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Title
Poem (idea)
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: In Volume I of: Walt Whitman. Holograph manuscript fragments assembled by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke. Text published in Edward F. Grier’s edition of the Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts (New York: New York University Press, 1984), p. 1318, with the text taken from Bucke’s Notes and Fragments.
Description
Manuscript note written in ink on a scrap of light tan paper, probably before 1860. Verso is inaccessible because manuscript is firmly pasted down onto the larger blank leaf to which it is mounted. Along the left side of his autograph, Whitman has mounted a pasted-down clipping from an unidentified newspaper or periodical (most probably English) which explores the themes that “To struggle is not to suffer” and that “the lethargic repose of luxury too monotonous, and of security too absolute” are much worse in their “effects upon happiness than [is] any condition of alarm and peril.”
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19877231
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 55f330c0-c5d9-012f-6c82-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Poem (idea)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1855. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fc5c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Poem (idea)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fc5c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1855). Poem (idea) Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fc5c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Poem (idea)