Mark Twain's Letters, 1876-1880: Volume 2, 1877

By Mark Twain Project

An digital Edition

Volume 2: 1877
Edited through the
Mark Twain Project
Published for the
University of California Press
by the
Mark Twain venture of The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California

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Clemens is called within the heading purely while he wrote together with another individual. . . . with a notice to ... Used whilst individuals are addressed within the related letter, yet Clemens meant the second one to learn basically the briefer half, or the “note. ” in step with . . . Precedes the identify or identification of the amanuensis or agent who inscribed the record despatched or bought. 2? could Written in this day—give or take an afternoon. 1–3 may well Written on any day (or days) inside this span. 1 and a couple of may perhaps Written on either days. (MS) The resource record is the unique letter (or a photocopy of it), nearly at all times Clemens’s holograph manuscript. (damage emended) The resource record has sustained major harm, and the transcription consequently comprises, with no brackets, emendation to revive the affected textual content. (MS, reproduction) The resource record is a duplicate made via the writer in his personal hand. (MS, draft) The resource rfile is a draft that the writer wrote yet retained for himself, sending (or now not) a good replica of the unique. xi (MS facsimile) The resource record is a photographic facsimile of an MS whose current place is unknown, and which accordingly might not be extant. (MS of inscription The resource rfile is Clemens’s inscription in a publication or on in . . . ) a carte-de-visite. (Paraphrase) The resource record is an outline of the letter, yet includes no genuine phrases from the letter itself. (TS) The resource rfile is a transcription that has been typed, or typeset and revealed (such as a e-book, newspaper clipping, or public sale catalog), no longer inevitably made at the beginning hand. (Transcript) The resource rfile is a handwritten transcription, no longer unavoidably made initially hand. (Paraphrase and TS) The resource record is an outline of the letter and preserves many of the phrases of the unique letter, yet is obviously no longer a planned transcription of it. CU-MARK The resource code provides the site of the resource record. associations are pointed out by means of an alphanumeric code (such as CU-MARK), deepest creditors are pointed out by means of a final identify, public sale catalogs are defined by way of broker and date of sale, and released assets are given with pertinent bibliographic info. A key to the institutional resource codes could be stumbled on on the finish of this quantity. Letter textual content long island Extra-small small capitals with out preliminary capitals symbolize typeset, published textual content, comparable to letterhead or the postmark. SLC Italicized extra-small small capitals transcribe monograms or initials revealed or embossed on own stationery. xii blue textual content .... Blue textual content indicates a metamorphosis from one author to a different. it's commonly utilized in letters written through Clemens to spot textual content originated by way of another person. yet in letters written by means of an amanuensis (designated within the letter heading), it truly is used to point Clemens’s personal inscription, frequently a signature, and infrequently a postscript to boot. Blue isn't used for revealed textual content, that's already unusual by way of extra-small small capitals. Editorial ellipsis issues (always situated in an differently clean line) symbolize that an unknown quantity of the unique letter is judged to be lacking.

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