Digital Editions of Stainforth’s Library

  • Catalog Pages (PDF) — Every page of the manuscript library catalog with line numbers and page numbers. This serves as the key to our transcription of the manuscript.
  • Full Catalog in LUNA — This is a full scan of Stainforth’s manuscript catalog on the CU Digital Library web site. It enables you to “flip” through the catalog, but it does not show the blank pages or the need to rotate the book to see the “Wants” list.
  • Auction Catalog (1867) — Google Books, scanned edition of the 1867 auction catalog of Stainforth’s library, for Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge’s auction. OCR is dirty but more reliable than the Gale online edition.

Resources for Biographical and Bibliographical Research

  • Library of Congress Authorities — Find authority records for people mentioned in the library.
  • Orlando Project — Orlando provides entries on authors’ lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies of women writers of the British Isles “from the beginnings to the present.”
  • OCLC WorldCat— WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. We use Worldcat for name and title authority research.
  • The University of Oxford Text Archive (OTA)  over 6,000 well-edited digital editions from ECCO, EEBO, and Evans textbases
  • NINES —  (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.
  • VIAF — The VIAF (Virtual International Authority File) combines multiple name authority files into a single OCLC-hosted name authority service. VIAF includes LOC name authorities as well as authority records from other libraries across the globe.
  • TEI: Text Encoding Initiative — The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.