This work was completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for my doctoral degree in 18th Century English Literature, awarded by the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. The full text (done on an IBM Selectric typewriter!) was originally available only via University Microfilms. I later had it word-processed and added a new introduction; that version is available for download free of charge from the University of Pennsylvania website:
"Resigning the Needle for the Pen": A Study of Autobiographical Writings of British Women Before 1800
Portions of the manuscript were revised for publication in Women's Autobiography: Essays in Criticism, edited by Estelle C. Jelinek (Indiana University Press, 1980).