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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 1:45 am 

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London Labour and the London Poor - Volume 1 by Henry Mayhew (1812 - 1887).

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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 first volume, published in 1851.

Modern readers may find offensive some of the language used at the time.

Notes:
1 "ing-uns" are frequently mentioned as being sold by the costermongers. This is clarified on page 94 of the text as being their name for onions.
2 The word "blank" has been inserted into the reading where expletives and proper names are given in the text as, for example, "D---d", or "Mrs M---", read as "D blank D" and "Mrs M blank".
3 There are some pages of errata at the end of the book, which mainly involve corrections to the many numbers given in the text. The corrections have been included in the recording; however, many arithmetical errors still exist, and have been left unchanged.

( Peter Yearsley)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/londonlabourand03mayhgoog
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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    • Project Code: ENaFfUdC



    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry Mayhew) : https://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: 100
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1851
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: non fiction/historical

    Keywords that describe the book: 19th century, London, poverty, street trading

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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, by Henry Mayhew - Volume 1. 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:
      [Chapter Title, part number]


    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 - by Henry Mayhew. Volume 1. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say: "[Chapter title, part number]"

    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of section [number]"
    • 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 1, by Henry Mayhew. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename londonlabour1_###_mayhew_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. londonlabour1_001_mayhew_128kb.mp3)

    [b]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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Annise
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Last edited by Peter Why on August 15th, 2017, 6:28 am, edited 20 times in total.

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 1:47 am 

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This is an enormous project; I estimate about 47 hours of recording. There is a short book on archive.org that extracts interesting bits from the first three volumes of Mayhew's series (it's called "Mayhew's London"), but unfortunately it was compiled quite recently.

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 5:37 am 
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I can set it up - back in a jiff.

All done. With 100 sections you will need to start with 001 in your file numbers. Anything else you need just ask , but I think its now over to you :D

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 6:37 am 

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Thanks, Anne; I'm a couple of pages into my first recording ... over 550 to go!

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 6:40 am 
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Hi Peter,

Do you have a DPL? I would be happy to listen! :)

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 6:45 am 

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Hello, Diana,

Thank you. Be my guest; it's going to be a long haul. I won't be upset if you want to step back out of PLing a little (or a lot!) early.

EDIT: There are a couple of pages of errata at the end (almost all are corrections to numbers given in the text). I'll be using these, and will mention them when I post the affected sections.

It's interesting meeting Mr Mayhew in the flesh after meeting him fictionally in Terry Pratchett's "Dodger".

Anne, could you set Diana up as DPL, please?

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 2:24 pm 
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Peter Why wrote:
... it's going to be a long haul...

Challenge accepted! :mrgreen: Looking forward to it!

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2016, 2:44 pm 
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Team complete :D
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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2016, 3:23 am 

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Thanks, Anne.

I'm just editing the first chapter now. I thought I'd mention that I'm going to try to be consistent in how I handle some common abbreviations:

viz - namely
etc - et cetera
&c - and so on

(I'll add to the list if I encounter any more)
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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2016, 5:19 am 
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Does &c mean something different to etc. - I've always thought they were the same - I learn something new every day at LV. :D

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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2016, 5:26 am 

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I was puzzled exactly what "viz" meant, so I checked, and thought that I'd try to keep to a specific definition for it and other Latin abbreviations. I can't remember where I got the "and so on" definition for "&c". When I just looked it up, you're right. But Mayhew uses both "etc" and "&c", so I just now thought I'd go on handling them slightly differently. ... it's either that, or go back through the file that's uploading now!

EDIT: Section 1 uploaded.

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2016, 1:09 am 
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Hi Peter,

notes for sections 1. Only minor things! :)

25:05 - repeated "and": ...dancing bears, and... and tame camels.
26:54 - repeated "serenaders"
29:14 - repeated "and": ...buy-a-brooms, and... and guttapercha heads.

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2016, 3:54 am 

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Thanks, Diana, I must have hurried the last part of that recording!

Corrected and re-uploaded.

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Edits are OK! :D It is very pleasant to listen to you :9:

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Post Posted:: August 15th, 2016, 8:27 am 

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Thanks; I've had a few people say how I help them to get to sleep! I'm happy with that: medicinal value to my reading ...

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