All matters related to the provenance of a document are encoded in the Manuscript Description (<msDesc>) portion of the TEI header. In particular, they are placed within the <history> subsection.
Within the <history> subsection, relevant information is grouped by "events" in the life of the document. Information related to the finding of a document and the associated context is presented in one or more <event type="found"> elements. Generally, there will only be one such element, unless separate fragments of the document were found in different locations. The information within each <event> element can take the form of one or more paragraphs of prose, or of a list (with appropriate TEI tags used as necessary). As appropriate, place names, personal names and other information worthy of indexing, linking or querying should be tagged appropriately (e.g., with <persName>, <placeName>, etc.). Note the following examples.