Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Walt Whitman papers, 1842-1969

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1338
Bib ID 4079623 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Title Walt Whitman papers, 1842-1969
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Cataloged and arranged.



One letter from Walt Whitman to Alfred Lord Tennyson and three manuscripts by Whitman, one of which is a photostatic copy, several pieces of memorabilia and printed material by and about Whitman. The printed material includes newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodical articles, illustrations, portraits of Whitman and publications of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Walt Whitman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Frank J. Sprague, 1952.

Gift of Morton Pepper from the library of Alfred M. Hellman, 1977.

Gift of Moritz Jagendorf, 1981.

Gift of Charles E. Feinberg, 1985.

Gift of Dan Burne Jones, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Letter and Manuscripts Entered in AMC 12/05/90.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
American literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American poet.