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Walt Whitman collection : ms., circa 1876-circa 1890.
BANC MSS 72/234 z box 1; BANC MSS 72/234 z box 2; BANC MSS 72/234 z
Collection Overview

Title:

Walt Whitman collection : ms., circa 1876-circa 1890
Livezey-Whitman manuscripts
Livezey-Walt Whitman collection
Herman Livezey-Whitman collection

Creator/Contributor:

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, creator

Abstract:

The bulk of items are literary manuscripts in the form of fragmentary working notes for Whitman's Specimen days & collect. Also includes correspondence or fragments of correspondence, miscellaneous notes, other papers related to his work, and a self-fashioned notebook containing brief entries made on a trip to Kansas and Colorado in 1879 (WW 47, folder 82). The only poem present is "Wood odors" (WW 3, folder 6), although some have argued it is not a poem but rather a compilation of phrases for use elsewhere. One ALS from Whitman to David Lezinsky in Berkeley, Calif. (Nov. 30, 1890) and a page of notes on Walter Scott, probably for Whitman's Backward glance o'er travel'd roads, were apparently added from another source (folders 122-123). Six printed facsimiles (made in 1913 by Traunel and Boni) are also included, from a different source (folder 124).

Date:

1876 (issued)

Subject:

Poets, American -- 19th century

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Inventoried and cited as the "Livezey-Whitman manuscripts" by Rena G. Grant in the Walt Whitman Review, March 1961.
filmed prior to arrangement of originals, therefore in a different order.
Box 1: RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE PHOTOCOPIES ONLY. Photocopies housed in Box 2. Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator.
Selected items (WW 2 - WW 21, WW 51 - WW 68) : also available on microfilm.
Photocopies of all items available in box 2.
Two portraits transferred to the Portrait File of The Bancroft Library (Whitman POR 1 and POR 2).
Preliminary register prepared by Rena Grant for Doe Library Rare Books and Special Collections in 1962 available in the library.
Material given to Herman Livezey by Ruth Ann Stafford, probably in the mid-1930s. The material was reportedly left by Whitman at the Stafford family home in Glendale, New Jersey.
Purchase; from Dr. Rena V. Grant; 1959.
Material given to Herman Livezey by Ruth Ann Stafford, probably in the mid-1930s. The material was reportedly left by Whitman at the Stafford family home in Glendale, New Jersey. Several items (folders 122-124) added by library from other sources.

Type:

Poems.

Physical Description:

1 box (84 folders of originals, 1 folder of 6 facsimiles).
1 box.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 738:12) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 72/234 z box 1
BANC MSS 72/234 z box 2
BANC MSS 72/234 z

Origin:

United States

Copyright Note:

Box 1: RESTRICTED ORIGINALS. USE PHOTOCOPIES ONLY. Photocopies housed in Box 2. Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator.

Related Item:

Specimen days & collect : Whitman, Walt, : 1819-1892