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And So to Bed: The Index to the Diary of Samuel Pepys

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Explore some of the interesting techniques used in the index to the Latham edition of "The Diary of Samuel Pepys."

Explore some of the interesting techniques used in the index to the Latham edition of "The Diary of Samuel Pepys."

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  • 1. And So to Bed: The Index toThe Diary of Samuel Pepys Presented by Fred LeiseAmerican Society for Indexing National Conference May 14, 2010 © 2010 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 2. About FredUser Experience Manager-Taxonomy,Sears Holdings Management Corp. (Sears.com, Kmart.com, LandsEnd.com)Back-of-book indexer since 1995Bio available at: www.contextualanalysis.com@ChicagoIndexer © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 3. Latham & Matthews EditionPublished from 1970 to 1983First complete and unexpurgated9 volumes of diary transcription1 companion volume (people, historical events)1 index volume © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 4. Who Was Samuel Pepys?Born 1633, died 1703A LondonerA clerk in the ExchequerLater secretary to the Admiral in theNavy OfficeFellow of the Royal Society © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 5. The DiaryPeriod covered: 1 Jan 1660 to 31 May16691,250,000 words; 3,100 pages; 6volumesWritten in shorthand © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 6. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 7. Great Events of the TimeRestoration of the Monarchy (1660, after Cromwell)Second Dutch War (1664–1667)The Plague (1665)Great Fire of London (1666) © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 8. Index to the Diary317 pages longHeadnote: 4 pages longCompiled over the period 1950 to1982 by Robert and Linnet LathamEvery text reference was validated inthe typescript by hand. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 9. 11. “P” used throughout the index toindicate Samuel PepysEP for his wife Elizabeth © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 10. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 11. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 12. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 13. Index Construction and Techniques © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 14. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 15. 1 2 1. Main heading format 3 4 2. Cross- reference 5 placement 3. Subheading format 4. Sub- subheading format 5. Locator format © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 16. Index Levels12 3 4 5 © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 17. Annotations © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 18. Annotations © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 19. Annotations © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 20. Annotations © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 21. Annotations © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 22. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 23. Headings for Cross-Refs © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 24. Exhaustivity4 ½ pages of entries… © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 25. Treatment of Names 2 31 1. Name in brackets not mentioned directly in text 2. No first name identified 3. Father not mentioned in the text © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 26. Treatment of NamesMinor character not otherwise indexed © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 27. Self-Reference © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 28. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 29. Note also string of undifferentiated locators © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 30. Series ofundifferentiatedlocators © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 31. Main Heading Groupings © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 32. Interesting Entries © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 33. Plus 4 ½ more pages of similar entries© 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 34. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
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  • 39. © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis
  • 40. Contact InformationFred Leisewww.contextualanalysis.comfredleise@contextualanalysis.com@ChicagoIndexer © 2009 by ContextualAnalysis