Monday, May 6, 2019

Transcription error corrected in vol. 3 of With Walt Whitman in Camden

Ken noticed that on p. 469 "the Harlan business" had been mistranscribed as "the Harland business." I have made the correction.

~ Brett

Monday, April 22, 2019

"Letters Written for Soldiers" section published

We have created and published a new section of the Archive dedicated to letters that Whitman wrote on behalf of soldiers during the Civil War. Titled "Letters Written for Soldiers," this section provides transcriptions and images of all five such letters that are currently known, as well as some brief introductory text. It is linked from the "In Whitman's Hand" section of the Archive.

An accompanying announcement has also been added to the Archive's homepage.

- Kevin

Typo corrected in Sequel to Drum-Taps

James O'Neil pointed out a typo on the title page of Sequel to Drum-Taps (the second title page, that appears after the text of Drum-Taps proper). We transcribed the page's subtitle as "AND OTHER POEMS," when it should have been "AND OTHER PIECES." We have corrected the error.

- Kevin

Typo corrected in scribal document

Ken noticed that an "s" was missing in our transcription of nar.00419 ("John M. Binckley to T. A. Jenckes, 24 January 1868"). I have corrected "Of the third-class clerk, one is . . . " to "Of the third-class clerks, one is . . . ".

~ Brett

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Typo corrected in 1860–1861 Leaves of Grass

Ken noticed that the second occurrence of "mediƦval" was misspelled on p. 135 of the 1860–1861 edition of Leaves of Grass. I have corrected the error.

~ Brett

Monday, February 18, 2019

Date metadata corrected in letter of 29 October 1873

Ken noticed that the letter from Whitman to Charles W. Eldridge of 29 October 1873 was appearing out of chronological order on the index page. I have corrected the date value in the TEI header and reindexed the correspondence.  The letter now appears in its proper position in the chronological sort.

~ Brett

Footnote added to letter of 11 May 1863

Archive user Walter Stahr contacted us with information about his ancestor, Thomas Cotrel, who is mentioned in a letter from Whitman to Moses Lane dated 11 May 1863. I have added this information in a footnote.

~ Brett