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Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume dissertation at Northwestern University of Walter B. Fulghum, entitled "Quaker Influences on Whitman's Religious Thought." The manuscript analyzes the influences of Quakerism, particularly the influences of Elias Hicks and Hicksite Quakerism, on Walt Whitman's religious though. The manuscript discusses ways in which Whitman's personal demeanor and behavior reflected a Quaker influence, and connects Quakerism to the themes in Whitman's "Leaves of...
- Names: Fulghum, Walter Benjamin X