"The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881

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Title
"The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881
Names
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 (Creator)
Collection

Walt Whitman papers, 1854-1892

Series I. Manuscripts

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1881-09-19 - 1881-09-20
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Whitman
Shelf locator: Sobbing of the Bells - Walt Whitman
Genres
Manuscripts
Poetry
Prints
Portraits
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Statement of responsibility: Portrait engraved by J.C. Butts, New York
Physical Description
Extent: 1 bound volume: 23 leaves & 1 loose leaf
Custom binding of brown leather and brown canvas.
With a note written in ink (not in Garfield's or Whitman's hand) and NYPL property stamp.
Free end paper; 1 blank leaf; (1 loose leaf, ALS by Pres. Garfield, May 31, 1869; descriptive note on blank verso); 1 blank leaf; 1 leaf, portrait of Pres. Garfield pasted to verso; tissue inter-leaf; title page; 1 leaf MS laid into framing leaf (2 written sides); 18 blank leaves; free end paper
Description
Poem relates to the death of President Garfield, shot 80 days earlier. Manuscript drafts written in black ink on faded white paper, all cancelled by Whitman, with Whitman's note at top to Mr. Clarke regarding the setup and proof: "if convenient—have this set up immediately & send me a proof this afternoon—by 6." Autograph letter by Garfield dated May 31, 1869 written in purple ink on lined United States House of Representatives letterhead.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520479
MSS Unit ID: 19100
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238154
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238162
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238163
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238153
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238156
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238157
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238158
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238152
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238160
Digital Gallery Image ID: m_1238155
Other local Identifier: 0200342
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4e7c5b40-a46c-0130-5c02-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1819: Creator Born
  • 1881: Created (Approximate)
  • 1892: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881 - 1881. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b704-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. ""The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 24, 2017. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b704-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1881 - 1881). "The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-b704-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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"The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph poem, dated Sept. 19-20, 1881