Monthly Archives: January 2015

Holland through the eyes of an Englishman: Joseph Banks in The Hague

And here is Ilse Daalhof’s second blogpost: Among  the Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, which I also mentioned in my last blog post, I found a series called “Journal of a Tour in Holland”. The series consists of 81 pages on … Continue reading

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A final Adieu

Ilse Daalhof wrote the following blogpost, on the correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, which she has been studying: In the week we were looking at opening and closing statements of letters, I stumbled onto what appeared to me a unique closing … Continue reading

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Call me ‘Ba’

While doing research on the correspondence between Elizabeth Barrett Browning (EBB) and Sir Uvedale Price in the Browning Letters corpus published online by Baylor, I came across an interesting development in opening formulas. Sir Uvedale and EBB met when he was … Continue reading

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The Bluestocking Corpus to be published in 2015

A few days ago Anni Sairio published an exciting blog post on Dynamics of Change in Language Practices and Social Meaning (1700–1900). She announced that The Bluestocking Corpus will probably be published in 2015! What is even more exciting is … Continue reading

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“Ugly, awkward Slutt”

Last week, I was reading through the out-letters of Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)* in order to build a reference corpus for my research on the language of John Gay (1685–1732). While reading, I came across something which seemed very shocking to me. … Continue reading

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