Monthly Archives: May 2014

Digital Mitford 2014 Poster

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Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd: A member of the “Q” Continuum?

Here’s a rather impressive sight of Thomas Noon Talfourd as painted by Henry William Pickersgill, in which perhaps he shares at least a passing resemblance to “the Q” of Star Trek: Talfourd was a friend and very frequent correspondent of Mitford’s and a native of Reading, Berkshire, as well as a jurist practicing in the […]

Introduction, Catherine S Cox

Hi, everyone – I’m Catherine S Cox, one of the new editors who’ll be meeting you all very soon at this year’s gathering at Pitt-Greensburg. I’ve heard such wonderful things about this community, and am so inspired by what Elisa has shown me of this impressive collaborative project, that it’s a real privilege to have […]

Molly O’Donnell intro

Hello, I’m Molly O’Donnell, a new editor from UNLV who is very excited to learn more in the upcoming week and be a part of such an important project. Thank you to Elisa and all the other editors for including me and sharing all the incredible work done thus far. Looking forward to meeting everyone […]

The Digital Mitford’s Guide to 19th-Century British Postmarks, and How To Code Them in TEI

Here is a colorful, annotated series of powerpoint slides prepared by Greg Bondar, working from my notes on TEI coding, our photos of letters from the Reading Central Library (posted with their permission), and information from the canonical reference tome, Alcock and Holland’s The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland. (Note that the online version of this is […]

Rebecca Nesvet’s Introduction

Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. For the Digital Mitford, I am editing Mitford’s fascinating banned play The Tragedy of Charles I. In dramatizing the Regicide and the founding of the Commonwealth, Mitford belongs to a long chain of imaginative writers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley (author of an unfinished […]

Intro to Greg Bondar

Greetings! Since 2007, I have photographed over 300 of Mitford’s letters in the Reading Central Library, and another 150 letters in the John Ryland’s Library in Manchester. I also maintain this project’s Excel database documenting over 1000 individual letters and manuscripts. This summer, we plan to return to Reading to  photograph the remaining 500+ letters […]