Monday, September 26, 2011

typo corrected in Editorial Policy Statement

I've corrected a typo in our Editorial Policy Statement, where "copyright" read "coypright" in one instance.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

revision made to note in letter from Walt Whitman to William S. Davis, 1 October 1863

Note 3 in this letter was in the voice of the original editor, Edwin Haviland Miller, and said: "According to Whitman's notations, the material in this paragraph up to this point was to have been incorporated into the preceding paragraph. Since there are no indications in the manuscript as to where he intended to place it, I have transcribed literally." Now that the editing of Whitman's correspondence is being updated by the Whitman Archive staff, that "I" is misleading . Hence I've changed the last part of that note to read: "Since there are no indications in the manuscript as to where he intended to place it, the document has been transcribed literally."


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

corrections made to letter from A. Van Rensellaer to Walt Whitman, 30 July 1865

Originally our text for this letter was derived from Horace Traubel's With Walt Whitman in Camden. After examining a photostat copy of the original manuscript in the special collections department at the University of Chicago, I made roughly a dozen small changes, mostly in punctuation, though I also added one word that had been dropped, and added emphasis in two places where underlining had been used by Van Rensellaer.


Friday, September 2, 2011

transcription error in With Walt Whitman in Camden fixed

In With Walt Whitman in Camden vol. 1, page 26, the word "received" had been transcribed as "recieved." I've corrected the error.