Thursday, November 20, 2014

Formatting correction to Brooklyniana, Nos. 4, 7, and 8

The argument in each of these had been formatted based on Holloway's transcription. I've corrected the formatting to agree with the list structure used in the original newspaper printings.

~ Brett

Corrected typo in Complete Prose Works

On p. 379, I've corrected ". . . as Homer himself was considerations—which seem . . ." to ". . . as Homer himself was—considerations which seem . . . ."

~ Brett

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Correction to note about Academy of Music in per.00224

Archive user Sarah Gentile pointed out that our identification of the Academy of Music mentioned in Whitman's "Brooklyniana, No. 8" ( was incorrect. Previously, we identified the Academy of Music as the New York Academy of Music, but Whitman's reference is actually to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The new annotation reflecting this information was developed by Sarah in collaboration with Whitman Archive journalism editor Jason Stacy and Ed Folsom. The annotation has been updated on the Whitman Archive.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Correction to repository name for correspondence

The letter from Walt Whitman to the Editor of the New York Herald of 26-29 December, 1864, listed the location of the letter as "Huntingdon Public Library."  I have corrected this to "Huntington Public Library, Huntington, New York."

~ Nikki

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Completed source citation information for three letters

Three letters sent to Whitman whose transcriptions had been derived from Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, vol. 3 (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914), were lacking the publication date in the "source" information.  I have supplied this information for the following letters:

William D. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 13 August 1864
Alexander Gardner to Walt Whitman, 26 November 1866
James Redpath to Walt Whitman, 25 June 1860

~ Nikki

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Corrections to annotations for Drum-Taps review

Dennis Berthold suggested some improvements to the annotations for A. S. Hill's "[Review of Drum-Taps]," from the North American Review (January 1867).  I have added information about Sam Weller, the more well-known character from Dickens's The Pickwick Papers, to note 2; adjusted the note about the "Bowery Boys" to reflect the fact that they were more a general type than a political gang; and clarified that Fort Sumter, the subject of note 5, was a military outpost that was occupied by the Confederates throughout the Civil War, rather than an "outpost of Union authority," which the note had previously said.

~ Nikki

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Revision to citation information for 1882 review

The volume and page numbers listed for a review of the 1881-1882 edition of Leaves of Grass, by G. C. Macaulay, were incorrect.  The citation information for the review previously listed volume 70, page 17 of The Nineteenth Century.  I have corrected it to list volume 12, pages 903 to 918. 

~ Nikki

Monday, November 3, 2014

Archive staff page updated

Janel Cayer and I have added new and returning project participants as well as updated staff biographies to the Whitman Archive staff page.

~ Nikki