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New manuscripts uploaded to the Transcription Desk

By Tim Causer, on 7 February 2011

Four boxes worth of material – comprising of around 1,200 manuscript images – have been uploaded to the Transcription Desk and are now available for transcription.

They contain material written between 1776 and 1826, and cover a number of subjects including the codification of laws, jury trials, legal procedure, and the Panopticon. Bentham refers to works by William Paley and William Blackstone, comments on Publicans’ Laws, and shows us the progress of his thought regarding the Panopticon prison and his frustrations as it becomes clear that it will never be built.

We hope users will enjoy delving into these works, and look forward to hearing how you get on in the discussion forum.

Happy transcribing!

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