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Before entering a wanted text please check to see that it has not already been included in Wikisource. Keep in mind that the work may have a different title, or that it may already exist as a sub-page of a larger work. If you know the date of publication and other publication data providing that will be very helpful to anyone who may be inclined to upload the work.

Since we cannot include works that are currently copyright protected (unless it is clear that the rights owner has granted a free licence) we will not be adding them, and such request may be subject to removal.

For reference, please see Wikisource:What Wikisource includes for our inclusion criteria and Wikisource:Sources for links to other digital libraries

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Old and sorted requests[edit]

With pagescans (not cited in enwiki)[edit]

Multi-volume book series[edit]

Google Books (and others) scans of works thought to be PD (cited in enwiki)[edit]

Travelogues[edit]

Memoirs and Biographical[edit]

Collection of Works[edit]

General History[edit]

The Sciences[edit]

books.google.co.uk[edit]

Cited in enwiki[edit]

as External Links from enwiki[edit]

Without pagescans but cited in enwiki[edit]

Some of these have pagescans so a sort out would be appreciated:


Works exist at Wikisource — candidates for addition of pagescans[edit]

Where pagescans can be identified to pair with existing works, and files to be loaded to Commons:. Following upload:

  • Index file should be marked Ready for Match and Split
  • main namespace work should have {{Migrate to djvu}} added

Works underway will have the Index: page converted from a redlink.

Available pagescan Local version Link to Commons Index: page
The Secret Adversary The Secret Adversary Commons:File:The Secret Adversary.djvu Index:The Secret Adversary.djvu
Pudd'nhead Wilson Pudd'nhead Wilson Commons:File:Pudd'nhead Wilson.djvu (1894) Index:Pudd'nhead Wilson.djvu

Unsorted[edit]

1. Moralia translated by Philemon Holland
2. Comparative tables of contents.
Does this suit your needs? -Zyephyrus (talk) 09:02, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Governmental and organizational works[edit]

Statutes[edit]

Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]

New speeches[edit]


New requests[edit]

UK Legislation[edit]

  • UK Statutory Instrument 1957 No. 13 - Traffic Signs And General Directions 1957 - This is an item of secondary legislation which gave the design of UK road signs, the 1957 edition is the last version before the UK's road signs were radically re-designed. It's also coincidentally the most recent version to not be under Crown Copyright.

Not sure of possible sources for scans, but you would need to find a good version as IIRC the original had a lot of diagrams.

I'm requesting this to help resolve a deletion debate at Commons concerning a 'Motorway' Pictogram. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:23, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Railway/Railroad material[edit]

I would appreciate someone making a check on the status with a view to inclusion of :

  • 1904 Railway Clearing House Atlas of England and Wales. (There is also a post grouping 1935 version)
  • The Railway Clearing House Handbook of Railway Stations, 1912 (This would support the Junction diagrams on Commons.)

Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:05, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Railways Act 1922 Transport Act 1947

Any UK 'Local Acts' relating to railways, especially the railways which eventually amalgamated into the the Great Western and Southern upon grouping or the regions they served. 62.56.112.112 23:10, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Mountain books[edit]

I'm trying to improve articles about the pioneer mountaineers. I would appreciate if someone could upload :

Regards. Zil (talk) 16:08, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

I couldn't find the Collie book, but My climbs in the Alps and Caucasus is now on commons here. Mukkakukaku (talk) 21:00, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
See Index:My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus.djvu--Mpaa (talk) 22:03, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

New Request[edit]

Hi Wikisource! I've been doing research for w:Pisces (astrology) and found this book: (External scan). I see it's not here on Wikisource. After making a short page at Wikiquote, I think that I could make a Zodiac page here, maybe even one for Pisces. Can someone upload this book for me? - Starcartographer (talk) 04:04, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Google won't let me see it. I checked and it is not yet available at archive.org. Someone who can see it will need to load it grab it from Google and move it to IA. — billinghurst sDrewth 04:23, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Google won't let me see it either. I'll ask Ineuw to have a look for us. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 18:09, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for the belated reply. Before posting here, I went through all my current options to get the book, but failed. Google blocks me because my home account is Canadian, even though I am not in Canada at the moment. It is also listed on Open Library, which is a subsidiary of Internet Archive, but they only list the recent 2006-7 publication which is only available for purchase. I will ask someone tomorrow to get it through Google, as the last possibility. — Ineuw talk 02:59, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for fixing the index file. I was basing it off of the Featured Text and it seemed like a lot of work to create an image per page. - Starcartographer (talk) 20:17, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

I know a way of seeing books on Google, even though I live in Australia. I've got a VPN (Virtual Private Network) called Hotspot Shield which I use to watch American TV programs (that's the free part—other countries you have to pay). It's available for Mac, Windows, iPhone and Android and can be found here http://www.hotspotshield.com --kathleen wright5 (talk) 11:45, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
For that matter all you have to do is google "US proxies" and pick a proxy server to go through. Hesperian 12:09, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

History of the Corn Law League- Vol II[edit]

There are scans on Google - http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hZkBAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:SfKIkuNMp3gC&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_rIWUpmxC8eZ0AX2hYCYBQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ if someone wants to find an equivlaent on Archive.org , it would be useful. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 00:57, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union[edit]

May somebody please upload this to Wikisource? The text can be found here. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 21:22, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Already there A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Unionbillinghurst sDrewth 23:56, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, my apologies. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 08:44, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Absolutely no need for an apology. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:29, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans (1833)[edit]

May somebody please add this text to Wikisource? It can be found here and here. Thank you! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 09:24, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

It is also available with scans at archive.org [7] by Lydia Maria Child, and this copy looking the best of the lot.. We would generally look to utilise a scan and reproduce rather than take in a gutenberg copy, especially as it has images that will need to be extracted and cleaned for Commons. I wouldn't expect this one to be done in a hurry, and at best all I can suggest is that it could be added to Wikisource talk:Proofread of the Month for 2014. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:36, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Okay then, thank you! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 20:58, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

My First Fit of the Gout[edit]

By John Maddison Morton. I’m not sure whether scans are available, but it can be found on Google Books here. If it doesn’t, however, it would help if someone could get hold of a copy…? Thanks in advance, and sorry if I’ve put any of you to undue trouble. —Clockery Fairfeld (talk) 10:57, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Quotations collections[edit]

Three books of quotations (these will also serve as a source for Wikiquote):

  • We have one page of Dictionary of Quotations (Classical)/A from Harbottle's Dictionary of Quotations (classical), available here, published in 1897, mostly translations into English from Greek and Latin quotes. I'd like to have all of it.
  • Harbottle's Dictionary of Quotations (Spanish), available here, published in 1907, translations into English from Spanish quotes (front matter and notes throughout the text are in English).
  • Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations by Helena Swan, available here, published in 1904.

Cheers! BD2412 T 21:24, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

A Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems (1919)[edit]

I think this text would be a great addition to Wikisource. Here is its gutenberg and archive.org pages. Is it possible to upload it to Commons (can someone find a way)? Thanks, DanielTom (talk) 18:52, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

@Daniel Uploaded to commons here. I recommend you to use this tool in future. It makes life a lot lot lot lot easier. Solomon7968 (talk) 19:16, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for uploading, and for the tip. By the way, I just finished uploading another work to Commons (the traditional way) and, like you, I left the first page (attribution to Google) in it. Are we supposed to delete those? (I prefer to keep the attribution, those pages don't bother me, but if someone else wants to delete them that's fine too...) ~ DanielTom (talk) 19:37, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
The Google warning page should be replaced by an empty page. However I don't have the software/tools to do it. (There is a page dedicated for it Help:Internet Archive/Requested uploads, albeit not so active.) Solomon7968 (talk) 19:48, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Constitution of the State of Georgia (1861)[edit]

May somebody please add this text? It can be found here. Thanks! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 11:14, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Constitution of the State of Mississippi (1861)[edit]

May somebody please add this text to the source? It can be found here, here, and here. Thank you! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 11:15, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

The Address of the people of South Carolina, assembled in Convention, to the people of the Slaveholding States of the United States (1860)[edit]

May somebody please add this text to the source? It can be found here and here. Thanks! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 11:17, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I found an 1865 printing and uploaded it here. Mukkakukaku (talk) 21:08, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Very much thanks! All we need is a transcribed version now. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 14:52, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Constitution of the State of Alabama (1861)[edit]

May somebody please add this text to the source? It can be found here. Thanks! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 06:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Wilhelmina FitzClarence, Countess of Munster[edit]

One reason for this is Ghostly Tales, an 1896 collection of ghost stories. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:00, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Requested George Allan England public domain works[edit]

Please add the public domain George Allan England works.

  1. www.Gutenberg.org has
    1. The Air Trust (English) (as Author)
    2. Darkness and Dawn (English) (as Author)
    3. The Flying Legion (English) (as Author)
    4. Their Son; The Necklace (English) (as Translator)
  2. Archive.org has
    1. Pod, Bender and Co short stories - https://archive.org/details/podbenderco00englgoog
    2. George Allen England works - http://archive.org/search.php?query=mediatype%3A%28texts%29%20-contributor%3Agutenberg%20AND%20%28subject%3A%22England%2C%20George%20Allan%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22England%2C%20G.%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22England%2C%20George%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22England%2C%20George%20Allan%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22England%2C%20G.%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22England%2C%20George%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22George%20Allan%20England%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22George%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20subject%3A%22G.%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20George%20Allan%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20George%20Allan%2C%20Sir%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20G.%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20George%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%2C%201877-1936%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20George%20Allan%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20G.%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22England%2C%20George%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22George%20Allan%20England%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22George%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22G.%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20title%3A%22George%20Allan%20England%22%20OR%20title%3A%22George%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20title%3A%22G.%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20description%3A%22George%20Allan%20England%22%20OR%20description%3A%22George%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20description%3A%22G.%20A.%20England%22%20OR%20description%3A%22England%2C%20George%20Allan%22%20OR%20description%3A%22England%2C%20G.%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%22%20OR%20description%3A%22England%2C%20George%20A.%20%28George%20Allan%29%22%29

The Fate of Fenella[edit]

Here's the Wikipedia article. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 14:57, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I uploaded the file to Commons, and created its index on Wikisource here. ~ DanielTom (talk) 16:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Nice, so when will the novel become available for all Wikisource readers? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 18:39, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
It now needs to be proofread, so when it has been completely proofread (and maybe before that) it will be transcluded to the main namespace (and we could always use some help, so you could help if you want to... ;-) —Clockery Fairfeld [t·c] 11:44, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Do I need a physical copy of the novel to do that? How are the images of the pages transferred? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 13:30, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Work appears to have been proofread and validated ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:27, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

The Sunless City[edit]

Another novel on Wikipedia, a Canadian city's namesake via its lead character, has caught my attention. Besides, I wish I could have been born in Canada, could have watched Crashbox and Mona the Vampire most of the time as a kid, and could have played Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves as a teenager/adult, most preferably in New Brunswick, Ontario or Manitoba. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 05:30, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, IA doesn't seem to have this book. Not sure about Google Books, though. —Clockery Fairfeld [t] 08:10, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Here's the Google Books search string, why not? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 23:46, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Maybe someone from another location may be able to get it; from where I am, I can't view them. Unfortunate. —Clockery Fairfeld [t] 02:52, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Are first edition works preferable? I live in the United States; where do you live? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 14:57, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Generally notable editions are given precedence; for example, first editions (first American edition, first London edition, &c.), editions which were considerably different from the first edition (revised editions, &c.), and historically important editions (for instance, if a particular edition was withdrawn... can't think of any examples offhand, but I've heard of it happening). However, if no other scans are readily available, others may also be used. And to answer your second question, I live in India. Best regards,—Clockery Fairfeld [t] 17:49, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The Reshaping of British Railways[edit]

aka "The Beeching Report" A version [8] here but under an NC license.

This is an important report in relation to British Transport policy, Does anyone have a copy of this for the production of scans/OCR? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:45, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2002 (17 November 2003)[edit]

May somebody please add this document to Wikisource? It is a public domain text created by the U.S. government in 2003 and can be found in DJVU format at the Wikimedia Commons, here. Thanks! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 03:09, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Index:Law_Enforcement_Officers_Killed_and_Assaulted,_2002.djvu
Hope that's what you wanted. -- George Orwell III (talk) 10:37, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, looks like TannerTSF is getting to work on transcribing it. Regards, Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 01:16, 18 June 2014 (UTC)