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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we are delighted to welcome 71,598 additional pages to The Archive, as well as five brand new titles. Two of these titles, the Wakefield Express and the South Notts Echo, originate in England, while the the other three, the Leinster Reporter, the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald, and the Times of India are spread out across Ireland, Wales and India respectively. Register now and explore the Archive The Wakefield Express augments last week’s influx of Yorkshire titles. First published in 1852, this weekly broadsheet published from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, carrying everything from advertisements and local news to literary extracts. In 1952, one hundred

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The Death of Elizabeth Gaskell – 12 November 1865

Elizabeth Gaskell (aka ‘Mrs Gaskell’), author of such classic Victorian and ‘Condition of England’ novels as North and South and Cranford, died in Holybourne, Hampshire, on 12 November 1865 – she was 55. The Illustrated London News did a feature on ‘The Secret of the Author of Cranford‘. To commemorate the day, here is a newspaper tribute to Mrs Gaskell that was published on 18 November 1865.                          

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