Personal Letters

Handwritten letters created between 1880 and 1939 need transcribing. Among them are the Anderson - Phillips family papers. Materials document the experiences of the Anderson - Phillips family.

The letters are handwritten and may be difficult to read. The letters are arranged chronologically. The image caption notes indicate which pages still require transcribing.

Transcribe the personal letters as follows:

  • Transcribe original spelling, punctuation, word order, and any page numbers or catalog marks.
  • Preserve line breaks except when a word breaks over a line or page. Then transcribe it on the line or page where it starts.
  • Use brackets [ ] around deleted, illegible, or partially legible text, and square brackets and asterisks around any writing in margins [ * * ].
  • Transcribe any words or letters you can't identify as [?].
  • Include insertions where you would read them in the text.

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