(seq. 2)


Help Wiki

The Transcribing Harvard Library wiki contains transcription conventions for the project as well as video demonstrations on account set up and transcription and links to helpful resources.

Basic Transcribing

Once you sign up for an account, a new Transcribe tab will appear above each page.

You can create or edit transcriptions by modifying the text entry field and saving. Each modification is stored as a separate version of the page, so that it should be easy to revert to older versions if necessary.

Registered users can also add notes to pages to comment on difficult words, suggest readings, or discuss the texts.

Scientific names

Transcribe scientific names as written. If any portion of the name is abbreviated, write the full name (Genus species) in square brackets after the transcription. For example, “V. flav. [Vireo flavifrons]”

Manasseh Cutler papers transcription resources

Bibliography, key to abbreviations, and other notes to assist in transcribing Manasseh Cutler papers.