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Letters

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Of the thousands of decisions, large and small, taken in the 19th century by persons seeking to make John Donne's writings available in print, few were as influential as the publisher and the editor ... More


Sharing Public Spaces

Susan E. Whyman

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the concept of public space and asks how individuals move through and interact in public arenas. It compares London street life in John Gay's Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the ... More


Gold from Dirt (1737–1742)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the continued fight between Curll and Pope. It mentions several published materials of Curll which are his own versions of earlier published works of other writers. It presents ... More


Embracing Opportunities the Construction of the Personal Letter

in The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers the practice of personal letter-writing from the perspective of new users. As increasing number of people were able and inclined to send letters in the public post, they ... More


Private Letters: An Alternative Sphere for Cultural Discourse

Natalie Naimark-Goldberg

in Jewish Women in Enlightenment Berlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113539
eISBN:
9781800340473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113539.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the role of personal correspondence as a vehicle for circulating ideas and opinions of enlightened Jewish women. The network of correspondence they sustained with many people ... More


Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Susan E. Whyman

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250233
eISBN:
9780191697906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250233.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This study looks at rituals of sociability in new ways. Based upon thousands of personal letters, it reconstructs the changing country and London worlds of an English gentry family, and reveals ... More


The Thing-Bag: A Public-Private Place

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter studies the soldier's knapsack, exploring the few personal items that soldiers carried, from knickknacks to print propaganda to personal letters. Given the nomadic nature of soldiers' ... More


Autobiography and Polemic: A Lay Theologian Amid the Conflicts of Confessional Divisions

in Church Mother: The Writings of a Protestant Reformer in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226979663
eISBN:
9780226979687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226979687.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the 1550s, Katharina Schütz Zell felt compelled to defend her own religious integrity and that of the first-generation reformers, both privately and publicly, in writings which have shaped the way ... More


Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Miroslava Chávez-García

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641034
eISBN:
9781469641058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Drawing upon a personal collection of more than 300 letters exchanged between her parents and other family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Miroslava Chávez-García recreates and gives meaning ... More


Tod’s knowledge exchanges with his contemporaries in India

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 6 aims to arrive at a complete a picture of Tod as possible through his written mentions of and exchanges during his stay in India. Tod’s family had Scottish connections and his two maternal ... More


The Man within: Ghubar-i-Khatir

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

in Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199450466
eISBN:
9780199082902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450466.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

Ghubar-i-khatir contains Abul Kalam Azad’s personal letters, written during the first two years of his life inside the Ahmednagar Fort Prison (1942–5). These letters were addressed ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter features a series of personal letters that underscore the necessity of envisioning Black girlhood differently than it is described on mainstream television; popular magazines; ... More


Oxford's Letters

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes Oxford's surviving correspondence. These can be roughly divided into five groups: personal letters 1563 to 1604, mostly to William and (later) Robert Cecil (44); draft ... More


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