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Catalog of a Walt Whitman Manuscript in the John D. Batchelder Collection, The Library of Congress

Original records created by the Library of Congress; 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 Manuscript in the John D. Batchelder Collection, The Library of Congress

Collection Number: N/A

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository:  Manuscripts Division, The Library of Congress

This catalog was created, in part, from digital images of the original manuscripts obtained by The Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers and finding aid are held at the Library of Congress.

Scope and Content: 
The John D. Batchlelder Collection contains one Whitman manuscript, described below.

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 Dead of This War
Whitman Archive ID: loc.00092
Date: 1865-1875
Genre: prose, poetry
Physical Description: 1 leaf, 20 x 15 cm, handwritten
View images: 1 | 2
Content: A manuscript, seemingly drafted as poetry, that contains several lines and phrases that appear as prose in "The Million Dead, Too, Summ'd Up," a section of Memoranda During the War (1875-76).

Restrictions on Original Materials: Please consult with repository.

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Repository Contact Information:

The Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division
Room LM101, James Madison Building
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4680


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