Queen Victoria’s personal journals have been launched online after a collaboration between Oxford’s Bodleian Library, the Royal Archives and information company ProQuest.
The collaboration has made the private records of one of the world’s most influential public figures available for public access for the first time.
The journals span Victoria’s lifetime and comprise 141 volumes numbering over 43,000 pages. They have never been published in their entirety and were previously only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle.
“This initiative is a highly engaging and significant partnership across three organisations for the benefit of public and scholarly access to fascinating historical documents, and has been made possible with the support and generosity of Oxford benefactors The Polonsky Foundation and The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund,” Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian said in a statement.
No links to the collection itself were included in the Independent Business Times article. According to a similar press release form LibraryJournal, however, the collection can be viewed at http://www.queenvictoriasjournals.org/home.do .