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These manuscripts were written or compiled by women in the British Isles. Find transcriptions and images of all manner of writing from account book entries, diaries, essays, hymns, and more Coverage: 16th - 17th centuries
Find diaries, letters, biographies, oral histories, government documents, videos, and periodicals, and more originating from the US, Canada, and Europe. Scholarly commentary also included. Coverage: 1960-1974
The image below is from the opening page of "Some Specialties in the Life of M. Warwick", handwritten by Mary Rich, Lady Warwick, one of the women whose works are featured in the Perdita Manuscripts.
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Our libraries purchase print and electronic diaries and letters that have been published. These versions can have helpful annotations, include transcriptions (from handwritten to type set), and, in the case of print copies, can be checked out of the Library.
Try the search strategy below. For any print versions you retrieve, you can go to book stacks/shelves to review and check out or request them to be delivered to a library of your choice.