Whitman, Dickinson, and 19C American Poetry

February 7, 2018

By Nancy Kuhl

Resources for Professor Michael Warner’s Spring 2018 course, Whitman, Dickinson, and 19C American Poetry (English 866)

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman Collection YCAL MSS 202
Foldr 140: Untitled holograph manuscripts and fragments, [1882?]-88, n.d.
Folder 146: Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman, 1855-1888 Holograph Notes
Folder 147: Drum Taps Manuscript Poster
Folder 233: S.[amuel] Hollyer engravings [1855]
Folder 253: Holograph drafts and galley proof of “Fancies at Navesink”
verso: advertisement for “Drum-Taps”
Walt Whitman’s drum-taps. New York, 1865.
Call Number: Za W596 865c
Notes:”Sequel to Drum-taps. (Since the preceding came from the press.) When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom’d. And other pieces. Washington [Gibson brothers, printers], 1865-6”: 24 p. and “Leaves of grass. Songs before parting”, 36 p. bound in at end.
Walt Whitman’s Drum-taps. New-York, 1865.
Call Number: Za W596 865 Copy 1: (Maier-Foley-Van Sinderen) has Maier bookplate.
Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1855.
Call Number: Za W596 +855e – Restricted. Permission of curator needed for use
Notes: BEIN Za W596 +855e: The 4 prelimary leaves contain press notices. The portrait is on India paper mounted on heavy plate paper. The covers and back are without gilt borders and ornaments. Cream-colored endpapers. The 4 preliminary leaves contain press notices. The portrait is on India paper mounted on heavy plate paper. The covers and back are without gilt borders and ornaments.
Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York : [s.n.], 1855.
Call Number: Za W596 +855c Copy 1 – Restricted. Permission of curator needed for use
Notes: BEIN Za W596 +855c Copy 1: Original cover and spine bound in. Extra-illustrated with two portraits of Whitman. Stamp and bookplate of William Inglis Morse. Magazine clipping affixed to verso of front free endpaper with annotation and autograph of William Inglis Morse. Binder’s stamp: J. MacDonald, binder, N.Y.
Leaves of Grass.
Published/Created:Brooklyn, New York, 1856.
Call Number: Za W596 856 Copy 5 – Restricted. Permission of curator needed for use
Notes: BEIN Za W596 856 Copy 5: In original cloth. Has markings by the Hon. John Oakey, Yale ‘49. Clips from Brooklyn papers concerning his talk on Whitman, 4 Apr. 1869.
Leaves of Grass imprints. American and European criticisms on “Leaves of grass.” Boston, Thayer and Eldridge, 1860.
 Call Number: Za W596 860L
Local Notes:BEIN Za W596 860L: Book original paper covers. Bookplate of H. Buxton Forman with his initials on cover. A reprint of contemporary criticisms of the first and second editions. A manuscript note on the fly-leaves, by H. Buxton Forman, gives Dr. Maurice Bucke as the authority for ascribing the articles on p. 7-13, 30-32, and 38-41 to Whitman–cf. also Carolyn Wells. A concise bibliography of Walt Whitman, p. 6-7.
Leaves of Grass. Boston, Thayer and Eldridge, Year 85 of the States, 1860-61.
Call Number: Za W596 860 Copy 1
Local Notes:BEIN Za W596 860 Copy 1: Has orange-brown binding with butterfly in gilt on spine.
Leaves of Grass. New-York [W. E. Chapin & co., printers] 1867.
Call Number: Za W596 867b Copy 2
Notes:BEIN Za W596 867b Copy 2: Buxton … copy with his bookplate.
Two rivulets …    Published/Created:1876.
 Call Number: Za W596 876tb Copy 1
 Notes:BEIN Za W596 876tb Copy 1: Walt Whitman’s own copy, with manuscript revisions for a new edition. In half leather with orange cloth; all edges gilt, and …
November Boughs, by Walt Whitman. Philadelphia, D. McKay, 1888.
Call Number: Za W596 888n Copy 1
Notes:BEIN Za W596 888n Copy 1: In maroon cloth over stiff-board binding.

Other authors

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow correspondence, 1829-1882.
Physical Description:0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 614
Contains autograph letters, signed, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to various individuals. Among the correspondence are an autograph manuscript, signed, of the poem “Haunted Houses” and a typescript manuscript, signed, of “The Art of Longfellow.”
Emily Dickinson collection, 1853-1960.
Physical Description:0.42 linear ft. (1 box)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 200
The collection includes letters, manuscripts and photographs related to Emily Dickinson. There are original letters from Dickinson to family and friends, holograph manuscripts by Dickinson, galley proofs for work by Charles Roberts Anderson and Millicent Todd Bingham, and a bibliography by Thomas P. Roche. There are also photographs of Dickinson’s Amherst, Massachusetts home.
William Cullen Bryant collection. 1834-1877.
Physical Description:0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 554
The William Cullen Bryant collection consists of letters, drafts, and notes (many of which were removed from printed material). The correspondence is comprised of Bryant’s outgoing letters, the earliest being a letter written from Paris in 1834. Correspondents include: Dr. T. A. Cheney, James T. Fields, and Joseph P. Thompson. Drafts of Bryant’s poem “A Hymn” (copied on December 30, 1867) and his translation into English of Homer’s The Iliad (books II, III, VI-IX, XIV, XV, XVII, and XXIV) are in the collection. A portrait of Bryant, engraved by G. Parker, is also included in the collection.
Barbara D. Simison papers relating to Lydia Maria Child, 1836-1947.
Physical Description:0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 71
The papers concern Barbara D. Simison’s projected edition of the letters of Lydia Maria Child, and consist of research correspondence with other scholars and with libraries and Simison’s annotated working transcripts of Child’s letters. In addition, the collection contains 15 autograph letters by Lydia Maria Child, including an ALS to Richard Fletcher describing the Samaritan Asylum for Colored Orphans; 3 ALS to Oliver Johnson concerning publishing projects and Civil War politics; and an ALS to James Redpath in support of a woman sculptor’s effort to secure the commission for a statue of John Brown.
Also individual letters in Emerson Collection; Whittier Collection; YCAL Letters Collection (5 folders) 
James Russell Lowell collection, 1842-1891.
Physical Description:0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 615
Contains autograph letters, signed, from James Russell Lowell to various individuals and autograph manuscript drafts of writings by Lowell. Writings include the poem “Blondel” and a fragment of an essay on Dante. Included is a list of Lowell material not found in this collection owned by Reginald Beri Haselden.
Also letters in Hawthorne Collection
Lydia Howard Sigourney collection, 1811-1864.
Physical Description:0.84 linear feet (3 boxes)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 892
Summary: Box 1 contains correspondence and writings. The correspondence includes autograph manuscript letters and notes, dated 1811-1864. Correspondents include Henry Barnard, Reverend and Mrs. James D. Butler, J. C. Clement, G & C Merriam, Phillip Ripley, and Harriet Watson. Writings are autograph manuscript and typescript drafts and fragments of poems, dated 1812 to 1854. Also included are photostat copies of correspondence and poems.
Box 2 contains an autograph manuscript of A Work on Prayer: Written in Early Life, dated 1812 May.
Box 3 contains a quill pen; a chip of wood from White Elms in Sigourney, Iowa; and two portraits of Sigourney: an engraving and a carte-de-visite.
Paul Laurence Dunbar individual letters and manuscripts appear in Small Collections in the James Weldon Johnson Collection  James Weldon Johnson Collection Manuscript Miscellany  
Letters in an Extra-Illustrated Copy of Representative Poems of Living Poets