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Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection

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The Library of Congress's Charles E. Feinberg Collection is home to an impressive 28,000 items related to poet Walt Whitman. These items include personal correspondence, drafts of poetry and essays, and a fascinating collection of Memorabilia, including the poet's spectacles and watch. Fortunately, many of the the items in this collection, which was acquired by the Library of Congress between 1952 and 2011, are now digitized. The Charles E. Feinberg Collection has been arranged into ten different series, which visitors may browse on this site. These series include Family Papers, 1852-1892; Notes and Notebooks, 1847-1891; and Diaries, Diary Notes, and Address Books, 1863-1891. Within each expansive category, Whitman fans can further filter results by date or, at times, by more precise subject tags. A few of the many highlights in this collection include Whitman's diary from the Civil War years; a collection of letters exchanged between Whitman and his niece, Jessie Louisa; and a page from Whitman's 1871 manuscript draft of Democratic Vistas.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-02-17
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0217

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