Structuring primary document search on the web

There is a lot of great, first person content out on the web. Unfortunately much of it is locked away behind usernames and paywalls or isolated across many, many disparate sites which makes searching a chore - if not expensive. It's time to structure primary document search on the web. Let's create one place that is free and holds a massive number of first person accounts, cross referenced in a variety of ways, that can used by researchers of all kinds.

Creating a social graph of history

One of the benefits of having access to large numbers of historic letters is gaining an insider's view of social and professional networks that have existed over the years. With that information we can first build a mapping of famous historic figures and how they are related and then add lesser known figures to create a more complete graph.

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