Category: "Announcements"

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 40 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

March 20th, 2019

 

1074 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 40 (British Columbia 1870 Despatches to London, August). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.


Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 38 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

March 4th, 2019

1130 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 38 (British Columbia 1870 Despatches to London, January to May). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 37 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

February 26th, 2019

1346 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 37 (British Columbia 1869 Public offices and Miscellaneous). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: RG7 G8C Volume 13 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

November 30th, 2018

428 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: RG7 G8C Vol 13 (British Columbia 1866 Public Despatches from London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 34 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

November 27th, 2018

1079 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60, Vol 34 (British Columbia 1868 Public Offices and Miscellaneous). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 305 Volume 30 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

October 17th, 2018

773 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 305, Vol 30 (Vancouver Island 1866-1867 Public Offices and Miscellaneous). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 398 Volumes 6 and 7 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

October 15th, 2018

300 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volumes have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 398, Vol 6 (BC 1869 (July) to 1871 (August) Entry Books of Correspondence: Letters from Secretary of State. Offices and Individuals); CO 398, Vol 7 (BC 1871 (February) to 1871 (July) Entry Books of Correspondence: Letters from Secretary of State. Despatches). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 398 Volume 5 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

October 11th, 2018

560 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 398, Vol 5 (BC 1867 (April) to 1871 (January) Entry Books of Correspondence: Letters from Secretary of State. Despatches.). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 384 Volume 4 page images added to Colonial Despatches collection

October 10th, 2018

488 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 398, Vol 4 (BC 1866 (June) to 1869 (July) Entry Books of Correspondence: Letters from Secretary of State, Offices and Individuals). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 29, CO 60 Volume 32 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

August 30th, 2018

A total of 1079 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume has been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 32 (BC 1868 Despatches to London January to June). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 29, CO 60 Volume 30 and 31 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

August 13th, 2018

A total of 2825 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volumes have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 29 (BC 1867 Despatches to London September to December); CO 60 Vol 30 (BC 1867 Public Offices part 1 and Miscellaneous); and CO 60 Vol 31 (BC 1867 Public Offices part 1 and Miscellaneous Individuals). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 198 Volume 3 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

August 13th, 2018
493 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 398 Vol 3 (BC 1864 (Jan) to 1866 (June) Entry Books of Correspondence: Letters from Secretary of State, Offices and Individuals). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 27, CO 60 Volume 27 and CO 410 Volume 2 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

August 13th, 2018
A total of 1819 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volumes have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 27 (BC 1867 Despatches to London Jan-March); CO 60 Vol 28 (BC 1867 Despatches to London April-Aug); and CO 410 Vol 2 (VI 1864-1867 Despatches from London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 305 Volume 29 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

July 11th, 2018
979 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 305 Vol 29 (VI 1866 Despatches to London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 26 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

July 9th, 2018

886 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 26 (BC 1866 Public Offices and Miscellaneous). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 25 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

July 6th, 2018

1032 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 25 (BC 1866 Despatches to London July to December). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 Volume 24 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

July 3rd, 2018

694 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 24 (BC 1866 Despatches to London, January to June). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: RG7 G8C Volume 12 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

March 27th, 2018

520 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: RG7 G8C Vol 12 (BC 1865 Despatches from London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: RG7 G8C Volume 5 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

January 24th, 2018
642 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: RG7 G8C Vol 5 (BC 1865-1867 Despatches from London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 vol 23 manuscript images now available

January 24th, 2018
Colonial Office class 60 volume 23 page-images, covering BC Public Offices and Miscellaneous 1865, are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page. There are 729 page-images in this set.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 vol 22 manuscript images now available

January 8th, 2018
Colonial Office class 60 volume 22 page-images, covering Despatches to London from June to December 1865, are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page. There are 1065 page-images in this set.

Colonial Despatches: CO 305 vol 27 manuscript images now available

November 27th, 2017

Colonial Office class 305 volume 27 page-images, covering Public Offices and Miscellaneous correspondence from 1865, are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page. There are 836 page-images in this set.

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 vol 21 manuscript images now available

November 7th, 2017

Colonial Office class 60 volume 21 page-images, covering Despatches to London from 1865 (January to May), are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page. There are 1235 page-images in this set.

Colonial Despatches: CO 305 vol 26 manuscript images now available

October 31st, 2017
Colonial Office class 305 volume 26 page-images, covering Despatches to London from 1865 (July-December), are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page. There are 1219 page-images in this set.

Colonial Despatches: CO 305 vol 25 manuscript images now available

September 21st, 2017

Colonial Office class 305 volume 25 page-images, covering Despatches to London from 1865 (Jan-June), are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page.

Colonial Despatches: documents for 1864 published

April 19th, 2017

The Colonial Despatches project is pleased to announce that all documents for the year 1864 have now been published for general access on the website. Starting here you can read the entire correspondence from images of the original document pages or annotated transcriptions.

CO 60 vol 19 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

July 7th, 2016

1012 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 19 (BC 1864 Despatches to London July to December). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 60 vol 18 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

June 9th, 2016

824 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 60 Vol 18 (BC 1864 Despatches to London January to June). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

RG7 G8C Volume 11 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

May 20th, 2016

500 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: RG7 G8C Vol 11 (BC 1864 Despatches from London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

RG7 G8C Volume 4 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

April 28th, 2016

466 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: RG7 G8C Vol 4 (VI 1864 Despatches from London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 305 Volume 24 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

April 14th, 2016

670 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 305, Vol 24 (VI 1864 Public Offices and Miscellaneous). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 305 Volume 23 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

March 29th, 2016

1085 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 305, Vol 23 (VI 1864 Volume 2, August to December: Despatches to London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 305 Volume 22 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

February 25th, 2016

837 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 305, Vol 22 (VI 1864 Volume 1, January to July: Despatches to London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

RG7 G8C Volumes 19 and 22 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

September 22nd, 2014
RG7 G8C Volumes 19 and 22 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection 798 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volumes have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: RG7 G8C Volume 19 (BC 1858-1859 Despatches to London); RG7 G8C Volume 22 (1861-1864 Despatches to London). These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 381 Volume 18 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

September 16th, 2014

220 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection: CO 381, Vol 18 (BC 1858-1871 Entry Books Series II: Commissions, Instructions, Petitions, Grants, Orders in Council, Warrants, Letters etc.) These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 60 Volume 17 page-images added to Colonial Despatches collection

September 11th, 2014

1047 new page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volume have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection:

  • CO 60, Vol 17 (BC 1863 Public Offices and Miscellaneous)

These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Four new volumes of page-images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

August 19th, 2014

A total of 3255 page-images (in three different sizes) from the following volumes have been added to the Colonial Despatches collection:

  • CO 305 Vol 20: VI 1863 Despatches (900 images)
  • CO 305 Vol 21: VI 1863 Public Offices and Miscellaneous (757 images)
  • CO 60 Vol 15: BC 1863 Despatches to London January to May (777 images)
  • CO 60 Vol 16: BC 1863 Despatches to London June to December (821 images)

These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 60 Vol 14 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

August 13th, 2013
1059 page images for CO 60 Vol 14 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover BC 1862 Public Offices and Miscellaneous. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 6 Vol 36 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

August 6th, 2013

1038 page images for CO 6 Vol 36 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover British North America 1862; Exploration 1857-1860; and Captain Palliser's general report and journal These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 6 Vol 35 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

June 27th, 2013

138 page images for CO 6 Vol 35 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British Columbia 1862: Fisheries Commission and Maps. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 6 Vol 34 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

June 26th, 2013

1120 page images for CO 6 Vol 34 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British Columbia 1862: Public Offices and Individuals. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 305 Vol 19 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

June 17th, 2013

1445 page images for CO 305 Vol 19 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British Columbia 1862: Despatches, Public Offices and Miscellaneous. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

RG7 G8C Vol 10 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

May 28th, 2013

750 page images for RG7 G8C Vol 10 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British Columbia 1862-63: Despatches from London. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 60 Vol 13 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

May 15th, 2013

1309 page images for CO 60 Vol 13 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British Columbia 1862: Despatches to London. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 6 Vol 33 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

January 15th, 2013

829 page images for CO 6 Vol 33 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the British North America 1861: Public Offices and Individuals documents. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 398 Vol 2 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

November 21st, 2012
539 page images for CO 398 Vol 2 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These

cover the BC 1861-1867 Entry Books of Correspondence: Letters from Secretary of State and Despatches. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Colonial Despatches: Encoding guidelines document available

October 31st, 2012

After some discussion and a request from a user, we've decided to make our encoding guidelines document available on the site. It is, of course, in a state of continuous evolution, so we'll refresh the PDF periodically. A link has been added to the Development page.

Welcome to our new Directed Reading students

September 13th, 2012

The Colonial Despatches project would like to welcome our two new team members, Alison Malis (doing a Directed Reading in the History Department) and Brigitte Dreger-Smylie (Directed Reading/Professional Writing Program). We also welcome back Theo Biggs, previously doing Directed Reading but now as a workstudy student, entering his third year with us. There should be lots of activity over the coming semester!

CO 60 Vol 11 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

June 12th, 2012

466 page images for CO 60 Vol 11 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the 1861 Despatches to London Sept-Dec. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 60 Vol 12 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

June 11th, 2012

588 page images for CO 60 Vol 12 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the 1861 Public Offices and Miscellaneous correspondence. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 60 Vol 10 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

May 30th, 2012

767 page images for CO 60 Vol 10 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the 1861 Despatched from London, January to August. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

CO 305 Vol 18 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

May 22nd, 2012

910 page images for CO 305 Vol 18 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the 1861 Vancouver Island Public Offices and Miscellaneous Correspondence. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Complete set of CO 305 Vol 17 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

May 9th, 2012

The complete collection of 1208 page images for CO 305 Vol 17 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the 1861 Vancouver Island Despatches to London. These will now be linked into the transcription documents.

Four new 1859 documents added to the collection

April 4th, 2012

Four new correspondence documents from 1859 have been added to the correspondence, transcribed by Marion Massey and marked up by Petria Arienzale. The total document count is now 7151.

Abstracts now added for 1854

March 26th, 2012

Thanks to some excellent work from Petria Arienzale, abstracts have now been added for all 1854 documents. We now have abstracts for all years between 1846 and 1854.

OAI records regenerated

January 26th, 2012

Several thousand OAI-PMH records have been regenerated to take account of updates to despatches files and other XML documents in the collection. The process currently takes a long time, so it's only done every few months. OAI metadata records for the collection are now up to date.

Colonial Despatches project added to dhcommons.org

January 26th, 2012

The Colonial Despatches project has been added to the DH Commons project list. We are hoping through this to attract collaborators from other institutions who may be interested in researching, writing, and proofreading.

Welcome to our new directed reading RA

January 9th, 2012

Today the Colonial Despatches Project welcomes its fourth directed reading student, Petria Arienzale. She'll start work tomorrow on some of the biographies, and over the next few weeks she'll be learning about XML, TEI, oXygen and a host of other components of our work.

Complete set of RG7 G8C Vol 9 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

December 13th, 2011

The complete collection of 712 page images for RG7 G8C Vol 9 (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the second part of 1860-61 BC Despatches from London. We originally had only the first 25 of these images.

RG7 G8C Vol 8 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

December 6th, 2011

361 new images (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the second part of BC 1859 Despatches from London.

RG7 G8C Vol 7 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

November 30th, 2011

Over 400 new images (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the BC 1859 Despatches from London.

RG7 G8C Vol 3 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

November 22nd, 2011

439 new images (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the Vancouver Island 1862-63 Despatches from London.

RG7 G8C Vol 2 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

November 15th, 2011

719 new images (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the Vancouver Island 1859-61 Despatches from London.

CO 305 vol 16 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

October 13th, 2011

144 new images (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the Public Accounts for Vancouver Island, 1857-1860.

CO 398 vol 1 page images added to the Colonial Despatches collection

August 29th, 2011

526 new images (in three different sizes) have been added to the collection. These cover the Entrybooks of Correspondence for BC, 1858-1861. They are currently being linked into the transcription documents.

CO Series 305 vol 15 page images now posted to the site

June 27th, 2011

A further 1348 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering Vancouver Island Public Offices and Miscellaneous correspondence, 1860. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

OAI Metadata interface explained

June 17th, 2011

A page has been added to the site explaining the OAI-PMH metadata interface and how it works, with links to example queries returning XML responses.

CO Series 305 vol 14 page images now posted to the site

June 8th, 2011

A further 941 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering Despatches from Vancouver Island to London, 1860. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO Series 6 vol 32 page images now posted to the site

May 12th, 2011

A further 1298 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America 1860 Public Offices and Individuals. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO Series 60 vol 6 page images now posted to the site

February 1st, 2011

A further 1422 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British Columbia 1859 Public Offices Part 2, and Miscellaneous. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO Series 6 vol 30 page images now posted to the site

January 20th, 2011

A further 1250 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America 1859 Public Offices/Hudson's Bay Company. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO Series 60 vol 5 page images now posted to the site

January 19th, 2011

A further 1108 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering BC 1859 Despatches to London and Public Offices Part 1. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO Series 6 vol 31 page images now posted to the site

December 15th, 2010

A further 983 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America correspondence from 1859 (Individuals). Transcriptions are now being linked into these images. CO 6 vol 30 is close to completion too.

CO Series 6 vol 29 page images now posted to the site

December 7th, 2010

A further 817 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America correspondence from 1858 (Individuals, N-Z). Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO Series 6 vol 28 page images now posted to the site

November 30th, 2010

A further 814 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America correspondence from 1858 (Individuals, F-M). Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.

CO 6 vol 27 images now available on the Colonial Despatches site

November 18th, 2010

This is volume 3 of the 1858 material, covering British North America 1858 offices: General and Individuals A-E. There are 1421 new page-images.

CO Series 6 vol 26 page images now posted to the site

November 2nd, 2010

A further 1,123 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America correspondence from 1858. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images and the CO 6 25 set.

CO 6 25 manuscript images added

October 25th, 2010

1230 new page-images have been added to the site from Colonial Office Series 6 Vol 25 (British North America 1858 correspondence).

Colonial Despatches: CO 60 04 page-images now available

October 12th, 2010

Colonial Office volume 60/4 page images have now been processed and are available on the website. These cover BC despatches to London from 1859.

Colonial Despatches: CO 305 vol 13 manuscript images now available

September 29th, 2010

Colonial Office class 305 volume 13 page-images, covering Public Offices correspondence from 1859, are now available on the Colonial Despatches site. They can be accessed through the Manuscript images page.

CO 305, Vol 12 Images Posted to Manuscript Images Gallery

September 23rd, 2010

CO 305, Volume 12 has been uploaded to the Manuscript Images page. This collection contains 1859 correspondence relevant to Vancouver Island, under the headings of Admiralty, Board of Trade, Council Office, Emigration Office, and Foreign Office. In the coming months, these images will be linked to their respective digital transcriptions.

CO 305, Vol 11 Images Posted to Manuscript Images Gallery

September 23rd, 2010

CO 305, Volume 11 contains correspondence for the year 1859. You can access these images, along with all others posted to date, from our Manuscript Images page. In the coming months we will link these images to their respective digital transcriptions.

RSS feeds available from the Despatches site

September 22nd, 2010

We have made available two separate RSS feeds for the Colonial Despatches site. One is for announcements only; it can be accessed from an icon in the footer of every page. The other is for all the project blog postings, and this is available on the Development page (click on About on the main menu).

CO 305 11 images posted on the site

September 20th, 2010

Scans from CO 305/11 are now accessible in the image browser.

Colonial Despatches project in the Globe and Mail

November 18th, 2008

The Globe and Mail has a great story on the Colonial Despatches project today.

The Colonial Despatches project launch

November 4th, 2008

The Colonial Despatches project was officially launched at the Maritime Museum in downtown Victoria yesterday (November 3). An invited audience of about 60 people attended the event, which took place in the old court room. The Vancouver Island Brewery sponsored the reception. Elizabeth Grove-White was MC, and introduced speakers including Greg Evans from the Maritime Museum, Professors John Lutz, James Hendrickson (the original begetter of the project back in the 1980s), and Hamar Foster. Martin Holmes gave a brief demonstration of the site, and UVic's Dean of Humanities, Andrew Rippin, gave the closing address.

Welcome to the Colonial Despatches project

September 14th, 2007

If you're a member of the project and you'd like to be able to participate in this blog, let me know and I'll add you as a user.