By Tim Causer, on 5 October 2011
Two new boxes of material have just been uploaded to the Transcription Desk for volunteers to Transcribe.
Box 62 consists of material largely written in French, mostly composed in 1795 and related to Bentham’s penal code. Those looking for a challenge may find it in this box! The final twenty folios of Box 62 are in English, and deal with the interesting topic of tattooing.
Box 97 is a very different beast. Much of it is taken up by writings on legislation, but it also includes outlines and descriptions of many other of Bentham’s works. The final two folios are in Italian. Volunteers looking for relatively short manuscripts to transcribe will find this box to be of particular benefit.
We have around another half-a-dozen boxes to be uploaded in the coming weeks, which will include more writings on the penal code and punishments, the economy, and manuscripts relating to his 1802 publication, Panopticon versus New South Wales.