Progress update, 16 to 22 February 2013

By Tim Causer, on 22 February 2013

Welcome to the progress update for the period 16 to 22 February 2013, which has proven to be a busy seven days: 16,371 words (including XML mark-up) have been transcribed this week.

5,096 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 58 on this time last week. 4,834 (94%) of these transcripts are complete and locked, up on 49 on last week’s total.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

  • Box 2: 376 manuscripts transcribed of 753 (49%)
  • Box 27: 350 of 350 (100%)
  • Box 35: 278 of 439 (63%)
  • Box 50: 124 of 198 (62%)
  • Box 51: 353 of 940 (37%)
  • Box 62: 53 of 565 (9%)
  • Box 70: 257 of 350 (73%)
  • Box 71: 663 of 663 (100%)
  • Box 72: 607 of 664 (91%)
  • Box 73: 151 of 151 (100%)
  • Box 79: 198 of 199 (99%)
  • Box 95: 119 of 147 (80%)
  • Box 96: 526 of 539 (97%)
  • Box 97: 46 of 296 (15%)
  • Box 98: 179 of 499 (29%)
  • Box 100: 145 of 422 (32%)
  • Box107:  11 of 538 (2%)
  • Box 115: 274 of 307 (89%)
  • Box 116: 348 of 864 (40%)
  • Box 139: 38 of 38 (100%)
  • Overall: 56% of the 8,387 manuscripts currently uploaded to the website have been transcribed thus far.

Boxes 98 and 50 were the most heavily-transcribed this week.

Earlier this week, we uploaded some new material to transcribe: Box 107. This is a veritable smorgasbord of manuscripts, with subjects ranging from education to chemistry, the panopticon to the improvement of the harpsichord, and from capital punishment to Bentham’s cooking tips, recipes (seriously), and advice on keeping chickens. We hope that you will find something which interests you among all that!

Thank you, as ever, to everyone who has given their time and effort to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains greatly appreciated by us all.