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Archive for September, 2014

Progress update, 20 to 26 September 2014

By Tim Causer, on 26 September 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 20 to 26 September 2014, during which time further steady progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers.

10,890 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 37 on this time last week. Of these transcripts, 9,967 (92%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 211 794 26%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 186 290 64%
Box 15 70 914 8%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 17 122 13%
Box 30 0 193 0%
Box 31 14 302 4%
Box 34 36 398 9%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 31 418 7%
Box 37 27 487 5%
Box 38 58 424 13%
Box 39 9 282 3%
Box 41 81 528 14%
Box 42 75 910 8%
Box 44 52 201 25%
Box 50 160 198 80%
Box 51 374 940 39%
Box 57 17 420 4%
Box 62 56 565 9%
Box 63 73 345 21%
Box 70 300 350 85%
Box 71 663 663 100%
Box 72 613 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 100%
Box 79 199 199 100%
Box 95 124 147 84%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 118 296 39%
Box 98 219 499 43%
Box 100 190 422 42%
Box 107 499 538 92%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 500 864 57%
Box 117 355 853 41%
Box 118 233 880 26%
Box 119 481 990 48%
Box 120 11 686 1%
Box 121 131 526 23%
Box 122 300 717 41%
Box 123 14 443 3%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 219 972 22%
Box 169 184 728 25%
Add MSS 537 692 744 93%
Add MSS 538 528 858 61%
Add MSS 539 475 948 50%
Add MSS 541 191 1258 15%
Overall 10,890 26,796 38%

In one transcribed manuscript, Bentham proves himself to have been ahead of time once again: in 1825, working on his ‘Constitutional Code’, Bentham argued that ‘When both sexes are meant to be intended, employ not the word man – but the word person.’ Many thanks to volunteer Keith Thompson for transcribing this one.

As always, thanks again to everyone who has given their time so generously to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days. It remains as warmly appreciated as ever.

Progress updated, 30 August to 19 September 2014

By Tim Causer, on 22 September 2014

Welcome along to a rather belated progress update, covering the period 30 August to 19 September 2014. Firstly, many apologies for the break in the updates, caused by my absence while attending a tranScriptorium project meeting, and then being on leave.

During this period, further excellent progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers: 10,853 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 196 since the last progress update. Of these transcripts, 9,883 (91%) have been checked by TB staff and approved. This figure has increased by 281 since the last progress update, so we are making progress on catching up with the backlog of submitted transcripts – thank you again for your patience.
The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 208 794 26%
Box 2 465 753 61%
Box 5 181 290 62%
Box 15 70 914 8%
Box 18 2 192 1%
Box 27 350 350 100%
Box 29 17 122 13%
Box 30 0 193 0%
Box 31 14 302 4%
Box 34 36 398 9%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 31 418 7%
Box 37 27 487 5%
Box 38 58 424 13%
Box 39 8 282 2%
Box 41 81 528 14%
Box 42 74 910 8%
Box 44 52 201 25%
Box 50 160 198 80%
Box 51 374 940 39%
Box 57 17 420 4%
Box 62 56 565 9%
Box 63 73 345 21%
Box 70 298 350 85%
Box 71 663 663 100%
Box 72 613 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 100%
Box 79 199 199 100%
Box 95 124 147 84%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 118 296 39%
Box 98 219 499 43%
Box 100 190 422 42%
Box 107 499 538 92%
Box 115 276 307 89%
Box 116 500 864 57%
Box 117 353 853 41%
Box 118 233 880 26%
Box 119 481 990 48%
Box 120 11 686 1%
Box 121 131 526 23%
Box 122 300 717 41%
Box 123 13 443 2%
Box 139 40 40 100%
Box 150 217 972 22%
Box 169 184 728 25%
Add MSS 537 692 744 93%
Add MSS 538 526 858 61%
Add MSS 539 460 948 48%
Add MSS 541 188 1258 14%
Overall 10,853 26,796 38%

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham during the last couple of weeks. It remains as greatly appreciated as ever, and thank you for your patience. Normal service has now resumed!