“Perdita” means “lost woman” in Latin. This digital collection aims to provide access to primary sources, such as the early modern British women authors, who were “lost” because their writing existed only in manuscript form. This collection contains poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts. Some of the women featured in this collection include Esther Inglis, Sarah Cowper, Margaret Cunningham, Mary Evelyn, Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Elizabeth Lowther, and Katherine Philips.

Database Type: Archival Collections Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: Anthropology, English, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, History (World), Literature, Primary Sources, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Writing Broad Category: Ethnic & Gender Studies, Humanities, Languages & Literatures, Multidisciplinary, Sciences, Social Sciences