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Early Modern Female Book Ownership

This website provides blog posts on individual books owned by women to document early modern female book ownership between 1500 and 1750. From the page linked above, visitors can use the "Finding Aid," which is essentially an index (available online or as a downloadable spreadsheet) that allows researchers to quickly locate posts about particular books by title, date, owner, or the library collection in which it is located. Clicking on any title in the index will take readers to a blog post. For example, two editions (from 1776 and 1789) of Elizabeth Raffald's The Experienced English Housekeeper, are discussed in a post by Georgianna Ziegler, one of the scholars who maintain the site. The post includes several images from the books, as well as brief biographical information about Raffald. On the page linked above, readers can also find posts via a variety of Categories on the right side of the page, such as "17th Century," "American," and appropriately, a host of women-related tags: "women dedicatees," "women printers," "women sellers," "women sponsors," "women translators," and "women writers." Early Modern Female Book Ownership is maintained by Mark Empey, Sarah Lindenbaum, Tara Lyons, Erin McCarthy, Micheline White, Georgianna Ziegler, and Martine van Elk. The blog received Honorable Mention for the 2020 Digital Scholarship Award by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender.
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October 8th, 2021
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September 29th, 2021 at 12:32pm
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September 29th, 2021 at 2:32pm
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