Original records created by Special Collections, The Milton S. Eisenhower
Library, The Johns Hopkins University; 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: Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts in Special Collections, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University
Collection Number: ms602472
Creator: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Repository: Milton S. Eisenhower Library
The Johns Hopkins University holds two Whitman manuscripts, a handwritten version of "O Captain! My Captain!" and a postcard to Sidney Lanier (the postcard is held in the Sidney Lanier Papers, MS. 1). For this electronic finding aid, only the poetry manuscript has been described at the item level.
Subjects: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts; Poets, American--19th century;
A handwritten version of "O Captain! My Captain!" presumably re-penned by request and presented to well-known doctor and author S. Weir Mitchell by Whitman on April 30, 1890. The poem was, in turn, given to Daniel Coit Gilman in 1894, and the library holds the correspondence between Gilman and Mitchell discussing this exchange.
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Repository Contact Information:
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
The Sheridan Libraries
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-1683