Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Autobiography of Elizabeth Isham

My Booke of Rememberance: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Isham
Edited By Isaac Stephens

After the recent discovery of a previously unknown seventeenth-century autobiography written by Elizabeth Isham from the manuscript collections of Princeton University, Isaac Stephens, a PhD candidate in British history at the University of California, Riverside, has produced an online edition of the autobiography and posted it at the following URL:
http://www.history.ucr.edu/people/grad_students/stephens/index.html or http://www.history.ucr.edu/.

In addition, the Northamptonshire Record Society Press is to publish a forthcoming annotated edition of Stephens' transcription. The autobiography is also the foundation of his nearly completed dissertation, 'In the Shadow of the Patriarch: Elizabeth Isham and Her World in Seventeenth-Century Northamptonshire,' a micro-history on Isham's life and world. His dissertation and edition of Elizabeth Isham's autobiography should prove of interest to both literary scholars and historians alike.


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