Yes, if there were a Whitman cylinder, Haley was not able to show ANYONE
that it EVER existed (per se). He only offered a later 're-recording,' for
The knowledge of the early people who dealt with him (on the radio end)
referred to it as a "gramophone cylinder." This is the level of expertise
running rampant in those days.
The detailed 3-page article by Allen (from the 1992 APM) can be found as
a pdf file at:
just scroll down to the bottom there and click on 'Walt Whitman.' No
wonder Yale turned it down...
In a message dated 2/11/2013 6:26:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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At some point in time there might have been a cylinder recording of
Whiteman, but this ain't it.