This is a very simple application for the crowd-sourcing of data from Sir Flinders Petrie's field diary for 1884 - 1885. This project is on behalf of the Petrie Museum, University College London. transcribe. Within this project, all we need is the daily entries to be transcribed for the appropriate day within each diary page. The biggest challenge for you, is to decipher Sir Flinders Petrie's handwriting! However there is a caveat for this task.
Flinders Petrie was infamously frugal. He only had one pocket diary for each excavation season. A season started in late Autumn/early Winter (October or November) which is when he would start a 'new diary'. So for 1883-1884 he used an 1884 diary and merely changed the date of entries for the 1883 months and carried on using the same diary.
For each page of the diary, only 4 entries are entered per page. We would like you to capture 2 things for each entry:
That seems simple!
This brings up an overlay window such as the below. Click on the month and then the day:
Once activated, choose the year, month and date for the appropriate entry. Then in the text box below enter your transcription of Sir Flinders' handwriting. Hopefully you can read it!
Finally, after repeating the process 4 times, you may have comments on the page. Maybe other text, general comment, etc. If you do just enter it into the comments box. If you find it hard to decipher a word, then use the notation below for text:
And if it is a name you cannot work out: