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Walt Whitman Manuscripts

Over 1,000 items, including manuscripts, printed works, and portraits of Walt Whitman (1819-1892), the leading American poet of the 19th century.

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Digital ID: 484427 Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Leaves of grass. Proto-Leaf [title page] in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass Blue Book" (1855). Digital ID: 484427

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