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About British Pamphlets


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19th Century British Pamphlets contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. It is a valuable resource for researchers, teachers and students.

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About British Pamphlets

  1. 1. 19th Century british Pamphlets 149 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010 | tel (212) 358 6400 | fax (212) 358 6499 | | more than 20,000 pamphlets from some of the most significant collections held in uk research libraries are being made available through jstor. Collaborating wth RLUK (Research Libraries UK) and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), JSTOR is making these pamphlets searchable alongside current collections to enhance discovery and use across disciplines. Researchers, students, and teachers will have an immensely rich and coherent corpus of primary sources with which to study the sociopolitical and economic landscape of 19th century Britain. Digitization was completed on site by BOPCRIS at the University of Southampton Library. on collections The 19th Century British Pamphlets comprise seven individu- highlights include: al collections held in universities within the United Kingdom, • A vindication of the rights of men, in a letter to the Right Honourable many of which are whole collections that belonged to indi- Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the revolution in vidual politicians or political families. The pamphlets focus on France, by Mary Wollstonecraft the political, economic, and social issues that fueled the great •British policy in China: Neutral war and warlike peace!, by John Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century. Scarth Although they have a political emphasis, these collections repre- • Comparison between Mr. Bentham’s views on punishment, and those sent the wide interests of their collectors. advocated in connexion with the mark system, by Alexander Maconochie Cowen Tracts – Newcastle University •England, the United States, and the Southern Confederacy, by Personal collection of Joseph Cowen (1829-1900). A social Fitzwilliam Sargent reformer and Member of Parliament for Newcastle, this collection •India: Its dangers considered in 1856, by Nathaniel Alves reflects his interests in social, educational, and economic issues. •Chartism: a new organization of the people, embracing a plan for the education and improvement of the people, politically and socially, Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection – Durham University by Lovett, Collins, Hume Still owned by the family, this collection was largely accumulated •On the philosophy of medicine, by Robert Mortimer Glover by the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Earls Grey. The Greys were particularly •Women and work, by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon interested in parliamentary reform, colonial affairs, and Catholic emancipation. With pamphlets by and about: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection – •Charles Babbage •Charles Bradlaugh •John Bright University of Manchester •W.E. Gladstone •Joseph Hume •Karl Marx Sent back to London by British ambassadors to help with policy •John Stuart Mill •Florence Nightingale •Thomas Paine formation, these rare publications from overseas have an em- phasis on material related to South America and the Near East and the various European political “questions” of the 19th cen- Valuable content inside and appended to pamphlets: tury. This collection also includes unique early material from Advertisements Annotations Cartoons Australasia. Diagrams and maps Engravings Letters Petitions Portraits (Continued on back)
  2. 2. Hume Tracts – UCL about bopcris at the university Personal collection of Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Radical of southampton member of Parliament. Hume’s collection covers the major The pamphlets are being digitized by the University of political, economic, and social developments and reforms Southampton Library in its specialist BOPCRIS Digiti- taking place in Britain in the early part of the 19th century sation Unit. BOPCRIS has many years of experience in along with the causes he particularly championed, such as digitizing large collections of historic print publications. universal suffrage, Catholic emancipation, a reduction in the power of the Anglican church, and an end to imprisonment about rluk for debt. Research Libraries UK (RLUK), formerly known as CURL, is a major grouping of UK libraries, comprising 29 Universi- Knowsley Pamphlet Collection – University of ty, National and other research libraries. Its mission is to in- Liverpool crease the ability of research libraries to share resources for This collection reflects the political careers of the Earls of the benefit of the local, national, and international research Derby, primarily Edward George, the 14th Earl and three- community. The new RLUK strategy “The Power of Knowl- time Prime Minister, and his son, Edward Henry, the 15th edge” has identified digitization as one of its six key strategic Earl, who was Colonial Secretary and later Indian secre- themes in synergy with the research information infrastruc- tary in his father’s administration. India and Ireland figure ture theme, and RLUK is working proactively to promote prominently here, along with many pamphlets on religion the research digitization agenda in partnership with the and church affairs, finance and taxation, and education and JISC. In addition to its support for the 19th Century British law reform. Pamphlets project, RLUK has sponsored Copac, a database of over 35 million books and serials held in UK libraries, the Selections – London School of Economics and UK Archives Hub, a national gateway to descriptions of ar- Political Science (LSE) chives in UK universities and colleges, and EthOSnet, which These selected pamphlets cover political party materials, will provide electronic access to UK theses. including election manifestos and political cartoons. There are also collections from pressure groups such as the Fa- bian Society, Imperial Federation Defence Committee, jisc digitisation programme Poor Law Reform Association, Workhouse Visiting Society, 19th Century British Pamphlets is part of the JISC Liberal and Property Defence League, and from coopera- Digitisation Programme, which has received £22 million tive movements such as the Cooperative Women’s Guild. funding from the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales to make available a wide range of heri- Selections – University of Bristol tage and scholarly resources of national importance. The Bristol’s selection, especially strong on 19th century com- Programme includes sound recordings, moving pictures, merce, economics, finance, politics, religion, and sociology, newspapers, maps, images, cartoons, census data, journals includes pamphlets from the library of the National Liberal and parliamentary papers for use by the UK further and Club, along with those from other political parties. higher education communities. 19th Century British Pam- phlets will be made freely available to non-commercial edu- cational and research institutions in the United Kingdom. READ MORE About the JISC About JSTOR About the JISC Digitisation Programme index.jsp About BOPCRIS at University of Southampton About RLUK Please contact Outreach & Participation Services for more information: tel (212) 358 6400 | fax (212) 358 6499 | 062609