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During this research and the creation of these digital maps, every effort was put forth to make this project as accurate as possible. However, at times some of the original sources or maps were vague or unclear and therefore small liberties had to be taken and interpretations had to be made in order to digitize them. For example, the map above was the OFFICIAL map that the 1906 census used to outline the parish of Santa Thereza and therefore, in order to digitize the parishes, some estimation had to be done. And, while every geocoded cronica and address point may not be on the exact place on the map where it initially existed or took place, every effort was made for it to be as close as possible.


Statement of Accuracy

•The "Industry Information" was gathered from the 1904 Almanak Laemmert at the Biblioteca Nacional in Rio de Janerio. The Almanak Laemmert was a city directory that showed the addresses of different businesses within Rio de Janerio.


•The information about the parishes including population, literacy rates, the number of buildings/houses, number of foreigners and marital status was all collected from the 1906 Census of Rio de Janeiro at the Arquivo Nacional in Rio de Janeiro.


•The newspaper clipping of Paulo Barreto's death (along with a great deal of other research) were collected from the newspaper Gazeta de Noticias at the Arquivo Edgard Leuenroth at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, in Campinas, São Paulo.


•While there are many editions of João do Rio's book A Alma Encantadora das Ruas, the two I used were the ones edited/organized by Raul Antelo (1997) and the newly published bilingual version which is translated by Mark Carolyn (2010).


•Aside from Joao do Rio's book and stories which initally inspired this project and exploration, I also used Julia O' Donnell's book De Olho na Rua: A Cidade de João do Rio (2008) and João Carlos Rodrigues' book João do Rio: Uma Biografia (1996) for additional research and context.


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