SOLO London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew (1812-1887) - lt

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GillH
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Post by GillH » May 16th, 2018, 8:27 pm

London Labour and the London Poor Volume 2 by Henry Mayhew (1812 - 1887).


Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work."

"The history of a people from the lips of the people themselves .. their labour, earnings, trials and sufferings, in their own unvarnished language, and to pourtray the condition of their homes and their families by personal observation of the places ..." "My earnest hope is that the book may serve to give the rich a more intimate knowledge of the sufferings, and the frequent heroism under those sufferings, of the poor ..."

Henry Mayhew was a social researcher and journalist. He compiled a four volume work in minute detail on the lives of the poor in London, of which this is the second volume, published in 1816. ( Peter Yearsley)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/londonlabourand00mayhgoog
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry Mayhew) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mayhew
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Labour_and_the_London_Poor
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 99
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1861
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Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage; *Non-fiction

Keywords that describe the book: history, London, labor, labour, workers, interviews, social commentary, social, street folk, earnings, conditions

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Section [number] of London Labour and the London Poor Volume II. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "London Labour and the London Poor Volume II, by Henry Mayhew. [Section]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Section [number] of London Labour and the London Poor Volume II by Henry Mayhew. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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    "[Section title]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Section]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of London Labour and the London Poor Volume II, by Henry Mayhew. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename londonlabour2_##_mayhew_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. londonlabour2_01_mayhew_128kb.mp3)

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Title: ## - [Section title]
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Post by Peter Why » May 17th, 2018, 2:03 am

Have a lovely time!

I always have trouble deciding on key words for my projects; I hope you don't mind that I've stolen some of yours to go into my volume of "London Labour".

Peter
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Post by Lynnet » May 17th, 2018, 4:24 am

I can set this up for you, Gill.
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Post by Lynnet » May 17th, 2018, 4:29 am

Lynnet wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 4:24 am
I can set this up for you, Gill.
Edit: and done :D You might want to think about shortening the file name. Also, ID tags are superfluous as they are overwritten by the system at cataloguing. Just ask if you need anything else.
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Post by GillH » May 17th, 2018, 5:38 am

Thank you! How do I shorten it now it's in the system?

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Post by GillH » May 17th, 2018, 5:40 am

Peter Why wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 2:03 am
Have a lovely time!

I always have trouble deciding on key words for my projects; I hope you don't mind that I've stolen some of yours to go into my "London Labour".

Peter
No probs! Part of my message to you was going to be asking if you'd mind if I copied your blurb about the 4-volume set. I realise I forgot to do that now! Hope you don't mind.

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Post by GillH » May 17th, 2018, 5:44 am

For the recordings, is "londonlabour_2_££_mayhew_128kb okay? Or do you think there would be confusion with Vol. 1?
(££ to be replaced with the hash symbol.)

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Post by Lynnet » May 17th, 2018, 6:06 am

GillH wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 5:44 am
For the recordings, is "londonlabour_2_££_mayhew_128kb okay? Or do you think there would be confusion with Vol. 1?
(££ to be replaced with the hash symbol.)
That would be fine. Just go and edit the first post (or I can do it). It isn't 'official' until you start uploading sections (and even then, with a bit of LV magic, I can edit file names 8-) ) Click on the pencil in the top right corner to edit.
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Post by Peter Why » May 18th, 2018, 12:24 am

Gill, of course you're welcome to my summary from volume 1.

Thinking of which, the heading of your project that's displayed in the forum overview doesn't show Henry's volume number. Would it be worth shortening the heading somehow, so it can be seen as volume 2?

It would be great if LibriVox could get all four volumes recorded.

Peter
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Post by annise » May 18th, 2018, 3:03 am

Just butting in slightly - it might be a good idea to continue Peter's naming protocol - he starts the filenames labor1_## etc. You don't have to, but I'm not sure that if someone dowloads all 4 volumes , the files will start with vol 1 , it is possible some sorts may put _2 before 1, different software seems to follow different rules about non alpha characters

Anne
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Post by Peter Why » May 18th, 2018, 3:22 am

Anne, I agree with you that we need a volume-to-volume numbering system. I hadn't imagined that anyone would be recording the later volumes, when I started.

The file names for volume one are "londonlabour_###_mayhew_128kb" at the moment. Would it be simple to change the existing filenames to "londonlabour1_###_mayhew_128kb" or would you like me to upload them again with new file names? I'll start with the new numbering scheme for my next section straightaway.

EDIT: Wow! Looking back at the first page in my London Labour solo, I see that I should have been using "londonlabour1 ..." right from the beginning! .... and failed to, right from the beginning! My apologies, Anne.

Peter
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Post by GillH » May 18th, 2018, 11:32 pm

I don't seem to be able to change the forum heading. Can admin do that or should I re-launch the project?

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Post by Lynnet » May 19th, 2018, 9:12 am

GillH wrote:
May 18th, 2018, 11:32 pm
I don't seem to be able to change the forum heading. Can admin do that or should I re-launch the project?
What do you want to change the heading to? Anne was suggesting a change to the file name, not the heading.
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Post by GillH » May 20th, 2018, 8:51 am

Just to bring it into line with Vol 1.

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