Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Five of Whitman's early notebooks added to the Whitman Archive

Earlier today Nikki Gray published five of Whitman's early notebooks as part of our work on the NEH-funded project "Walt Whitman as an Author before Leaves of Grass."

Leaves of Grass volumes updated

I have converted the Leaves of Grass editions from TEI P4 to TEI P5 and brought their web display in line with current practices on the Whitman Archive, in addition to resolving a number of styling issues. Notable additions include the option to view/download the XML/TEI of each edition, more robust source information, and information on how to cite the page.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tweaks to handling of date for New York Weekly Graphic

 I have adjusted both the index page for the journalism and "Publication Information" for "'Tis But Ten Years Since (Sixth Paper.)," New York Weekly Graphic 07 March 1874: 46 by changing the 07 March to 7 March 1874.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Updated date on post-Reconstruction letter

We had listed the date for a letter from James R. Osgood to Walt Whitman as December 31, 1881.  The letter is actually dated December 13, 1881.  I have made the change.

~ Nikki

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Warning about Chrome Added to Audio Page

There's a problem with the way Apache/Cocoon delivers mp3 files that makes them not load in Chrome. While we work on a permanent fix, I put up a warning for Chrome users to either use another browser or download.

~ Brett

Monday, April 13, 2015

Changed date of post-Reconstruction letter

Ken pointed out that a letter from Amelia W. Bates to Walt Whitman dated January 18, 1880, referred to a E. C. Stedman article that appeared in the November 1880 issue of Scribner's Monthly, suggesting that Bates misdated this letter in the first month of the new year.  I have corrected the date to January 18, [1881].

~ Nikki

Friday, March 27, 2015

Correction to display affecting journalism

The stylesheet was causing an irregular display for footnotes that
appeared within postscripts to correspondence (e.g.,
such that the text of the footnotes appeared both in the postscript
and in the footnotes section. I have fixed the problem so that the
footnote anchor appears in the postscript and the text of the footnote
itself appears in the appropriate footnotes section.