Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Complete Prose Works (1892): corrected footnote

We have corrected the transcription of the footnote that runs in the bottom margin of pages 204-205 of Whitman's Complete Prose Works (1892) so that it appears in a pop-up page: Thanks to Carlos Elisio Nascimento da Silva for suggesting this correction.
-Katie Kruger

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Civil War letter Archive ID updated

The Civil War era Letter from Walt Whitman to Anson Ryder, Jr., 14 December 1866 was formerly held by a private collector. This letter is currently held in the Gay Wilson Allen Papers, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. We have updated the Whitman Archive ID to reflect this information. Previously prc.00001, the Archive ID for this letter is now duk.00531.

The old url for this item was

The new url for this letter is


Friday, November 11, 2011

Middle initial changed in Whitman letter

In our title to Whitman's March 29, 1860 letter to Abby Price, Price's middle initial was identified as "M." However, her middle initial is actually "H." The title of the letter has been revised to reflect this information.