Finding Aids for Manuscripts at Individual Repositories

Guide to the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts in the Bolton-Stanwood Family Papers, American Antiquarian Society

Original records created by the American Antiquarian Society; revised and expanded by the Walt Whitman Archive and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. Encoded Archival Description completed through the assistance of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the University of Nebraska Research Council, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Title: A Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript from the Bolton-Stanwood Family Papers, American Antiquarian Society

Collection Number: Mss. Dept., Mss. boxes "B", Octavo vols. "B"

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository: American Antiquarian Society

This finding aid was created, in part, from a photocopied image of the original manuscript obtained by the Walt Whitman Archive. The original manuscript is held at the American Antiquarian Society.

Scope and Content: 
The American Antiquarian Society has one Walt Whitman poetry manuscript.

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; 

Series Description and Item Lists

Whitman Archive ID: aas.00001
Manuscript ID: octavo vol. 28, p.103
Title:  "Ship Ahoy!"
Date: January 2, 1891
Physical Description: 1 leaf
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This is a late draft of "Ship Ahoy!," first published in Youth's Companion on March 12, 1891. The draft is relatively clean, though there are some differences between this manuscript and the published poem. On the verso of the manuscript is a cancelled letter to Whitman from William S. Ingram, dated December 24, 1890.

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Repository Contact Information:
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634


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