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Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 4, Number 2, May 1982. ISSN 0196-7134
There is rarely unanimity of opinion about how manuscripts should be edited. Some argue for a literati m transcription, others for silent emendations made for reader utility. But what of texts where the process of composition is as important as the finished product? The editors of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: A Genetic . Text have had to face this question, and their solution will be of use to us all.