primary source

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primary source ‎(plural primary sources)

  1. (scholarly studies) An original work, especially one by a notable author whose work is now the subject of commentaries (secondary sources).
  2. (historiography) A historical document that was created at or near the time of the events studied, by a known person, for a known purpose.

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