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Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection

LC control 82018630
Type of materialArchival Manuscript/Mixed Formats (Collection)
Personal nameFeinberg, Charles E., 1899- collector.  » More like this
Main titleWalt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1763-1985 (bulk 1841-1981).
Related namesAllen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. Solitary singer; a critical biography of Walt Whitman. 1955.  » More like this
Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902. Richard Maurice Bucke papers.  » More like this
Feinberg, Charles E., 1899- Charles E. Feinberg papers.  » More like this
Johnston, John, 1852-1927. John Johnston papers.  » More like this
Miller, James E. (James Edwin), 1920-2010 Critical guide to Leaves of grass. 1957.  » More like this
O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889. William Douglas O'Connor papers.  » More like this
Traubel, Anne Montgomerie, 1864-1954. Anne Montgomerie Traubel papers.  » More like this
Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919. Horace Traubel papers.  » More like this
Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919, ed. In re Walt Whitman. 1893.  » More like this
Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919. With Walt Whitman in Camden. 1906.  » More like this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Democratic vistas. 1871.  » More like this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Drum taps. 1865.  » More like this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass. 1855.  » More like this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. November boughs. 1888.  » More like this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Walt Whitman papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection. 1806-1981.  » More like this
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Specimen days. 1882-1883.  » More like this
Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)  » More like this
Description28,000 items.
238 containers plus 34 oversize.
38 microfilm reels.
96.2 linear feet.
Organized/ArrangedArranged in 10 series. Series 1: Diaries, Diary Notes, and Address Books, 1863-1891; Series 2: Family Papers, 1852-1892; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1841-1892; Series 4: Literary File, 1841-1919; Series 5: Notes and Notebooks, 1847-1891; Series 6: Miscellany, 1834-1918; Series 7: Supplementary File, 1806-1981; Series 8: Memorabilia; Series 9: Addenda, 1763-1985; and Series 10: Oversize, 1844-1919.
Access advisoryOpen to research.
Biography/History noteCollector.
SummaryCorrespondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, notes, and other papers relating to Whitman's life and writings which were collected by Feinberg. Literary manuscripts include Leaves of Grass (1855), Drum Taps (1865), Democratic Vistas (1871), Specimen Days (1882-1883), and November Boughs (1888). Includes manuscripts and proofs of works about Whitman including Gay Wilson Allen's The Solitary Singer; a Critical Biography of Walt Whitman (1955), James E. Miller's A Critical Guide to Leaves of Grass (1957), and Horace Traubel's In Re Walt Whitman (1893) and With Walt Whitman in Camden (1906). Also includes papers, relating chiefly to Whitman, of the following individuals Richard Maurice Bucke, Charles E. Feinberg, John Johnston, William Douglas O'Connor, and Horace and Anne Montgomerie Traubel. Subjects include the Civil War in Washington, D.C., proceedings of the U. S. Congress, Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Abraham Lincoln and his assassination. Includes a walking stick, haversack, spectacles, and other memorabilia.
Correspondents include Richard Maurice Bucke; John Burroughs; Edward Carpenter; Francis Pharcellus Church; William Conant Church; Moncure Daniel Conway; Mary Whitall Smith Costelloe; Thomas Donaldson; Edward Dowden; Peter Doyle; Charles W. Eldridge; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Hamlin Garland; Anne Burrows Gilchrist; Joseph Benson Gilder; Richard Watson Gilder; Ulysses S. Grant; Bret Harte; Robert Green Ingersoll; John Johnston; William Sloane Kennedy; Sidney H. Morse; Ellen M. O'Connor; William Douglas O'Connor; T.W. Rolleston; William Michael Rossetti; Bethuel Smith; Logan Pearsall Smith; Robert Pearsall Smith; J.M. Stoddart; Bram Stoker; John Addington Symonds; Alfred Tennyson, Baron Tennyson; Horace Traubel; J.W. Wallace; Oscar Wilde; Talcott Williams; and members of the Stafford family.
NotesSome printed volumes: transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
Prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, and printing plates: transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Collection material in English.
Finding aidsFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at <>
Acquisition sourceGift, deposit, transfer, purchase, and deposit converted to gift and purchase, Charles E. Feinberg and others, 1953-2011.
Additional formatsMicrofilm edition of notebook (1857) available, no. 16,666 (1N).
Microfilm edition of index cards available, no. 19,131 (3N-3P).
Microfilm edition of containers 1-52 available, no. 19,385 (34N-34P).
Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1976-1986.
SubjectsBucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902--Correspondence.  » More like this
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921--Correspondence.  » More like this
Carpenter, Edward, 1844-1929--Correspondence.  » More like this
Church, Francis Pharcellus, 1839-1906--Correspondence.  » More like this
Church, William Conant, 1836-1917--Correspondence.  » More like this
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907--Correspondence.  » More like this
Costelloe, Mary Whitall Smith--Correspondence.  » More like this
Donaldson, Thomas, 1843-1898--Correspondence.  » More like this
Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913--Correspondence.  » More like this
Doyle, Peter, 1847---Correspondence.  » More like this
Eldridge, Charles W.--Correspondence.  » More like this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882--Correspondence.  » More like this
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gilchrist, Anne Burrows, 1828-1885--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936--Correspondence.  » More like this
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909--Correspondence.  » More like this
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885--Correspondence.  » More like this
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902--Correspondence.  » More like this
Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899--Correspondence.  » More like this
Johnston, John, 1852-1927--Correspondence.  » More like this
Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929--Correspondence.  » More like this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.  » More like this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination.  » More like this
Morse, Sidney H.--Correspondence.  » More like this
O'Connor, Ellen M.--Correspondence.  » More like this
O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889--Correspondence.  » More like this
Rolleston, T. W. (Thomas William), 1857-1920--Correspondence.  » More like this
Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919--Correspondence.  » More like this
Smith, Bethuel--Correspondence.  » More like this
Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946--Correspondence.  » More like this
Smith, Robert Pearsall, 1827-1898--Correspondence.  » More like this
Stoddart, J. M. (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921--Correspondence.  » More like this
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912--Correspondence.  » More like this
Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893--Correspondence.  » More like this
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892--Correspondence.  » More like this
Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919--Correspondence.  » More like this
Wallace, J. W. (James William), 1853-1926--Correspondence.  » More like this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900--Correspondence.  » More like this
Williams, Talcott, 1849-1928--Correspondence.  » More like this
Stafford family--Correspondence.  » More like this
Whitman family.  » More like this
Armory Square Hospital (Washington, D.C.)  » More like this
Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)  » More like this
American literature.  » More like this
American poetry.  » More like this
American prose literature.  » More like this
Poetry.  » More like this
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865.  » More like this
Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.  » More like this
Local shelving no.0328G
Oversize 0114L
Oversize 4:11-15
Oversize 1:Top of cabinet
Oversize Range 1: Top of microfilm cabinets
Microfilm 16,666-1N (notebook, 1857)
Microfilm 19,131-3N-3P (index cards)
Microfilm 19,385-34N-34P (containers 1-52)
RepositoryLibrary of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu <>
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