By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 7 December 2007
The Library now has access to the British Library’s digital collection of 19th Century Newspapers.
The collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent 19th century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
Newspaper images can be magnified for easier reading, printed or emailed.