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Subject: Re: [S-I] James McHenry (1785-1845), Novelist
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:18:07 +0000
I was about to say....
Scanners are real cheap these days. Visit Staples or buy something on line for far less than $100. Then YOU scan the pages and figure out an indexing scheme and put it on a website yourself for less than $100. However maybe talk someone else into doing it for free. Like footnote.com or google books. There's other competitors. And... I wonder if the reason the SI never left Ulster till 1718 was because they were waiting for a government grant? The Quakers and the Methodists left long before that. They were NOT waiting on a government grant.
However then I googled for James McHenry Wilderness and found out you are late to the party. No scanner needed. Fire the grant writer!
http://etext.virginia.edu/eaf/authors/jm.htm - The University of Virginia already digitized it but restricts it to its own people. They are not sharing.
Usually if it was digitized by google books it shows up on the first page, but it might be there.
So all you need to do is wait for Stanford to get done with their project or liberate it from the University of Virginia.
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Ken Poole" <>
> I have always wondered what my relatives the Dunsmoors sounded like when
> they got off the boat
> in Boston in 1728 it would be wonderful to get this material digitized and
> available for all.
> I smell grant money!
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:42 PM
> Subject: [S-I] James McHenry (1785-1845), Novelist
> > Frank Ferguson's new book, An Ulster-Scots Anthology, is full of wonderful
> > surprises. I learned there about James McHenry (1785-1845) who
> > published a
> > number of novels about Ulster and Scotch-Irish pioneers in Pennsylvania.
> > He
> > was born in Larne, practiced medicine and published poetry and prose in
> > Belfast before emigrating to Baltimore in 1816. In his first American
> > novel, The
> > Wilderness, published in 1823, many of the characters speak in the
> > Ulster-Scots he spoke at home in Co. Antrim!
> > This book and several others are on microfilm in my university library.
> > Since McHenry's copyright expired long ago, it would be interesting to
> > make
> > these books available to a wider public. Perhaps the text could be
> > digitized and
> > available on a website?
> > I found a brief account of McHenry and his books in Charles Fanning, The
> > Irish Voice in America (Lexington Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky,
> > 1999),
> > 43-56.
> > All the best,
> > Richard
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