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
I have noticed several pages where a signature is placed within square brackets with asterisks to identity it as marginalia. In this example, inserted cursive is also being handled as marginalia. My understanding of marginalia is that it is different than an insertion and also is not a signature. I have seen formatting of signatures on other… Show more
Ha! GUILYT! [sic] One of my first questions to Crowd came after i had done some siccing, and I was appalled that I was guilty of such newbie-ism! I was SO relieved when they changed things so we could correct our own transcriptions. At that point I had too many documents behind me to spend much time looking for my gaffs, but I did find…
Hello, I am new here and just started my transcribing attempts yesterday. Could I please have some feedback on my work?https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/clara-barton-angel-of-the-battlefield/diaries-and-journals-1892-1901/mss119730045/mss119… I also transcribed a letter in the Lincoln collection and submitted those pages for review -- should I… Show more
Hi Jill! I'm a relative newbie too, having been transcribing/reviewing just since December (and not having much time to devote here of late). Looking at your link, seems to me you have the formatting down, and unless you plan to go back to it, you can just Submit for Review, same with the Lincoln letter. They've added a feature that…
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First of all, let me say "Bravo!" to the team that revised the transcription instructions. I saw many things added that I'd hoped would be. I have only a couple of comments. I think the section on line-breaks could benefit from division into two paragraphs. One on preserving line breaks, and another on what to do when you encounter words… Show more
https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1860-elected-first-republican-president-and-south-carolina-secedes/ma… This transcription is complete, but still has a bracketed question and also needs the reference number added. It's just an envelope. Suz.
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
I'd be curious to hear others' methods for figuring out challenging bits of transcription... To that end, I'll share one of mine: Sleuthing illegible signatures I give this as an example: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1863-civil-war-emancipation-proclamation-and-gettysburg-address/mal2203400/mal2203400-1/ Latham,… Show more
Hello All, I found this document and remember someone a while ago looking for French documents to transcribe: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1864-civil-war-and-re-election/mal4268400/mal4268400-1/ Was it you, Julianne Mangin? At any rate, figured I'd tag this for easier retrieval. Suzanne.
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Hello All, I thought I'd share my discoveries and self-amusements here in the hope that some of you will relate or benefit...! You know those times you're stumped on a review or a fresh transcription, when you read and re-read, look at it from 2 feet away, turn your head sideways, and still you can't make sense of what you think you're… Show more
Thanks for sharing my laugh, Victoria, and adding yours!... I looked up "apricot" in my 1890 Websters, and it does make reference to "apricock," whereas a later edition doesn't. I'll be reading up on that one! Which leads me to share one of my favorite definitions in that dictionary: Barbecue. "in the West Indies, to roast a hog whole. It…