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17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
The Burney collection is a new addition to Derbyshire Libraries online information service.
It is free to use through the Infotrac database.
It represents the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English newspapers and other news pamphlets and was gathered together by Reverednd Charles Burney (1757-1817)
Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides have remained largely hidden.
The original collection, totalling almost 1 million pages, is held by the British Library.
Notable among the items available are newsbooks from the period of the English Civil War, providing news and propaganda from both the King's side and that of Parliament.
Pages can be viewed in their original form, as shown in this account from "Amen Corner", April 23, 1746, of the Jacobite army's defeat at Culloden.