Tuesday, February 23, 2016

revisions made to letter from Silas S. Soule to Walt Whitman, 8 January 1862

We have revised letter from Silas S. Soule to Walt Whitman, 8 January 1862,  by correcting a typo in the correspondent note. We have also added images and updated the transcription to match the images.

Here is the link to the letter:

Thanks to Kevin Grenier for drawing our attention to this letter.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Correction to letter from Palin H. Sims to Walt Whitman, 17 March 1885

User Sue Ramsey, an expert on this family, notified us that the name of Palin's brother, "Sam," had been mistranscribed as "Lane" (and that our gloss about the possible indentity of Lane was also therefore unnecessary). I have corrected the transcription and altered the notes accordingly.

~ Brett

Monday, February 15, 2016

added Ken's essay to the "About the Archive" section

I have added Ken's "Social Scholarly Editing" essay (forthcoming in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities) as the first 2016 entry to the "About the Archive" section.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two new reviews added

I’ve published the following in the “Reviews” section of the Whitman Archive

Literary Nonsense” (a review of “Bardic Symbols”)
Walt Whitman’s New Book” (a review of the 1881-1882 edition of Leaves of Grass)

~ Nikki

Corrected image reference in Rutgers EAD

Albert C. King, Curator of Manuscripts at Rutgers, pointed out that the first image link for rut.00025 ("[ground where you may]") was broken, so I have made the correction.

~ Brett

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Correction to Interview of 3 March 1880

Ken pointed out that Whitman's annotation of this interview at the Library of Congress has the author as "Pennypacker" rather than "Pennybacker," as Giantvalley and White have it. Some research confirmed Whitman's spelling, so I've changed the attribution.

~ Brett

Monday, February 8, 2016

Fiction introduction, bibliography updated

I have updated the bibliography of reprints of Whitman’s fiction to reflect the discovery (by Stephanie Blalock) of 17 new reprints.  I have also updated the citation style and fixed a broken link in the introduction to Franklin Evans and “Fortunes of a Country Boy.” 

~ Nikki

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Original of Thomas Proctor Reminiscence Added

I've replaced the contents of med.00627 in the Interviews and Reminiscences section. Until now, this had transcribed the short excerpt printed in the Brooklyn Eagle of 2 April 1898; it now transcribes the original, 11-page reminiscence from The Journal of Hygiene and Herald of Health (February 1898).

~ Brett

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Six new Interviews Added

I've published the following in the "Interviews and Reminiscences" section: med.00677, med.00689, med.00734, med.00793, med.00794, and med.00798.

~ Brett

Corrected typo in headnote to "Lesson of the Two Symbols"

I have supplied the closing quotation mark for the title of the poem in the headnote of per.00186

~ Brett