Waterloo Lives: In Their Own Words

In its bicentenary year, the Battle of Waterloo is waiting to be discovered through the National Army Museum's unique Napoleonic archive.

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  • 5,824 scans
  • 252 participants

  • 4,889
    • 9% Unusable
    • 83.9% Entered
    • 83.3% Validated data
    Entered 92.9%
  • 4,849
    • 9% Unusable
    • 83.9% Entered
    • 83.3% Validated data
    Validated data 92.3%
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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Transcription error

Dear project team,

Having transcribed two or three scans from "ARMU003000051_0062, Letterbook of Gen Sir William H Clinton", I now realise that his correspondent in several letters is probably Robert Cock, not Robert Lock as I transcribed in my first scan submitted in this sequence.  Sorry, from a newbie!

Andrew.

  • Ben Fellows

    Ben Fellows

    Hi Andrew,

     

    This shouldn't be a problem. We validate all entries before they're finalised so will keep an eye out for this one and correct the error for you.

     

    Thanks for taking part!

     

    Ben

  • Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones

    Thanks, Ben.

    A couple more, on the same document (but not necssarily the same scan).  

    - I was initially unable to decipher the sender's location at the top of a couple of letters, but with experience I now believe this to be Augustias (in Madeira).

    - On as subseqent scan of the same document finalised today, I forgot to add metadata.  Sorry!

    Andrew. 

     

     

     

     

  • Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones

    Ben,

    Another error today, this time on the Pontoon Train letterbook, scan of correspondence dated 12-17th August 1815. I seem to have finalised this by mistake when I was only half-way through the metadata.  Sorry.

    Andrew.

     

  • Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones

    Ben,

    Today on at least one scan of ARMU003000037_0049 (the Pontoon Train letterbook) I transcribed a Mr Davies' title (in the signature block and metadata) as "Asst Sergt", whereas a subsequent scan confirmed this should be "Asst Surg" (short for Assistant Surgeon).

    Thanks.

    Andrew.

  • Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones

    Somehow I managed to overlook the instruction to open a new field for each separate item of metadata, therefore for the last 30-odd scans I'm afraid there will have been multiple entries in many fields.  Sorry.  I will proceed correctly from now on.   

    Andrew.