The Irish Citizen | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Hot off the press – new titles this week

This week we have published 21,349 pages to The Archive.  We have published six brand new titles and added pages to four existing titles.   This week we have added brand new papers for the counties of Dorset, West Sussex and Cheshire in England, and an important political newspaper for Ireland.

With the addition of the Bournemouth Guardian, The Christchurch Times and the Southern Times and Dorset County Herald The Archive now holds nine newspapers for Dorset.  Our coverage for the county now extends from the mid-eighteenth century to the 1920s.

The Horsham, Petworth, Midhurst and Steyning Express joins The Archive for West Sussex, and The Crewe Guardian for Cheshire.


For Men and Women Equally

The Rights of Citizenship;

From Men and Women Equally

The Duties of Citizenship.

The Irish Citizen forms part of our collection of Suffragette Newspapers.  The paper was first published on Saturday 25 May 1912.  It transitioned from a weekly to a monthly title in February 1916 before ceasing publication in August 1920.  We currently hold the title from 1912 to December 1919 and are in the process of sourcing the issues for 1920 from British Library holdings.

While giving ample space to the topic of suffrage the paper also offered commentary on a wide range of social and political issues.

As we explored our new titles we were once again reminded of the need to think, and search, for terms that would have been used at the time.  We were curious about the Dublin Lock Out – a strike of tram drivers which soon spread to other industries, sparked riots and reprisals, and was eventually defeated when industries ‘locked-out’ workers leaving them destitute.  Searching for Lock Out retrieved fewer results than we expected.  We got our thinking caps on and tried a few different phrases ‘locked out’ gave us more reports, as did Larkin.  Finally we focused our search by using Advanced Search to search only within the dates of the events, adding on a couple of months to allow for delayed reportage and reflective editorials.

New Titles
Years added
Bournemouth Guardian 1883-1895, 1900-1910, 1912-1921
Christchurch Times 1858-1897, 1899-1911
Crewe Guardian 1869-1897, 1899-1910
Horsham, Petworth, Midhurst and Steyning Express 1863-1868, 1870-1871, 1873-1896, 1899-1902
Irish Citizen 1912-1919
Southern Times and Dorset County Herald 1852-1866, 1872-1886, 1890-1896, 1898-1899, 1902-1910
Updated Titles

This week we have udpated some of our recently added titles.

You can learn more about each of the titles we have added to this week by clicking on their names. On each paper’s title page you can read a FREE sample issue, learn more about our current holdings, and our plans for digitisation.

Years added
Cambridge General Advertiser 1849
Leicester Daily Post 1874, 1889, 1896, 1901, 1903, 1919-1920
The Vote 1909
Votes for Women 1907-1909, 1916

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You can keep up to date with all the latest additions by visiting the recently added page.  You can even look ahead to see what we’re going to add tomorrow.



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