List of 19th-century British periodicals

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This is a list of British periodicals established in the 19th century, excluding daily newspapers.

The periodical press flourished in the 19th century: the Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals plans to eventually list over 100,000 titles; the current Series 3 lists 73,000 titles. 19th-century periodicals have been the focus of extensive indexing efforts, such as that of the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824–1900, Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (now published electronically as part of 19th Century Masterfile), Science in the 19th-Century Periodical and Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800–1950. There are also a number of efforts to republish 19th-century periodicals online, including ProQuest's British Periodicals Collection I and Collection II, Gale's 19th Century UK Periodicals Online[1] and Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse).[2]

List by year of publication[edit]


La Belle Assemblée, title page, Volume III, July to December 1807.


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. XXV, January–June 1829. William Blackwood, Edinburgh and T. Cadell, Strand, London



The Penny Magazine, Issue for 27 October 1832


Illustrated London News, first issue, front page


The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, title page, September 1861


Cornhill Magazine, January 1862


The Boy's Own Paper, front page, 11 April 1891


The Amateur Photographer, Vol 1, No 1, 10 Oct 1884, front cover.


Bound volume of The Strand Magazine for Jan–June 1894


  1. Republished in Gale's 19th Century UK Periodicals Online: Series 1 – New Readerships; selected volumes are available for free, full open access in the UF Digital Collections
  2. Indexed by Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800–1950
  3. Republished in ncse (19th-century serials edition)
  4. Republished by the National Library of Wales in Welsh Journals Online
  5. Republished in ProQuest's British Periodicals Collection I
  6. Indexed by SciPer
  7. Indexed by Wellesley


  1. ^ "19th Century UK Periodicals, Part 1". Gale. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition". NCSE. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hayden, John O. (1969). The Romantic Reviewers, 1802–1824. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. p. 53.
  4. ^ a b Hayden, John O. (1969). The Romantic Reviewers, 1802–1824. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  5. ^ "The Musical World – MWO – (London, 1836–1891) : Complete Introduction". Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008., The Musical World, 1888 at Google Books, and others
  6. ^ "The Illustrated Weekly Times - Google Search".
  7. ^ The Victorians and Sport, Mike Huggins, Bloomsbury Publishing.
  8. ^ Cawood, Ian; Upton, Chris (2016). Joseph Chamberlain: International Statesman, National Leader, Local Icon. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 201.
  9. ^ “Launched as a high-class… monthly, the advertisements stressed that it was printed on glossy ‘enamelled paper’. The magazine consisted almost entirely of large photographs of celebrities and this smooth, shiny surface would have yielded the best results.” (G. Beegan, The Mass Image: A Social History of Photomechanical Reproduction in Victorian London (London, 2008, p.79).

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