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Women's book ownership in Wales, c.1770-1830: The Ladies of Llangollen, Hester Thrale Piozzi and Elizabeth Greenly

Bigold, Melanie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0385-0265 2022. Women's book ownership in Wales, c.1770-1830: The Ladies of Llangollen, Hester Thrale Piozzi and Elizabeth Greenly. The Welsh History Review 31 (1) , pp. 126-149. 10.16922/whr.31.1.6

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Abstract

In A Nation and its Books (1998), numerous chapters emphasise the cultural impact of book collecting in Wales; however, apart from one entry, a history of women's book ownership is largely absent. This article seeks to redress this imbalance by providing an account of three women's libraries in Wales from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The records for these libraries provide statistical evidence about book-buying trends, as well as information about the materiality of the books, and the spaces they were housed in. Importantly, revisiting such collections helps differentiate and document women's cultural legacies through books in Wales.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISSN: 0083-792X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 May 2023
Date of Acceptance: 10 December 2021
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2024 18:28
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/158981

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