Posted By:Matt Ahlgren
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Subject:FW: Dorothy (Webb) (Ahlgren) Wilcox Archive on Flickr
Post Date:June 16, 2013 at 17:18:26
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/sc/anderson/messages/1285.html
Forum:Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/sc/anderson/

This is an email I sent out to a number of researchers I have corresponded with over the past year or so. Feel free to repost this message on whatever other appropriate forum.

"Dear Webb, Stribling, Taliaferro, Clark, and/or Benson researchers:

It has come to my attention that a free Flickr account allows me what is probably all the space I need for the complete digitization of the Dorothy (Webb) (Ahlgren) Wilcox (my great-grandmother) Archive. This archive is in a 2-foot by 4-foot box and contains probably over 5,000 pages.

I have so far uploaded 627 photos, probably no more than 1/10th of the total. Note that the number of photos is larger than the number of pages because some of the pages were too long or wide for one scan. All of the photos except for about 20 are scans; about 20 are pictures when an item was too big for my scanner.

Since I am not getting paid for this enormous amount of digitization work (not that I expect to be!), it will probably take about one year, factoring in college, summer job, and the post-scanning work like brightness/contrast/rotating/cropping. While I am happy to do this work, I would appreciate some help in transcribing those documents which have not already been transcribed on typewriter (of which there are not many). Feel free to send any transcriptions to this email address (starwarsgeek8@gmail.com). Inquiries about any specific files can be directed there as well.

Generally, the files concern the history of the Webb, Butts, and Clark families, and families associated with them. Topics include the history of Anderson, South Carolina and Kosciusko, Mississippi, ante-bellum letter-writing habits, economic changes and social mobility, and of course genealogy.

Feel free to share this email, and the link to the archive, with anyone who might be interested. Also, I am the sole copyright owner of these works, the rights having descended to me from my great-grandmother Dorothy (Webb) (Ahlgren) Wilcox, the primary collator. As such, I hereby authorize anyone to reproduce, distribute, edit, print, share, and any and all other non-commercial use(s) of any and all image(s) on the Flickr site (which I have reserved for this archive only), to the maximum extent allowed by law.

Sincerely,

-Matt Ahlgren
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97597066@N03/"