World Archives Project: Children's Employment Commission- Appendix to the Second Report of the Commissioners 1842

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About this project This collection contains an 1842 publication by the Children's Employment Commission, containing interviews of employed children withing the United Kingdom.

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This collection contains an 1842 publication by the Children's Employment Commission, containing interviews of employed children within the United Kingdom.

From these images we are keying all names that appear in italics. These are the names of those that are being interviewed by the Children's Employment Commission and will typically be children, but occasionally be names of parents and employers. From the interviews, we are keying the age of the individual.

Often the city and or country of the business will be given in the margins or heading. The city and/or country should be keyed into the Residence City and Residence Country fields for each person to whom it applies.

Gender should only be keyed when it can be safely assumed. A gender can be assumed for interviews written in the third person, and refer to the individual as "him" (Male), or "her" (Female). Gender can also be assumed based on name for names such as John (Male), or Elizabeth (Female). If you cannot reasonably assume gender, then the gender field should be left blank. For names which have changed gender over the years, such as Robin, Ashley, or Lesley, a gender should not be keyed.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Employment Page
Index
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data

Employment Page

File:Child Employment Page 1.JPG

Choose the "Employment Page" form type when the image contains interviews with italic names that need to be keyed.

Additional Image Samples

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names that appear in italics.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Only key names that appear in italics.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key the names in italics.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names in italics.

Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded. Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."

City

Key the city where the business is located as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. The city will often appear in the margins under the business name or in the header preceding a group of interviews. The city should be keyed to all records on the image to which it applies.

Residence Country

Key the country where the business is located as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. The country will often appear in margins under the business name or in the header preceding a group of interviews. The country should be keyed to all records on the image to which it applies.

Gender

Key the gender as "Male" or "Female" if a gender can be safely assumed. A gender can be assumed for interviews written in the third person, and refer to the individual as "him" (Male), or "her" (Female). Gender can also be assumed based on name for names such as John (Male), or Elizabeth (Female). If you cannot reasonably assume gender, then the gender field should be left blank. For names which have changed gender over the years, such as Robin, Ashley, or Lesley, a gender should not be keyed.

Keying Image Samples

Index

File:Child Employment Index 1.JPG

Choose the "Index" form type when the image is of an internal index and contains names with page numbers.

Additional Image Samples



Cover page, Section page, etc.

File:Child Employment Cover Page 1.JPG

Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Additional Image Samples



Image with no data

We are not expecting for there to be any images that should be classified as "Image with no data."

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

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