Contained within the pages of this rare book is a collection of writings taken from Walt Whitman’s diaries and note-books written during his time in Canada. A keen woodsman with a passion for the outdoors, the literature contained herein was diligently transcribed for its original publication from ‘out-door notes’ composed on worn and time-stained fragments of paper by its editor, William Sloane Kennedy. A fascinating read, this book offers a unique insight into the mind of this great man and is an absolute must-read for lovers of Whitman. Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist, most famous for his seminal poetical work Leaves of Grass and once hailed by D. H Lawrence as “the greatest modern poet” and “the greatest American”. This rare book is proudly republished now with an introductory biography of the author.