Monday, June 26, 2017

Published transcription of Whitman's periodical poem "The House of Friends"

A transcription of Whitman's 1850 poem "The House of Friends" has been added to the Archive's "Poems First Published in Periodicals" section. The poem had been listed as having first appeared in a periodical, but the Archive had been unable to obtain an image of the issue of the New York Daily Tribune in which it appeared, thus no image or transcription was available. We have now obtained a digital image of a microfilm copy of the issue, allowing us to transcribe and annotate the poem. A link to the transcription has also been added to the index of individual periodical poems, as well as the index that appears on the page dedicated to the New York Daily Tribune.

- Kevin

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Newly discovered review published

We have published a newly discovered review of Whitman's poem "After All, Not to Create Only." The review appeared in the San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin on November 11, 1871. Whitman had first published the poem concurrently in the New York Commercial Advertiser and the New York Evening Post on September 7, 1871; the poem was then published in a stand-alone volume by Roberts Brothers in Boston in late 1871. It is this bound volume that is being reviewed by the Bulletin.

- Kevin

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Typos corrected in "Letters from a Traveling Bachelor"

Jason Stacy pointed out two errors in annotations for the "Letters from a Traveling Bachelor" journalistic series. In note 8 for the installment of 4 November 1849, Charles S. Watrous was incorrectly identified as "Charles S. Waltrous." And in note 7 for the installment of 25 November 1849, the Dutch artist Ary Schefler was incorrectly identified as "Ary Scheffer." Both errors have been corrected.

- Kevin

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Traubel volumes updated to TEI P5

We have updated the Archive versions of Horace Traubel's With Walt Whitman in Camden (9 vols.) to the most recent (P5) version of TEI.  In the course of this update, we made various adjustments to eliminate extra space in the display and we added date ranges to the table of contents.  We have also corrected some typos. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Minor correction to Leaves of Grass (1855)

Kelley Franklin noticed that a linegroup break was missing from our transcription of page 42 of this text, so I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Minor corrections to LG 1881–1882, LG 1891–1892, and Duke finding aid

Kelley Franklin pointed out that in the 1881–1882 edition of Leaves of Grass the section 4 heading of "The Wound Dresser" was repeated and the phrase "many the days and nights" in the poem "On the Beach at Night" had been mistranscribed as "many the days and night." On checking, I discovered that this second error occurred also in our transcription of the 1891–1892 edition. Franklin also noted that in the record for duk.00034 in the Duke finding aid the word "Resurrection" had been misspelled in the title "Poem of Wonder at The Resurrection of The Wheat." I have corrected these various errors in the relevant files.

~ Brett

Friday, May 5, 2017

Minor edits to the record for loc.00097 in the EAD for Hellman Collection at LC

Matt Cohen pointed out that the record for this item mistakenly referred to "John" rather than "Jules" Michelet, and in the course of revising the entry he and I discovered and revised several other inaccuracies and bits of misleading description.

~ Brett