Diaries & Letters

British & Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries (Alexander St., 2005)

Database with 100K+ pages of women’s letters and diaries from 1558 to 1945

The Carlyle Letters Online (Duke UP, 2003– )

Digital version of ongoing Duke-Edinburgh Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle project; covers 1812-1881

The Collected Letters of Robert Southey (Romantic Circles, 2009– )

Pratt, Fulford, and Packer’s massive ed. of poet’s letters; 6 of 12 parts (covering 1791-1821) complete through 2018

Digital Mitford (Elisa Beshero-Bondar, 2013– )

Expansive site for researching life and works of Mary Russell Mitford; includes index and texts of many Mitford letters

Electronic Enlightenment (Bodleian Library, Oxford U., 2008– )

Database of 77K+ edited letters by 18c global intellectuals touching on key scientific, social, and literary debates

The Keats Letters Project (2015– )

5-year collaborative effort to revisit each of Keats’s 252 letters published on the day of their 200th anniversary

Leigh Hunt Letters (U. of Iowa Libraries, 2008)

Partially completed effort to offer facsimiles and transcriptions of 1,600 surviving Hunt letters

Letters from the Gentlemen of the Press (David Latané, 2020)

Scanned, transcribed, and annotated letters relating to the English periodical press, 1810–45

The Letters of Matthew Arnold (U. of Virginia/NINES, 2006)

Digital version of Cecil Y. Lang’s 6-vol. collection, with 4K+ letters from 1829-88

The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle (Romantic Circles, 2009)

Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt’s hypertext ed. of extant letters to and from poet, many previously unpublished

Mary Hays: Life, Writings, and Correspondence (T. Whelan, 2018)

Bibliographic and biographic resources and searchable texts of Hays’s letters, essays, reviews, etc.

New Letters from C. Brown to J. Severn (Romantic Circles, 2007)

Grant Scott and Sue Brown’s ed. of 46 newly rediscovered letters between Keats’s friends dating from 1821-42

Quarterly Review Archive (Romantic Circles, 2005; updated 2014)

Jonathan Cutmore’s resources for studying QR, including transcribed correspondence of Gifford and Murray

Queen Victoria’s Journals (ProQuest, 2013)

Scans and transcriptions of queen’s surviving journals (45K+ pages), covering 1832-1901

William Godwin’s Diary (Oxford U., 2012)

Transcription, imaging, and encoding of complete diaries from 1788-1836, with extensive scholarly apparatus