Primary Source Document
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Definitions for primary source, primary source document, and primary document as defined by various dictionaries and
historians and a description of their use to write historical works such as history books.
Robert C. Williams - The Historians' Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History, (2007, Armonk,
New York, M. E. Sharpe)p. 56.
"A primary source is a document, image, or artifact that provides evidence
about the past. It is an original document created contemporaneously with the event under discussion. A direct quote from such a
document is classified as a primary source."