This article describes an honours-year class conducted in 2013 at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Students transcribed, annotated and wrote essays about a little-known New Zealand collection of unpublished letters written by leading British women writers of the Romantic era. Their research was then collected and published as a book entitled "In Her Hand: Letters of Romantic-Era British Women Writers in New Zealand Collections." The success of this course suggests the benefits of allowing students the opportunity to undertake original archival research and serves as a reminder that rich archival collections are found all over the world.
Letters, Correspondence, Archives, British Literature, New Zealand
"In Their Hands: Students Editing Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Letters,"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830:
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol4/iss2/2