17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
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Sarah Powell, Bradford Central Library, UK
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the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news
media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000
pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the pe
riod. This collection helps researchers chart the development of the
newspaper as we now know it, beginning with irregularly published
transcriptions of Parliamentary debates and proclamations to coffee
house newsbooks, finally arriving at newspaper in its current form.
by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a
well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers
more than 200 years of accounts, explanations, and points of views.
More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational
and economic situations – including English provincial, Irish, Scottish
and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the Americas and Asia
– relate political, educational and economic situations chosen from
more than three dozen cities.
These rare and restricted documents are now available online and
students and academics can conduct full-text searches of nearly 1
million pages from approximately 1,270 titles spanning from
Parliamentary papers and the London daily news to the latest English
humour of the 1600s.
- Day by day coverage of the financial scandal of the 1720s, the South Sea bubble, with reports in the Weekly Journal or Saturday’s Post
of how Parliament decided that if they leave the country the directors
of the South Sea company ‘shall suffer death as a felon without benefit
of clergy and forfeit to the King all his Lands, Goods and Chattels
- The first advertisement for The Memoirs of Fanny Hill in the Whitehall Evening Post,
6 March 1750, the day it was published and also, in the issue of 17
March, a report of how the publisher was taken into custody and all
copies were seized.
- News of the election of George Washington as president of the United States in the St James’s Chronicle or the British Evening Post on 21 April 1789.
- Insight into English attitudes to contemporary events, such as when the English Chronicle or Universal Evening Post used
the unusual device of a headline – FRENCH REVOLUTION!! – for a whole
page article on 18 of July 1789, which reported sympathetically on the
fall of the Bastille four days earlier, including how the officers were
decapitated in ‘a sad but necessary spectacle ... a solemnity worthy
of the highest admiration.'
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19th Century British Library Newspapers Parts I and II are available from JISC in a 3-resource package which includes 19th Century UK Periodicals Series 1 and 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers.
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