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"The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Newly digitized, all Burney treasures are now fully text-searchable in Gale Digital Collection."
The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Newly digitized, all Burney treasures are now fully text-searchable in Gale Digital Collection.
Contains full runs of 48 newspapers selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. This collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, the BHO contains some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isle, including the Calendar of State Papers. It provides digital access to over 1,250 digitized volumes with a primary focus is on the period between 1300 and 1800..
The British Newspapers 1600-1950 is the most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers.
New conservation and imaging techniques and a new cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online presents a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson's works published in 2012.
A British tabloid paper, the Daily Mail has been popular with the masses since it was first published in 1896. By combining a low retail price with regular competitions and prize giveaways, it was the first British newspaper to sell a million copies a day The digital archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.
A fully digitized facsimile of the British weekly publication on politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,0000 pages, EHA offers full-color images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables. It includes news, analysis, commentary, editorials, statistics, demographics, letters to the editor, obituaries, and historical photographs, special surveys and the supplements on Countries and Industries, renowned sections including 'Science and Technology,' and classified and display ads.
Containing every issue since its launch in 1843 and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys. Altogether this is an unrivalled multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching the 19th and 20th centuries.
The purpose of Eighteenth Century Journals: A Portal for Newspapers and Periodicals, c1685-1835 is to make available digitally for the first time unique or extremely rare eighteenth century periodicals. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
The primary aim of the portal is to promote a truly broad representation of the culture of print journalism in the eighteenth century, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. Topics covered are extremely wide-ranging and include: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion.
Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2009, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page. Founded to serve the immediate needs of the City of London, the Financial Times quickly broadened its coverage, recognising that global financial and economic issues were to become the predominant forces of the twentieth century.
Every article and advertisement ever printed in the paper can be searched and browsed individually and page by page. This is an essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying public affairs, and economic and financial history of the last 120 years. Provided by Gale-Cengage.
Contains four historical resources:
-Palmer's Index to the Times which covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times
-The Official Index to the Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980
-The Historical Index to the New York Times which covers The New York Times from 1851 to September 1922
-Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870, providing access to the full articles referenced in Palmer's index to the Times
Including: Palmer's Index to the Times which covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times; The Official Index to the Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980; The Historical Index to the New York Times which covers The New York Times from 1851 to September 1922; and Palmer's Full Text Online, 1785-1870, providing access to the full articles referenced in Palmer's index to the Times.
With its debut in 1842 the Illustrated London News became the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, sparking a revolution in journalism and news reporting.
The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browseable, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides users with unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.
Since its launch in 1986 it has been one of the most innovative papers available in terms of design and avenues of investigation, while its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism.
A digital library of 18th & 19th century journals. A joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, to digitize twenty-year runs of 3 eighteenth- and 3 nineteenth-century journals. Journals include: ~Annual Register (1758-78), ~Gentleman's Magazine (1731-50), ~Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1757-77), ~Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843-52), ~Notes and Queries (1849-69), ~The Builder (1843-9)
The project has digitized selected twenty-year runs of three eighteenth- and three nineteenth-century journals and placed the images online at the site. Journals include: Annual Register (1758-78), Gentleman's Magazine (1731-50), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1757-77), Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843-52), Notes and Queries (1849-69), and The Builder (1843-9).
Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks â initially on radio, but in later years television as well - The Listener is one of the few records and means of accessing the content of early BBC broadcasts. As well as commenting on and expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also previewed major literary and musical programs and regularly reviewed new books.
A directory of historical documents arising out of nineteenth century England at the height of the British Empire.
The Directory provides a more comprehensive, detailed and useful bibliographical record (including Locations and facsimile Title Pages) than we yet have for printed books, government publications or manuscripts of the century. It is subject- comprehensive, intending to include every periodical and newspaper published on a regular basis, from daily to annually, in every language, within England: a goldmine for cultural historians, genealogists and all subject specialists.
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Complementing Alexander Street’s North American Women's Letters and Diaries, the database lets researchers view history in the context of women’s thoughts—their struggles, achievements, passions, pursuits, and desires.
Provides integrated access to the most important finding aids for books, periodicals, official publications, newspapers and archives. Users of C19 Index can query its 14 collections simultaneously, or can conduct more detailed research using collection-specific search screens. Contains over 24 million bibliographic records.
A digital archive based on the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, providing a perspective on the 19th century.
Browse over 10,000 of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume. Their correspondence with over 600 British, Americans, and Europeans, features some of the most influential artistic, philosophic, and literary personalities of the day.
Contains 30,000 documents related to Tudor and Stuart history. This database includes the papers collected by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1521-1598) and his son Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). Burghley was Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State, Lord High Treasurer and one of her closest advisors. Salisbury also became Secretary of State to Elizabeth I and served James I/VI in the role.
These two men dominated the administration of government during the reign of Elizabeth I, to the extent that critics suggested that England was becoming a regnum Cecilianum. The collection documents their various official roles. In addition, the collection contains documents acquired by Robert Cecil that had belonged to his rival, Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex.
This website provides Darwin's complete publications, many handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalog every published. Most of these materials are online for the first time, such as the 1st editions of Voyage of the Beagle, Descent of Man, Zoology of the Beagle and all six editions of Origin of Species.
The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974. To date, the project has located a total of around 14,500 letters exchanged by Darwin and nearly 2000 correspondents around the world between 1821 and his death in 1882.
New letters continue to be discovered, and the Project is now engaged in an active hunt for others so that the corpus will be as comprehensive as possible.
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection contains titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.
Through EEBO, you can search the bibliographic citations, browse online the digital images of every page,download the digital images in PDF format for more extensive viewing and printing. From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement
This collection consists of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This collection captures the Enlightement in Great Britain in multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, geography, social sciences, fine arts, religion, philosophy, and law.
The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue, a union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This collection captures the essence of the Enlightement in Great Britain in multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, geography, social sciences, fine arts, religion, philosophy, and law.
Features the John Larpent Archival Collection from the Huntington Library which includes over 2,500 digital facsimile of almost every play submitted for license in England between 1737 and 1824. This resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
John Larpent was the English Inspector of Plays from 1778-1824 and responsible for executing the Licensing Act of 1737, a landmark act of censorship which required Lord Chamberlain’s Office to approve any play before it was staged. In addition, this online collection of primary sources also includes: diaries of Larpent’s wife and professional collaborator Anna, hundreds of related documents including playbills, theatre records and correspondence and much more
The First World War Portal has three modules, Personal Experiences, Propaganda & Recruitment and Visual Perspectives & Narratives. Items include official and personal photographs, manuscripts, rare printed material, artwork, objects and film, this profound collection presents international perspectives on the conflict, the Home Front, the role of women during the war, and much more. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
This resource showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.
Taking the phenomenon of the Grand Tour as a starting point, this resource explores the relationship between Britain and Europe between c1550 and c1850, exploring the British response to travel on the Continent for pleasure, business and diplomacy. Includes manuscripts, visual materials and printed works. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, together with printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. This resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
The social research organization, Mass Observation, was founded in 1937. The aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers, they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried from 1937 until the mid 1970s. Includes surveys, diaries, directives, File Reports and monographic publications issued as a result of the project.
Combines the key printed sources for English, Irish, Scottish and Colonial history with original manuscripts. The printed sources contain a large repository of state papers, chronicles, accounts and correspondence from the archives of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. Original manuscript images are taken from the English State Papers held at the National Archives in London, United Kingdom.
From government-led population drives during the early nineteenth century through to mass steamship travel, Migration to New Worlds showcases unique primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of 350 years of migration. Explore British Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolors, and oral histories supplemented by carefully selected secondary research aids. The resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
19th Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on archival collections of primary sources providing full-text, fully searchable content.
The collection includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more in both Western and non-Western languages. Currently available are over 10,000,000 pages in the following modules: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange;British Politics and Society;British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High & Popular Culture//European Literature, 1790-1840.
Matthew Parker (1504-75) was an important figure of the English Reformation who was largely responsible for the establishment of the Church of England as a national institution. Parker's library of manuscripts and early printed books are held at Corpus Christi College.
This online collection is a joint undertaking between Corpus Christi College, Stanford University Libraries and Cambridge University Library, to produce a digital copies of every of most of Parker's manuscripts.
This collection contains over 400 manuscripts from the 16th and 17th centuries compiled by women in the British Isles. The texts consist of poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts.
The collection encompasses devotional writings, autobiographic material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts.
(1914-1922) Includes digital scans of 1,500 publications written by men and women serving in the armed forces and various welfare organizations during WWI.
These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation. As such, these primary sources contain first hand accounts of the war and everyday life during the war from a wide range of on-the-ground perspectives.