17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection

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    17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection provides access to seventeenth and eighteenth century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. 

    Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar and son of a well-known music historian of the same name, this collection covers more than two hundred years of accounts, explanations, and points of views. More than 700 bound volumes of newspapers relate political, educational and economic situations -- including English provincial, Irish, Scottish and a handful of papers from British colonies, in the Americas and Asia -- relate political, educational and economic situations chosen from more than three dozen cities. These documents are now available online and students and academics can conduct full-text searches of nearly 1 million pages from approximately 1,270 titles spanning from Parliamentary papers and the London daily news to the latest English humour of the 1600s.

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    Basic, Advanced, Publication Search, Browse Publication by Location. More information can be found at: www.gale.com/digitalcollections.

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