Maria Edgeworth Letters

Help transcribe the correspondence of the Anglo-Irish Regency novelist Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849).

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Maria Edgeworth was a remarkable individual who was in many ways ahead of her time. She wrote learned texts on educational practices and was a prolific writer of tales and novels. She attempted to correct and atone for her prejudices. Her correspondence reveals her liberal-mindedness, curiosity, and interests in the natural sciences and politics. And her novels are - even 200 years later - immensely enjoyable reads.

Maria Edgeworth Letters

About Maria Edgeworth Letters

The Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was the most commercially successful novelist of her age and a favorite author of Jane Austen's. She was an extraordinary woman writing at the turn of the nineteenth century whose ideas on gender, race, religion, education, and science have important ramifications today. Her life in Ireland spanned the upheaval of the 1798 Rebellion to the beginning of the Great Famine, and her network included correspondents in Europe, North America and India. She was one of the first authors of fiction specifically written for children. However, a comparatively small number of her letters have been published. The Maria Edgeworth Letters Project (https://mariaedgeworth.org/) seeks to remedy this gap in scholarship by creating a digital space where Edgeworth’s full correspondence is made available, searchable, and is eventually annotated through a collaborative open-access project. Transcriptions created through the Zooniverse platform will be checked, encoded, and eventually added to our digital archive for researchers.

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Maria Edgeworth Letters

Help transcribe the correspondence of the Anglo-Irish Regency novelist Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849).

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520
Volunteers
6,639
Classifications
605
Subjects
431
Completed subjects

Message from the researcher

Maria Edgeworth was a remarkable individual who was in many ways ahead of her time. She wrote learned texts on educational practices and was a prolific writer of tales and novels. She attempted to correct and atone for her prejudices. Her correspondence reveals her liberal-mindedness, curiosity, and interests in the natural sciences and politics. And her novels are - even 200 years later - immensely enjoyable reads.

Maria Edgeworth Letters

About Maria Edgeworth Letters

The Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was the most commercially successful novelist of her age and a favorite author of Jane Austen's. She was an extraordinary woman writing at the turn of the nineteenth century whose ideas on gender, race, religion, education, and science have important ramifications today. Her life in Ireland spanned the upheaval of the 1798 Rebellion to the beginning of the Great Famine, and her network included correspondents in Europe, North America and India. She was one of the first authors of fiction specifically written for children. However, a comparatively small number of her letters have been published. The Maria Edgeworth Letters Project (https://mariaedgeworth.org/) seeks to remedy this gap in scholarship by creating a digital space where Edgeworth’s full correspondence is made available, searchable, and is eventually annotated through a collaborative open-access project. Transcriptions created through the Zooniverse platform will be checked, encoded, and eventually added to our digital archive for researchers.

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