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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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.