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Per your Github comment. I'm leaving you a message here so you know what username I use here ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:14, 30 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

And if you have specialist expertise I'll note Talk:The_Statutes_at_Large_(Ruffhead)/Authorities , It would be nice to identify what documents Ruffhead and Runnington and others are cross referencing. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:19, 30 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

For volume 1 a special format was being used because of limitations in Mediawiki -,_1763.djvu/47 . You may want to take this into account if you are doing OCR matching. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:43, 4 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Apologies for silence - been both very busy and had life very disrupted. The authorities refer to various volumes of case, law reports; those prior to 1866 were collected in the series "English Reports", which comes to circa 179 volumes. Will soon publish a bibliography of those, with some supporting material that will list their contents. More when I can actually finish this off, hopefully within a week.

Index:Ruffhead - The Statutes at Large, 1763.djvu[edit]


Given other projects you are involved in, would you be interested in looking over my efforts on this? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:55, 16 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Have been taking a look at the other vols in the Ruffhead series. Will need a bit of time to get my bearings. Is there a style guide specific to the Ruffhead vols? Technolalia (talk) 19:56, 16 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, just found it at,_1763.djvu#Style_guide Technolalia (talk) 22:15, 16 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It's still in a bit of flux as things develop though. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:42, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
For Volume 1 - For the later volumes (12 onward) {{Left sidenote}} and {{right sidenote}} were being used for the sidetitles and Marginals from what I can tell.

The style-guide is still a bit flexible, so it's more of a guideline than a fixed rule. The aim was to eventually have something like the approach, so that the presentation style here is broadly the same as they use. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:55, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Aside: You don't know of a full list of Short Titles? Someone created a Portal in good faith using some Short Titles( example: [[Portal:Acts of the Parliament of England/Henry III] ), but I'm not sure how official they are. Wikisource has a mostly Transcribed Short Titles Act 1896, but the list in that was I think later extended. I'm not sure when any of the Acts/Statutes in Ruffhead were given Short Ttiles (if at all).ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:55, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Short titles start to be stated in the acts in the 1840s. The two acts of 1892 and 1896 start issuing them retrospectively, but only to acts still in force. There's no official short titles for anything else, although I think there are standard names for some acts, settled upon by convenience.
Also note that many of the citations used in Ruffhead are the 'traditional' ones. I think later editions (and Statutes of the Realm) revised things, see also Chronological Table and Index of the Statutes/Table of Variances

BTW If you find something that's an obvious error in Ruffhead use {{SIC}}, and leave an appropriate comment in the transcription using HTML style comments. Generally though the aim is to try and not do editorial annotations expect for obvious typos. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:59, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]