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Lowth letters in Leiden

Great news: Leiden University Library owns two letters from the most authoritative 18th-century English grammarian, Robert Lowth (1710-1787). They were identified accidentally by Myrte Wouterse, BA English and Honours Academy student at the University of Leiden. Myrte and a fellow student had been taken … Continue reading

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Letters exhibition at Leiden

Last year, an exhibition was held at the Leiden University Library of letters from the late modern period, Dutch as well as English ones. It was called Ach schrijf mij toch!, which expresses the need for letters from far-away loved … Continue reading

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MA course on letters at Leiden

Next semester, an MA course will be taught at the University of Leiden called Letters as Sociohistorical-linguistic documents: Sociolinguists want to get access to informal spoken language – an impossible aim for the historical sociolinguist. In this course we will … Continue reading

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