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British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries

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28/07/2015

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Wellcome Library is pleased to announce that it has subscribed to the database British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries. The collection covers the period 1500-1950 and provides fascinating insights into the personal experiences of almost 500 women.

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries 1500 to 1950

Library members interested in the history of health can find letters on subjects such as physical and mental illness, pregnancy and childbirth and diet. You can also search by profession, such as nurse or medical technician. But the letters also go far beyond health, into culture and personal relationships making the collection useful in interesting and unforeseen ways.

The database is accessible from anywhere with a Wellcome Library Card. Please let us know if you have any comments on British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries. Especially if you’ve used the content for something interesting we’d love to hear about it.

Melanie Grant

Melanie Grant

Melanie Grant is the Acquisition Services Manager for the Wellcome Library. Melanie and the Acquisitions Team support the work of the Library by enhancing its collections and promoting its resources. Melanie studied History of Modern Art before becoming a librarian as a means to work with important and inspiring artefacts.

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