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Death Registers - Max Bogner, 1847-1878

This document provides excerpts from parish registers in the Passau Diocese (19th century), which were recorded by priest Max Bogner from 1840 to 1873. Max Bogner served as priest in the parishes Burghausen (1840), Mehring (1841-1849), Tyrlaching (1849-1851), Nöham (1851-1854), Otterskirchen (1851-1854), Haunersdorf (1859-1867), Perach (1867-1873). The original documents are held by the Passau Diocesan Archives and can be fully viewed on http://data.matricula-online.eu/de/deutschland/passau/

Cursive letter (Renaissance), 1568

Letter in German cursive, produced by the town chancery of Barth (Pomerania) in 1568. (University Archives Greifswald)

Death Registers - Joseph Rottmayr, 1847-1878

This document provides excerpts from parish registers in the Passau Diocese (19th century), which were recorded by priest Joseph Rottmayr from 1830 to 1863. Joseph Rottmayr served as priest in the parishes Kapfham (1830-1831), Burghausen (1834-1840), Mehring (1840-1841), Haiming (1841-1863). The original documents are held by the Passau Diocesan Archives and can be fully viewed on http://data.matricula-online.eu/de/deutschland/passau/

Chartulary of the Königsfelden Monastery, 14th century

The present title is a chartulary of the Königsfelden Monastery (Klarissen and Franziskaner) with documents from the 13th and 14th centuries. The original can be found in the State Archives of the Canton of Aargau (AA/0428). The document has been transcribed true to character (with combined letters, e. g. oͤ) and without breaking up abbreviations. The font is the Gothic book minuscule (2 or 3 hands). It contains copies of privileges, orders, seasonal contributions and records pertaining to the cloister holdings of Königsfeld and has been compiled at the time of Queen Agnes of Hungary (ca. 1281-1346). Online: http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/saa/0428

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Letters to the Government of Bengal, 1790

Copies of letters sent to the Government of Bengal by botanists, including Robert Kyd and Dr William Roxburgh, reporting on the cultivation of Mawah and Teak trees, the discovery of a new species of Indigo (Nerium tinctorium), and attempts to propagate the Cochineal insect in the Calcutta Nopalry garden. The letters are written in a large, consistent italic cursive. The writer often embellishes capital letters with flourishes, and uses ampersands (&). Contracted words are often indicated with superscript final letters.

Easy Learning - "The Secret Adversary", Cöntgen Kanzley, English

This is an "Easy Learning" document. It is a computer transcription of "The Secret Adversary" in Cöntgen Kanzley script. "The Secret Adversary" is the second published detective fiction novel by British writer Agatha Christie, first published in January 1922 in the United Kingdom.

Easy Learning - "Pride and Prejudice", 18th Century Kurrent, English

This is an "Easy Learning" document. It is a computer transcription of "Pride and Prejudice" in 18th Century Kurrent script. Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential.

Jeremy Bentham (easier handwriting), 1822

These documents consist of personal papers written by the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and his secretaries. Original copies of these documents are held at University College London. This is a sample of easier handwriting which is suitable for beginners. Volunteers working on the Transcribe Bentham crowdsourcing initiative (http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/) may like to use these documents to practice deciphering Bentham’s handwriting.