Monday, March 27, 2017

Typo in Complete Prose Works corrected

I happened to notice that, in our transcription of Complete Prose Works, the heading for "Dough-Face Song" had a superfluous "d" ("Dough-Faced Song"). I have removed it.

~ Brett

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Typos in 1855 LG fixed; downloadable LG files updated

User Gregory Murray noted that our transcription of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass had, in two places, a superfluous space between a hyphen and the second element of a compound word. Further, he pointed out that the version of that file in the Downloads section of the Archive had not been updated to reflect the corrections he had pointed out several weeks ago. I corrected the typos and updated all of the Leaves files in the Downloads section, since the files for other editions were likewise out of sync.

~ Brett

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Updated search page note to user

I updated the note to the user included on the Whitman Archive search page to indicate that the custom Google search for the site is currently returning incomplete results.  We are currently working to update the search across the site.  Until we are able to roll out the new search, users should do a full-site search on Google ( by entering: "your search term" to obtain complete results.

~ Nikki

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Corrected note in "Letters from a Travelling Bachelor"

Jason Stacy noticed that one of the 14 October 1849 "Letters from a Travelling Bachelor" contained a note with the same erroneous information about porgies that we recently corrected in the "Letters from Paumanok" essay. He rewrote the note and I swapped it into the file.

~ Brett

Monday, February 27, 2017

Two corrections to lineation in 1855 edition of Leaves

User Gregory Murray pointed out that the TEI transcription had two superfluous <l> tags (on pages 16 and 82); these created erroneous line breaks. I have removed them.

~ Brett

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Small corrections to 1871–1872 and 1891–1892 editions of Leaves of Grass

I noticed several transcription errors in two editions of  Leaves of Grass: Smallcaps had been neglected in the first words of the poems of the 1871–1872 edition and in "RISE O DAYS FROM YOUR FATHOMLESS DEEPS" in the main table of contents of the 1891–1892 edition; page breaks for the title pages of "Sands at Seventy" and "A Backward Glance" were placed in such a way that they were not showing up in the display; and "Yonnondio" had been omitted from the transcription of the "Sands at Seventy" table of contents. Said corrected all of these.

~ Brett

Corrected information in "Letters from Paumanok" annotation

User Drew Fetherston pointed out that our first note to the 27 June 1851 installment of "Letters from Paumanok" erroneously confounded porgies and mossbunkers/menhaden. Jason Stacy rewrote the note, crediting Fetherston.

~ Brett