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Letter from John Cawte Beaglehole to his Mother, 17 October, 1927

About the electronic version

Letter from John Cawte Beaglehole to his Mother, 17 October, 1927

Author: Beaglehole, John Cawte

Creation of machine-readable version: Virginia Gow

Creation of digital images: Virginia Gow

Conversion to TEI.2-conformat markup: Virginia Gow

Publicly accessible


Extent: ca. 23 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

  • 4 November 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 "E.V.Lucas'" to "E.V. Lucas'"; changed "saw it all night" to "saw it all right"; changed "[unclear: Wisen] &" to "Wiren —"; changed "Fronnie" to "Frannie"; changed "visiting her &" to "visiting her —" changed "were going & I hope" to "were going — I hope" changed "for myself. & As" to "for myself. — As"; changed "[unclear: these]" to "[unclear: those]"; changed "wrote a thankful" to "wrote a most thankful". Corrected text on page 2: changed "[unclear: Noblesse]" to "Noblesse"; changed "oblige. & I" to "oblige. — I"; changed "gramophone" to "gramaphone"; changed "[unclear: Tibetan]" to "Tibetan"; changed "[unclear: buckshee]" to "buckshee"; changed "[unclear: high-sea]" to "high-gear". Corrected text on page 3: changed "behaving another" to "be having another"; changed "Fronnie's back" to "Frannie's back"; changed "[unclear: Machen's]" to "Machen's"; changed "haven't read so" to "haven't read, so"; changed "[unclear: Aged]" to "Aged"; changed "some is less fictitious" to "same is less facetious"; changed "even in Fronnie's" to "even in Frannie's". Corrected text on page 4: changed "straight to Edinburgh" to "straight up to Edinburgh"; changed "[unclear: fine-carts]" to "fur-coats"; changed "girls school" to "girls' school". Corrected text on page 5: changed "new & I could" to "new — I could"; changed "gas of the oven" to "gas out of the oven"; changed "[unclear: barracks]" to "bannocks"; changed "of a dollar" to "of a dollar"; changed "thank the lord" to "thank thee Lord"; changed "just then" to "just then"; changed "[unclear: lyric]" to "Lyric"; changed "Coz has emigrated" to "Coy has emigrated". Corrected text on page 6: changed "[unclear: mercy] [unclear: strained]" to "strained"; changed "[unclear: Fred's wyde] Hunter Watts" to "Frediswyde Hunter Watts"; changed "[unclear: Levier]" to "Leuen"; changed "César Frank" to "César Franck". Corrected text on page 7: changed "[unclear: Levier]" to "Leuen"; changed "[unclear: Casals]" to "Casals"; changed "[unclear: busy]" to "buzz"; changed "[unclear: Lack's]" to "Laski"; changed "[unclear: Fabians]" to "Fabian"; changed "collections" to "collection". Corrected text on page 8: changed "place is busy" to "place is lousy"; changed "[unclear: Bucoh's]" to "Bucolic"; changed "Education SErvice" to "Education Service"; changed "[unclear: £200]" to "£1200". Corrected text on page 9: changed "[unclear: scruple]" to "scruple"; changed "[unclear: Espiner]" to "Espiner"; changed "£ [unclear: 200]" to "£400"; changed "[unclear: Strong]" to "Strong". Corrected text on page 10: changed "other man. Especially" to "other non-Imperial"; changed "man the damned" to "run the damned"; changed "where he wanted" to "where N wanted"; changed "day's joint" to "dago joint"; changed "[unclear: Helen A.]" to "Helen A."; changed "[unclear: Paggioli's] or [unclear: Bartocelli's]" to "Paggioli's or Bertorelli's"; changed "[unclear: Food Reform Restaurant, Farnival St]" to "Food Reform Restaurant, Furnival St".

  • 1 March 2004
    Jamie Norrish
    Altered TEI Header: added date to fileDesc title, altered format of XML, fixed respStmts in fileDesc, added extents of electronic and source documents.

  • 29 March 2004
    Virginia Gow
    Added missing line breaks: Page 4, 6, and 9.