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The Almanacs Of Sarah Jinner & Mary Holden And Their Connection To Female Healthcare

The Title Page and Portrait of Mary Holden from Page 1 of Mary Holden’s The Womens Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1688 being the Bissextile, Or Leap-Year: Calculated for the Meridian of London and may Indifferently Serve for any Part of England / by Mary Holden, Midwife in Sudbury and Student in Astrology. London, Printed by J. Millet for the Company of Stationers, 1688. ProQuest.
The Title Page and Portrait of Mary Holden from Page 1 of Mary Holden’s The Womens Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1688 being the Bissextile, Or Leap-Year: Calculated for the Meridian of London and may Indifferently Serve for any Part of England / by Mary Holden, Midwife in Sudbury and Student in Astrology. London, Printed by J. Millet for the Company of Stationers, 1688. ProQuest.

Over the past four months, English major and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor, Grace O’Mara has been researching Sarah Jinner’s 1659 almanac “An Almanack and Prognostication for the Year of our Lord 1659 being the Third After Bissextile Or Leap Year: Calculated for the Meridian of London, and may Differently Serve for England, Scotland, and Ireland / by Sarah Jinner Student in Astrology” and Mary Holden’s 1688 title “The Women’s Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1688 being the Bissextile, Or Leap-Year: Calculated for the Meridian of London and may Indifferently Serve for any Part of England / by Mary Holden, Midwife in Sudbury and Student in Astrology”.

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