A marked-up, full-text subset of texts from Early English Books Online, created by a consortium of academic libraries. While the full text is eventually added to the main Proquest EEBO database, at any given time this database is likely to contain slightly more of that material. As of Jan. 12, 2006 contains about 11,000 texts, with an ultimate target of size of 25,000.
This collection of more than 230 digitized manuscripts has been produced in association with the Perdita Project, based at the Universities of Warwick and Nottingham Trent. The Latin word perdita means “lost woman,” and the Perdita Project’s mission has been to discover the manuscript writings of “lost” early modern women authors. These manuscripts contain a wide variety of writings, including poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts.