Monthly Archives: May 2013

Colo(u)r me waterproof

Call me a nerd. Go on. Ok. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me tell you about ink. When I was eighteen and college-bound I noticed that the first few signatures on my parents’ Quaker wedding … Continue reading

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Into the Wild

How do you gain access to a private library? This post is about a particular archival adventure I had in 2011, and offers some tips to readers on how to track down and gain access (or at least try!) to … Continue reading

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The Genuine Article

A little over three years ago I started gathering primary material for my doctoral thesis. I began by transcribing the letters of the seventeenth-century nun, Winefrid Thimelby (1618-90), and her family members, the Astons and Thimelbys, many of whom were … Continue reading

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