Complete facsimile images of over 230 manuscripts written or compiled by women living in the British Isle during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Contents include account books, advice, culinary writing, meditation, travel writing, and verse. Perdita manuscripts are indexed by name, place, genre, and first lines of both poetry and prose. This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. “Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form.
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