Whitman manuscript now digitized

Walt Whitman signature, from letter to his publisher.

The original manuscript of Walt Whitman’s “The Bible as Poetry,” bound with related pieces of Whitmaniana, is now online.  The manuscript includes a letter sent from Whitman to his publishers,  Jeannette Leonard Gilder and Joseph B. Gilder, part of which is shown to the left.









The bulk of the manuscript consists of Whitman’s edits to his work, as seen in this example.  The complete essay was published in The Critic in 1883.


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