Friday, 24 June 2016

LAC Transcription Project: The Coltman Report

On June 19, 1816 the Battle of Seven Oaks resulted in 22 deaths, and a 521 (534?) page handwritten report on the battle. LAC has produced page images and invites everyone to try transcribing at

As of 10 a.m. on the morning of Thursday 23 June 2016, 110 pages are complete, 164 need review, 6 are incomplete and the remainder not yet started.

I tried and completed a page which had 19 lines, well spaced, quite easy to read. It only took a few minutes.


Nancy Cutway said...

I just did a page - it's wonderfully clear writing, and you can enlarge the page quite a bit by pressing on the + symbol.

Leanne Cooper said...

I agree. I just did a few pages and the handwriting is very easy to read. Would that all report writers have such good penmanship.

K Gunn said...

I have a question: Does "reviewed" mean reviewed by LAC staff, or just reviewed by another volunteer who may feel that s/he can interpret an item more satisfactorily? Thank you.