Modern history

ABBREVIATIONS

art And Methods of Transcription

AA4

Peter Force (ed.), American Archives, 4th series., 6 vols., March 7, 1774,

AA5

to Aug. 21, 1776, and 5th series, 3 vols., May 3, 1776, to Dec. 31, 1776 (Washington, D.C., 1837-53),

AAS

American Antiquarian Society

AHR

American Historical Review

APS

American Philosophical Society

BL

British Library

BPL

Boston Public Library

CAM

Concord Antiquarian Museum

CFPL

Concord Free Public Library

EIP

Essex Institute Proceedings

EIHC

Essex Institute Historical Collections

LC

Library of Congress

LHS

Lexington Historical Society

MA

Massachusetts Archives

MHS

Massachusetts Historical Society

MHSC

Massachusetts Historical Society Collections

MHSP

Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings

NANE

National Archives, New England Regional Center

NDAR

William Bell Clark (ed.), Naval Documents of the American Revolution, vol. I (Washington, D.C., 1964)

NEHGR

New England Historic and Genealogical Register

NEHGS

New England Historic and Genealogical Society

NEQ

New England Quarterly

NYHS

New-York Historical Society

NYPL

New York Public Library

PRMA

Paul Revere Memorial Association

PRO

Public Record Office, Kew

WCL

William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Note: In direct quotations, spelling and punctuation have been modernized where necessary to make the meaning clear to a modern reader. The method of transcription in these cases, as in Albion’s Seed (New York, 1989), 906, follows Samuel Eliot Morison’s “modern” (not modernized) text. The rule is to “spell out all contractions and abbreviations in the manuscript, to adopt modern usage as to capitalization, punctuation and spelling,” but scrupulously to respect … language.” The method is explained at greater length in Harvard Guide to American History (Cambridge, Mass., 1954), 94-99.

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