Over the summer we’ve acquired two new 19th Century online resources to complement our already popular 19th Century UK Periodicals.
C19: The Nineteenth Century Index contains books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives. It contains 14 collections which can be searched individually or simultaneously. This collection contains American as well as British information, including the Proceedings of the Old Bailey and the American Periodicals Series which covers a range of subject areas from Architecture to Philosophy. The resource also includes the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900 which is an index to the authorship of articles, articles written by each contributor, along with brief biographical and vocational details. Periodical publishing in the 19th century was both voluminous and multifarious and the Wellesley Index assists scholars to access the significance of periodical articles by delivering accurate information on provenance.
19th Century British Library newspapers is a rich collection of primary source material. It contains two major collections from the British Library which span 300 years of newspaper publishing in the UK. Newspapers provide a wealth of information about the society and culture of the time and are a valuable resource for your research. Special attention has been paid to newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.