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Requested texts
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Old and sorted requestsEdit

Multi-volume book seriesEdit

Cited in enwikiEdit

as External Links from enwikiEdit

Without pagescans but cited in enwikiEdit

Some of these have pagescans so a sort out would be appreciated:

Works exist at Wikisource — candidates for addition of pagescansEdit

Where pagescans can be identified to pair with existing works, and files to be loaded to Commons:. Following upload:

  • Index file should be marked Ready for Match and Split
  • main namespace work should have {{Migrate to djvu}} added

Works underway will have the Index: page converted from a redlink.

Available pagescan Local version Link to Commons Index: page
The Secret Adversary The Secret Adversary Commons:File:The Secret Adversary.djvu Index:Agatha Christie - The Secret Adversary (1922).djvu
Pudd'nhead Wilson Pudd'nhead Wilson Commons:File:Pudd'nhead Wilson.djvu (1894) Index:Pudd'nhead Wilson.djvu
A history of the Inquisition A_History_of_the_Inquisition_of_the_Middle_Ages/Volume_I Commons:A_History_of_the_Inquisition_of_the_Middle_Ages/Volume_I.djvu (1887) Index:A_History_of_the_Inquisition_of_the_Middle_Ages/Volume_I.djvu


1. Moralia translated by Philemon Holland
2. Comparative tables of contents.
Does this suit your needs? -Zyephyrus (talk) 09:02, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

is available in full from the Internet Archive. ----Gavin Collins (talk|contribs) 00:48, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Governmental and organizational worksEdit


Journal articlesEdit

See alsoEdit

New speechesEdit

New requestsEdit

Solidarismus / "Solidarity"Edit

I request a translation of the book Solidarismus by w:Rudolf Diesel (the inventor of the diesel engine). I coulnd't find online a copy (in german of translated). The section about Diesel bibliography and social ideas are also missing on wikipedia. -- 14:57, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Old Science Fiction of 19cEdit

Robert William Cole:

Albert Robida:

UK LegislationEdit

  • UK Statutory Instrument 1957 No. 13 - Traffic Signs And General Directions 1957 - This is an item of secondary legislation which gave the design of UK road signs, the 1957 edition is the last version before the UK's road signs were radically re-designed. It's also coincidentally the most recent version to not be under Crown Copyright.

Not sure of possible sources for scans, but you would need to find a good version as IIRC the original had a lot of diagrams.

I'm requesting this to help resolve a deletion debate at Commons concerning a 'Motorway' Pictogram. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:23, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Railway/Railroad materialEdit

I would appreciate someone making a check on the status with a view to inclusion of :

  • 1904 Railway Clearing House Atlas of England and Wales. (There is also a post grouping 1935 version)
  • The Railway Clearing House Handbook of Railway Stations, 1912 (This would support the Junction diagrams on Commons.)

Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:05, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Railways Act 1922 Transport Act 1947

Any UK 'Local Acts' relating to railways, especially the railways which eventually amalgamated into the the Great Western and Southern upon grouping or the regions they served. 23:10, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

History of the Corn Law League- Vol IIEdit

There are scans on Google - if someone wants to find an equivlaent on , it would be useful. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 00:57, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps you were looking for c:Special:Diff/91435119/prev which existed at the time you posted the request and refers to:
  • History of the Anti-Corn Law League (1853) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
Notice IA links to both "Vol. I" and "Vol. II"; both of which are MSN scans of editions at University of California Libraries (Q7895196) added to IA in 2007-07-26.
Also of note are:
And the Google scans of editions at Bodleian Libraries (Q16147979) added to IA 2008-08-15.
  • History of the Anti-Corn Law League (1853) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
The latter "Vol. II" appears to be the same as the one you linked to in your request.
IA lists these as being published in 1968, however, other sources mention the 1968 2nd eds. being published by "London: Cass" and "New York: Kelly" with a new introduction by W. H. Chaloner. None of the IA texts seem to match this.
Uzume (talk) 15:44, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Constitution of the State of Mississippi (1861)Edit

May somebody please add this text to the source? It can be found here, here, and here. Thank you! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 11:15, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Constitution of the State of Alabama (1861)Edit

May somebody please add this text to the source? It can be found here. Thanks! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 06:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Wilhelmina FitzClarence, Countess of MunsterEdit

One reason for this is Ghostly Tales, an 1896 collection of ghost stories. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:00, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Requested George Allan England public domain worksEdit

Please add the public domain George Allan England works.

  1. has
    1. The Air Trust (English) (as Author)
    2. Darkness and Dawn (English) (as Author)
    3. The Flying Legion (English) (as Author)
    4. Their Son; The Necklace (English) (as Translator)
  2. has
    1. Pod, Bender and Co short stories -
    2. George Allen England works - IA Search

The Reshaping of British RailwaysEdit

aka "The Beeching Report" A version [5] here but under an NC license.

This is an important report in relation to British Transport policy, Does anyone have a copy of this for the production of scans/OCR? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:45, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Are you looking for the following?

Hrishikes (talk) 06:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Thats the one, but the scans source given has an NC license... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:32, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Reference works by James HastingsEdit

I am asking assistance with this because, ignorant idjit that I am, I haven't figured out how to get my damn djvu plug-in to work yet. But if anyone were interested in uploading the w:Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, several articles of which are still included in the bibliographies of articles in the best current reference works in the field. Also, his other multi-volume reference works, including "A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels," of "Dictionary of the Apostolic Church," or his "Dictionary of the New Testament," or "A Dictionary of the Bible," along with (maybe, if anyone really wanted to spend a lot of time on this) his "Greater Men and Women of the Bible" and "Great Texts of the Bible," all of which are I think available at or elsewhere, I could start work on them. John Carter (talk) 16:47, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Vital documents in international lawEdit

When I was in law school, my international law professor posted a list of "vital documents" that he felt anyone with an international practice should be familiar with. Most of these Wikisource already has; a few were magazine articles or the like, clearly under copyright and not within the scope of Wikisource. The remaining documents, still apparently missing from Wikisource but (to the best of my knowledge) in the public domain are:

Note that we may have some of these under different names. Also note that the list as a whole reflects one professor's views of what documents are "vital", but I can't see a reason why we wouldn't want to include everything on the list. Cheers! BD2412 T 21:14, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

British Future FictionEdit is an enormously expensive reprint collection that might offer some interesting suggestions.

Here's The Reign of George VI: Index:The Reign of George VI, 1900–1925.djvu. It's an 1899 reprint, but the text should still be the 1763 original (with a new preface/front matter from 1899.) --Mukkakukaku (talk) 18:23, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Also Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race is here: Index:Lytton - The Coming Race (1871).djvu. The date on the title page is 1871, though, not 1872. --Mukkakukaku (talk) 18:32, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Socialist Party of Great Britain talk transcriptionsEdit

I have transcribed talks by the Socialist Party of Great Britain including debates with other groups, all of which have recordings publicly available (under CC-BY-ND license) and wondered if I could upload them here?--Darrelljon (talk) 12:17, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Cricket: An Heroic PoemEdit

By James Love (James Dance). Dated 1744?, this is the oldest known poem about cricket in English. The text is here but I would really like a scan of the original for layout and verification etc. Published in "Poems on Several Occasions" By James Love. Edinburgh: R. Fleming, 1754. NLA has a page [8] which includes a link to a Gale online resource [9] but I have no logon credentials. Any suggestions? Moondyne (talk) 08:43, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Darwin Journal of Researches ReferencesEdit

Index talk:Darwin Journal of Researches.djvu lists a number of references by Darwin which would be good to have on WS. — Zoeannl (talk) 13:42, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Project Blue BookEdit

Speech by the Right Honourable Sir John Forrest ...Edit

If anyone has full access to, pdf would be appreciated. My jstor login won't allow this download. Moondyne (talk) 07:56, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

I appear to have unrestricted access but all i get is a set of tiny thumbnails, and a "request permissions" link that takes me to the Copyright Clearance Center website. My conclusion is the material is paywalled. Hesperian 03:01, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Same for me, and the conditions are specific to that article, not their more general access. You might be able to email the John Rylands Library and ask for them to email you a copy, I have found the librarians most helpful for such things when one asks nicely. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:28, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

The Architecture of Open Source ApplicationsEdit

What about importing The Architecture of Open Source Applications books? There's even a MediaWiki chapter in volume 2, so surely it might be of some interest to our community, and importing it here might help with translation facilities provided in the Wikimedia infrastructure. I suggest to import it in Wikisource, as this is a books with paperback available, but you might argue that it would have it's place on wikibooks. Thank you in advance for your feedback and any help on this subject. --Psychoslave (talk) 09:54, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

The Invasion of the CrimeaEdit

The Invasion of the Crimea by Alexander William Kinglake. Comment that the table of contents alone had been added, though deleted due to unsuitable content. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:54, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Vol 1: ; other vols upto Vol 9 by changing the digit in the address. Many other versions available in IA. Hrishikes (talk) 02:18, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Bible (King James)Edit

User:David Haslam and I have found scans to back most of the 1769 Blayney revision of the KJV, but the books of Lamentations through Malachi are missing from the scans (I assume they are in a 3rd volume yet to be discovered). Assistance finding this third volume, or another complete facsimile (with apocrypha, prefaces, and notes) would be appreciated. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 00:05, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

This is pasted from the Sword developers' wiki.
The 1769 KJV facsimile is used for text, front-matter, notes, cross-references, titles, .... for versions after 2.11.
  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Volume 1 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169826
  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Volume 2 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169819
  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Volume 3 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169802
  • The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
    Translated Out of the Original Greek:
    And with the Former Translations :Diligently Compared and Revised,
    by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to by Read in Churches.
    Volume 4 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169796
David Haslam (talk) 09:24, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
AFAIK, a Print on Demand published facsimile of a PD work doesn't introduce a fresh copyright on the content any more than publishing a scanned facsimile on a website. It's merely that fewer people would readily have access to the printed one. For further background reading, see the article about Copyfraud. David Haslam (talk) 10:26, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
My CrossWire fellow-worker owns the complete set. I myself recently ordered volume 2 at a discount price. David Haslam (talk) 10:29, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
It looks like those volumes are published from scans at EEBO Editions, ProQuest. Is that right? In that case we'll need someone with access to to retrieve the digital scans for us to use. Alternatively, re-scanning the printed facsimile, if it's a good enough scan, would also suffice. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 12:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Oregon Historical Quarterly volume 7Edit

I have been working for some time to transcribe the first 23 volumes (i.e., those in the public domain) of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. I plan to submit an article to the OHQ about the value of Wikisource and Wikimedia, and the importance of aligning the efforts of traditional history journals with wiki efforts. It would be great to have one really nice, complete volume to illustrate the point. I have completed the transcription of Volume 7, but I have many small questions; making it a Proofread of the Month would be very helpful in getting input and assistance from various experienced Wikisource folks. -Pete (talk) 20:55, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Brown, R., (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae HollandiaeEdit

The text is available at BHL and can be downloaded as PDF or OCR, but the OCR needs to be corrected with the aid of the pdf to give (1) a corrected Latin text, requiring (2) an English translation. MargaretRDonald (talk) 23:15, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

The latin language work would need to undertaken at latin WS. While I can understand the desire for a translation, knowing how well these progress, I cannot see it happening unless it is coordinated and prosecuted. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:19, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Modern Mathematical textsEdit

This is a list of select modern mathematical texts available at HathiTrust. A great deal of work, each, but I was making a private list and I thought I'd drop it here.

--Prosfilaes (talk) 12:34, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Works on banned, prohibited, or condemned booksEdit

Requesting any of the following

  • Books Condemned to Be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  • An Index of Prohibited Books by Joseph Mendham
  • A Catalogue of Curious But Prohibited Books

John Carter (talk) 22:40, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Index:Books_Condemned_to_be_Burnt_-_James_Anson_Farrer.djvu for the first one.--Prosfilaes (talk) 04:08, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Books in french for French WikisourceEdit

Moved to Wikisource:Scriptorium#Books_in_french_for_French_Wikisource--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:31, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Dust (Haldeman)Edit

Requesting any of the four versions of this 1921 novel by w:en:E. Haldeman-Julius: Thanks! Arlo Barnes (talk) 17:30, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

There is a decent scan (external scan) but it needs to have the Google notice stripped from the DjVu file first. --EncycloPetey (talk) 18:09, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Ruskin's Fors ClavigeraEdit

Please see discussion here regarding suitable source. Is a later, US publication suitable as it is the earliest full set I could find on IA? If anyone can find a better source, that would be great. Cheers, Zoeannl (talk) 07:00, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1791)Edit

A scan of the 1791 edition of this text, containing the Appendix which is included in our edition, is available in the w:Early American Imprints collection. If any editor has access to this collection through a subscribing library, I would like to request a copy of this scan to be uploaded to Commons. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 15:08, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Latin text of Erasmus ColloquiaEdit

There is a full text on Erasmi Colloquia Familiaria Et Encomium Moriae - I have started to OCR some chapters I am interested in, and make the most obvious correction. I've added the first one here [10] If anyone is able to set it up as a book for transcription I would be happy to start the process. 12:02, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Creative Commons for Educators and LibrariansEdit

Is this appropriate for Wikisource? License CC-BY 4.0. - Doublah (talk) 06:23, 18 January 2020 (UTC)