Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Updated language for crediting of correspondence annotations

 In order to more accurately reflect how annotations are written and adapted for the correspondence, we have updated the language that appears in the metadata at the top of certain transcription files. For letters in which we have incorporated and adapted annotations that appeared in other sources, we now say:

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman, ed. Dennis Berthold and Kenneth M. Price (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1984), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

The citation changes, of course, depending on the source.

- Kevin

Typo corrected in installment of "Manly Health"

 Stefan Schoeberlein noticed that there was a typo in the October 10, 1858, installment of "Manly Health and Training." A section of the text should read "the Esseans, a sect of Jews, are said to have very commonly..." but on our site read "the Esseans, a sect of Jews, are to said to have very commonly..." I have corrected the error. Thanks to Stefan for pointing out the error.

- Kevin

Friday, September 22, 2023

Corrected year in "Notes on Whitman's Photographers"

 In the entry for Jeremiah Gurney and Son in our "Notes on Whitman's Photographer's," we stated that Gurney's gallery on Broadway in New York opened in 1858, when it actually opened in 1857. We have corrected the error. Thanks to Samantha Gilmore for noting the error.

- Kevin

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Typo correction in encyclopedia entry for Democratic Review

Matt Cohen noticed that the first occurrence of the name of John L. O'Sullivan had been misspelled. I have corrected.

~ Brett

Friday, August 11, 2023

Miscellaneous transcription errors corrected in Complete Prose Works

In looking at the punctuation in this volume, I noticed a hyphenation error on p. 56, as well as errors in the transcription of ellipses on pp. 28, 443, and 444. These are now corrected. In addition, I did a fresh and thorough proofreading of the table of contents, correcting the transcriptions of ellipses between titles on the same page as well as a dozen or more other character-level transcription errors.

~ Brett

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Small typo corrected in subtitles of "Sun-Down Papers" 6, 7, 8, and 9

 The word "desk" had been mistakenly capitalized in the subtitles in per.00306, per.00307, per.00309, and per.00313; I have corrected to lowercase.

~ Brett

Typos corrected on Sun-Down Papers index page

 I noticed that "Hempstead" had been misspelled "Hemstead" in several places on the About/Index page for the "Sun-Down Papers" (per.00375). I have corrected.

~ Brett