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Guide to a Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscript in the British Library

Original record created 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 in the Additional Manuscripts Collection of the British Library

Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Repository:  The British Library

This finding aid was created by the Walt Whitman Archive from a digital image of the original manuscript and from information found on the British Library's online Manuscripts Catalogue. The original manuscript is held at the British Library.

Scope and Content: 
The British Library has one Walt Whitman poetry manuscript, described below.

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: brl.00001
Repository Manuscript ID: Add 39168 (I.10)
Title:  "O Star of France"
Date: 1871
Physical Description: 5 leaves, handwritten
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This draft of "O Star of France," first published in 1872, is considerably different from the published poem. The title of the poem appears again on the verso of the last manuscript page.

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Repository Contact Information:
The British Library
Manuscript Collections
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom


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