This virtual exhibition was created by students in Dr. Paul Westover’s “Romanticism and Memory” class (English 374, Fall 2019). It accompanied a physical exhibit at BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library, mounted in celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2020. In a year when the world commemorated the 250th birthday of William Wordsworth, it seemed fitting to celebrate also his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855), a remarkable writer in her own right, without whom the poet’s career would have been unimaginable.

The curators wish to express their appreciation for Maggie Kopp, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, and Jeremy Browne, Associate Research Professor in the Office of Digital Humanities, for their assistance and support. We also thank Jeff Cowton, Curator of the Wordsworth Trust, for permission to display digitized items from the collections at Dove Cottage. All other images in this exhibit appear courtesy Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, unless otherwise indicated.

Visitors may also wish to explore our sister site on William Wordsworth.


List of Contributors:

Taylore Bonds

Amanda Charles

Hailey Kate Chatlin

Chelsey Clay

Abby Clayton

Noelle Conder

Cameron Cornejo

Benjamin Denton

Kori Anne Dryer

Tesi Feinga

Staci Fisher

Erika Free

Kristina Isaak

Alex Kennington

Matthew McCollum

Chelsea McNeil

Kyler Merrill

Kristin Pedersen

Lexa Porter

Sarah Safsten

Tiffiny Safsten

Thomas Sorensen

Shoshana Weaver

Emily Wright

Lauralee Yount