Tag: Walt Whitman

  • Benjamin M. Braker

    Benjamin M. Braker, a highly esteemed figure in South Jersey for over five decades, carved out a lasting legacy as both a journalist and a politician until his passing in December 1905. With close ties to George Lippard, the founder of the Brotherhood of the Union, and the renowned poet Walt Whitman, Braker played a…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • Mickle Street

    Mickle Street

    Mickle Street was named after John W. Mickle, a prominent figure in both local and State affairs in the 1840’s and 1850’s. He was one of the organizers and a shareholder for many years in the Federal Street Ferry, and had a large stake in the Camden and Amboy Railroad. More recently, Mickle Street can…

  • Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror of the City of Camden, NJ Published in the interest of a growing city, nineteen twenty-eight. THE City Commissioners of Camden extend their Greetings to all citizens of the City, State and Nation who may visualize the Camden of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, through this volume which is dedicated to the Cause of…

  • A Stranger Arrives

    A Stranger Arrives

    Appearance of tall, lean man with flowing whiskers created no inkling of Walt Whitman’s identity. Along in the springtime of 1873 there appeared in the streets of Camden a strange, tall, limping man, clad in a somber grey. His general appearance was enhanced by the picturesqueness of his flawing white beard­ his large white collar…

  • The Walt Whitman House

    The Walt Whitman House

    The Walt Whitman House is a historic building in Camden, New Jersey, United States, and is on the National Register of Historic Places which was the last residence of American poet Walt Whitman, in his declining years before his death. It is located at 328 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, known as Mickle St.…

  • Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman

    WALT WHITMAN, Camden’s “Good Grey Poet,” the life of whom a subject that has been written on at length by many. Rather than rehash much that is to be read elsewhere, presented will be things of interest concerning Whitman, his life and times in and around Camden, and comments by those who knew him and…

  • Walt Whitman Acclaimed as ‘International Prophet’

    Walt Whitman Acclaimed as ‘International Prophet’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939 Wescott Recalls Friendship with Poet at Ceremonies Here Marking 120th Anniversary of his birth; Donaldson Tells of Buggy Gift Acknowledged by the world as the poet of democracy, Camden’s own Walt Whitman was acclaimed here yesterday on the 120th anniversary of his birth as the “prophet of a new…

  • 400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

    400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1933 Men and Women From Many Sections Visit Walt Whitman’s Tomb and Old Mickle Street Home on His 114th Anniversary. By Frank Sheridan “It’s just a little street where old friends meet.” That’s Mickle Street where Walt Whitman, the “Good Gray Poet,” once lived, and old friends came back here…

  • Walt Whitman’s Home in Camden

    Walt Whitman’s Home in Camden

    Camden Evening Courier – May 16, 1922 Editorial in The New York Herald, Monday May 15 [1922] The City Council of Camden, New Jersey, has voted that the home in which Walt Whitman passed the later years of his life and in which on March 26, 1892, he died shall not be destroyed but shall…

  • Walt Whitman Surprised

    Walt Whitman Surprised

    New York Times – September 15, 1895 Presented by Many Friends With a Handsome Horse and Phaeton. Philadelphia, Sept. 15. – Toward sundown this evening, as Walt Whitman was half dozing over a pile of manuscript near a window in his little frame house in Camden, the jarring rattle of wheels startled the old man,…

  • Walt Whitman’s Will

    Walt Whitman’s Will

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 9, 1892 Walt Whitman‘s will, the substance of which was published two weeks ago, was filed yesterday in the Camden County Surrogate’s office. The entire estate is valued at about $3500.

  • Morgan Hall

    Morgan’s Hall, also known as Morgan Hall, was built by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The cornerstone of Morgan’s Hall, or as it was originally called, Odd Fellows Hall, at the southeast corner of Fourth and Market Streets, was laid on October 5, 1848. The building was dedicated on November 8, 1849. It was…