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Here's my latest discovery: William H Dougal, who signed his entry as "Will," also noted his last name, Dougal, on the last page of his entry (the back of a page?). Being the dogged librarian that I am (and apparently not having anything else to do this evening), using his unit designation and date of wounding, found the now-obvious soldier named… (Show more)
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There's always something different....and once again I'm proving i have nothing better to do. So why are there 3 German poems, in that unreadable script I love so much, in among a beautifully composed, nicely-written lefty letter? I do not know! But I happened upon them, because there isn't much left in there to be transcribed. Happily, I found… (Show more)
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During my transcribing I've come across some writing that just seems too faint for me (and perhaps others) to make out.  Is there a way to label these? I'm thinking in some cases re-scanning might help, or maybe someone with more experience could transcribe them, but in either case a label would make them easier to find.
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Hi, folks;   As always, I try to participate in every challenge, even if in only a small way. So I started on a left-hander's penmanship entry. How interesting to compare his 1964 experiences to Clara Barton's! But the really interesting bit is that after I did what I could (oh, yeah, accepting a page with an incorrect date, and editing too many… (Show more)
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Here's an interesting little problem. I'm reviewing some Clara Barton (i LOVE that woman!), and just for fun was looking up a senator who was being eulogized. I found that he died in March 1864, but  Clara wrote March 29, 1863 Tuesday.  March 29, 1863 was a Sunday, and Mar. 29, 1864 (a leap year) was a Tuesday. She simply wrote the wrong date. But… (Show more)
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Hi, folks! so of COURSE I had to check out Walt Whitman. What I got was some proofs for printed poems, and some odd formatting: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/walt-whitman/poetry/mss1863000775/mss1863000775-3/ in the third poem, Fables, is this: The daring plots of the poets--the elder and newer re- ligions;   Since this is poetry, I left… (Show more)
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I came across this page. My inclination is to redo it without all of the names in the margin but I am not sure. For the moderators, what would be the best way to deal with this page? I tend to transcribe them with the letterhead and address but tend not to go to the trouble of including all names as was done. I could place the text below that if… (Show more)
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Hi! In reviewing transcriptions, what should I do if I encounter lines that have been added to the date heading of a journal entry? Here is an example: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/clara-barton-angel-of-the-battlefield/diaries-and-journals-1901-1911/mss119730058/mss119… Am encountering some very good transcriptions that have these lines, and… (Show more)
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Aack, I hit Edit instead of Accept. (it would be nice if one could undo such a mistake if no changes were made). There were a few tiny things that weren't worth changing. Could someone please go and accept this lonely entry? It's the last one in its section. Sharon… (Show more)
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