John Strype's A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster

Description: 

John Strype's A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster is a digital edition of Strype's enormous and "expanded volume of Stow's Survey of London published in 1720". "Complete with its celebrated maps and plates, which depict the prominent buildings, street plans and ward boundaries of the late Stuart capital", this digital project carefully transcribes and reproduces all of the work's original features. The access to digital facsimiles as well as diplomatic transcription rounds out the resource. The database is also fully searchable allowing researchers to quickly and efficiently navigate this large volume.

Director(s): 
Dr. Julia Merritt
Contact: 
hri@sheffield.ac.uk
Description of data: 

Collection of surveys, maps, and transcripts

period: 
18th Century
geographical region: 
England
funding bodies: 
Leverhulme Trust
Standards: 
unknown
Affiliation(s): 
The University of Sheffield
Location: 
England
authentication: 
Unknown
notes: 
Not much clarity in organizing metadata. Needs multiple fields for certain attributes. A little bit of redundancy in fields could lead to improper classification of data.
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Content Area: 
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