Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Notes on reading the DNB

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Copyright status[edit]

This project has not been endorsed by the Oxford University Press or any agent, editor, or subsidiary thereof. The Oxford University press has been the publisher of the Dictionary of National Biography since 1917. Modern derivatives and supplements, now known as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, continue to be protected by copyrights. The 1900 DNB, the first two supplements, and the early reprints are in the public domain because their copyrights have expired.

Inaccuracies in the original[edit]

Wikisource's edition of the DNB is based upon the knowledge available at the time of original publication. Research continued as new sources were discovered. These new sources, reflected in later editions, were initially captured in the 1904 Errata. Readers should bear this in mind when using the information and verify the absence of applicable errata for these articles prior to use.

Transcription errors[edit]

Our articles are transcribed from the originals by volunteers, sometimes directly and sometimes by correcting a preliminary OCR conversion. While we strive for perfect accuracy, there may be transcription errors in the articles. The scanned images of the original pages may be accessed from the page number links to the left of the text in each article to allow the reader to verify the transcription. Some pages are illegible and were transcribed from alternative sources.