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Old and sorted requests[edit]

Multi-volume book series[edit][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
Pudd'nhead Wilson Pudd'nhead Wilson Commons:File:Pudd'nhead Wilson.djvu (1894) Index:Pudd'nhead Wilson.djvu
A history of the Inquisition A_History_of_the_Inquisition_of_the_Middle_Ages/Volume_I Commons:A_History_of_the_Inquisition_of_the_Middle_Ages/Volume_I.djvu (1887) Index:A_History_of_the_Inquisition_of_the_Middle_Ages/Volume_I.djvu


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

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

Governmental and organizational works[edit]


Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]

New speeches[edit]

  • The Speeches of the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, ed. A. W. Hutton and H. J. Cohen (1902)
  • Socialism - Kier Hardie
  • Blood and Iron - Otto von Bismarck
  • Jeannette Rankin's sole dissenting vote, and the speech that accompanied it, against US participation in WWII
    • Vote at Cong. Rec. v.87, part 9, p. 9536. But I do not see a speech by Rankin (note there are two Rankins) on that date, just some comments/points of order. Presumably the speech was then not made on the House floor that day? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 20:47, 10 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • @Inductiveload Is there any reason to believe that she gave a speech at all? Here's all I can find: Rankin objected to the declaration of war (p. 9520, col. 2); then, after some sixteen pages of her colleagues' oratory, she attempted to speak but was refused the floor. Two days later (p. 9496 9646, column 3) w:Clare Hoffman mentioned "that I noticed on the day war was declared that recognition was denied to a Member of the House, the gentlewoman from Montana [Miss Rankin] to express her views." Rankin shows up again on the 15th (p. 9798, col. 3) to object to a bill proposing a death penalty in cases of wartime sabotage, and then seems to disappear from the record. If Rankin did have a speech prepared for the declaration of war, it does not appear in Part 9; nor can I find it in the Appendix. Did she publish it elsewhere? Shells-shells (talk) 05:35, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Any speeches missing at Portal:Speeches by British Prime Ministers

Forthcoming speeches[edit]

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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. -- 14:57, 16 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can still only find a German-language Project Gutenberg copy, and no evident scan at the usual suspects (IA, GB and HT): Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 19:15, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Found one: Index:Solidarismus - Diesel - 1903.djvu Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:16, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Old Science Fiction of 19c[edit]

Robert William Cole:

Author:Albert Robida

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)Reply[reply]

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. 23:10, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not progressed further — billinghurst sDrewth 01:05, 21 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

The Reshaping of British Railways[edit]

aka "The Beeching Report" A version [6] 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)Reply[reply]

Are you looking for the following?

Hrishikes (talk) 06:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thats the one, but the scans source given has an NC license... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:32, 5 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is a 1963 report which puts into the public domain at +50 as it is crown copyright, so these files are public domain. I don't give a toss that some site thinks that they can upload with an NC license, Unless they have some introductory text, they don't get to redefine a work's copyright. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:02, 21 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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 or elsewhere, I could start work on them. John Carter (talk) 16:47, 9 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

@Jusjih FYI, I added links to the UNTS documents here in case you want to create the missing index pages. MarkLSteadman (talk) 17:43, 4 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

British Future Fiction[edit] 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)Reply[reply]
Hi. I've put in a deletion request for this. The 1763 first edition is already on Wikisource (The Reign of George VI). No work has been done on the scan and there are pages missing from it. Chrisguise (talk) 22:39, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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 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)Reply[reply]

Brown, R., (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae[edit]

The text is available at BHL and can be downloaded as PDF or OCR, but the OCR needs to be corrected with the aid of the pdf to give (1) a corrected Latin text, requiring (2) an English translation. MargaretRDonald (talk) 23:15, 10 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The latin language work would need to undertaken at latin WS. While I can understand the desire for a translation, knowing how well these progress, I cannot see it happening unless it is coordinated and prosecuted. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:19, 11 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The file at least is available at Index:Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van-Diemen - Brown - 1810.djvu. It's unlikely a 400+ page la-en translation will happen unless someone is very interested in the subject, however. This is Volume 1, but I see no obvious sign of a Vol. 2. Also the paging starts at 145 so unsure what's going on there. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 11:05, 30 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Modern Mathematical texts[edit]

This is a list of select modern mathematical texts available at HathiTrust. A great deal of work, each, but I was making a private list and I thought I'd drop it here.

--Prosfilaes (talk) 12:34, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Works on banned, prohibited, or condemned books[edit]

Requesting any of the following

  • Books Condemned to Be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  • An Index of Prohibited Books by Joseph Mendham
  • A Catalogue of Curious But Prohibited Books

John Carter (talk) 22:40, 28 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Index:Books_Condemned_to_be_Burnt_-_James_Anson_Farrer.djvu for the first one.--Prosfilaes (talk) 04:08, 1 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Index:An Index of Prohibited Books (1840).djvu seems to have been around for a while. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 10:24, 15 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Can't find scan : To my knowledge, the only scan of A Catalogue… is (external scan), which is so broken as to be entirely unusable. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 20:41, 21 October 2020 (UTC).Reply[reply]
@TE(æ)A,ea.: cool! Where did you get it from if you don't mind me asking? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 20:29, 7 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Inductiveload: The same place as I got Psychology of Religion (at Scan Lab): my university’s ILL request service. Occasionally, I am sent through a different system (the O system), which gave me a PDF scan for these two works. I’m also looking for the Hymns below, although that request has been sitting around for a while now. If you have any old, no-scan-found requests lying about (and that you’re interested in proofreading), send me a message. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 00:09, 8 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A scan of the 1791 edition of this text, containing the Appendix which is included in our edition, is available in the w:Early American Imprints collection. If any editor has access to this collection through a subscribing library, I would like to request a copy of this scan to be uploaded to Commons. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 15:08, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Tatler, Nov 30, 1923[edit]

The Mask of Sacrifice, by Margery Lawrence, is an early work of fantastic literature by a woman, and has been reprinted as such. It can be found in The Floating Cafe and Other Stories (1936), but that's going to take a decade to leave copyright. So The Tatler, Nov 30, 1923, is the best source, but HathiTrust doesn't have that issue, nor does IA.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:55, 21 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Prosfilaes: The British Newspapers Archive has it, but it needs a subscription.
Side note: since the author died in 1969, it'll be copyright in the UK until 2039, so it's definitely a local-file job.
Side side note: watch out for the contemporaneous but unrelated "New York" Tatler which appears to be rather more salacious affair around 1920. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 11:19, 21 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, I was looking for The New York Tatler, so that might have been part of the problem, though HathiTrust still doesn't seem to have it.--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:12, 21 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Prosfilaes: also unhelped by the 50 bazillion yearbooks and other periodicals called Tatler! There is very little on the New York Tatler that I can see other than a motley collection of IA scans and a few images at Commons (from the same scans). Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 19:55, 21 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Negro Family: The Case For National Action (1965)[edit]

Commonly known as the Moynihan Report. Requested at Scriptorium. A scan is available at Google Books, but the first page will need to be removed. The work is {{PD-USGov}}. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 22:23, 5 December 2020 (UTC).Reply[reply]

An index already exists, but the OCR is poor, as has been discussed. A new file, generated from the same original page, is needed. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 13:02, 12 December 2020 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Congressional Record 167(4)[edit]

This issue should be released quite soon; it contains the speeches and proceedings relating to the recent insurrection. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 02:48, 8 January 2021 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Silver Purchase Act of 1934[edit]

Also known as "An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase silver, issue silver certificates, and for other purposes." It goes under United States Statutes at Large under Vol. 48, under the 73rd Congress (1933-1934), under session 2, Chapter 674, pages 1178–1181. Here is a link to the page scan at the Library of Congress: It was published on June 19, 1934. It's currently being used on the Wikipedia Page on Free Silver.

Thanks! Tyrone Madera (talk) 01:09, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Monarchs and Millionaires[edit]

Lalla Vandervelde (1925), Monarchs and Millionaires, British version published by London: T. Butterworth Limited; American version published by New York: Adelphi Co.

So far I haven't been able to find any scans online, but someone else might have more luck? Clay (talk) 16:34, 17 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also can't see any obvious scans. OCLC isn't encouraging, they know of no digital holdings. :-( Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 16:44, 17 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Complete Works[edit]

We have many of the stories of O. Henry, but we lack clear sources for many of them. The author page mentions The Complete Writing Of O. Henry (1918) (14 Vols.), which would provide a source for all of O. Henry's work, and a complete or near complete collection of his work. I've too many projects in the air to take this on, but it seems like a reasonable suggestion. (Same for any other author we have unsourced and is old enough we can upload a complete collection of their writing.)--Prosfilaes (talk) 11:58, 28 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seven Great American Poets (1901)[edit]

By Beatrice Hart, a digital scan of of it can be found on Google Books. Published by Burdett Silver. -- StuckInLagToad (talk) 20:55, 1 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@StuckInLagToad: Index:Seven Great American Poets - Hart - 1901.djvu Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 21:23, 1 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Import 5 books about Malayalam language[edit]

Please Special:Import five Malayalam-English linguistic books:

  1. ml:A dictionary of high and colloquial Malayalim and English (Benjamin Bailey 1846) => #A dictionary of high and colloquial Malayalim and English
  2. ml:A Malayalam and English dictionary or 2 (Hermann Gundert 1872) => A Malayalam and English dictionary
  3. ml:A Grammar of the Malayalim Language (Peet 1841). => A Grammar of the Malayalim Language (Peet 1841)
  4. ml:Malayalam Selections (Arbuthnot 1851) => Malayalam Selections
  5. ml:മലയാള വ്യാകരണ ചോദ്യോത്തരം/Catechism of Malayalam grammar (Hermann Gundert 1897)

All these books are for English speakers to learn Malayalam words, and the definitions are all in English. I hope these public domain books will be helpful for d:WD:LD as well. Thank you. Vis M (talk) 08:03, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Comment at this stage I have created {{interwiki redirect}}s to the first four works. Proponent has been raised at WS:AN for discussion the matter about importing these works. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:08, 26 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sino-Japanese Joint Defence Agreement[edit]

Please import the 'DOCUMENTS CONCERNING MUTUAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN CHINA AND JAPAN RELATIVE TO JOINT ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY' section of this text, which is in the public domain. This is a translation of what is commonly known as the 'Sino-Japanese Joint Defence Agreement', which I am working on an English Wikipedia article about. There is already a Japanese Wikisource page for the Japanese version. I'm afraid I don't really understand how to import this Wikisource, so I'd appreciate if someone else could do so. RGloucester (talk) 16:29, 15 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@RGloucester: sorry this took so long to get round to: Index:The Truth about China and Japan - Weale - 1919.djvu, the section starts at page 159. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 08:00, 2 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Inductiveload: Thank you, but I don't really understand. I just wanted a Wikisource page for the agreement, as there is in Japanese, with that book as the source...this seems like something else, a transcription of the book? RGloucester (talk) 21:03, 7 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@RGloucester: That's right, all texts at Wikisource should be, as far as is practical, "scan backed" so that others can check the transcription and verify that it is accurate (aka "validation"). The Wikisource page for this treaty would in fact be a transcribed portion of the book The Truth about China and Japan (and we can have other versions of it if there are alternate sources, for example a government gazette). Proofreads of the book happens in the "page" namespace, and then we transclude it to the mainspace. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 21:18, 7 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Harkavy's Yiddish-English[edit]

Please import Complete English-Jewish Dictionary (Q108376683). Scans in good quality are available it seems. It is not in Gutenberg.--So9q (talk) 05:33, 2 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@So9q: Found some reasonable IA scans: Index:Complete English-Jewish Dictionary, 6th ed. - Harkavy - 1910.djvu. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 07:27, 2 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Northanger Abbey's list of Gothics[edit]

From Northanger Abbey: “I will read you their names directly; here they are, in my pocketbook. Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries. Those will last us some time.” “Yes, pretty well; but are they all horrid, are you sure they are all horrid?”

That is:

(All real books, published not too long before Northanger Abbey's writing.) --Prosfilaes (talk) 16:14, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summary of work statuses:
CalendulaAsteraceae (talkcontribs) 04:48, 7 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would it be possible for someone to grab the scan from HathiTrust? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 03:11, 11 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Doing… Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 10:00, 11 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done Index:The fastest bicycle rider in the world - 1928 - Taylor.djvu Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 11:26, 11 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The records of the Virginia Company of London[edit]

In editing wikipedia:en:First Africans in Virginia, I was looking for the Wikisource version of a famous note recording their arrival in Virginia, but it looks like The records of the Virginia Company of London have not been uploaded to Wikisource yet. I don't think this is a very high priority for anyone (unless someone is revising the articles about the early history of Virginia or something!), but I thought I'd mention it! -- Gaurav (talk) 04:37, 27 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If anyone is interested in having a go: (transcription volumes: 1, 2, 3, 4) Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:24, 29 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia @ 20 (published by MIT Press)[edit]

I am starting to translate individual essays from Wikipedia @ 20 (published by MIT Press) to Croatian and I wonder if it would be good to import the whole book (licence), as well as to advance with translations here on Wikisource? --Zblace (talk) 04:34, 24 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK - things are not moving swiftly here and considering that the compromised and de-admined rightwing Croatian Wikipedia users: Ex13, Roberta F. and SpeedyGonsales are still admins on Croatian Wikisource I will not push for this now. -- Zblace (talk) 08:40, 26 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FYI the work itself is under a CC-BY 4.0 license. In general it would be good to have the works hosted here as well to a. provide a convenient interwiki link between languages and b. to allow someone to double check the translation easily side-by-side. MarkLSteadman (talk) 23:38, 29 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zblace is there a complete, canonical, PDF of this available? Ideally, we'd have a copy of the original for verifiability purposes. The MIT Press version is split up into lots of separate PDFs (and also claims a CC-BY-NC license, which is incompatible with Wikisource, though the PubPbub version doesn't have the NC bit). Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 13:12, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Inductiveload thank you for info! @Reagle @Jackiekoerner do you mind responding to the above as editors?
--Zblace (talk) 13:08, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Inductiveload is right, the published book is NC, but the PubPub version would be available and I believe it's otherwise identical except that it's missing the pagination information -- I don't know if Wikisource maintains that in any case. One could start by scraping the PubPub version and using Pandoc to convert it to MediaWiki -- unless Wikisource has a different method. -Reagle (talk) 14:31, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Passenger Pigeon Manifesto[edit]

Dear All,

I would like to ask if you think this text could be included in Wikisource? It has also been published in a peer-reviewed journal but as I'm the author I'm not allowed to upload the text myself. Thank you.

Best, --Adam Harangozó (talk) 16:42, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Adam Harangozó: Hello. That would be a useful contribution and you can add it here yourself: the fact you are its author does not make any difference if the text is notable enough to be placed here, which it is. There are two possibilities, the easier one and the better one :-)
The easier one is to add the text simply to Passenger Pigeon Manifesto and to give the source of the text and its licence at its talk page, with the link to the page where the license is given. A disadvantage of this way is that if later the original page with the text and its licence disappeared from the Internet, we would have no proof about the license, which might threaten the existence of the text in Wikisource in the future.
For this reason I suggest to download the PDF of the published article, upload it to Commons and at the same time email the Commons:Volunteer Response Team about releasing the text under a free licence. You can use one of Commons:Email templates for the email. After they confirm the licence, you can transcribe it here, either directly, or using the proofread extension. Feel free to ask me any questions or inform me about any problems at my talk page. --Jan Kameníček (talk) 21:11, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ran Away from the Dutch, Or, Borneo from South to North[edit]

Published at 1887. Author: Michael Theophile Hubert Perelaer, Abraham Pereira Mendes.

Actually, I've found it on external sources but there are many of them and I don't know which one is the best. So, please your help. Thanks. Mnafisalmukhdi1 (talk) 07:30, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And yet, thanks for someone on Commons. It's here: File:Ran away from the Dutch; or, Borneo from south to north (IA cu31924023893609).pdf. Mnafisalmukhdi1 (talk) 13:01, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stories by Foreign Authors[edit]

Missing volumes in Stories by Foreign Authors:

  • Polish-Greek-Belgian-Hungarian
  • German I

Mpaa (talk) 09:26, 13 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lithuanian-English Dictionary by Lalis[edit]

Third edition if possible. There are various scans on Google Books and the Internet Archive; the most readable/OCRable of the third edition scans should be the one chosen.

I guess someone with more experience could judge which of these is likely to be most usable; either of the IA ones would be okay. I realize that the second part where the headwords are English words and the glosses are Lithuanian belongs more properly on lt.wikisource (but they don't even use source-backed texts there, which is inconvenient). Even if only the first part with Lithuanian headwords and English glosses is allowed here, that would still be great. 21:01, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Prince & Speck (1904): Glossary of the Mohegan-Pequot Language[edit]

Should be PD, and can be downloaded from various sources, e.g. [9], [10]. I would like to transcribe it for easier reference/copying on Wiktionary. 21:08, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Henry Fielding (1746): The Female-Husband[edit] mentions Henry Fielding's The Female-Husband; or the surprising history of Mrs Mary, alias Mr George Hamilton, convicted for marrying a young woman of Wells, London, 1746. I can't find a copy of it; a 1925 work in HathiTrust says there's no existing copy, but the article says there's a few copies, and surely as a Henry Fielding work, it's been reprinted. (The title page in the article is for an unrelated work.) 16:12, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was reprinted in 1960 by the Liverpool University Press ([13]), but this is probably still under copyright. There's a scan of a similarly-themed work available: An authentic narrative of the extraordinary career of James Allen, the female husband (see also [14]). Does this strike your fancy? Shells-shells (talk) 21:35, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

David Cory (1921) - Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures[edit]

Uploaded a PDF of the book at Wikimedia Commons by the name File:Little Jack Rabbit’s Adventures.pdf, if a better scan is required I would be more than happy to oblige. However, it must be noted that some of the pages in the beginning are colored in by an unofficial third party, and some text is therefore hardly legible. Please respond to this request if you have any need for help in transliteration. VGPaleontologist (talk) 22:16, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At a point, the PDF glitched and resulted in showing the same page over and over again. I'll try to solve this, but I don't know if it'll work. VGPaleontologist (talk) 22:48, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To who it may concern; Index:LJRAdventures.pdf. VGPaleontologist (talk) 02:29, 6 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@VGPaleontologist you marked the index "source file needs fixing": is there anything I can help with to resolve that? It looks readable enough to me (and the OCR tool works) but I didn't go though every page. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:52, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Frank Merriwell's woodcraft - 1904 - public domain[edit]

PDF page scans: [1] Raw OCR of good quality: [2] Information link: [3]

  1. Title: Frank Merriwell's woodcraft, or, To the rescue of Old Gripper
  2. Author: Standish, Burt L., 1866-1945
  3. Publisher: Street & Smith, 238 William St.
  4. Publication Date: 1904-11-12
  5. Magazine: Tip top weekly - number 448 - 31 pages
  6. Includes departments: Applause (pages 27-29) -- Questions and answers / Professor Fourmen (page 30-31) -- Football championship of America (page 32).
  7. Location: Merriwell Collection. Rare Books and Special Collections, Northern Illinois University.
  8. Rights & Use: Use of this public-domain resource is unrestricted, however, attribution is customary and requested.
  9. No Copyright - Public Domain


The lady's assistant for executing useful and fancy designs in knitting, netting and crochet work.[edit]

3 vols (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3)

I am interested mostly in the kintting patterns of volume 2 , but it seems sensible to grab the 3 volume set. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:30, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Latter-Day Psalms (1914)[edit]

Latter-Day Psalms (1914) by Olaf Stapledon is the only work of his that seems to be PD. Prosfilaes (talk) 22:54, 10 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comin’ Thro' the Rye, 1875[edit]

Author:Ellen Buckingham Mathews

Thank you. Stamlou (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Early works by Alfred Tennyson[edit]

I've done a fair amount of work on Tennyson but can't find two of his earliest works on line (I've checked the usual IA/Hathi/BL/Bodleian/CUL, along with various US sites with publicly accessible digital scan content, Worldcat and online books pages). If anyone can access either of the following I'd appreciate a copy.

- Poems, by Two Brothers (1827), Alfred Tennyson and Charles Tennyson, London: printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers'-hall-court; and J. and J. Jackson, Louth.

- Poems, chiefly Lyrical (1830), by Alfred Tennyson, London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, Cornhill Chrisguise (talk) 23:00, 5 August 2023. (UTC)

Translations of Homer's Batrachomyomachia (The Battle of the Frogs and Mice)[edit]

I have done, or contributed to, transcriptions of several translations of this work. I plan to do a couple of the early ones but I can't find a scanned copy of:—

  • The crowne of all Homers workes Batrachomyomachia or the battaile of frogs and mise. His hymn's - and - epigrams translated according to ye. originall (1624?), by George Chapman, London: Printed by John Bull, his Majesties printer (text is on EEBO-TCP at UMich)

Chrisguise (talk) 23:27, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Chrisguise: I was actually interested in this work, and ordered it (and scanned it) a while ago. I’ll upload it soon. (By the way, if there are any other EEBO works of which you want scans, including other Batrachomyomachia translations, they are pretty easy to request.) TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 12:41, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks, I'll bear that in mind. Chrisguise (talk) 12:51, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Chrisguise: Here you go: IA. The normal reader doesn’t know what to do with the images, though, so the download page is easier. The individual images (from the reel) are two-page spreads, so some work will need to be done before an index can be created. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 14:19, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      Thanks, I have the means of creating a single file. I'll make a start on it. Chrisguise (talk) 14:36, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Thank you as well, I was interested in it but didn’t want to deal with making the file. I’ll probably stop by to do some proofreading on occasion. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 15:01, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        I have just started to process the files you uploaded (rather later than intended}. Could you check whether what you uploaded is complete, since the file names jump from 1879 to 1981 (i.e. should there be a file 1980?). Thanks Chrisguise (talk) 08:03, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • Chrisguise: Yes, the scan is complete. The scanner I use allows for series of scans of pages, but sometimes those get offset (or they run short). In this case, I think scan file 1980 was a duplicate of scan file 1979. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 18:45, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          Thanks for checking. Chrisguise (talk) 19:22, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          Sorry to bother again but I have come upon some problems. Although I haven't been able to access a full bibliographic description of the work, I found a description on a couple of auction websites, as pi2 (-pi1) A1-2 [par.]4 A-Z4. Both of these sites, plus a Chapman bibliography on IA, refer to a detailed catalogue of the Pforzheimer collection published in 1940, but I can't find a scanned copy of it.
          By comparing the scans you uploaded (and following the catchwords) I believe the following are actual (or potential) problems.
          Pages 36 and 37 are missing (should be between file 1902 and 1903). This is the case because neither the catchwords nor the signatures (E3, but unmarked) follow.
          Pages 54 & 55 are missing (between files 1910 and 1911). This is the case because neither the catchwords nor the signatures (G4, but unmarked) follow.
          Pages 144 to 147 appear to be missing (i.e. two files between 1954 and 1955). However, the signatures seem to follow (from S4 (unmarked) to T), suggesting this is a page numbering problem.
          Pages 180 to 201 appear to be missing (i.e. ten files between 1970 and 1971). However, the signatures seem to follow (from Y4 (unmarked) to Z), suggesting this is a page numbering problem.
          So far as I can make out, the last page is the verso on 1977; everything thereafter is a duplicate of the epistle at the beginning of the work. The final pages bear the signature 'Aa'. I'm not well versed in signature descriptions, but I don't think this is covered by the one listed above. Chrisguise (talk) 07:48, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A summary of the evidences of Christianity (1797) - John Fawcett[edit]

I haven’t been able to find any free pdfs of it, would anyone be able to help? 11:59, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A relatively poor quality scan of it exists in Eighteenth Century Collections Online MarkLSteadman (talk) 20:01, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]