[Humanist] 23.677 cataloguing personal correspondence?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 4 08:16:23 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 677.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:59:30 +0100
        From: Hartmut Krech <kr538 at uni-bremen.de>
        Subject: Query: Cataloguing personal correspondence
        In-Reply-To: <20100303064147.8CFF14F68A at woodward.joyent.us>

The private letters and personal correspondence of scholars, scientists 
and artists are an invaluable source material for the history of science 
and the republic of letters. Being mostly unpublished, their cataloguing 
and indexing pose special problems.

Would list members please inform me about current initiatives, 
activities or accepted standards regarding the digitization of such 
correspondence, both online and offline? Any suggestions of websites or 
working papers will be helpful and are kindly appreciated.

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
Dr Hartmut Krech
Bremen, Germany

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