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What is the correct way to transcribe words when one half appears at the end of a page and the at the beginning of the next?
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For the past few weeks, I have been mainly reviewing transcriptions.  I have been working mainly in the Lincoln Letters in "1860: Elected first Republican President and South Carolina secedes."   I'm afraid I have found few transcriptions that I can accept.  It seems to me that many transcribers don't read the instructions.  I would like to see… (Show more)
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Do I transcribe abbreviated words as they appear, or do I write them out?   For example, Penn'a for Pennsylvania, or Secy of War for Secretary, or closing salutations like Rspy Yours for Respectfully Yours...   Thank you!
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While reviewing transcriptions during the months and year after Lincoln was elected, I have come across many letters from people trying to influence his appointments.  Being a retired Library of Congress employee, I was fascinated with the letters from people who wanted to be, or who had associates who wanted to be, the Librarian of Congress.  I… (Show more)
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There is a French document that has an English translation appended to it.  The English translation is good.  However, there is one instance where the translator didn't pick up on a French idiom, and the meaning is lost.  They translated "Dieu ne plaisé" (which means "God forbid") as "God avert" which doesn't make sense.  I transcribed it as "God… (Show more)
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