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Poets & Lovers

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Journal Entries

This workflow consists mainly of diary entries by Bradley and Cooper, who shared the same journals. The one exception is Volume 1 (1868-69), which Bradley wrote alone while a young student at the Collège de France. Volumes 5 (1892) and 10 (1896) are co-written. Each volume is divided into smaller subject sets of continuous pages, including a section of course notes in French in Vol. 1.

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"Michael Field aspired to create beauty in all they wrote. Their diary is no exception: here Bradley and Cooper write their shared life as art, and their art as life, on pages of intimacy that they shared with the world." -- Carolyn Dever, Dartmouth College

Poets & Lovers

About Poets & Lovers

The poets, dramatists, and diarists Katharine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913) wrote collaboratively under the composite name "Michael Field." They were also lifelong lovers as well as aunt and niece, and considered themselves married. Their lyric poetry and historical verse-dramas are well known. Less known is the co-written diary that records their lives and literary endeavors from 1888 until their deaths. In addition to their own aesthetic response to events both contemporaneous and historically-resonant, it offers powerful historical documentation of the construction of a queer identity and chronicles the cultural life of fin-de-siècle London and Europe, detailing encounters with the leading literary and artistic figures of the period.

Congratulations, volunteers! Transcriptions complete as of 7-Nov-2022.

Poets & Lovers

Help create the first complete edition of the co-written diaries (1888-1914) of "Michael Field, " two women poets and lovers who wrote and lived together until their deaths.

Learn more
Get Started!

Journal Entries

This workflow consists mainly of diary entries by Bradley and Cooper, who shared the same journals. The one exception is Volume 1 (1868-69), which Bradley wrote alone while a young student at the Collège de France. Volumes 5 (1892) and 10 (1896) are co-written. Each volume is divided into smaller subject sets of continuous pages, including a section of course notes in French in Vol. 1.

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Poets & Lovers Statistics

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Percent complete

By the numbers

750
Volunteers
2,825
Classifications
277
Subjects
277
Completed subjects

Message from the researcher

"Michael Field aspired to create beauty in all they wrote. Their diary is no exception: here Bradley and Cooper write their shared life as art, and their art as life, on pages of intimacy that they shared with the world." -- Carolyn Dever, Dartmouth College

Poets & Lovers

About Poets & Lovers

The poets, dramatists, and diarists Katharine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913) wrote collaboratively under the composite name "Michael Field." They were also lifelong lovers as well as aunt and niece, and considered themselves married. Their lyric poetry and historical verse-dramas are well known. Less known is the co-written diary that records their lives and literary endeavors from 1888 until their deaths. In addition to their own aesthetic response to events both contemporaneous and historically-resonant, it offers powerful historical documentation of the construction of a queer identity and chronicles the cultural life of fin-de-siècle London and Europe, detailing encounters with the leading literary and artistic figures of the period.