I have gotten myself wrapped around the axle, once again, and can't seem to "see the forest, for the trees."
I have in my hands an original Journal publication:
Published Monthly by the Woman's Missionary Association of the United Brethren in Christ, Dayton, Ohio.
The article in consideration:
"Latest African News"
The article begins:
Mrs. Zella B. King writes, December 12, 1903, received January 11, 1904:
"You probably received our cable yesterday and know of the very sad loss....
This 'article' is a reprint of a letter received from Sierra Leon, Africa, with details about the death and burial of my great aunt, Elsie Maud (Lambert) Riebel. There are a number of details in this 'article' that I would like to cite. My problem, and what has got me wrapped around the axle, is what am I really citing?
Is it the article in the Woman's Evangel?
Is it Zella King's letter, as published in the Woman's Evangel?
Is it the Woman's Evangel article, citing Zella King's letter?
The article does not have an author credited and one would likely conclude that the role was fulfilled by an editor.
Conventional wisdom leads me to follow the third item in such a manner:
"Latest African News." Woman's Evangel XXIII (January 1904): 4–6.
"Latest African News," Woman's Evangel, XXIII (January 1904): p. 4, col. 2; citing Zella B. King, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, to The Woman's Missionary Association (WMA), letter, 12 December 1903, describing the events that led to the death and burial of Elsie Maud (Lambert) Reibel; privately held by the WMA, Dayton, Ohio.
"Latest African News," p. 4.
I can't seem to see where to latch on to this!