About the Chronology

A Chronological Listing of the Letters of Joanna Baillie

About This Resource

This chronological listing takes the form of a database, and was compiled and edited by Thomas McLean. It is published in conjunction with the Romantic Circles Praxis volume Utopianism and Joanna Baillie, edited by Regina Hewitt, to which Thomas McLean contributed an essay explaining this chronological listing.

Since the 1999 publication of The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie, some two hundred new letters have been located. This chronology orders all known Baillie letters and provides more accurate dates and identifications for many of the previously published letters. By providing watermarks, the place of writing, and the correspondents' names, the chronology also gives a new vantage point from which to view Baillie's life and times. As new letters appear, they will be added to the chronology.

This database will work best with Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher or a comparable browser; earlier browsers may not display everything properly. Because you may enter and exit these files along multiple paths, you may need to use the back-arrow button on your browser to return to your starting point. The full text of this resource, like all Romantic Circles Scholarly Resources, is fully searchable.

The database and interface was created using SQL and php by Laura Mandell at Miami University. The resource cover and banner were designed and marked up by Mike Quilligan at the University of Maryland.

Thomas McLean is Lecturer in English at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He is editing the Further Letters of Joanna Baillie for Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. His work also appears in JEMCS, Keats-Shelley Journal, and Victorian Poetry.