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Items written by or relating to the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) as collected by Williams. There are three autograph letters signed from Whitman to Williams, 1884, 1887, n.d., regarding contributions by the poet to the PHILADELPHIA PRESS, as well as one postal card dated 1890. Also, two proofs of poems with corrections in Whitman's hand and four envelopes; a broadside containing lines from Whitman's poetry, five pages of manuscript notes on remarks made by Whitman on some occasion, two letters, one manuscript receipt, and three printed items concerned with a speech by Whitman, a testimonial, the choice of a speaker for his funeral, and the proposal to purchase the house in which he died, for a memorial. There are two prospectuses for books about the poet, and two placards advertising his books.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Williams, Talcott, Library of. Date of acquisition--1932. Accession number--M-32.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American journalist, first director of the Columbia School of Journalism.