The following abbreviations have been used:
Barrus for Whitman and Burroughs Comrades, 1931, Clara Barrus.
Bucke for Walt Whitman, 1883, Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D.
Comp. Prose for Complete Prose, 1907, Walt Whitman.
Donaldson for Walt Whitman the Man, 1896, Thomas Donaldson.
Furness for Walt Whitman's Workshop, 1928, Clifton Joseph Furness.
Glicksberg for Walt Whitman and the Civil War, 1933, Charles I. Glicksberg.
Harned for The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman, 1918, ed. Thomas B. Harned.
Holloway for Whitman; An Interpretation in Narrative, 1926, Emory Holloway.
In Re for In Re Walt Whitman, 1893, eds. Horace L. Traubel, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned.
Kennedy for Reminiscences of Walt Whitman, 1896, William Sloane Kennedy.
N. and F. for Notes and Fragments Left by Walt Whitman, 1899, ed. by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke.
Perry for Walt Whitman, 1906, Bliss Perry.
Saunders for Whitman Music List, 1926, compiled and privately published by Henry S. Saunders.
S.D.C. for Specimen Days Collect, 1907, Walt Whitman.
Traubel for With Walt Whitman in Camden, 1915, Horace Traubel.
U.P.P. for Uncollected Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman, 1914, ed. Emory Holloway.
"Come, Said My Soul" (motto). Various drafts of this poem, first published in "A Christmas Garland",
Christmas Graphic, 1874, are to be found in The Conservator, June 1896, the Putnam edition of Whitman's
Complete Writings, 1902, X, p. 131 ff., and in U.P.P., II, p. 56.
"One's Self I Sing" (p. 3). Cf. "Small the Theme of my Chant" (p.469).
"Eidólons" (p.6). For an explanation of Whitman's use of this word see Kennedy, pp. 140-141, and Carleton
Noyes, An Approach to Walt Whitman, p.166. Frank Harris quotes Whitman as saying that the poem
was "returned by Scribner's with a
very insulting and contemptuous letter
". (Contemporary Portraits,
Third Series, p.221.)
"To the States" (p. 10). Title in the 1860 Edition, "Walt Whitman's Caution".
"To a Certain Cantatrice" (p. 10). Addressed to Marietta Alboni, according to Isaac Hull Platt. (Walt Whitman,
"Starting from Paumanok" (p. 14). Whitman was fond of the old Indian name for Long Island and sometimes
used it as a nom de plume, e.g. U.P.P., I, p. 247. In "Brooklyniana" he gives the meaning as "The island
with its breast long drawn out, and laid against the sea". (U.P.P., II, p. 274.)