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Letter from John Cawte Beaglehole to his Mother, 23 January 1927

About the electronic version

Letter from John Cawte Beaglehole to his Mother, 23 January 1927

Author: Beaglehole, John Cawte

Creation of machine-readable version:

Creation of digital images: Shivanthi Weerasinghe, Wynn Lei Lei Than, Margaret Mackley

Conversion to TEI.2-conformant markup: Shivanthi Weerasinghe, Wynn Lei Lei Than, Pip Adam, Margaret Mackley

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Extent: ca. 35 kilobytes

Illustrations have been included from the original source.


Every effort has been made to preserve the Māori macron using unicode.

Some keywords in the header are a local Electronic Text Collection scheme to aid in establishing analytical groupings.

Revisions to the electronic version

  • 28 June 2005
    Jamie Norrish
    Resolved unclear "Is" to "In" on page 1.

  • 8 September 2004
    Colin Doig
    Added name tags to various names of people/places/organisation/titles.

  • 6 September 2004
    Jason Darwin
    General document-wide corrections: changed hyphens to em-dashes; added [orig] tags around all words hyphenated over line-breaks; changed non-monetary fractions to true fractions; specified full expansion for all abbreviations; changed hyphen in numeric ranges to en-dashes; specified supralinear additions where they appear in the text of the letter; ensured all indented paragraphs are tagged [p rend="indent"]. Corrected text on page 1: changed "What happen this" to "What happens this" changed "ears amp; walks" to "ears & walks" Corrected text on page 2: changed "offers better dispatch" to "offers a better dispatch" changed "[unclear: Gregynof]" to "Gregynog" Corrected text on page 4: added missing text "in the squares, but less nice after ten minutes traffic" changed "other night: the theatre" to "other night; the theatre" changed "shot out from under" to "shot from under" Corrected text on page 5: changed "our house motto" to "our house-motto" Corrected text on page 6: changed "English high brow" to "English high-brow" Corrected text on page 7: changed "Sir Hamilton Hasty" to "Sir Hamilton Harty" changed "Choir down to so" to "Choir down to do" changed "Tuba [unclear: Mirum]" to "Tuba Mirum" changed "[unclear: Hartz]" to "Harty" Corrected text on page 8: added missing text "The B's occasionally order one helping & two plates." Corrected text on page 9: changed "piling onto the tube" to "piling into the tube" added missing text "some picture he'd seen & was raving about, when I said with one of my usual brain-waves, I'll tell you what, the Criterion doesn't start till 8.40; Let's all go to" added missing text "& the Criterion Palais de Danse & the Criterion Whatnot" changed "by jingo - it" to "by jingo! it" changed "well perfectly" to "well all perfectly" changed "Farquaher's" to "[sic: Farquhar's] Farquahar's" Corrected text on page 11: changed "Fuge, which" to "Fugue, which" changed "Pan Europea" to "Pan Europa" changed "Toynbre Hall" to "Toynbee Hall"

  • 30 August 2004
    Colin Doig
    A tag was split over two lines, I removed the carriage return.

  • 1 March 2004
    Jamie Norrish
    Altered TEI Header: added extent of electronic file, altered format of XML, fixed respStmts for fileDesc.

  • 9 January 2004
    Jamie Norrish
    Altered spacing of markup. Minor corrections to transcription.