Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Leaves of Grass index page updated

I've added information about the source of our page images for each edition of Leaves of Grass and added language to the introductory prose that directs users to seek permission to use images from the owners from whom we got them.

~ Brett

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Support page updated

We have mentioned important new grants received from NEH and NHPRC, and we have acknowledged generous new support provided by the University of Iowa's Digital Studio for Public Arts and Humanities.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Encoding of review of Leaves of Grass (1871-72) tweaked

An anonymous June 1872 review of the 1871-72 Leaves of Grass was not displaying because of an attribute error.  I removed the rend attribute that was causing the trouble and adjusted the encoding for the section numbers in the poem excerpts. 

~ Nikki

Footnote updated in November Boughs review

A November 1888 review of November Boughs published in the Boston Evening Transcript included a footnote about Elias Hicks that should have been about Edmund Clarence Stedman.  I have corrected the reference and updated the footnote.

~ Nikki

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Typos fixed in periodical printing of "After All, Not to Create Only"

I've corrected some typos in the New York Evening Post version of the poem ("though" for "thou" and "Civilation" for "Civilization").

~ Nikki

Friday, October 11, 2013

Updates made to Civil War and Reconstruction correspondence files

Neil Mann alerted us to four letters that listed incorrect date and repository information.  I have corrected the date listed in the index for the letter to W. D. O'Connor of 27 Sept. 1867 and the dates listed in the index and the date field for the letter to John Burroughs of 18 June [1872].  I have also changed the letters from Margaret Stilwell to Walt Whitman of 25 October 1863 and from James S. Stilwell to Walt Whitman of 5 July 1864 to reflect that they are held in the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library.

~ Nikki

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"To limn the stately and the" manuscript revised

Tim Jackson drew our attention to the fact that the second part of the first line was not showing up, a problem that turned out to be caused by the misplacement of a note tag in the transcription. This has now been corrected and the previously omitted text is now displayed.