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Exhibition Checklist

Case 1:

  • Facsimile of first edition of Leaves of Grass (1855) by Walt Whitman, 1855.
  • Third Edition of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, 1860.

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Case 3:

  • Drum Taps by Walt Whitman, 1865.
  • John Burroughs, “Walt Whitman and his Drum Taps” in The Galaxy, December 1866.

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Case 5:

  • Broadside announcing the sale of Walt Whitman and John Burroughs books (reproduction), 1872.

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Case 8:

  • Autographed letter signed by Brown Goode to John Burroughs, 1877.
  • Autographed letter signed by Rudolph Schmidt to John Burroughs, 1877.

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Case 10:

  • “The Flight of the Eagle” in Birds and Poets by John Burroughs, 1877.
  • Color postcards and brochure relating to Whitman birthplace, n.d.

Case 11:

  • Specimen Days by Walt Whitman, 1882.
  • Essays from “The Critic,” 1882.

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Case 13:

  • Photograph of Walt Whitman at Ocean Grove, 1883.
  • “A Salt Breeze” in Signs and Seasons by John Burroughs.

Case 14:

  • Autographed letter signed by Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 1889.
  • Camden’s Compliment to Walt Whitman by Horace Traubel, 1889.

Case 15:

  • At the Graveside of Walt Whitman (The Conservator, April, 1892)
  • Photograph of Walt Whitman gravesite.
  • Booklet “Goodbye and Hail, Walt Whitman,” 1892.

Case 16:

  • “Walt Whitman and His Recent Critics,” by John Burroughs in In Re Walt Whitman by Horace Traubel, 1893.
  • “Whitman’s Self-Reliance,” by John Burroughs in Walt Whitman Fellowship Papers by Walt Whitman, 1894.

Case 17:

  • Whitman: A Study by John Burroughs, 1896.
  • Poems of Walt Whitman, with biographical introduction by John Burroughs, 1902.

Case 18:

  • Whitman Centenary at Vassar program, May 1919.
  • “Whitman the Incarnation of Democracy,” in Vassar Miscellany News, May 7, 1919.
  • Photograph of John Burroughs at Whitman Centenary.

Case 19:

  • “Poet of the Cosmos” in Accepting the Universe by John Burroughs, 1920.
  • Photograph of John Burroughs, 1921.

Case 20:

  • Postcard photograph of John Burroughs’ last resting place.
  • Whitman and Burroughs, Comrades, by Clara Barrus, 1931.