Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Matt Miller's Collage of Myself added to Criticism

Matt obtained from U of Nebraska Press the PDF of his book and their permission to publish it, so I have added a link to it from the current criticism page.

~ Brett

Updated repository name for letter

The location of the letter from Walt Whitman to John Hay dated March 10, 1887, was listed as unknown.  The letter is held at the John Hay Library, Brown University.  I have updated the metadata for the letter accordingly.

~ Nikki

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Corrections to Memoranda During the War

Ken pointed out that quotations in this text were set off with curly quote marks and that opening marks had been erroneously used at the ends of quotations. I have changed all curly quote marks to straight quote marks to accord with our general policy. Also, in the course of examining quotations I happened to notice that a word was missing from the transcription, and I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Monday, November 14, 2016

Date Correction for Periodical Publication of "The Mississippi at Midnight"

Matt Cohen noticed a discrepancy between the dates shown in the "Date" and "Publication Information" fields of the HTML display at http://whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/poems/per.00063. I have corrected the TEI metadata so that both show the correct date (March 6, 1848).

~ Brett

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Added Stephanie Blalock's email to "Comments?" link

I've added Stephanie as a recipient of the emails that get sent when users click the "Comments?" link in the footer of any of the Archive pages. She joins Ken, Ed, and Brett.

~ Brett

Correction to title page of With Walt Whitman in Camden, vol. 3

The title page of volume 3 of With Walt Whitman in Camden had two date ranges, one correct and one apparently copied over from the transcription of volume 1. I've removed the latter.

~ Brett

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Typos corrected in volumes 1 and 3 of With Walt Whitman in Camden

In the entry for 12 May 1888 I've corrected "not in the last" to "not in the least," and in the entry for 26 November 1888 I've corrected "The reported who had" to "The reporter who had."

~ Brett

Overview page updated

I've updated the Overview page in the "About" section to include discussion of major content additions to the Archive in the past few years and to reflect the current state of grant funding.

~ Brett

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Corrected typo in periodical poem

The transcription of "After All Not to Create Only" (published in the New York Evening Post on September 7, 1871) was missing a end parenthesis in the following line in the third stanza: "As she, the illustrious Emigré (having, it is true, in her day, although the same, changed, journey'd con-
siderable)."  I've now added it. 

~ Nikki