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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
Interesting Record: People's Friend, The;

"A weekly fiction paper primarily produced for a working class, female readership in Scotland" (Cass, "The Cotton Factory Times, 1885-1937").

"The People's Friend has been the means of ringing many novelists and poets into public notice. Some of the earliest novels by Annie S. Swan were published in its pages, and it was to this magazine that Alexander Anderson ('Surfacement'), the well known Scottish poet, contributed some of the finest of his nursery poems” (Lamb, in SNQ).

"Unlike the Journal, the Friend did not draw attention to itself or celebrate its own success: ten years of publication, the thousandth issue, the half-jubilee all passed without comment; there was no leader or other significant editorial statement, so far as I am aware, at any time during the nineteenth century...The Friend introduced a fixed rate of payment, and this principle was in time extended to the Journal” (Donaldson, Popular Literature in Victorian Scotland).

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