Burney Newspaper Collection

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The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden.


Direct access

- via University Network


Off University Campus

- Staff and Students


Supporting information

The Burney Newspaper Collection and 19th Century British Newspapers can be search simultaneously using British Newspapers 1600-1900.



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