The library now has the Burney Collection Newspapers- 17th-18th Century. These newspapers were collected by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), son of music historian Charles Burney and brother of the writer Fanny Burney. In his lifetime Burney collected over 13,000 rare books and manuscripts that were bought by the nation for the British Museum in 1817. Today, the Burney Collection belongs to the British Library. The newspaper collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media, containing approximately 1,270 titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers, pamphlets, and books are fully text-searchable in the Gale Digital Collection.
If you are interested in the press in 18th Great Britain, you may want to look at these books in the University Library’s General Collection:
- Barker, Hannah. Newspapers, politics, and English society, 1695-1855
- Andrews, Stuart. The British periodical press and the French Revolution
- Bickham, Troy O. Making headlines: the American Revolution as seen through the British press.
For more information on British newspapers, refer to the International Newspapers section of the Historical Newspapers Holdings Research Guide.