A manuscript that was previously included in the "Unlocated Manuscripts" section of the EAD material has now been identified as being in Ed Folsom's private collection. A new EAD file has been created for Ed's collection and the item in question (med.00791) moved into it. It now appears on the manuscript catalog index page as "Folsom, Ed, Private Collection of".
I have published Whitman's journalistic series, "Letters from a
Travelling Bachelor" in the Journalism section of the Archive. The
series has been edited for the Whitman Archive by Jason Stacy, and the
edition has been developed with the support of the National Endowment
for the Humanities.
After review and comparison with other letters, we have identified John Burroughs as the probable writer of a note (a quote by Hartley Coleridge) on an envelope that accompanied the letter from Walt Whitman to John Burroughs of February 9, 1883. We had previously listed the writer of this note as unknown. We have updated the information in a footnote:
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