Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Correspondence index page updated

 Kevin noticed that the introductory text on the correspondence index page (the text in the column on the right) was out of date. He has updated the language to reflect the latest work on Whitman's Late Life correspondence and the current options available on the index page.

- Kevin

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Staff page updated

 I have updated the staff page to reflect the staff for the 2021 fall semester, as well as updated entries of current staff members.

- Kevin

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Missing text restored to transcription of 1867 Leaves of Grass

Archive user Kenneth Sherwood pointed out that our transcription of p. 37 of the 1867 edition of Leaves lacked several words. As it happens, I recognize this as a long-standing problem that originally occurred c. 2000, when a Python programmer created a script to help us automate line-end tagging but that had the unintended side-effect of deleting any text that occurred between a mid-line hyphen and a line-end hyphen. Other occurrences were corrected at the time, but this one obviously got missed. The words have now been restored to the transcription.

~ Brett

Monday, September 20, 2021

Typos corrected in two critical essays

I noticed a superfluous comma in Alan Helms's essay "Whitman's 'Live Oak with Moss'"; in Hershel Parker's essay "The Real 'Live Oak, with Moss': Straight Talk about Whitman's 'Gay Manifesto'," I noticed that an "o" had been substituted for a "0"; in the same essay, Ken noticed that two words had been omitted. Appropriate corrections have been made.

~ Brett

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Link to Whitman biography fixed; images added

 The  directors noticed that the link to Whitman's biography on the homepage was broken. I have fixed the problem. 

 Stefan also noticed that there were a number of missing images in some marginalia manuscript transcription files:

  • https://whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/marginalia/annotations/uva.00085.html
  • https://whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/marginalia/annotations/duk.00048.html
  • https://whitmanarchive.org/manuscripts/marginalia/annotations/duk.00197.html

    The images have been added.

- Kevin

Monday, May 24, 2021

Matt Cohen's name added to FAQ page.

 Ken noticed that Matt Cohen's name hadn't been added to the listing of project directors in the first item on the site's FAQ page. I have added Matt's name and updated Ken's email address.

- Kevin

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Image link fixed for "Manly Health" installment

 Stephanie Blalock noticed that there was a duplicate page image in the final installment of "Manly Health and Training"; in the issue of December 26, 1858, page 3 of the New York Atlas appeared twice and there was no view of page 4. I have corrected the error.

- Kevin

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Image credit added to "Manly Health and Training" installments

 I noticed that only some of the installments of "Manly Health and Training" noted that our digital images came from the American Antiquarian Society. I have now credited the AAS in the metadata for all installments, found here.

- Kevin

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

New piece of criticism published

 We have published a new piece of Whitman criticism: an essay by Mario Corona titled "The Furtive Hen and the Cat Whose Tail Was Too Long: On Whitman's Traces." The essay originates from and summates Corona's previous work on Whitman and on the authors of the "American Renaissance." The piece can be found in the "Selected Criticism" section of the Archive.

- Kevin

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Typos corrected in 1881-1882 and 1891-1892 Leaves

User Ira Chernus alerted us to the fact that, in both the 1881-82 and 1891-92 Leaves, our transcription of the last line of section 24 of "Song of Myself" showed a period rather than a comma after "taunt." I also noticed that the words "quite grown" on p. 82 of the 1881-82 of Leaves had been run together. I have made the corrections. 


~ Brett

Friday, January 22, 2021

Typo corrected in final paragraph of Complete Prose Works

 Archive user Ira Chernus alerted us to a typo in the final paragraph of Complete Prose Works (1892), in which we had "show many topics" for "how many topics." This has been corrected.

~ Brett

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wording about Lincoln assassination revised in chronology

 Archive user Adam Harding pointed out that because Abraham Lincoln was shot on 14 April 1865 but died on the 15th the chronology entry "14 April Lincoln assassinated" was perhaps misleading. I have adjusted the wording to be more specific.

~ Brett

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Corrected encoding in deathbed edition of Leaves of Grass

 Ashlyn Stewart discovered that there was an XML validation error in the TEI file for the deathbed edition of Leaves of Grass (ppp.00707). With the assistance of Brett and Ashlyn, Kevin corrected the problem (resolving a nesting issue with <text> and <group> tags) and the file now validates.

- Kevin