Digital edition of the Heinrich Simon Papers added to Manchester Digital Collections


This month Manchester Digital Collections (MDC) publishes a major new digital edition of the Heinrich Simon Papers as part of a Leverhulme-funded research project: 'Heinrich Simon Prussian Double Agent'.

The digital collections and associated digital edition chronicle the life and achievements of August Heinrich Simon (1805-60), the Prussian lawyer, civil servant, independent legal author, reformer and revolutionary of 1848 through archives held at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library and the Cadbury Research Library (University of Birmingham).  

Ultra-high-quality images of the collection, expertly photographed by Jo Castle (Photographer, The University of Manchester Library) are displayed alongside detailed bibliographic metadata (led by Ourania Karapasia, Digital Metadata Specialist, The University of Manchester Library) and underpinned with transcribed and translated text produced as part of the project team’s research.  Enhanced functionality to visualise, explore and interrogate the collection at scale has been developed by Tom Higgins (Senior Software Developer, The University of Manchester Library).