Collection Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection
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Four of Walt Whitman's early notebooks containing fragments and revisions of the poem "Song of Myself," as well as notes of wounded Civil War soldiers' needs, are being returned to the custody of the Library, some 50 years after they mysteriously disappeared from LC's manuscript collections. The notebooks, together with a cardboard butterfly photographed on the 19th-century poet's finger, came to light last month ...
- Date: 1944