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HIST 358: Invention of the Modern Self (HC)

History 358: The Invention of the Modern Self (Graham) Spring 2012

Online Source Collections

There are some online collections available at Haverford for early modern printed texts.  They reproduce every page in a book and are searchable by word and phrase.

Important source collections available open access on the Web

Sources in Printed Form

Those that have been edited, reprinted in facsimiles, or transferred to microfilm can be borrowed through E-Z Borrow or interlibrary loan if they are not in Tripod.  Many of them will be listed in WorldCat under subject terms and the word "sources."  For example, the search child* england history sources produces results including:

Mother's Advice Books.  Ashgate, 2002.


• A ladies legacie to her davghters / Madam Elizabeth Richardson
• The legacy of a dying mother to her mourning children / Mrs. Susanna Bell
• The mother's blessing - Dear children, harken diligently ... / Mary Pennyman
• Appendix from John Pennyman's instructions to his children - Containing some few of the directions she wrote for her children's instruction ...
• Appendix from Anthony Walker's The holy life of Mrs. Elizabeth Walker.

Books printed in the 17th or 18th century are kept in libraries' rare book collections.  You can go to Bryn Mawr, the University of Pennsylvania, and other local libraries to see these books.

Rare Book Collections

Selected Titles at Bryn Mawr's Rare Book Library

Librarians Eric Pumroy and Marianne Hansen have put together a short list of titles at Bryn Mawr concerning 17th and 18th century Europe:
         Books on London
         Books Relating to 18th Century France 2006

See also the online version of this recent exhibition at Bryn Mawr:
         Beyond the Text: Illustrations in Eighteenth-Century French Novels

Eric Pumroy and Marianne Hansen welcome researchers from Haverford.  E-mail or phone to tell them your research needs before going over to Special Collections.

Subject Guide

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Margaret Schaus

The Encyclopédie of Diderot and D'Alembert