The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing Gladstone: from 5 × 3” cards to computer and database

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (1995), 19, (4), 257–264.

Abstract

The Gladstone diaries (1825-96) consists of 13 volumes of text recording much of the political and cultural history of the nineteenth century. Its index, which is in three parts published in a separate volume of 862 pages, was compiled using Ingres’ database software so as to allow readers easily to find the 20,500 people, the 22,000 book and periodical titles, the 550 cabinets, the 3000 letters and the mass of political and personal detail which the Diaries contain.

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Matthew, H. C. G.