Researchers have long valued and used the John Torrey Papers to study the life of Torrey and the cultural, social, and scientific history in nineteenth century America. However, for many researchers and the public, the collection is unfamiliar and underutilized because it is not easy to search the content of the papers. Transcribing these historical documents avoids the deficiencies in Optical Character Recognition of handwritten documents, and makes the John Torrey Papers more searchable and readily available to a wider audience interested in American history.
Transcribers will not only find the John Torrey Papers fascinating, they will be contributing to science and humanities research. Transcribers learn about Torrey, and can make discoveries that shed new light on his work and community, and the historical figures with whom Torrey corresponded.
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