3. Journal Inserts

August Hermann Francke used his journals not merely to document his work and daily routine. They also served him also as a kind of memory aid, or as a registry of incoming and outgoing letters, preparing the way for the permanent archival storage of these documents. He earmarked in the journal which documents should be added as supplements. These included letters addressed to him or drafts and copies of letters written by him, concepts of his sermons and lectures as well as other documents related to the daily routine at the Foundations, especially concerning school, mission and publishing matters.

Not all supplements noted by Francke in the margins of his journals have been preserved. At present the Archive holds an unspecified number of letters comprising later compiled omnibus volumes. On the other hand, documents are now filed as journal inserts which Francke did not earmark, albeit they were referred to in the journal. Moreover, documents not mentioned in the journal, are nevertheless related to it. Finally, documents obviously of a later date and with no relation to the journal have been placed among the journal inserts.

All journal inserts are catalogued, indexed and presented in digital format. Hyperlinks leading to the digitised inserts with their cataloguing information are inserted into the full text of the journal. This extra service significally expands the understanding of Franke’s work and the "comments" in the journals.

Index of Persons

The tab Index of Persons is used to call up and list the names of persons included in the collection Journal Inserts in alphabetical order. If you click on the name, the biography of the person is listed. Below that, up to three assigned titles are displayed in short form with a preview image and sorted by date. If necessary, further titles can be called up via the button [VIEW ALL]. Clicking on a short title or the preview image leads to the complete title display if the person is listed in the metadata. If a person is not in the title record but in the transcribed text of a manuscript, a preview with the text excerpt is called up first. Clicking on this will take you to the display of the page on which the person in question appears. Please note that persons appearing in the metadata of documents that have been transcribed are only displayed via the title record. It is recommended to search for the person you are looking for in the transcribed text using a separate search query in the field "Search in document".

It is also possible to search for biographies starting from the title record. For this purpose, persons who have a GND number are marked with a person symbol in the metadata. If a person does not have a GND number, no connection to the Bio-bibliographic Register can be made at this time. If a person is marked with a link in a transcribed text, this link leads directly to the biogram in the Bio-bibliographical Register.

Notes on Display

All letters addressed to August Hermann Francke are primarily allocated to the module “Epistolary.” Whenever such letters are included in the journal inserts, they are displayed in the module “Journal Inserts”. Francke’s travel accounts are displayed in the module “Journals and Egodocuments”, because a transcription had been added.

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