2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2021 8:11 PM by jarrodb

    Smithsonian, Freedmen's Bureau -- How to transcribe "&c."?

    Jordan Liptak Newbie

      To my fellow transcribers of the Freedmen's Bureau papers:

      The special instructions for the Freedmen's Bureau documents instruct that:

      "+ or & or &c. = et cetera, etc. [[Please transcribe this as & or “and”]]". (I'll link that document here:

      https://transcription.si.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/transcribing_historical_handwriting_in_the_smithsonian_transcri… )

      Does this mean that "&c." should be transcribed as "&" or "and" -- or should I transcribe it as it appears in the document?

      Thank you