Introductory Material



Arrowsmith, William Robson. The Editor of "Notes and Queries" and His Friend, Mr. Singer: or, the questionable credit of that periodical. London: Piper, Stephenson, & Spence. [1858].

Bell, Edward. George Bell, Publisher: A Brief Memoir. London: Chiswick Press, 1924.

Dorson, Richard M. The British Folklorists: A History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Emrich, Duncan. "'Folk-Lore': William John Thoms," California Folklore Quarterly. 5 (October 1946): 355-74.

Francis, John C. John Francis, Publisher of the Athenaeum: A Literary Chronicle of Half a Century. In two volumes. London: Bentley and Son, 1888.

Francis, John C."Our Jubilee; II: Historical," Notes and Queries. 9th ser., 4 (November 4, 1899): 363-73.

Garnett, Richard. Essays in Librarianship and Bibliography. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1899.

Kidd, Alan J. "Between Antiquary and Academic: Local History in the Nineteenth Century," Local Historian. 26 (February 1996) 3-14.

Levine, Philippa. The Amateur and the Professional: Antiquarians, Historians and Archaeologists in Victorian England, 1838-1886. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Standage, Tom. The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers. New York: Walker and Company, 1998.

Steig, Margaret F. "The Nineteenth-Century Information Revolution," Journal of Library History. 15:1 (Winter 1980) 22-52.

Thoms, William J. "Gossip of an Old Bookworm," The Nineteenth Century. 10 (July 1881): 63-79; 10 (December 1881): 886-900.

Thoms, William J. "The Story of Notes and Queries," Notes and Queries. 5th ser., 6 (1876): 1-2, 41-42, 101-02, 221-22; 5th ser., 7: 1-2, 222-223, 303-305.

Thornton, Richard C. "Obituary Notices of Contributors, 1849-1899," Notes and Queries. 9th ser., 4 (November 4, 1899): 373-75.

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