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