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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Changed date of post-Reconstruction letter

Ken pointed out that a letter from Amelia W. Bates to Walt Whitman dated January 18, 1880, referred to a E. C. Stedman article that appeared in the November 1880 issue of Scribner's Monthly, suggesting that Bates misdated this letter in the first month of the new year.  I have corrected the date to January 18, [1881].

~ Nikki

Friday, March 27, 2015

Correction to display affecting journalism

The stylesheet was causing an irregular display for footnotes that
appeared within postscripts to correspondence (e.g.,
http://www.whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/journalism/tei/per.00210.html),
such that the text of the footnotes appeared both in the postscript
and in the footnotes section. I have fixed the problem so that the
footnote anchor appears in the postscript and the text of the footnote
itself appears in the appropriate footnotes section.

--Liz

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Corrected Collection Name for Johns Hopkins EAD

On the advice of Jordon Steele, Hodson Curator of the University Archives at Johns Hopkins University, I have changed the name of the collection of the two items listed in their EAD from "MS. 7" to "MS. 1."

~ Brett

Published eight additional letters

I published one additional Civil War letter, from Martha Whitman to Walt Whitman of 21-23 December, 1863, and seven additional letters from the post-Reconstruction period, which include:

Whitelaw Reid to Walt Whitman, 17 July [1878]
Hannah Whitman Heyde to Walt Whitman, 2 January [1879]
James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 20 March 1882
W. J. Forbes to Walt Whitman, [1880]
A. Williams to Walt Whitman, [1880]
Alfred Janson Bloor to Walt Whitman, 22 and 25 May 1882
Walt Whitman to Unidentified Correspondent, [between June and September 1880]

~ Nikki

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ed Whitley Added to Staff Page

I added a blurb about Ed Whitley's contributions to the Archive to About the Archive/Project Staff.

~ Brett

Added Gems from Walt Whitman

I have published Ed Whitley's transcription of Gems from Walt Whitman in Published Works/Books by Whitman, along with his introductory essay. I have also revised the introduction to the Rhys and Rossetti editions to credit Ed and to correct a handful of typos that Ken noticed.

~ Brett