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To a locomotive in winter

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Title:
To a locomotive in winter
Description:
Written in Walt Whitman’s own hand, this early manuscript version of "To a Locomotive in Winter" shows Whitman’s creative process as he revised and reworked the poem, changing words and even pasting paper overlays of new passages until he was satisfied with the result. This manuscript poem is dated February 23, 1874, but Whitman continued to modify the text and it was considerably altered when published in 1876 in "Two Rivulets," a companion volume to the 1876 edition of "Leaves of Grass." This poem was republished in the 1900 edition of "Leaves of Grass," well after Whitman’s death.
Author:
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Name on Item:
Walt Whitman
Date:
February 23, 1874
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Poetry
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) Collection
Extent:
1 item (2 leaves)
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Place of origin:
New York
Notes (date):
Date from item.
Notes:
Title from item.
Language:
English
Identifier:
09_03_000144-09_03_000147
Call #:
Whitman.Mss.1