Friday, November 2, 2018

Corrected typo in piece of correspondence

James alerted us to an error in the letter from Whitman to his mother of March 29, 1864. A number had been incorrectly transcribed as "6000" when it should have been "600" and a closing parenthesis was missing. I have corrected the mistake.

- Kevin

Signatures (with affiliations) removed from the end of biography

I have removed Ed's and Ken's signatures from the bottom of the text of the biography. The impetus was a long-standing problem: Ken's affiliation was given as "College of William and Mary." In the years since this problem was noted, however, the need for the signature at the bottom has been obviated by the addition of the authors' names to the top of the page, so rather than update the affiliation I have removed the signature block from the end.

~ Brett

Hyphenated publication dates added to index page for "Other Books"

I have corrected the publication dates for Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps and Memoranda During the War listed on the index page of the "Other Books" subsection of "Published Works" so as to conform to our decision to use the dates given in the front matter, with both years fully spelled out.

~ Brett

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Eight file names changed to resolve duplication across Archive

In comparing all of the XML files across the different subsections of the Archive, I discovered that eight file names had apparently been accidentally assigned to two different objects, both of which were present in one of the Archive directories but only one of which had been recorded in the tracking database. In most cases I have therefore renamed one of each pair of files, recorded new file names in the database, and corrected links to each of the files. In the case of biography/correspondence/tei/nyp.00250.xml, I discovered that the file was a duplicate of the file in manuscripts/tei/nyp.00250.xml, so I deleted the one in correspondence, as the item is not a piece of correspondence. These are the other specific changes: biography/correspondence/tei/loc.00151.xml was renamed loc.04348; biography/correspondence/tei/anc.00171.xml was renamed anc.00118.xml; criticism/interviews/tei/med.00851.xml was renamed med.00015.xml; criticism/interviews/tei/med.00546.xml was renamed med.00016.xml; criticism/reviews/tei/anc.00273 was renamed anc.00146.xml; published/foreign/tei/med.00401.xml was renamed med.00017.xml; about/tei/anc.00140.xml was renamed anc.00145.xml.

~ Brett

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Corrections to finding aids

Ed Folsom noticed that two of the items listed under "Death's Valley" in the Integrated Catalog of Walt Whitman's Literary Manuscripts (uva.00133 and loc.00321) were unrelated to that poem. I have corrected the work associations in the University of Virginia and Feinberg finding aids and regenerated the Integrated Catalog.

~ Brett

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New links added to WWA homepage

We have added a "More.." link to the Whitman Archive homepage, underneath the "In Whitman's Hand" section. This was done to reflect the fact that the Marginalia and Annotations material is not linked directly from the homepage, and to indicate to users that there are additional materials "In Whitman's Hand" that are not linked directly.

We have also added a link to "Interviews" under the "Commentary" section.

- Kevin

Friday, September 14, 2018

New EAD record added for NYHS manuscript

We have added an EAD record for a Whitman prose manuscript held at the New-York Historical Society Library (NYHS). This is our first EAD record for an item at the NYHS, so we have created a new manuscript catalog for that repository. An EAD entry for the manuscript has also been added to the Integrated Catalog of Literary Manuscripts.

- Kevin