Monday, April 25, 2016

Small correction to Preface, Leaves of Grass 1855

I happened to notice that our transcription of p. vii had the phrase "Let who may exalt or startle or fascinate or soothe" but that the page image shows the last word to be spelled "sooth." I have corrected the transcription.

~ Brett

Friday, April 22, 2016

Corrections, updates to correspondence

Our annotations about Abby H. Price in a series of letters neglected to list one of her children, Henry, who died in 1852 at age 2.  We have added this information to those annotations, affecting the following letters: 

Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 17 January [1867]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 28 March [1867]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 6 [March 1868]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [25 August 1868]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 19 October [1869]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 7 December [1869]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 5 April [1870]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [5? July 1870]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [8 April 1873]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [5? April 1873]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [16 March 1870]
Anne Gilchrist to Walt Whitman, 30 July 1883
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 29 March 1860
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 11–15 October, 1863
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 4 February 1865
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 30 July 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 1 August 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 27 October 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 10 December 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 21 October 1868
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 7 April 1869
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 30 [May 1869]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [6] February [1870]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [23 October 1871]
Walt Whitman to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, [13]–14 [February 1873]

We have also updated the images and corrected the transcriptions for the following letters: 

Ellen M. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 10 November 1863
Ellen M. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 24 November 1863
Ellen M. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 30 November 1864

We have also corrected a footnote in the letter from Walt Whitman to Andrew Kerr, 29 October 1865, to reflect the fact that the “elections of November 7” referred to in the note were actually in 1865, not 1866. 

Thanks to Caterina for help in correcting the annotations. 

~ Nikki

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

addition of private collection information for letter to Mrs Vine Coburn, March 7, 1882

A private collector, Gary McAvoy, signaled to Ken in an email that he owns the letter from Whitman to Mrs Vine Coburn of March 7, 1882 (for which we previously had an "unknown location"), so I inserted the information in the letter.

~~Caterina

"Memorials" (Notebook #84) added to Harned EAD

I have created an entry for loc.05589, which is one of the lost notebooks, but which is represented in the collection by photocopies of microfilm.

~ Brett

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Corrections and updates to With Walt Whitman in Camden, Vol. 4

We have reproofed and made a series of updates to Volume 4 of Horace Traubel’s With Walt Whitman in Camden, including adjustments to spacing and correction of typos.  Thanks to Alex Ashland and Jeannette Schollaert for their work on this volume. 

~ Nikki

Monday, April 18, 2016

correction to title of Italian translation of "Poets to Come" by Marina Camboni

A letter (the "i" of "Poeti") was missing from the Italian title, so I have added it.

Caterina

Friday, April 15, 2016

Small corrections to two Leaves of Grass files

I have supplied a missing "I" in the penultimate paragraph of the 1855 Preface and changed "string-term" to "string-team" in the 1856 edition's "Poem of The Daily Work of The Workmen and Workwomen of These States" ("A Song for Occupations").

~ Brett