Catalogs of Manuscripts at Individual Repositories

Catalog of a Walt Whitman Literary Manuscript in the James Fraser Gluck Papers, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Original records created by the Walt Whitman Archive, based upon information from the repository. Encoded Archival Description completed with the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title: A Walt Whitman Manuscript in the James Fraser Gluck Papers, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Call Number: Z6621 .B929

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository:  Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

This catalog was created from H. L. Elmdorf's Descriptive Catalogue of the Gluck Collection of Manuscripts and Autographs in the Buffalo Public Library and from information and images provided by Buffalo and Erie County Public Library to the Walt Whitman Archive.

Scope and Content: 
The James Fraser Gluck Papers contains the single Whitman manuscript described in this catalog. It is mounted in a bound volume titled "Essay on Burns."

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: Burns as Poet and Person.
Whitman Archive ID: bec.00001
Date: 1886
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 13 leaves, handwritten
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Content: Fair copy prepared for publication in the North American Review of November 1886 under the title "Robert Burns as Poet and Person." The leaves that make up this manuscript incorporate parts of a previous version, published in the New York Critic of December 16, 1882. That essay was itself a revision of an essay published in Our Land and Time and the New York Daily Graphic on January 25, 1875. The first page of this manuscript bears a note written by James Redpath, the editor of the North American Review in 1886. Images of the versos are unavailable because the leaves have been mounted and bound in a volume that also includes a frontispiece from the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. A note on the volume's cover reads "Presented by James Redpath, to James Fraser Gluck for the Buffalo Library A. D. 1886."

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Repository Contact Information:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203-1887


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