Updates, April and May 2018

These last two months have mainly be spent making automated corrections to the OCRd volumes of the Statutes. Alongside correcting specific mistranscriptions, I’ve been working on correcting word endings, such as ‘fiire’ for shire and ‘mcnt’ for ment; and I have also been cleaning up random junk and stray marks generally interpreted by Abbyy Finereader as punctuation or symbols.

In other work, many new tables have been added, mainly for the nineteenth century. There is now a complete run from 1851 to 1880.  Find them on Github.

Added to this site: New bibliographies for the various collections of British statutes. See the blog post about them, and the bibliographies themselves.

Also added, just a couple of new laws: 1857 Time in Royal Marines, 1858 Abolition of Franchise Prisons.

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