. 18
Includes an autographed photograph of Holmes, Cf. Portraits of Others Subseries
III-5B: [II display]
To Arthur Monnanteuil, 1868 July 7
Walt Whitman's translation of Hugo's letter, with a signed photograph of Whitman, Cf. Portraits of Whitman Subseries
To Horace Traubel, 1897 January 17
To Horace Traubel, 1897 January 21
To Horace Traubel, 1897 December 28
To Louisa Whitman, undated
To Louisa Whitman, 1872 Oct. 13
To Louisa Whitman, 1872 Nov. 24
To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Jan. 1
To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Jan. 31
To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Feb. 9
To Louisa Whitman, [1873?], Saturday
To Louisa Whitman, 1873 Mar. 27
To Walt Whitman, 1873 Dec. 9
To Walt Whitman, 1874 May 12
To Walt Whitman, 1874 June 28
To Walt Whitman, 1875 July 21
To Walt Whitman from Stansberry's wife, 1874 July 15
To Louisa Whitman, [1875?] Feb. 16
To Walt Whitman, 1875 Feb. 16
To Horace Traubel, 1917 April 1
To Louisa Whitman, 1861-1865
To Walt Whitman, 1861-1865
To Thomas Jefferson Whitman, undated
To Walt Whitman, 1860-1868
To Walt Whitman, 1868-1873
(142 letters in two volumes)
Typescript transcription of letters
To Horace Traubel, 1897 December 26
To Horace Traubel, 1917 January 4
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.
1877 Oct. 5
Includes two pictures of Whitman, Cf. Portraits of Whitman Subseries
To Foreman in the Composing Room, 1873 Dec. 15
1890 Apr. 11
Includes a photograph of Whitman, a ticket to his lecture on Lincoln at Madison Square Theater, 1887 14 Apr., and a clipping from the Philadelphia Press, 1887 16 Apr. describing the lecture. For other material on this lecture, Cf. Miscellany Series; for the photographs, Cf. Portraits of Whitman Subseries
[Letters formerly attributed to Tom Bradley]
1890 Apr. 24
Includes proof copy of "To the Sun-Set Breeze," Cf.Poems Set to Music Subseries
1865 Feb. 3
Includes a letter from General Grant's staff
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)
MS q 14
Carols Closing Sixty-Nine (Autograph MS, title suggestions for Sands at Seventy)
MS q 20
Faces (Autograph MS, draft portions)
MS q 9
Great are the myths... (Autograph MS)
MS q 10
You lusty and graceflu youth! (draft portions)
MS q 11
In Paths Untrodden (Autograph MS, draft portions)
MS q 195
Leaves of Grass (Table of Contents, 1881-1882 edition, with instructions to the printer)
II. Song of Myself (Pages 1-23)
II. Song of Myself (Pages 24-48)
II. Song of Myself (Pages 49-72)
IV. Song of the Exposition
VI. A Song for Occupations
IX. By Blue Ontario's Shore
X. Autumn Rivulets (Pages 1-26)
X. Autumn Rivulets (Pages 27-53)
XII. Whispers of Heavenly Death
XIII. From Noon to Starry Night
THE Poem (?One grand, eclipsing poem Poem of Materials) (Autograph MS, draft portions of "Starting from Paumanok" and "Mediums")
MS 12mo 15
Outlines for a Tomb (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Pictures (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Theme for piece poem An opera (Autograph MS, draft portions of Proud Music of the Storm and The Mystic Trumpeter )
MS q 22
Proud Music of the Storm (Autograph MS, draft outline and corrections)
MS q 23
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions), including Unnamed Lands
MS q 1
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) To be at all - ...
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft outlines) It is no miracle now...
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) Light and air!
MS q 4
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) Bibles, traditions, and formulas...
MS q 6
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft portions) My Spirit sped back...
MS q 7
Song of Myself (Autograph MS, draft outlines) There is no word in any tongue
Song of the Broad-Axe (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Song of the Redwood Tree (Autograph MS, draft portions)
A Song for Occupations (Autograph MS, draft outline)
MS q 8
A Song of Joys (Autograph MS, draft outline)
MS q 194
A Song of the Rolling Earth (Autograph MS, draft outline)
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")
MS q 16
This Compost (Autograph MS, draft portions)
I know as well as you that Bibles are divine revelations (Autograph MS, draft portions of Who Learns My Lesson Complete? )
MS q 5
Listed alphabetically by headings.
I am that halfgrown angry boy...
MS q 25
Remembrances I plant American ground with
MS 12mo 27
Listed alphabetically by headings.
Autograph MSS [Fragments and Ideas for Poems] (Frey's heading)
MS f 29
Autograph MSS [Notes for Poems] (Frey's heading)
MS f 30
Autograph MSS [Outlines for Poems] (Frey's heading)
MS f 31
Autograph MSS [Preliminary Studies for Poems] (Frey's heading)
MS q 32
Autograph MSS [Suggestions for Poems] (Frey's heading)
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)
MS q 191
Of a summer evening a boy fell asleep (Autograph MS, complete draft)
This singular young man was unnoted for any strong qualities (Autograph MS, complete draft)
MS f 38
Listed alphabetically by headings.
Camden - Phila April 8, '84 (Autograph MS, draft of preface to unpublished edition of Whitman's works)
MS f 47
Eidolons Preface Two Rivulets (Autograph MS, draft of preface to Two Rivulets, 1876)
MS q 62
For Dem Vistas (Autograph MS, draft of preface to Democratic Vistas )
MS 12mo 58
The name of this tells much of the story... (Autograph MS, draft of preface [?])
MS q 63
(Of the great poet) (Finally) For preface (Autograph MS, draft of introduction to [?])
MS q 69
Struggling steadily to the front... (Autograph MS, draft of prefatory notes to Song of the Exposition, appearing in Two Rivulets )
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 )
MS 12mo 61
Canada lecture (Autograph MS, partly published in Diary in Canada, p. 72)
MS 12mo 60
for Ottawa lecture (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Founding a new American Religion (? No Religion) (Autograph MS, draft outline)
It is no doubt impossible to say anything not already said... (Autograph MS, draft of a lecture on public education)
It is said, perhaps rather quizzically by one of my friends... (Autograph MS, draft outline of a lecture on Canada)
Italian Singers in America (Autograph MS, draft paragraph on the contralto Alboni)
Materialism (Autograph MS, draft of lecture/essay on evolution)
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)
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 )
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)
? outset of lecture (Autograph MS, draft outline on preparation for study)
MS q 45
Rel. (Autograph MS, draft outline for a lecture on religion)
Sculpture (Autograph MS, lecture/essay on the Greeks)
Slavery - the Slaveholders - The Constitution... (Autograph MS, draft portions of antislavery speeches)
Spring of '59 - read Dante's 'Inferno' (Autograph MS, draft of essay on Dante)
Wants (Autograph MS, draft portions of an essay on labor advertisements)
MS f 43
A Word About Tennyson (Autograph MS, printer's copy for Whitman's Tennyson essay in the Critic, Jan. 1, 1887)
MS q 49
Listed alphabetically by headings or first lines.
[Miscellaneous Notes, Chiefly Literary] (in Frey) (Autograph MSS)
[Notes on Literature] (in Frey) (Autograph MSS)
1855 - I have looked over Gerald Massey's Poems... (Autograph MS, notes on Massey)
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])
MS q 99
Diderot (Dennis Diderot) (Autograph MS, outline of Diderot's career)
MS 12mo 92
Dr. Priestly (or Priestley) (Autograph MS, notes on Priestley)
MS q 74
Dryden 1631 to 1701 (Autograph MS, impressions of Dryden)
MS q 72
Edmund Spenser (Autograph MS, outline of Spencer's career)
Even now Jasmund, the people's poet,... (Autograph MS, notes on Jasmin, Pythagoras, Ossian, Zoroaster, and Greek history and literature)
MS q 86
Frances Wright (Autograph MS, notes on Wright's life)
MS q 76
Frederick Schlegel 1772 - 1829 (Autograph MS, note on the life and philosophy of Schlegel)
Goethe - from about 1750 to 1832 (Autograph MS, notes on Goethe)
MS q 80
Goethe's Complete Works, last complete edition of his own revision (Autograph MS, notes on Goethe)
MS q 81
He is a precursor, in some sort of great differences (Autograph MS, notes on Swedenborg)
MS q 85
His earliest printed plays 1597 Romeo and Juliet (Autograph MS, notes on the life and work of Shakespeare)
The Iliad, The Bible (? & The Eschylean tragedies) (Autograph MS, notes on the Iliad and the Bible)
J. J. Rousseau (Autograph MS, biographical sketch of Rousseau)
(Jean Paul) Friedrich Richter (Autograph MS, notes on the life and style of Richter)
MS q 82
Lafontaine, born about 1621 lived 73 years - (1694) (Autograph MS, notes on Lafontaine's career)
Louis 14th born 1638 - died 1715 Corneille (Autograph MS, notes on the drama of Louis XIV's age)
MS q 77
Memory - ... (Autograph MS, notes on the life of Plutarch preceded by a quotation from Locke)
MS q 84
The Nibelungen (Autograph MS, notes on the Nibelungenlied, mounted on inside front board of Voices from the Press )
III-3 #5 c. 1
Oliver Goldsmith (Autograph MS, biographical sketch of Goldsmith)
MS 12mo 89
Shakespeare and Walter Scott (Autograph MS, notes on writing)
Schiller - born 1759 - died 1806 (Autograph MS, notes on Schiller and other German poets)
MS q 83
Shelley, born 1792 - died 1822 Keats died 1821 (Autograph MS, notes on Shelley)
MS q 75
The Social Contract, Or, Principles of Right (Autograph MS, copy of extracts from a translation of Rousseau)
MS q 100
The Song of Hiawatha by H. W. Longfellow (Autograph MS, impressions of Hiawatha )
Torquato Tasso (Autograph MS, biographical sketch of Tasso)
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)
MS q 132
(Elan E. Kelsey)... (Autograph MS, notes on Eugene Kelsey, a soldier whom Whitman visited, and on Kelsey's family)
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)
In the Revolution,... (Autograph MS, notes on Whitman's grandfather Kell Van Velsor and his Grandmother Whitman during the Revolutionary War)
Isaac Joseph Stephen Jesse (my grandfather)... (Autograph MSS, notes on various relatives, especially his grandmother Hannah Brush and great aunt Mrs. Sarah Mead)
June 2, '74 (Autograph MS, notes on Dr. Matthew Grier's opinion of Whitman's health)
July 31st 1852 - Mr. Scofield owes W.W. ... (Autograph MS, memoranda written by Whitman when employed as a contractor)
Mother's family lived... (Autograph MS, notes on Whitman's mother's family, 1850)
MS f 128
My house and lot 328 Mickle street Camden New Jersey (Autograph MS, draft portion of Whitman's will)
MS f 133
Nov. 23rd. 62 Portland av. Jesse Whitman... (Autograph MS, notes on uncles and his father as contractor)
MS 12mo 104
Nov. 26 1880 R Worthington... (Autograph MS, notes on pirated edition of Leaves of Grass )
MS f 131
Progenitors (Autograph MS)
MS 12mo 104a
Specimen Days (Autograph MS, notes on his parents)
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.
MS f 129
Listed alphabetically by headings.
[Three Autograph MSS] (Notes on nature, a comment on Specimen Days )
MS 12mo 116
'81 'Leaves of Grass' finished (Autograph MS, diary writing on preparation of the 1881-1882 edition for publication)
MS q 110
All others have adhered to the principle... (Autograph MS, notes on democracy, poetry)
MS q 109
And so I have put those completed poems... (Autograph MS, draft outline)
Current Criticism (Autograph MS, notes on Burroughs's Notes on Walt Whitman )
MS 12mo 127
Feb. 25th '57 Dined with Hector Tyndale (Autograph MS, notes on criticisms of Leaves of Grass made by Whitman's friends)
For criticism L of Grass (Autograph MS, notes on Leaves of Grass )
MS 12mo 105
For Dr. B's Criticism (Autograph MS, notes on Specimen Days )
MS 12mo 106
Friday April 24, '57. True vista before (Autograph MS, notes on education)
Leading Characteristic to unite all sects,... (Autograph MS, notes on religious and social unity)
Make the Works (Autograph MS, notes on writing)
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)
MS 12mo 107
My Poems, when complete, should be... (Autograph MS, notes on writing poetry)
No I do not choose to write a poem on a lady's sparrow, like Catullus (Autograph MS, notes on Leaves of Grass )
MS q 134
No one of the Themes... (Autograph MS, draft portions of an essay on Leaves of Grass )
Of William Blake & Walt Whitman (Autograph MS, comparison of Blake and himself)
On the other side is the 'barbaric yawp'... (Autograph MS, draft portion of essay on the differences between Whitman and other poets)
MS q 206
Other poets have formed... (Autograph MS, notes on writing poetry)
MS 115 [display]
Put in a passage in some poem... (Autograph MS, notes on translation of his poetry)
MS q 199
Rules for Composition (Autograph MS, notes on writing)
MS q 136
Sept '81 Copy... (Autograph MS, notes on the publication of the 1881-1882 edition of Leaves of Grass )
MS q 137
Two suggestion points for letter (Autograph MS, two passages of self-criticism)
MS q 205
3 Autograph MSS (Notes on nature, Specimen Days )
MS 12mo 116
Listed alphabetically by headings.
The Black (The problem of the black) (Autograph MS)
MS q 192
Book-learn'g is good... (Autograph MS, notes on education)
Caution (Autograph MS, notes on American literature)
MS q 196
Egypt... (Autograph MS, notes on the "development of man" represented by the Egyptians, Hindus, Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews)
Egyptian religion... Greek... Hebrew (Autograph MS, notes on ancient Egyptian and Greek religion and Judaism)
The English Masses (Autograph MS, notes on English people)
His idea of God... (Autograph MS, notes on Emerson)
MS q 34
I know well enough that man grows up,... (Autograph MS, notes on "the nature of man")
MS f 53
In metaphysical points,... (Autograph MS, notes on Romantic poetry, education)
It is generally believed in Washington... (Autograph MS, draft portions of a letter on exchange of Civil War prisoners)
It were unworthy a live man to pray or complain (Autograph MS, notes on "whining")
MS q 203
London - 1880 Then about drinking habits (Autograph MS, notes on Canada made during his trip there)
A main part of The greatness of a humanity (Autograph MS, notes on the "evolution of humanity")
Of Insanity (Autograph MS, notes on insanity)
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)
[On Poetry] (Frey's heading) (Autograph MS, notes on poetry)
Produce great persons... (Autograph MS)
The RR we go on (Sep 13 '79) from St Louis... (Autograph MS, notes on travels in the U.S. in 1848 and 1879)
MS q 111
Specimen Days Oct 31 '84 Presidential Election (Autograph MS, notes for an expanded edition of Leaves of Grass )
MS f 46
Sunday '79 - Took a slow walk... (Autograph MS, notes on New York City)
MS q 112
Theological inferences... (Autograph MS, notes on the Bible and its importance in poetry)
MS q 35
Visit to NY '78 July 3... (Autograph MS, notes on view of New York from the top of the Tribune building)
Wednesday 4th March... (Autograph MS, notes on the adjournment of Congress, 1863, Mar.)
MS 12mo 59
The Whale (Autograph MS, notes on whales)
MS q 88
What are inextricable from the British poets are... (Autograph MS, notes on British poets)
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
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.
III-8B, Pr. 1
The Dead Carlyle, Boston Literary World, 1881 Feb. 12 (P)
III-8B, Pr. 2
The Dead Tenor, The Critic, 1884 Nov. 4 (P)
III-8B, Pr. 3
Death of a Fireman, The New Republic, 1874 Nov. 14 (P)
III-8B, Pr. 4
Halcyon Days, undated
Proof copy with corrections, presumably by Whitman
III-8B, Pr. 5
Have We a National Literature?, North American Review, 1891 Mar. (P)
III-8C, Pr. 6
A Memorandum at a Venture, North American Review, 1882 June (A)
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.
November Boughs, undated Page proofs, pp. 46-92
November Boughs, undated Page proofs, pp. 93-140
Of That Blithe Throat of Thine, Harper's, 1885 Jan. (P)
Cf. Books and Periodicals Containing Contributions by Whitman Subseries.
III-8B, Pr. 9
Old Age's Lambent Peaks, undated
III-8C, Pr. 10
Patroling Barnegat, 1880 June 3 (A)
III-8B, Pr. 11
Preface to Three Tales, by W. D. O'Connor
III-8C, Pr. 12
Shakespeare for America, The Poet Lore, 1890 Sept. 15 (P)
III-8B, Pr. 13
Summer Days in Canada , London Advertiser, 1890 June 22 (P)
III-8B, Pr. 14A
Sunday with the Insane , London Advertiser, 1890 June 22 (P)
III-8B, Pr. 14B
Thanks in Old Age, undated
III-8B, Pr. 15
To Get the Final Lilt of Songs, undated
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.
III-8B, Pr. 16
A Twilight Song, The Century, 1890 May (P)
III-8B, Pr. 17
Walt Whitman: The True Reminiscence of his Writings, The West Jersey Press, 1876 May 24 (P)
III-8C, Pr. 18
Walt Whitman's Actual American Position, The West Jersey Press, 1876 Jan. 26 (P) (2 copies)
III-8C, Pr. 19
With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea!, Harper's, 1883 Nov. (A)
III-8B, Pr. 20
Your kind invitation to visit you and deliver a poem for the 33d Anniversary of founding Santa Fe..., undated
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.
Eight Songs from Whitman, Letter press by Grabhorn, San Francisco, 1930
The Last Invocation, Winthrop Rogers, Ltd., London, 1919 (Landauer 19)
Op. 32, No. 1, Rhapsodie, G. Schirmer, New York, 1919 (Landauer 23)
Two Songs to Words by Walt Whitman: I. 'Elegy,' II. 'At the Tomb, The Boston Music Company, Boston, 1918 (Landauer 27)
As I watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing, and Other Chants of Freedom,, Novello and Company, London, 1901 (Landauer 39)
As I watch'd..., including woodcuts by Wharton Esherick, London, 1901 (Landauer 40)
I Hear America Singing, C. C. Birchard and Co., Boston 1925 (Landauer 58)
Out of the Rolling Ocean..., C. W. Thompson and Co., Boston, 1908 (Landauer 89)
Out of the Rolling Ocean..., Galaxy Music Corporation, New York, 1933
Two Songs: I. 'Song of Ylen,' [words by Richard Hovey], II. 'We Two Together,' [words by Whitman], G. Schirmer, New York, 1911
We Two Together, Galaxy Music Corporation, New York, 1933
O Captain My Captain, Essex Institute, Salem [Mass.], 1909
The Last Invocation, Edward Schuberth and Co., New York, 1927 (Landauer 105a)
My Captain, Elkin and Co., Ltd., London, 1904
Trois Melodies pour Chant et Piano, Editions Maurice Senart, Paris, 1923 (Landauer 120)
The Last Invocation, Bruce Humphries, Inc., Boston, 1934
The Laurel Song-Book for Advanced Classes in Schools, Academies, Choral Societies, etc., C. C. Birchard and Company, Boston, 1901
Contains three songs with words by Whitman:
O Captain! My Captain!,
music by Edgar Stillman Kelley, pp. 26-32;
Weave in, My Hardy Life,
music by Frank van der Stucken, p. 33;
We Two Together,
music by W. W. Gilchrist, pp. 210-212.
Three Poems by Walt Whitman, Oxford University Press, London, 1925
Includes Nocturne, A Clear Midnight, and Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
Invocation, Composers' Music Corp., New York, 1921 (Landauer 136)
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.
No. 558: An American Printer, pp. 460-70, 1904 Apr.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, (in Hebrew) p. 163, 1949 June/July
Vol. I, no. 1, edited by Walt Whitman. Only extant copy known. 1848 Sept. 9
Vol. I, no. 9: Boz and Democracy, pp. 243-4, 1842 Feb. 26
Vol. XXXIX, no. 4: Old Age's Ship and Crafty Death, p. 553, 1890 Feb.
Vol. XL, No. LI: The Angel of Tears, p. 282, 1842 Sept.
One Wicked Impulse! p. 92, 1954 Jan.
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
Vol. LXX, no. 416: Of That Blithe Throat of Thine, p. 64, 1885 Jan.
"Wood Odors," p. 43, 1960 Dec.
Vol. I, No. 17: Ship of State (in Hebrew), 1944 Mar. 2
English correspondence course, 1955 July
Vol. I, no. 13: Christmas at Grace, p. 97, 1856 Jan. 26
Vol. I, no. 24: America's Mightiest Inheritance, pp. 185-6, 1856 Apr. 2
Vol. II, no. 2: Voltaire, p. 9, 1856 May 10
Vol. II, no. 3: Fanny Fern's Opinion of Walt Whitman, pp. 20-1, 1856 May 17
Vol. II, no. 11: New York Dissected, part 1, p. 85, 1856 July 12
Vol. II, no. 12: New York Dissected, part 2, p. 93, 1856 July 19
Vol. II, no. 14: New York Dissected, part 3, pp. 108-9, 1856 Aug. 2
Vol. II, no. 15: New York Dissected, part 4, p. 116, 1856 Aug. 9
Vol. II, no. 16: New York Dissected, part 5, p. 125, 1856 Aug. 16
Vol. II, no. 17: New York Dissected, part 6, p. 133, 1856 Aug. 23
Vol. II, no. 22: Advertisement for second edition of Leaves of Grass, 1856 Sept. 27
Vol. XXXIX, no. 229: My Book and I, pp. 121-7, 1887 Jan.
Vol. 4, No. 1: Criticism, p. 49, 1960 Autumn
Vol. I: Selected Poems, pp. 15-23, 1889
Vol. 2, No. 10, 1926 Mar.
Extra Series, no. 34: Franklin Evans; or, the Inebriate. A Tale of the Times, pp. 1-31, 1842 Nov.
The Poetry of the Future, 1881 Feb.
Vol. I, no. 15: Wild Frank's Return, p. 116, 1848 Oct. 7
Fragments politiques inedits, pp. 239-256, 1955 July-Aug.
Vol. XIV, no. 19: Resurgemus, p. 148, 1850 Aug. 24
Vol. XXIII, no. 43: You and Me and Today, p. 342, 1860 Jan. 28
Walt Whitman Special Number 150 (in Japanese), 1969 June
An dich. Ubertragen von Max Hayek, p. 141, 1918
Vol. III: Red Jacket, (From Aloft), p. 105, 1885
Vol. 4, No. 4: The Eighteenth Presidency, p. 1, 1948 Oct.-Dec.
NS Vol. IX, no. 38: Death in the School-Room. A Fact, pp. 177-81, 1841 Aug.
NS Vol. IX, no. 41: Wild Frank's Return, pp. 476-82, 1841 Nov.
NS Vol. IX, no. 42: Bervance: or, Father and Son, pp. 560-8, 1841 Dec.
NS Vol. X, no. 43: The Tomb-Blossoms, pp. 62-8, 1842 Jan.
NS Vol. X, no. 47: The Child-Ghost; A Story of the Last Loyalist, pp. 451-9, 1842 May
Vol. XVII, no. 89: A Dialogue, pp. 360-4, 1845 Nov.
Walt Whitman in the Ukraine, trans. by Korotich, 1965
Essays from The Critic, by John Burroughs, et al., 1882
Death of Carlyle,
Death of Longfellow,
Et Cetera: A Collector's Scrap-Book, edited by Vincent Startett, no. 144 of 625 copies, 1924
In Re Walt Whitman, edited by Horace L. Traubel, et al., 1893
The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman, edited by Thomas B. Harned, 1918
The Poets' Tribute to Garfield: A Collection of Many Memorial Poems, 1882
The Sobbing of the Bells,
Voices from the Press: A Collection of Sketches, Essays, and Poems by Practical Printers, edited by James J. Brenton, 1850
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.
An American Primer. Edited by Horace Traubel. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1904.
Autobiographia, or The Story of a Life. Prose selections. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co.; London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1892.
Autobiographia, or The Story of a Life. Edited by Arthur Stedman. Fiction, Fact and Fancy Series. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1892.
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.
Calamus. Edited and translated by Leon Bazalgette (French trans.). Geneva: Editions du Sablier, 1919.
A Child's Reminiscence. Edited by Thomas O. Mabbott and Rollo G. Silver. Seattle: University of Washington Book Store, 1930.
Christmas cards from Rollo G. Silver to Louise Hall, featuring poems by Whitman, 1928-1986
Complete Poems and Prose of Walt Whitman, 1855-1888. Autograph copy. [No publisher identified in Frey]
Complete Prose Works. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1892.
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.)
Criticism, An Essay. Newark, N.J.: The Carteret Book Club, 1913.
Democratic Vistas, and Other Papers. London: Walter Scott; Toronto: W. J. Gage and Co., 1888.
Digte. Edited and translated by Johannes V. Jensen and Otto Gelsted (Danish trans.). Kobenhavn; Kristiania: Nordisk Forlag, 1919.
Drum Taps. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1936.
Feuilles d'herbe. Edited and translated by Leon Bazalgette (French trans.). Paris: Mercure de France, 1909. (2 vols)
Feuilles d'herbe. Paris: Mercure de France, 1922. (2 vols.)
Finf un zwanzig Lieder. Edited and translated by Dr. A. Eisen, in Hebrew characters. New York: Farlag Idish Leben, 1934.
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.)
Gems from Walt Whitman. Edited by Elizabeth Porter Gould. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889.
Good-Bye My Fancy. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891.
Grashalme. Edited and translated into German by Karl Knortz and T. W. Rolleston. Zurich: Verlags-Magazin (J. Schabelitz), 1889.
Grashalme. With illustrations by Willi Jaeckel. Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, 1920.
The Half-Breed and Other Stories. Edited by Thomas Olive Mabbott, with woodcuts by Allen Lewis. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927.
I Sit and Look Out. Edited by Emory Holloway and Vernolian Schwartz. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932.
Lafayette in Brooklyn. Introduction by John Burroughs. New York: George D. Smith, 1905.
Leaves of Grass, first edition, first issue (2 copies). Brooklyn: [Walt Whitman], 1855.
Leaves of Grass, first edition, second issue (1 copy); first edition, English export (1 copy). Brooklyn: [Walt Whitman], 1855.
Leaves of Grass, second edition. Brooklyn: [Walt Whitman], 1856.
Leaves of Grass, third edition. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-1861.
I-2 or I-5A
Leaves of Grass, Worthington's pirated edition. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-1861.
Leaves of Grass, fourth edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Whitman. New York, 1867.
Leaves of Grass, Electrotyped by Smith and McDougal, New York; published in Washington, D.C., 1871
Leaves of Grass, with Passage to India. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1871.
Leaves of Grass, fifth edition. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1872.
Leaves of Grass, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, and Other Poems. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1872.
Leaves of Grass, sixth edition. Camden, N.J., 1876.
Leaves of Grass, sixth edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Whitman. Camden, N.J., 1876.
Leaves of Grass, seventh edition, third Boston edition. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1881-1882.
Leaves of Grass, seventh edition (reprint). Rees, Welsh and Co., 1882.
Leaves of Grass. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1884.
Leaves of Grass, seventh edition (reprint). Glasgow: Wilson and McCormick, 1884.
Leaves of Grass, with Sands at Seventy and A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads, eighth edition. [No publisher identified in Frey], 1889.
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.
Leaves of Grass. Boston: Small, Maynard and Cos., 1898.
Leaves of Grass. Philadelphia: David McKay, ca. 1900.
Leaves of Grass. New York: M. Kennerling, 1914.
Leaves of Grass, facsimile of 1855 first edition. Portland, Me.: Thomas Bird Mosher and William Francis Gable, 1919.
Leaves of Grass. Edited and translated by Tomita Sotsukwa (Japanese translation). Tokyo and Osaka: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1919-1920. (2 vols)
Leaves of Grass. "Inclusive Edition." Edited by Emory Holloway. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1927.
Leaves of Grass. Introduction by Carolyn Wells. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1929.
Leaves of Grass. New York: Random House, 1930.
Leaves of Grass. New York: Aventine, 1931.
Leaves of Grass, facsimile of 1855 first edition. Introduction by Clifton Joseph Furness. New York: Columbia University Press for the Facsimile Text Society, 1939.
I-5B or III-11
Leaves of Grass. New York: Modern Library, 1940.
Leaves of Grass. Edited by Christopher Morley, with illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., 1940.
I-6 or III-11
Leaves of Grass. Introduction by Mark Van Doren, photographs by Edward Weston. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1942.
Leaves of Grass. Illustrations by Boyd Hanna. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1950.
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman: Preface to the Original Edition, 1855. Trubner and Co., 1881.
Leaves of Grass Imprints: American and European Criticisms on Leaves of Grass. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860.
Letters Written by Walt Whitman To His Mother, 1866-1872. Introduction by Rollo G. Silver. New York: Alfred F. Goldsmith, 1936.
Memoranda, with Democratic Vistas. Washington, D.C.: [No publisher identified in Frey], 1871.
Memoranda During the War. Camden, N.J.: [Walt Whitman], 1875-1876.
Memories of President Lincoln. Portland, Me.: Thomas B. Mosher, 1912.
Memories of President Lincoln and Other Lyrics of the War. Portland, Me.: Thomas B. Mosher, 1906.
Natuurleven, first Dutch edition. Edited and translated into Dutch by Maurits Wagenvoort. Haarlem: Erven F. Bohn, 1898.
New York Dissected. Edited by and introduction by Emory Holloway and Ralph Adimari. New York: Rufus Rockwell Wilson, Inc., 1936.
Notes and Fragments. Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke. London, Ontario: A. Talbot and Co., 1899.
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.
O Captain! San Francisco: Privately printed, 1935.
Ode de la France. Translated by Leon Bazalgette. Paris: La Belle Edition, undated.
One Precious Leaf from the 1st Edition. New York: Bennett Book Studios, 1930.
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. New York: The June House, 1926.
Pictures. Edited by and introduction by Emory Holloway. New York: The June House, 1927; London: Faber and Gwyer, 1927.
Poems by Walt Whitman. Edited by William Michael Rossetti. London: John Camden Hotten, 1868.
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[?]
Selected Poems. Edited by Arthur Stedman. Fact, Fiction, and Fancy Series. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1892.
Selections from the Prose and Poetry of Walt Whitman. Edited and introduced by Oscar Lovell Triggs. Boston: Small, Maynard and Co., 1898.
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.
The Sleepers. Illustrations by Marcel Gaillard. Paris: Hand press by Francois Bernouard, undated.
Song of the Broad-Axe. Philadelphia: The Centaur Press, 1924.
Song of the Open Road. Illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel, undated.
Uncut and unbound pressing of Daniel's edition, with an envelope of addenda.
Specimen Days and collect, first edition, first issue. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1882-1883.
Specimen Days and collect, first edition, second issue. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1882-1883.
Specimen Days and collect, first British edition, second issue. Glasgow: Wilson and McCormick, 1883.
There Was a Child Went Forth. Pictures by Zhenya Gay. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1943.
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.
Two Rivulets. Camden, N.J.: [Walt Whitman], 1876.
The Uncollected Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman. Edited by Emory Holloway. New York: Peter Smith, 1932. (2 vols)
Walt Whitman and the Civil War. Edited by Charles I. Glicksberg. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1933.
Walt Whitman in Camden. Edited by and prefaced by Christopher Morley; photographs by Arnold Genthe. Camden, N.J.: The Haddon Craftsmen, 1938.
Walt Whitman, Poet of American Democracy: Selections from His Poetry and Prose. Edited by and introduction by Samuel Sillen. New York: International Publishers, 1944.
Walt Whitman: Representative Selections, with Introduction, Bibliography, and Notes. Edited by Floyd Stovall. American Writers Series. New York: American Book Company, 1934.
Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada. Edited by William Sloane Kennedy. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1904.
Walt Whitman's Workshop. Edited by and introduction by Clifton Joseph Furness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1928.
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.
The Wound-Dresser. Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1898.
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.
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)
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.
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
[Magazine Articles and Clippings] (Frey's heading)
Subjects dating 1849-1860, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
MS q 186
[Newspaper and Magazine Items] (Frey's heading)
Subjects dating 1845-1891, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
MS q 188
[Notes and Clippings, Chiefly on Eastern Poetry] (Frey's heading)
Clippings with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
[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
II-7B or III-6B 189
pp. 236-42 from Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
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
From the North British Review, American edition, vol. X (Feb. 1849), pp. 157-78, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
Christopher Under Canvass
From Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. LXV (June 1849), pp. 763-6, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
Early Roman History
From Western Review, vol. I (Apr. 1846), pp. 211-74, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
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
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)
The French Moralists
From American Whig Review, vol. II (Nov. 1845), pp. 497- 504, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
Hymn of Callimachus, Miss Barrett's Poems
From American Whig Review, vol. I (Jan. 1845), pp.35-48
Hymn of Heavenly Beauty
From Half-Hours with the Best Authors, vol. 1, pp. 207-16, with autograph MS annotation by Whitman
MS 12mo 154
Clippings, the second from Half-Hours with the Best Authors, vol. I, pp. 527-34, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
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
Modern Poetry and Poets
From Edinburgh Review, American edition, vol. XC, (Oct. 1849), pp. 203-28
New English Poets
From Putnam's Monthly, vol. VI (Sept. 1855), pp. 225-38, with autograph MS annotation by Whitman
One Thousand Historical Events, with the Dates
From Memoria Technica, pp. 17-40, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
MS q 187
Phrenology: A Socratic Dialogue
From American Whig Review vol. III (Jan. 1846), pp. 31-46, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
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
Political Poets: Waller and Marvell
From American Whig Review, vol. III (May 1851), pp. 411- 418, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
From North British Review, MS 162 American edition, vol. IX (Aug. 1848), pp. 163-82, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
From American Whig Review, N. S. vol. VII (May 1851), pp. 447-8; pp. 455-8
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
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
Provencal and Scandinavian Poetry
From Edinburgh Review, American edition, vol. LXXXVIII (July 1848), pp. 1-16 with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
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
"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
The Romantic in Literature and Art
From Sartain's Magazine, vol. V (Nov. 1849), pp. 297- 304, with autograph MS annotation by Whitman
MS q 184
Scottish Poetry...Robert Burns
Two clippings from an unidentified anthology, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
From Sartain's Magazine, vol. V (Sept. and Oct. 1849), pp. 153-8; pp. 217-24
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
From Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, LXV (Apr. 1849), pp. 453-68, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
Tennyson's Poems—The Princess
From North British Review, American edition, vol. IX (May 1848), pp. 25-40, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
Thoughts on Reading
From American Whig Review, vol. I (May 1845), pp. 483-96, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
Translators of Homer
From American Whig Review, vol. IV (Oct. 1846), pp. 351-72, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
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
From Life Illustrated, N. S. vol. II (May 10, 1856), p. 9, with autograph MS annotations by Whitman
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.
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.
Whitman, Walt - Autograph MS draft of passage appearing in revised form on p. 136 of Bucke's biography. One page.
MS q 139
Introduction (Autograph MS by Whitman, outline of his life that informs Bucke's introduction, 6 pp.)
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.)
Part I, Chapter 3: His Conversation (Copyist's hand, autograph revisions by Whitman. Partial copy of the chapter, 15 pp.)
Part I, Chapter 3: He several times spoke of President Lincoln (Autograph MS by Whitman, one page.)
Cf. Portraits of Others Subseries (Saunders 75).
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.
Walt Whitman Abroad. Printer's copy of TS of Allen's book, 1955
Partial draft of Whitman, undated
Whitman. TS of Arvin's book.
Cf. Books and Pamphlets About or Relating to Whitman Subseries for printed text.
The Genesis of Walt Whitman. Autograph MS, 13 pp., one page typed.
Walt Whitman: Man and Poet. Autograph MS, 15 pp.
MS q 146
Wills of Walt Whitman. Autograph copies by Bucke of Whitman's wills made in 1872, 1880, 1882, 7pp.
MS q 150
Notes W. W. Last Sickness, 162 pp.
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.
MS q 148
Manuscript of Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, sections I-III
Manuscript of Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, sections IV-V
Proofs of Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, undated
Mss about Walt Whitman--Descriptions, undated
Whitman's Annotations on Magazine Excerpts, Clippings, Etc., undated
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.
Once a Week (portrait of Whitman), 1889 Dec. 17
New York Citizen, 1867 Aug. 10
Post (Camden), 1889 June 1
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, 1892 Apr. 14
Illustrated American, 1890 Apr. 19
Scottish Art Review, 1889 April and June
William Speers: "Walt Whitman's Camden Days," Philadelphia Inquirer, 1970 Feb.
Published scholarly books and shorter monographs on Whitman's life and poetry. Listed alphabetically by author.
Library exhibitions and events, 1945-1980
Anon. The Obliviad: A Satire. New York and London, 1879.
Arvin, Newton. Whitman. New York, 1938.
Auslander, Joseph. Five American Immortals, Worcester (Mass.), 1940.
Bailey, John. Walt Whitman. English Men of Letters Series. London, 1926.
Barrus, Clara. Whitman and Burroughs, Comrades. Boston and New York, 1931.
Barton, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman. Indianapolis, 1928.
Bazalgette, Leon. Walt Whitman: L'Homme et son Oeuvre. Paris, 1908.
_________. Walt Whitman: The Man and His Work. Translated into English by Ellen FitzGerald. Garden City, N.Y., 1920.
Beerbohm, Max. The Poets' Corner. London, 1904.
Binns, Henry Bryan. A Life of Walt Whitman. London, 1905.
Bloor, Ella Reeve. We Are Many: An Autobiography. Introduction by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn New York, 1940.
Born, Helena. Whitman's Ideal Democracy and Other Writings. Edited by Helen Tufts. Boston, 1902.
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.
Bucke, Richard Maurice, editor. Comic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. Philadelphia, 1901.
_________. Man's Moral Nature: An Essay. New York and Toronto, 1879.
_________. Walt Whitman. Philadelphia, 1883.
_________. Walt Whitman, with English Critics on Walt Whitman. Edited by Edward Dowden. Glasgow, 1884.
Burroughs, John. Accepting the Universe. Boston and New York, 1920.
__________. The Heart of Burroughs's Journals. Edited by Clara Barrus. Boston and New York, 1928.
__________. Notes on Walt Whitman As Poet and Person. Second edition. New York, 1871.
__________. Whitman: A Study. Boston and New York, 1896.
Canby, Henry Seidel. Walt Whitman, an American: A Study in Biography. Boston, 1943.
Carpenter, Edward. Days with Walt Whitman. London, 1906.
Carpenter, George Rice. Walt Whitman. English Men of Letters Series. New York, 1909.
Cheney, John Vance. That Dome in Air: Thoughts on Poetry and the Poets. Chicago, 1895.
Clare, Maurice. A Day with Walt Whitman. Days with the Poets Series. New York, n. d.
Clarke, William. Walt Whitman. The Dilettante Library Series London and New York, 1892.
Cotterill, H. B., and T. W. Rolleston. Über Wordsworth und Walt Whitman. Dresden, 1883.
Coyne, James H. Richard Maurice Bucke: A Sketch. Reprinted from Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1906. Toronto, 1906.
Deutsch, Babette. Walt Whitman: Builder for America. New York, 1941.
Donaldson, Thomas. Walt Whitman: The Man. New York, 1896.
Elliot, Charles N. Walt Whitman as Man, Poet and Friend. Boston, 1915.
Erskine, John. The Start of the Road. New York, 1938.
Fausset, Hugh I'Anson. Walt Whitman: Poet of Democracy. New Haven, 1942.
Figuiere, Eugene. Walt Whitman (Poete Americain). Les Anthologies du Xxe siecle Series. Paris, 1928.
Fowler, O. S. Fowler's Practical Phrenology. Bound with Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, and Applied. New York, 1849.
__________. 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.
__________, L. N. Fowler, and Samuel Kirkham. Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, and Applied. Bound with Fowler's Practical Phrenology. New York, 1849.
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.
Garland, Hamlin. Roadside Meetings. New York, 1930.
Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, editor. Introduction by William Michael Rossetti. Anne Gilchrist: Her Life and Writings. Second edition. London, 1887.
Gould, Elizabeth Porter. Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman. Philadelphia, 1900.
Grebanier, Francis, writing as Francis Winwar. American Giant: Walt Whitman and His Times. New York and London, 1941.
Hartley, L. Conrad. The Spirit of Walt Whitman. Manchester (Lancs.), 1908.
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.
Holloway, Emory. Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative. New York and London, 1926.
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.
__________. Letters of James Gibbons Huneker. Edited by Josephine Huneker. New York, 1922.
Ingersoll, Robert G. House of Death: Being Funeral Orations and Addresses. London, 1897.
__________. Liberty in Literature: Testimonial to Walt Whitman. New York, 1890.
Irwin, Mabel McCoy. Whitman: The Poet-Liberator of Woman. New York, 1905.
Johnson, Lorenzo D. Memoria Technica: or, The Art of Abbreviating Those Studies Which Give the Greatest Labor to the Memory. Second edition. Boston, 1847.
Johnston, John. Diary Notes of a Visit to Walt Whitman and Some of His Friends, in 1890. Manchester and London, 1898.
__________. Notes of a Visit to Walt Whitman, Etc., in July, 1890. Bolton, 1890.
__________ and J. W. Wallace. Visits to Walt Whitman in 1890-1891. London, 1917.
Karsner, David. Horace Traubel: His Life and Work. New York, 1919.
"Katinka." Abbie Nott and Other Knots. Philadelphia, 1856.
Keller, Elizabeth Leavitt. Walt Whitman in Mickle Street. New York, 1921.
Kennedy, William Sloane. The Fight of a Book for the World: A Companion Volume to Leaves of Grass. Winter Park (Fla.), 1926.
__________. Reminiscences of Walt Whitman with Extracts from his Letters and Remarks on his Writings. London, 1896.
Knortz, Karl. Walt Whitman. New York, 1886.
Kouwenhoven, John A. Adventures of America, 1857- 1900: A Pictorial Record from Harper's Weekly. New York and London, 1938.
Legler, Henry Eduard. Walt Whitman: Yesterday and Today. Chicago, 1916.
Lowell, Amy. Poetry and Poets. Boston and New York, 1930.
Masters, Edgar Lee. Whitman. New York, 1937.
Mathews, Godfrey W. Walt Whitman. Liverpool, 1921.
Matthiessen, F. O. American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. London, Toronto, and New York, 1941.
Maynard, Mila Tupper. Walt Whitman: The Poet of the Wider Selfhood. Chicago, 1903.
Mercer, Dorothy Frederica. "Leaves of Grass and the Bhagavad Gita: A Comparative Study." Typescript. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, 1933.
Mordell, Albert. Notorious Literary Attacks. New York, 1926.
Mumford, Lewis. The Golden Day: A Study in American Experience and Culture. New York, 1926.
Newton, A. Edward. A Magnificent Farce, and Other Diversions of a Book-Collector. Boston, 1921.
__________. A Magnificent Farce . . . Large paper edition. Boston, 1921.
Norton, Charles Eliot. A Leaf of Grass from Shady Hill. Cambridge (Mass.), 1928.
Noyes, Carleton. An Approach to Walt Whitman. Boston and New York, 1910.
O'Connor, William D. Harrington: A Story of True Love. Boston, 1860.
IV O18 H
Overton, Grant. The Answerer. New York, 1921.
Parrington, Vernon Louis. Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginnings to 1920. New York, 1930
Perry, Bliss. Walt Whitman: His Life and Work. Boston and New York, 1906.
Platt, Isaac Hull. Walt Whitman. Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans Series. Boston, 1907.
Pond, Major J. B. Eccentricities of Genius: Memories of Famous Men and Women of the Platform and Stage. New York, 1900.
Powys, John Cowper. Visions and Revisions: A Book of Literary Devotions. New York and London, 1915.
Riethmueller, Richard. Walt Whitman and the Germans: A Study. Philadelphia, 1906.
Pam q R563 W
Rivers, W. C. Walt Whitman's Anomaly. London, 1913.
Rogers, Cameron. The Magnificent Idler: The Story of Walt Whitman. Garden City (NY), 1926.
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.
Sanborn, Kate. The Vanity and Insanity of Genius. New York, 1886.
Saunders, Henry S., editor. Parodies on Walt Whitman. New York, 1923.
Sawyer, Roland D. Walt Whitman: The Prophet-Poet. Boston, 1913.
Shephard, Esther. Walt Whitman's Prose. New York, 1938.
Smith, Logan Pearsall. Unforgotten Years. London, 1938.
Smith, William. A Yorkshireman's Trip to the United States and Canada. London, 1892.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Essay on Walt Whitman. East Aurora (NY), 1900.
__________. Familiar Studies of Men and Books. London, 1882.
__________. Familiar Studies . . . London, 1888.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles. Songs Before Sunrise. Boston, 1871.
__________. Under the Microscope. London, 1872.
Symonds, John Addington. A Problem in Modern Ethics: Being an Inquiry into the Phenomenon of Sexual Inversion. London, 1896.
__________. Walt Whitman: A Study. London, 1893.
Thomson, James. Walt Whitman: The Man and the Poet. London, 1910.
Traubel, Horace L., editor. At the Graveside of Walt Whitman: Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30th. [No place of publication identified in Frey], 1892.
__________, editor. Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Philadelphia, 1889.
__________. With Walt Whitman in Camden. 3 vols. New York, 1914-1915.
Triggs, Oscar L. Browning And Whitman: A Study in Democracy. London and New York, 1893.
Trowbridge, John Townsend. My Own Story: With Recollections of Noted Persons. First edition. Boston and New York, 1903.
Wharton, Edith. Old New York: The Spark (The 'Sixties). New York and London, 1924.
Wilson, Francis. Francis Wilson's Life of Himself. Boston and New York, 1924.
Wilson, Jane Bliss. Index of the Whitman Clippings. Master's thesis, 1947.
Winwar, Francis, pseudonym [See Grebanier, Francis]
Wright, Frank Lloyd. An Autobiography. New York, 1943.
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)
Photograph, 1869; Whitman with Peter Doyle (Saunders 29)
Photograph, 1869; Whitman with Peter Doyle (Saunders 30)
Photograph, 1869 (Saunders 96)
Photograph, Brooklyn, 1871 (Saunders 35)
IV-B972 N or III-6A
Photograph, 1872 (Saunders 38)
Photograph, 1873 (Saunders 42)
Photograph with Kitty and Harold Johnston, 1879 (Saunders 68)
Photograph, 1888 (Saunders 100)
Oil painting, 1889 (Saunders 105)
Portrait reproduced in The Review of Reviews, Vol. III, no. 14: 1891, Feb., p. 163
V, Trent Pam Case
Photograph, undated (Saunders 37.1)
Photograph, Gribaydoff, undated (Saunders 37.1a)
Photograph, tinted, undated (Saunders 70)
Photograph, undated (Saunders 101)
Photograph of bust by Sidney Morse, undated (Saunders 301)
Whitman portrait (Blatas), undated
Reproduction of Photograph, 1890 (Saunders 112)
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.
II-9 or III-6B
Photograph (Saunders 45), undated
Photograph (Saunders 92), 1887, Sept.
MS q 191
Photograph (Saunders 92), 1887, Sept.
Photograph (Saunders 95), 1887, Sept.
1880 Sept. 22 (Saunders 75)
Photograph, Washington 1863 (Saunders 21)
Photo-intaglio from a drawing, undated; (Saunders 81.1)
Photograph (reproduction), 1880; (Saunders 80)
Lithograph, undated (Saunders 37)
Etching, 1891 (Saunders 95a)
Photograph, Whitman with Warren Fritzinger, 1890, July (Saunders 108)
MS q 194
Photograph, With Warry, 1890 (Saunders 109)
Photograph, Whitman, solus, 1890 (Saunders 110)
MS q 203
Photograph, Boston, The Pompous Photo, undated (Saunders 85)
Charcoal sketch, 1887, 11 Feb. (Saunders 95e)
Photograph, Whitman with Harry and Kitty Johnston, 1879 (Saunders 68)
MS q 195
Woodcut (reproduction), 1871 (Saunders 44a)
III-6A copy with title page of 1876 "Author's Edition" of Leaves of Grass.
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.
Photograph, undated (Saunders 32)
Photograph, 1872 (Saunders 36)
Cf. Manuscript Poems Subseries: Poems not Appearing in Leaves of Grass.
Photograph, 1872 (Saunders 36)
Cf. Manuscript Poems Subseries: Notes for Poems.
Photograph, 1883 (Saunders 48)
MS q 205
Photograph, 1882 (Saunders 83)
MS q 140
Photograph, 1879 (Saunders 57)
Three-colored cut, undated (Saunders 87.1)
Steel engraving, circa 1863 (Saunders 11a)
Sketch (reprod.), 1877 (Saunders 52)
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
Anon.; pencil drawing, undated
Anon.; photograph, undated
Anon.; photograph, undated
Includes a letter by Holmes of 18 Feb. 1890; Cf. Correspondence To or About Whitman Subseries.
E. Baumann; pencil drawing, undated
Anon.; photograph, undated
Anon.; hand-colored tintype, 1862 [?]
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
Whitman's trunk label (photograph)
Correspondence and description of the autographed manuscript of Leaves of Grass, 1939
Alboni, Marietta, La Mia Estensione, undated
The Asian Student, 1968 Apr. 6
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.
Copies of letters addressed to Walter C. Rivers on the subject of Walt Whitman's homosexuality, 1913-1916
Daily Collegian, 1963 Feb. 28
Early Roman History photocopy, undated
English Subscribers, undated
Leaflet containing a letter by Whitman and a list of English subscribers to the Whitman fund (2 copies).
III-8A or III-8C
Garrett, Florence. To Whitman, undated
Copy of poem donated by the author.
Halcyon Days, 1977 Dec. 8
Printed copy of poem on Christmas card.
Leaves of Grass wrappers, 1855
Three sets of original wrappers for the first edition of Leaves of Grass.
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
New York Herald, 1865 April 15
Front page reporting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Envelope of photos laid in Saunders, Henry S. Whitman Portraits, undated
Portraits from Life, undated
Prints used to illustrate Frey, Ellen, Catalogue of the Whitman Collection, undated
Whitman's birthplace, undated
Photostats of Whitman notebook, undated
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.
Piece of Walt Whitman's hair cut off by R. M. Bucke at Camden, 1886 July 20
Remembrance Copy, [1876?]
First two printed pages of Memoranda During the War,1875-1876,
Scrapbook of Whitman Correspondence and Clippings, 1892-1926
Collected by William Sloane Kennedy.
Scrapbook of Whitman Clippings and Miscellany, undated
Includes section on John Steinbeck in addition to Whitman material.
Scrapbook of Whitman Pictures and Clippings, 1892-1926
Collected by William Schroeder.
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
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)
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.
Walt Whitman Audio Materials, 1992
Audiocassette and related program from a concert given at the University of Iowa.
Walt Whitman. September 1885, 1885 Sept.
Leaflet announcing the formation of a subscription list in England for Whitman's benefit.
Walt Whitman's Buggy and Horse, 1885 Sept. 17
Leaflet of receipts for horse and buggy.
Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birthday, 1889 May 31
Menu and program for Whitman's seventieth birthday banquet. Includes a portrait.
|1819 May 31||Born Walter Whitman in West Hills, Huntington Township, N.Y. to Walter and Louisa (VanVelsor) Whitman|
|1823||Whitman family moved to Brooklyn|
|1825-1830||Attended Brooklyn public schools|
|1830-1831||Worked as office boy for lawyer and doctor|
|1831-1832||Printing apprentice for Long Island Patriot|
|1832-1835||Worked as compositor for Long Island Star|
|1836-1838||Taught school on Long Island|
|1838-1839||Worked on two newspapers, Long Islander and Long Island Democrat|
|1840||Campaigned for Martin Van Buren|
|1840-1841||Taught school on Long Island|
|1841||Moved to New York City; worked as compositor for The New World|
|1842-1845||Worked for and contributed to various newspapers in New York City|
|1845-1846||Returned to Brooklyn and worked for Evening Star|
|1846-1848||Edited Brooklyn's Daily Eagle|
|1848||Left Daily Eagle, went to New Orleans to edit Daily Crescent. Resigned and returned to Brooklyn.|
|1848-1849||Founded and edited Weekly Freeman, a "free-soil" newspaper|
|1849-1854||Operated printing office, bookstore, and house building business and did freelance journalism|
|1855||Copyrighted first edition of Leaves of Grass|
|1855-1856||Wrote for Life Illustrated; published second edition of Leaves of Grass|
|1857-1860||Edited Brooklyn Daily Times|
|1860||Published third edition of Leaves of Grass|
|1861-1862||Wrote freelance journalism; visited soldiers in New York Hospital; visited wounded brother in Fredericksburg|
|1863-1864||Moved to Washington, D.C.; worked as clerk in Army Paymaster's Office; visited military hospitals; returned to Brooklyn for 6 months in 1864|
|1865||Returned 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|
|1866||William D. O'Connor published The Good Gray Poet, a defense co-written by Whitman in response to Whitman's firing by Harlan|
|1867||4th edition of Leaves of Grass published|
|1868||Poems of Walt Whitman published in London|
|1870||5th edition of Leaves of Grass published|
|1873||Suffered paralytic stroke; mother died on May 23rd; moved in with brother George in Camden, N.J.|
|1874||Discharged from his position in Washington, D.C.|
|1876||Published Centennial edition of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets, and Memoranda During the War; befriended Harry Stafford|
|1879||Gave first Lincoln lecture in New York|
|1882||Publicity concerning the suppression of Leaves of Grass in Boston resulted in unprecedented sales|
|1888||Suffered a second paralytic stroke; made will naming Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas Harned, and Horace Traubel literary executors|
|1889||70th birthday commemorated in Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman|
|1892||Died March 26th; buried in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J.|
- Trent, Josiah C. (Josiah Charles), 1914-
- Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902.
- Frey, Ellen Frances. Catalogue of the Whitman collection in the Duke University Library, 1945: t.p. (Ellen Frances Frey)
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Portraits.
- Sand, George, 1804-1876. Portraits.
- Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Portraits.
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass.
- American literature--19th century.
- Poets, American--19th century.
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892—Manuscripts.
- Poets, American--19th century.
[Identification of item], Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
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.