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Transcriptions: A dive into the ravine

Recently a client of ours commissioned the transcription of an old orphanage registry (1830-50). During the transcription due to the handwriting, we had difficulty deciphering the word: ‘liscivaia’. This is a predecessor of the term for ‘lavanderia’ or laundry. ‘Lisciva’ was actually laundry soap obtained by mixing water and ash together.