Thursday, January 31, 2019

Corrected attribution of 1860 Leaves review

On a tip from Eric Conrad, Ken determined that we had no reason to believe that Whitman was the author of the unsigned review from 9 June 1860 in the New York Day Book. I have made the change to the transcription and the index.

~ Brett

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Updated location of piece of correspondence

We have updated the location information for Whitman's July 20, 1883, letter to the Tertio-millenial Anniversary Association at Santa Fe. The location was previously listed as "unknown," but an Archive user informed us that the letter is held in the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California. The file has been updated.

- Kevin

Date corrected in correspondence footnote

The footnote in a letter from William T. Otto to Whitman from May 11, 1865, incorrectly listed the date of another letter from Otto to Whitman as December 30, 1864; the actual date of the letter was January 12, 1865. The error has been corrected.

- Kevin

Typo corrected in 1891-1892 Leaves of Grass

I noticed that a space was missing between the words "the" and "sea" on p. 224 of our transcription of the deathbed edition of Leaves, so I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Two errors corrected in Traubel

I have corrected two errors (noted by Ed Folsom) in Horace Traubel's With Walt Whitman in Camden. In the entry for January 5, 1889, the letter "y" was missing from the word "by" in the phrase "sit down by the fire." And in the entry for September 7, 1889, the word "contended" was misspelled in the final paragraph. Both errors have been corrected.

- Kevin

Fixed typo in piece of journalism

I have corrected a typo in a footnote for a piece of journalism. In the second footnote of Whitman's March 28, 1842, column in the New York Aurora, "What's the Row?" Martin Van Buren's name was misspelled "Marin." I have corrected the error.

- Kevin