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Attempts have been made to identify and list all early books published in English. These "catalogs" list the books by author, and note the libraries which report having a copy of the book.
English Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland and Ireland, and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640. ("Pollard & Redgrave") - 1475-1640. (Crumb Ref Z 2002.P77 1976). Crumb Library has most of the microfilm collection for this time period.
Short-Title Catalog. ("Wing") - 1641-1700. (Crumb Ref Z 2002.W52). Crumb Library does not own the microfilm of this set.
English Short Title Catalogue (1473-1800) online here More about using the English Short Title Catalogue.
To view and/or photocopy the works on microfilm, use the microfilm reader/printers located nearby.
Diaries, Correspondence, and other Papers: private papers of sufficient interest may be published for the use of historians and other interested parties. These are listed in BearCat. Use "keywords" such as "correspondence", "diaries". Some examples (with call numbers in Crumb):
The Diaries of John Evelyn. (DA 447.E9A44)
The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague. (DA 501.M7A48)
The Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell. (DA 426.A15 1970)
Collections of Historical Documents in Crumb
include selected documents and papers of historical interest. The term
used in the catalog to describe these is usually "Sources". For ex,
"Great Britain History Sources" as a Subject Heading search will turn
up many compilations of primary sources. Some examples
England and Ireland
Holinshed's Chronicles. (DA 130.H74)
Family, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1500-1800. (HQ 615.S76 1977)
Documents illustrating the history of civilization in medieval England(1066-1500). (DA 170.D3 1926a) 1926.
Irish Historical Documents Since 1800. (DA 950.I69 1991) Ed. Alan O'Day.
Newspapers are published everywhere in many languages. Back issues
are almost always available only as microfilm. The most comprehensive
list of foreign newspapers is Newspapers in Microform: Foreign Countries
Ref PN 4855.A1L5 1948-83. Most newspapers available in microfilm can be
obtained through Interlibrary Loan. Few newspapers have indexes to
their contents, but some of the most important ones do.
The Times. (London) 1788- 1997 (Microfilm AP4.T5
Palmer's Index to the Times of London. 1790-1905. On microfilm - at the end of the Times (London) (Microfilm AP 4.T52).
Official Index to the Times of London. 1785-86, 1906-date. (Ref AI 21.T46)
The New York Times. 1851-date (Microfilm AP 2.N657)
New York Times Index. 1851-date. (Ref AI 21.N45)
Newspapers are being digitized as well. For more links to newspapers, see these pages for newspapers online, or on microfilm.
Writing and illustrations in periodicals are important historical
artifacts. Wide circulation magazines in England date from around the
end of the 17th century. Examples to be found in Crumb Library are:
Internet Library of Early Journals - 1731 -1869. Includes substantial runs of: Gentleman's
Magazine; The Annual Register; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
Society; Notes and Queries; The Builder ; Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
All Ireland Review, 1900 -1906. (Microfilm AP 4.A4)
Beltaine. ed. by W. B. Yeats. 1899 -1900. (PN 2602.D843)
Yellow book. (London, England). 1894 -1897 (Spec. Coll. AP 4.Y4)
Revue des deux mondes. (Paris, France) 1885 -1893, 1930-1940 (AP 20.R3)
to the contents of magazines came much later. Listed here are indexes
which cover popular interest and news magazines (rather than
professional historical journals), which enable you to look for
articles by subject:
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. 1890-date (Ref.AI 3.R48)
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature. 1802-1881 (Ref.AI 3.P7)
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. 1824-1900 (Ref AI 3.W45)
Call numbers below are for Crumb Library. For microforms, ask at the Reference Desk.