Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Annotations published for Reconstruction-era letters

I have published annotations for approximately 370 Reconstruction-era letters sent by Walt Whitman. Many people contributed to this work, including Janel Cayer, Eder Jaramillo, Nima Kianfar, Zachary King, Katie Kruger, Courtney Lawton, Liz Lorang, Ken Price, and Sarah Walker. Work on preparing and publishing additional Reconstruction letters and annotations is ongoing.


Friday, February 22, 2013

attribution added to a previously anonymous review of 1856 LofG

A review of the 1856 Leaves of Grass that appeared in the The Christian Examiner in November 1856 had previously been marked as anonymous. In February 2013, Ken Price received an e-mail from Gary Scharnhorst, a scholar who had published an article in the Walt Whitman Review in March 1982 (entitled "D. A. Wasson and W. R. Alger on the 1855 Leaves of Grass") in which he presented evidence that attributed the review to William Rounseville Alger. Scharnhorst sent the article to Ken and asked whether we had been aware of his attribution of the review to Alger. Ken found the article's evidence to be convincing, and the change was made to the record of the review. A note was also added, crediting Scharnhorst for the attribution and citing his article.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New scribal documents published

I have published another 450 scribal documents on the Whitman Archive.
These documents were prepared by Anthony Dreesen, Nima Kianfar,
Melanie Krupa, Kevin McMullen, Jonathan Nitcher, and John
Schwaninger, with Ken Price and myself. The addition of these scribal
documents brings the total number of scribal documents available on
the Whitman Archive to nearly 3,000.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

update to Overview page

I have updated the paragraph about funded projects on the Overview
page (http://whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/scribal/index.html), to
include current funding from NEH and NHPRC.