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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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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to explore History Hub, the discussion space for the Library of Congress' latest crowdsourcing initiative.   We'd love to hear from you about what brings you to the project, how you're using crowd.loc.gov in the classroom or for your research, and the interesting things you've discovered while transcribing.… (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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I'm looking back at pages I submitted for review. At the top it says: "Check this transcription thoroughly. Accept if correct!"  At the bottom it says: "You submitted this transcription...." Seems a bit contradictory! And if I edit someone else's transcription, I then have to re-submit it for review. Is this correct? Or am I doing something wrong?
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Hey, folks! Any other Germanophiles out there? I'm really enjoying Mary's German entries. They're not earth-shattering, but it's wonderful to get a glimpse into her daily life abroad. Her German is quite good, although she definitely writes like an American, which makes her sometimes slightly warped grammar easy for me to understand. But I'm… (Show more)
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