A Meander through the History of Indexing. By Peter Duncan 2010. First “Indexes”. Cannon of the Gospels e.g. Lindisfarne 7 th Century Masoretes 10 th Century Stephen Langdon (1150-1228) Knowledge of the Alphabet. First Printed Indexes Invention of printing 1456.
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What an index is, is not clear
Plan of the book and indexes where we would expect them
Indexing format recognizable
Advertisement, an extraordinary one
Dead, select dialogues of the letters from the, to the living
Dissipation, dangers of
Dullness, humourously [sic] described
Fair sex, effusions in praise of them
Fans, moral reflections on them
I’ll tell you what, a fable of
Mistake, a terrible one
Perseverance, in point of love
Virtue in distress
But first the Same old thing
Similar index entries to previous
Affability and gentleness, essay on, 45
Affectation, the destruction of beauty, 127
Aigrette worn by the Queen on her birthday, described, 217
Duties due to Society, 474
Words, remarkable ones, 429
Anecdote of a peal of bells
Bald head, defense of
B. (J.M) on finkle or finkel
- -on howkey or horkey
- -St. Winifreda
Black broth, Lacedaemonian, was it coffee?
Depinges, what are they?
Ed., what are deepenings?
Hints to intending editors
Limb of the law on a maiden assize and white gloves
Mess (A) meaning of
Singer (S.W.) on the Dodo queries
To endeavour oneself
Use of coffins
Buckle, H.T., his History of civilization, 43his death at Damascus, 211;
-- his mental impatience, 212; his lack of subtlety, 214
Electric girls, 129
Fasting girls, 130
Heredity in book-making, 350; Mr Buckle’s loose talk about heredity
Louis XIV., his injurious influence on science and literature, 193
Title pages, slovenliness of, 349
Virtue and pleasure
Wallace, A.R., on causes of man’s intellectual supremacy, 38, 46; his surprising credulity as to spiritualism, 127
“There are four stages in indexing:
(a) The writing of the slips;
(b) The alphabetical listing of them;
(c) The critical editing and its attendant research;
(d) The proof reading, which must always be done by the indexer personally.”
Boston, British man of war arrives in harbor of, to impose tea tax, at same hour as Louis XV.’s death, 72
D’AIGUILLON, Duc de, chief Minister at end of Louis XV.’s reign after Choiseul’s fall, made by the Du Barry, 55,58,59; receives grant of public money on dismissal in the modern English fashion, 83; Fall of largely due to Marie Antoinette, 84
Elizabeth, Madame, Marie Antoinette’s relations with, 122; brought to Paris by mob in Days of October, 230, 231
Joseph II., son of Maria Theresa, first association with her in the empire, 23; hastens the conclusion of Marie Antoinette’s marriage, 30,31; accompanies Marie Antoinette for the first day on journey to Versailles before her marriage, 36 his insufficient character, 103; his ignorance of La Marck and Lavoisier, 105 his ludicrous misjudgment of French military power, 105; his Bungling in religion, 131
MADAME. See Adelaide
Madame Elizabeth, her passage of arms with Pétion, 287-288; watches sun rise with the Queen before attack upon the palace, 320.
See also Elizabeth.