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You are leaving the Libraries Burney Collection: 17th & 18th Century Newspapers Digital Archive
  • The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media.
  • The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.
  • Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden.
  • Article images can be magnified, reduced, saved, emailed and printed. Entire newspaper pages may need to be tiled in order to be legible.
  • The Topic Guide has essays and biographical information. "About this Publication" has additional background on a specific newspaper.

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