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Maria Edgeworth Letters Enter the Digital Age

Dr. Hilary Havens along with colleagues at Wake Forest, Texas A&M, and Xavier University of Louisiana are collaborating on a comprehensive open-access digital archive of Maria Edgeworth’s letters. Edgeworth was an Anglo-Irish Regency author who is best known for her novels and children’s literature. Through the help of volunteers and experts from multiple libraries, over 700 of Edgeworth’s letters have been transcribed and made searchable. This digitization effort allows scholars from around the world access to an essential view into British and Irish life at the turn of the 19th century.

UT Libraries featured a piece on the Maria Edgeworth Letters Project in their series Speaking Volumes.