Copyright Entry Forms: Paintings and Drawings

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Copyright Entry Forms: Paintings and Drawings

This collection comprises records of paintings and drawings submitted to the Stationers’ Company for copyright protection between 1862 and 1912. The records are entry forms containing information about the creative works being submitted for copyright protection, with attached samples of those creative works.

PLEASE NOTE: The records in this collection can contain very offensive and outdated language and depictions of people. While we ask collaborators to continue to transcribe all text as it appears, please be assured that all transcriptions are reviewed by our specialists before they are finalised. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us at remotetranscriptions@nationalarchives.gov.uk

The details found in the entry forms include:

  • A description of the painting or drawing
  • The names and addresses of the copyright proprietor
  • The names and addresses of the author of the work
  • Dates of the registration

Forms vary in the amount of information they provide and the way that it is formatted.

Transcription guidance

Not all forms have image samples attached. When an entry form has an image sample attached, two photographs are provided to transcribe: one photograph of the entry form and one photograph of the image sample. When transcribing, select from the drop-down list whether the page is an entry form or an image sample.

If you are unsure what to transcribe, please see the three rules below:

Image sample placed on top of a fully visible and legible entry form: categorise as ‘Entry form’ and transcribe all fields including item number, and height and width of the image sample.

Image sample only (i.e. the image sample is visible but the text in the entry form is not all visible): mark as ‘Image sample’ and transcribe the image number (if visible) and the height and width of the image sample.

Entry form only: mark as ‘Entry form’ and transcribe all fields including item number (leave height and width blank)

  • Dates: Format dates in full, e.g. 18 September 1893
  • Names: If the names of multiple individuals are listed on separate lines, please separate them with commas. Add a space between initials, but do not include full stops between initials.
  • Addresses: Please separate parts of addresses with commas, e.g. John Smith, 10 Bond Street, London. Do not include full stops in post codes, they should be transcribed as 'NW' or 'SE'.
  • Spelling: Use original spelling. If the meaning is not clear, add modern spelling in square brackets following original spelling
  • Abbreviation: Do not expand abbreviations or ampersands (&).
  • Capitalization: Modernize for readability
  • Punctuation: Only add periods or commas in order to separate names of individuals or parts of addresses, making the meaning clear. Do not add additional apostrophes.
  • Illegible text: Indicate illegible readings in single square brackets: [Dr?]
  • Measuring sample images: Please estimate the height and width of the image sample based on the grid provided (1 square is 1cm). If this cannot be estimated, please leave the fields blank.

If anything is unclear, mark the page for review, and leave a comment indicating what is unclear.

Any extra remarks or comments from the service include in the Notes field.

If you are unsure of anything or wish to ask a question or leave a comment, add to the Notes and Questions at the foot of the page. Mark the page as For Review and we will respond in due course.

For any enquiries regarding the project or transcription help please contact us at:remotetranscriptions@nationalarchives.gov.uk

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copy-1-68-paintings-and-drawings-1885

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