"The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881.

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Title
"The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881.
Names
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Collection

Walt Whitman papers, 1854-1892

Series I. Manuscripts

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1881-09-19 - 1881-09-20
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Whitman
Shelf locator: Sobbing of the Bells - Walt Whitman
Genres
Poetry
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 bound volume: 23 leaves & 1 loose leaf
[free end paper; 1 blank leaf; (1 loose leaf, ALS by Pres. Garfield, May 31, 1869; descriptive note on blank verso); 1 blank leaf; 1 leaf, photo of Pres. Garfield pasted to verso; tissue inter-leaf; title page; 1 leaf MS laid into framing leaf (2 written sides); 18 blank leaves; free end paper] Poem relates to the death of President Garfield, shot 80 days earlier.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520479
MSS Unit ID: 19100
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238154
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238162
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238163
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238153
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238156
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238157
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238158
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238152
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238160
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238155
Other local Identifier: 0200342
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4e7c5b40-a46c-0130-5c02-3c075448cc4b

Item timeline of events

  • 1819: Creator Born
  • 1881: Created (Approximate)
  • 1892: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881 - 1881. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b702-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b702-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1881 - 1881). "The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b702-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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"The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881.