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Title
Of this broad and majestic universe
Additional title: Will you have the walls [of] the world
Names
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 (Author)
Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902 (Collector)
Collection

Holograph literary fragments and notes for poems, on 47 paper slips, tipped into 3 volumes

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1855 (Approximate)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll + Whitman, Walt Holograph literary fragments
Genres
Manuscripts
notes
Notes
Publications: "Of this broad and majestic universe" published in Edward F. Grier’s edition of the Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts (New York: New York University Press, 1984), p. 1551, with the text taken from Bucke’s Notes and Fragments
Publications: "Will you have the walls [of] the world" published in Leaves of Grass and Other Writings, edited by Michael Moon (New York; London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000), p. 614, with the text taken from Bucke’s Notes and Fragments (content)
Description
Manuscript note written in pencil and revised in pencil and ink on a scrap of white paper, probably before or shortly after 1855. Cf. the Preface of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. Text cancelled by Whitman with a vertical stroke in pencil. On the verso: Will you have the walls [of?] the world; manuscript poem (fragment) written in pencil on a scrap of white paper, possibly early 1850s. Cf. the Preface of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. In Volume III of: Walt Whitman. Holograph manuscript fragments assembled by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19877231
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6b02bc70-c5d9-012f-eba2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1819: Creator Born
  • 1855: Created
  • 1892: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Of this broad and majestic universe" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1855. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fc13-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Of this broad and majestic universe" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fc13-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1855). Of this broad and majestic universe Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fc13-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Of this broad and majestic universe