Perdita Manuscripts

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Perdita Manuscripts is a collection of digitized writings by Early Modern women. A variety of genres are represented, including poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, diaries, drama, cookery and medical recipes, and account books. Some of the featured authors are:

  • Esther Inglis
  • Sarah Cowper
  • Margaret Cunningham
  • Mary Evelyn
  • Lucy Hutchinson
  • Lady Elizabeth Lowther
  • Katherine Philips

The original documents are from libraries and archives in the United States and Britain. The database was produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University.

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Adam Matthew Digital

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Adam Matthew Digital