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Taylor Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 30 May 1993 13:36:09 -0700
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The following is a message from the person who's scanning the electronic
texts of some of Twain's works.  I'm definitely going to try getting all
the public domain texts onto the TWAIN-L filelist.  In the meantime, if
you can volunteer some time to help proofread the scanned e-texts, please
get in touch with Thomas Dell <[log in to unmask]>.

Taylor Roberts

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Date: Sun, 30 May 93 12:59:20 PDT
From: Thomas Dell <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Twain e-texts

Currently I have all of "Tom Sawyer" and "Christian Science" scanned
in, but not proofread. I need to determine first if Project Gutenberg has
a copy of Tom Sawyer, then I'll proofread it. (That generally takes a
week or two, for that long a book, since I don't have much time to do it.)

We have almost all of Twain's works, though a few volumes are missing,
and all volumes will be scanned in eventually.

If you would like to proofread a scanned in copy, I'm willing to scan
in a text and send it to you. A spellchecker is not sufficient, since
sometimes portions of pages are missing (though not often, it does happen.)
I should mention that if you want to do this, you have to have an edition
published before 1917 or so, to ensure there is no copyright. We work
from "The Works of Mark Twain", I'm sure you've seen it. (There are some
editions of "The Works" published in the 1920's, and I don't think those
will be acceptable unless someone does a copyright application search.

The major Twain works that we have released are "A Connecticut Yankee",
"Tom Sawyer Abroad", and "Tom Sawyer, Detective." (Well, the last two
aren't major, but they are longer than 100K, which makes them major
to the guy proofreading (me.) Also a number of short stories.