The John Dickinson Writings Project

About The Project

Founded in 2010 by historian Jane E. Calvert, the John Dickinson Writings Project (JDP) is working to publish The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson in an estimated twelve print volumes with the University of Delaware Press and an open-access digital version with the University of Virginia’s Center for Digital Editing.

The goal of the JDP, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Delaware, and private donors, is to assemble the entire corpus of Dickinson’s political writings and most of his legal papers in print and digital editions and a selection of his most important works in a student course reader. This edition of Dickinson’s works will contain many of the seminal writings of the late-colonial and Founding periods, spanning 57 years from 1751 to 1808. It will make available all identifiable Dickinson publications and most manuscripts from many archives, as well as a robust selection of correspondence.

Project Director: Jane Calvert

Host Institution: The University of Delaware

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