Joseph Mathia Svoboda was born in Baghdad, Iraq to a prominent family of Central European descent. During the period of his employment with the Lynch Brothers' Tigris and Euphrates Steam Navigation Company he began, in 1862, to keep daily diaries and continued until his death in 1908. The Svoboda Diaries Newbook Project, an activity of the University of Washington Ottoman Texts Archive Project (OTAP), is engaged in the web-based publication, in both web and print-on-demand formats (the "newbook formats"), of 50 Svoboda diaries and transcriptions of Svoboda diaries that have been digitized by the Digital Initiatives Program at the University of Washington Libraries.

Data created by JMS Diaries Project

University of Washington, 2009-2016.

LICENSE: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon this work, even commercially, as long as they credit NDTH for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of CC licenses. Allows maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

This ARCHIVE contains:

  • all of the individual files of each JMS Diary, series forematter files
  • auxillary files - program (PY) files, scripts (sed, bash, css, xslt) -- used to display, modify, and generate source and apparatus;
  • other files used but not created by NDTH are listed but not archived;
  • catalog of descriptive metadata derived from the teiHeader fileDesc.

1. Data Source, Generated Apparatus Files

- Each Diary ARCHIVE contains eleven (11) uniquely named diary files in the following format:
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_010_xml -- [TEI XML SOURCE]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_020_trf -- [PLAIN TXT]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_030_htm -- [HTML LINE BREAK]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_040_sum -- [PROSE SUMMARY]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_050_tex -- [LaTeX SOURCE]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_060_pdf -- [LaTeX PDF]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_120_arb -- [AR HTML]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_130_gls -- [GLOSS XLSX]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_150_wla -- [WORDLIST]
  • jms_0XX_MM_YYYY_140_gls -- [GLOSS HTML]

XX = diary_number

MM = start_month

YYYY = start_year

2. Auxilary Files

- The following list of files were created by NDTH. PYTHON and XSLT sources can also be found at:

https://github.com/kch349/Newbook-Software

  • autotagger.py -- [AUTOTAGGER]
  • linker.py -- [LINK page numbers to images CONTENTdm]
  • tei2html_lb.xslt -- [CONVERT TEI XML to HTML5]
  • tei2latex.xslt -- [CONVERT TEI XML to LaTeX]
  • jms.css -- [HTML STYLESHEET]
  • *.sed -- [SED SCRIPTS]
  • *.sh -- [BASH SCRIPTS]

Collections in this community

  • Diary 47 [10]

    4 NOV 1897 - 3 AUG 1898, pp. 392 — [jms_047_11_1897]
  • Diary 48 [10]

    3 AUG 1898 - 28 FEB 1899, pp. 402 — [jms_048_08_1898]
  • Diary 49 [10]

    28 FEB 1899 - 11 OCT 1899, pp. 434 — [jms_049_02_1899]
  • JMS Series [13]

    Describe the data that was created in the JMS diaries between 1862 and 1908.

Recent Submissions

  • Glossary of Names for Diaries 47-49 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- glossary of names for diaries 47-49.
  • Diary Series History and Notes 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- subjects and notes in diaries 47-49.
  • JMS.css 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- css formatting file for other diaries.
  • Diaries Metadata 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- diary metadata.
  • Diary Series Vocabulary 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- vocabulary in diaries 47, 48, and 49 and the frequency at which words appear.
  • Document Structures: Journeys, Marginal Material, Notes, Divisions, and Other Features 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- structure of the documents.
  • Provenance of the Diaries Published by the Project 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- provenance of the diaries.
  • The Language(s) of the Diaries 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- the language used in the diaries.
  • Joseph Mathia Svoboda Diaries Description 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- Description of the diaries series.
  • Joseph Mathia Svoboda Biography 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- biography of the author.
  • JMS Diaries Publication Plan 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- publication plan for the JMS Diaries.
  • Joseph Mathia Svoboda Diaries Series Introduction 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- project description for the JMS Diaries.
  • JMS Series Title Page 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River -- Title page for diary series.
  • Diary 48 August 1898-February 1899 (Summary) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-10-12)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from August 1898 to February 1899. jms_049_02_1899_040_sum.html
  • Diary 47 November 1897-August 1898 (CSV) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-08-17)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from November 1897 to August 1898. jms_047_11_1897_160_csv.csv
  • Diary 47 November 1897-August 1898 (XLSX) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-08-17)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from November 1897 to August 1898. jms_047_11_1897_110_arb.xlsx
  • Diary 47 November 1897-August 1898 (TEX) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-08-17)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from November 1897 to August 1898. jms_047_11_1897_050_tex.tex
  • Diary 47 November 1897-August 1898 (XML) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-08-17)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from November 1897 to August 1898. jms_047_11_1897_010_xml.xml
  • Diary 49 February 1899-October 1899 (CSV) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-08-17)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from February 1899 to October 1899. jms_049_02_1899_160_csv.csv
  • Diary 49 February 1899-October 1899 (Word List) 

    Svoboda, Joseph Mathia (Newbook Digital Texts, 2016-08-17)
    A journal of commercial voyages and domestic life on the Tigris River from February 1899 to October 1899. jms_049_02_1899_150_wla.txt

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