British Literary Manuscripts Online

Representing the largest text-to-digital project of its kind, British Literary Manuscripts Online consists of two collections, British Literary Manuscripts Online, c.1660-1900 and British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance. Together, these priceless collections — once available only on microfilm or to those with access to the source libraries — enable researchers to view manuscripts page-by-page or preview and apprehend the entire work via the thumbnail view in a way that would never have been possible with the physical copy.

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