Progress update, 26 April to 2 May 2014

By Tim Causer, on 2 May 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 26 April to 2 May 2014, during which time further excellent progress has been made by TB volunteers. We’re glad to say that we have finally caught up with all of the transcripts submitted over the Easter break – if any of your transcripts have been missed, do send us an email to let us know.

8,082 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 80 on last week’s total. Of these transcripts, 7,600 (95%) are complete and have been locked. Since UCL closed for Easter on 16 April, volunteers have transcribed an astonishing 57,651 words (including TEI XML).
The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 95 794 11%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 152 290 52%
Box 15 18 914 2%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 1 122 1%
Box 31 0 302 1%
Box 34 6 398 1%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 5 418 1%
Box 37 0 487 1%
Box 38 0 424 1%
Box 39 0 282 1%
Box 41 70 528 12%
Box 42 57 910 6%
Box 44 5 201 2%
Box 50 159 198 76%
Box 51 372 940 39%
Box 57 1 420 1%
Box 62 55 565 10%
Box 70 295 350 84%
Box 71 663 663 100%
Box 72 612 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 100%
Box 79 199 199 100%
Box 95 123 147 83%
Box 96 533 539 98%
Box 97 79 296 26%
Box 98 216 499 43%
Box 100 182 422 41%
Box 107 466 538 86%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 497 864 57%
Box 117 231 853 27%
Box 118 62 880 7%
Box 119 111 990 11%
Box 121 120 526 21%
Box 122 280 717 38%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 97 972 9%
Box 169 145 728 19%
Add MSS 537 329 744 44%
Add MSS 538 148 858 17%
Add MSS 539 130 948 13%
Overall 8,082 21,451 34%

Further interesting material has been transcribed this week. These include Jeremiah Bentham’s complaint to the headmaster of Westminster School, regarding young Jeremy being divested of some of his books by the older ‘lads’ (thanks to Iris van der Zwaag for transcribing that one), and a letter from Jeremy to his father, asking Jeremiah to burn it after reading lest it should fall ‘into the hands of any of the persons mention’d’.

Thanks, as always, to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last week. It is enormously appreciated by us all.