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Guide to the Walt Whitman Poetry Manuscripts at The Walt Whitman House in Camden

Original finding aid completed 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 at The Walt Whitman House in Camden

Collection Number: N/A


Creator:  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892


Collector:  The Walt Whitman Association


Repository: The Walt Whitman House in Camden

Abstract:
This machine-readable finding aid was created, in part, from digital images of the original manuscripts obtained by The Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers are held at The Walt Whitman House in Camden.

Scope and Content: 
The Walt Whitman House Collection spans the period 1848–92. The collection consists of correspondence, a poetry manuscript, personal belongings, and miscellaneous supplementary items.

Biographical Information:
In 1884, Walt Whitman purchased a modest two-story frame house on Mickle Street in Camden, New Jersey. It was the only house he ever owned, and he lived there until his death in 1892 with his housekeeper and friend, Mary O. Davis. Today the Walt Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark, displays original letters, personal belongings, the bed in which Whitman died, and the death notice that was nailed to the front door, as well as a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographs, including the earliest known image of Whitman—an 1848 daguerreotype.

For additional biographical information, see "Walt Whitman," by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, and the chronology of Whitman's Life.

Subjects:
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892;  Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Manuscripts;  Poets, American--19th century; 


Series Description and Item Lists


Series: 1
Title: Manuscripts
Whitman Archive ID: wwc.00001
Title:  "You tides with ceaseless swell and ebb."
Date: undated
Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
View Images:  1  |  2 

This manuscript is a draft of the poem, "You Tides With Ceaseless Swell." Although the draft is undated, the verso-side writing (which is made up of fragments of several letters) indicates that the manuscript was probably created sometime in or after 1884. "You Tides With Ceaseless Swell" is one of eight in the "Fancies at Navesink" sequence, which first appeared in print in the August 1885 issue of Nineteenth Century.


Restrictions: Please consult with repository.

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Repository Contact Information:
The Walt Whitman House in Camden
328 Mickle Blvd
Camden, NJ 08103
http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/historic/whitman/index.html


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