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Walt Whitman's Long Island: A Research Guide
A guide to sources about Walt Whitman with an emphasis on Long Island, New York.
A collection covering the years 1854 to 1892 with some material still undated. Strengths of the collection include nearly 30 poems or poem fragments and Whitman's autograph revision of the "Analysis of Poems" by Dr. R. Bucke.
The papers of poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection consist of approximately 28,000 items spanning from 1763 to 1985. The bulk of the items date from the 1840s through Whitman's death in 1892, and into the twentieth century.
The online Walt Whitman Collection was made to commemorate Whitman's bicentennial on May 31, 2019. The collection features ten of Whitman's bound volumes from the Harry Ransom Center's collections, including original manuscripts and proofs of Whitman's later works, including the poem "After All, Not to Create Only," which would later be titled "Song of the Exposition;" drafts of Whitman's poetry and prose to have been brought out in England; and Whitman's notes on his famous 'Lincoln Lecture' that Whitman had bound for Bram Stoker.