Have you thought about using the <provenance> element? The P5 describes
contain[ing] any descriptive or other information concerning a single
identifiable episode during the history of a manuscript or manuscript
part, after its creation but before its acquisition.
If you take "acquisition" to mean acquisition by the repository where it
is currently held, then the receipt of a letter by the recipient is
certainly part of the provenance.
Project Manager, Dickinson Electronic Archives
Gretchen Gueguen wrote:
> I was wondering if and how anyone working on a collection of letters has
> captured information in the header about where the letter was sent?
> In the collection of correspondence that I am working on the two
> correspondents moved several times and significant events are tied to
> their residence in these different areas. We would like to find a way to
> capture this in the header so that users may search on where the letter
> was sent, but are unsure of how to do so. We've looked at the new
> manuscript chapter of P5 and will probably use the <origPlace> in the
> <history> set to capture where the letter was written, but don't seem to
> see a way to incorporate where it was sent.
> Any thoughts, ideas, or examples would be most appreciated.
> Gretchen Gueguen
> Digitial Collections and Research
> University of Maryland