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Queen Victoria's Journals: Citing the Journals

Guidance on citing material from the Queen Victoria's Journals website

The reference to cite for the Journal should be given as:

RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) followed by the date of the entry and the version of the Journal used - e.g. RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 24 May 1844 (Princess Beatrice's copies)

Further examples

When citing a journal entry (depending on version): Friday 24th May 1844

RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 24 May 1844 (Princess Beatrice's copies). Retrieved 24 May 2013.

(NB: versions include Queen Victoria's handwriting; Lord Esher's typescripts, Princess Beatrice's copies; Queen Victoria's drafts.)

When citing an essay: Queen Victoria's Coronation, by Roy Strong

RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) Queen Victoria's Coronation, by Sir Roy Strong (Essay). Retrieved 24 May 2013.

When citing a journal illustration: Thursday 12 May 1842

RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W) 12 May 1842 (Journal illustration). Retrieved 24 May 2013.

When citing a sketchbook illustration: 10 February 1852

RL K.24 f.60 (Sketchbook illustration). Retrieved 24 May 2013.

When citing anything else: Queen Victoria's Journals home page.

RA VIC/MAIN/QVJ (W). Retrieved 24 May 2013.