Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New fiction section published

I have published a new fiction section on the Archive, which includes Whitman's short temperance novel, Franklin Evans, with a new critical introduction. Also available is a revised version of the novel, "Fortunes of a Country Boy," which was serialized in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1846, and a bibliography of publications and reprints of Whitman's fiction, compiled by Stephanie Blalock. 

~ Nikki

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Corrected post-Reconstruction letter

A letter from Benjamin Ticknor to Walt Whitman of 16 May 1882 listed Ticknor's middle initial as "N" in the signature.  I have corrected the middle initial to "H."

~ Nikki

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