This past week we added significantly to our most recently added titles. We added 112,987 pages to nine existing titles, and published three years (1890-1892) of the short-lived Scottish newspaper, the Brechin Herald and Angus and Mearns News. This paper covers both the historic eastern counties of Angus and Kincardineshire.
Local titles, such as the Brechin Herald and Angus and Mearns News, could often have very short runs. In a nineteenth century version of the .com boom the latter half of the century saw an explosion in the number of newspaper titles being printed. Printers and other businessmen saw newspapers as a way to make money, and to promote their personal political ideals. These short-run regional titles are an invaluable source for local, social and family history. As the editors of the paper sought to build a loyal readership they included a substantial amount of local stories which reveal a great deal about the life of the towns and regions the papers served.
You can learn more about each of the titles we have added/updated this week by clicking on their names below. On each paper’s title page, you can learn more about our holdings and our plans for digitisation.
|Abergavenny Chronicle||1890, 1892, 1894, 1900-1901|
|Alcester Chronicle||1864-1868, 1873, 1888, 1890-1893, 1897, 1900-1902, 1905-1907, 1909|
|Eastern Daily Press||1875-1876, 1878-1890, 1896, 1901-1909|
|Milngavie and Bearsden Herald||1930-1934|
|Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press||1890-1892, 1894-1896, 1899-1957|
|Shields Daily News||1864-1868, 1874, 1944-1945, 1951, 1953|
|Shipping and Mercantile Gazette||1882-1884|