Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Digital History Project


Stage 2: Transcription and Coding of Daybook Page Spreads

Research in primary sources involves taking notes, which often includes transcribing selections from the sources.  Since handwritten sources from the nineteenth century and before can be difficult to read, in-class sessions in which students work together on deciphering and transcribing individual two-page spreads from Laban Morey Wheaton’s daybook build experience and confidence in this skill that belongs in every historian’s toolkit.

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