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Important Dates:

  • May 31, 1819. Walt Whitman is born in Long Island, NY.
  • 1855. Whitman publishes Leaves of Grass.
  • May 1860. Third edition of Leaves of Grass published.
  • 1876. Whitman publishes Two Rivulets.
  • 1882. District Attorney of Boston places interdict on Leaves of Grass on the grounds that it contains obscenities.
  • April 14, 1887. Whitman reads at a lecture remembering Lincoln at Madison Square Theatre.
  • October 21, 1890. Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll gives a lecture at Horticultural Hall in Philadelphia on “Liberty and Literature” for the benefit of Whitman.
  • January 1892. Whitman publishes the final edition of Leaves of Grass.
  • March 26, 1892. Whitman dies; buried in Camden, NJ.

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  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Walt Whitman, Good Gray Poet, Leaves of Grass, Camden
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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