The Digital Miscellanies Index is a freely available online database of the contents of more than 1500 poetic miscellanies published over the course of the eighteenth century. Click here to search the database.

Verse miscellanies showcase the enormous diversity of literary culture in the eighteenth century. The Digital Miscellanies Index opens up the contents of these miscellanies like never before, making it possible to trace the evolution of collections and the transmission of poems across the eighteenth century.

Searching the Index

The Index is currently in a beta version; our FAQs page has tips and advice on searching in the beta site.

For more information about the content and scope of the Index, have a look at our About page.

A New History of Authorship and Reading

With the Digital Miscellanies Index now available in beta, Abigail Williams is leading a second Leverhulme-funded project to develop the Index and undertake substantial new research into eighteenth-century cultures of writing and reading.

For more on this project, and updates from the postdoctoral researcher, Carly Watson, visit our blog.

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