Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tiny change to encoding of Complete Prose Works

User Ira Chernus brought to our attention the appearance of the word "overhended" in "Hudson River Sights." Presumably, this is an error for "overbended," but since the error is in the original print I have added markup rather than change the basic transcription.

~ Brett

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Typo corrections in Amanuensis letter

User "Spaanse Spook" noted that our transcription of the 12 June 1863 letter from Albion F. Hubbard to Austin Rice (prc.00118) misspelled "comfortable," and I noticed that "Written" was also misspelled in the note. I made both corrections.

~ Brett

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Link to UNC Press fixed

Matt Cohen noticed that the link to the University of North Carolina Press website was broken on the Archive's "Links" page. I have fixed it.

- Kevin

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cultural geography scrapbook, additional marginalia, and Whitman's Reading List published

We have published images and a full transcription of Whitman's massive cultural geography scrapbook, along with transcriptions of dozens of related manuscripts. The SOLR-generated indexes for both the marginalia/annotations and the manuscripts sections have been re-generated as a result, to include these new transcriptions. A separate index page for the geography scrapbook was created, as well as a page for an image-viewer, in which users can flip through images of the scrapbook.

We have also published a series of original essays that explore prevalent themes in this new material, as well as Whitman's Reading: A Bibliographical Handlist, a new resource in which we have begun tracking all of the texts that Whitman is known to have read. 

To account for all of this new material, the introductory text and menu on the marginalia/annotations index page has been updated. 

We would like to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities for their generous support of this work.

- Kevin

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Correction of facts in encyclopedia entry for New Orleans Crescent

Stefan Schöberlein pointed out that this entry contained an error in the title of Whitman's poem and gave the wrong date of publication. Ed supplied corrected text, which I have swapped into the XML file.

~ Brett

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