With correspSearch you may search within the metadata of diverse scholarly letter editions with regard to senders, adressees, as well as places and time of origin.
The detailed bibliographic information of the evaluated scholarly editions are available via the data overview.
The database is being gradually extended. Projects providing printed or digital scholarly letter editions are encouraged to register their indexes of letters in the Correspondence Metadata Interchange (CMI) format for this web service.Participate
If you have general questions or feedback concerning the module "correspDesc", the CMI format or the Webservice "correspSearch", you could join the mailing list of the TEI SIG Correspondence and post your request there. This allows other scholars to contribute to the discussion.
Otherwise (especially if you want to report concrete errors of this web service) you can - of course - also send us an email.
The API allows you to query correspSearch automatically and integrate the results into your own website.
Query results are provided as TEI-XML files. See the documentation of the interface to learn about how to set up a query.
Karl August Böttiger: Briefwechsel mit Auguste Duvau. Edited by Klaus Gerlach and René Sternke. Berlin 2004
Alexander von Humboldt: Briefe aus Amerika 1799-1804. Edited by Ulrike Moheit. Berlin 1993 (Beiträge zur Alexander-von-Humboldt-Forschung, 16).
Karl August Böttiger: Briefwechsel mit Christian Gottlob Heyne. Edited by René Sternke and Klaus Gerlach. Berlin 2015. Show
The web service is now available at the domain correspSearch.net. Hitherto existing links are still valid and will be redirected with all parameters to the new domain.
New blog post published about "Perspectives of the further development of the Correspondence Metadata Interchange Format (CMIF" in "digiversity". [Read blog post]
Besides discussing solutions with correspDesc, the "Correspondence Metadata Interchange Format" (CMIF) will be presented and participants will be introduced in creating digital indexes of letters for correspSearch. [more]
The Web service correspSearch was granted with the Berlin Digital Humanities Award 2015 (First Prize). [More information in german]