Eighteenth Century Journals I digitizes the content of Adam Matthew Publications' original microfilm project Eighteenth Century Journals, from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The original content includes an additional nineteen titles requested by scholars, also taken from the Hope Collection.
Eighteenth Century Journals II continues the series. The titles, chosen for this project from the archives of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, have been screened against Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) so that there is no duplication with these projects.
Eighteenth Century Journals III is drawn from British Library Newspapers at Colindale and from Cambridge University Library. At the request of scholars and librarians, it focuses on journals published outside of London.
Eighteenth Century Journals IV is drawn from Chetham's Library, Manchester and Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
Eighteenth Century Journals V includes The Lady's Magazine and Other Titles, 1712-1835, from Birmingham Century Library, British Library, Cambridge University Library and Liverpool John Moores University Library.
Covers extremely wide-ranging topics from this time period, including: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and coffee house gossip and discussion. Supports studies of the 18th century, including: literature, the theatre, the origins and rise of romanticism, politics, revolution and rebellion, social issues, gender, society life, religion and the influence of the press.
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin holds one of the finest collections of 17th and 18th century newspapers and periodicals in the world. These holdings were documented in British Newspapers and Periodicals, 1632-1800, compiled by Powell Stewart in 1950. More recent acquisitions have further enhanced these collections. The material reproduced in this new digital project covers many rare items.
Access to this resource is partially funded by the Emily Knauss Library Endowment for the Liberal Arts.