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Links: Victorian Magazines Online

Here are some other places to find texts from Victorian periodicals, as well as information about Victorian periodical publishing.

Online Texts of Victorian Periodicals

All the Year Round

Casebook: Jack the Ripper
Though the site is (obviously) focused on Jack the Ripper, I'm including it here because of the wealth of primary materials it offers, including many articles from magazines and newspapers not only about the Ripper case, but about conditions in Victorian London at the time.

Information about the 19th-century annual; unfortunately contains very little of its contents.

Internet Archive: The Strand
Scans of a number of issues of The Strand (single volumes rather than annuals)

Internet Library of Early Journals
A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals, including Annual Register, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine (Vols. 1-20, 1731-1750), Notes and Queries, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, and The Builder.

The Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition
A free, online edition of six 19th-century periodicals and newspapers: The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature; The Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser; The Leader; The English Woman's Journal; The Tomahawk - A Saturday Journal of Satire; and The Publisher's Circular.

Voices from 19th-Century America
A number of excerpts of periodicals and writings in the 19th century US.

The Word on the Street
"The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what 'the word on the street' was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions - all these and more are here."

Information About Victorian Periodicals

Biographies of Some Obscure Contributors to 19th-Century Periodicals
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
Learn about 19th-century printing processes and read some sample texts.

Gentleman's Magazine
The Gentleman's Magazine -
Bodleian Internet Library of Early Journals -

The Girl's Own Paper
The Girl's Own Paper -'s_Own_Paper
The Girl's Own Paper Index -
A Short History of the G.O.P. -
A huge collection of magazine cover art, from antique to modern.

Nineteeth-Century American Children and What They Read
"Here you'll find bits and pieces that I've collected or found interesting about 19th-century American children. You'll also find works selected from early children's books and magazines."

Research Society for American Periodicals
An interdisciplinary organization of scholars interested in American magazines and newspapers.

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
Dedicated to the study of the world's first mechanized "mass" press--newspapers, magazines, and other serial publications--that came into being in 19th-century Britain and its Empire.

The Strand
The History of The Strand -
The Strand Magazine -
Internet Archive -

Victorian Periodicals

Windsor Magazine
A good introduction to the magazine, with the actual introduction to the first issue.

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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