|Title||Thomas Biggs Harned collection of Walt Whitman papers, 1842-1937|
|Bulk Dates||(bulk 1855-1892)|
|Collector||Harned, Thomas Biggs, 1851-1921, collector|
|Creator||Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892|
|Size||3,000 items plus 2 oversize ; 8 containers ; 4 linear feet ; 7 microfilm reels|
|Language||Collection material in English|
|Location||Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.|
|Summary||Lawyer. Correspondence, manuscripts of poetry and prose, notes and notebooks, proofs and offprints, printed material, and other papers received by Harned as one of Walt Whitman's three literary executors. The collection contains material relating to many aspects of Whitman's career, especially the publication of and subsequent controversy surrounding "Leaves of Grass" and his commitment to the ideals embodied in the life and death of Abraham Lincoln.|
|Finding Aid Permalink||Cite or bookmark this finding aid as: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms002007|
|LCCN Permalink||LC Online Catalog record for this collection: https://lccn.loc.gov/mm81045443|
The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman Papers is available on the Library of Congress Web site at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000041.
In 1942 the Harned Collection was evacuated from Washington, D.C., for security reasons. Upon the return of the collection to the Library of Congress in 1944, it was discovered that ten notebooks and a cardboard butterfly were missing. Photocopies of selected portions from these missing items that had been made prior to their disappearance are included in the present arrangement in place of the missing manuscripts. In 1995, four of the notebooks and the cardboard butterfly were recovered, leaving six notebooks unaccounted for. Digital images of these documents are accessible at the Library's Web site at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000012.