Wednesday, 31 July 2019

British Newspaper Archive additions for July

The British Newspaper Archive and sister database FindMyPast recently passed a total of 33 million pages, now a total of 33,004,439 pages online (32,591,927 last month). 43 papers (47 last month) had pages added in the past month. There were 8 new titles. Dates range from 1784 to 1998.

The new paper The Queen, or to give it its full title, The Queen, The Ladies’ Newspaper and Court Chronicle, has the most pages added. It was established as a society magazine by Samuel Beeton in 1861, and followed the goings-on of high society and the British aristocracy.

The 11 newspapers with more than 10,000 pages added during the month are:

The Queen1886-1901
Aberdeen Press and Journal1985-1990
Field1869, 1902-1911
Aberdeen Evening Express1985-1990
Bristol Times and Mirror1897, 1900-1907, 1911
Calcutta Gazette1784-1815
Labour Leader1894-1919
Sandwell Evening Mail1989
Clarion1891-1915, 1928-1932
Huddersfield Daily Examiner1871, 1885, 1888, 1896-1897, 1905-1909
Reading Evening Post1989-1990

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