I’m working on some longer posts about Peter Turck, Mary Turck Clark, and other Jonathan Clark House related topics. One of those posts should be ready by Friday.
Meanwhile, here’s a Clark House Historian Reader Challenge: where you get to be the historian!
Here’s an excerpt of a document that will be part of an upcoming post. Can you read and transcribe it?
CHH Reader Challenge #1. Click to open larger image in new window.
Ignore the squiggles in the top right corner, they belong to another record on the same page.
Need a hint? Here’s the whole page that this record is taken from:
CHH Reader Challenge #1 (source page). Click to open larger image in new window.
Hint number 2: you may find my discussion of Kurrent-style handwriting helpful. (But this is probably not, strictly-speaking, German Kurrentschrift. Or perhaps it is. I’m not 100% sure.)
Send your guesses to me via the Leave a Reply—Enter your comment here… box at the bottom of this post. The first reader to make a correct transcription wins a short Mequon-related post (by me) at Clark House Historian, or I’ll do a free historical document lookup from the major online document sources that I have access to (success not guaranteed, but I’ll do my best).