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Chambers's Book of Days

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1879 (not updated)
  • Subscription Type FREE
  • License Information Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Publisher Digital Content Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
  • Resource Types E-Books and E-Texts, Reference Source
  • Description "A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar including Anecdote, Biography, & History; Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character." The Book of Days is an electronic reproduction of an original, nineteenth century "reference work," describing and relating a variety of information--anecdotal, historical, social, religious--as well as life events (birth, death, etc.) of well-known or important individuals. The site's current navigation is simple, allowing the user to browse the work by date--much in the same way the original paper copy would have been used.