Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Updated language for crediting of correspondence annotations

 In order to more accurately reflect how annotations are written and adapted for the correspondence, we have updated the language that appears in the metadata at the top of certain transcription files. For letters in which we have incorporated and adapted annotations that appeared in other sources, we now say:

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman, ed. Dennis Berthold and Kenneth M. Price (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1984), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

The citation changes, of course, depending on the source.

- Kevin

Typo corrected in installment of "Manly Health"

 Stefan Schoeberlein noticed that there was a typo in the October 10, 1858, installment of "Manly Health and Training." A section of the text should read "the Esseans, a sect of Jews, are said to have very commonly..." but on our site read "the Esseans, a sect of Jews, are to said to have very commonly..." I have corrected the error. Thanks to Stefan for pointing out the error.

- Kevin

Friday, September 22, 2023

Corrected year in "Notes on Whitman's Photographers"

 In the entry for Jeremiah Gurney and Son in our "Notes on Whitman's Photographer's," we stated that Gurney's gallery on Broadway in New York opened in 1858, when it actually opened in 1857. We have corrected the error. Thanks to Samantha Gilmore for noting the error.

- Kevin

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Typo correction in encyclopedia entry for Democratic Review

Matt Cohen noticed that the first occurrence of the name of John L. O'Sullivan had been misspelled. I have corrected.

~ Brett

Friday, August 11, 2023

Miscellaneous transcription errors corrected in Complete Prose Works

In looking at the punctuation in this volume, I noticed a hyphenation error on p. 56, as well as errors in the transcription of ellipses on pp. 28, 443, and 444. These are now corrected. In addition, I did a fresh and thorough proofreading of the table of contents, correcting the transcriptions of ellipses between titles on the same page as well as a dozen or more other character-level transcription errors.

~ Brett

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Small typo corrected in subtitles of "Sun-Down Papers" 6, 7, 8, and 9

 The word "desk" had been mistakenly capitalized in the subtitles in per.00306, per.00307, per.00309, and per.00313; I have corrected to lowercase.

~ Brett

Typos corrected on Sun-Down Papers index page

 I noticed that "Hempstead" had been misspelled "Hemstead" in several places on the About/Index page for the "Sun-Down Papers" (per.00375). I have corrected.

~ Brett

Corrected typo in note for Brooklyniana #35

 I noticed that note #5 had "quotatins" for "quotations." I have corrected this.

~ Brett

Corrected date of Brooklyniana #7

 I noticed that this had been mistakenly dated 18 January 1862. I have correct this to 25 January 1862.

~ Brett

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Character encoding error in "Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman"

Ken spotted an unusual character showing as the separator between dates in a reference to the third edition of Leaves of Grass. I have corrected this to an en-dash.

 ~ Brett


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Broken link fixed on "Brother Jonathon" page

 Ed noticed that the link to the poem "Death of the Nature-Lover" was broken on the index page about the Brother Jonathan periodical. It has been fixed.

- Kevin

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Correction made to piece of Burroughs/Whitman correspondence

 A Whitman Archive user noticed an error in our transcription of 2 June 1873 letter from John Burroughs to Whitman. At the end of the letter's first paragraph we had indicated an unclear reading of a location on Long Island: "Yaphank on [Carmand?] Ruin" has now been corrected to "Yaphank on Carmans River." We would like to thank user Margaret Guardi for pointing out this correction.

- Kevin

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Two line-end hyphens added to transcription of 1881-1882 Leaves of Grass

Ed noticed that our transcription was lacking two hyphens that are present in the images for p. 61. I have supplied them.

~ Brett

Corrected link from photograph and revised information about photographers

Ed noticed that the page for "Walt Whitman by Frank P. Harned, ca. 1886 - ca. 1887" (zzz.00096) linked to an old version of our "Notes on Whitman's Photographers." He also provided updated information about the Edy Brothers, which I have incorporated into that page.

~ Brett

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Typo corrected in encyclopedia entry for "Autumn Rivulets"

 Ken noticed that the "d" was missing from the word "named" in the first sentence. Now corrected.

~ Brett