With correspSearch you can search within the metadata of diverse scholarly editions of letters. One can search according to the letter's sender, adressee, as well as place and date of the letter's creation.
The bibliographic information of the scholarly editions can be found in the data overview.
The database is continually growing. Any published scholarly edition of letters (in print or digital form) can create an index according to the "Correspondence Metadata Interchange" format and register with the web service correspSearch.Participate
If you have general questions or feedback concerning "correspDesc", the CMI format or the Webservice "correspSearch", you can join the mailing list of the TEI SIG Correspondence and post your request there. This allows other scholars to contribute to the discussion.
Otherwise (and especially if you want to report an error found in the web service) you can of course 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.
Briefwechsel Sauer-Seuffert, Digitale Edition (sauer-seuffert.onb.ac.at). Ed. by Hans Harald Müller, Bernhard Fetz, Marcel Illetschko, Mirko Nottscheid and Desiree Hebenstreit. Wien/Hamburg 2016.
Samuel Thomas Soemmerring. Briefwechsel Januar 1787 – Oktober 1792. Edited by Franz Dumont.
Alexander von Humboldt - Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. Briefwechsel. Edited by Anne Jobst with the collaboration of Eberhard Knobloch.
Correspondence of the Mozart family 1769-1791, in: Mozart Letters and Documents – Online Edition. Published in the context of the Digital Mozart Edition (DME) by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg
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 shown how to create 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]