Progress update, 30 June to 6 July 2012

By Tim Causer, on 9 July 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 30 June to 6 July 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made by volunteers. (Apologies for the delay in issuing this update, I was at a conference last Friday).

3,832 manuscripts are now transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 59 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 3,584 (93%) are now complete and locked, up 58 on last week.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 331 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (62%)
  • Box 27: 336 of 350 (96%)
  • Box 35: 234 of 439 (53%)
  • Box 50: 58 of 92 (63%)
  • Box 51: 72 of 940 (7%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 169 of 250 (48%)
  • Box 71: 649 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 551 of 664 (82%)
  • Box 73: 150 of 150 (100%)
  • Box 79: 78 of 199 (39%)
  • Box 95: 53 of 147 (36%)
  • Box 96: 523 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 29 of 288 (9%)
  • Box 100: 81 of 433 (18%)
  • Box 115: 245 of 307 (79%)
  • Box 116: 182 of 864 (21%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 51% of the 7,464 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that Box 73 is now complete, and all that remains is for three partially-transcribed manuscripts and that’s it! Box 27 was the most heavily transcribed during the past week, and a number of boxes of material are now near completion.

You can also read more about the grant which the Bentham Project (and Transcribe Bentham) has received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Thank you, as ever, to all those volunteer transcribers who have given their time and effort during the last seven days – it remains greatly appreciated.