Friday, April 27, 2012

Correction of typo in LG 1860 table of contents

Having been alerted to it by Tim Jackson, I've corrected the transcription of the title "To Other Lands" from "To Other Lauds."

~ Brett

Corrected typo in Saturday Review's review of LG 1855 (15 March 1856)

Tim Jackson drew my attention to a missing space between words in this file (anc.00022). I have now supplied it.

~ Brett

"Had I the Choice" manuscript line segment restored

Tim Jackson pointed out that our rendering of this manuscript (yal.00040) omitted the end of the line that begins "Homer with all his wars and loftiest." Though these words were present in the source XML, they weren't being displayed because of an odd sequence of elements within the line. I have adjusted that sequence, and the full line now appears correctly.

~ Brett

Vols. 6 & 7 of With Walt Whitman in Camden added

I've added these texts (along with associated metadata) and created links from the index page for With Walt Whitman in Camden.

~ Brett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Correspondence Editorial Policy Updated

I have revised the editorial policy and procedures statement for correspondence, so that it reflects our current practices, particularly in regard to treatment of the Reconstruction-era letters. The changes made to the editorial policy primarily deal with the placement of editorial commentary and metadata in the HTML view. In addition, the new policy indicates that we are in the process of transcribing and encoding letterhead. In the past, we did not treat letterhead.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Reconstruction-era Letters Now Available

As of late afternoon on April 17, 2012, approximately 275 pieces of Reconstruction-era correspondence are now publicly available on the Whitman Archive. We continued to slightly revise some of the letters, as well as their HTML display, between their publication on the site late yesterday afternoon and early this morning (April 18, 2012). We hope to publish another 300 pieces in the near future. All 1,200 pieces of Reconstruction-era correspondence will be available by early fall.

The publication of these letters was made possible by the support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as well as by the hard work of many people, including Eric Conrad, Zachary King, Sarah Walker, Katie Kruger, Bev Rilett, John Schwaninger, Ashley Lawson, Kevin McMullen, and Ken Price. An even greater number of people are hard at work on forthcoming installments.

As we explain in the text that precedes the links to individual letters, you will notice some differences between the presentation of the Civil War letters that have been available for a couple of years now and the new Reconstruction letters. In addition to posting more Reconstruction letters over the coming months, we will work to make these two sets of correspondence consistent in both encoding and display by updating the Civil War letters.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Overview page updated

We have updated the overview page in the About the Archive section of the site. We have tweaked the description to reflect our recent posting of notebooks from the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia. We have also included a discussion of how the latest grant from NEH fits into our overall work.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three notebook transcriptions + images added

I've created a new index page for full transcriptions of notebooks, with links to three of them: loc.00484, uva.00053, and uva.00062.

~ Brett