• Additions (insertions, interlineations, and substitutions) are marked with carets “^”at the intended location. When it is necessary to distinguish different hands or differentiate between insertions and substitutions the following will be used: ↑roman↓.
    • Bold type or heavily-inked letters are set in bold.
    • Canceled text is shown in strikethrough font.
    • Confusing passages are described “thus in manuscript” in an endnote.
    • Conjectured readings for illegible material that can be inferred from the source text are in [roman text within square brackets]; there is a question mark before the closing bracket if there is considerable doubt as to the accuracy of the reading, [roman?].
    • Editorial interpolations have been italicized and placed in square brackets, [editor’s comment].
    • Ellipses signify material that is either illegible or missing. The number of suspension points corresponds to the number of missing letters or numbers, e.g. [. . .] for three letters missing. Missing words are rendered thus, [_ _ _].
    • Emphasis is conveyed by italics and double underlining by small capitals.
    • Lacunae are represented by [blank].
    • Passages marked for deletion are indicated by <angled brackets>.
    • Underlining in authorial tables, numbers, dates, and punctuation has been retained.