Meet the Benthams: Bentham family correspondence now available to transcribe

By Tim Causer, on 24 March 2014

We are delighted to announce that the first three volumes of the British Library’s Bentham manuscripts are now available to explore and transcribe. This material contains Bentham family correspondence for the period 1744 to 1783 and includes letters to and from Jeremy, his father Jeremiah, mother Alicia, younger brother Samuel, and their wider family, colleagues, business associates, and wider intellectual circles.

The British Library is part of the Transcribe Bentham project consortium. For more details about these manuscripts please visit their Untold LivesĀ blog. A list of the manuscripts, and a description of the contents of each volume, can be found at our Untranscribed manuscripts page.