‘Image to Text’: Mary Hamilton Papers

Project members: David Denison, Nuria Yáñez-Bouza
Number of texts/samples: 403 letters, over 200,000 words
Period: ca. 1750 – ca. 1820
Language: English
Type of corpus: genre-specific (letters)
Register: written
Status: Ongoing since 2011. Corpus transcription started in autumn 2013. Latest batch added in September 2018.
Corpus website: http://www.projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/image-to-text/
Funding: G.L. Brook Bequest, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care, the John Rylands Research Institute

Reference line and copyright

‘Image to Text’: Mary Hamilton Papers (ca. 1750 – ca. 1820). Compiled by David Denison and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza. Copyright 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 The University of Manchester.

Images provided by courtesy of the John Rylands Library under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-NC-SA).


David Denison
Nuria Yez-Bouza

Research assistants

Georgia Tutt (2018)
Carla Seabra-Dacosta, Isabella Formisano, Sarah Connor (2017)
Isabella Formisano (2016)
Donald A. Morrison (2015)
George Bailey (2014)

Technical support

IT Services, Faculty of Humanities, The University of Manchester. Digital Technologies and Services, University of Manchester Library. Sabine Seifert, Huw Jones and Martin Holmes have made helpful suggestions about TEI matters. Christopher Whittick, Senior Archivist at East Sussex County Council, has kindly helped with some troublesome readings.

Availability and copyright

Free subscription, upon submission of an online registration form.

Ongoing project since 2011.

The letters transliterated so far are freely available on the project website. Links are added as texts are processed (with an asterisk for texts not yet fully proof-read). The text of the letters is presented side-by-side with the corresponding original digitised image. You can switch between diplomatic text, normalised text, and metadata. TXT files, in both original-spelling and normalised plain-text versions, are freely available for non-profit use, on completion of an online registration form.

Users must agree to the access conditions stated in the User Agreement Form. Extracts from the letters may be quoted under normal conditions of fair use and must acknowledge the source. Copyright 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 The University of Manchester.

Images are provided under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-NC-SA). They can also be viewed on the Rylands Collection website.