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Excellent vision ...Edit

We could use you back at Wikisource:WikiProject DNB to do some of our proofreading as your skills would not go unappreciated!   -- billinghurst (talk) 11:48, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

start William Huntington in vol. 28 -- billinghurst (talk) 15:24, 25 September 2009 (UTC)


worthy person.' Through the recommendation of Fell to Marsh he was offered the provostship of Trinity College, Dublin (1683), and reluctantly accepted it. An Irish translation of the New Testament had already been printed, but the two friends, Marsh and Huntington, superintended a translation into the same language of the canonical books of the Old Testament, which was printed at the expense of Robert Boyle. In 1688 he fled from Ireland, but returned for a short time after the battle of the Boyne. The bishopric of Kilmore, which was vacant through the refusal of Dr. William Sheridan to take the oaths of allegiance to the new ministry, was offered to him early in 1692, but declined, and as he preferred to live in England, he resigned his provostship (September 1692), leaving the college a silver salver, still preserved, on which his arms are engraved. In the same autumn (19 Aug. 1692) Huntington was instituted, on the presentation of Sir Edward Turner, to the rectory of Great Hallingbury in Essex. In his letters to his friends he often lamented his banishment to this solitude, with its consequent loss of books and society. He failed in October 1693 to obtain the wardenship of Merton College, and about the end of 1692 he married a daughter of John Powell, and a sister of Sir John Powell, judge of the king's bench. He was consecrated at Dublin, bishop of Raphoe on 20 July 1701 (Cotton, Fasti Eccl. Hibernicæ, iii. 353). Almost immediately afterwards he was attacked by illness, and he died at Dublin on 2 Sept. 1701, when he was buried near the door of Trinity College Chapel, and a marble monument was erected by the widow to his memory.

Huntington's sole contribution to literature was a short paper in 'Philosophical Transactions' No. 161 (20 July 1684), pp. 623-9, entitled A Letter from Dublin concerning the Porphyry Pillars in Egypt,' which was reproduced in John Ray's 'Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages' (1693), ii. 149-55. Edward Bernard [q. v.] inscribed to him his paper on the chief fixed stars (see Phil. Trans, xiv. 567 et seq.) Huntington gave to Merton College fourteen oriental manuscripts, and to the Bodleian Library thirty-five more. A much larger number, 646 in all, was purchased from him in 1693 for the latter collection at a cost of 700l. Thomas Marshall, rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and dean of Gloucester, gave to the Bodleian in 1685 many valuable manuscripts, including some Coptic copies of the gospels procured for him by Huntington, and Archbishop Marsh on his death in 1713 left to the same library many oriental manuscripts which he had acquired from Huntington. These manuscripts are described in Bernard's 'Catalogue' (1697), and in the official catalogues of the Bodleian (1788-1835 and 1848-90). Huntington was a liberal contributor of manuscripts to Trinity College, Dublin, and a collection of his letters, dated between 1684 and 1688, relating to that institution were on sale by Osborne the bookseller about 1755.

[The chief materials for Huntington's biography are found in the work of his friend, D. Roberti Huntingtoni Epistolæ, praemittuntur D. Huntingtoni et D. Bernardi vitæ. Scriptore Thoma Smitho, 1704. A contemporaneous translation into English was inserted by Shirley Woolmer of Exeter in Gent. Mag. 1825, pt. i. pp. 11-15, 115-19, 218-21, and reproduced in the Tewkesbury Keg. and Mag. ii. 222-40. See also Pearson's Levant Chaplains, pp.18-23, 57; Bernard's Cat. Librorum Manuscriptorum (1697), pp.177-8, 279-85; Coxe's Cat. MSS. in Collegiis Oxon.i. (Merton Coll.) 130-2; Hist. MSS. Comm. 4th Rep. App. p.588; Biog. Brit. 1757 ed. iv. 2710-12; English Cyclop.; Luttrell's Hist. Relation, ii. 405, iii. 203; Brodrick's Merton Coll. (Oxf. Hist. Soc.), p. 293; Prideaux's Letters (Camd. Soc.), pp.39, 132-5; J. W. Stubbs's Dublin Univ. pp.117-36; Gloucestershire Notes and Queries, i. 3, ii. 24-5, 110; Macray's Annals of Bodl. Lib. 1890 ed. pp.154, 161-3, 185.]

W. P. C.

HUNTINGTON, WILLIAM, S.S. (1745–1813), eccentric preacher, natural son of Barnabas Russel, farmer, was born in a cottage at the Four Wents, on the road between Goudhurst and Cranbrook, Kent, on 2 Feb. 1744-5, and was baptised at Cranbrook Church in the name of his putative father, William Hunt, a labourer, on 14 Nov. 1750. After acquiring the barest rudiments of knowledge at the Cranbrook grammar school, he went into service as an errand-boy, and was afterwards successively gentleman's servant, gunmaker's apprentice, sawyer's pitman, coachman, hearse-driver, tramp, gardener, coalheaver, and popular preacher. Having seduced a young woman, the daughter of a tailor at Frittenden, Kent, he decamped on the birth of a child, and changed his name to Huntington to avoid identification (1769). He then formed a connection with a servant-girl named Mary Short, with whom he settled at Mortlake, working as a gardener. Here he suffered much from poverty, and still more from conviction of sin. After removing to Sunbury he went through the experience known as conversion, which was precipitated by a casual conversation with a strict Calvinist. Huntington, after failing to obtain satisfaction from the

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DNB feedbackEdit

Gday. Just cruising through some pages:

  • Nice!
  • {{rh}} goes into header, toggle the [+] button on top left (as per H:SIDE)
    • there are a few ProofreadPage defaults in (My Preferences) -> (Gadgets)
  • I close the lines up, sometimes line returns can transclude through and upset flow, and helps to find line-ending hyphens
  • Hyphenation, I remove hyphens from line ends, except at page ends, where I use {{hws}} and thus {{hwe}} correspondingly on the start of the next
  • in OCR, watch for / which may be the combination ,' as they often are mismatched.
  • when you have three ]]] and one is typographical, you can stick it inside <nowiki> tags.

-- billinghurst (talk) 14:44, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Thought that I had addressed your latter question. No, one does not need to have a page Validated before it is transcluded to the main namespace. There is no need to have it to any formal proof stage. I am working on doing more to demonstrate the proofread stage of a transcript. -- billinghurst (talk) 14:57, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Use of <section>
The attribute to use is begin rather than start, and it seems to need a space after the id, so something like
<section begin=Huntly /> Yadddada yaddada<section end=Huntly />.
I have built a template that should help typeset pages easily. Have a play and see if you can break it, or use it. Thanks. -- billinghurst (talk) 14:50, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

SWEEEEEEET!!! You are a natural.   -- billinghurst (talk) 10:42, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

To note that I have modified {{DNB00}} to put a contributor field in place, rather than putting it into Notes. Should be more intuitive. -- billinghurst (talk) 11:24, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Francis HutchinsonEdit

Hey, I deleted Francis Hutchinson (DNB00) and changed any links to point to Hutchinson, Francis (DNB00). Hopefully that is what you wanted to happen? The easiest way to get a page deleted is probably to add Template:Sdelete to the page which puts the page in Category:Speedy deletion requests which admins tend to check regularly, or just ask an admin directly! All the best. Suicidalhamster (talk) 19:50, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

An obituary for you ...Edit

Transcribed this The Times/1917/Obituary/Ewart Alan Mackintosh in case you would like it for WP. billinghurst (talk) 13:32, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

A template issueEdit

The template at Hüttner, Johann Christian (DNB00) actually needed to be {{DNB FW-t}} (fixed now). I have now written up the story about this type of template (the t is a final lettr of a surname), at Wikisource:WikiProject DNB/Style Manual#Author templates, under hyphenation convention. Charles Matthews (talk) 08:35, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Care to sign up at Wikisource:WikiProject DNB#Participants? Charles Matthews (talk) 11:14, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

A tour through the northern counties of England, and the borders of ScotlandEdit

You were validating some pages, so you might be interested in the first pull together of A tour through the northern counties of England, and the borders of Scotland billinghurst (talk) 12:57, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

How I handled Page:Romain Rolland Handel.djvu/140Edit

With Page:Romain Rolland Handel.djvu/140, I have changed the magic to use <noinclude> and <includeonly> which allows us have the pages look like the originals. Admittedly it is fiddly and I still need to have lots of playing to get it right. Today, I had a d'oh, and hadn't thought that I could to even <noinclude> <ref></ref>. billinghurst (talk) 21:59, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Iago Ab Dewi (DNB00)Edit

I moved the tagged document to Iago, Ab Dewi (DNB00). You should have the ability to move documents on the tab at the top, rather than delete them. billinghurst sDrewth 15:43, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Not meant to be a comma either billinghurst sDrewth

Volume 28.Edit

Thanks for your help...this volume dovetails with other research which helps to reinforce. We are making a dent! Intend to verify links through all pages in the volume which will add an extra set of eyes running through the articles for the time being. I'll swing back through when complete as I am calibrating to a new "normal" if you know what I mean. Thanks for giving me this heading :^).JamAKiska (talk) 16:33, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

L’ingénieur JousselinEdit

Thank you for the information. --Zyephyrus (talk) 18:44, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Hunter, John (1745-1837) (DNB00) ii factoids for dyk at end of article.Edit

Good Day...Saw this a day ago, thought it might help..."Hunter Kidney" and grammar background for article in EB. JamAKiska (talk) 22:50, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Hold my hand with DYKEdit

While I do bits and pieces over at WP, I hardly pay attention to the front page and DYK. Can you give me the $2 version of what we should be doing to get the flow through to WS articles, and maybe I can organise my thinking on this. Similarly, we may be able to be coordinated in our approach to flow the information through, and have a small team think about this systematically. What is it that makes a good snippet for a DYK? — billinghurst sDrewth 13:02, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

As an example, my current toy Cartoon portraits and biographical sketches of men of the day has lots of snippetable bits, especially some very nice caricatures.  billinghurst sDrewth 13:05, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Insert: My Heavens!!! This work is beautiful! The ideas here are grand -- what happened -- why did these things not come into existence for "DYK"? It would be really awesome for bringing people to Wikisource! —William Maury Morris IITalk 10:22, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

OK I'm fine with that. (You help others and me enough!) I think I have established twice that we can link from a DYK to a wikisource article, so there should be no precedent issues. In theory we could link from a hook to any place in wikisource but it seems reasonable that we should link to Verified or close to verified text and that the text should (in the spirit of DYK) be new Wikisource articles. (Wikipedia articles have to be less than 5 days old or to have undergone a 5x expansion in that time). Obviously wikisource operates on a slower drumbeat but its seems reasonable that we advertise our new work. There are oodles of DYK rules but we must have a new wikipedia article to qualify for DYK. So if we were going to do The_Harvard_Classics_Vol._51 then we would need a NEW wikiarticle to launch it with. The prime author (Charles Eliot) already has a B sized article but W.A.Neilson doesnt. So about ten days before you finish the wikisource article you need to create the wikipia article. You can do this in a sandbox and publish to main space when its 95% ready. If one writes an article then a hook is usually discovered. Did you know ... that William Allen Neilson who wrote/edditted? some of The Harvard Classics had a wooden leg? ... I made that up!!

The hookEdit

The hook at max needs to be 200 chars and in our case must reference the wikipedia article and the wikisource article. The wikipedia article must have a reliable inline source in every paragraph and straioght after the factoid in the hook and the text must be original. (e.g. DNB articles must be re-invented and researched, not just paraphrased).

How to startEdit

If you/anyone starts a wikipedia article that they want to take to DYK then I'd be pleased to help. But the important thing is not to have a hook, but to find a hook that involves a new wikipedia article, I had a look at the people in your book and they were all notable. Actually too notable as they all? have goog wiki articles. I also looked at the draughtsman who would be another good hook source has the opposite problem - I couldn't find anything on him. So you need to think of what the missing wikipedia article could be - hope this helps Victuallers (talk) 15:03, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

A work that covers newer groundEdit

I am working on Index:Historical account of Lisbon college.djvu a little discovery of mine when flapping around at archive.org. Seems that there is plenty of potential there for articles at WP. I found that there is no article on the college, which seems to be particular for not being run by the Jesuits and refuge for many of the English catholics. I have yet to put any of it into main ns, as I am still working through the body however, thought that I would float it under your nose.  I hoping that the register has some jewels too. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:28, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikisource User GroupEdit

Wikisource, the free digital library is moving towards better implementation of book management, proofreading and uploading. All language communities are very important in Wikisource. We would like to propose a Wikisource User Group, which would be a loose, volunteer organization to facilitate outreach and foster technical development, join if you feel like helping out. This would also give a better way to share and improve the tools used in the local Wikisources. You are invited to join the mailing list 'wikisource-l' (English), the IRC channel #wikisource, the facebook page or the Wikisource twitter. As a part of the Google Summer of Code 2013, there are four projects related to Wikisource. To get the best results out of these projects, we would like your comments about them. The projects are listed at Wikisource across projects. You can find the midpoint report for developmental work done during the IEG on Wikisource here.

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New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header templateEdit

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Index:Sketches of representative women of New England.djvuEdit

thanks for the proofreading. i’m in the process of moving the work, Representative women of New England, to this more complete scan, so please continue there. Slowking4SvG's revenge 15:13, 30 June 2017 (UTC)


Hello! Re Page:Guy Boothby--A Bid for Fortune.djvu/153, I just thought I'd mention that usually we re-flow lines when proofreading, i.e. remove line-breaks within paragraphs. If you want a toolbar button for doing this, I've got one you can use by adding this to your common.js: mw.loader.load('//en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=User:Samwilson/PageCleanUp.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript'); Sam Wilson 04:18, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Sam sorry for delay, I'm not really bothered about removing line breaks but if you want to add this to my list of tools then I'd give it a try. Cheers Victuallers (talk) 14:39, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Line breaksEdit

Hard coding multiple <br /> line breaks at the top of a page looks terrible when the page is later transcluded into the final text. If that kind of spacing is desirable (and it isn't always), then it should be placed into the page header so it won't be transcluded to the final work. --EncycloPetey (talk) 13:04, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Thamks Victuallers (talk) 14:05, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

The Souvenir of Western WomenEdit

Hi, very glad to have you working on The Souvenir of Western Women! I'm pleased with this find, it has a lot of concise, accessible information on various interesting topics, it's a rather unique text. I've been intending to take care of all the images in one go, converting the high quality JP2 files from the Internet Archive, rather than the JPGs. Would you mind leaving those to me as you continue? I'd be happy to take it on soon (but probably not today). Again, many thanks! Always nice to have a chance to work with you. -Pete (talk) 19:23, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Pete, I was just intrigued whilst passing. I needed the image for the article I created for Mary Augusta Dix Gray on en:wiki. Nice book and intrigued to find that the first six women to cross the Rockies are mainly just mentioned on their husband's pages. Especially as Mr Gray appears to have been a bit of a s**t. Roger aka Victuallers (talk) 23:59, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Love that English understatement...indeed he was. Thanks for pointing out your wiki article, I'll check it out. The early woman Oregonian I've been feeling out on for the last year or so was certainly better known than her husbands, she wasn't a pioneer but she befriended and wrote about many of them: author:Frances Fuller Victor. -Pete (talk) 05:01, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
P.S. that's not an unrelated comment, Ms. Victor had quite the feud with Mr. Gray. I'll have to dig into whether she wrote about Mary. -Pete (talk) 05:06, 13 January 2019 (UTC)