Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Error in 1867 LG corrected

Matt Cohen spotted the following error in the 1867 Leaves of Grass, p. 21:

"See, the many press—See,"

should read

 "See, the many-cylinder'd steam printing-press—See,"

I've made this correction.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Scribal documents added to Whitman Archive

I have added 10 new scribal documents to the Whitman Archive, which
had been missed during earlier publication. The new documents are:

nar.01758, A.T. Akerman to J. Brown, 2 March 1871
nar.02911, A.T. Akerman to Columbus Delano, 16 February 1871
nar.02912, A.T. Akerman to John Scott, 17 February 1871
nar.02913, A.T. Akerman to C. Cochran, Jr. Esq., 17 February 1871
nar.02914, A.T. Akerman to R.C. McCormick, 18 February 1871
nar.02915, A.T. Akerman to Lyman Trumbull, 18 February 1871
nar.02916, A.T. Akerman to John Bingham, 18 February 1871
nar.02917, A.T. Akerman to George S. Boutwell, 18 February 1871
nar.02918, A.J. Falls to H.B. Anthony, 22 February 1871
nar.03608, A.T. Akerman to William Marvin


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

typo corrected in the 1856 Leaves of Grass

Kelly Franklin spotted a typographical error in our transcription of Whitman's "Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson." On page 357 of the 1856 Leaves of Grass, we had:

"the freewomen and freemen of Tho States,"

I have replaced "Tho" with "The."


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New audio added to the Whitman Archive

I have just added audio files of the 52 sections of "Song of Myself" and of "Poets to Come," as read by Eric Forsythe. Forsythe's recordings were first produced for WhitmanWeb, a project of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, under the direction of Ed Folsom and Christopher Merrill.

All recordings copyright Eric Forsythe, 2012–2013. Made available on the Whitman Archive with permission of the rights holder. Audio may be reused for non-commercial purposes, with credit to Eric Forsythe and the Walt Whitman Archive. For permissions for commercial reuse, contact Eric Forsythe.

The recordings are available via Pictures & Sound, and the "Poets to Come" recording also is available via the Translations page.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Corrected repository listing for 1860 letter

An 7 January 1860 letter from Walt Whitman to the Editors of Harper's Magazine, previously listed as held in the private collection of Colonel Richard Gimbel, is now at the Library of Congress. I have updated the information in the file accordingly. The letter (formerly identified as prc.00002) is now identified as loc.05277.

~ Nikki