Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Minor corrections to LG 1881–1882, LG 1891–1892, and Duke finding aid

Kelley Franklin pointed out that in the 1881–1882 edition of Leaves of Grass the section 4 heading of "The Wound Dresser" was repeated and the phrase "many the days and nights" in the poem "On the Beach at Night" had been mistranscribed as "many the days and night." On checking, I discovered that this second error occurred also in our transcription of the 1891–1892 edition. Franklin also noted that in the record for duk.00034 in the Duke finding aid the word "Resurrection" had been misspelled in the title "Poem of Wonder at The Resurrection of The Wheat." I have corrected these various errors in the relevant files.

~ Brett

Friday, May 5, 2017

Minor edits to the record for loc.00097 in the EAD for Hellman Collection at LC

Matt Cohen pointed out that the record for this item mistakenly referred to "John" rather than "Jules" Michelet, and in the course of revising the entry he and I discovered and revised several other inaccuracies and bits of misleading description.

~ Brett

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Corrections to the 1867 Leaves of Grass

Many of the titles in the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass appear on the page in a combination of full- and small-caps but the encoding for the small-caps had not been included. Said Fallaha has corrected this. He also noticed that sections 9-13 of "Sleep-Chasings" had been commented out, causing that section of the text to disappear from the HTML presentations of the volume. I have removed the comment marks. Finally, he corrected the numbering of page 183, which had been mistranscribed as 132.

~ Brett