That interesting young female, Anne Jane Thornton

femalesailorillustration.jpgNovember's item of the month is a newly acquired item in the Archive and Library's collections: a broadsheet entitled 'The female sailor: a faithful history of the romantic and perilous adventures of that interesting young female Anne Jane Thornton', c.1845.It's a popularised account of a woman who ran away to sea to find her lost love - a sad story, but also a lovely example of the way such stories were told and sold by sensationalist street publishers.Renee (Digital Resources Librarian)