Vignette: Miss Edgworth Temple or James Templeman?

Our newest Stainforth researcher, Faith, sent me a Slack message saying that she found a case of a male author in the Stainforth catalog publishing under the name of a woman. This would be James Templeman publishing as Miss Edgworth Temple, author of The Mysterious Shriek, or, Alexander and Lavinia: a metrical tale. Also, the ancient story of Pluto and Proserpine, and Cupid’s Delirium. From the Greek (1809). Stainforth lists four titles under Temple, Miss Edgworth (page 143): Metrical Tales 1809 Mysterious Shreik or Alcander 1809 Alphonzo + Clementina 1809 Recently, I ran into another case of a man publishing with a…

Mapping Stainforth’s Publication Data, Project and Methods

In January 2017, I started working on a project to map all of the publication place data listed in Stainforth’s catalog. It took around five months, but we ended up with a draft of all the data by mid-May to begin analyzing. Using the information provided from our transcription of Stainforth’s manuscript, I was able to filter the entries to identify ones for which Stainforth provided a city of publication. Using the author, title, publication city and publication year provided by Stainforth, I turned to Worldcat to search for further information regarding publisher and/or printer name, and a country name to go with…