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Walt Whitman documents, 1884-1890

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: X812W59\S6
Bib ID 4079471 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Williams, Talcott, 1849-1928
Title Walt Whitman documents, 1884-1890
Physical Description 22 items (1 volumes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on site.

Description

Summary

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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This collection is located on site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

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"CUL Collections:"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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American poetry -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Graduate School of Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American journalist, first director of the Columbia School of Journalism.