Monday, May 23, 2016

Corrections to "Traveling Bachelor" introduction

The introduction to the New York Sunday Dispatch and Letters from a Traveling Bachelor contained an incorrect name: the name of Amor J. Williamson was written incorrectly as "Anson Williamson" and "Amor J William." Both names have been corrected.

Also, the phrase "had reached a nadir" was changed to "had reached the nadir."

- Kevin

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Correspondence publication, updates

Stephanie Blalock’s team at the University of Iowa has completed work on 67 new post-Reconstruction letters and 2 new letters from 1888, and we have now published them in the correspondence section of the Whitman Archive.  We have also corrected a date: the letter from Ellen M. O’Connor to Walt Whitman, originally listed as April 7, 1887, was actually dated August 7, 1887.

Two duplicate Civil War letters have also been removed from the correspondence index, and I have updated the status bar for the Civil War correspondence to reflect our most recent estimate of known letters from this era.  

~ Nikki

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