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From: Encoded Archival Description List on behalf of Hanno de Vries
Sent: Tue 7/31/2007 11:12 AM
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Subject: attributes in

Dear EAD experts,


Just a practical question (with a philosophical dimension):

What do the attributes "era" and "calendar" refer to? To the normalized date? Or to the date tagged with ?

The following example may illustrate my point:

143C Compte du recouvrement fait pour le compte
du comitédes Colonies Occidentales de
la République Batave de £162,313,4 sur le
commissaires de la Trésorie Nationale de France,
traites de l'ile de Curaçao du 22 Vendémiaire
an V à20 cours de vue, lesquelles ont été
remboursées en rescriptions Bataves échues
en 1798.
21 Floréal an VII

(translation: Reimbursement, on behalf of the Committee of the West Indian Colonies of the Batavian Republic, of £162,313,4 on the commissioners of the National Treasury of France, bills of exchange from the island of Curaçao on 22 Vendémiaire Year V, against a current rate of 20, which were refunded by Batavian rescriptions expired in 1798.)

The unitdate is, of course, 21 Floréal an VII (May 10, 1799).



Should the in this case be encoded as follows:
21 Floréal an VII

Or:
21 Floréal an VII




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Hanno de Vries
senior archivist
National Archives
The Hague / the Netherlands











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