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Collection: Deciphering Dickens

RCH in KZ
RCH in KZ added a note to page Christmas Carol 01 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “Additional suggestions: 1) Third line from bottom of page: currently transcribed as "with; and however creditable..." I submit that it says "with; [and] and however creditable..." The author initially wrote "and" then crossed it out, only to deci...”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Christmas Carol 01 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “Thanks for these suggestions, RCH! ”Note Added
RCH in KZ
RCH in KZ added a note to page Christmas Carol 01 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “I am unable to join/get permission to transcribe these documents. However, I would like to present my analysis of some the currently listed illegible sections of this page: 1) Paragraph 1, line 3: "...undertaker, and [his] mourners the..." 2) ...”Note Added
scjochem
scjochem added a note to page Christmas Carol 56 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “Lines 52 and 54: Here he inserted square brackets to indicate a line break? Above the first one there’s a mark that reads like n delta (new paragraph?!).”Note Added
scjochem
scjochem added a note to page Christmas Carol 59 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “In line 24, he crossed out factories before crossing out the whole phrase.”Note Added
tschaffer
tschaffer added a note to page Christmas Carol 01 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “ha, sorry, I should have been more patient! ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Christmas Carol 01 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “Yes indeed - we just hadnt got that far with the page yet!”Note Added
tschaffer
tschaffer added a note to page Christmas Carol 10 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “I'd love some help with the line that's crossed out between 'Cains' and 'Abels' - can't make anything of it!”Note Added
tschaffer
tschaffer added a note to page Christmas Carol 01 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “Isn't the end 'after his death, he would not have amounted to anything in his lifetime,' and above it is 'proved a special incumbrance'? ”Note Added
ppalmer1611
ppalmer1611 added a note to page Christmas Carol 16 recto in the work A Christmas Carol Manuscript, saying “For the insertion at line 12 ("they might be guilty governments") it appears Dickens has deleted "governments" right before "governments," perhaps because he misspelled it? I cannot figure out exactly how he misspelled it, though.”Note Added
vant
vant added a note to page Vol.1 f.063 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 5 to 8, saying “"you see" in both of the miliner's first two remarks does not appear in the ms. ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.001 recto (Chapter 1) (Example of work in progress) in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “This page has now been edited to use TEI tags available from early 2021”Note Added
dh21
dh21 added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.034 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “*At least 12 words deleted, on line, and then replacement text above also deleted.”Note Added
dh21
dh21 added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.034 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “second para above set off by is not in the manuscript.”Note Added
Miranda
Miranda added a note to page Vol.1 f.063 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 5 to 8, saying “Line three: deleted words could be 'said the girl'”Note Added
Miranda
Miranda added a note to page Vol.1 f.063 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 5 to 8, saying “Line one: Looks like 'sincerity', not 'simplicity'. ?????? could be 'equable'? Comma in original removed in text.”Note Added
dh21
dh21 added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.034 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “Line 2: there are many words deleted; new words are written above, but the whole, the original and the new words, have been deleted.”Note Added
elc502
elc502 added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.042 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “This page and the next are misnumbered - this is the final page of Chapter 4.”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.021 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “On this and subsequent pages of the manuscript, Pet is still called "Baby".”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.020 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “In the number plan, Dickens writes the chapter title as Baby, then Practical People, then Quarantine. On this page, Fellow Travellers appears to have been written later, after Quarantine has been considered and discarded twice.”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.047 verso in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 5 to 8, saying “This is a false start for Dickens's page 4, overleaf. He presumably wrote the page number at the top, then started to write. He stopped, without cancelling the text, then turned over and started again on the other side of the sheet.”Note Added
Ken Harris
Ken Harris added a note to page Vol.1 f.068 verso in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “This bit of text is all lightly struck through with a looping pencil line.”Note Added
Jboyall
Jboyall added a note to page Vol.1 f.054 recto in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 5 to 8, saying “Dickens seems to have renamed Mrs Bangham originally naming her 'Mrs Finy' or a name similar to this ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.008 verso in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “False start for the author's page 8 of Chapter 1”Note Added
Esther
Esther added a note to page Vol.1 f.025 recto in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Boyce (printer?) written in different handwriting at beginning of Ch 2. Chapter break not otherwise noted by Dickens. Apparent paste over of middle section”Note Added
Esther
Esther added a note to page Vol.1 f.005 recto in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Was John Willet originally Peter Rudge? ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.001 verso in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “False start for the beginning of Chapter I”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.001 recto (Chapter 1) (Example of work in progress) in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Some text - perhaps the title of the book or serial - has been cut from the top of the page”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.001 recto (Chapter 1) (Example of work in progress) in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “This page includes text in another hand at top left - perhaps the title or name of a compositor?”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.001 recto (Chapter 1) (Example of work in progress) in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Example of work in progress!”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.053 verso in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Chapter 4 text”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.053 recto in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Chapter 4 text - ca. p.3”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.052 recto in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Chapter 4 text - ca p.2”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Vol.1 f.054 recto in the work Barnaby Rudge Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 7, saying “Text from Chapter 4”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.041 verso in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “A discarded start to Chapter 1, with the title "Mist. The other side of the page was re-used later. ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 007 No. 8 Chapters 26-29 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Most of left hand checklist, right hand number heading and individual chapter headings written in brown/black ink. Yes/Nos, Merdle and individual chapter contents written in blue ink. Most or all of the blue ink is clearly later than the brown/black.”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 003 No.4 Chapters 12-14 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Left hand checklist and right hand chapter heading written in blue ink. Yes/Nos and individual chapters written in brown ink, faded from black. The brown ink is clearly later than most or all of the blue ink. ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 009 No.10 Chapters 33-36 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in blue ink, apart from book title and number, at top right, and End of the First Book, at bottom right. ”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 008 No.9 Chapters 30-32 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in blue ink, apart from book title and number, at top right”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 002 No.3 Chapters 9-11 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in blue ink throughout”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 001 No.2 Chapters 4-7 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in blue ink throughout”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 006 No.7 Chapters 23-25 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in brown ink (faded from black) throughout”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 005 No.6 Chapters 19-22 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in brown ink (faded from black) throughout”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Page 004 No.5 Chapters 15-18 in the work Little Dorrit Working Notes, saying “Written in brown ink (faded from black) throughout”Note Added
Douglas Dodds
Douglas Dodds added a note to page Little Dorrit Vol.1 f.010 recto (Chapter I) EXAMPLE OF WORK IN PROGRESS in the work Little Dorrit Manuscript: Chapters 1 to 4 , saying “Latest version of the transcription now in the IIIF page”Note Added