Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Additional Letters from Old Age Period Published

We have published 280 additional letters from 1888 and 1889, the first two years of the Old Age period (1888-1892).

Monday, August 20, 2018

Published review of November Boughs

We have published a new contemporary review of Whitman's November Boughs. The review was written by W. M. Payne and appeared in the Chicago Evening Journal on March 16, 1889.

- Kevin

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Site Overview updated

The Site Overview has been updated to reflect new content and sections of the Archive that have been added in the last several years, with links created to those sections when appropriate. Information about recent grants has also been added, as well as an acknowledgement of the recent work on Whitman's journalism done for the Archive at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

- Kevin

Missing text added to review

 Text was missing from the end of a review of William Michael Rossetti's edition of Poems of Walt Whitman that appeared in the London Sunday Times on March 29, 1868. The error has been corrected.

- Kevin

Monday, August 6, 2018

Several small corrections to Leaves of Grass 1891-1892

The LG stylesheet didn't have any code to handle italicized sub-heads, so they were being rendered in roman type. I added a few lines to cater for this situation. In the transcription itself, I also made several miscellaneous corrections: added italicization of subhead of "An Old Man's Thought of School" and smallcaps in the first word of "An Ended Day"; removed erroneous italicization in the title of "Mirages."

~ Brett

Updated finding aids, including Integrated Catalog

I have made a large number of corrections to the EAD records. Many of these corrections were to the connection between an item and a work. Others were to the descriptions of individual items. One result should be that far fewer items in the Integrated Catalog are grouped under the wrong work title.

~ Brett