Selections from the Diary of 

Anne Cator Steele (1689-1760)

These selections below are taken from the three extant manuscript volumes of Anne Cator Steele’s diary: vol. 2 (13 July 1730-36), STE 2/1/1; vol. 5 (1749-52), STE 2/1/2; and vol. 3 (1753-27 June 1760), STE 2/1/3, Steele Collection, Angus Library, Regent's Park College, Oxford. For a more complete accounting of her diary and correspondence, including numerous selections and extensive annotations, see Timothy Whelan, Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011), vol. 8, pp. 15-74; also John Broome, A Bruised Reed: The Life and Times of Anne Steele (Harpenden, Hertfordshire: Gospel Standard Trust Publications, 2007).  Fully annotated entries for the selections below from her diary can be found in Nonconformist Women Writers, vol. 8, pp. 43-51, 54-60, and 73-74.

For selections from the hymns of Anne Cator Steele, click here; for selections from her poetry, click here; for selections from her prose meditations, click here; for selections from her letters, click here.