The Gravestone Project is a collaborative digital humanities undertaking that seeks to collect and explore images, transcriptions, and other data related to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century graveyard cultures in Britain and the United States, with a special focus on the connections between graveyards and the literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries–and an eye to the data that might be of special interest to scholars, teachers, authors, and artists.

All information and images on this site were gathered personally (and sometimes collectively) by the site curators and collaborators. If you are interested in contributing images or transcriptions, please visit the Become a Collaborator page.

We encourage educators to make use of the contents of this site in the classroom, and for scholars and writers to freely use the site for research and artistic purposes.

Should you wish to use a transcription on the site in any published work, please credit both the transcriber and The Gravestone Project–and please email us (gravestoneproject @ to alert us of the publication.  We also suggest that you double-check the provided transcription against the high resolution photographs on the site.

Should you wish to use a photograph on the site in any published work, please email us (gravestoneproject @  We will request permission from the photographer on your behalf. It is also important to check with us as some of the locations included on this website prohibit photography for any purposes except personal ones.

Emily B. Stanback and Polly Rowena Atkin, Co-Curators, The Gravestone Project


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