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Sunday, 28 August 2016
17th and 18th century newspapers
Topic: Newspapers

A online resource which I had not noticed before - Zeitungen des 17. Jahrhunderts

Despite the title there are a lot of 18th century material as well, including issues of Stralsundischer Relations Corier, Revalische Post-Zeitung and Rigische Novellen. Very useful for tracing how news and rumours travelled across Europe.

A Swedish version covering some of the major domestic 19th and 20th century papers - http://tidningar.kb.se/. It's usefulness is still somewhat limited due to an extremely careful handling of the copyright issue (only items older than 1901 can be read online).

An older attempt at something similar, but this mostly with smaller local papers - http://magasin.kb.se:8080/searchinterface/

And a Dutch version going back to the 17th century:  http://www.delpher.nl/


Posted by bengt_nilsson at 4:32 PM MEST
Updated: Sunday, 28 August 2016 8:00 PM MEST
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Sunday, 3 May 2015
Newspapers
Topic: Newspapers

On 19 January 1699 Governor General Dahlbergh ordered the Postal Director in Riga Gerdt Gröen to "subscribe" for various European newspapers which were needed by his office (LVVA, fond 7349, op. 1, vol. 51). The papers were specified in a separate attachment (not present). Among the Schirren papers in Riksarkivet (vol. 4)  there are a number of items pertaining to this issue, most notably an undated list which appears to be the one Dahlbergh's letter refers to:

"Zur nöthigen Correspondence beym Königl. General Gouvernement werden folgenden Gazzetten erfordet"

aus Hamburg

1. Relations Courier bey Thom. Wiering

2. Europäische Fama bey Heuss

3. Europäische Relation

4. Relation ex Parnasso

5. Nordischer Mercurius

aus Altona

6. Relations Courier

7. Altonaischer Mercurius

8. Relations Courier

aus Holland

9. die Haerlemsche Courant

10. der Hagischer Mercurius 

 

A possibly more accurate list of the German publications was forwarded to Dahlbergh the following day. It had been put together in Hamburg by Polycarp Marci (1654-1724):

In Hamburg

Montag und Donnerstag

Relations-Courier bei Thomas Wiering 

Europäische Fama bei Heuss

Dienstag und Freitag 

Relations-Courier bei Thomas Wiering

Europäische Relation bei Heuss

Relation ex Parnasso bei Spiring 

Nordische Mercurius bei Greflinger

In Altona

Montag und Donnerstag 

Relations-Courier

Dienstag und Freitag 

Altonaischer Mercurius

Relations-Courier 

 


Posted by bengt_nilsson at 7:57 PM MEST
Updated: Sunday, 3 May 2015 7:58 PM MEST
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