Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: women

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Effie Ruskin in the Marlay Collection

March 7th, 2011 at 08:03

In a previous blog posting I described the early-19th century correspondence of the Countess of Charleville with many female authors. The late 19th-century papers in the Marlay Collection are focused around the Countess’s daughter, Catherine Louisa Marlay, née Tisdall (1796-1882), and her son Charles Brinsley Marlay (1829-1912). Like the Countess of Charleville, they moved in [...]

Wives, Widows and Wimples

May 4th, 2010 at 11:05

The story of Silence, a girl brought up as a boy; the imprisonment of Elizabeth Swillington, mistreated to get her to sign over her inheritance; John Gower’s poem ‘Traitié…pour essampler les amantz marietz’, praising fidelity in marriage; devotional literature presented as a moral alternative to tales of knights and their quests; controversy over women dressing [...]