14: Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography

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14.231Private contracts, wills, and such

Private documents are occasionally cited in notes but rarely in bibliographies. More appropriately they are referred to in text (e.g., “Marcy T. Feldspar, in her will dated January 20, 1976, directed . . .”) or in notes. Capitalization is usually a matter of editorial discretion.

4. Samuel Henshaw, will dated June 5, 1806, proved July 5, 1809, no. 46, box 70, Hampshire County Registry of Probate, Northampton, MA.
5. Agreement to teach in the Publishing Program of the Graham School, University of Chicago, signed by Jemma Granite, May 29, 2010.