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Field Authority Lists – Product Transaction (SPROD) Authority List

SPROD is used only for commodity advertisements to indicate the type of transaction or exchange involving goods. Because of the project’s original interest in imported goods, this field also distinguishes between imports and goods locally produced in the province in which the newspaper originated. “Auction” has been included on the list because of its prevalence as a medium of exchange. The following phrases are usually found in combination in this field:

PREFERRED TERM: USE FOR:
FOR SALE
IMPORTED, STATED “lately imported”
“of recent importations”
“just arrived from Boston”
IMPORTED, ASSUMED all goods obviously not made locally at the time of the advertisement
LOCAL, STATED “Mr. Benson has for sale chairs lately made at his factory”
TO BUY call for tenders; local produce wanted
AUCTION public auction; sold at public vendue

 

PRODUCT TRANSACTION (SPROD) AUTHORITY LIST
OCCUPATION (SOCC) AUTHORITY LIST
LAND TYPE (SLTY) AUTHORITY LIST
LAND FEATURES (SLFE) AUTHORITY LIST
ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE (SGRP) AUTHORITY LIST
SUBJECT CROSS-REFERENCE (SUB) AUTHORITY LIST
RAILWAY (SRAL) AUTHORITY LIST

 

 

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