Historical blogs

July 20, 2007

A couple of good blogs of a historical nature that I’ve been reading recently. Firstly, the well-known Pepys’ Diary, which reproduces the famous diarist’s doings. The second is a much newer blog, started this July, called The Natural History of Selborne (link to this found via Boing Boing), which is a transcript of the musings on all things nature-related of the naturalist Gilbert White.

Both make for excellent reads, and welcome diversions from the usual blog fare of library- and internet-related stuff. Also, the re-publishing of old diaries online strikes me as an excellent use of the blogging format, and I’m surprised there aren’t more out there. Maybe someone will put online Anthony Powell’s diaries- now that I would read- although I may have to wait a while until they go out of copyright.

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