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by boojumuk
November 5th, 2016, 9:11 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
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Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

P.S. I've been reading up on the 40 foot telescope, and I was mistaken about the mirror - it was indeed made of cast metal, and not glass as I thought. It was 47" diameter, and made of speculum, an alloy of copper, tin and arsenic (no wonder they had to keep polishing it!), and weighed just over 100...
by boojumuk
November 5th, 2016, 8:57 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Here's chapter 4. These should keep you busy Betty! More folks dropping like flies. https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_09_herschel_128kb.mp3 time 41:00 A couple of things - at 11:07 the text reads 'his strength is now' and I think it should be 'his strength is low' so that's what ...
by boojumuk
November 5th, 2016, 3:26 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Thanks Betty, here's ch3, p3 to be going on with. Makes you realise how poorly they used to get in those days!


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_08_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 25:37

Kevin
by boojumuk
November 1st, 2016, 7:09 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

OK Ava, you're the boss! Will do.

Here's chapter 3, part 2 to be going on with :)


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_07_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 21 :00

Kevin
by boojumuk
October 31st, 2016, 8:37 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Well, here we go with Chapter 3 part 1. I managed to get some help with the French, so I'm reasonably happy with it. I don't think it'd stand scrutiny by a native French speaker though! :lol: https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_06_herschel_128kb.mp3 time 23:39 I had another look at...
by boojumuk
October 28th, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Chapter 2 part 3 ready

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_05_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 37:06

definitely have to get my timings sorted out! Also spotted a letter in French, and an obit in German coming up - should be interesting!! :shock:

Kevin
by boojumuk
October 21st, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Yes, I know what you mean, but I guess that was what you did in those days. I forgot to mention that the 'metal' she refers to casting is in fact the molten glass. It's a name they used in the trade (I used to work in a glass company)
Kevin
by boojumuk
October 18th, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

OK, thanks, will do :)
Kevin
by boojumuk
October 18th, 2016, 6:44 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Thanks Betty. Before I go any further, what do you think of my voice characterization for Caroline? Do you think it works ok? If not, now is a good time to change before I do too much more.
Kevin
by boojumuk
October 17th, 2016, 7:44 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Hot on its heels comes the next part :) https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_02_herschel_128kb.mp3 time 28:32 I obviously got the timing split a bit wrong in this chapter - 18 mins and 28 mins. Forgot that tiny print takes longer to read than normal sized print! :lol: Missed out one...
by boojumuk
October 17th, 2016, 2:55 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: [BIO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

OK, here we go Betty. I've put the introduction back as PL OK, and chapter 1, part 1 as Ready for PL, as I was just about to upload it before the crash happened.

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_01_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 18:28

Kevin
by boojumuk
October 16th, 2016, 1:00 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

Re: RELAUNCH [SOLO] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - av

Hi Betty
Excellent! Here we go again :)
Kevin
by boojumuk
October 16th, 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle
Replies: 62
Views: 4411

[COMPLETE] Memoirs etc of Caroline Herschel - availle

Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel by Mrs John Herschel . This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page: https://librivox.org/memoir-correspondence-caroline-herschel-by-margaret-herschel/ For many people, the name Caroline Herschel will be unfamiliar, but she ...