Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Transcription errors corrected in Complete Prose and "Reminiscences of Walt Whitman"

In reading some of Whitman's comments regarding opera, I noticed two transcription errors in Complete Prose Works (pp. 294 and 294) and one in the John Townsend Trowbridge reminiscence in the interviews section. They are now corrected.

~ Brett

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Image links in Yale manuscript catalog correted

Dr. Jay Grossman pointed out that a number of image links were broken in the catalog of Whitman manuscripts held at Yale University's Beinecke Library. The links in question were for items yal.00338, yal.00454, and yal.00455. The links have been fixed. We thank Prof. Grossman for pointing out the error.

- Kevin

Friday, October 4, 2019

Manuscript note update

I have updated the editorial note associated with the manuscript "Breathjuice" to reflect the manuscript's likely connection to the 1856 poem "Bunch Poem" (later titled "Spontaneous Me").

~ Nikki

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Encoding of signature (in forme work) in LG 1856 corrected

I happened to notice that the signature "2*," which appears at the bottom of p. 33 in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass, had been encoded differently than all of the other signatures, causing it to be omitted from the individual poem display. I have regularized the encoding.

~ Brett

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Correction to encyclopedia entry for Leaves of Grass 1891-1892

Two different people pointed out to Ed Folsom that the article by R. W. French about the 1891-92 edition of Leaves (https://whitmanarchive.org/criticism/current/encyclopedia/entry_27.html) incorrectly gave the number of new poems in the first annex as sixty-four (rather than sixty-five). I have corrected this.

~ Brett

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Staff page updated

I have updated the Whitman Archive staff page to reflect the current staff for the 2019-2020 academic year.

- Kevin

Friday, August 30, 2019

Removed Brainard marginalia

I have removed John Brainard's Occasional Pieces of Poetry (1825) from the list of documents with Whitman's marginalia, based on a discovery by Lynne Farrington and Peter Stallybrass that the markings in this volume were almost certainly forgeries of Whitman's handwriting.

~ Nikki