Thursday, November 30, 2017

Journalism annotation corrected

In the third footnote of Whitman's April 12, 1842, editorial in the New York Aurora, we had noted that Whitman was "likely referring to" two state senators from New York. We have removed the word "likely" from the footnote, as Whitman is definitely referring to those two senators.

- Kevin

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Piece of Civil War journalism added

We have added a transcription and images of "City Photographs—No. VII," a piece of Civil War-era journalism that Whitman published in the New York Leader in 1862. When the Whitman Archive edited Whitman's Civil War journalism a number of years ago we were unable to obtain images of the issue in which this installment appeared. We have since received images, courtesy of the New-York Historical Society. The piece is the final installment of Whitman's "City Photographs" series, which appeared in the Leader from March–May 1862. It has been transcribed, encoded, and annotated.

- Kevin

Monday, November 27, 2017

Typo corrected on "Sleepers" page in Resources

Stephanie Browner pointed out that our transcription of the "Sweet Flag" manuscript on this page showed "wiht" for "with." I have corrected this error.

~ Brett

Monday, November 20, 2017

Typo corrected in 1881-1882 and 1891-1892 Leaves of Grass

User Kelly Franklin alerted us to the absence of a space between the words "presses" and "upon" in our transcription of "The Artilleryman's Vision" in the 1891-1892 Leaves of Grass. Upon investigating, I found the same error in the 1881-1882 edition. I have corrected both transcriptions.

~ Brett

Monday, November 13, 2017

EAD entries for items from the University at Buffalo added

We have written EAD catalog entries for the two prose manuscripts held in the Rare & Special Books Collection in the University Libraries at the University at Buffalo. As with our other EAD entires, the electronic catalog records contain metadata about the manuscripts, images of them, as well as brief descriptions of the manuscripts' contents. The records can be found either in the individual catalog for the University at Buffalo or in the Integrated Guide to Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts.

- Kevin

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

EAD entry for loc.00026 updated

The EAD entry for an 1862 notebook has been updated to reflect a new discovery. Item loc.00026 had previously been described as being connected to a Whitman-authored journalistic piece based solely on the reference to a German beer garden that Whitman mentions. As the Archive did not have access to the journalistic piece in question, this assertion was made based on a description of the piece found in Edgar Lee Masters' book, Whitman, where Masters mentions that the article contains a "long paragraph on Lindmuller's dance hall" ([New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1968], 118). However, the Whitman Archive recently received images of the journalism piece in question—the seventh installment of Whitman's "City Photographs" series—and upon transcribing and encoding the article found that two pages of the 1862 notebook were actually drafts of a portion of the article (the section titled "Lindmuller's"). The EAD entry for loc.00026 has been changed to reflect this. The transcription of the "City Photographs" piece is awaiting further proofing and is not yet live on the site.

- Kevin