Catalogs of Manuscripts at Individual Repositories

Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Collection of the Salisbury House Foundation

Original records created by the Salisbury House; revised and expanded by the Walt Whitman Archive and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Encoded Archival Description completed with the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Title: Walt Whitman Manuscripts in the Collection of the Salisbury House Foundation

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository:  Salisbury House and Gardens

This electronic catalog was created from catalogue records created by the Salisbury House Foundation and obtained by the Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers and catalogue records are held at the Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines, Iowa.

Scope and Content: 
The Salisbury House Foundation holds prose manuscripts and correspondence by Walt Whitman. The individual items described in this catalog are only those deemed prose manuscripts.

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: In those Leaves
Whitman Archive ID: sal.00005
Repository ID: 2010.9.261.a-b
Date: about 1876
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: A draft fragment of Whitman's "Preface, 1876, to the two-volume Centennial Edition of L. of G. and 'Two Rivulets,'" originally published in Two Rivulets (1876). Whitman included this preface in his Complete Prose Works (1892). This manuscript draft is comprised of three scraps of paper pasted together to make one leaf. On the verso of one of these scraps is a note Whitman made regarding his deteriorating health, which bears no discernible connection to Whitman's published works. This manuscript is catalogued with an envelope addressed to Herbert Gilchrist, postmarked 28 January 189[1].

Whitman Archive Title: [In the main I]
Whitman Archive ID: sal.00003
Repository ID: 2010.9.262
Date: about 1891
Genre: prose
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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Content: Draft fragment of "American National Literature," first published in Good-Bye My Fancy (1891). Whitman included this piece of literary criticism in Complete Prose Works (1892).

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Repository Contact Information:

Salisbury House and Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Drive
Des Moines, IA 50312


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