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You are going to have a baby : poem


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American journalist, editor, and author Horace Traubel (1858-1919) was best known for his multi-volume

With Walt Whitman in Camden: A Diary, a detailed account of his close association with the famous poet between March of 1888 and January of 1889.

A friend of Whitman's from 1873 until the poet's death, he became one of Whitman's literary executors and subsequently an editor of

In Re Walt Whitman (1893) and the ten-volume Complete Writings of Walt Whitman (1902). In 1890, Traubel founded and edited a monthly magazine, The Conservator, which promoted Marxian socialism and reflected Whitman's substantial influence. From 1903 to 1907, he served as editor of the Artsman, a publication of the Rose Valley Movement, a communal enterprise located southwest of Philadelphia. Traubel also wrote prose verse and published two volumes, Chants Communal (1904) and Optimos (1910). Horace Traubel died on September 08, 1919, in Bon Echo, Ontario, Canada.

"Horace Traubel." Contemporary Authors Online reproduced in Biography Resource Center. (accessed November 2011).

Horace Traubel signed this single-sheet galley proof of his poem, "You Are Going to Have a Baby," which appeared in the October 1907 issue of Traubel's magazine,

The Conservator (18: 8, p. 116-118).

The single-sheet is actually one full galley sheet and a partial second sheet glued to the bottom of the first. The galley proof bears penciled corrections and revisions.

Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 oversize boxes (32 inches).

Originally laid in a copy of Walt Whitman's

Leaves of Grass (Spec PS 3201 1889 c.2).

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2011 November 9
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You Are Going to Have a Baby : poem, 1907.
Box 62 Folder F0909

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