Date range: 1855-1882 OCR quality: original OCR File types/numbers: 15,397 ALTO XML files; 15,397 image files; 22 METS files; 22 plain text files Description: This dataset represents a collection of Ordnance Survey Books of Reference. Sometimes called ‘Area Books’, or ‘Parish Area Books’, the Ordnance Survey Books of Reference were published between 1855-1882 to accompany the Ordnance Survey’s 25 inch to the mile maps. They record acreages of each land parcel shown on these maps...
Date range: 1768-1860 OCR quality: original OCR File types/numbers: 155,388 ALTO XML files; 155,388 image files; 195 METS files; 195 plain text files Description: This dataset represents a the first eight editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica, issued from 1768-1860, comprising a total of 143 volumes. The Britannica was first issued in Edinburgh in 100 weekly parts (forming 3 volumes) from 1768 to 1771 and illustrated with 160 copperplate engravings.
Date range: 1850-1950 OCR quality: cleaned-up OCR File types/numbers: 117,022 ALTO XML files; 120,903 image files; 458 METS files; 468 plain text files Description: This dataset represents part of the Medical History of British India collection. This collection is part of the broader India Papers collection held by the National Library of Scotland. A Medical History of British India consists of official publications varying from short reports to multi-volume histories related to disease, public health...
Date range: 1803-1901 OCR quality: original OCR File types/numbers: 13,088 ALTO XML files; 13,088 image files; 21 METS files; 21 plain text files Description: This dataset represents a collection of Scottish gazetteers. The collection comprises twenty volumes of the most popular descriptive gazetteers of Scotland in the 19th century. Principal places in Scotland, including towns, counties, castles, glens, antiquities and parishes, are listed alphabetically. Each entry includes detailed historical and geographical information about each place.
Date range: 1913-1944 OCR quality: original OCR File types/numbers: 70,410 ALTO XML files; 70,410 image files; 122 METS files; 103 plain text files. The Official Lists for the RAF have been published since 1919 and give details of officers who served in the British Royal Air Force during the First and Second World Wars. They also list retired officer, medical staff, nurses and chaplains, decorations and awards and holders of the Victoria Cross.
Date range: 1913-1944 OCR quality: original OCR File types/numbers: 164,326 ALTO XML files; 164,326 image files; 122 METS files; 122 plain text files Description: This dataset gives details of officers who served in the British Royal Navy during the First and Second World Wars, specifically for the years 1913, 1914, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1939 and 1940.
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This dataset represents the Broadsides printed in Scotland 1650-1910. It comprises nearly 1,800 broadsides printed in Scotland. Date range: 1650-1910 OCR quality: corrected transcriptions File types/numbers: 1,727 ALTO XML files; 1,727 image files; 1,727 METS files; 1,726 plain text files.