Catalogs of Manuscripts at Individual Repositories

Catalog of the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University

Original records created by Special Collections & Manuscripts, Brigham Young University; 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: Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University

Collection Number: N/A

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository:  L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University

This catalog was created, in part, from a catalog record and a photocopied image of the original manuscript obtained by the Walt Whitman Archive. The original manuscript and catalog record are held at Brigham Young University.

Scope and Content: 
Brigham Young University has two Whitman manuscripts, a late draft of "The Prairie States" and a letter to "Harry" about setting a poem in type for a newspaper. This catalog only describes at item-level the document deemed a 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: The Prairie States
Whitman Archive ID: byu.00001
Repository ID: Vault MSS 356
Date: March 16, 1880
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View images: 1 | 2
Content: This is a late draft, probably for the printer, of "The Prairie States," which was first published in 1880. It is signed and dated March 16, 1880.

Restrictions on Original Materials: Please consult with repository.

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Repository Contact Information:

Brigham Young University
4040 Harold B. Lee Library
Provo, Utah 84602-6835


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