The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing

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The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing

Description

Francis John Stainforth (1797-1866), an Anglican clergyman, owned the largest private library of Anglophone women’s writing collected during the mid-nineteenth century. His library catalog lists 7,122 editions (over 8,000 volumes) authored and edited by more than 2,800 writers, nearly all of whom are women who have been left out of literary and book histories. By digitizing Stainforth’s library catalog manuscript and making it searchable, we draw critical attention to the unrecognized extent of authorship and women’s writing in circulation in the nineteenth century. We also point to the fact that these authors and their texts, many of which are now rare or “lost,” at one time counted.

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Leuner, Kirstyn, Deborah Hollis, Kate Ozment

Publisher

Santa Clara University

Language

English

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Leuner, Kirstyn, Deborah Hollis, Kate Ozment, “The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing,” Women's Knowledge Digital Library, accessed April 13, 2021, https://womensdigitallibrary.org/items/show/1189.

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