About The Project

Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) provides transcriptions, metadata and images of manuscripts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Autograph letter signed from John Donne to Sir George More, 1601/1602 February 13

Thanks More and pleads with him to intercede with the Lord Keeper. Requests permission to write to his wife Anne, More's daughter. Addressed "from my chamber."

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By the Numbers

70

Transcribed Letters

239

Digitized Images

 

Transcriptions of Receipt Books (Recipes) and Other Manuscript Genres Coming Soon!

Resources

For EMMO Tag Set, click  here

For Transcription Conventions, click  here

For Common Abbreviations, click  here