Local newspapers of the eighteenth century contain comparatively little local news, but their adverts and notices can provide information on many aspects of local life.
In contrast, nineteenth-century newspapers report events in great detail, providing a wealth of information on all kinds of local issues, though often reflecting the political interests of the proprietor. In the case of Hampshire, the Hampshire Advertiser reflected the conservative interests and the Hampshire Independent, those of the radicals.
Local newspapers are on microfilm and are stored in the Microform Area on level 1. They can be read, copied and scanned on the reader-printers.
A University login is required for scanning.
|Hampshire Advertiser||1827-1940||40004741-40004826, 40011637-40011936, 40015868-40016191, 40016397-40016418|
|Oxford Gazette and Mercury||1753-1767||40014768|
|Southern Daily Echo||1909-1910, 1912-1925||40017228-40017255, 40017385-40017705, 40017844-40017|
Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers (off campus access via VPN)
Access to the full text of the following newspapers:
Newspapers can also be found in other local collections:
Individual subscriptions are required for access to the full text.
Searches are free and can be used as an index to the Hampshire Advertiser and Hampshire Chronicle on microfilm.
Isle of Wight County Press Archive 1884-2013. Searches are free but individual subscriptions are required for access to the full text.