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Writers: Walt Whitman's Lost Notebooks 1850s-1860s

Poet at Work: Walt Whitman Notebooks 1850s-1860s from the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress not only offers access to four of the poet's notebooks (plus a cardboard butterfly) that disappeared from the federal book repository in 1942 -- they were returned 1995, but also provides related essays about the location of the notebooks while they were absent and about the process of preserving and restoring them once they turned up, plus a gallery of pictures on the conservation process. <>