A Short Guide to Encoding Letters


Check out the Women Writer's Project resource on encoding letters in the TEI: http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/research/publications/guide/html/letters_outline.html


The body of a letter in the TEI includes 4 parts:

  • <opener> : groups dateline,
    byline, salute (more details and examples can be reviewed here)
  • <p> : the primary text of the letter
  • <closer> : groups together
    salute and signed and dateline (more details and examples can be reviewed here)
  • <postscript> : a postscript where true

For a nice intro to encoding letters as a collection or embedded within other works, please see the WWP's resource on letters: http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/research/publications/guide/html/text_letters.html. Each link will bring you to an overview with examples.

An Example of an Encoded Letter from the TAPAS Commons | Templates

(View the source file in the Commons)