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Archives Alive Indenture document

Palaeography Transcription Reading old handwriting

Do you have documents written in Old English or Latin from your research that you cannot read?

Archives Alive offers transcriptions of old handwriting into modern text. We can either transcribe or translate the document word for word or summarise the main facts of the document.

Estimates for the time and cost involved will be provided to you once a sample image and note of quantity has been sent to us. We can receive documents for transcribing either as a high resolution digital image or as a very good quality photocopy.

Sample text from a 19th century Indenture

Handwriting sample from the National Archive, transcribed by Archives Alive

--or Tallow Soap maker Tobacco---
Copper smith Working Brazier---
Coffeehouse keeper Retail vender---

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