Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass
  • Childe Hassam (1859-1939). Walt Whitman's House Etching, 1927. Digital ID# ppmsca-07145. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (1).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892) to Abraham Paul Leech (1815-1886), September 9, 1840. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (2).
  • Gabriel Harrison, photographer. Walt Whitman, 1854. Copyprint from reproduction of daguerreotype. Digital ID# ppmsca-08542. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (4).
  • Fulton Ferry Boat (Brooklyn, New York), July 1890. Copyprint of cabinet card. Digital ID# ppmsca-07542. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (5).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Notebook with trial lines for Leaves of Grass, ca. 1847-1854. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (6). Whitman's pen. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (8).
  • Walt Whitman. “Brooklyniana” [announcement of a series of vignettes written in twenty-five installments, printed June 8, 1861-November 1, 1862] Brooklyn Daily Standard (June 3, 1861). Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (3).
  • Whitman's copy of the libretto for Gioacchino Rossini's La Gazza Ladra [The Thieving Magpie], End of Act I Printed libretto Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (7).
  • “Notebook on an Intended Dictionary”. Bound manuscript written on wrappers from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress ( 9).
  • Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), photographer. “The Sunken Road” at Antietam [September 1862]. Hartford, Connecticut : The War Photograph and Exhibition Company. Stereograph. Digital ID# ppmsca-07751. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (24)
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Hospital notebook “At Antietam”. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (24A).
  • War for the Union. Photographic War History. Wounded soldiers from the battles in the “Wilderness” at Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 1864. Copyprint. Digital ID# ppmsca-cwpbh-03386. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (25).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892) to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman (1795-1873), December 29, 1862. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (22).
  • Louisa Van Velsor Whitman. Quarter-plate daguerreotype, ca. 1855. Digital ID# cph 3d02063. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (23).
  • Mathew Brady (1822-1896), photographer. Walt Whitman. Carte de visite, ca. 1862. Digital ID# ppmsca-08541. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (21).
  • Walt Whitman to Bethuel Smith (b. 1841), September [16], 1863. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (26b).
  • “Bethuel Smith, Glens Falls N.Y. one of my war hospital friends of 1863-4” (written on verso in Whitman's hand). Carte de visite, ca. 1865 Digital ID# ppmsca-07370. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (26a).
  • Ward K, Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C. [August 1865] (located on the site of the present-day National Air and Space Museum) Copyprint. Digital ID# ppmsca-08543. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28).
  • List of synonyms and notes for “Ashes of Heroes” [first published as “Hymn of Dead Soldiers“]. Holograph notes. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (29a, 29b).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Drum-Taps (first issue). New York: 1865. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (30)
  • Walt Whitman. “When Lilacs Last In the Dooryard Bloom'd”. Drum-Taps (second issue). New York: 1865. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (31).
  • “O Captain, My Captain,” [1865]. Printer's proof with author's corrections, 1888. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (32).
  • Engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) with note in Walt Whitman's hand, after April 1865. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (33a,b).
  • Walt Whitman's Lecture. Death of Abraham Lincoln. Philadelphia: April 15, 1880. Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln. New York: April 14, 1887] Printed tickets. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (34a, 34b).
  • Reading copy “Death of Lincoln” lecture, 1879. Bound printed and manuscript pages. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (35).
  • “Walt Whitman”. Stereotype showbill plates, 1872. Steel printing plates. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (14a, 14b).
  • Walt Whitman. Democratic Vistas. Washington, D.C.: J.S. Redfield, 1871. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (36).
  • Map of North America showing Whitman's travel. Printed map with Whitman's red pen annotation. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (38).
  • Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle (1843-1907), November 5, 1879. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (37).
  • M.P. Rice, photographer. Washington, D.C., 1865--Walt Whitman & his rebel soldier friend Pete Doyle. Albumen print, ca. 1865. Digital ID# ppmsca-07387. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (39a).
  • Lock of Peter Doyle's hair, n.d.; Lock of Walt Whitman's hair, 1892. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (39b, 39c).
  • Walt Whitman (1891-1892) to Peter Doyle (1843-1907), August 21, 1869. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (41).
  • Walt Whitman. Holograph notebook page, July 15, 1870. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (40).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892). [“I Sing the Body Electric”] from Enfans d'Adam (Children of Adam) poems in Leaves of Grass. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (42).
  • Attorney General's Office. “Appointment of Walt Whitman as 3rd Class Clerk; Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.,” November 13, 1866. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (44).
  • William Douglas O'Connor (1832-1889). The Good Gray Poet: A Vindication. New York: Bunce & Huntington, 1866. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (43).
  • W. Curtis Taylor (Broadbent & Taylor), photographer. “Whitman with butterfly, 1877,” . Albumen photograph frontispiece in sample proof of Leaves of Grass, 1891. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (48).
  • Cardboard butterfly, n.d. Reverse. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (49).
  • Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist (1828-1885), November 3, 1871. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (45a).
  • Misses Davison Royal Polytechnic Studio, London. Anne Burrows Gilchrist. Carte de visite, ca. 1871. ppmsca-07393. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (45b).
  • British subscription sales list. Manuscript annotated in red by William Rossetti (1829-1915). and by Walt Whitman in black Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (50).
  • Walking stick inscribed “To Walt Whitman, 'A Calamus,' From John Burroughs”. Detail. Hardwood. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (46).
  • William Douglas O'Connor (1832-1889) to John Burroughs (1835-1917). Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (47).
  • Bartlett F. Kenney, photographer. Walt Whitman. Albumen print, 1881. Digital ID# ppmsca-07389. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (53).
  • Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) to Walt Whitman, [1882]. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (51).
  • Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896), photographer. Oscar Wilde. Albumen print, 1882. Digital ID# ppmsca-07756. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (52).
  • Dr. John Johnston, photographer. [Warren “Warry” Fritzinger (1866-1899) and Walt Whitman at the Camden docks], 1890. Copyprint. Digital ID# ppmsca-07548. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (57).
  • Harry Stafford (b. 1858). Hand-colored tintype. Digital ID# ppmsca-07384. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (56).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Title page of Leaves of Grass (“deathbed” edition) with author's note to the printer, 1892. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (58).
  • “A Thought of Columbus” Manuscript page. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (59).
  • Walt Whitman. Good-bye My Fancy, 1891. Holograph manuscript. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (54).
  • Whitman's spectacles. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (55).
  • Dr. William Reeder, photographer. [Whitman in his bedroom], ca.1891. Digital ID# ppmsca-08540. Copyprint from original albumen print. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (60).
  • Horace Traubel (1858-1919). Diary notes, March 26, 1892. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (61).
  • Walt Whitman. Burial vault design. Graphite and pen drawing. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (62).
  • [Walt Whitman's Harleigh Cemetery tomb (Camden, New Jersey)], ca. 1892. Print from original photograph by William Kurtz. Digital ID# ppmsca-07540. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (63).
  • Translations of Leaves of Grass. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, African & Middle Eastern Division, Asian Division, & General Collections (64c-64h; 64a, 64b).
  • Walt Whitman Cigars “Blades O' Grass”. Cigar box, ca. 1898. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (65).
  • Antonio Frasconi (b. 1919), artist. Frederico Garcia Lorca's (1898-1936) “Oda a Walt Whitman,”1959. Woodcut print. Digital ID# ppmsca-07150. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (66).
  • Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (67).
  • Elliot Carter (b. 1908). Warble for Lilac-Time, 1943. “Revised” manuscript score. Music Division, Library of Congress (68).
  • F.W. Birchall, photographer. Old Corner Bookstore [Boston], ca.1897-1899. Copyprint made from original cabinet card. Digital ID# ppmsca-08990. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (70).
  • Assorted cast dies used in printing the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Brass. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (14c-k).
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Leaves of Grass (from left to right). Brooklyn: 1855; Brooklyn: 1856; Boston: 1860-1861; New York: 1869; Washington: 1871; Camden, New Jersey: 1876; Boston: 1881-1882; Philadelphia: 1888, Philadelphia: 1891-1892. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (10a-i).
  • Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass (first edition). Frontispiece: Samuel Hollyer engraving based on a Gabriel Harrison daguerreotype. Brooklyn 1855. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (11).
  • Leaves of Grass (fifth edition). Frontispiece: W.J. Hennessey engraving. Washington: 1872. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (12).
  • Leaves of Grass (author's edition). Frontispiece: Reproduction of photograph by James Wallace Black, March 1860. [Camden]: 1891. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (13).
  • Walt Whitman. Page of Leaves of Grass, 1855. Manuscript page. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (15).
  • Notes on its themes, n.d. Manuscript pages. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (16).
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) to Walt Whitman (1819-1892), July 21,1855. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (17).
  • Walt Whitman. “Walt Whitman and His Poems,” 1855. Printed review. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (18).
  • Fanny Fern (1811-1872) to Walt Whitman, April 21, [1856]. Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (19).
  • Assorted cast dies used in printing the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass Brass. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (14c-k).
  • Walt Whitman. Commonplace book, kept March 2, 1876-May 30, 1882. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (20).

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