Catalogs of Manuscripts at Individual Repositories

Catalog of a Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the Charles N. Elliot Collection, The Library of Congress

Original finding aid completed 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 Poetry Manuscript in the Charles N. Elliot 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 Charles N. Elliot Collection holds several Whitman items including a poetry draft, article reprints, newspaper and magazine clippings on Whitman, and correspondence about Whitman. For this catalog, only the lone object deemed a poetry manuscript has been described at the item-level.

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: Nay, Tell Me Not To-Day The Publish'd Shame
Whitman Archive ID: loc.00093
Folder: Nay, Tell Me Not To-Day the Published Shame
Date: ca. 1873
Genre: poetry
Physical Description: 4 leaves, 21 x 13 cm, handwritten
View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Content: Trial lines and rough draft of the first section of the poem "Nay, Tell Me Not To-Day the Publish'd Shame," first published in the New York Daily Graphic on March 5, 1873. It was not reprinted again during Whitman's lifetime.

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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