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Guide to the Bliss Perry Whitman Collection Transcription, 1937

Summary

Bliss Perry, was an American literary critic, writer, editor, and teacher. Collection comprises a four volume set of a 1937 typescript transcription made for Clifton Joseph Furness of Whitman materials offered for sale by Bliss Perry. Each volume in the collection (there is no volume 3) has a detailed table of contents.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11274
Title
Bliss Perry Whitman collection transcription
Date
1937
Creator
Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 605 pages
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a four volume set of a 1937 typescript transcription made for Clifton Joseph Furness of Whitman materials offered for sale by Bliss Perry. Each volume in the collection (there is no volume 3) has a detailed table of contents. Included are Volumes I and II, containing transcriptions of letters from correspondents, dated 1863-1928 and undated, among them Whitman, Richard Maurice Bucke, John Burroughs, Moncure D. Conway, William Sloane Kennedy, William D. O'Connor, and Horace Traubel. In the second volume there are also transcriptions of several manuscripts by Whitman and William D. O'Connor, including Whitman "on himself" and a note on A Backward Glance. Also includes transcriptions of seven newspaper clippings, an offprint of "Death of a Fireman" by Whitman, and an advertisement and circular regarding the sale of Whitman's books. There is also a transcription of the catalog for the Bliss Perry collection.

In collection volumes IV and V there are transcriptions of Whitman material held in other repositories, such as The Library of Congress, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Public Library, and Harvard Library, among others. Includes typescript transcription, facsimiles, and photostatic copies of various letters, manuscripts, clippings, and articles. There is one original letter from John Addington Symonds to Walt Whitman (1872 Feb. 7).

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[Identification of item], Bliss Perry Whitman Collection Transcription, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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Bliss Perry, was an American literary critic, writer, editor, and teacher.


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