Published by Primary Source Microfilm
From The British Museum and the Bodleian Library, Oxford
This collection of 17th and 18th century English newspapers makes available scarce and deteriorating texts that provide researchers insight into events that might be glossed over in a history book. Early English Newspapers incorporates the collections of Dr. Charles Burney, who had more than 700 volumes dating back to 1603 and rival collector John Nichols. Many of Burney's and Nichols' holdings once were owned by Narcissus Luttrell and his notes can be found on many of the papers in the collection.
Among the titles in this collection are:
- British Journal
- Daily Courant
- Daily Gazetteer
- Daily Post
- Evening Post
- General Advertiser
- Lloyd's Evening Post and British Chronicle
- London Chronicle
- London Evening Post
- London Gazette
- Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser
- St James' Chronicle or, British Evening Post
- Whitehall Evening Post, or London Intelligencer
The rise of newspapers was a phenomenon which characterized a new age. The newspaper was increasingly a medium for information required by the commercially minded society of the capital. The bulk of advertising, particularly for new books and theatrical performances, has proved especially useful to historians. Cultural trends, political currents and social problems are reflected in the newspaper and give new meaning to the historic events we take for granted.
132 Units (approximately 50 reels each)
Machine-Readable Cataloging: MARC cataloging records are available for purchase through Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of Gale.