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Chicago style guide: Letter/memo

Chicago Style Guide

Citing a letter, memo, or other correspondence

A print letter
Note

1. Charles Hanson to Nancy McPhaul, August 22, 2008.

Bibliography

Hanson, Charles. Charles Hanson to Nancy McPhaul, Atherton, CA, August 22, 2008.

 
A letter in a print (book) collection
Note

2. Moses Roper to Thomas Price, June 27, 1836, in Slave Testimony, ed. John W. Blassingame (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1977), 25.

Bibliography

Roper, Moses. Moses Roper to Thomas Price, June 27, 1836. In Slave Testimony, edited by John W. Blassingame. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1977.

 
A letter found in a subscription database
Note

3. Alexander Scammell to Naby Bishop, June 8, 1977, EBSCO History Reference Center.

Bibliography

Scammell, Alexander. Alexander Scammell to Naby Bishop, June 8, 1977. EBSCO History Reference Center.

 
A letter found on a website
Note

4. Eleanor Roosevelt to Bess Truman, April 25, 1945, in Eleanor and Harry: Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, ed. Steve Neal, http://www.trumanlibrary.org/eleanor/1945.html.

Bibliography

Roosevelt, Eleanor. Eleanor Roosevelt to Bess Truman, April 25, 1945. In Eleanor and Harry: Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, edited by Steve Neal. http://www.trumanlibrary.org/eleanor/1945.html.

 
An email message
Note

5. Charles Hanson, "Correction Needed on Citation Examples," e-mail message to Cathy Rettberg, September 30, 2011.

Bibliography

Hanson, Charles. "Correction Needed on Citation Examples." E-mail message to Cathy Rettberg, September 30, 2011.

 

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