Friday, August 7, 2020

Minor corrections made in two encyclopedia entries and one manuscript transcription

Stefan Schöberlein pointed out that the entry for the New Orleans Crescent (https://whitmanarchive.org/criticism/current/encyclopedia/entry_36.html) was missing a space between words and had perpetuated from the print edition a misspelling of the last name of Durant DaPonte as "Da Poute." Our transcription of med.00725, which was based on the works of Grier and Holloway, included this same misspelling. Finally, the entry for New Orleans, Louisiana had referred to "Fremont House" instead of the correct "Tremont House." I have now corrected each of these errors.


~ Brett

Friday, July 24, 2020

Typo corrected in 1881-1882, 1891-1892 LG

WWA user Paul VanDeCarr alerted us to the fact that our transcription of "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" in the 1881-1892 edition, on p. 134, had ". . . be hung out . . . " instead of the correct ". . . be hung our . . . ." I discovered that the same typo was also present in the 1891-1892 printing. I have made the corrections.

~ Brett

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Footnote numbering corrected in review of Specimen Days and Collect

Stefan Schoeberlein noted that the footnote reference numbers were discontinuous in our transcription of the review of Specimen Days and Collect in the November 4, 1882, issue of The Literary World (anc.00102). I have redone all of the footnote numbering in this file.

~ Brett

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Transcription error in Memoranda During the War fixed

Ed noticed that the word "in" was missing from our transcription of Memoranda During the War in the clause "the ambulances are now arriving in clusters" (p. 13). I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Monday, July 20, 2020

Stylesheet for individual poems and clusters in Leaves of Grass volumes tweaked

Ed noticed that, in the Emerson letter printed in the 1856 edition of Leaves, a signature mark was displaying as though it were part of the text. I had earlier altered the stylesheet that displays entire volumes of Leaves so that such marks are suppressed, but I had neglected to do the same in the stylesheet for the individual poem display. I have now added that code, and the mark no longer shows in the text display.

~ Brett

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Word missing from transcription of 1867 Leaves supplied

User Keith Brough pointed out that the word "strong" had been omitted from our transcription of "Walt Whitman" in the 1867 edition. I have corrected the error.

~ Brett

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

EAD finding aids updated

The Variorum 1855 Leaves of Grass project led to many changes to our TEI metadata for the early manuscripts, and I have updated the date, work, and scope content notes for those manuscripts in EAD files to accord with the information in the TEI files. This affects both the individual repositories' finding aids and the integrated catalog of manuscripts.

~ Brett