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For more than 40 years, the Folger's poetry reading series has brought hundreds of distinguished poets to read from their work on the Folger stage, including Octavio Paz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, W. S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Merrill, Frank Bidart, Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, Sterling Brown, Denise Levertov, June Jordan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sonia Sanchez, and James Dickey. Beginning with the 2010–11 season, it was renamed [[O.B. Hardison, Jr.]] Poetry reading series in honor of its founder, O. B. Hardison, Jr.
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Practical Paleography is an opportunity to learn how to read secretary hand in a completely informal setting. These sessions were originally sponsored by [[EMMO | Early Modern Manuscripts Online]] (EMMO) for staff and researchers at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Each session will focus on transcription and mark-up (i.e. XML encoding) of 16th or 17th century manuscript pages from the Folger collection in [[Dromio: Folger Transcription Platform|Dromio]], the Folger's transcription platform.  
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From traditional poetry readings to multimedia presentations to eclectic combinations of lecture, conversation, and performance, O.B. Hardison Poetry reading series is committed to expanding the contexts in which poetry is experienced. Each year, we present eight to ten poetry events— including a moderated conversation and Q & A—in the Folger’s [[Elizabethan Theatre]], followed by wine receptions and book signings in the Great Hall.
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No experience or registration is required, and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like. Handouts will be provided. Please bring a laptop if possible.  
  
==Current season==
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Here's a link to some introductory pages on the early modern alphabet and common abbreviations: [[Media:Alphabet_Abbreviations.pdf | Alphabet Book]].
  
To view the current season of the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series and purchase tickets to any of the events, please see the Folger's [http://www.folger.edu/whatsontype.cfm?wotypeid=4&cdid=44&season=c main website].
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Questions about Dromio? Check out [[Dromio Frequently Asked Questions]] to see if your question is covered there.  
  
==Upcoming season==
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Also see resources developed by EMMO partners for using Dromio during transcribathons:
  
==Previous seasons==
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[https://emroc.hypotheses.org/transcribathons/transcribathon-instructions-glossaries-and-more/dromio-a-primer EMROC's guide to using Dromio]
===Previous poetry readings at the Folger===
 
  
[[Previous poetry readings at the Folger]] offers a comprehensive list of poets who have read at the Folger, including additional biographies, audio recordings and further information when available.
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[https://empop.hypotheses.org/transcribathon EMPOP's guide to using Dromio]
  
===2020s===
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2021)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2021)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Tonight I Am In Love: Dorianne Laux (2020)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Tonight I Am In Love: Dorianne Laux'' (2020)]]
 
* [[To Enter the World: Stephanie Burt and Taylor Johnson (2020)|''To Enter the World: Stephanie Burt and Taylor Johnson'' (2020)]]
 
* [[There Is Too Much To Say: Toi Derricotte (2020)|''There Is Too Much To Say: Toi Derricotte'' (2020)]]
 
* [[Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes (2020)|''Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes'' (2020)]]
 
* [[Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly (2020)|''Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly'' (2020)]]
 
* [[Love and Happiness: George Bilgere, Tim Seibles, and Keith S. Wilson (2020)|''Love and Happiness: George Bilgere, Tim Seibles, and Keith S. Wilson'' (2020)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off: Injustice is Here (2020)|''Not Just Another Day Off: Injustice is Here'' (2020)]]
 
 
===2010s===
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Tom Sleigh and Lesley Dill (2019)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Tom Sleigh and Lesley Dill'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Charles Wright and Katherine Hollander (2019)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Charles Wright and Katherine Hollander'' (2019)]]
 
* [[I Put a Spell on You: Annie Finch and Kiki Petrosino (2019)|''I Put a Spell on You: Annie Finch and Kiki Petrosino'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Graywolf's 45th Anniversary: Ilya Kaminsky, Danez Smith, and Fanny Howe (2019)|''Graywolf's 45th Anniversary: Ilya Kaminsky, Danez Smith, and Fanny Howe'' (2019)]]
 
* [[A Bicentennial Celebration of Walt Whitman (2019)|''A Bicentennial Celebration of Walt Whitman'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Kay Ryan (2019)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Kay Ryan'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Vinegar and Char: Verse from Southern Foodways Alliance: Sandra Beasley, Sean Hill, and W. Ralph Eubanks (2019)|''Vinegar and Char: Verse from Southern Foodways Alliance: Sandra Beasley, Sean Hill, and W. Ralph Eubanks'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Tananarive Due, N.K. Jemisin, & Airea D. Matthews: What Was, What Is, and What Will Be: A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism (2019)|''Tananarive Due, N.K. Jemisin, & Airea D. Matthews: What Was, What Is, and What Will Be: A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2019)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2019)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Jen Bervin and Martha Nell Smith (2018)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Jen Bervin and Martha Nell Smith'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Sir Andrew Motion and Christopher Cessac (2018)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Sir Andrew Motion and Christopher Cessac'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Eudora Welty Lecture: Richard Ford (2018)|''Eudora Welty Lecture: Richard Ford'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry: Melissa Tuckey and Brenda Cárdenas (2018)| ''Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry: Melissa Tuckey and Brenda Cárdenas'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Won't You Celebrate with Me?: Linda Pastan, Marilyn Chin, and Ellen Bass (2018)|''Won't You Celebrate with Me?: Linda Pastan, Marilyn Chin, and Ellen Bass'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Silence and Breath: Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar (2018)|''Silence and Breath: Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Poetry of Witness: Carolyn Forché (2018)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Poetry of Witness: Carolyn Forché'' (2018)]]
 
* [[10 Artists After Paul Klee at the Phillips Collection: Sherwin Bitsui and Paisley Rekdal (2018)|''10 Artists After Paul Klee at the Phillips Collection: Sherwin Bitsui and Paisley Rekdal'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Natural Mystic: A Poetic Celebration of Reggae: Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair (2018)|''Natural Mystic: A Poetic Celebration of Reggae: Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off: On Civil Disobedience (2018)|''Not Just Another Day Off: On Civil Disobedience'' (2018)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Sandra Gilbert (2017)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Sandra Gilbert'' (2017)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Gjertrud Schnakenberg and Mike White (2017)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Gjertrud Schnakenberg and Mike White'' (2017)]]
 
* [[Words Wanting to be Said: John Burnside and Phillis Levin (2017)|''Words Wanting to be Said: John Burnside and Phillis Levin'' (2017)]]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Jane Hirshfield (2017)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Jane Hirshfield'' (2017)]]
 
* [[Manuel Gonzales, Yona Harvey, and Gary Jackson; We Wear the Masks: Poetry and Fiction inspired by Comic Books (2017)|''Manuel Gonzales, Yona Harvey, and Gary Jackson; We Wear the Masks: Poetry and Fiction inspired by Comic Books'' (2017)]]
 
* [[A Celebration of Pablo Neruda: Forrest Gander and Javier Zamora (2017)|''A Celebration of Pablo Neruda: Forrest Gander and Javier Zamora'' (2017)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off: Where Do We Go From Here? (2017)|''Not Just Another Day Off: Where Do We Go From Here?'' (2017)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Tracy K. Smith and Dr. David DeVorkin (2016)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Tracy K. Smith and Dr. David DeVorkin ''(2016)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Eavan Boland and Austin Allen (2016)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Eavan Boland and Austin Allen'' (2016)]]
 
* [[Begin Again: Sharon Olds (2016)|''Begin Again: Sharon Olds'' (2016)]]
 
* [[Lineage: From the Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem: Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, Toi Derricotte, Kyle Dargan, Gregory Pardlo, & Rachel Eliza Griffiths (2016)|''Lineage: From the Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem: Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, Toi Derricotte, Kyle Dargan, Gregory Pardlo, & Rachel Eliza Griffiths'' (2016)]]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Sir Andrew Motion (2016)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Sir Andrew Motion'' (2016)]]
 
* [[The New Sonneteers: Malachi Black, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and A. Van Jordan (2016)|''The New Sonneteers: Malachi Black, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and A. Van Jordan'' (2016)]]
 
* [[The Human Voice in Struggle: Reginald Dwyane Betts and William Archila (2016)|''The Human Voice in Struggle: Reginald Dwyane Betts and William Archila'' (2016)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off: A Dream Deferred (2016)|''Not Just Another Day Off: A Dream Deferred'' (2016)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Linda Gregerson (2015)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Linda Gregerson'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Chapter and Verse: Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke (2015)|''Chapter and Verse: Julianna Baggott and Laura Kasischke'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Anthony Thwaite and Jaimee Hills (2015)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Anthony Thwaite and Jaimee Hills'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Before and After: Poets Respond to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (2015)|''Before and After: Poets Respond to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Rita Dove (2015)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Rita Dove'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Mother Tongue: Poetry in Translation: Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh, Edward Hirsch (2015)|''Mother Tongue: Poetry in Translation: Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh, Edward Hirsch'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Human Equations at The Phillips Collection: Rae Armantrout (2015)|''Human Equations at The Phillips Collection: Rae Armantrout'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Drama & Verse: Simon Armitage and Peter Oswald (2015)|''Drama & Verse: Simon Armitage and Peter Oswald'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2015)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2015)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Rafael Campo (2014)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Rafael Campo'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Geoffrey Brock and Heather McHugh (2014)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Geoffrey Brock and Heather McHugh'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Writing From the Edge: 40th Anniversary of Graywolf: Matthea Harvey, Claudia Rankine, Vijay Seshadri, Stephanie Burt (2014)|''Writing From the Edge: 40th Anniversary of Graywolf: Matthea Harvey, Claudia Rankine, Vijay Seshadri, Stephanie Burt'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Here and Now: Stephen Dunn (2014)|''Here and Now: Stephen Dunn'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Poet Lore Celebrates 125 Years of Literary Discovery: Traci Brimhall, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, Linda Pastan (2014)|''Poet Lore Celebrates 125 Years of Literary Discovery: Traci Brimhall, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, Linda Pastan'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Before & After: Poets respond to Two Gentlemen of Verona (2014)|''Before & After: Poets respond to Two Gentlemen of Verona'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Carol Ann Duffy (2014)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Carol Ann Duffy'' (2014)]]
 
* [[The Literary Legacy of Seamus Heaney (2014)|''The Literary Legacy of Seamus Heaney'' (2014)]]
 
* [[The Voice of Women in American Poetry (2014)|''The Voice of Women in American Poetry'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Making Your Own Map: Joy Harjo and Evie Schockley (2014)|''Making Your Own Map: Joy Harjo and Evie Shockley'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Made in the USA: Tina Chang and Maurice Manning (2014)|''Made in the USA:  American Masters from The Phillips Collection: Tina Chang and Maurice Manning'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Before & After: Poets respond to Richard III (2014)|''Before & After: Poets respond to Richard III'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2014)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2014)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Peter Gizzi (2013)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Peter Gizzi'' (2013)]]
 
* [[Before & After: Poets respond to Romeo and Juliet (2013)|''Before & After: Poets respond to Romeo and Juliet'' (2013)]]
 
* [[Mortally Beautiful: C.K. Williams and Stanley Plumly (2013)|''Mortally Beautiful: C.K. Williams and Stanley Plumly'' (2013)]]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Shelley Puhak (2013)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Shelley Puhak'']]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Paul Muldoon (2013)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Paul Muldoon (2013)'']]
 
* [[Billy Collins (2013)|''All the Worlds That Are: Billy Collins (2013)'']]
 
* [[Forrest Gander on Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, and Dubuffet (2013)|''Forrest Gander on Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, and Dubuffet (2013)'']]
 
* [[B.H. Fairchild & Mary Jo Bang (2013)|''The Weaving of Words: B.H. Fairchild & Mary Jo Bang (2013)'']]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2013)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2013)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Kay Ryan (2012)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Kay Ryan (2012)'']]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Mark Strand & Chris Andrews (2012)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Mark Strand & Chris Andrews (2012)'']]
 
* [[Red White and Blue: Nikky Finney, Brian Turner & Kwame Dawes (2012)|''Red White and Blue: Poets on Politics: Nikky Finney & Brian Turner (2012)'']]
 
* [[Yale Younger Series: Carl Phillips and Eduardo C. Corral (2012)|''Yale Younger Series: Carl Phillips and Eduardo C. Corral (2012)'']]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Gary Snyder (2012)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Gary Snyder (2012)'']]
 
* [[Dark Room Collective: Bryant, Ellis, Jackson, Keene, Smith, Strange, Trethewey, and Young (2012)|''Dark Room Collective: Bryant, Ellis, Jackson, Keene, Smith, Strange, Trethewey, and Young (2012)'']]
 
* [[Becoming a Woman Poet: Eavan Boland (2012)|''Becoming a Woman Poet: Eavan Boland (2012)'']]
 
* [[Yusef Komunyakaa at The Phillips Collection (2012)|''Yusef Komunyakaa at The Phillips Collection (2012)'']]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2012)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2012)]]
 
* [[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Aracelis Girmay (2011)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Aracelis Girmay (2011)'']]
 
* [[Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: James Fenton and Mark Kraushaar (2011)|''Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: James Fenton and Mark Kraushaar (2011)'']]
 
* [[Robert Pinsky (2011)|''A Public Poet: Robert Pinsky (2011)'']]
 
* [[Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan (2011)|''Contemporary Poetry From Ireland: Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan (2011)'']]
 
* [[Folger Poetry Board Reading: Robert Hass (2011)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Robert Hass (2011)'']]
 
* [[Namoi Shihab Nye (2011)|''The Quiet Rise of Joy: Naomi Shihab Nye (2011)'']]
 
* [[Mary Karr & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (2011)|''Splintered Beauty: Mary Karr & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (2011)'']]
 
* [[Letras Latina: Naomi Ayala, Valerie Martinez, J. Michael Martinez (2011)|''Letras Latina: Naomi Ayala, Valerie Martinez, J. Michael Martinez (2011)'']]
 
* [[Kevin Young (2011)|''Truth Beauty at The Phillips Collection: Kevin Young (2011)'']]
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2011)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2011)]]
 
* [[Lucia Perillo (2010)|''Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Lucia Perillo (2010)'']]
 
* [[Vera Pavlova (2010)|''An Economy of Language: Vera Pavlova (2010)'']]
 
* [[Roseanna Warren and Matthew Ladd (2010)|''The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Roseanna Warren and Matthew Ladd (2010)'']]
 
* [[Edward Hirsch (2010)|''The Case for Poetry: Edward Hirsch (2010)'']]
 
* [[Richard Wilbur (2010)|''Folger Poetry Board Reading: Richard Wilbur (2010)'']]
 
* [[W.S. Merwin|''A View of the World: W.S. Merwin  (2010)'']]
 
* [[Natalie Merchant (2010)|''Natalie Merchant (2010)'']]
 
* [[Jane Hirshfield (2010)|''Abstraction: Folger Poetry at The Phillips Collection: Jane Hirshfield (2010)'']]
 
* [[Resonance: Patricia Smith and John Burnside (2010)|''Resonance: Patricia Smith and John Burnside'' (2010)]]
 
* Breath and Intuition: ''[[Charles Wright (2010)|Charles Wright (2010)]]''
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2010)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2010)]]
 
* [[Celebrating Poet Lore and Beltway Poetry Quarterly: Kim Addonizio and Kyle Dargan (2010)|''Celebrating ''Poet Lore ''and ''Beltway Poetry Quarterly'': Kim Addonizio and Kyle Dargan'' (2010)]]
 
  
===2000s===
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Some transcriptions from Practical Paleography will appear on  [http://emmo.folger.edu/ EMMO].
* Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Lucie Brock-Broido (2009)
 
* On The Creative Path: Arthur Sze and Afaa Michael Weaver (2009)
 
* O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize: Juliana Spahr (2009)
 
* Folger Poetry Board Meeting: Eamon Grennan (2009)
 
* Singing the Body: Rita Dove (2009)
 
* Meditations: Michael Harper and A.B. Spellman (2009)
 
* The Act of Memory: Claudia Emerson and Natasha Trethewey (2009)
 
* Beauty in Ordinary Life: Marie Howe and Bob Hicok (2009)
 
* Duende: Linda Pastan and Tracy K. Smith (2009)
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2009)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2009)]]
 
* Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Elizabeth Spires (2008)
 
* Dark Radiance: Frank Bidart and Rae Armantrout (2008)
 
* O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize: Mary Kinzie (2008)
 
* State of the Union: 50 Political Poems: Nick Flynn, Terrance Hayes, Eileen Myles and Edwin Torres (2008)
 
* Folger Poetry Board Reading: Lucille Clifton (2008)
 
* Under a Spell: Jazz and Blues in Poetry: Quincy Troupe and Tyehimba Jess (2008)
 
* The Natural World: Galway Kinnell and Mark Doty (2008)
 
* Of Light and Darkness: Gerald Stern and Ross Gay (2008)
 
* The Most Mysterious Clarity: Kay Ryan (2008)
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2008)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2008)]]
 
* Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Richard Howard (2007)
 
* Celebrating John Ashbery (2007)
 
* O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize: David Wojahn (2007)
 
* Folger Poetry Board Reading: Eavan Boland (2007)
 
* Celebrating the Sonnet: Phillis Levin, Henri Cole and Molly Peacock (2007)
 
* The Art of Poetry: Derek Walcott (2007)
 
* On Black Male Poetics: Terrance Hayes and Frank X Walker (2007)
 
* Emerging Asian American Poets: Tina Chang, Srikanth Reddy and Victoria Chang (2007)
 
* [[Not Just Another Day Off (2007)|''Not Just Another Day Off'' (2007)]]
 
* Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Carolyn Forché (2006)
 
* Poetry and Verse: Tess Gallagher (2006)
 
* O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize: David Rivard (2006)
 
  
==Special poetry events at the Folger==
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See below for manuscript details about individual sessions and transcriptions.  
O.B. Hardison Poetry Series partners with national and community organizations promoting poetry and language throughout the Washington region, and the country. Join us at the Haskell Center or other locations for special readings and celebrations.
 
===[[Not Just Another Day Off]]===
 
===[[District of Literature]]===
 
===[[Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute]]===
 
===[[Poetry-in-Schools]]===
 
===[[Shakespeare's Sisters: Five Centuries of Poetry by Women]]===
 
===[[Lannan Fellows Program]]===
 
===[[Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Contest]]===
 
===[[Before & After: Poets Responding to Shakespeare]]===
 
  
==Folger Poetry Board==
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The Folger Poetry Board is a committee of friends providing significant support to the Folger Shakespeare Library's poetry programs by organizing and sponsoring fundraising and other literary events and by hosting an annual reading by a distinguished author.
 
*Gigi Bradford, Chair
 
*Anne Harding Woodworth, Co-Chair
 
*Edwin P. Conquest, Jr.
 
*Christina Daub
 
*Harriet Patsy Davis
 
*Barbara Goldberg
 
*Patricia Gray
 
*Marifrancis Hardison
 
*Joseph Hassett
 
*Anita Herrick
 
*Sherman E. Katz
 
*Hiram Larew
 
*Robert C. Liotta
 
*Richard Lyon
 
*Mary P. McElveen
 
*Barbara Meade
 
*Mary Muromcew
 
*Jean Nordhaus
 
*Jacqueline Quillen
 
*Susan S. Rappaport
 
*Heddy Reid
 
*Edith Schafer
 
*Dr. Marianne Schuelein
 
*Amy Tercek
 
*David Weisman
 
*Mary-Sherman Willis
 
  
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===Practical Paleography COVID Series===
  
[[Category: Public programs ]]
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Updated May 11, 2021: Well, we are still going strong! We now meet on Thursdays at 1pm. Please contact Heather Wolfe for the Zoom invitation. We are currently divided into two breakout rooms: one group works on a mystery manuscript each week, and another group is working on John Ward's diary, V.a.294. A beginner Tuesday morning group may begin in June, but beginners are always welcome at Practical Paleography as well. Let Heather Wolfe know if you are interested in the Tuesday group.
[[Category: O.B. Hardison Poetry Series ]]
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[[Category: Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute ]]
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Updated June 2, 2020: Practical Paleography Series Seven has extended well beyond its typical six session format, and we have decided to continue meeting at the same time/same Zoom indefinitely. We meet every Tuesday at 2pm to review manuscript "homework" transcriptions and/or learn new concepts. Please contact Heather Wolfe for the Zoom invitation. The group is about 15 people right now and is at the intermediate level, and welcomes new participants. If there is interest in a beginner group, open to anyone, please reach out to Heather Wolfe.
[[Category: Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture ]]
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===Practical Paleography Series Seven===
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Update: After session 1 on March 10 we are going virtual! Next meeting will be March 24 via Zoom. We will meet <s>in the Foulke Room in 301</s> from 2 to 3pm, for six weekly sessions: March 10, <s>17</s>, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2020. These sessions are open to all! <s>Folger staff and Folger docents</s>. Please contact Heather Wolfe for the Zoom invitation.
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March 10: transcriptions of [https://emmo.folger.edu/view/Ld18/semidiplomatic L.d.18] and [https://emmo.folger.edu/view/La164/semidiplomatic L.a.164] from emmo.folger.edu.
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March 17: week off
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March 24: transcription of [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/dv5o79 V.a.140, fol. 28r]
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March 31: [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/917h79 X.c.62] and [[media: X.c.62 worksheet.pdf|worksheet]]; [[media: Z.e.40.123.pdf|Wills]] (transcriptions to be added after class)
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April 7: Dromio tutorial (transcribe.folger.edu); introduction to Joscelyn font developed by Prof. Peter Baker, University of Virginia
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===Practical Paleography Series Six===
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We will meet in the Board Room from 2:30 to 3:30 on October 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 2019. On November 5, we will be participating in an EMROC transcribathon of Folger MS V.b.400. The transcribathon starts at 10am, so feel free to spend the whole day with us!
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===Practical Paleography Series Five===
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We will meet in the Board Room from 3:30 to 4:30 on the following dates: Oct 2, 16, 30 2018; Nov 13, 27 2018; Jan 29 2019; Feb 12 2019; March 12, 26 2019, April 9, 23 2019.
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===Oct 2 2018===
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Series Five will include ten sessions led by Dr. Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts.  An introduction to minuscule and majuscule letters of the early modern alphabet will be followed by an opportunity to identify their usage in a manuscript.
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===Oct 16 2018===
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After a review of the early modern alphabet, Dr. Wolfe will lead the group in reading a letter by Sir Charles Cornwallis (1621) with attention on abbreviations and brevegraphs.
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:L.d.242 - [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/view/search;JSESSIONID=3b7fd0c4-fda2-4696-880d-266f42470e8d?search=SUBMIT&q=L.d.242&dateRangeStart=&dateRangeEnd=&QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA Letter from Sir Charles Cornwallis to Roger Townshend, 1st bart]
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===Oct 30 2018===
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During session three the group will set up their accounts on Dromio, the transcription program. Dr. Wolfe will cover review the meanings of the tags used in transcribing these manuscripts and the group will read the death certificate of Edwin Rich from 1648. Dr. Wolfe will use this certificate to discuss how early modern documents were addressed.
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:X.d.451 p. 6-7 - [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/view/search?showAll=where&q=X.d.451 <nowiki>Certifies Edwin Rich died 25 Feb 1639 [i.e. 1640]. Signed by the mayor of Hartlepool, Durham.</nowiki>]
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===Nov 13 2018===
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Dr. Jack Bouchard, Folger Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, will lead the group in a reading of an early modern recipe for gingerbread. This will provide an excellent opportunity for paleographers to become acquainted with the upcoming exhibit, First Chefs.
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===Nov 27 2018===
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===Jan 29 2019===
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Session postponed due to snow.
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===Feb 12 2019===
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Dr. [[Owen Williams]], Associate Director of Scholarly Programs will further celebration of the First Chefs exhibit by transcribing a recipe from a 1690 pharmaceutical and recipes for seasonal soups from a book divided into two parts with part II being inverted and reversed.
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:V.b.286 p. 56-57 - [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/detail/FOLGERCM1~6~6~1206265~201992:Pharmaceutical-recipes--manuscript-?qvq=q:V.b.286&mi=145&trs=194 <nowiki>Pharmaceutical recipes [manuscript].</nowiki>]
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:V.a.612 - [https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/view/search?search=SUBMIT&q=V.a.612&dateRangeStart=&dateRangeEnd=&QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA <nowiki>Manuscript cookery book containing more the four hundred and fifty recipes. [manuscript]</nowiki>]
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===Practical Paleography Series Four===
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===Oct 25 2016===
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The first of ten sessions in the fourth series of Practical Paleography. Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe & EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will be on hand to lead the group in transcribing a bargain and sale (L.b.356) from the Loseley Collection, specifically one involving the sale of seven upper rooms to James Burbage. These rooms would become the famous Blackfriars Theatre. The session will start with Dr Heather Wolfe introducing the early modern alphabet.
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:L.b.356 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244741 More, Sir William. Bargain and sale of seven upper rooms in the Blackfriars to James Burbage] &rArr;[[ Bargain and sale of seven upper rooms in the Blackfriars to James Burbage L.b.356 | Transcription]]
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===Nov 8 2016===
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Dr Heather Wolfe will give a brief review of the early modern alphabet and common abbreviations. In the first half of the session the group will transcribe more from L.b.356 (see October 25th session). In the second half of the hour Dr Hillary Nunn will give a short introduction to Lady Grace Castleton's booke of receipts from which the PracPaleo group will transcribe a seventeenth-century recipe for chocolate cream! EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will transcribe & tag this transcription on site using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.  This special session will serve as a preparation for the [http://emroc.hypotheses.org// Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC)] "transcribathon" at the Folger on Wednesday, November 9th.
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===Nov 22 2016===
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In the third session of Practical Paleography we will transcribe L.a.190, from the Papers of the Bagot Family collection.  The group will practice writing their own early modern alphabets by copying letters from the manuscript. Dr Heather Wolfe will also explain early modern letter folding. All are welcome.
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:L.a.190 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 To Richard Bagot, Langley]&rArr;[[ To Richard Bagot, Langley L.a.190| Transcription]]
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===Dec 6 2016===
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This special session of Practical Paleography will be a "Paleography Pub Night" from 5.00 - 7.00pm in the Foulke Conference Room, in tandem with the Folger Institute's  [http://www.folger.edu/2016-2017-institute-scholarly-programs#Introduction-to-English-Paleography Introduction to English Paleography] lead by Dr Heather Wolfe.  We will look at wine & ale recipes over pizza & beer! EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will be on hand to transcribe these transcriptions in Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.
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===Dec 20 2016===
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In the fifth session of Practical Paleography Dr Meaghan Brown, Dr Lizzie Williamson, Dr Owen Williams and Dr Heather Wolfe will lead the group in transcribing a page of J.b.3, the Women's Prize. We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.
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===Jan 17 2017===
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In the sixth session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe & EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will be on hand to lead the group in transcribing a letter from V.b.333, Papers of the Goodricke family of Ribston Hall, Nidderdale, Yorkshire.
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===Jan 31 2017===
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In the seventh session of Practical Paleography EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will lead the group in a transcription of a warrant from V.b.333, Papers of the Goodricke family of Ribston Hall, Nidderdale, Yorkshire. We will also further explore Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.
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:V.b.333 (20) - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=232776 Warrant from Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington, to Sir Henry Goodricke]&rArr;[[ Warrant from Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington, to Sir Henry Goodricke V.b.333 (20)| Transcription]]
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===Feb 14 2017===
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In the eighth session of Practical Paleography EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell and Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe will lead the group in a transcription of L.a.97, a letter from Walter Bagot to Richard Bagot describing a ' very strange wedding'. We will also go over the homework from last time; a letter from V.b.333 (34), the Papers of the Goodricke Family, Nidderdale Yorkshire. We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool, to collate these transcriptions.
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:L.a.97 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Letter from Walter Bagot, London, to Richard Bagot]&rArr;[[Letter from Walter Bagot, London, to Richard Bagot  L.a.97| Transcription]]
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===Feb 28 2017===
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In the ninth session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe will lead the group in a transcription of L.a.857, a letter from Sir Thomas Skrymsher to Walter Bagot. In it he protests a privy seal for 10 that was left for him at Aqualate, since he now lies at Shrewsbury and has a privy seal for Salop (Shropshire), which he will pay.  We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool, to collate these transcriptions.
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:L.a.857 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Letter from Sir Thomas Skrymsher, Aqualate to Walter Bagot, circa 1610 March 23]&rArr;[[Letter from Sir Thomas Skrymsher, Aqualate to Walter Bagot  L.a.857| Transcription]]
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===March 14 2017===
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Session postponed due to snow.
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===March 21 2017===
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In the tenth session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe will look at the use of numbers in early modern manuscripts. The session will also go over the homework from last time; L.a.990.
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:L.a.990 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Letter from Thomas Worswick, Stafford, to Walter Bagot?] &rArr;[[Letter from Thomas Worswick, Stafford to Walter Bagot  L.a.990| Transcription]]
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===April 4 2017===
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In this extra session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe & EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will help the group pick a manuscript to continue working on remotely. These transcriptions will be added to the EMMO corpus in due course (available on emmo.folger.edu).
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*Please note this will take place in Deck A meeting room.
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:L.a.894 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Letter from William Thomson to Thomas Beardmore] &rArr;[[Letter from William Thomson to Thomas Beardmore L.a.894| Transcription]]
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===Practical Paleography Series Three===
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===Oct 20 2015===
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The first of ten sessions in the third series of Practical Paleography. A brief explanation of secretary hand and Dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool. Then a look at V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. People will be encouraged to participate remotely and the manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.
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:V.a.307 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229441 Poetical and Prose Miscellany]&rArr;[[Poetical and Prose Miscellany ca.1580-1800 V.a.307 | Transcription]]
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===Nov 3 2015===
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A further look at V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. We will transcribe 29v and 31 in the session. People will be encouraged to participate remotely to transcribe the subsequent pages. The manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.
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:V.a.307 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229441 Poetical and Prose Miscellany]&rArr;[[Poetical and Prose Miscellany ca.1580-1800 V.a.307 | Transcription]]
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===Nov 17 2015===
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Continuing with our target to transcribe V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. We will transcribe 30 and 29 in the session.  People will be encouraged to participate remotely to transcribe the subsequent pages. The manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.
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:V.a.307 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229441 Poetical and Prose Miscellany]&rArr;[[Poetical and Prose Miscellany ca.1580-1800 V.a.307 | Transcription]]
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===Dec 1 2015===
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A further look at V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. We will transcribe 86 in the session. People will be encouraged to participate remotely to transcribe the subsequent pages. The manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.
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:V.a.307 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229441 Poetical and Prose Miscellany]&rArr;[[Poetical and Prose Miscellany ca.1580-1800 V.a.307 | Transcription]]
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===Dec 15 2015===
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A special Practical Paleography evening session today: 'Transcription Night 2' will take place at the Big Board, H street, DC. From 5.30pm - 7.30pm we will be transcribing selections from different manuscripts with pitchers of beer as prizes! Come join us!
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===Jan 12 2016===
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We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation too to transcribe part of X.d.428 in the session. People are encouraged to participate remotely, if they wish.
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:X.d.428 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244373 To Lady Elizabeth, later Countess of Shrewsbury]
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===Jan 26 2016===
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Session did not take place. The Folger was closed due to a winter storm.
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===Feb 9 2016===
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We will transcribe one page  in V.a.307,  a poetical and prose miscellany, and a section of an early modern newsletter. Newcomers are welcome and no registration is required.
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:V.a.307 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229441 Poetical and Prose Miscellany]&rArr;[[Poetical and Prose Miscellany ca.1580-1800 V.a.307 | Transcription]]
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===Feb 23 2016===
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We will transcribe and tag some mid-seventeenth-century letters in this session as part of a special request by Dr. Patrick Tuite of the Department of Drama at Catholic University of America. Dr. Tuite supplied the images and will be joining us for the session. He is working on letters by Arthur Bennet (Earl of Arlington) and Captain Bartlett (who ran the packets sent between Dublin and Holyhead) for an upcoming paper.
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===Mar 8 2016===
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We will transcribe and tag a mid-seventeenth-century letter in this session as part of a special request by Dr. Patrick Tuite of the Department of Drama at Catholic University of America. Dr. Tuite supplied the image and will be joining us for the session. He is working on letters by Arthur Bennet (Earl of Arlington) and Captain Bartlett (who ran the packets sent between Dublin and Holyhead) for an upcoming paper.
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In addition we will transcribe one page  in V.a.307,  a poetical and prose miscellany,  and a section of an early modern newsletter. Newcomers are welcome and no registration is required.
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:V.a.307 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229441 Poetical and Prose Miscellany]&rArr;[[Poetical and Prose Miscellany ca.1580-1800 V.a.307 | Transcription]]
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===Practical Paleography Series Two===
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===May 5 2015===
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The first of ten sessions in the second series of Practical Paleography running through summer 2015. A brief explanation of secretary hand, minuscule and majuscule letter forms and some common abbreviations (eg. ''which, with, you, your, the, that''). Then a look at two interesting family letters, one from the Papers of the Bagot family and the other from the Bacon-Townshend collection.
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:L.a.161 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Bagot Family Papers] &rArr; [[Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed worthy knight ca.1620 L.a.161 | Transcription]]
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:L.d.18 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=110545 Bacon-Townshend Collection] &rArr; [[Letter from Anne (Gresham) Bacon to Lady Anne Gresham, in Nathaniel Bacon's hand, 1572/3  L.d.18 | Transcription]]
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===May 19 2015===
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A recap of how to use dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool, including a brief overview of its tag set. Then an opportunity to transcribe L.a.63, a letter from Walter Bagot's eldest son Lewis to his father. Lewis is writing from commons [at one of the Inns of Court]. He mentions ''The Kynnersley-Trew case'', being followed hard by Sir Walter Chetwynd and Mr. Wolseley (Wouslye). <br>
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:L.a.63 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Bagot Family Papers] &rArr; [[Letter from Lewis Bagot to Walter Bagot, November 10, 1604 L.a.63 | Transcription]]<br>
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===June 2 2015===
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An examination of numbers, both Arabic and Roman. Also covered will be days, dates and Regnal years (including how to modernize dates), with worksheets providing examples.
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===June 16 2015===
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A look at a probate copy of the will of Edward Grant dated April 25th, St Mark's day, 1601. After declaring himself sound in mind and perfect in memory Grant goes on to bequeath a house lease, goods and money to his wife and children. He leaves money to the poor of Toppsfield and Barnet and a copy of Ortelius' book of maps to Westminster's College Library. Not forgetting his friends, he leaves a little silver cup to his affectionate friend Mr Samuel Haslewood.
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:Z.e.40 (4) – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgiv1=1&hd=1,1&CallBrowse=17&SEQ=20150618132141&PID=TV3RgPdGZjvkbRzfdmPpziGzn7XmY&SID=1 Probate copy of Edward Grant's will] &rArr; [[The will of Edward Grant, 1601 Z.e.40 (4) | Transcription]]<br>
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===June 30 2015===
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Latin Part I: A look at some Latin snippets found in the Folger's manuscript collection. EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will lead the group in transcribing and translating Latin found in early modern manuscripts, copied from Virgil's Aeneid & Eclogues and Ovid's Metamorphoses, Tristia & Heroides.
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===July 14 2015===
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Latin Part II: A further look at Latin taken from the Folger's manuscript collection. EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will lead the group in transcribing and translating Latin, including Latin snippets from the Macro Plays: Castle of Perseverance [ca.1440], Henry Oxinden's miscellany [ca.1642-1670], Letter from John Parker at Dublin Castle to Thadeus O'Carroll [1548], Letter from Harvey Bagot at Oxford to his father Walter Bagot [1609], The Smith family miscellany [ca.1620-1655] and annotations by Gabriel Harvey in Facetie, motti, et burle di diversi signori et persone privat [1580-1608]. There will also be an opportunity to use dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool, to transcribe and tag a Latin excerpt from V.b.26, Book of magic, [ca.1577-1583].
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:V.b.26 -[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=228887 The Book of magic V.b.26] &rArr; [[The Book of magic, ca.1577-1583 V.b.26, page 51  | Transcription]]<br>
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===July 28 2015===
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An opportunity to transcribe an interesting page written in English secretary hand from the Diaries of Richard Stonley, 1581-1598, including Latin citations from Book 3 of Cato's distichs on the need to balance work with pleasure. There will be a further opportunity to compare these transcriptions at the end of the session, using dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool.
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:V.b.460 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=231286 Diaries of Richard Stonley V.a.460] &rArr; [[Diaries of Richard Stonley, ca.1581-1598 V.a.460, 4v-5r | Transcription]]<br>
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===August 11 2015===
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A look at drama in manuscript form, using the seventeenth-century play The Inconstant Lady. Transcriptions will be collated and compared at the end of the session.   
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:J.b.1- [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=231451 The Inconstant Lady J.b.1] &rArr;[[The Inconstant Lady ca.1630 J.b.1 2v-3r | Transcription]]<br>
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===August 26 2015===
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An opportunity to transcribe two pages from the Commonplace book of Matthew Day ca.1650 using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool. Transcriptions will also vetted in the latter part of the session.
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:V.a.160-[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229438 The Commonplace book of Matthew Day V.a.160]&rArr;[[The Commonplace book of Matthew Day ca.1650 V.a.160 pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 | Transcription]]<br>
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===September 8 2015===
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A look at a page on Italy and the Medicis of Florence, taken from Edmund Tilney's Topographical Descriptions, Regiments and Policies.  Transcriptions will be collated at the end of the session to produce a final version, using dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool.
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:V.b.182 -[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=234864 Topographical Descriptions, Regiments and Policies by Edmund Tilney V.b.182]&rArr; [[Topographical Descriptions, Regiments and Policies by Edmund Tilney 25r  | Transcription]]<br>
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===Practical Paleography Series One===
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===Nov. 18 2014===
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Brief introduction to secretary hand and common abbreviations.  Intriguing recipes from the following manuscript collections:
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:V.a.430 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=231288/ Cookery and medicinal recipes of the Granville family] &rArr; [[Cookery and medicinal recipes of the Granville family, ca. 1640 – ca. 1750 V.a.430 | Transcriptions]]
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:V.b.301 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=226676/ Cookbook of Grace Blome] &rArr; [[Cookbook of Grace Blome, 1697 V.b.301 | Transcriptions]]
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===Dec. 2 2014===
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Quick review of alphabet then a look at some interesting letters from the following manuscript:<br />
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:X.c.61 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=128832 Papers of the Rattray family of Craighall] &rArr; [[Papers of the Rattray family of Craighall, 1593–1699 X.c.61 | Transcriptions]]<br />
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:X.c.61 (119) –  Letter from John Ogilvy of Balfour to James Rattray of Craighall, 1674 September 9 &rArr; [http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Papers_of_the_Rattray_family_of_Craighall,_1593-1699_X.c.61#119:_Letter_from_John_Ogilvy_of_Balfour_to_James_Rattray_of_Craighall.2C_.E2.80.A6_1674_September_9 Transcription]
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:X.c.61 (137) – Letter from John Ogilvy of Balfour to James Rattray of Craighall 1677 April &rArr;[http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Papers_of_the_Rattray_family_of_Craighall,_1593-1699_X.c.61#137:_Letter_from_John_Ogilvy_of_Balfour_to_James_Rattray_of_Craighall_1677_April Transcription]
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===Dec. 16 2015===
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Further examination of secretary hand and review of alphabet before working with a volume of a poetical miscellany:
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:V.a.245 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=220253 Poetical miscellany (manuscript)]&rArr; [[Poetical miscellany circa 1640 V.a.245 | Transcriptions]]
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===Dec. 30 2015===
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A very brief review of the alphabet and some of the common abbreviations used in secretary hand and then a look at two letters with seasonal references from the [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230544 Papers of the Bagot Family]&rArr; [[Papers of the Bagot family of Blithfield, Staffordshire, 1428-1671 (bulk 1557-1671) L.a.1-1076 | Transcriptions]]
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:L.a.156 – Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed knight &rArr; [http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Papers_of_the_Bagot_family_of_Blithfield,_Staffordshire,_1428-1671_(bulk_1557-1671)_L.a.1-1076#156:_Letter_from_Walter_Bagot_to_an_unnamed_knight Transcription]
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:L.a.176 –  Letter from William Bagot (Walter's son), Oxford, to Walter Bagot, 1619 November 7 &rArr; [http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Papers_of_the_Bagot_family_of_Blithfield,_Staffordshire,_1428-1671_(bulk_1557-1671)_L.a.1-1076#176:_Letter_from_William_Bagot_.28Walter.27s_son.29.2C_Oxford.2C_to_Walter_Bagot.2C_1619_November_7 Transcription]
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===Jan. 13 2015===
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Introduction to Dromio, the Folger's online transcription/collation tool, and semi-diplomatic conventions and then a chance to practice both transcribing and encoding secretary hand with some poetry from a volume of poetical miscellany : <br>
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:V.a.245 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=220253 Poetical miscellany (manuscript)]&rArr; [[Poetical miscellany circa 1640 V.a.245 | Transcriptions]]
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===Jan. 27 2015===
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A quick refresher on the use of Dromio and conventions of semi-diplomatic transcription, and then practice transcribing a mixed secretary/italic hand with a newsletter about some maritime matters:
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:L.c.2102 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=245155 Newdigate family collection of newsletters] &rArr; [[Newdigate family collection of newsletters | Transcriptions]]
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===Feb. 10 2015===
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An introduction into the way numbers were written in manuscripts of the time, and then an opportunity to transcribe some interesting lists of items (with numbers) in :
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:V.b.147 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230576 Inventories of the Townshend family] &rArr; [[Inventories of the Townshend family | Transcriptions]]
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===Feb. 24 2015===
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An educational experience with quill pens, iron gall ink, and rag paper followed by a turn at transcribing an early modern recipe for black ink.<br>
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:V.a.159 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=228015 A Miscellany] (sometimes known as Giles Lodge's Lute-Book)&rArr; [[Giles Lodges Lute Book | Transcriptions]]
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===Mar. 10===
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A quick review of numbers and then a more specific look at how numbers are used in references to money in early modern manuscripts. Several examples of amounts will be shown in snippets from the Bacon-Townshend collection, then a transcription of a bill/receipt to Lady Stanhope. <br>
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:L.d.101–775 – [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=110545 Bacon-Townshend collection] &rArr; [[Bacon Townshend collection 'To Lady Jane Stanhope (Townshend) | Transcription]]
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===Mar. 24 2015===
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A brief review of features in Dromio and then a chance to transcribe some chivalric romance, specifically a few pages about the adventures of St. Denis and his horse from V.a.139 – Gawdy Brampton's rhyming version of Richard Johnson's very popular literary work. <br>
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:V.a.139 - [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=228003 The Famous Histories of the Seven Champions of Christendom] &rArr; [[The Famous histories of the Seven Champions of Christendom V.a.139 | Transcription]]        [[Category: Paleography]]      [[Category:Transcriptions]]      [[Category:Skills course]]

Latest revision as of 12:33, 11 May 2021

Practical Paleography is an opportunity to learn how to read secretary hand in a completely informal setting. These sessions were originally sponsored by Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) for staff and researchers at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Each session will focus on transcription and mark-up (i.e. XML encoding) of 16th or 17th century manuscript pages from the Folger collection in Dromio, the Folger's transcription platform.

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No experience or registration is required, and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like. Handouts will be provided. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Here's a link to some introductory pages on the early modern alphabet and common abbreviations: Alphabet Book.

Questions about Dromio? Check out Dromio Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question is covered there.

Also see resources developed by EMMO partners for using Dromio during transcribathons:

EMROC's guide to using Dromio

EMPOP's guide to using Dromio


Some transcriptions from Practical Paleography will appear on EMMO.

See below for manuscript details about individual sessions and transcriptions.


Practical Paleography COVID Series

Updated May 11, 2021: Well, we are still going strong! We now meet on Thursdays at 1pm. Please contact Heather Wolfe for the Zoom invitation. We are currently divided into two breakout rooms: one group works on a mystery manuscript each week, and another group is working on John Ward's diary, V.a.294. A beginner Tuesday morning group may begin in June, but beginners are always welcome at Practical Paleography as well. Let Heather Wolfe know if you are interested in the Tuesday group.

Updated June 2, 2020: Practical Paleography Series Seven has extended well beyond its typical six session format, and we have decided to continue meeting at the same time/same Zoom indefinitely. We meet every Tuesday at 2pm to review manuscript "homework" transcriptions and/or learn new concepts. Please contact Heather Wolfe for the Zoom invitation. The group is about 15 people right now and is at the intermediate level, and welcomes new participants. If there is interest in a beginner group, open to anyone, please reach out to Heather Wolfe.

Practical Paleography Series Seven

Update: After session 1 on March 10 we are going virtual! Next meeting will be March 24 via Zoom. We will meet in the Foulke Room in 301 from 2 to 3pm, for six weekly sessions: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 2020. These sessions are open to all! Folger staff and Folger docents. Please contact Heather Wolfe for the Zoom invitation.

March 10: transcriptions of L.d.18 and L.a.164 from emmo.folger.edu.

March 17: week off

March 24: transcription of V.a.140, fol. 28r

March 31: X.c.62 and worksheet; Wills (transcriptions to be added after class)

April 7: Dromio tutorial (transcribe.folger.edu); introduction to Joscelyn font developed by Prof. Peter Baker, University of Virginia

Practical Paleography Series Six

We will meet in the Board Room from 2:30 to 3:30 on October 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5, 2019. On November 5, we will be participating in an EMROC transcribathon of Folger MS V.b.400. The transcribathon starts at 10am, so feel free to spend the whole day with us!


Practical Paleography Series Five

We will meet in the Board Room from 3:30 to 4:30 on the following dates: Oct 2, 16, 30 2018; Nov 13, 27 2018; Jan 29 2019; Feb 12 2019; March 12, 26 2019, April 9, 23 2019.

Oct 2 2018

Series Five will include ten sessions led by Dr. Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts. An introduction to minuscule and majuscule letters of the early modern alphabet will be followed by an opportunity to identify their usage in a manuscript.

Oct 16 2018

After a review of the early modern alphabet, Dr. Wolfe will lead the group in reading a letter by Sir Charles Cornwallis (1621) with attention on abbreviations and brevegraphs.

L.d.242 - Letter from Sir Charles Cornwallis to Roger Townshend, 1st bart

Oct 30 2018

During session three the group will set up their accounts on Dromio, the transcription program. Dr. Wolfe will cover review the meanings of the tags used in transcribing these manuscripts and the group will read the death certificate of Edwin Rich from 1648. Dr. Wolfe will use this certificate to discuss how early modern documents were addressed.

X.d.451 p. 6-7 - Certifies Edwin Rich died 25 Feb 1639 [i.e. 1640]. Signed by the mayor of Hartlepool, Durham.

Nov 13 2018

Dr. Jack Bouchard, Folger Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, will lead the group in a reading of an early modern recipe for gingerbread. This will provide an excellent opportunity for paleographers to become acquainted with the upcoming exhibit, First Chefs.

Nov 27 2018

Jan 29 2019

Session postponed due to snow.

Feb 12 2019

Dr. Owen Williams, Associate Director of Scholarly Programs will further celebration of the First Chefs exhibit by transcribing a recipe from a 1690 pharmaceutical and recipes for seasonal soups from a book divided into two parts with part II being inverted and reversed.

V.b.286 p. 56-57 - Pharmaceutical recipes [manuscript].
V.a.612 - Manuscript cookery book containing more the four hundred and fifty recipes. [manuscript]

Practical Paleography Series Four

Oct 25 2016

The first of ten sessions in the fourth series of Practical Paleography. Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe & EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will be on hand to lead the group in transcribing a bargain and sale (L.b.356) from the Loseley Collection, specifically one involving the sale of seven upper rooms to James Burbage. These rooms would become the famous Blackfriars Theatre. The session will start with Dr Heather Wolfe introducing the early modern alphabet.

L.b.356 - More, Sir William. Bargain and sale of seven upper rooms in the Blackfriars to James Burbage Transcription

Nov 8 2016

Dr Heather Wolfe will give a brief review of the early modern alphabet and common abbreviations. In the first half of the session the group will transcribe more from L.b.356 (see October 25th session). In the second half of the hour Dr Hillary Nunn will give a short introduction to Lady Grace Castleton's booke of receipts from which the PracPaleo group will transcribe a seventeenth-century recipe for chocolate cream! EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will transcribe & tag this transcription on site using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool. This special session will serve as a preparation for the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC) "transcribathon" at the Folger on Wednesday, November 9th.

Nov 22 2016

In the third session of Practical Paleography we will transcribe L.a.190, from the Papers of the Bagot Family collection. The group will practice writing their own early modern alphabets by copying letters from the manuscript. Dr Heather Wolfe will also explain early modern letter folding. All are welcome.

L.a.190 - To Richard Bagot, Langley Transcription

Dec 6 2016

This special session of Practical Paleography will be a "Paleography Pub Night" from 5.00 - 7.00pm in the Foulke Conference Room, in tandem with the Folger Institute's Introduction to English Paleography lead by Dr Heather Wolfe. We will look at wine & ale recipes over pizza & beer! EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will be on hand to transcribe these transcriptions in Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.

Dec 20 2016

In the fifth session of Practical Paleography Dr Meaghan Brown, Dr Lizzie Williamson, Dr Owen Williams and Dr Heather Wolfe will lead the group in transcribing a page of J.b.3, the Women's Prize. We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.

Jan 17 2017

In the sixth session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe & EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will be on hand to lead the group in transcribing a letter from V.b.333, Papers of the Goodricke family of Ribston Hall, Nidderdale, Yorkshire.

Jan 31 2017

In the seventh session of Practical Paleography EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will lead the group in a transcription of a warrant from V.b.333, Papers of the Goodricke family of Ribston Hall, Nidderdale, Yorkshire. We will also further explore Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool.

V.b.333 (20) - Warrant from Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington, to Sir Henry Goodricke Transcription

Feb 14 2017

In the eighth session of Practical Paleography EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell and Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe will lead the group in a transcription of L.a.97, a letter from Walter Bagot to Richard Bagot describing a ' very strange wedding'. We will also go over the homework from last time; a letter from V.b.333 (34), the Papers of the Goodricke Family, Nidderdale Yorkshire. We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool, to collate these transcriptions.

L.a.97 - Letter from Walter Bagot, London, to Richard Bagot Transcription

Feb 28 2017

In the ninth session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe will lead the group in a transcription of L.a.857, a letter from Sir Thomas Skrymsher to Walter Bagot. In it he protests a privy seal for 10 that was left for him at Aqualate, since he now lies at Shrewsbury and has a privy seal for Salop (Shropshire), which he will pay. We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool, to collate these transcriptions.

L.a.857 - Letter from Sir Thomas Skrymsher, Aqualate to Walter Bagot, circa 1610 March 23 Transcription

March 14 2017

Session postponed due to snow.

March 21 2017

In the tenth session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe will look at the use of numbers in early modern manuscripts. The session will also go over the homework from last time; L.a.990.

L.a.990 - Letter from Thomas Worswick, Stafford, to Walter Bagot? Transcription

April 4 2017

In this extra session of Practical Paleography Curator of Manuscripts Dr Heather Wolfe & EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will help the group pick a manuscript to continue working on remotely. These transcriptions will be added to the EMMO corpus in due course (available on emmo.folger.edu).

  • Please note this will take place in Deck A meeting room.
L.a.894 - Letter from William Thomson to Thomas Beardmore Transcription

Practical Paleography Series Three

Oct 20 2015

The first of ten sessions in the third series of Practical Paleography. A brief explanation of secretary hand and Dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool. Then a look at V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. People will be encouraged to participate remotely and the manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.

V.a.307 - Poetical and Prose Miscellany Transcription

Nov 3 2015

A further look at V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. We will transcribe 29v and 31 in the session. People will be encouraged to participate remotely to transcribe the subsequent pages. The manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.

V.a.307 - Poetical and Prose Miscellany Transcription

Nov 17 2015

Continuing with our target to transcribe V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. We will transcribe 30 and 29 in the session. People will be encouraged to participate remotely to transcribe the subsequent pages. The manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.

V.a.307 - Poetical and Prose Miscellany Transcription

Dec 1 2015

A further look at V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany. We will transcribe 86 in the session. People will be encouraged to participate remotely to transcribe the subsequent pages. The manuscript will stay open and accessible to the Folger's paleography community for remote transcription after the end of Tuesday's session.

V.a.307 - Poetical and Prose Miscellany Transcription

Dec 15 2015

A special Practical Paleography evening session today: 'Transcription Night 2' will take place at the Big Board, H street, DC. From 5.30pm - 7.30pm we will be transcribing selections from different manuscripts with pitchers of beer as prizes! Come join us!

Jan 12 2016

We will use Dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation too to transcribe part of X.d.428 in the session. People are encouraged to participate remotely, if they wish.

X.d.428 - To Lady Elizabeth, later Countess of Shrewsbury

Jan 26 2016

Session did not take place. The Folger was closed due to a winter storm.

Feb 9 2016

We will transcribe one page in V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany, and a section of an early modern newsletter. Newcomers are welcome and no registration is required.

V.a.307 - Poetical and Prose Miscellany Transcription

Feb 23 2016

We will transcribe and tag some mid-seventeenth-century letters in this session as part of a special request by Dr. Patrick Tuite of the Department of Drama at Catholic University of America. Dr. Tuite supplied the images and will be joining us for the session. He is working on letters by Arthur Bennet (Earl of Arlington) and Captain Bartlett (who ran the packets sent between Dublin and Holyhead) for an upcoming paper.

Mar 8 2016

We will transcribe and tag a mid-seventeenth-century letter in this session as part of a special request by Dr. Patrick Tuite of the Department of Drama at Catholic University of America. Dr. Tuite supplied the image and will be joining us for the session. He is working on letters by Arthur Bennet (Earl of Arlington) and Captain Bartlett (who ran the packets sent between Dublin and Holyhead) for an upcoming paper. In addition we will transcribe one page in V.a.307, a poetical and prose miscellany, and a section of an early modern newsletter. Newcomers are welcome and no registration is required.

V.a.307 - Poetical and Prose Miscellany Transcription

Practical Paleography Series Two

May 5 2015

The first of ten sessions in the second series of Practical Paleography running through summer 2015. A brief explanation of secretary hand, minuscule and majuscule letter forms and some common abbreviations (eg. which, with, you, your, the, that). Then a look at two interesting family letters, one from the Papers of the Bagot family and the other from the Bacon-Townshend collection.

L.a.161 – Bagot Family Papers Transcription
L.d.18 – Bacon-Townshend Collection Transcription

May 19 2015

A recap of how to use dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool, including a brief overview of its tag set. Then an opportunity to transcribe L.a.63, a letter from Walter Bagot's eldest son Lewis to his father. Lewis is writing from commons [at one of the Inns of Court]. He mentions The Kynnersley-Trew case, being followed hard by Sir Walter Chetwynd and Mr. Wolseley (Wouslye).

L.a.63 – Bagot Family Papers Transcription

June 2 2015

An examination of numbers, both Arabic and Roman. Also covered will be days, dates and Regnal years (including how to modernize dates), with worksheets providing examples.

June 16 2015

A look at a probate copy of the will of Edward Grant dated April 25th, St Mark's day, 1601. After declaring himself sound in mind and perfect in memory Grant goes on to bequeath a house lease, goods and money to his wife and children. He leaves money to the poor of Toppsfield and Barnet and a copy of Ortelius' book of maps to Westminster's College Library. Not forgetting his friends, he leaves a little silver cup to his affectionate friend Mr Samuel Haslewood.

Z.e.40 (4) – Probate copy of Edward Grant's will Transcription

June 30 2015

Latin Part I: A look at some Latin snippets found in the Folger's manuscript collection. EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will lead the group in transcribing and translating Latin found in early modern manuscripts, copied from Virgil's Aeneid & Eclogues and Ovid's Metamorphoses, Tristia & Heroides.

July 14 2015

Latin Part II: A further look at Latin taken from the Folger's manuscript collection. EMMO Paleographer Sarah Powell will lead the group in transcribing and translating Latin, including Latin snippets from the Macro Plays: Castle of Perseverance [ca.1440], Henry Oxinden's miscellany [ca.1642-1670], Letter from John Parker at Dublin Castle to Thadeus O'Carroll [1548], Letter from Harvey Bagot at Oxford to his father Walter Bagot [1609], The Smith family miscellany [ca.1620-1655] and annotations by Gabriel Harvey in Facetie, motti, et burle di diversi signori et persone privat [1580-1608]. There will also be an opportunity to use dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool, to transcribe and tag a Latin excerpt from V.b.26, Book of magic, [ca.1577-1583].

V.b.26 -The Book of magic V.b.26 Transcription

July 28 2015

An opportunity to transcribe an interesting page written in English secretary hand from the Diaries of Richard Stonley, 1581-1598, including Latin citations from Book 3 of Cato's distichs on the need to balance work with pleasure. There will be a further opportunity to compare these transcriptions at the end of the session, using dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool.

V.b.460 - Diaries of Richard Stonley V.a.460 Transcription

August 11 2015

A look at drama in manuscript form, using the seventeenth-century play The Inconstant Lady. Transcriptions will be collated and compared at the end of the session.

J.b.1- The Inconstant Lady J.b.1 Transcription

August 26 2015

An opportunity to transcribe two pages from the Commonplace book of Matthew Day ca.1650 using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool. Transcriptions will also vetted in the latter part of the session.

V.a.160-The Commonplace book of Matthew Day V.a.160 Transcription

September 8 2015

A look at a page on Italy and the Medicis of Florence, taken from Edmund Tilney's Topographical Descriptions, Regiments and Policies. Transcriptions will be collated at the end of the session to produce a final version, using dromio, the Folger's online transcription-collation tool.

V.b.182 -Topographical Descriptions, Regiments and Policies by Edmund Tilney V.b.182 Transcription

Practical Paleography Series One

Nov. 18 2014

Brief introduction to secretary hand and common abbreviations. Intriguing recipes from the following manuscript collections:

V.a.430 – Cookery and medicinal recipes of the Granville family Transcriptions
V.b.301 – Cookbook of Grace Blome Transcriptions

Dec. 2 2014

Quick review of alphabet then a look at some interesting letters from the following manuscript:

X.c.61 – Papers of the Rattray family of Craighall Transcriptions
X.c.61 (119) – Letter from John Ogilvy of Balfour to James Rattray of Craighall, 1674 September 9 ⇒ Transcription
X.c.61 (137) – Letter from John Ogilvy of Balfour to James Rattray of Craighall 1677 April ⇒Transcription

Dec. 16 2015

Further examination of secretary hand and review of alphabet before working with a volume of a poetical miscellany:

V.a.245 – Poetical miscellany (manuscript) Transcriptions

Dec. 30 2015

A very brief review of the alphabet and some of the common abbreviations used in secretary hand and then a look at two letters with seasonal references from the Papers of the Bagot Family Transcriptions

L.a.156 – Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed knight ⇒ Transcription
L.a.176 – Letter from William Bagot (Walter's son), Oxford, to Walter Bagot, 1619 November 7 ⇒ Transcription

Jan. 13 2015

Introduction to Dromio, the Folger's online transcription/collation tool, and semi-diplomatic conventions and then a chance to practice both transcribing and encoding secretary hand with some poetry from a volume of poetical miscellany :

V.a.245 – Poetical miscellany (manuscript) Transcriptions

Jan. 27 2015

A quick refresher on the use of Dromio and conventions of semi-diplomatic transcription, and then practice transcribing a mixed secretary/italic hand with a newsletter about some maritime matters:

L.c.2102 – Newdigate family collection of newsletters Transcriptions

Feb. 10 2015

An introduction into the way numbers were written in manuscripts of the time, and then an opportunity to transcribe some interesting lists of items (with numbers) in :

V.b.147 – Inventories of the Townshend family Transcriptions

Feb. 24 2015

An educational experience with quill pens, iron gall ink, and rag paper followed by a turn at transcribing an early modern recipe for black ink.

V.a.159 – A Miscellany (sometimes known as Giles Lodge's Lute-Book)⇒ Transcriptions

Mar. 10

A quick review of numbers and then a more specific look at how numbers are used in references to money in early modern manuscripts. Several examples of amounts will be shown in snippets from the Bacon-Townshend collection, then a transcription of a bill/receipt to Lady Stanhope.

L.d.101–775 – Bacon-Townshend collection Transcription

Mar. 24 2015

A brief review of features in Dromio and then a chance to transcribe some chivalric romance, specifically a few pages about the adventures of St. Denis and his horse from V.a.139 – Gawdy Brampton's rhyming version of Richard Johnson's very popular literary work.

V.a.139 - The Famous Histories of the Seven Champions of Christendom Transcription