history comes alive
Spotted this article via Research Buzz: Confederate letters: we had apirty lively Christmas. Two researchers hope to set up a database with letters they are transcribing. What a great resource this will be – primary source material from the soldiers on the front lines or from their loved ones.
I’ve also been following wonderful, insightful tweets from @CivilianWartime, which tweets “in the words of those who lived it”.
In other history news, did you hear that the National Archives will have one of the 1297 Magna Cartas on display? There are only 4 remaining of the 1297 version. I’ve seen the 1215 version at the British Library but would definitely check out the 1297 next time I have an opportunity to visit Washington.