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|
|Add MSS 537||329||744||44%|
|Add MSS 538||148||858||17%|
|Add MSS 539||130||948||13%|
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.