Collection Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

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  • Scanning and Preservation of the Whitman Notebooks --                        Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

    Scanning and Preservation of the Whitman Notebooks -- ...

    Digital images of poet Walt Whitman's pencil-and-ink jottings in four small notebooks and his cardboard butterfly — back in LC's protective custody for the first time since the 1940s — soon will be accessible via the Internet. While a Whitman notebook is in its 'disbound' state, each single folio is placed on a scanner for digitization. Anne Seibert, senior paper conservator (left), and Terry ...

    • Date: 1995
  • Missing Whitman Notebooks Found in New York --                        Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

    Missing Whitman Notebooks Found in New York -- ...

    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