Transcribe Bentham progress update, 18 to 24 June 2011

By Tim Causer, on 24 June 2011

Welcome to this week’s progress update from Transcribe Bentham.

During the past week, the Benthamometer has risen and now shows that 1,478 manuscripts have now been transcribed, an increase of 21 on last week; we anticipate breaking the 1,500-barrier next Friday. 1,240 – or 84% – of the transcripts are now complete and locked.

A manuscript transcribed by Lea Stern from the Panopticon material in Box 115 is extremely sad, written about 1809, and reveals Bentham’s bitterness and disillusionment at having hisĀ  scheme thwarted. If volunteers find something unusual or amusing in transcribing, do let us know and we will try and add some context to it.

The state of progress for each Box of material is as follows:

  • Box 2: 166 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (31%)
  • Box 27: 202 of 350 (58%)
  • Box 35: 133 of 439 (30%)
  • Box 50: 28 of 92 (30%)
  • Box 70: 153 of 250 (44%)
  • Box 71: 54 of 665 (8%)
  • Box 72: 80 of 664 (12%)
  • Box 73: 111 of 156 (71%)
  • Box 79: 18 of 199 (9%)
  • Box 95: 43 of 147 (29%)
  • Box 96: 254 of 539 (47%)
  • Box 115: 210 of 307 (68%)
  • Box 139: 26 of 584 (4%)
  • Overall: 1,478 of the 4,322 (34%) manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Thanks again to all who have taken part during the last week, and given their time and effort in continuing Transcribe Bentham’s progress.