I can't help but notice that you're a past editor of Author:Richard Francis Burton - given his fascinating place in literature and knowledge of "exotic" lands at a time when little was known outside of the British Empire, he was chosen as this week's Wikisource:Collaboration of the Week. I was hoping to convince you to spend a little time improving Wikisource's coverage of his historical contributions. If you're stuck for ideas, I could certainly use help formatting (especially footnotes!) the Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah over the next day or two. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Richard Francis Burton 22:50, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Century and other old magazines
I like what you are doing with the contents of old magazines. I have an obscenely large stack of these myself (starting with McClure's) that I wish I had more time to work on. We too easily forget how important these publications were in the time before radio and television. One thing that I would suggest when you do these pages is to also turn the author names into author page links. Of course, we can't know how these author pages will be eventually titled, but it begins the process. Thanks. Eclecticology 21:35, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
- I've thought about doing that, and why not? If you've got any other suggestions for improvements, don't hesitate to let me know :) Dedden
a strange diff
- You're right! thank you for pointing that out.
Thanks for your input there. Tennyson is undoubtedly worthy of having all his poems on Wikisource, but of course we need a complete list of them to ensure that.--Poetlister 17:08, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm just wondering how strongly you felt about putting the author entry for women under their married name. In this case the author did not generally use "Ward" on her writings, and "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps" was itself her mother's name used as a pseudonym. Her real name was Mary Gray Phelps. (Her mother was also a writer but consistently used a different pseudonym.) I'm inclined to move the author page to Author:Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, since she seems best known that way, but would like your comments first.
Also, can you confirm that Littell's did in fact use the misspelling "Stewart"? Eclecticology 22:48, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
- It doesn't really matter to be, I chose to go with "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward" because that's the name under which she's mentioned on Wikipedia. Come to think of it, I agree with you, since the Wikipedia article is basically the 1907 Nuttall Encyclopædia article. Though I do like the irony of an entry of a feminist writer under their married name ;-)
- Littell does have a habit of misspelling people's names  Dedden 07:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks. The irony hadn't escaped me. :-) Eclecticology 11:12, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
This weeks collaboration project is G. W. Bush. It would be great if you could help out, even if only for a few hours; there is such a large body of "important" works that need to be identified and transcribed. John Vandenberg (chat) 03:37, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Hi, after a proposal to enable email notification, Wikisource can now notify you of any changes to pages on your watchlist and/or changes to your talk page. In order to take advantage of these features, you need to enabled them in your Special:Preferences. --John Vandenberg (chat) 09:04, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
In Littell's Living Age/Volume 159 and Littell's Living Age/Volume 167 is linked Author:F. C. Gordon Cumming instead of Author:C. F. Gordon Cumming, which does appear correctly in several volumes. I know that you mentioned before that Littell's often got names wrong. Do you know if these are our typo or theirs? Eclecticology (talk) 06:44, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
- Thank you for pointing that out. These faults were entirely mine. They have been corrected. Dedden (talk) 10:29, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
I have just added this article from what appeared in The Gentleman's Magazine. I note that in the listings for Littell's Living Age/Volume 155, No. 2008, this article was copied for an American audience. If you have the time, I would be curious to know (apart from the usual UK/US spelling differences) how accurately Littell reproduced this article. This kind of copying was very common at the time, usually with no payment of royalties, and often without giving credit to the original author. Thanks for your attention to this. Eclecticology (talk) 03:55, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
- I'm sorry it took me so long to reply, I've been rather busy lately.
- So I've copied your text from Gentleman's Magazine and compared it the text from Littell's Living Age, you can see the results here. As you can see the texts are very similar, the main differences are the usual UK/US spelling differences, also some capitalization and punctuation differed.
- I was surprised to see how much the two versions agree, considering they didn't bother paying the author for the text, they did pay quite a lot of attention to the text.
Nice to see Littell's progressing
Nice to to see Littell's Living Age continuing after a little while. Do scans exist for these works? If they do, we could look to load them to Commons, and link to them through our proofread tool, and even better if they are in djvu format. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:28, 14 December 2010 (UTC)