British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

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This resource is comprised of more than 400 years worth of the personal writings of the women of Britain and Ireland. The collection documents the evolution of diary and journal writing, and includes multiple forms of the format such as the travel diary, the personal diary, the letter diary, and others. The collection spans 400 years, and includes the recollections of 500 women.


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Dates covered

1500 - 1950.

Updating frequency



Collection consists of approximately 100,000 pages of previously published materials, and approximately 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.

Type of coverage


Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider

Alexander Street Press

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Alexander Street Press