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My office hours for Spring 2014 are Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.

 

Resources for transcription

Making sense of letters and diaries

OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary)  

Historical gazetteer of the United States. Paul T. Hellmann. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Trustee Reading Room Reference (DR): Firestone E154 .H45 2005
Note: to find gazetteers published in the 19th century, e.g. Fannings' Illustrated Gazetteer, do a search in the library catalog for "United States Gazetteers"

How to read the handwriting and records of early America. E. Kay Kirkham. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1964.
Firestone Library (F) Z105 .K575 1964

Reading early American handwriting. Kip Sperry. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1998.
Firestone Library (F)Z115.A5 S64 1998

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