Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Error corrected in Complete Prose Works

A user alerted us, via email, of an error in Whitman's Complete Prose Works. A the top of page 34, our transcription had read "day more, and so on for many days, the rate of 1000 a day. Quite often they arrive at" whereas the original text reads, "day more, and so on for many days. Quite often they arrive at the rate of 1000 a day." We have corrected the error, and thank the user for alerting us to its presence.

- Kevin

Monday, August 5, 2019

Corrected typo in "Little Bells at Night"

Ed Folsom alerted me to the fact that our transcription of this poem printed in a periodical (https://whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/poems/per.00077) had "long-strech'd" for "long-stretch'd." I have made the correction.

~ Brett

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Corrected date for an amanuensis letter

Jacqueline Budell noted that "Nelson Jabo to Adeline Jabo, 21 January 1865" (nar.03612) was misdated on the index page and in the title as being from June 1865. These errors are now corrected.

~ Brett

Friday, July 19, 2019

Corrected typo in WWWiC, Volume 7, entry for August 12, 1890

Ken noticed a typo in Volume 7 of With Walt Whitman in Camden. In the entry for August 12, 1890, the word "prairies" was misspelled as "praries." The error has been corrected.

- Kevin

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Correction to typo in WWWiC entry for 11 Aug. 1889

Ed pointed out that "me" was mistranscribed as "my" in this entry. I have corrected the error.

~ Brett

Friday, July 5, 2019

Fixed typo in scribal document

Ken noticed a typo in one of the scribal documents. The final sentence in the Nov. 16, 1871, letter from A. T. Akerman to Major W. S. Brown had previously read: "My judgment concurs with yours as to the expediency of prompt arrests, but Mr. Corbin being on the spot can advice upon fuller information." "Advice" in this sentence should have been "advise." The error has been corrected.

- Kevin

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Corrected name in title of scribal document

Ken pointed out that the name of the recipient of a scribal document was misspelled (Benjamin Helm Smith was rendered as "Benjamin HelmSmith" in the title of the document). This error has been corrected.

- Kevin