The WCP's transcription protocol plus a basic guide to palaeography and a sample transcript of a letter are available below. Please note that others are encouraged to use the protocol we have developed (which was based in turn on other earlier protocols) - it is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.

*The latest version (Version 23.1, released 1 March 2024) of the project's transcription protocol can be downloaded by *CLICKING HERE*

A copy of the London Natural History Museum's Palaeography Guide can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

A sample transcript of the letter below can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

(Note that this is an historically important letter from ARW to Joseph Hooker giving ARW's reaction to the public announcement of his and Darwin's theories of natural selection at the Linnean Society in 1858).

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Letter, page 2

Letter, page 3

Letter, page 4

Letter reproduced with permission of the late Quentin Keynes.

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