Great news! The Archive has been awarded a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to continue its work on Whitman's post-Reconstruction correspondence.
Whitman's early journalistic series "Letters from Paumanok" is now available on the Archive as part of our work on the NEH-funded project "Walt Whitman as an Author before Leaves of Grass."
With support from NHPRC, we've added 170 letters from Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to her son Walt. These letters illuminate the most important relationship in the poet's life and offer a rare glimpse into the emotional life of a working-class nineteenth-century American woman. Wesley Raabe's introduction provides more information.