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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.

Like most wikis, Wikisource has an automatically-generated list of missing pages, which can be used to get an idea of works, authors and other pages that are frequently referenced but missing. Listed items may be mistakes, such as alternate titles of existing pages, or inappropriate for Wikisource, and should first be double-checked as with any other potential additions.

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Old and sorted requests[edit]

With pagescans (not cited in enwiki)[edit]

  • Still missing Volume 2: Rome, and Volume 3: Great Britain I. Not on IA. --Mukkakukaku (talk) 14:54, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
  • 13 volumes total. Not on IA. --Mukkakukaku (talk) 14:54, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
  • The IA scan is poor quality and missing all of its images. Mukkakukaku (talk) 16:56, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived: Yes check.svg Done Scans located, uploaded, and indexes created. Mukkakukaku (talk) 14:54, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
* Studies in Neurology (two volumes), collaborative work, inc. W. H. R. Rivers (External scan)(External scan) - the other authors need to be investigated before copyright can be established, but in the very least it is {{PD-1923}} and can be uploaded to Wikisource. John Vandenberg (chat) 05:40, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done Scans are already uploaded for both volumes. Links are on author page. Mukkakukaku (talk) 14:54, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Multi-volume book series[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)

is available in full from the Internet Archive. ----Gavin Collins (talk|contribs) 00:48, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Author:Thomas Moore (1779-1852). These quite a lot of books printed during author life-time on Google Books and likely on other projects. His poetry was translated on other languages like Polish and Russian during 19th century. Looks like his works are better represented now in Wikisource on other languages then in original. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 03:13, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Romola by George Eliot

Governmental and organizational works[edit]

Statutes[edit]

Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]

New speeches[edit]


New requests[edit]

Solidarismus / "Solidarity"[edit]

I request a translation of the book Solidarismus by w:Rudolf Diesel (the inventor of the diesel engine). I coulnd't find online a copy (in german of translated). The section about Diesel bibliography and social ideas are also missing on wikipedia. --109.49.141.100 14:57, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Old Science Fiction of 19c[edit]

Robert William Cole:

Albert Robida:

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 - IA Search

The Reshaping of British Railways[edit]

aka "The Beeching Report" A version [5] 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)

Are you looking for the following?

Hrishikes (talk) 06:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Thats the one, but the scans source given has an NC license... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:32, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Reference works by James Hastings[edit]

I am asking assistance with this because, ignorant idjit that I am, I haven't figured out how to get my damn djvu plug-in to work yet. But if anyone were interested in uploading the w:Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, several articles of which are still included in the bibliographies of articles in the best current reference works in the field. Also, his other multi-volume reference works, including "A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels," of "Dictionary of the Apostolic Church," or his "Dictionary of the New Testament," or "A Dictionary of the Bible," along with (maybe, if anyone really wanted to spend a lot of time on this) his "Greater Men and Women of the Bible" and "Great Texts of the Bible," all of which are I think available at archive.org or elsewhere, I could start work on them. John Carter (talk) 16:47, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Vital documents in international law[edit]

When I was in law school, my international law professor posted a list of "vital documents" that he felt anyone with an international practice should be familiar with. Most of these Wikisource already has; a few were magazine articles or the like, clearly under copyright and not within the scope of Wikisource. The remaining documents, still apparently missing from Wikisource but (to the best of my knowledge) in the public domain are:

Note that we may have some of these under different names. Also note that the list as a whole reflects one professor's views of what documents are "vital", but I can't see a reason why we wouldn't want to include everything on the list. Cheers! BD2412 T 21:14, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

British Future Fiction[edit]

https://www.routledge.com/British-Future-Fiction-1700-1914/Clarke/p/book/9781851966172 is an enormously expensive reprint collection that might offer some interesting suggestions.


Here's The Reign of George VI: Index:The Reign of George VI, 1900–1925.djvu. It's an 1899 reprint, but the text should still be the 1763 original (with a new preface/front matter from 1899.) --Mukkakukaku (talk) 18:23, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Also Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race is here: Index:Lytton - The Coming Race (1871).djvu. The date on the title page is 1871, though, not 1872. --Mukkakukaku (talk) 18:32, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Socialist Party of Great Britain talk transcriptions[edit]

I have transcribed talks by the Socialist Party of Great Britain including debates with other groups, all of which have recordings publicly available (under CC-BY-ND license) and wondered if I could upload them here?--Darrelljon (talk) 12:17, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Cricket: An Heroic Poem[edit]

By James Love (James Dance). Dated 1744?, this is the oldest known poem about cricket in English. The text is here but I would really like a scan of the original for layout and verification etc. Published in "Poems on Several Occasions" By James Love. Edinburgh: R. Fleming, 1754. NLA has a page [8] which includes a link to a Gale online resource [9] but I have no logon credentials. Any suggestions? Moondyne (talk) 08:43, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Darwin Journal of Researches References[edit]

Index talk:Darwin Journal of Researches.djvu lists a number of references by Darwin which would be good to have on WS. — Zoeannl (talk) 13:42, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Project Blue Book[edit]

Speech by the Right Honourable Sir John Forrest ...[edit]

If anyone has full access to http://www.jstor.org/stable/60232574, pdf would be appreciated. My jstor login won't allow this download. Moondyne (talk) 07:56, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

I appear to have unrestricted access but all i get is a set of tiny thumbnails, and a "request permissions" link that takes me to the Copyright Clearance Center website. My conclusion is the material is paywalled. Hesperian 03:01, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Same for me, and the conditions are specific to that article, not their more general access. You might be able to email the John Rylands Library and ask for them to email you a copy, I have found the librarians most helpful for such things when one asks nicely. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:28, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

The Architecture of Open Source Applications[edit]

What about importing The Architecture of Open Source Applications books? There's even a MediaWiki chapter in volume 2, so surely it might be of some interest to our community, and importing it here might help with translation facilities provided in the Wikimedia infrastructure. I suggest to import it in Wikisource, as this is a books with paperback available, but you might argue that it would have it's place on wikibooks. Thank you in advance for your feedback and any help on this subject. --Psychoslave (talk) 09:54, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

The Invasion of the Crimea[edit]

The Invasion of the Crimea by Alexander William Kinglake. Comment that the table of contents alone had been added, though deleted due to unsuitable content. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:54, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Vol 1: https://archive.org/details/invasionofcrimea01king ; other vols upto Vol 9 by changing the digit in the address. Many other versions available in IA. Hrishikes (talk) 02:18, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Bible (King James)[edit]

User:David Haslam and I have found scans to back most of the 1769 Blayney revision of the KJV, but the books of Lamentations through Malachi are missing from the scans (I assume they are in a 3rd volume yet to be discovered). Assistance finding this third volume, or another complete facsimile (with apocrypha, prefaces, and notes) would be appreciated. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 00:05, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

This is pasted from the Sword developers' wiki.
The 1769 KJV facsimile is used for text, front-matter, notes, cross-references, titles, .... for versions after 2.11.
  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Volume 1 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169826
  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Volume 2 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169819
  • The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Volume 3 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169802
  • The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
    Translated Out of the Original Greek:
    And with the Former Translations :Diligently Compared and Revised,
    by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to by Read in Churches.
    Volume 4 of 4, ISBN: 9781171169796
David Haslam (talk) 09:24, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
AFAIK, a Print on Demand published facsimile of a PD work doesn't introduce a fresh copyright on the content any more than publishing a scanned facsimile on a website. It's merely that fewer people would readily have access to the printed one. For further background reading, see the article about Copyfraud. David Haslam (talk) 10:26, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
My CrossWire fellow-worker owns the complete set. I myself recently ordered volume 2 at a discount price. David Haslam (talk) 10:29, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
It looks like those volumes are published from scans at EEBO Editions, ProQuest. Is that right? In that case we'll need someone with access to http://www.proquest.com/products-services/databases/eebo.html to retrieve the digital scans for us to use. Alternatively, re-scanning the printed facsimile, if it's a good enough scan, would also suffice. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 12:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)