Catalogs of Manuscripts at Individual Repositories

Catalog of the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the Bolton-Stanwood Family Papers, American Antiquarian Society

Original records created by the American Antiquarian Society; revised and expanded by the Walt Whitman Archive and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Encoded Archival Description completed with the assistance of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the University of Nebraska Research Council, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title: A Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript from the Bolton-Stanwood Family Papers, American Antiquarian Society

Collection Number: Mss. Dept., Mss. boxes "B", Octavo vols. "B"

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository:  American Antiquarian Society

This catalog was created, in part, from a photocopied image of the original manuscript obtained by the Walt Whitman Archive. The original manuscript is held at the American Antiquarian Society.

Scope and Content: 
The American Antiquarian Society has one Walt Whitman poetry manuscript.

Biographical Information:
For additional biographical information, see "Walt Whitman," by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, and the chronology of Whitman's Life.

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892;  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts; Poets, American--19th century

Whitman Archive Title: Ship Ahoy!
Whitman Archive ID: aas.00001
Repository ID: octavo vol. 28, p.103
Date: January 2, 1891
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: This is a late draft of "Ship Ahoy!," first published in Youth's Companion on March 12, 1891. The draft is relatively clean, though there are some differences between this manuscript and the published poem. On the verso of the manuscript is a cancelled letter to Whitman from William S. Ingram, dated December 24, 1890.

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Repository Contact Information:

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634


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