trouble: Text: You'd be more interesting dead (dead)
Northwest History has a post up: Exploring turn-of-the century social history via wax cylinders that points at the totally awesome Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, which is now my new favourite primary source.

I'm enjoying listening to music about prohibition. You should totally have liquor hidden in your cellar to get all the beautiful girls!
Mood:: 'amused' amused
oursin: Frontispiece from C17th household manual (Accomplished Lady's Delight)
posted by [personal profile] oursin at 04:41pm on 16/04/2009 under , , ,
Via the Wellcome Library Blog: 75 C17th manuscript domestic recipe books (medical, culinary, household, occasionally veterinary) have been digitised and are now accessible online.
trouble: Sketch of Hermoine from Harry Potter with "Bookworms will rule the world (after we finish the background reading)" on it (Default)
I wanted to call people's attention to a relatively-new blog, Voyage of the Vampire.

The Vampire diary was received as part of a collection donated to the Heritage Hub by Ian Abernethy in 2008. It is one highlight from a rich collection of diaries and papers from Sir George and the wider family.

The idea developed that presenting the diary as a blog would be a way to showcase its potential and provide access to a wider audience. Entries are set up to appear in “real time” so it is as if we are really following George on his Voyage of the Vampire between 1 April 1846 and January 1847.
Mood:: 'curious' curious
trouble: Sketch of Hermoine from Harry Potter with "Bookworms will rule the world (after we finish the background reading)" on it (Default)
Hi All,

I am putting together a list of primary sources that are available for free on the internet.

[My prof, bless her wee cotton socks, thinks "history on the internet" is limited to Wikipedia.]

What are you favourite primary source websites?

my list is behind the cut )

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