British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900


Overall, this is a wonderfully rich resource which has all the benefits of a well-funded, exhaustively researched project designed with the views of potential users well to the fore. The process of academic consultation has produced a selection of material which is certainly of enormous value for those wishing to better understand the language, layout and political contexts of the 19th-century newspaper across the British Isles.
Martin Conboy , University of Sheffield
Read more in this latest review in Reviews in History, published by The Institute of Historical Research
"19th Century BL Newspapers Online gives us an invaluable new perspective on the way Victorian Britain came to understand itself as a community of citizens, consumers and commentators. It is hard to imagine any researcher with nineteenth-century interests to whom it does not offer important insights on their subject: and it is dangerously addictive!"
Professor Arthur Burns, Kings College London

Developed in partnership with the British Library and JISC, British Library Newspapers, Part I-II offers full runs of national, regional and local nineteenth century British newspapers, taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library. Part I: 1800-1900 includes 47 titles, totalling approximately 2.2 million pages, selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published.

The papers have been carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library whose purpose was to provide a broad yet detailed view of British life in the nineteenth century; from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts. The collection is made up of daily and weekly publications and reflects Britain’s growing role as a superpower in the nineteenth century world.

Titles included in Part I: 1800-1900:


Aberdeen Journal
Aberdeen                                   
Baner
Denbigh
Belfast News-Letter       
Belfast
Birmingham Daily Post       
Birmingham
Brighton Patriot       
Brighton
Bristol Mercury      
Bristol
Caledonian Mercury       
Edinburgh
Champion      
London
The Charter   
London   
Chartist     
London
Chartist Circular   
Glasgow   
Cobbet’s Weekly Political Register                       
London   
Daily News      
London
Derby Mercury   
Derby   
The Era    
London  
Examiner   
London   
Freeman’s Journal   
Dublin   
Genedl   
Caernarvon   
Glasgow Herald     
Glasgow 
Goleuad      
Caernarvon
Graphic   
London   
Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph   
Portsmouth   
Hull Packet   
Hull   
Illustrated Police News       
London
Ipswich Journal   
Ipswich   
Jackson’s Oxford Journal   
Oxford   
Leeds Mercury   
Leeds   
Liverpool Mercury   
Liverpool   
Lloyd’s Illustrated Newspaper     
London 
London Dispatch     
London 
Manchester Times    
Manchester  
Morning Chronicle    
London  
Newcastle Courant   
Newcastle upon Tyne   
North Wales Chronicle      
Bangor
Northern Echo   
Darlington   
Northern Liberator    
Newcastle upon Tyne  
Northern Star      
Leeds
Odd Fellow    
London  
Operative      
London
Pall Mall Gazette       
London
The Penny Illustrated Paper  
London   
Poor Man’s Guardian      
London
Preston Chronicle  
Preston   
Reynold’s Newspaper       
London
Southern Star      
London
Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post     
Exeter 
Western Mail      
Cardiff
For more information about the newspapers included in Part I: 1800-1900, please contact emea.galereply@cengage.com.

This collection is cross-searchable with other Gale Primary Sources collections


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British Library Newspapers is available from JISC in a 3-resource package which includes 19th Century UK Periodicals Series 1 and 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers.

For staff and students at HE and FE institutions in the UK – please contact your library to enquire about online access to these collections or visit the JISC Content Portal pages for British Library Newspapers and the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection.

For librarians at HE and FE institutions in the UK – to sign up and make these collections available to your library users please visit the resources pages on the JISC Catalogue site - British Library Newspapers and 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection - and download, complete and return the license agreement.