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Welcome to The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals:1800-1900, a subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of
73,000 publications, 68,000 personal names, 6,300 issuing bodies, 2,400 publishing towns, 23,000 title pages, 2,000 subjects. Editor John S. North.
Soli Deo Gloria

Sample Title Page

Reproduced by permission, Cambridge University Library

Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country was to be managed by a fictitious editor, Oliver Yorke, much like Blackwood's Christopher North. The inebriated Yorke was the collective editorial voice which delivered sarcastic and even libellous comments.

Miriam Thrall sums up the first decade [of the publication] in her title 'Rebellious Fraser's': "an apt description for a journal of progressive thought, absolutely independent of party or faction." Much of the content centred on politics and religion, but there were enough literary entries to qualify Fraser's as a literary periodical(Vann, J. Don in Sullivan, British Literary Magazines).

Many of the articles, stories and book reviews in the magazine are unsigned but attributed to W.M. Thackeray who wrote under the pseudonym M.A. Tidmarsh.

The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800 - 1900 Series Three.
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