Archaeologia Cambrensis

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W. Pickering, 1891 - Electronic journals

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Page 236 - Report on the Transcription and Publication of Parish Registers, etc. The Congress of Archaeological Societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries desires to call the attention of the public and especially of those interested in antiquarian research, to the extreme importance of duly preserving and rendering accessible the Registers and other Parish Eecords of the United Kingdom.
Page 237 - METHOD OF TRANSCRIPTION. There can be no doubt that a verbatim et literatim transcription is of far more value than any other form ; it is otherwise impossible to be sure that some point of interest and importance has not been overlooked ; the extra trouble of making a complete transcript is small, and the result much more satisfactory. In any case the names should be given literatim and all remarks carefully copied, with some indication, where possible, as to the date of the remark. Other records,...
Page 270 - Patrick and by the ecclesiastics and chieftains of Erin ; for the law of nature had been quite right except the faith and its obligations, and the harmony of the Church and the people.
Page 238 - ... of a series of Registers, supplemental and extra to their Transactions, would add to the attractiveness and usefulness of the Societies without being a serious burden to their funds. By combination and organization a considerable body of outside subscribers may probably be secured for such a series, and the cost of distribution of circulars, etc., may be materially reduced by such a plan as the issue, by the Central Committee, of an annual circular containing lists of Registers in course of publication....
Page 9 - Nor will I call out upon the mountains, fountains, or hills, or upon the rivers, which now are subservient to the use of men, but once were an abomination and destruction to them, and to which the blind people paid divine honour.
Page 238 - Registers are preserved as well as later Transcripts ; in such cases, the two should be collated and all variations noted. PUBLICATION. With regard to the publication of Registers, the Committee have carefully considered the question of printing in abbreviated or index form and have come to the conclusion to strongly recommend that the publication should be in full, not only for the reasons given for transcription, but because the extra trouble and expense is so small and the value so very much greater....
Page 315 - That this Congress, having taken into consideration the draft of a Bill to extend the Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1882, beg to express to Sir John Lubbock their approval of the principles therein involved.
Page 238 - COPIES. The decipherment of old Registers is, as already pointed out, a •work of considerable difficulty, and it is therefore strongly recommended that in cases where the transcribers have no great previous experience, they should obtain the help of some competent reader to collate the transcript with the original. It should be remembered that in many cases transcripts are preserved in the Bishops' Registries and a reference to these will often fill up a void, clear up^a difficulty or supply an...
Page 237 - ... hope that these suggestions may lead to a still greater number being undertaken. As the older writings are in a different character from that used at the present time, they are not easily deciphered, and require careful examination, even from experts. It is extremely desirable therefore that they should be transcribed, not only to guard against possible loss or injury, but in order to render them more easily and generally accessible to the student. The Committee appointed by the Congress of 1889...
Page 16 - After the death of that Saint, the waters were almost as sanative as those of the Pool of Bethesda : all Infirmities incident to the human body met with relief: the votive Crutches, the Barrows, and other Proofs of Cures, to this moment remain as evidences pendent over the Well.

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