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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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Certified Proofs of Texas (Box 4)

In Waco and other places in Texas, 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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Certified Proofs of Texas (Box 5)

In Big Springs and other places in Texas, 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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Certified Proofs of Texas (Box 6)

In Daingerfield and other places in Texas, 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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Cheyenne: MS 3215-a: Southern Cheyenne Text and vocabulary collected from Mack Haag, 1931

Southern Cheyenne text and vocabulary collected by Truman Michelson, from Mack Haag, a southern Cheyenne from Oklahoma, in the summer of 1931. The text is a Cheyenne story of the fox and the coyote handwritten in English by Haag. The vocabulary notes are in Michelson's hand and appear to be unrelated to the text but associated with Manuscript 3215-b. The notes consist of Cheyenne words and phrases, some of which include English translations.

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Cleofe Calderon - Brazil, 1976, Vol. 3

While Argentina-born botanist Cloefe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, Brazil was at the heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon also named 18 new species of grasses, and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution. Help us continue to make her work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the same year she made her bamboo discovery!

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Deed of Sale between William Walker and John and Joan Gunston

This 1685 deed of sale concerns the land holdings of Captain Thomas Gunston in Saint George, Barbados. The land and all assets, including "Negro slaves," are being left to Captain Gunston's niece and nephew. The document describes the boundaries of the plantation and lays out a price of 700 British pounds. Help us transcribe this deed of sale to discover more about how wealth and power are transferred over generations.

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Deed of Sale Including 237 Enslaved Persons

This deed of sale is a land grant for property in Saint Catherine, Jamaica made August 28, 1798. It is carried out between three parties: Lord Carrington, Samuel Smith and Rene Payne of London, and George Smith and John Smith also of London. The deed mentions the presence of two hundred thirty seven enslaved people. They are listed by name and divided into categories including "Invalids," and "Children, too young to work."

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