Category:Works with second-hand provenance

This category tracks works that have been copied or transcribed from transcriptions of their original sources, rather than the original sources themselves. The provenance of such works could be improved by proofing them against the originals.

Common examples include:

Project Gutenberg texts
Because Project Gutenberg editions may subtly vary from the original works, the provenance of these works can be improved by proofing against the originals.
Poems sourced from anthologies
If a poem is presented as a part of a transcription of a public domain anthology, then the anthology is the source of best provenance for that poem. However, if a poem transcribed from a later anthology is presented as a work in its own right, then it has second-hand provenance, and should be proofed against the work that published the canonical version of that poem;
Collections of historical documents

Note that in rare cases the provenance of a work would not be improved by sourcing the original. For example a scholarly transcription of a hand-written work has better provenance than the hand-written original, as it is proper to use the scholarly transcription rather than transcribing it ourselves. This category should only be used for works for which the provenance should be improved.

You can help clear this category by proofing works against their original sources. When selecting originals, take care to choose the same edition. Facsimile editions are suitable, as are online scans, but later editions and most reprints are not.

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This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.

Pages in category "Works with second-hand provenance"

The following 62 pages are in this category, out of 62 total.