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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)

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

Governmental and organizational works[edit]


Journal articles[edit]

See also[edit]

New speeches[edit]

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)

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)
Found one: Index:Solidarismus - Diesel - 1903.djvu Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:16, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Old Science Fiction of 19c[edit]

Robert William Cole:

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)

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)

Not progressed further — billinghurst sDrewth 01:05, 21 October 2020 (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)

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)
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)

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)

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)

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]

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)

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 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)

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)

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)
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)

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)

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)

Index:Books_Condemned_to_be_Burnt_-_James_Anson_Farrer.djvu for the first one.--Prosfilaes (talk) 04:08, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Index:An Index of Prohibited Books (1840).djvu seems to have been around for a while. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 10:24, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Orange flag waving.svg 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).
@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)
  • 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)

Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1791)[edit]

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)

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)

@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)
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)
@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)

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).

Black’s Law Dictionary[edit]

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).

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).

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

Pictogram voting comment.svg 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)

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)

@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)
@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)
@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)

Sherlock Holmes (1899 play)[edit]

Requesting scans of William Gillette's 1899 play Sherlock Holmes. The text, which is {{PD-US}}, is available at the Diogenes Club website, and could be checked against the 1976 and 1977 editions available for checkout at the Internet Archive, but I would prefer to do side-by-proofreading if possible. The copyright pages of these later editions list a 1922 edition published by Samuel French, Ltd., which would be {{PD-US}}. —CalendulaAsteraceae (talk | contribs) 07:20, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Worldcat says ProQuest has a copy in the LION collection (but I don't have access to any of PQ): Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 09:32, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Inductiveload: Thank you! It showed up as unavailable when I logged in, but I appreciate the pointer to a source of texts. I just acquired a physical copy which I can scan, so all's well that ends well on my end! —CalendulaAsteraceae (talk | contribs) 23:59, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Great, let me know if you need help making a file out of it.
I just checked back and actually that work is actually available though the Wikipedia Library access. However, it only has a transcript and no scans. Let me know if you'd like the transcript as a match-and-split source. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 11:06, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

Harkavy's Yiddish-English[edit]

Please import Harkavy's English-Jewish and Jewish-English Dictionary 6th edition (Q108376683). Scans in good quality are available it seems. It is not in Gutenberg.--So9q (talk) 05:33, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

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