TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Colonial Discourses - Series 1: Women, Travel & Empire, 1660-1914

Microform Collection

Scope

How to search the collection

Guides


Location: Microfilm PN 6071 W72 C64 1998

Scope:  This new project explores the twin themes of Women and Travel, and Women and Empire. This first part brings together some 97 rare printed volumes by 41 women writers, enabling scholars to explore themes such as:

  • The development of women’s travel writing, 1662-1917
  • The evolution of a female aesthetic sensibility
  • The use of travel as a form of escape from traditional gender roles
  • The ideology of Empire
  • Issues of identity - contrasts between imperial settlers and first and second generation ‘colonials’ who begin to develop a new national consciousness
  • Narratives of Empire and Anti-Empire
  • gender and colonialism
                                    ----Publisher's Note

Early travel accounts by women:
Reel 1. Katharine Evans, d1692 -- Celia Fiennes, 1662-1741 -- Elizabeth Justice, 1703-1752. 
Reel 2. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1689-1762 -- Elizabeth Anspac, Baroness Craven, 1750-1828. 
Reel 3. Sarah Aust (Murray), 1744-1811. 
Reel 4. Ann Radcliffe, 1764-1823 -- Mariana Starke, 1762?-1838. 
Reel 5. Mariana Starke, 1762?-1838 (cont'd) -- Charlotte Eaton, 1788-1859. India: 
Reel 6. Eliza Fay, 1756-1816 -- Maria, Lady Calcott, 1785-1842. 
Reel 7. Anne Katharine Elwood, 1800's -- Emily Eden, 1797-1869. 
Reel 8. Emily Eden, 1797-1869 (cont'd).
Reel 9. SPFEE (Society for Promoting Female Education in the East) -- Mrs. R.M. Coopland -- Charlotte Maria Tucker, 1821-1893. 
Reel 10-12. Flora Annie Steel, 1847-1929. 
Reel 13. Anon -- Bithia May Croker, 1849-1920 -- Sara Jeanette Cotes (Duncan), 1861-1922. 
Reel 14. Sara Jeanette Cotes (Duncan), 1861-1922 (cont'd). Africa: 
Reel 15. Anna Maria Falconbridge, 1700's -- Hannah Kilham, 1774-1832 -- Anon -- Barbara Hofland, 1770-1844. 
Reel 16. Elizabeth Broughton, 1800's -- Lucie Duff Gordon, 1831-1892.
Reel 17. Amelia Edwards, 1831-1892. 
Reel 18. Amelia Edwards, 1831-1892 (cont'd) --Mary Anne Barker, Lady Broome, 1831-1911 -- Florence Dixie, 1855-1905. 
Reel 19. Mary Kingsley, 1862-1900. 
Reel 20. Mary Kingsley, 1862-1900 (cont'd) -- Mary French Sheldon, 1800's -- Anon -- 
Reel 21. Agnes Herbert -- Anon. Australasia: 
Reel 22. Caroline Chisholm, 1808-1877 -- Mary Ann Barker, Lady Broome, 1831-1911 -- Canada: 
Reel 23. Anna Brownwell Jameson, 1794-1860. 
Reel 24. Catharine Traill, 1802-1899 -- Adeline Teskey, 1850's-1924. 
Reel 25. Marianne North, 1830-1880 -- Grace Mary Ellison -- Antonia Zimmern -- Agnes Baden Powell.

How to search the collection:  There is a printed guide - Colonial Discourses, Series One:  Women, Travel & Empire, 1660-1914 - Guide (Microfilm PN 6071 W72 C64 1998 Guide)  which gives a publisher's note as well as the listing of the contents of each reel in the collection.  There is also an online guide available at http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/digital_guides/colonial_discourses_series_one/index.aspx

Guides:

Colonial Discourses, Series One:  Women, Travel & Empire, 1660-1914 - Guide (Microfilm PN 6071 W72 C64 1998 Guide) 

Online guide available at http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/digital_guides/colonial_discourses_series_one/index.aspx

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Women travelers -- Great Britain -- Sources.
Travelers' writings, English.
India -- Description and travel.
Africa -- Description and travel.
Australasia -- Description and travel.
Canada -- Description and travel.

Time Period:  17th Century   18th Century  19th Century    20th Century

Subject keywords:  African Studies, Great Britain - History, Travel and Exploration, Women's Studies

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