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Collection: Queensland's Founding Documents

Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 151 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Thanks for the extra information!”Note Added
dilford
dilford added a note to page 151 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “The 'Beagle' (fully 'RMS Beagle') is the ship Charles Darwin was on when he formulated his theory of natural selection. 'Capt. Stokes' is John Lort Stokes, who traveled on the Beagle for 18 years and even shared a cabin with Darwin. He is not to b...”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 22 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Hi Jannyp - what an amazing job you've done on the transcription - thank you so much!”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 24 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Thanks for the great question. No, position titles should not be included in the Indexed people UNLESS the person is named, then the position title can go in the description for that persons name. Thanks for helping us out.”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 160 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Hi - looks like you lucked out and got a REALLY long letter - the letter number and person are usually in the left hand column of the page, but your letter obviously goes across a lot of pages :). Thanks for contributing. ”Note Added
MMcKL
MMcKL added a note to page 24 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “When indexing, should titles be included in 'people'. For example, should 'Colonial Secretary' be indexed, even though he is not named?”Note Added
daravenh
daravenh added a note to page 160 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Where to I get this information? - Enter the letter number and the person the letter is addressed to (the information in the first column) at the top of the page.”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Let's go with the [ditto] convention, as that's the meaning. Thanks everyone”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 136 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “Hi Robinmarie - in the Transcription window, when you have done as much as you feel like doing at any one time, at the top, on the right hand side there are 4 buttons - Save is for saving as you go, Done is for when it is complete and there is no ...”Note Added
Robinmarie
Robinmarie added a note to page 136 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “Not sure how to submit or save? Maybe someone could email me?”Note Added
Robinmarie
Robinmarie added a note to page 136 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “This is my first effort at transcription for Queensland's Founding Documents Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659) 136. I have a bit to learn about the conventions required for transcription. However,I really enjo...”Note Added
maltesemaur
maltesemaur added a note to page 154 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “There's a few words I can't identify here. I have included them with [?].”Note Added
MMcKL
MMcKL added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “That's great - mystery solved. How should we transcribe it? I've just been using the tilda (~) symbol on the keyboard, but perhaps we should put [ditto] in square brackets? ”Note Added
BessThor
BessThor added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Thank you so much! My grandmother and I scoured Pitman‘S hoping we’d find something and I googled EVERYTHING. We really appreciate the response.”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Hi folks - we have an answer from one of our fabulous archivists - "It’s a shorthand notation generally means ditto; it’s a reference to the 4500 without having to write it again." Mystery soloved!”Note Added
BessThor
BessThor added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “The curvy live with two strikes through. I think you could possibly be onto something with filling space, it’s just inconsistent with other letters where they simply split the next word with hyphen and continue on the next. I did see this symbol u...”Note Added
MMcKL
MMcKL added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Do you mean the wavy line? I've seen that on some other pages, where the line is a bit short - perhaps they used it to fill in the space so the original couldn't be altered - like we used to do when writing the amount on a cheque? ”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “That one is a really difficult one. I've made a best guess but will check with some others. That's a tough one!!”Note Added
BessThor
BessThor added a note to page 52 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Can anyone help me with the symbol on line 24 of this transcript? I have spent way too much of my time googling without result. Thanks”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 105 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Thanks for letting me know - I didn't know that could happen either. I'm guessing that's why things can be marked as needing review - always worth a double check :)”Note Added
Sunnyday22
Sunnyday22 added a note to page 105 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Ok, thank you for letting me know. I didn’t realize that could happen. ”Note Added
vikki_2021
vikki_2021 added a note to page 105 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Seems that I was transcribing at the same time as another transcriber. My version has been 'saved' afterwards although it may not be the most correct. I was unaware of a previous version until I had finished. ”Note Added
maltesemaur
maltesemaur added a note to page 66 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Unsure of a word in line 27.”Note Added
Allie288
Allie288 added a note to page 27 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “Thank you”Note Added
berryl
berryl added a note to page 27 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “52 left margin should read Rev J. D. Lang D.D. (John Dunmore Lang) (Doctor of Divinity)”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 17 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Phrase or words within [ ] are underlined.”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 16 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Cwt.: abbreviation for a hundred weight (20 Cwt. = 1 ton)”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 8 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “Page 15 No. 9: [Queensland Government Gazette] in both letters is underlined: ”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 7 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “page 12 No. 5 [gentlemen] is underlined. I have not worked out how to do it in this program”Note Added
berryl
berryl added a note to page 17 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “Now completed”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 20 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “[The address for this letter was at the end of the letter, so I put it at the top as well, for clarity, otherwise it gets confusing]”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 16 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “[R.N., F.R.S.] Captain Henry Mangles Denham was a member of the Royal Society, and the R.N. Naughty Gov. Bowen did not separate the capitals except for the F.R.S. ”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 9 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “17. Colony. I shall return to each of these subjects in future reports. 3. For the present, there is no need that I should enlarge on the capabilities of this Soil and Climate for grazing purposes. It is a well-known fact that the wools exp...”Note Added
berryl
berryl added a note to page 17 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “This is incomplete I will return to it later”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 13 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “I do not have the capacity for a superscript either 0 for a degree, or s o d for shillings and pence. Found a £ from word. I will have a play later to see if I can do those.”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 8 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “The Right Hon'ble [? abbreviation for Honorable]”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 10 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “I thinks this is the continuation of the last document I transcribed from Gov. Bowen, dated 6th January 1860, I have inserted a space between the number on the page and the contents. And I put all the copy in this part of the program, rather th...”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 9 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “No. 11 [pencil intial GJB below] Government House ...”Note Added
Rosie
Rosie added a note to page 9 in the work Letterbook of despatches to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1859-1861 Vol 1 (ITM17670), saying “10. His Grace The Right H able. ...”Note Added
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Archives added a note to page 12 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “Hi Allie288 - don't worry about the underlining, it's not something we usually add in :) Thanks for your efforts”Note Added
Allie288
Allie288 added a note to page 12 in the work Letters to various people in Governors letterbooks Volume 1 (ITM17659), saying “I haven't worked out how to use underline. Need to revisit and fix when I know how to do it.”Note Added