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I believe there is a modified TEI dtd for correspondence developed by
the Centrum voor teksteditie in Gent. Perhaps Edward Vanhoutte is
on-line and could say what they have done for this problem?
-dan

Jarom McDonald wrote:
> Have you thought about using the <provenance> element? The P5 describes
> it as:
>
> 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.
>
> Jarom McDonald
> 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.
>>
>>thanks,
>>
>>Gretchen Gueguen
>>Digitial Collections and Research
>>University of Maryland

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