COMPLETE Biography of John Wesley Powell BY W. M. Davis-mas

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Post by melpaulm » July 16th, 2017, 7:42 pm

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL, 1834-1902. by William Morris Davis (1850 - 1934).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/biographical-memoir-of-john-wesley-powell-by-william-morris-davis/

A biography of the life and scientific work of John Wesley Powell, published as part of Chapter VIII, National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs. The author, William Morris Davis, was a contemporary of Powell and in the circle of luminaries of the time in the paleontological, geological and geographical sciences. Powell served in the Civil War, and later in government. He not only was the second Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, but headed the Bureau of Ethnology for the Smithsonian Institute (future field of anthropology) and was a strong proponent of Indian rights and languages in government. He was a relative of the Wesleys, founders of the Wesleyan religion. ( Melanie Schleeter McCalmont)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/biographicalmemo00davirich
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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  3. 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):
    • "Chapter [number] of BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL 1834-1902. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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    • Say:
      "BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL 1834-1902, by William Morris Davis. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL 1834-1902 by William Morris Davis. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL 1834-1902 by William Morris Davis. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  4. Example filename jwpowell_##_davis_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. jwpowell_01_davis_128kb.mp3)
  5. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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/Melanie McCalmont

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 16th, 2017, 7:49 pm

Mel,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get things set up.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 16th, 2017, 7:57 pm

OK, You're set.
Let me know if you have any questions.
MaryAnn

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Post by melpaulm » July 17th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Thanks! I will start this project when Mountaineering is done, so it may sit idle until then, probably September. I'll need your advice on chapterizing, since some are very short and some very long...I'll consult you when time comes to start it. There's so many great government-related publications from this era.
/Melanie McCalmont

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Post by melpaulm » September 17th, 2017, 10:18 am

:D I've added all my chapters and am preparing to start recording.

Reviewing the text, this is one long "essay" with unnumbered sections. I'm calling them "chapters" but am wondering if I should technically state on the recording "Chapter 4" when there is no actual number to be seen? Or is the statement of "chapter" just a mnemonic for sections on the voice recording?

Let me know.
/Melanie McCalmont

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 17th, 2017, 11:29 am

Melanie,

You raise a good point. When I have soloed similar projects, I have introduced the recordings as "section" with a number. Or you can start them with "part". Whatever makes sense to you, as long as you also say a number so the listeners know they are going in order.

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Post by HZFerr » September 29th, 2017, 4:39 pm

Do you need a DPL? :D
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 30th, 2017, 4:56 am

Yes we do Helen. I've added you to the MW.
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Post by HZFerr » September 30th, 2017, 9:54 am

:D Thank you MaryAnn.
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by melpaulm » October 27th, 2017, 7:16 pm

I've posted sections 1, 2, and 3 of the solo recording. Since there are no chapter numbers but section titles, I've called it 'section' so that the numbering matches the recording id. Let me know if this sounds ok as a process?
/Melanie McCalmont

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 27th, 2017, 8:44 pm

Melanie,

That's just what I do on my own projects. I use either chapter or section, depending on what makes sense given the book's organization and anytime the chapter numbers are out of whack with the section numbers (like when I need to split chapters into multiple sections), then I use sections as well.

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Post by HZFerr » October 30th, 2017, 1:52 pm

PL OK for:

sect 1 Early Life

sect 2 Service in the Civil War

sect 3 Visit to the Rocky Mountains, 1867-1868



Great story and reading. :clap:
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by melpaulm » December 26th, 2017, 6:25 pm

My goal was to get back to this reading and finish it over the holidays. I was doing a lot of work traveling until December 10. But I came down with a chest virus going around here and my voice is shot, can't even breathe in without coughing. But I'm still committed to the project and should feel better soon, hopefully!
/Melanie McCalmont

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 26th, 2017, 7:18 pm

Thanks for the update Melanie. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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Post by melpaulm » February 10th, 2018, 4:05 am

I took almost 6 weeks to get my voice back after the bad flu out here. I'm starting to record the remaining sections will have a steady stream of uploads starting today.
/Melanie McCalmont

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