Thursday, June 28, 2018

New review published

We have just published a new anonymous review of the 1860-61 edition of Leaves of Grass. The review appeared in the Cleveland Morning Leader on December 13, 1860. Former Whitman Archive staffer Eric Conrad alerted us to its presence.

- Kevin

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Updates to Leaves of Grass editions

We have updated the editions of Leaves of Grass to standardize the presentation of the Tables of Contents and horizontal bars.  I have also added two commas that were missing in the copyright statement associated with the 1891-2 edition.

~ Nikki

Monday, June 25, 2018

"Manly Health and Training" and Additional Editorials Published

Whitman's 1858 newspaper series "Manly Health and Training" has just been published, with an introduction and annotations by Zachary Turpin (University of Idaho). We have also published 20 new editorials likely written by Whitman for the New York Aurora. Additionally, we have written editorial notes for each piece of journalism, explaining the Archive's rationale for attributing the piece to Whitman in the absence of an explicit "Walt Whitman" byline. 

The journalism index page has been updated to reflex this new additions.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Corrected title of manuscript collection at the University at Buffalo

The Manuscript Catalogs index page incorrectly described the collection holding Whitman manuscripts at the University at Buffalo as "The Poetry Collection." The manuscripts are in fact held in the Rare & Special Books Collection. The index has been corrected to reflect this.

- Kevin

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Four new letters added; staff page updated

We have published four new letters—one from the Reconstruction era and three from the Post-Reconstruction era. We had had transcriptions of these letters for some time, but were awaiting images so that they could be proofed against them. We have now received the images and proofed the letters.

We also discovered that several people had been left off the list of past staff members on the Whitman Archive staff page. The missing staffers have now been added to the list. Kevin McMullen's bio was also updated.

- Kevin

Friday, June 8, 2018

Added National Archives to list of public domain repositories for images

A couple of the images in the gallery are from the National Archives, and one can reproduce them without seeking permissions, so I've added that information to the list of similar repositories (viz., Library of Congress, Gay Wilson Allen Collection, and Ed Folsom Collection) in the FAQ.

~ Brett

Attribution of review corrected

After consulting with Ken and Nikki, we have decided that there is no reason to believe that Whitman authored the unsigned review of the Rossetti volume Poems by Walt Whitman that appeared in the November 1869 issue of The Australian Journal. I have therefore changed the authorship attribution to "unknown."

~ Brett