[1700s memoir] The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell - kaz

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2021, 8:49 am

The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell 1774-1777, by Nicholas Cresswell (1750 - 1804)
This diary was written by a young British son of a landowner, who decides to leave his family behind and try to forge his own future in what was back then still the Colonies. (to be fleshed out) (Summary by Piotr Nater)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/journalofnichola0000cres/page/n7/mode/2up

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2021, 8:54 am

Since my previous group project, The Deluge, is coming to a close any day, I've decided to launch a new one, this time much shorter :mrgreen:

I've given the number of the sections as 30 just to be safe but I probably won't need as many. EDIT: I amended the number of sections I need.

I've come across this work thanks to the Townsends YouTube channel. Here's the video about the memoir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veUXxUznbj8
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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2021, 10:07 am

The Google Books link is a scan of the 1924 edition, but it's not freely available. The ebook has a price and at the left it says:
Pages displayed by permission of Applewood Books. Copyright.
I don't believe they can legally claim copyright for this scan, and I'm not sure if all the pages are currently visible, but this publisher could change their access permissions, so we can't use this book.

There's a scan at the Archive that we can use:

https://archive.org/details/journalofnichola0000cres/page/n7/mode/2up

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2021, 10:09 am

Thanks :thumbs: Replaced.
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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2021, 10:21 am

I'll be glad to set this up for you. Be right back with the MW.

Update: the MW is up. I've shortened the filename. After you decide whether the intro/outro will use the word "chapter" or "section", please edit the first post to keep just the right one. We'll keep this thread on the launch pad for a couple of days.

Update 2: Sorry, I think I missed your update for the number of sections needed. Please let me know and I'll adjust the MW.

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2021, 11:27 am

Thanks a lot. I think for the foreword I'll just go with "foreword"/"end of foreword" and then "chapter ... ") The final section count is 20.
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Post by ColleenMc » May 16th, 2021, 11:37 am

This looks interesting, can I sign on as DPL?

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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2021, 11:44 am

Extra rows have been removed.

The page numbers and other notes for readers should be moved from Title to Notes. The Title column gets exported to the catalog, so we don't want to put any internal notes there.

You may want to clarify the format of intro/outro for multi-part chapters. I wouldn't be sure what I should read in the intro/outro for section 4, for instance. Chapter 3 part 2 of...? End of chapter 3? Does "section title" after the disclaimer refer to everything in the Title column or to the chapter title?

Also, congratulations on your upcoming 4000th post! :D

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2021, 11:53 am

Kazbek wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 11:44 am
The page numbers and other notes for readers should be moved from Title to Notes. The Title column gets exported to the catalog, so we don't want to put any internal notes there.

You may want to clarify the format of intro/outro for multi-part chapters. I wouldn't be sure what I should read in the intro/outro for section 4, for instance. Chapter 3 part 2 of...? End of chapter 3? Does "section title" after the disclaimer refer to everything in the Title column or to the chapter title?

Also, congratulations on your upcoming 4000th post! :D

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You're obviously right about the notes. I'll do it tomorrow. The same with the intro/outro format for the longer sections. Shows that I haven't BCed much :mrgreen: Until then people are welcome to claim the shorter sections
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This looks interesting, can I sign on as DPL?

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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2021, 11:59 am

Colleen has been added as DPL!

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 16th, 2021, 12:25 pm

OK, notes have been moved. Proper intros and outros for the longer sections, tomorrow.
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Post by Piotrek81 » May 17th, 2021, 10:31 am

Kazbek wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 11:44 am


You may want to clarify the format of intro/outro for multi-part chapters. I wouldn't be sure what I should read in the intro/outro for section 4, for instance. Chapter 3 part 2 of...? End of chapter 3? Does "section title" after the disclaimer refer to everything in the Title column or to the chapter title?
I re-phrased the titles in the MW by getting rid of the "chapter" and updated intro/outro. Can you take a look? I think everything is OK now, but a second opinion is always helpful. :)
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Post by Kazbek » May 17th, 2021, 2:26 pm

Looks good to me, though I think Colleen's opinion is more important, since she will have to check if the readers are following your intention.

Moving us to Readers Wanted!

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Post by ColleenMc » May 17th, 2021, 3:06 pm

I like that. Having the section numbers instead of chapter numbers works well when you have split chapters I think.

One small note, the word Harbour is misspelled in both halves of that chapter...an extra R sneaked in.

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Post by ColleenMc » May 17th, 2021, 3:25 pm

Also, with IA books I generally download the PDF and use the Books app on my iPad to read them.I was going through marking the sections and saw a couple of blank pages. Checked the text as shown on IA (the one you can flip thru) and the missing pages were visible there. This is mostly a note for myself in case I find any weird skips when I’m prooflistening as readers may have the same issue.

There is one blank page that’s supposed to be there as there is an illustration in the first chapter that has a blank page after it, but that page is not part of the page numbering. If there’s a blank that skips a page number in whatever version you are reading from, there is some text missing!

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