This AHRC-funded research project, in partnership with Durham Cathedral, will create an online digital edition of all four of Alice Thornton’s autobiographical manuscripts. To date our knowledge of Thornton’s life has largely been dependent on a nineteenth-century edition by Charles C. Jackson that selected materials from some of those manuscripts to produce a single, chronological narrative of her life.
By contrast, our edition will make the full text of all four manuscripts freely available for the first time. This will allow users to compare and contrast her versions of events and examine how she revised her story.
In the process of creating this digital edition, we aim to answer three key questions:
‘Alice Thornton’s Books’ brings together historians, literary scholars and digital analysts from the University of Edinburgh and King’s Digital Lab.
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Citing this web page:Cordelia Beattie, Suzanne Trill, Joanne Edge, Sharon Howard. 'About the project'. Alice Thornton's Books. Accessed .