29 June 2017

Lady Macdonald's Diary

This crowdsourcing transcription project from Library and Archives Canada is now live.

Lady Macdonald’s diary, primarily covering the years 1867 to 1869, is a unique first-hand account by the Prime Minister's wife of the earliest days of the new Dominion of Canada, beginning just a few days after Confederation in July 1867.

There are 91 pages in the diary. As of 10:30 am on 29 June 2017 there are 5 pages complete, 7 pages incomplete, 13 pages needing review, and 4 other pages updated in the past 24 hours.

Although not as easy as the previous LAC transcription project, the Colton Report, the cursive writing of Lady Macdonald is clear.

Find out more at http://transcribe.bac-lac.gc.ca/en

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