Updates, October to December 2018.

Work on the Statutes project for the last three months of 2018:

The big news is that I now have a complete set of volumes of statutes for the nineteenth century, courtesy of the Institute of Historical Research allowing me to photograph their copies. The OCR’d text, messy but undergoing correction, can be found on Github.

There is also now a complete set of tables of public acts for the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1801 to 1921. Again, find them on Github.

Laws added: the utterances of an oaf required the addition of  Statute of Praemunire; Hallowe’en led me to add some witchcraft acts from 1541, 1563, and 1604, and Bonfire night was marked with James I’s dictat for the Observance of November the 5th. Topical stuff, eh?

Also added: 1739 County Rates Act and 1838 Public Records Act.

A new section has been created for private, local and personal acts; the first text in it is the Lancashire Sessions Act of 1798.

And the usual round of automated OCR corrections.

 

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