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Whitman, Louisa Van Velsor 1795-1873

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Works: 40 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 507 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Portraits  Personal narratives  History  Diaries 
Classifications: PS3231, 928.1
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Letters written by Walt Whitman to his mother, 1866-1872 by Walt Whitman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The good gray poet a vindication by William Douglas O'Connor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1866 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A defense of Walt Whitman
The ghost by William Douglas O'Connor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reporting that her daughter-in-law Mattie died last Wednesday the 19th; reporting that Walt is mending slowly but has been much affected by Mattie's death
Letters of Walt Whitman to his mother and an old friend by Walt Whitman ( )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describing the effects of the paralytic stroke that her son Walt suffered "two weeks next Thursday," reporting that he cannot move much now but hoping he will recover fully and noting that his mind is "as clear as ever."
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describing the difficulty that she has writing letters, noting that she becomes so nervous she cannot even write to Walt. Remarking on the differences between the people Camden and New York and Brooklyn, noting that everyone in Camden is "so different and formal." Mentioning that she would not mind being in Camden if she had a home of her own and referencing Walt's monthly payments to George and Lou for her board
Papers of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection contains manuscripts of poems in "Leaves of Grass," and studies for the poems; various drafts and revisions of unfinshed poems; notes and ideas for essays, lectures and unfinshed poems; complete unpublished poems; and biographical notes
to Miss Helen Price, daughter of Mrs. Abby H. Price, from Camden, N.J by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Walt Whitman Collection by Walt Whitman ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Works are arranged alphabetically by title or first line. Many of the poems included in Leaves of Grass are listed alphabetically under that title. Of note is an 1876 edition Leaves of Grass in paper wrappers with numerous handwritten additions and corrections by Whitman. Other major works represented include Democratic Vistas, "O Captain My Captain," Specimen Days & Collect, and Two Rivulets
by Walt Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1884 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters to Walt Whitman by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( )
1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Regretting to hear that her mother Abby Price has been unwell and reflecting on the troubles that everyone must go through; reporting that Walt is recovering slowly [from his paralytic stroke in January]
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describing how much she misses keeping her own house in Brooklyn and remarking on her dislike of Camden; noting, however, that George and Lou are good to her even if Lou does spend much of her time out of the house. Asking that Helen not refer to Louisa's dislike of Camden in her return letter, but to give news about her own family
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reporting that she is not well, and that both her nerves and appetite are bad; wishing she had not moved away from Brooklyn and wishing she could visit her daughters in Greenport
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Acknowledging that everyone must face trials, but describing her depression and noting that some days she is so down that she feels like "crying all the time." Recalling "them old Brooklyn times" and wishing they had spent more time together; mentioning that her lameness is better but that the cold troubles her; mentioning another sick mutual acquaintance and "poor dear Walt."
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Apologizing for the length of time since her last letter, describing her sadness but resolving that she must "try to compose myself;" remarking sadly on the sudden recent death of her daughter-in-law Mattie (wife of her son Jeff), reporting her granddaughter's reaction to the death, and mentioning Jeff's intention to send the girl to board at the Buckley's house. Mentioning the numbers of letters she has received from New York inquiring after Walt, upon reading of his stroke in the papers
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Describing the emotionally difficult time she had in packing up her Brooklyn house and moving with her son and daughter-in-law to Camden; noting that she has two rooms here but that it is a lonely place. Wishing Helen had visited her more while she was in New York, and giving her Camden address
primarily Washington DC, and Camden, New Jersey ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection consists of seven autograph letters signed from Walt Whitman to his mother Louisa Van Velsor Whitman; twenty-two to his friend Abby H. Price; and one each letter to an unidentified recipient, postal card to Sloane Kennedy, note to the National State Bank of Camden authorizing payment to E. E. Harned, and check signed. Collection also contains eleven letters from Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Helen E. Price (Abby's daughter); as well as two letters of Peter Doyle. Whitman's letters to his mother concern family news and relate details of his life as a nurse in Washington; his letters to Abby Price concern his health, work in Washington, plans to stay with the Prices during visits to New York, and a few letters reference his grief at his mother's death. Louisa Van Velsor Whitman's letters to Helen concern her sadness at moving from Brooklyn to Camden, her rheumatism, and Walt's recovery from a paralytic stroke in January, 1873. With a reproduction of a photograph of Walt Whitman (MA 918.47). Letters in the collection have been described separately in 46 individual catalog records; see related records for more information
[Camden, New Jersey], to Helen Price by Louisa Van Velsor Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1872 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Thanking her for a letter, noting it is good to hear from friends in New York and noting that Helen cannot miss her more than she misses Helen. Noting that her health is up and down but that she is "never clear of pain in some of my limbs."
 
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Alternative Names
Van Velsor, Louisa, 1795-1873
Whitman, Louise Van Velsor, 1795-1873
Languages
English (51)
Japanese (1)