Updates, November and December 2017

Work carried out in the last two months of 2017:

Transcribed two missing pages, listing statutes of the reign of Edward the Third, of volume 2 of Pickering’s Statutes at Large.

Started removing latin and french text from the earlier volumes of Pickering’s Statutes. English translations are given in the books, and the foreign versions serve to complicate the OCR correction process.

Github reorganization: I have split the Butterworths volumes into two groups on the basis of whether they used the long s or not.

Tables of statutes added to Github: just one, for 1756.

Many individual statutes added to this site.

Uploaded the first item to a new folder of miscellaneous items, namely a collection of statutes relating to Kingston Upon Hull.

And of course, automatic correction of many common mis-transcriptions in the Pickering, Ruffhead and Butterworths ‘long-s’ volumes.

To do in 2018, given I have other pressing commitments: to concentrate on the legislation of the parliament of Great Britain, from union with Scotland (1707) to union with Ireland (1800); to produce a full set of tables for these years; and to experiment with visualizing these tables.

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