Stuart London Project

Summary:

The project has produced a full-text electronic edition of John Strype's enormous two-volume 1720 edition, with its celebrated maps and plates.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

British Library, Leverhulme Trust

Partners:

University of Sheffield
British Library
Motco Enterprises Limited

Subjects:

British Isles, digital edition, early modern period, early printed books, history, images, online resource, transcriptions

Technologies:

CSS, HTML, Java, MySQL, XML, XSLT

HRI Online Publication

Project Description

John Stow (c1525-1605), chronicler and antiquary, devoted his life “to the search for our faour [fair] antiquaries”. He transcribed manuscripts and inscriptions relating to English history, archaeology and literature. His final work, A Survey of London and Westminster (1598), was re-published by John Strype (1643-1737), the ecclesiastical historian and biographer, in 1720.

The project has produced a full-text electronic edition of John Strype’s enormous two-volume 1720 edition, with its celebrated maps and plates published by HRI Online.

Duration: – November 2007

Project Team

  • Dr Julia Merritt (General Editor – University of Sheffield)
  • Wendy Field, Gwen Smithson, Tom Leng (Transcribers)
  • Ed MacKenzie (Digital Humanities Developer – University of Sheffield)
  • Katherine Rogers (Digital Humanities Developer – University of Sheffield)