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WoolfNotes is a digitised archive providing high quality images of Virginia Woolf's reading and research notes, the last substantial body of her unpublished work. These notes demonstrate the depth of her historical knowledge and the wide range of her reading, challenging the idea that she was uneducated.

This major digital humanities project brings Woolf's lifetime reading and research notes into the public domain through an open access source. Images of around 7,000 manuscript and typescript pages are available, alongside Brenda Silver’s detailed account of their contents.

The documents have been pulled from archives both in the UK and USA. The open access availability of these materials, evidencing the extensive nature of Woolf’s scholarly research and reading, will change public perceptions of this important writer.  

Project status: Ongoing

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