Monday, May 21, 2012

date corrected for Whitman photograph

On May 15, 2012, I corrected a date error for one of the Whitman Archive photographs. (Ken Price identified the error.) Although the individual record view for image 017 correctly dated the photograph to 1863, in the gallery/index view the image 017 was identified as dating to 1861. Both dates now read "1863."


Additional Reconstruction Correspondence Now Available / Correction to Existing Letter

I have published an additional 173 pieces of Reconstruction Correspondence this morning, bringing the total number of Reconstruction-era letters to approximately 450.

In addition, I updated the location information for nyp.00300--previously published on the Archive--to standardize the citation for the Oscar Lion collection.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

New review now available

A review of William Michael Rossetti's Poems by Walt Whitman published in the Saturday Review of March 18, 1876 is now available via the Contemporary Reviews section of the archive or directly here. Bev Rilett transcribed and encoded the review, and Kevin McMullen and John Schwaninger contributed as well.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Civil War Journalism Now Available

I have posted nineteen pieces of Whitman's Civil War journalism. They are available at

As part of this work, I have revised the Periodicals index page as well as the Published Works index page to include links to the journalism. In addition, I have revised the introductory text on the Periodicals index page.


Typo correction in 1860 "Proto-Leaf"

User Ruth Martin alerted us to the mistranscription of "meditate" as "mediate." I have now corrected.

~ Brett