Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections


Abbreviations Used in Guides

From The Manuscript Society Criteria for Describing Manuscripts and Documents edited by Norman F. Boas. Burbank, Calif.: The Manuscript Society, 1990.

ADS

autograph document signed (entirely in the hand of the author)

AL

autograph letter unsigned (in the hand of the author)

ALS

autograph letter signed (entirely in the hand of the author)

AMs

autograph manuscript unsigned (in the hand of the author)

AMsS

autograph manuscript signed (entirely in the hand of the author)

ANS

autograph note signed (a very brief message entirely in the hand of the author)

APcS

autograph postcard signed (entirely in the hand of the author)

DS

document signed (text in the hand of another person; signature in the hand of the author)

LS

letter signed (text in the hand of another person; signature in the hand of the author)

MsS

manuscript signed (text in the hand of another person; signature in the hand of the author)

n.d.

no date

n.y.

no year

TDS

typed document signed (signature in the hand of the author)

TL

typed letter unsigned

TLS

typed letter signed (signature in the hand of the author)

TMs

typed manuscript unsigned

TMsS

typed manuscript signed (signature in the hand of the author)

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Last Update June 6, 2003