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Post by boojumuk » October 16th, 2016, 8:50 am

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 was one of the most significant women on the English scientific scene during the late 18th and early 19th century. Sister of the well known William Herschel (he of the discovery of Uranus and its moons and many other significant scientific discoveries), she first worked as his assistant in his astronimical works, and then went on to become a noted astronomer in her own right. She discovered eight new comets in her lifetime, and was the first woman to be paid for her contribution to science, and was awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, made an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy of Science and was presented with a Gold Medal for Science by the King of Prussia on her 96th birthday. This book tells the fascinating story of her life through her letters, and commentary by her nephew's wife. Caroline Herschel was an important woman whose contributions to science should be more widely known. ( Kevin Green)
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Post by libraryanne » October 16th, 2016, 12:51 pm

Hi,
Checking in as DPL again. :)


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Post by boojumuk » October 16th, 2016, 1:00 pm

Hi Betty
Excellent! Here we go again :)
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Post by Availle » October 16th, 2016, 4:14 pm

Okay, we're back!
I'm not sure what we did exactly to the file names...? Just change them as you see fit, it doesn't matter very much, except that shorter is better.

Enjoy - again :wink:
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Post by boojumuk » October 17th, 2016, 2:55 am

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

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Post by libraryanne » October 17th, 2016, 7:17 am

Hi,
Chapter 1 is PL OK!


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Post by boojumuk » October 17th, 2016, 7:44 am

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 abbreviation as I didn't know what it meant or how it fitted in -- last para -- " &c., &c., Mem:" I just read it as etcetera, etcetera. Tried looking it up in my dictionaries, but couldn't find that construction in either my Oxford or Chambers, or anything online.
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Post by libraryanne » October 18th, 2016, 6:38 am

Hi,
Section 2 is PL OK!

Reading that phrase as etcetera etcetera is fine. I'd probably read it that way too.


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Post by boojumuk » October 18th, 2016, 6:44 am

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.
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Post by libraryanne » October 18th, 2016, 8:17 am

I think how you read her words is very effective. Makes a little contrast between Caroline's words and the author of the book. :clap: Keep doing it that way. :)


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Post by boojumuk » October 18th, 2016, 8:31 am

OK, thanks, will do :)
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Post by boojumuk » October 21st, 2016, 3:48 am

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Post by libraryanne » October 21st, 2016, 2:14 pm

boojumuk wrote:Chapter 2 part 1 ready

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_03_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 28:25

Kevin

This file is PL OK! What a self sacrificing woman, she's almost too good, if you know what I mean.

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Post by boojumuk » October 21st, 2016, 2:22 pm

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)
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Post by boojumuk » October 24th, 2016, 7:45 am

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