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Post by Sue Anderson » November 27th, 2014, 3:12 pm

HughGil wrote:Hi Garth,

PL is okay. :thumbs: Sue will be along shortly to check out the authors name for the catalogue.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Hugh. Thanks for the PLing! :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 27th, 2014, 3:15 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:Here's one that might interest you, Ava. :wink:

Mathematics in Evolution
Hi Jo, Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the suggestion! I also want to thank you very much for fixing my covers so they show on archive.org beta! :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 27th, 2014, 3:32 pm

Roger wrote:"Practical Skunk Raising" by William Edwin Pratt. Certain to be a highly sought after piece.

Roger Melin
Hi Roger, Thanks for this one; it sounds like a lot of fun! :) We have lots of wild skunks locally; I came into my living room at dusk a few days ago to draw the drapes, and through the window saw a skunk feasting on sunflower seeds underneath the bird feeder; he barred his teeth at me--a real friendly greeting--and the drapes were left for later.

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 27th, 2014, 4:41 pm

Veggrower wrote:Hi Sue & Hugh

May I submit this recording of an article entitled "On Gardening", by R.F. Murray, from The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 265, July to December, 1888, with a length of 14:54:

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_ongardening_murray_gb_128kb.mp3

Text source: https://archive.org/stream/gentlemansmagaz80unkngoog#page/n139/mode/2up

I'm pretty sure that the R.F. Murray who is credited with this article is Robert Fuller Murray, who was born in Massachusetts in 1863, moved with his father to Britain when he was six years old, and died in 1894 at the age of 30. He was apparently also known as The St. Andrew's Man, after the town and the university there which he attended. In the 1880s he was contributing pieces to various periodicals, but unfortunately I've been unable to definitely link him with this article, or with The Gentleman's Magazine. Robert Murray was mainly a poet, and two volumes of his poems were published, both of them in PG. The one entitled "Robert F. Murray: His Poems" has a long introduction concerning his life, written by his friend, Andrew Lang.

I introduced and ended the recording as written by Robert F. Murray, but if you think this should be changed to just R.F. Murray (in case I've got the wrong author :) ) I'll re-record those two bits and re-submit. Thanks,

Garth
Hi again, Garth, Well, I can see that author attribution in Gentlemen's Magazine is a topic unto itself. Truly fascinating! . . . I came across a whole data base for the years 1731-1866: Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine,1731-1868: An Electronic Union List http://bsuva-epubs.org/bsuva/gm2/GMintro.html#howto, but nothing for 1888 . . . What I think we'll do, is leave the author's name in your recording as is (you're probably correct), but we'll stick to R.F. Murray for the catalog to be on the safe side.

Pulling weeds . . . Murray's description is so true! :) I just hate pulling weeds, so a couple of years ago, I replaced part of our lawn with a paving stone patio . . . and of course now the weeds come up through the cracks between the stones. Then, just like Murray describes, I knock off the tops (with a power weed wacker, not by hand) but, like he says, that still leaves the roots to spring up again. However, this summer, when I didn't even get around to wacking the weeds, I was repaid pleasantly -- a potted petunia reseeded itself in a patio crack and bloomed.
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Post by Availle » November 27th, 2014, 5:22 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:Here's one that might interest you, Ava. :wink:

Mathematics in Evolution
I"m only seeing this now, sorry, but: Very cool! 8-) A bit long-ish though, and right now I am hard pressed to find time to record, QUIET time, I mean... I'll put it on my list though.

I love to see that Roger has done the skunk-raising article! I found it very interesting, and the person who wrote it seems to have been surprisingly caring towards the animals, probably very unusual for that time...
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Post by Veggrower » November 29th, 2014, 8:20 am

Hi, Sue - thanks for your replies, and research on the Gentleman's Magazine. There are some fascinating articles buried in these old periodicals, on all kinds of subjects. I liked the humour in the gardening article, and I could also sympathise with the schoolboys as I occasionally weed gravel paths with a hoe, and lo and behold, a couple of weeks later there they all are again :(.

Garth

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Post by HughGil » November 30th, 2014, 4:38 pm

Roger wrote:"Practical Skunk Raising" by William Edwin Pratt. Certain to be a highly sought after piece.

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47460

Narration: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_practicalskunkraising_pratt_rm_128kb.mp3

Length: 21:32
File size: 20.68

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Hi Roger,

PL is okay. :thumbs:
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Post by adion03 » December 9th, 2014, 9:01 am

I would like to read the Five Contributions to American Civilization by Charles William Elliot (1895).
My username is adion03.
Thank you,
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 9th, 2014, 9:32 am

adion03 wrote:I would like to read the Five Contributions to American Civilization by Charles William Elliot (1895).
My username is adion03.
Thank you,
Andrea Dion
Hi Andrea, We are looking forward to your contribution. :) If you have any questions about the recording process as you go along, feel free to ask. The nonfiction collection's dedicated proof listener, Hugh, or myself will try to help.

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Post by Roger » December 15th, 2014, 8:26 am

A Treatise on the Culture of the Tobacco Plant, by Jonathan Carver Esq.

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47638

Upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_treatiseoncultureoftobacco_carver_rm_128kb.mp3

Length: 59:43
File size: 57.34 MB

Thanks! :)
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 15th, 2014, 6:59 pm

Roger wrote:A Treatise on the Culture of the Tobacco Plant, by Jonathan Carver Esq.
Thanks! :)
Hi Roger, Thanks for another interesting read. :) I haven't had time to listen to all of it yet, but I'll note that it begins "Tobacco is a medicinal plant . . . . In the countries of which it is native, it is considered by the Indians as the most valuable offering that can be made to the Beings they worship."

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Post by HughGil » December 18th, 2014, 4:22 pm

Roger wrote:A Treatise on the Culture of the Tobacco Plant, by Jonathan Carver Esq.

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47638

Upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf036_treatiseoncultureoftobacco_carver_rm_128kb.mp3

Length: 59:43
File size: 57.34 MB

Thanks! :)
Hi Roger,

Volume is just a bit low at 86.3dB, should be ~89db. Except for the low volume, PL is okay. :thumbs: I'll spot check when you submit your fix.

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Post by Roger » December 18th, 2014, 5:39 pm

Oops, apparently I forgot to run it through the gain phase.
File has been fixed and re-uploaded. Thanks for pointing that out!
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Post by soupy » December 18th, 2014, 9:50 pm

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 19th, 2014, 6:16 am

Hi Soupy, Thanks for this glimpse into Griesinger's contributions to psychology! :)

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