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1897 Mining Journal, Vulcan and Buck Mountain Collieries

Have you ever wondered what it was like to run at a coal mine? This 1897 journal will give you a firsthand view of what coal mining was like at the end of the nineteenth century. Kept by an unnamed clerk or manager, the journal's entries provide a daily record of the events in and around two Pennsylvania anthracite collieries, the Buck Mountain Colliery (operational from about 1884 to 1930) and the Vulcan Colliery (operational from about 1883 to 1913). (A "colliery" refers to a coal mine and all of the equipment and facilities that surround it).

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Arthur Stelfox - Diary of insects, chiefly hymenoptera, 1929-31, Vol. 3

Did you know that seventy-five percent of plants need pollinators to reproduce--and those pollinators are in global decline? Part of helping solve the pollinator crisis is understanding the history of those insect species. Get a crucial look at the pollinator populations of Ireland's past thanks to Arthur Stelfox's field notes. Stelfox, a naturalist with the National Museum of Ireland specializing in Hymenoptera, took this set of field notes while collecting insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing Stelfox's 1929-31 field notes for the next generation of scientists!

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Boethius' De institutione arithmetica

Smithsonian Libraries' 15th century edition of Boethius' De institutione arithmetica is a beautiful copy in Latin complete with diagrams, tables, illustrated lettering, and rubrication. Boethius was a 6th century Roman philosopher who wrote one of the most important texts of the time Consolation of Philosophy. Check this list of resources for help with transcribing the abbreviations and punctuation - and e-mail us to update the list of frequently used abbreviations.

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Book no. 2, H.A. Allard, field collection specimen no. 1711-3420

This second volume of H. A. Allard's field book list of collected specimens includes numbers 1711-3420 collected in the course of his work in Virginia, and West Virginia from 1936-1937. His dated specimen entries include locality, scientific name, and notes regarding growing conditions. Many of the specimens were collected in the Bull Run Mountains, an area in Virginia's northern piedmont which is home to several forest and woodland community types, some of them rare botanical communities. Help us to transcribe Allard's specimen collecting notes and make them more accessible to researchers and scholars.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 333, Folder 4

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 333, Folder 5

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 333, Folder 6

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 333, Folder 7

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 333, Folder 8

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Certified Proofs of Virginia (Box 3)

In Tazewell and other places in Virginia, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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