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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 3:32 am

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 09 - May 1898.

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/the-national-geographic-magazine-vol-09-05-may-1898-by-national-geographic-society/

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The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, Vol IX, May 1898, the Cuba Number.
It includes the following articles:
  • Cuba, by Robert T. Hill
  • The Florida Coast Line Canal
  • The Origin of West India Bird Life, by Frank M. Chapman
  • Trade of the United States with Cuba, by John Hyde
  • Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, U. S. N., by Henry Gannett
  • Reception to Captain C. D. Sigsbee, U. S. N., by John Hyde
  • Geographic Literature - Geographic Serials
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Post by Availle » August 4th, 2020, 3:38 am

Ah, look, Cuba!

I'm not sure I should claim all of it since I have plenty of prior commitments...
Could I do sections 1 & 2 for now please?
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 3:47 am

Definitely! Thank you, Ava!

And I just entered the project's forum url in the project page, so that should be covered, but who knows :mrgreen: :lol:

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Post by Availle » August 4th, 2020, 3:57 am

You did, really? *goes off to check*

Yes you did! :thumbs:
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Post by BettyB » August 4th, 2020, 6:43 am

May I claim my favorite Section 10...

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 7:19 am

Of course! I'm glad you're claiming it!

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Post by silverquill » August 4th, 2020, 8:36 am

I would like to read 3 and 4.
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 4th, 2020, 8:44 am

Thank you, Larry! I'll sign you up!

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Post by silverquill » August 11th, 2020, 11:14 am

~ Larry

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 11th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Hi Larry! That is not the correct link. Did you upload another file as well?
Thanks!

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Post by silverquill » August 11th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Hi Larry! That is not the correct link. Did you upload another file as well?
Thanks!
Oh, good grief!
I was rushed trying to get this in before I had to log in to work.
Well, let's try this:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm09_05_03_128kb.mp3 17:21
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Post by velo26 » August 12th, 2020, 9:05 am

I would like to do sections 8 and 9, please.

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 12th, 2020, 9:26 am

Awesome! Welcome to the National Geographic Project!
I've signed you up for 8 and 9. How would you like to be credited in the catalogue? It could be just your forum name, a real name or some other pseudonym. We can also link to a personal webpage if you'd like.

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Post by velo26 » August 12th, 2020, 9:58 am

Great! Just credit me with my forum name, please.

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 12th, 2020, 11:55 am

So here's your Reader page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/14800 You can also access it through your name-link in the magic windows. It lists all projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects under the "Reader section details" link.

Have fun recording, velo!

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