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WOMEN ADVISING WOMEN
Advice Books, Manuals and Journals for Women, 1450-1837

Part 2: Advice Books, Manuals, Almanacs and Journals, c.1625-1837 from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

This path-breaking project brings together early women's journals, ephemeral publications and didactic literature.  It will be invaluable for all those studying the history of women, family life, material culture, metropolitan and provincial culture, romantic love, women's reading, poetry and short stories.

Part 2 offers over 300 items for the period 1599-1842.  These concern:

  • Women's Rights and Status.
  • Women's Health.
  • Marriage.
  • Women & the Law.
  • Mothers & Daughters.
  • Education.
  • Religion & Morality.

Six of the 20 reels are devoted to Almanacs, including a complete run of The Ladies Diary: or, woman's almanack, 1706-1842, which featured poetry contributed by readers, as well as a long-running series of mathematical exercises aimed at women.  They were also packed with advice.

Victorian Library

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