EDITORIAL SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS

[roman] Word or phrase supplied or corrected.
[roman?] Conjectural reading of the original.
[italics] Editor's remarks within a document.
[Ed: italics] Editor's remarks that might be confused with EC, ML, NB, WC, or X.
[EC: italics] Elliott Coues's emendations of interlineations.
[ML: italics] Meriwether Lewis's emendations or interlineations.
[NB: italics] Nicholas Biddle's emendations or interlineations.
[WC: italics] William Clark's emendations or interlineations.
[X: italics] Emendations or interlineations of the unknown or an unidentified person.
〈roman〉 Word or phrase deleted by the writer and restored by the editor.

 

SPECIAL SYMBOLS OF LEWIS AND CLARK

αAlpha
Angle
Moon symbol
Pointing hand
Star
Sun symbol
Virgo

 

COMMON ABBREVIATIONS OF LEWIS AND CLARK

Altd., alds.altitude, altitudes
Apt. T.apparent time
d. degree
do.ditto
h. hour
id., isd.island
L. L.lower limb
L., Larb., Lard., Lbd., or Ld.S.larboard (or left) side
Lad., Latd.latitude
Longtd.longitude
m., mts.minute, minutes
M. T.mean time
mes., mls., ms.miles
obstn.observation
opsd.opposite
pd., psd.passed
pt.point
qde., quadt., qudt.quadrant
qtr., qutr.quarter
s. second
S., St., Star., Starbd., Stb, or Stbd. S.starboard (or right) side
sext., sextn., sextt.sextant
U. L.upper limb

Note: abbreviations in weather entries are explained at the presentation of the first weather data, following the entry of January 31, 1804.







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