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Personal and Family Papers
Letters and Correspondences
Diaries and Journals
Ledgers and Day Books
Sermons and Religious Texts

  (transcriptions only)

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Manuscripts of Colonial and Revolutionary America
Technical Details

Notes on the Images

To create the images used in this Web site, manuscript materials are originally scanned in full color at 300 DPI and saved as compressed .TIFF image files. These color images are then archived on CD. Earlier materials were scanned on a UMAX Mirage II flatbed scanner (2001-2005); materials are currently scanned on one of two Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL scanners. All images are acquired and archived using Macintosh computers.

From the archived color images, the online black and white .JPEG files are created at 150, 100 and 72 DPI. These images are, as necessary, digitally manipulated a minimal amount to increase the contrast between the words and the page on which they are written, and thus increase the legibility of the text.

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Questions and comments regarding this Web page should be directed to Special Collections.

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