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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.

For reference, please see our inclusion criteria and links to other digital libraries.


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]


Memoirs and Biographical[edit]

Collection of Works[edit]

General History[edit]

The Sciences[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
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


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]


Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]

New speeches[edit]

New requests[edit]

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. 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 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 --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 - if someone wants to find an equivlaent on , 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]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived: Completed via August 2014 Proofread of the Month
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 [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)
Yes check.svg Done Now at An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans Beeswaxcandle (talk) 06:46, 25 August 2014 (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 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)
Proofread and published at The Address of the People of South Carolina assembled in Convention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States. Somebody want to validate? Xpctr8 (talk) 02:45, 25 June 2015 (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. 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. has
    1. Pod, Bender and Co short stories -
    2. George Allen England works - IA Search

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)

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)

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)

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)

Black's Law Dictionary (1910)[edit]

Google Books has a whole version here. Black's Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for legal dictionaries for over a century, and the public domain version would be an invaluable edition to this collection. Cheers! BD2412 T 19:36, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

  • 1st Ed (1891): Link
  • 4th Ed (1968): Link
  • 6th Ed (1990): Link
  • 2nd Ed (1910): Link
  • 5th Ed (1979): Link
  • 3rd Ed (1933): Link

Hrishikes (talk) 07:13, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

  • I am not sure whether this is meant to indicate that these are available versions with which to do this project, or whether the availability of these versions is an objection to doing this project. By adding the public domain editions to Wikisource, we will be able to cross-reference to definitions in Wiktionary without sending readers outside of Wikimedia space. We will also be able to import definitions already in Wiki-text to Wiktionary. Cheers! BD2412 T 11:55, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
These are versions readily available. (actually, even 9th Ed and 10th Ed are freely downloadable from the net; but these are likely pirated, so I'll refrain from giving the link.) So, there is no hurdle in starting the project. I am doing other things; you may take it up if you so wish. As for PD-ness, the first two eds are pre-1923, but the others need to be checked. Hrishikes (talk) 16:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
  • I have no doubt that the more recent versions are under copyright. With respect to the public domain versions, what is the technical process for uploading these from their internet locations to Wikisource? Is it a matter of manual copying and pasting? BD2412 T 01:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Ideally, we want to get a full DjVu file, with OCR text layer included. Places like the Internet Archive are a good place to look for a clean copy of this. If the edition is in PD worldwide, then the DjVu is uploaded to Commons, and an Index and pages are created here. If the edition is in PD in the US, but not in PD in the country of publication, then the DjVu is uploaded locally to Wikisource with a template noting that it cannot be moved to Commons until [date]. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:11, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
I am trying to prepare the 2nd Ed for here. It needs to be downloaded page by page from the link given above; then converted to djvu. So it'll take some time. Hrishikes (talk) 03:23, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
The Google Books link that I provided in my first post has the entire 2nd Ed as a single document. Wouldn't that be easier to download? BD2412 T 03:30, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Your link does not give download option from my location. If you can upload it to IA, you will get a readymade djvu. Otherwise you may upload it to some cloud storage like Box, Mediafire etc. and give the link here. Hrishikes (talk) 03:43, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
I have uploaded this to the Internet Archive, at, and am trying to send it from there to Commons now. Cheers! BD2412 T 12:40, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
Internet Archive has not yet generated a DjVu file of my upload, but I found another version already there, at The upload tool keeps telling me that it can't find this file in Internet Archive, though. BD2412 T 13:23, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Index:Black's Law Dictionary (Second Edition).djvu Hrishikes (talk) 03:15, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Uniform Commercial Code[edit]

w:Uniform Commercial Code. May somebody please add this code? Thanks in advance. Hausratte (talk) 12:05, 9 October 2014 (UTC)


May somebody please add this book? The book was published by USSR so it should have no copyright now. The book is already in[9]. Thanks!-- 14:51, 4 November 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 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)

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (2015)[edit]

Hello, I just uploaded this text to Wikisource, but it's quite big and I'd like some help with it. If anybody can help in proofreading it and transcribing it, that'd be much appreciated. Thanks! Also, there's a PDF version of this uploaded here as well, but since there's a superior DJVU version, could somebody delete the PDF version? Thanks. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 18:55, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Accompanying text here. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 11:03, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

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)
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)


I uploaded The Black Prince a while ago. It is has been proofread but now needs validation. It does not have very many pages and I would be grateful if someone could spare the time taking it to the next stage. Leutha (talk) 20:35, 23 May 2015 (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)

The Principles of Political Economy[edit]

The Principles of Political Economy is a important text on the field of ethic an politic by Author:John Stuart Mill. An article in Wikipedia already exist but no book are already scanned on Wikisource. All the best, Lionel Scheepmans (talk) 14:46, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

I agree. I started transcription project of a related work by Author:Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (only the third volume seems to exists at Solomon7968 (talk) 17:37, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Hrishikes (talk) 17:39, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Index:Principles of Political Economy Vol 1.djvu and Index:Principles of Political Economy Vol 2.djvuMpaa (talk) 19:56, 3 January 2016 (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 [12] which includes a link to a Gale online resource [13] 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, 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 Reynolds Pamplet[edit]

I am hoping someone can add the Reynolds Pamplet (officially named Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796," In which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Refuted.) written by Alexander Hamilton. I uploaded the work to Commons (here), but I think it would be better on Wikisource. Elisfkc (talk) 02:34, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Here you go -- Index:Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796," In which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Refuted.pdf. All ready for transcription. You actually did the hard part tracking it down. :) --Mukkakukaku (talk) 19:52, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Medical education in the United States and Canada; a report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching[edit]

We have an author page for Author:Abraham Flexner, but not his most significant work, Medical education in the United States and Canada; a report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. If uploaded, will do the formatting. Cheers! BD2412 T 22:18, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done : Index:Carnegie Flexner Report.djvuBeleg Tâl (talk) 15:08, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Excellent, thanks. BD2412 T 15:53, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Beatrix Potter[edit]

Trying to track down some of Beatrix Potter's less popular works. The following I found on HathiTrust, but I can't get at since I'm not a member (and not currently in the US):

In addition to the above, we're also missing these:

  • The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)
  • The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)
  • Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes (1917)

At some point Project Gutenberg digitized the majority of Potter's work, but I haven't been able to find their original scans while digging through their archives (on the proofreader's portal, at least.) The problem with PG's work is that now there's a lot of pdfs floating around the internet that are their transcription and not original scans.

Thanks. --Mukkakukaku (talk) 19:47, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

(Also, if the HathiTrust part of this request is in the wrong place, please let me know and I'll move it elsewhere.) --Mukkakukaku (talk) 19:47, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

I may have found a way to get most of these, using DownThemAll Firefox plugin. I'm testing on Peter Rabbit. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 13:53, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
It works, but will take a while. Someone with access can probably do it much faster and more easily. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 16:16, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Some of these can probably be found in better quality elsewhere. The first Peter Rabbit link on the list is a Google scan that was uploaded to Hathi, and not their usual quality of scan. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:44, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
I've looked in the usual places for better scans ( and Google Books); surprisingly, better scans are not readily available. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 16:16, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
In addition we've got higher quality copies of the illustrations themselves via Project Gutenberg, so as long as the scans are complete, their overall quality doesn't really matter as much in this regard. --Mukkakukaku (talk) 17:04, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Most of HathiTrust scans are scans provided by Google to HathiTrust as part of the agreement that let Google scan the HathiTrust libraries. If you can see the pages but can't download the PDF, that's a good sign they came from Google; the few non-Google scans were marked by HathiTrust letting you download the whole PDF.--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:13, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: I have looked for them on Google Books and they are not there except in snippet-view, which is just as useless. (This may be different for American users.) —Beleg Tâl (talk) 14:10, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

I've downloaded all the ones I can do. The rest will need to be accessed by someone with full access. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 14:12, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

NVM, got them with a web proxy —Beleg Tâl (talk) 15:22, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

The Story of Miss Moppet is available on IA via OpenLibrary. In theory. I've added myself to the "waitlist" since it's been "checked out." I'll see about adding it if it ever gets "checked in" again.... --Mukkakukaku (talk) 20:27, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Same deal with The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Mukkakukaku (talk) 20:34, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
And also Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes.... --Mukkakukaku (talk) 20:44, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Haha, care to guess who's checked them out? (Hint: it's me!) The Flopsy Bunnies and Apply Dapply both unfortunately use modified versions of the illustrations and are still under copyright (©1991 and 1987 respectively). Miss Moppet is okay though. I've checked them back in for you. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 20:47, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
LOL -- great minds, eh? Is the text the same for Flopsy Bunnies and Apply Dappley? If it is, maybe we can do some surgery on the PDFs and blank the pages with the modified illustrations since (I think) we've got the images from Gutenberg? --Mukkakukaku (talk) 20:51, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
I don't think surgery is a good idea. I'm exploring a few options for scanning in a physical copy. Worst case I'll scan in the relevant pages from my omnibus volume. It'll be easier than surgery on scans :p —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:14, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done all texts are uploaded. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 13:41, 25 October 2016 (UTC)