WWI Diary Project, Part 3: Transcription, Letting the Mistakes Speak

This week, the scanning is done and I’m typing out the poems and entries. As an editor, I am stifling every instinct to add commas and fix spelling errors. The journal is richly wrought and descriptive, pensive, and clearly comes from an engaged mind. There has also been some progress in the search for his branch of the family tree.