Collections tagged Book History

Jawi Transcription Project

Jawi Transcription Project

This is a pilot project to experiment with crowd-sourced transcription of Malay manuscripts written in Jawi. The first manuscript is British Library Mss Malay B 9. With thanks to the British Library for digitising this manuscript and making it available for reuse. The manuscript can also be...

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Deciphering Dickens

Deciphering Dickens

Charles Dickens left behind a remarkably complete record of his literary output, including not just handwritten drafts for most of the major novels but also marked-up page proofs, serial publications, illustrations, theatrical adaptations and records of his own legendary performances from his...

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Syair Mesa Gumitar

Syair Mesa Gumitar

British Library Mss Add 12380 With thanks to the British Library for digitising this manuscript and making it available for reuse. The manuscript can also be viewed fully digitised on the BL's site here:http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_12380&index=0

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The International La Sfera Challenge

The International La Sfera Challenge

Welcome to La Sfera Challenge, a two-week competition pitting international teams of scholars against each other in a race to transcribe three different copies of one text, Goro Dati’s fifteenth-century geographic treatise, La Sfera. Team USA will work with the version housed at the Yale...

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Farfel Research Notebooks

Farfel Research Notebooks

The Farfel Notebooks document each manuscript and printed leaf that Dr. Farfel acquired over the course of his many years of collecting. There are 13 notebooks total. Each is a simple lined spiral-bound notebook familiar to most students. Dr. Farfel began his first notebook with leaf #1....

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Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie’s Bestiary

Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie’s Bestiary

During the 2021 IUB Transcribathon (April 15-17, 2021), five teams will collaborate to transcribe a copy of Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie's early thirteenth-century Bestiary, which details the appearance and habits of a series of real and fantastical creatures, as well as moral lessons they...

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Bishop Hellmuth Library Catalogue

Bishop Hellmuth Library Catalogue

This is a hand written list of titles contained in Bishop Hellmuth's (1817-1901) personal library. It was purchased by Barnett in 1895, at the sale of the Bishop's library, as stated in Barnett's inscription in the book. Bishop Isaac Hellmuth was the Founder of Huron College, Hellmuth Boys'...

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Teaching Paleography 2022

Teaching Paleography 2022

This is a temporary collection for participants of the Folger Institute's Teaching Paleography course to play around with.

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Houghton Library

Houghton Library

Home to Harvard’s rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more: a destination for students, scholars, and the public.

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Digitizing Peru's Print Revolution

Digitizing Peru's Print Revolution

This project is partially funded by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project. We have digitized nearly 5,000 pages of nineteenth-century Peruvian periodicals. The OCR on these is in need of correcting! Please help us to make clean OCRd PDFs widely available to interested researchers and...

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