||Eighteenth century provincial newspapers in association with the British Library NEWSPLAN. Derby papers, Derby, England Brighton, Sussex, England : Harvester Microform|
Subject Category: History Great Britain
Collection Dates: 01/01/1721 - 12/31/1792
Location: UNLV Microforms
This is part of a collection that brings together all known issues of newspapers for a broad range of towns throughout England, and offers a distinctive and unrivaled insight into all areas of life in the provinces, often playing a significant role in local political and economic debate. The identity and date of the first English provincial newspaper is uncertain, but by 1712, fifteen newspapers had been established, and by the end of the century there were well over fifty. In the second half of the eighteenth century, the provincial papers' earliest dependence on London publications decreased; and emphasized greater concentration on local news. Local essays, letters, and numerous local advertisements are featured. General contents and details of any untraced or missing issues; and original location of every issue are listed at the beginning of each reel. reel 1. The Derby post-man, 1721. The British spy, or, Derby post-man, 1727-1731. The Derby mercury, 1732-1734 -- reel 2-18. The Derby mercury, 1735-1799 -- reel 19. The Derby mercury, 1800. Harrison's Derby journal, 1776 -- reel 20. Harrison's Derby journal, 1777-1779. The Derby herald, 1792.
Finding Aids: Eighteenth century English provincial newspapers: Series two: Derby newspapers (MICRO AN3 .E35 Guide).