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

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

    Missing Whitman Notebooks Found in New York - Poet at Work: R...

    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 ...

  • About this Collection - Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection - Collections

    About this Collection - Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks fro...

    This collection offers access to the four Walt Whitman notebooks and his cardboard butterfly that were among 10 notebooks which went missing from the Library of Congress after a 1942 wartime evacuation of treasures. The five items were returned on February 24, 1995, leaving six notebooks remain missing. The Thomas B. Harned collection of the Walt Whitman papers spans the period 1842 to 1937, ...