Saturday, November 22, 2008

changes to Traubel biography

The Horace Trabuel biograpy at
had a surprising number of typos in it. I have fixed the following:

1)In the last sentence of the first paragraph, I changed the word "our"
to "out."

2)In the fifth paragraph, a sentence said "Traubel was indefatigable in his support of Whitman's word." Changed to read: "Whitman's work."

3)In the second paragraph, Traubel is referred to as one of Whitman's "literary executers." Changed to "literary executors." (Traubel's work wasn't that deadly!)

4) In the last paragraph, the word Bon appeared as BOn in the first sentence. Fixed.


Monday, November 10, 2008

DTD made available and linked from About section

I uploaded a zip file containing the newly tweaked DTD, chars.ent, and notas.ent. And I added a link to the zip file at the bottom of the index page in the "About" section.

~ Brett

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Once a Week headnote revised

Susan and I have revised the Once a Week headnote, per.00184 of Whitman's Poems in Periodicals, to correct some information. I posted the revised version of the headnote on Monday, November 3, 2008.


Monday, November 3, 2008

contemporary review added

I have added a review of the 1860-1861 edition of Leaves of Grass, T.V.'s "Walt Whitman," which appeared in the Liberator on 7 September 1860. The review is linked via the index page of reviews for the 1860-61 edition; its direct url is

Thanks to Sabrina and Sarah for their work on the transcription and encoding of this review.