Reading the Diary

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This Web site allows visitors to search a transcription of William’s entire Diary alongside high-resolution scans of each hand-written page. The site defaults to the transcription but you can view the scans at any time by clicking on the image of the page, located to the right of the transcript under the heading View the Original Page. You can toggle between the scan and the transcription.

Use the Next and Previous buttons above and below the transcript to navigate sequentially through the Diary. Annotated words appear bold and in color. To access the note, click on the word for a pop-up annotation explaining the term. Click on the "read more" button to follow the text further and link to other notes via "back" and "forward" directionals. To return to the transcription page simply click on the X in the upper right corner of the pop-up window. View the transcription without notes by removing the check mark next to "Annotations"in the tool box.

Searching the Diary  for a specific date or keyword can be done by using the search feature located in the brown tool box.