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North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Newberne, Letters Received, A–W, 1867, Part 2

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.30: Subordinate Field Offices: Newberne (Superintendent of the Eastern District). **Please note that the city’s name was spelled a variety of ways until it officially changed to New Bern in 1897. The majority of these records will have the name styled as “Newberne.” Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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Tennessee Assistant Commissioner, Registered Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, E–L, 1865, Part 4

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee, Series 8: Registered Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era.

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302 Total Pages 133 Contributing Members

Tennessee Assistant Commissioner, Registered Letters Received, Entered in Register 1, E–L, 1865, Part 2

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee, Series 8: Registered Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era.

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Edward Alphonso Goldman - Mexico, September 19 - November 28, 1896

It's easy to map our own ideas onto the past. Reading the records of Smithsonian collecting scientists, you might imagine them traveling with the comforts modern campers and backpackers enjoy—technical clothing, power-inflated air mattresses, waterproofed tents and shoes—but this wasn't the case. Edward Goldman was truly roughing it alongside his mentor, Edward Nelson, and both men sacrificed personal comforts to expand the United States' knowledge of the flora and fauna of North America. Turn the pages of Goldman's journal with your fellow volunpeers, as he deals with torrential rain in Mexico!

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160 Total Pages 125 Contributing Members

North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Newberne, Orders and Circulars Sent and Received, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.30: Subordinate Field Offices: Newberne (Superintendent of the Eastern District). **Please note that the city’s name was spelled a variety of ways until it officially changed to New Bern in 1897. The majority of these records will have the name styled as “Newberne.” Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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230 Total Pages 30 Contributing Members

Project PHaEDRA - Williamina P. Fleming - Description of Spectra #30

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. You can sign up for our Project PHaEDRA newsletter here. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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261 Total Pages 145 Contributing Members

North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Newberne, Accounts Current, Abstracts, and Vouchers, Part 2

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.30: Subordinate Field Offices: Newberne (Superintendent of the Eastern District). **Please note that the city’s name was spelled a variety of ways until it officially changed to New Bern in 1897. The majority of these records will have the name styled as “Newberne.” Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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35 Total Pages 59 Contributing Members

Edward Alphonso Goldman - Mexico, mammal and bird notes, 1897-1898

So far, the journals of Edward Goldman that have been uploaded to the Transcription Center have been personal narrative journals of his travel with his mentor, Edward Nelson, in Mexico. This project, however, focuses on one of Goldman's scientific notebooks, where species are catalogued carefully with scientific names and physical descriptions. The earliest pages have lists of family and species names that also appear—maybe a memory aid, maybe a running list of what's been encountered? These lists appear in other journals, too. Dig in with your fellow volunpeers and see if you can determine what their function is!

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83 Total Pages 22 Contributing Members

Project PHaEDRA - Evelyn F. Leland - Scale measures #35

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. You can sign up for our Project PHaEDRA newsletter here. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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228 Total Pages 42 Contributing Members

Project PHaEDRA - Williamina P. Fleming - G Standard Stars on Spectrum Plates #28

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. You can sign up for our Project PHaEDRA newsletter here. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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