British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500 - 1950

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1500 - 1950
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • Publisher Alexander Street
  • Help Guide Access help online
  • Notes
    • Britain, Ireland
  • Languages English
  • Resource Types E-Books and E-Texts
  • Description This database is a collection of the diaries and correspondence of over 500 British and Irish women, and encompasses approximately 100,000 pages of writing. Most of the material is published, but several thousand pages are from unpublished sources. The diaries in this resource date anywhere from the 1500 to 1900. Also included are biographies of the authors and an annotated bibliography of the sources used in the database. The database was developed alongside North American Women's Letters and Diaries, which covers material from colonial times to 1950. (Updated rarely)