Sample Encoded Letter

This is a sample file of a minimally encoded letter.

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Encoding Letters


Check out the Women Writer's Project resource on encoding letters in the TEI:


The body of a letter in the TEI includes 4 parts:

  • <opener> : groups dateline,
    byline, salute (more details and examples can be reviewed here)
  • <p> : the primary text of the letter
  • <closer> : groups together
    salute and signed and dateline (more details and examples can be reviewed here)
  • <postscript> : a postscript where true

For a nice intro to encoding letters as a collection or embedded within other works, please see the WWP's resource on letters: Each link will bring you to an overview with examples.

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