By Valerie H Wallace, on 13 May 2011
New material has been added to the Transcription Desk! Box 71 contains Bentham’s writings on his proposed penal code. He discusses a variety of crimes and their punishments including: adultery, theft, falsehoods, personal injuries, confinement, destruction, fraud, insolvency, desertion, offences against religion, rebellion and treason.
Box 71 was written around 1780 when Bentham was in his early 30s and when his ‘scrawl’, as he called it, was still respectable! Have a go at transcribing his folios!