Saturday, September 24, 2011
revision made to note in letter from Walt Whitman to William S. Davis, 1 October 1863
Note 3 in this letter was in the voice of the original editor, Edwin Haviland Miller, and said: "According to Whitman's notations, the material in this paragraph up to this point was to have been incorporated into the preceding paragraph. Since there are no indications in the manuscript as to where he intended to place it, I have transcribed literally." Now that the editing of Whitman's correspondence is being updated by the Whitman Archive staff, that "I" is misleading . Hence I've changed the last part of that note to read: "Since there are no indications in the manuscript as to where he intended to place it, the document has been transcribed literally."