[Humanist] 22.535 a control corpus of 19th century American intellectual writing?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Feb 16 13:07:17 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 535.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:57:55 +0000
        From: "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: A corpus of 19th century American Intellectual writing
        In-Reply-To: <20090216064439.639862E171 at woodward.joyent.us>

I am supervising a student at CCH/KCL who is working with the writings of several American scholars from the 19th century.  At this point his work would benefit from having a control corpus of 19th century American intellectual writing that he could use for various kinds of statistical comparison.  He would welcome both literary-oriented and non-literary (scientific?) texts, and even material that although written for an intellectual audience appeared in the non-scholarly press.

He is checking out what is available in Project Gutenberg already. Is there a member of Humanist who could suggest other possible digital textual sources?

Many thanks for your suggestions.

... john bradley

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