Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Unlocated" manuscript now in newly-created repository file

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".

- Kevin

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fourteen Additional Interviews Published

I've newly published the following interviews/reminiscences: med.00624, med.00625, med.00626, med.00627, med.00629, med.00631, med.00633, med.00637, med.00640, med.00651, med.00669, med.00674, med.00675, and med.00676. This brings the total number of files in this section to 110.

~ Brett

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Travelling Bachelor" series published

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.

--Liz


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Elizabeth Lorang, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Projects Librarian
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
cdrh.unl.edu | civilwardc.org | whitmanarchive.org

Identified probable Burroughs note on correspondence

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: 

http://www.whitmanarchive.org/biography/correspondence/tei/loc.01146.html

Thanks to Nicola Healey for drawing our attention to this note.  

~ Nikki


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Corrections to Interviews & Reminiscences

Ken pointed out problems with the following files, which I have now corrected: med.00617.xml, med.00558.xml, med.00594.xml, med.00570, and med.00597.

~ Brett

Monday, August 24, 2015

Correspondence added to the Whitman Archive

I have published 90 additional post-Reconstruction letters.  The letters are available on the Whitman Archive at http://www.whitmanarchive.org/biography/correspondence/index.html.

~ Nikki


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Typo in the 1855 Leaves Corrected

Bojana Acamovic noticed an error in our transcription of the final paragraph of the preface to the 1855 Leaves of Grass, and I have corrected it.

~ Brett