Progress update, 4 to 24 August 2012

By Tim Causer, on 24 August 2012

Welcome to the progress update for the period 4 to 24 August 2012, during which time further excellent progress has been made – particularly while the the Olympics provided alternative pleasures. Apologies again for the delay in attending to submissions while I was on leave, and thank you to all volunteers for your forbearance. Normal weekly updates have now resumed!

4,092 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially transcribed, up 78 from 3 August. Of these transcripts, 3,872 (94%) are complete and locked, which is an increase of 90 since the last update.

  • Box 2: 336 manuscripts transcribed of 532 (63%)
  • Box 27: 348 of 350 (99%)
  • Box 35: 266 of 439 (60%)
  • Box 50: 60 of 92 (65%)
  • Box 51: 121 of 940 (12%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 172 of 250 (49%)
  • Box 71: 651 of 665 (97%)
  • Box 72: 606 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 97 of 199 (48%)
  • Box 95: 80 of 147 (54%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 30 of 288 (10%)
  • Box 98: 8 of 499 (1%)
  • Box 100: 89 of 433 (20%)
  • Box 115: 247 of 307 (80%)
  • Box 116: 213 of 864 (24%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 50% of the 8,068 manuscripts uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Box 51 – which contains some rather tricky manuscripts – was the most heavily transcribed during the past couple of weeks. Manuscripts from Box 98, which includes Bentham’s writings on the civil and penal codes, are now also available to transcribe.

Thank you, as ever, to all those who have given their time and effort so generously to Transcribe Bentham during the past few weeks. It is, as always, greatly appreciated.