Wednesday, April 7, 2021

New piece of criticism published

 We have published a new piece of Whitman criticism: an essay by Mario Corona titled "The Furtive Hen and the Cat Whose Tail Was Too Long: On Whitman's Traces." The essay originates from and summates Corona's previous work on Whitman and on the authors of the "American Renaissance." The piece can be found in the "Selected Criticism" section of the Archive.

- Kevin

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Typos corrected in 1881-1882 and 1891-1892 Leaves

User Ira Chernus alerted us to the fact that, in both the 1881-82 and 1891-92 Leaves, our transcription of the last line of section 24 of "Song of Myself" showed a period rather than a comma after "taunt." I also noticed that the words "quite grown" on p. 82 of the 1881-82 of Leaves had been run together. I have made the corrections. 


~ Brett

Friday, January 22, 2021

Typo corrected in final paragraph of Complete Prose Works

 Archive user Ira Chernus alerted us to a typo in the final paragraph of Complete Prose Works (1892), in which we had "show many topics" for "how many topics." This has been corrected.

~ Brett

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wording about Lincoln assassination revised in chronology

 Archive user Adam Harding pointed out that because Abraham Lincoln was shot on 14 April 1865 but died on the 15th the chronology entry "14 April Lincoln assassinated" was perhaps misleading. I have adjusted the wording to be more specific.

~ Brett

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Corrected encoding in deathbed edition of Leaves of Grass

 Ashlyn Stewart discovered that there was an XML validation error in the TEI file for the deathbed edition of Leaves of Grass (ppp.00707). With the assistance of Brett and Ashlyn, Kevin corrected the problem (resolving a nesting issue with <text> and <group> tags) and the file now validates.

- Kevin

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Missing page images added to the 1871 LG

 Archive user Paul Derkinderen drew our attention to the fact that our transcription of the 1871 Leaves of Grass lacked an image of p. 77 and, instead, showed p. 76 twice. After investigating further, I discovered that the problem was in the original scans themselves and that we also lacked scans of the covers and spine. Staff from UVa Special Collections located the volume that they had scanned for us about 20 years ago and scanned the missing pages/parts. I have processed the images and updated the encoding to incorporate references to those new images.

~ Brett

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Call number of copy used for LG 1871 corrected

Penny White, reference librarian at the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library (University of Virginia) pointed out that they have only one copy designated "PS3201 1871," so I have removed "(copy 1)" from the metadata in our transcription of that volume.

~ Brett