Terminology and Acronyms

Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary

This section explains the reference system used to indicate individual leaves, folia, and pages of Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary. The section also defines the key institutional acronyms employed in this edition.

Leaf, Folio, Page    Top

In this edition, we call each sheet of paper on which Livingstone has written any portion of his diary a leaf. Each side of each leaf is a folio. Thus, every leaf consists of two folia, the one on the recto and the one on the verso. Finally, each folio may contain either one Livingstone diary page (covering the whole folio on which is appears) or two Livingstone diary pages (side by side on the folio on which they appear). The diary pages may be numbered or unnumbered.

 

Institutional Acronyms    Top

The following table provides the key institutions and institutional acronyms referenced in this critical edition.

Acronym Institution or Organization
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
DLC David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre, Scotland
NLS National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
NTS National Trust for Scotland
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles, USA
EMEL Early Manuscripts Electronic Library

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