Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Digital archive of women's manuscripts from the early modern period

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Searchable, digitised manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Resource brings together little known material from women authors whose writing only exists in manuscript form.

Primary source content is complemented with research tools, including biographies of over 140 Perdita Women who feature in the resource. Documents include a range of materials such as account books, diaries, essays, letters, memoirs and prose.

Useful if you study

Early Modern Studies