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For my IA I am planning to analyse one primary source in "identification and evaluation of sources" section.

I'm now confused with definition of the primary source. The source I want to use is a work based on letters of person at the time and has many citations in it. I understand that its Technically a secondary source but maybe I can just quote the person and use it as primary source in my analysis.

To sum up, can you take primary sources, quoted letter in my case, out of secondary ones and analyse it as a primary source in OPVL

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No it is still a primary source. My primary source was technically a secondary source with primary source content, so I think it would still count as a primary source if you only use that content.

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