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Bexar Archives Online – Additional Resources

The calendar of the Bexar Archives introduced a set of abbreviations to help classify the form of each document.  Bexar Archives Online has adopted this identification system for the Titles of each document.  The abbreviations should be interpreted as follows:

A.D.S. = Autographed Document Signed (document written and signed by the same person)

A.L.S. = Autographed Letter Signed (letter written and signed by the same person)

C. = A simple copy of another document

C.C. = Certified Copy

Df. = Draft

D.C. = Document copied (signed by a notary or receptory judge)

D.S. = Document Signed (written by one person, signed by another)

E. = Expediente (a document containing sub-documents, ranging anywhere from a simple letter with an attached reply to a long set of proceedings)

F. = Fragment

L.S. = Letter Signed (written by one person, signed by another)

N.S. = Note Signed