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Offline KitCarson

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Re: Unreadable (by me) words
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 October 21 20:59 BST (UK) »
Well done Dusty2.  Enjoy what you have achieved and what you might take on next!  Good work.

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Re: Unreadable (by me) words
« Reply #10 on: Monday 18 October 21 12:01 BST (UK) »
Well, thank you! Words of appreciation are always - er - appreciated.

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 18 October 21 12:46 BST (UK) »
just a thought - sprouting yams?  :D
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Re: Unreadable (by me) words
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18 October 21 13:57 BST (UK) »
A definition of the occupation spooler is someone whose job is to wind cotton or yarn onto spools. (Collins Dictionary)
When I first read that the offence was stealing a bag of ..... yarn, I imagined theft of someone's knitting.  :)

Are the documents you transcribed dusty? There's a website called Dusty Docs.
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Re: Unreadable (by me) words
« Reply #13 on: Monday 18 October 21 20:51 BST (UK) »
There's what looks like a comma between 'spooling' and 'yarns'. I did wonder if 'spooling' was being used as a kind of generic, meaning miscellaneous items like reels or bobbins. I'm not sure yams were known in Victorian Britain, sprouting or otherwise, but an ingenious suggestion..

The documents I've been transcribing were certainly a bit dusty! I've been transcribing a lot of ledgers relating to the inmates of Saltley Reformatory, formerly in Birmingham, from 1848-c.1915. Several different series of information. I took several thousand photos of the pages and then slowly ploughed my way through them. It took a while...