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New acquisitions in British Literature: 19th century literary periodicals

In 19th century England, periodicals were a popular and cost-effective way for readers to gain access to literary material, whether prose or fiction. Special Collections actively adds new periodicals and serials to the Victorian and other British literary collections. Here are two recent acquisitions featuring the work of major 19th century literary figures: The Friend …

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Detectives in “The Strand”

Detective fiction was growing in popularity when London publisher George Newnes decided to launch a new magazine in 1890. The very first issue, dated January 1891, led with the detective story “A Deadly Dilemma” by Canadian author Grant Allen. Over the next six decades, The Strand Magazine would feature a host of fictional sleuths, most …

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It’s officially six weeks until Christmas….

At Special Collections, we’re already getting into the holiday spirit. Our latest small exhibit is “Rising to the Occasion: Crafting Christmas with the Victorian Middle Class.” Students in the English MA program have put together a display showing how the Victorians celebrated Christmas and how commercialism and celebration went hand-in-hand, even back then. Highlights include …

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Updated list of British social history periodicals

The list of periodicals related to British social history has recently been updated to include single-issue holdings and other titles from the J.F.C. Harrison Collection.  The newly-added periodicals cover such topics as free thought, Methodism, and temperance.

Harrison Collection periodicals now online

A select number of British sociopolitical periodicals from the JFC Harrison Collection have recently been scanned and added to the Internet Archive.  A total of 16 volumes from ten periodicals are now available.  Titles include the annual journal of the Scottish Cooperative Wholesale Society, John Bright’s Speeches on questions of public policy, and several titles …

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19th century children’s magazines

The Rare Book and Victorian collections contain a wide variety of periodicals printed in the US and Great Britain for children and young adults. They offer an intriguing glimpse into the experiences of juvenile readers on both sides of the Atlantic in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as how adult authors socialized …

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