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Post Posted:: June 4th, 2017, 5:54 pm 
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Unaddressed Letters by Anonymous, edited by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1850 - 1946).


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“I had a friend who loved me;” but he has gone, and the “great gulf” is between us. After his death, I received a packet of manuscript with these few words:—“What I have written may appeal to you because of our friendship, and because, when you come to read them, you will seek to grasp, in these apparent confidences, an inner meaning that to the end will elude you. If you think others, not the many but the few, might find here any answer to their unuttered questionings, any fellowship of sympathy in those experiences which are the milestones of our lives, then use the letters as you will, but without my name. I shall have gone, and the knowledge of my name would make no one either wiser or happier.”
The writer was, by trade, a diplomatist; by inclination, a sportsman with literary and artistic tastes; by force of circumstances he was a student of many characters, and in some sense a cynic. He was also a traveler—not a great traveler, but he knew a good deal of Europe, a little of America, much of India and the further East. He spent some time in this neighborhood, and was much interested in the country and its people. There is an Eastern atmosphere about many of the letters, and he made no secret of the fact that he was fascinated by the glamour of the lands of sunshine. He died very suddenly by misadventure, and, even to me, his packet of letters came rather as a revelation.
( Frank Athelstane Swettenham)

This project is a collaboration of bluechien, NemoR, and alg1001.




    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47420
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      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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      Genres for the project: Letters; *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs

      Keywords that describe the book: India, correspondence, tiger, Malaysia, mongoose, Englishman

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Unaddressed Letters. 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:
        "Unaddressed Letters, by Anonymous edited by Frank Athelstane Swettenham. [Letter Title]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Section]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

        For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:

        "Section [number] of Unaddressed Letters by Anonymous/Swettenham. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
        If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
        and then say: "[Letter title]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Unaddressed Letters, by Anonymous edited by Frank Athelstane Swettenham. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      unaddressedletters_##_swettenham_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. unaddressedletters_01_swettenham_128kb.mp3)
    9. [b]
      Please ignore ID3 V2 tags. They will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]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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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: alg1001
      • 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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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2017, 6:23 am 

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Hi,

I'd like to do the entire collection...if that is okay.

Thanks,
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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2017, 7:14 am 
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Wow, that will be fine. I will keep it in this forum for now, but it will become a solo project when you finish. If you change your mind or don't like any of the sections, I can reopen them to the group.
Thank you!
Amy

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Post Posted:: June 22nd, 2017, 7:32 am 

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Thanks a lot Amy...Will start working on it soon...


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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 6:35 pm 

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Hi Amy,

Just wanted to send you a quick note that I will be able to start recording next Monday and plan to record one or two letters a week. Please let me know if this timeline suits you.

Thanks,
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Post Posted:: June 29th, 2017, 5:44 am 
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Hi,
That sounds great.
Cheers!
Amy

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Post Posted:: August 23rd, 2017, 7:47 am 
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I am going to claim a few of these.
4- a clever mongoose
8- a strange sunset
24- tigers and crocodiles
25- a rose and a moth
36- of paradise lost
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Post Posted:: August 31st, 2017, 6:00 am 
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I am having visitors for the holiday weekend. I may not be checking in every day. I will catch up after. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Cheers!
Amy

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Post Posted:: October 18th, 2017, 6:56 pm 

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can I take sections 0 and 2 (edit: and 3)? I'm recording VERY slowly these days but I have watched this book for what seems like a year, it's so good!

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Post Posted:: October 18th, 2017, 7:02 pm 

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May I claim the following sections please:

1 THE HILL OF SOLITUDE
14 BY THE SEA

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Post Posted:: October 19th, 2017, 4:43 am 
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bluechien wrote:
can I take sections 0 and 2 (edit: and 3)? I'm recording VERY slowly these days but I have watched this book for what seems like a year, it's so good!


It doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast.
Thank you for claiming, Eva!
-Amy :D

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Post Posted:: October 19th, 2017, 4:44 am 
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NemoR wrote:
May I claim the following sections please:

1 THE HILL OF SOLITUDE
14 BY THE SEA

Thanks!

Nemo


Most certainly. Thank you for claiming, Nemo!
-Amy :D

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Post Posted:: Yesterday, 8:02 pm 
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Hi Eva and Nemo,
Since none of us have a section in yet, we could use the shortened disclaimer for the letters. I will edit the opening post for that.
Have a good night!
Amy

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