This collection comprises records of paintings and drawings submitted to the Stationers’ Company for copyright protection between 1862 and 1912. The records are entry forms containing information about the creative works being submitted for copyright protection, with attached samples of those creative works. The details found in the entry forms include:
- A description of the painting or drawing
- The names and addresses of the copyright proprietor
- The names and addresses of the author of the work
- Dates of the registration
Forms vary in the amount of information they provide and the way that it is formatted.
Not all forms have image samples attached. When an entry form has an image sample attached, two photographs are provided to transcribe: one photograph of the entry form and one photograph of the image sample. When transcribing, select from the drop-down list whether the page is an entry form or an image sample.
For entry forms, please transcribe all fields except the height and width of the image sample. For image samples, please only record the approximate height and width of the image sample.
- Dates: Format dates in full, such as 25 December 1900
- Spelling: Use original spelling if possible.
- Abbreviation: Expand common abbreviations e.g. 'street' instead of 'st' and 'road' instead of 'rd'
- Names: If the names of multiple individuals are listed on separate lines, please separate them with commas
- Addresses: Please separate parts of addresses with commas, e.g. John Smith, 10 Bond Street, London
- Capitalization: Modernize for readability
- Punctuation: Add modern periods, but don't add punctuation like commas and apostrophes.
- Illegible text: Indicate illegible readings in single square brackets: [Dr?]
- Measuring sample images: Please estimate the height and width of the image sample based on the ruler provided. If this cannot be estimated, please leave the fields blank.
If anything is unclear, mark the page for review, and leave comment on what is unclear.
Any extra remarks or comments from the service include in the Notes field.
If you are unsure of anything or wish to ask a question or leave a comment add to the Notes and Questions at the foot of the page. Mark the page as For Review and we will respond in due course.
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This collection comprises records of paintings and drawings submitted to the Stationers’ Company for copyright protection between 1862 and 1912. The records are entry forms containing information about the creative works being submitted for copyright protection, with attached samples of those...