How I could neglect SO LONG in collecting together all the WEBSITES that reproduce diaries (and coming soon, letters), I just don’t know. You will find them under the tab DIARIES ONLINE.
While I track down more that I have come across over the years, I start with FOUR sites that were true *FINDS* indeed:
- Gertrude Savile’s diaries, on Twitter
- Miss Fanny Chapman’s diaries
- Lady Charlotte Bridgeman’s journals
- the theatre comments of John Waldie
This group covers Britain (and sometimes beyond) from the early 1720s into and beyond the 1850s. Each diarist has a fascinating tale to tell, and a compelling voice with which they narrate. Some are presented “whole”; some have accompanying links to page images, if you wish to try deciphering them yourself.