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WOMEN ADVISING WOMEN

Advice Books, Manuals and Journals for Women, 1450-1837

Part 1: Early Womens Journals, c.1700-1832, from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

 

Contents of Reels

REEL 1

Catalogue of a Collection of Early Newspapers & Essayists formed by the late John Thomas Hope Esq.

1577

The Courtyer of Count Baldessar Castilio… by Henry Denham

1655

The Ladies Cabinet Enlarged and Opened:  Containing Many Rare Secrets and Rich Ornaments of several kindes and different uses.  By the late Right Honourable and Learned Chymist, the Lord Ruthven.  2nd ed

1693

The Ladies Behaviour.  A Dialogue.  Written, Originally in Italian, above an hundred and fifty years agoe.

1693

The Ladies Mercury  Vol 1, No’s 1-4,  28 Feb 1693-17  Mar 1693

1705

A Legacy for the Ladies.  Or, Characters of the Women of the Age  By the late ingenious Mr Thomas Brown

REEL 2

1709-10

The Female Tatler   By Mrs Crackenthorpe, a Lady that knows everything  No’s 1-115 (but misnumbered III)  8 July 1709-31 Mar 1710

bound with:

1709

The Tory Tatler  No’s 1-16

and

1709-11

The Tatler  By Isaac Bickerstaffe  No’s 1-330

1727

The Ladies Journal  No’s 1-22  nd – 29 June 1727

1719

The Mirrour  No’s II-V, VII-X, XII  12 Feb 1719-23 Apr 1719

1728

The Parrot  By Mrs Prattle  No’s 1-4   25 Sep 1728-16 Oct 1728

REEL 3

 

1744-46

The Female Spectator  By Eliza Haywood  Vols I-IV, comprising books 1-24

REEL 4

 

1746

The Parrot.  With a Compendium of the Times  By the authors of ‘The Female Spectator’.  (Eliza Haywood)  No’s  I-IX

1747

The Lady’s Weekly Magazine  Published under the direction of Mrs Penelope Pry  No 1  19 Feb 1747

1751-53

The Midwife.  Or, Old Woman’s Magazine  By Mrs Mary Midnight (Christopher Smart)  Vols I-III

followed by:

1751

An Index to Mankind: Or Maxims Selected from the Wits of all Nations for the Benefit of the Present Age and of Posterity.  By Mrs Mary Midnight

REEL 5

 

1751

The Ladies Library  Written by a Lady.  6th ed

REEL 6

 

1750

The Student, or the Oxford and Cambridge Monthly Miscellany  Vol I, No’s I- I X  31 Jan 1750-16 Sep 1750

continued as:

1751

The Student, or, the Oxford and Cambridge Monthly Miscellany  Vol II, No’s I-X (includes The Female Student)

 

1752

Have At You All; or, the Drury Lane Journal  By Madame Roxana Termagant  No’s I-XIII  16 Jan 1752-9 April 1752

REEL 7

 

1752

The Lady’s Curiosity; or, Weekly Apollo  By Nestor Druid, Gent,  No’s I-IV, VI-XII, XIV-XV, XVII, XIX-XX & XIII plus Fables

1752

The Spring – Garden Journal  By Miss Priscilla Termagent (a near relation of the late Mrs Roxana) No’s I-IV

1752

(also The New Female Spectator No III, a direct continuation)

1753

The Inspector  No’s 1-152

REEL 8

 

1755

The Matrimonial Preceptor.  A Collection of Examples and Precepts relating to the Married State from the most celebrated writers ancient and modern.  No’s 1-65

1755-56

The Old Maid  By Mary Singleton, Spinster  No’s I-XXXVII

1756

The Wife  By Mira, One of the Authors of ‘The Female Spectator’,  and ‘Epistles for Ladies’.  (Eliza Haywood)

1756

The Young Lady  By Euphrosyne  No’s I-VII

REEL 9

 

1759

The Invisible Spy  By Explorabilis (Eliza Haywood)  2 vols

1774

The Friend; or, Essays Instructive and Entertaining for Youth of Both Sexes; on the Most Important Subjects: Exemplified with Stories from Real Life

 

1769

An Essay on Laughter, wherein are displayed, its natural and moral causes, with the arts of Exciting it.

1787

The Female Guardian.  Designed to correct some of the foibles incident to Girls and supply them with innocent amusement for their hours of leisure.  By a Lady.  2nd ed  No’s I-XXXIII

 

REEL 10

 

1786-87

The Pharos:  A collection of Periodical Essays.  By the author of ‘Constance’  2 vols

1793

The Female Mentor: or, select conversations  3 vols

 

REEL 11

 

1793

The Lady’s Miscellany.  Or, Pleasing Essays, Poems, Stories and Examples for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Female Sex in general, in every station of life.  By George Wright, Esq, author of the Rural Christian, Pleasing-Melancholy, etc

1795

The Parlour Window, containing Original Essays, Poetry, and part of an Instructive Tale.  (By Mrs Eustace and her sister).  No’s 1-5

1796

The Parental Monitor   By Mrs Bonhote, author of Olivia, etc.  3rd ed  4 vols

1797

The Masonic Mirror  (Original essay from The Lady’s Magazine)

REEL 12

1798-99

The Lady’s Monthly Museum, or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction:  Being an assemblage of whatever can tend to please the fancy, interest the Mind, or exalt the Character of the British Fair.  By a Society of Ladies.  Vols 1 & 2  July 1798-June 1799 (including The Old Woman  No’s I-XII)

REEL 13

 

1799-1800

The Lady’s Monthly Museum, or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction:  Being an assemblage of whatever can tend to please the fancy, interest the Mind, or exalt the Character of the British Fair.  By a Society of Ladies.  Vols 3 & 4  July 1799-June 1800

(including The Old Woman  No’s XIII-XXIV and The Inspector No’s I-II)

REEL 14

 

1803

Essays on the Art of Being Happy.  Addrssed to a Young Mother  By Eugenia Acton, author of ‘Microcosm’,  ‘A tale without a title’. etc  2 vols

1806

Essays and Letters on important and interesting subjects  By Juliana Yonge, author of ‘A Short Commentary on the Bible’, ‘On the Importance of the Baptismal Vow’ &c &c  2 vols.  2nd ed

1822

The Scrinium  By Rebecca Edridge  Vol I

REEL 15

 

1822

The Scrinium  By Rebecca Edridge  Vol II

1832

The Isis, A London Weekly Publication  Edited by a Lady  Vol 1 No 1 – Vol 1 No 39  11 Feb 1832-15 Dec 1832

REEL 16

 

A Miscellaneous Volume containing short runs of 97 magazines published in the period, 1807-1837, including:

1807

Item 15  The Briton’s Friend: or Moral, and Oeconomical Register  No’s 1-4

1820

Item 22  The Christian Moralist

 

1832

Item 23  The Christian’s Penny Magazine

 

1832

Item 31  The Crisis; or the change from Error and Misery, to Truth and Hapiness (Ed) Robert Owen

1821-22

Item 42  The Family Gazette; or Literary & Philanthropic Journal

 

1833

Item 43  The Fashionable Magazine

1832

Items 63 & 64  The Isis

 

1832-33

Item 82  The Maids, Wives and Widows Penny Magazine and Gazette of Fashion

REEL 17

A Miscellaneous Volume containing short runs of 84 magazines published in the period, 1808-1837 including:

1834

Item 3  The New Moral World, and Official Gazette of the National Association of Industry, Humanity and Knowledge

 

1826

Item 6  The Opera Glass

 

1833

Item 19  The Phrenologist

 

1830-31

Items 22-36  The Carpenter’s Political Letters

 

1819-28

Items 45  The Quizzical Gazette Extraordinary!!! and Wonderful Advertiser

 

1832

Item 47  The Regenerator, or Guide to Happiness

 

1832

Item 65  The Tourist; or, Sketch Book of the Times

 

1833

Item 68  The Truth.  A Weekly Radical Christian, and Family Newspaper

1832

Item 79  The Weekly Miscellany; or, New National Magazine of Instruction and Amusement

1832

Item 76 (sic)  The Weekly Visitor and London Literary Museum

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