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Late 17th early 18th century book containing recipes and remedies.

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We need volunteers to help us transcribe a late 17th early 18th century book containing recipes and remedies, shopping lists and a short sea voyage account.

Instructions – Please Read

The project contains text only.

Background: The book we are asking you to help us transcribe has many different sections. The first half of the book is the mathematical learning of a young lady called Ann Whittle, which she started working on in 1698. The Shropshire Archives have chosen to focus on the other sections of the book which are the recipes and remedies, the shopping lists and a short sea voyage account. However, if you are interested in the mathmatical section of the book you can find it on the online catalogue, (http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk typing in to the search: x1416/36)

Task: The task is to transcribe the recipes and remedies, the shopping lists and the short sea voyage account. We suggest volunteers pick a specific section to work on. We would like you to transcribe what is exactly on the page. When you click on a section it will take you to the pages specified, you can then put them into 'Your Favourites' box. We ask that you pick no more than 10 records at a time to edit and if possible we ask that you edit records in order. If you find that you can’t edit a record this means someone else is editing it.  We ask that you put your transcript into the 'Descriptions' box on the edit page for now, but this may alter as the project progresses. If you are not able to write in a box then you need to press the green + button at the side and a new editable box will appear underneath.

**We have done an example page for you so you can see what we are looking for. **

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**Need some tips on transcribing? Go to the Knowledge Base on the Community page to have a look: http://www.heritageheroes.org.uk/community/knowledge-base/transcribing. Particularly relevant to this project is Transcribing Tip 6 were it tells you what to do if a word is worn or illegible.**

**If you would like more tips and advice on transcribing, please follow the link to the National Archives website. They give advice, tips and even exercises in transcribing and paleography. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography**

**Please note that there will not be instructions available once you open a record to edit** We advise you familiarise yourself with the site and the tasks and for any questions you have please use the 'Knowledge Base' on the community page. This has a list of FAQ's. If you can not find the question you have, on 'Knowledge Base', you can write a new one and someone will reply with an answer for you. (Please allow for differing working patterns in regards to the speed of the reply.)

**Important message: Please remember that when you registered, you ticked and confirmed that you understood the website Terms of Use. If you wish to use any of the images available on this website for personal use you must obtain permission first**

**When you are choosing what you would like to do, please note that some of the pages may be a mix of lists and recipes, if this is the case please transcribe as normal using the example above. PLEASE NOTE that the sea voyage account is only two pages long and is also on pages with some recipes, so please transcribe as normal using the example above. REMEMBER: If you can’t edit it, it means someone else is transcribing it!**

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Recipes and Remedies

Shopping Lists

Short Sea Voyage account- Completed, thank you.