Richard Cobden letters Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was a leading Victorian political stateman well known for his involvement in free trade debates and the anti-corn league. This site supported by the Arts and Humanities research council provides access to a wealth of several thousand transcripts of letters, speeches and other manuscripts relating to his life and […]
Hebraic Manuscripts from the Library of Congress Over 230 full text Hebrew manuscripts have now been made available online. The oldest item is fragment from a Torah Scroll dating to the late 10th or 11th century, containing the oldest known text of the biblical Song of the Sea. Other materials range from rabbinic responses and […]
The Giant Bible of Mainz Digitized by the Library of Congress Famous for being one of the last handwritten by a scribe in 1450s. The Library of Congress has now created a digital version. It has marvellous illustrations on some of the 493 pages.
An addition to the online digital collection. Over 240 rare medieval and early modern manuscripts are now available from the early manuscripts website. A treasure is the ‘Borthwick Girdle Book‘ a 15th-century astronomical and medical almanac that could be placed on a belt when folded up so was very portable . There are also, stunning […]