Martin Earl Smith
The Foundling: A Tragedy. Both a raw and a critical transcription (edited for performance) of a play, composed c 1803-1810 by a Scottish teenager, discussing the issues of bastard children, abortion, honor, and the Scottish nobility.
A transcription of the Buckley-Ferguson letters (1747-1819). Born in the Philadelphia suburbs to William (b. 1713) and Ruth Buckley (d. 1780), Rebecca lived for periods in Essequibo and Demerara in Guyana and resided in New York after her marriage to James Ferguson in 1792. She is the sister of William Buckley (b. 1745). This collection of correspondence to Rebecca Buckley Ferguson is arranged alphabetically and is from family members and close friends.
An annotated transcription of an anonymous seventeenth-century English manuscript play, The Royal Merchant. The play is set in Atlantis and addresses the role of the monarchy.
Ms. Codex 176: “Pastorcillos” or “Little Shepherds”: Exploring a Miscellany Manuscript from Spain’s Early Modern Period
An investigation and partial transcription of "Pastorcillos," a seventeenth century play written in old Castilian Spanish and in Catalan. This thesis explores the possible origins and genre of this play.
The transcription of an essay declaring the rights of Pennsylvanians, edited by Benjamin Franklin in 1776.
This section of the Penn Manuscript Collective is designed to make available full and extended manuscript transcriptions, primarily but not exclusively from Penn's collections. These transcriptions are too long to fit satisfactorily in the Collective's Journal, although what is here may complement articles published there. Included with the transcription metadata are links to catalog information and scanned facsimiles (when available).
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