Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Adjusted poetry indentation for Drum-Taps

Line breaks in the Drum-Taps poems were not displaying with an indent, as they did in the original volume.  I have changed the stylesheet so that line break indents are now displaying.  This also affects the display of poetry in Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps and Complete Prose Works.

Thanks to Adam Bradford for noting this issue. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Correction to Complete Prose Works 1892

The argument in the article "New Orleans in 1848" on p. 436 had several errors of capitalization. I have fixed these.

~ Brett

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Matt Miller's Collage of Myself added to Criticism

Matt obtained from U of Nebraska Press the PDF of his book and their permission to publish it, so I have added a link to it from the current criticism page.

~ Brett

Updated repository name for letter

The location of the letter from Walt Whitman to John Hay dated March 10, 1887, was listed as unknown.  The letter is held at the John Hay Library, Brown University.  I have updated the metadata for the letter accordingly.

~ Nikki

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Corrections to Memoranda During the War

Ken pointed out that quotations in this text were set off with curly quote marks and that opening marks had been erroneously used at the ends of quotations. I have changed all curly quote marks to straight quote marks to accord with our general policy. Also, in the course of examining quotations I happened to notice that a word was missing from the transcription, and I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Monday, November 14, 2016

Date Correction for Periodical Publication of "The Mississippi at Midnight"

Matt Cohen noticed a discrepancy between the dates shown in the "Date" and "Publication Information" fields of the HTML display at http://whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/poems/per.00063. I have corrected the TEI metadata so that both show the correct date (March 6, 1848).

~ Brett

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Added Stephanie Blalock's email to "Comments?" link

I've added Stephanie as a recipient of the emails that get sent when users click the "Comments?" link in the footer of any of the Archive pages. She joins Ken, Ed, and Brett.

~ Brett

Correction to title page of With Walt Whitman in Camden, vol. 3

The title page of volume 3 of With Walt Whitman in Camden had two date ranges, one correct and one apparently copied over from the transcription of volume 1. I've removed the latter.

~ Brett

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Typos corrected in volumes 1 and 3 of With Walt Whitman in Camden

In the entry for 12 May 1888 I've corrected "not in the last" to "not in the least," and in the entry for 26 November 1888 I've corrected "The reported who had" to "The reporter who had."

~ Brett

Overview page updated

I've updated the Overview page in the "About" section to include discussion of major content additions to the Archive in the past few years and to reflect the current state of grant funding.

~ Brett

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Corrected typo in periodical poem

The transcription of "After All Not to Create Only" (published in the New York Evening Post on September 7, 1871) was missing a end parenthesis in the following line in the third stanza: "As she, the illustrious Emigré (having, it is true, in her day, although the same, changed, journey'd con-
siderable)."  I've now added it. 

~ Nikki  

Monday, October 31, 2016

Updated notes and work relations information for notebooks

I updated the editorial notes for three notebooks: "med Cophósis" (loc.00005), "a schoolmaster" (loc.04588), and "Talbot Wilson" (loc.00141). These updates clarified why we classified the item as a notebook, in the case of "med Cophósis;" the relationship of the notebook to a published piece of fiction, in the case of "a schoolmaster;" and the dating of the notebook, in the case of "Talbot Wilson."  I also revised work relations information in the XML files for three notebooks (adding more specific indications of which lines connect to published lines of poetry and prose): "In his presence" (loc.00483), "The regular old followers" (loc.00024), and "Talbot Wilson" (loc.00141).

~ Nikki

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Notebook published

I've published the notebook "9th av." (loc.00354).

~ Brett

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fixed italics in 1860 Leaves

The first line of “Reminiscence” stanza 27 in the 1860 Leaves of Grass was incorrectly displaying without italics.  I have updated the line so the italics are displaying correctly.  Thanks to Michael Winship for alerting us to this issue. 

~ Nikki

Monday, October 3, 2016

Error corrected on periodical page for The Nineteenth Century

The Archive page for the English journal The Nineteenth Century incorrectly identified the editor of Harper's Monthly Magazine as W.H. Alden. The editor of Harper's during this time period was Henry Mills Alden. The error has been corrected.

- Kevin

Archive Staff Page updated

The Archive's staff page has been updated to reflect the current staff for the 2016-2017 school year.

- Kevin

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Citation added to "Articles and Interviews" section

An essay written by Ken Price, which was removed from our "Articles and Interviews About the Archive" page in August due to a misunderstanding with a publisher, has been added back to that page, the issue having been resolved. The essay is entitled "The Walt Whitman Archive and the Prospects for Social Editing."

- Kevin

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Updated reviews index, added new reviews

I have updated the reviews index page so that a complete list of reviews is now available and all reviews are searchable.  We have also published two new reviews: an anonymous review of the 1860-61 edition of Leaves of Grass published in the New York Herald on July 15, 1860, and an anonymous review  of the poem “A Child’s Reminiscence” published in the Sunday Times on December 25, 1859. 

~ Nikki

correction to transcription of Memoranda During the War

 I noticed that the word “in” was missing from our transcription on page 24 of Memoranda: "narrates to me the fights, the marches, the strange, quick changes of that eventful campaign, and gives glimpses of many things untold any official reports or books or journals." With thanks to Brett, the missing word has now been inserted between "untold" and "any."
       --Ken

Friday, September 23, 2016

Date corrected in Chronology

Mario Corona pointed out a dating problem in the Whitman Chronology.  Thus, I have changed 1836 to 1835 in this entry: "Works as a printer in New York but is unemployed after a great fire in printing district, 12 August 1835."
         --Ken

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Date corrected on May 1882 letter from Mrs. J.C. Croly to Whitman

I have changed the date from 21 May 1882 to 2 May 1882 on a letter from Mrs. J.C. Croly to Whitman. Thanks go to J. D. Murphy for alerting us to this error.
      --Ken

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Citation removed from "Articles and Interviews about the Archive" section

A misunderstanding with a publisher has required us to remove Ken Price's essay "The Walt Whitman Archive and the Prospects for Social Editing" from the "Articles and Interviews About the Archive" section.

New Letters Published

I have published 71 new letters on the Whitman Archive. This includes 2 letters from the Reconstruction period, 13 letters from the post-Reconstruction era, and 56 letters from the Old Age period.


Stephanie


Stephanie M. Blalock, PhD, MLS
Digital Humanities Librarian &
Associate Editor,
 The Walt Whitman Archive
Author of "Go to Pfaff's"
Associate Editor, The Vault at Pfaff's
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Two notebooks published

I've published the notebooks "I know a rich capitalist" (nyp.00129) and "women" (loc.05589).

~ Brett

New Post-Reconstruction and Old Age Letters Published

I have published 85 new letters on the Whitman Archive. This includes 76 post-Reconstruction letters

and 9 letters from the Old Age period.


Stephanie


Stephanie M. Blalock, PhD, MLS
Digital Humanities Librarian &
Associate Editor,
 The Walt Whitman Archive
Author of "Go to Pfaff's"
Associate Editor, The Vault at Pfaff's
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242


Monday, August 1, 2016

Corrected typo in Traubel, vol. 2

An entry in Traubel’s With Walt Whitman in Camden, vol. 2, from Monday, August 13, 1888, had a typo in the following sentence: "Do you remember, the Magazine man said he would like to be infromed whether the page pleased me?” I have corrected the typo (to “informed”).

~ Nikki

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Updated review attribution

I have updated the author information and added an explanatory note for a review of the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass. The review (unsigned) was published in The Sunday Herald on October 30, 1881, and was written by Walt Whitman and Sylvester Baxter. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sun-Down Papers published

On July 11, 2016, we published a new journalism series, "Sun-Down Papers." The series was originally published in 10 numbers from February 1840 to July 1841. An introduction to the series, written by Jason Stacy, was also published, and is accessible here.

- Kevin

Corrected typo on the Journalism index page

Brett pointed out that the title of the Hempstead Inquirer had been misspelt in the index listing for the "Sun-Down Papers" (it was incorrectly spelled "Hemstead"). The typo has been corrected.

- Kevin

Monday, July 18, 2016

New post-Reconstruction and Old Age letters published

I have published 70 new letters on the Whitman Archive.

This includes 69 post-Reconstruction letters from the year of 1887 and 1 letter from the 

Old Age period, from the year of 1888.


Stephanie


Stephanie M. Blalock, PhD, MLS
Digital Humanities Librarian &
Associate Editor,
 The Walt Whitman Archive
Author of "Go to Pfaff's"
Associate Editor, The Vault at Pfaff's
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Updated listed author name in fiction installments

Some of the installments of “Fortunes of a Country Boy” incorrectly cited the listed name of the author as “Walter Whitman” rather than “J.R.S.”  I have corrected this information. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New post-Reconstruction letters published

I have published 17 new post-Reconstruction letters on the Whitman Archive. They are: nyp.00418, nyp.00548, loc.07194, nyp.00569, nyp.00568, med.00804, loc.07429, loc.07369, loc.07445, loc.07060, loc.07438, loc.07370, loc.07080, loc.04972, loc.07437, loc.07434, and med.00652.

~ Nikki

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Three new letters published

We have published three new post-Reconstruction letters on the Whitman Archive.  They are: 


~ Stephanie and Nikki

Updated images for a Civil War letter

The wrong images were displaying for the letter from Lizzie H. Smith to Walt Whitman of September 17, 1864.  I’ve updated the letter so that the correct images are now displaying. 

~ Nikki

Monday, June 27, 2016

10 Encyclopedia Entries Published

I've proofread and published the following entries from the LeMaster and Kummings volume: Abbott, Dr. Henry (1812–1859), Adams, Henry Brooks (1838–1918), Allen, Gay Wilson (1903–1995), Anderson, Sherwood (1876–1941), Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918), Arnold, George B. (1803–1889), Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), Arts and Crafts Movement, Arvin, Newton (1900–1963), and Ashton, J. Hubley (1836–1907).

~ Brett

Friday, June 24, 2016

17 Encyclopedia Entries Published

During our hacking session at the Whitman Camp that just ended, Kevin, Ken, and I proofread, corrected, and published the following entries from LeMaster and Kummings's Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia: Actors and Actresses, Whitman in Africa, "After the Supper and Talk" (1887), Age and Aging, "Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals" (1860), "America [Centre of equal daughters...]" (1888), American Adam, American Character, American Phrenological Journal, An American Primer (1904), The American Revolution, "America's Mightiest Inheritance" (1856), Architects and Architecture, "Are You the New Person Drawn toward Me?" (1860), "An Army Corps on the March" (1865-1866), Art and Daguerreotype Galleries, "The Artilleryman's Vision" (1865).

~ Brett

Monday, May 23, 2016

Corrections to "Traveling Bachelor" introduction

The introduction to the New York Sunday Dispatch and Letters from a Traveling Bachelor contained an incorrect name: the name of Amor J. Williamson was written incorrectly as "Anson Williamson" and "Amor J William." Both names have been corrected.

Also, the phrase "had reached a nadir" was changed to "had reached the nadir."

- Kevin

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Correspondence publication, updates

Stephanie Blalock’s team at the University of Iowa has completed work on 67 new post-Reconstruction letters and 2 new letters from 1888, and we have now published them in the correspondence section of the Whitman Archive.  We have also corrected a date: the letter from Ellen M. O’Connor to Walt Whitman, originally listed as April 7, 1887, was actually dated August 7, 1887.

Two duplicate Civil War letters have also been removed from the correspondence index, and I have updated the status bar for the Civil War correspondence to reflect our most recent estimate of known letters from this era.  

~ Nikki

Monday, April 25, 2016

Small correction to Preface, Leaves of Grass 1855

I happened to notice that our transcription of p. vii had the phrase "Let who may exalt or startle or fascinate or soothe" but that the page image shows the last word to be spelled "sooth." I have corrected the transcription.

~ Brett

Friday, April 22, 2016

Corrections, updates to correspondence

Our annotations about Abby H. Price in a series of letters neglected to list one of her children, Henry, who died in 1852 at age 2.  We have added this information to those annotations, affecting the following letters: 

Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 17 January [1867]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 28 March [1867]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 6 [March 1868]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [25 August 1868]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 19 October [1869]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 7 December [1869]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 5 April [1870]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [5? July 1870]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [8 April 1873]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [5? April 1873]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [16 March 1870]
Anne Gilchrist to Walt Whitman, 30 July 1883
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 29 March 1860
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 11–15 October, 1863
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 4 February 1865
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 30 July 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 1 August 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 27 October 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 10 December 1866
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 21 October 1868
Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, 7 April 1869
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, 30 [May 1869]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [6] February [1870]
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to Walt Whitman, [23 October 1871]
Walt Whitman to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, [13]–14 [February 1873]

We have also updated the images and corrected the transcriptions for the following letters: 

Ellen M. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 10 November 1863
Ellen M. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 24 November 1863
Ellen M. O'Connor to Walt Whitman, 30 November 1864

We have also corrected a footnote in the letter from Walt Whitman to Andrew Kerr, 29 October 1865, to reflect the fact that the “elections of November 7” referred to in the note were actually in 1865, not 1866. 

Thanks to Caterina for help in correcting the annotations. 

~ Nikki

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

addition of private collection information for letter to Mrs Vine Coburn, March 7, 1882

A private collector, Gary McAvoy, signaled to Ken in an email that he owns the letter from Whitman to Mrs Vine Coburn of March 7, 1882 (for which we previously had an "unknown location"), so I inserted the information in the letter.

~~Caterina

"Memorials" (Notebook #84) added to Harned EAD

I have created an entry for loc.05589, which is one of the lost notebooks, but which is represented in the collection by photocopies of microfilm.

~ Brett

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Corrections and updates to With Walt Whitman in Camden, Vol. 4

We have reproofed and made a series of updates to Volume 4 of Horace Traubel’s With Walt Whitman in Camden, including adjustments to spacing and correction of typos.  Thanks to Alex Ashland and Jeannette Schollaert for their work on this volume. 

~ Nikki

Monday, April 18, 2016

correction to title of Italian translation of "Poets to Come" by Marina Camboni

A letter (the "i" of "Poeti") was missing from the Italian title, so I have added it.

Caterina

Friday, April 15, 2016

Small corrections to two Leaves of Grass files

I have supplied a missing "I" in the penultimate paragraph of the 1855 Preface and changed "string-term" to "string-team" in the 1856 edition's "Poem of The Daily Work of The Workmen and Workwomen of These States" ("A Song for Occupations").

~ Brett

Friday, April 1, 2016

Updated translations page

I have updated the link to WhitmanWeb from the translations page.  I also updated the list of languages into which Whitman’s 1881 version of “Song of Myself” has been translated (on the WhitmanWeb site) to include Arabic, Kurdish, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Malay, Cambodian, and Filipino. 

~ Nikki

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Author and place of publication supplied for a review of Two Rivulets

Based on an annotation by Whitman located in the Harned collection of the Library of Congress, we can now attribute an unsigned review of Two Rivulets to Robert Dudley Adams. This review was published in The Evening News. I've now included the place of publication of this newspaper: Sidney (New South Wales, Australia). My thanks to Nikki for help in getting these changes made.
                    --Ken

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Correction to correspondence note

I have corrected the second footnote associated with a letter from Walt Whitman to Louisa Orr Whitman, 11 October [1879].  The link in the footnote previously pointed to the wrong letter, and the information about Hannah Heyde misrepresented her letter to her brother.  

~ Nikki

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New contributor added to list of supporters

The Whitman Archive thanks Thomas Otten for his generous support.  I've added his name to the list of contributors.
                --Ken

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Corrected Spelling of "Cebrià Montoliu" in Introduction to Vasseur's Poemas

Kelly Scott Franklin pointed out that the final letter had been omitted from the first name in two of the occurrences on this page. I have corrected it.

~ Brett

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

revisions made to letter from Silas S. Soule to Walt Whitman, 8 January 1862

We have revised letter from Silas S. Soule to Walt Whitman, 8 January 1862,  by correcting a typo in the correspondent note. We have also added images and updated the transcription to match the images.

Here is the link to the letter:
http://www.whitmanarchive.org/biography/correspondence/tei/loc.00586.html

Thanks to Kevin Grenier for drawing our attention to this letter.

Caterina

Friday, February 19, 2016

Correction to letter from Palin H. Sims to Walt Whitman, 17 March 1885

User Sue Ramsey, an expert on this family, notified us that the name of Palin's brother, "Sam," had been mistranscribed as "Lane" (and that our gloss about the possible indentity of Lane was also therefore unnecessary). I have corrected the transcription and altered the notes accordingly.

~ Brett

Monday, February 15, 2016

added Ken's essay to the "About the Archive" section

I have added Ken's "Social Scholarly Editing" essay (forthcoming in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities) as the first 2016 entry to the "About the Archive" section.

--Caterina

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two new reviews added

I’ve published the following in the “Reviews” section of the Whitman Archive

Literary Nonsense” (a review of “Bardic Symbols”)
Walt Whitman’s New Book” (a review of the 1881-1882 edition of Leaves of Grass)

~ Nikki

Corrected image reference in Rutgers EAD

Albert C. King, Curator of Manuscripts at Rutgers, pointed out that the first image link for rut.00025 ("[ground where you may]") was broken, so I have made the correction.

~ Brett

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Correction to Interview of 3 March 1880

Ken pointed out that Whitman's annotation of this interview at the Library of Congress has the author as "Pennypacker" rather than "Pennybacker," as Giantvalley and White have it. Some research confirmed Whitman's spelling, so I've changed the attribution.

~ Brett

Monday, February 8, 2016

Fiction introduction, bibliography updated

I have updated the bibliography of reprints of Whitman’s fiction to reflect the discovery (by Stephanie Blalock) of 17 new reprints.  I have also updated the citation style and fixed a broken link in the introduction to Franklin Evans and “Fortunes of a Country Boy.” 

~ Nikki

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Original of Thomas Proctor Reminiscence Added

I've replaced the contents of med.00627 in the Interviews and Reminiscences section. Until now, this had transcribed the short excerpt printed in the Brooklyn Eagle of 2 April 1898; it now transcribes the original, 11-page reminiscence from The Journal of Hygiene and Herald of Health (February 1898).

~ Brett

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Six new Interviews Added

I've published the following in the "Interviews and Reminiscences" section: med.00677, med.00689, med.00734, med.00793, med.00794, and med.00798.

~ Brett

Corrected typo in headnote to "Lesson of the Two Symbols"

I have supplied the closing quotation mark for the title of the poem in the headnote of per.00186

~ Brett

Thursday, January 28, 2016

RE: "Lesson of the Two Symbols" Published

Thanks so much, Liz, for your work on this and also to you Wendy for your great find!
Susan

Susan Belasco
Professor Emerita of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
sbelasco@unl.edu

2729 West Hill Road
Hamilton, New York 13346
315-824-6426 (Home)
315-750-5064 (Cell)


-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Lorang
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:53 PM
To: whitmanarchive.changelog@blogger.com
Cc: Susan Belasco
Subject: "Lesson of the Two Symbols" Published

I have published "Lesson of the Two Symbols" in the Poems in Periodicals section of the Archive:
http://whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/periodical_titles/per.00186

In addition to adding this new page, I updated the headnote about the Subterranean to include a link to the poem as well as to insert a missing quotation mark in the intro paragraph, following "spirit."

Thanks go to Wendy Katz for finding and sharing the image of the Subterranean that allowed us to complete his work.

--Liz

"Lesson of the Two Symbols" Published

I have published "Lesson of the Two Symbols" in the Poems in
Periodicals section of the Archive:
http://whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/periodical_titles/per.00186

In addition to adding this new page, I updated the headnote about the
Subterranean to include a link to the poem as well as to insert a
missing quotation mark in the intro paragraph, following "spirit."

Thanks go to Wendy Katz for finding and sharing the image of the
Subterranean that allowed us to complete his work.

--Liz

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Headnote for Brother Jonathan updated

I have updated the headnote for Brother Jonathan. The head note originally indicated Brother Jonathan had been established in 1842, but it had actually been established several years earlier in 1839. Archive user Wendy Katz alerted us to this information, and Susan Belasco and Katz completed the revised headnote.

--Liz

Conditions of Use Page Update

I have updated the Conditions of Use page to be clearer about rights
and the conditions under which the materials are made available. This
language was approved at the annual planning meeting of the Whitman
Archive in summer 2015.

--Liz

Contemporary Reviews Section Updated

I have updated the Contemporary Reviews section of the Whitman
Archive. All reviews are new encoded in TEI P5, and I have enriched
their metadata to reflect the transcription and encoding histories of
individual files, source information, and rights. In addition,
material in the Reviews section now reflects the Whitman Archive's
evolving approach in metadata display, as well as information on how
to a cite an individual review and a link to the underlying XML/TEI of
each review.

In a subsequent stage of revision, the index pages providing access to
reviews of specific volumes and poems (e.g.,
http://whitmanarchive.org/criticism/reviews/leaves1855/index.html,
http://whitmanarchive.org/criticism/reviews/a_child/index.html) will
be updated. For a short period of time, bibliographic information on
the index pages may differ slightly from information displayed with
each individual review. Information displayed with each review is the
most complete and correct information.

--Liz

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Updated correspondence

I have updated 39 letters from the Civil War, Reconstruction, and post-Reconstruction periods.  Updates included adding images and correspondent information, updating transcriptions, and updating annotations.  

The following letters have been updated: 


~ Nikki

Updated annotations for 1881 letter

I updated the annotations for an October 31, 1881 letter from Whitman to Sylvester Baxter to reflect the findings in a recent article published in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

~ Nikki