• Creator
  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
  • Created Date
  • 1873
  • Description
  • A manuscript fragment by Walt Whitman. The asterisk at the beginning of the text suggests this was an interpolation that has been mislaid from its original text. The fragment appears to be an early draft of the introductory paragraph for his poem "Prayer of Columbus. The item is undated, but "Prayer of Columbus" was published in early 1874, so it likely dates to the year earlier.
  • Format
  • Fragments
    Drafts (documents)
    Manuscripts
  • Rights
  • Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found. Contact host institution for more information.