Discover Authors and Titles in the Catalog

This page offers a taste of what you can find by searching the catalog with our search page by Title or Name, or by downloading and searching in our TEI file. [Editors’ note: this page is a draft and under construction.]

Anonymity
Titles containing variations of “by a Lady”

Authors
A-Z list of names in the catalog linked to their Person Records

Authors of Color
Phyllis Wheatley Peters and her titles
Ann Plato and her titles
Adah Isaacs Menken and her titles
We have our eyes peeled for more authors of color in the catalog. Please contact us if you find more.
Search and select Names (not Titles) to find more people in the catalog

Formats
Titles that are marked as folios
Titles that are marked as quartos 
Titles that are marked as manuscripts
Titles that are marked as broadsides
More: Search for different formats under Titles, Advanced Search Options

Genres*
*Tagging titles by genre is underway. Until it is complete, preliminary searches on titles provide an entry-point.
Titles containing “poem” or “verse
Titles containing “drama” “comedy” “tragedy
Titles containing “ode” or “lay” or “song” or “lyric
Titles containing “hymn
Titles containing “letter
Titles containing “history
Titles containing “fable
Titles containing “sketches
More: Search for more genres here: https://stainforth.scu.edu/catalog/search/

Select Subjects

Titles containing “women“, “woman“, “female“, “lady”, “maid“, “girl“, “wife“,”mother“, “widow
Titles containing “men“, “man“, “gentleman“, “boy“, “husband“, “father“, “sir
Titles containing “slave
Titles containing “India
Titles containing “nature“, “wild“, “wood“, “flower
Titles containing “cat“, “peacock“, “bird
Titles containing “ghost
Titles containing “sea
Titles containing “family
Titles containing “court
More: Search for different keywords here: https://stainforth.scu.edu/catalog/search/

Various Favorites of the Editors
Juliana Berners and her Book of St. Albans (1548), aka an early guidebook to hawking, hunting, and fishing. Talk about a trailblazer!
Anne Askew and her “Examinacions” (1546, also cataloged under “Bale, Bp“)
Ann and Jane Taylor (sister co-authors) and their Rhymes from the Nursery (1816)
Mother Ursula Shipton, a prophetess and author of Life and Death (1862)
Grace Dickinson’s Songs in the Night (1863), a book she wrote while struggling with chronic illness at the Union Workhouse in Halifax.
The Prisoner, or Nature’s Complaint to Justice, by a Lady in Confinement (1758); the Google Book edition contains Stainforth’s bookplate.