Wednesday, October 27, 2010

dropped line restored in 1871-72 Leaves of Grass

Matt Cohen pointed out that the line "The people to become brothers and sisters," was dropped in our transcription of "Passage to India" in the 1871-72 Leaves of Grass. Thanks go to Joshua Ware for correcting this error.


Friday, October 22, 2010

transcription error in 1871-72 Leaves of Grass fixed

An Archive user pointed out an error in our transcription of the 1871-72 Leaves of Grass. The line that begins, "To think that the rivers will flow, and the snow fall" had been transcribed as "To thank that the rivers will flow . . . ." I've revised our transcription.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

name on correspondence index page fixed

I have corrected Fred McReady's name on the correspondence index page, where it was listed as "Fred Mcready." (McReady's name was transcribed correctly in the letter's TEI file.)


Monday, October 11, 2010

New article posted under "About the Archive"

Ken's article "Civil War Washington, the Walt Whitman Archive, and Some Present Editorial Challenges and Future Possibilities" is now live in the "About" section of the Archive's website ( Thanks to Bev Rilett for encoding the article.


Friday, October 8, 2010

New York Aurora page images now available on Whitman Archive

As of this morning, page images of the New York Aurora from February through April 1842 are available on the Archive. To accommodate this material, I've created a new index page for Whitman's contributions to periodicals. The "periodicals" link from the home page now goes to this new page, which provides access both to Whitman's poems first published in periodicals and to the Aurora.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Error in Civil War letter corrected

I corrected the name of Thomas P. Sawyer, who corresponded with Whitman during the Civil War, in one of the letters and the index page for the correspondence. It had been encoded as "Thomas P. Singer," and Liz pointed out the error.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Added 72 dpi image of O Captain! My Captain!

The 72 dpi link for O Captain! My Captain! was broken. This issue was fixed by creating a 72 dpi jpg of brn.00001 (brn.00001.001.jpg) and uploading it to the manuscript figures folder on the server.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Correction in 1891-92 "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"

User Sean Mullane pointed out that the head for the 16th section had been omitted; I added it.

~ Brett