Transcribing Modern Manuscripts


Transcribe letters drawn from the Newberry’s Modern Manuscripts Collections, a repository of American manuscripts from the mid-18th through the 20th centuries. Mostly penned by members of a multi-generational immigrant family, the Everetts, whose members crisscrossed the country and settled in South Carolina, Kansas, and beyond, these letters provide first-hand accounts of everyday life in America during the late 19th century.

Learn about the Everetts, read more about this project, view our transcription guidelines, access the Modern Manuscripts Digital Collection, or simply select an item below to get started!

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