This is a list of resources that C19th scholars may find useful for research. Victorian Wire will feature regular posts reviewing and explaining some of these resources to create a growing annotated collection of links. Click the VN logo to go straight to our post about a listed resource, or read all of our discussions on the useful resources tag.

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1901 Census Online
19th Century UK Periodicals (Gale)

Abe Books
Aim 25: Archives in London and the M25 Area
The Amalgamated Brotherhood of Spooks
Archives Hub
At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837 – 1901
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers

BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History
Brewer’s Phrase & Fable
British Newspaper Archive
British History Online (19th Century)

C19 The Nineteenth Century Index (Proquest)
Current Value of Old Money

The Daguerreian Society
Database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration (DMVI)
The Dictionary of Victorian London (Lee Jackson’s Victorian London)
DNCJ Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Library
Edward Lear’s Diaries

Galactic Central Index to Magazines
Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)

H-Net Reviews
Hansard 1803-2005
Hathi Trust Digital Library
High Tea (Game)
HiPPo: History in the Victorian Periodical Press Online
Histpop – The Online Historical Population Reports Website
HMS Beagle Project

Images of England
The International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals
vwsmThe Internet Archive
Internet Library of Early Journals

Key 17th, 18th to 19th Century Geological Literature
Key 19th century entomological literature

The Literary Gothic

Mechanical Marvels (Robots)
The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century

National Archives Website
Nineteenth-Century Treasures (The National Archives)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Periodical Poetry Index
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674 – 1913

Quarterly Review Archive

The Reading Experience Database (RED), 1450–1945

SciPer: Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical
The Scrap Album

Victorian Crime and Punishment
The Victorian Plays Project
The Victorian Poetry Network
Victorian Prose
Victorian Research Web
The Victorian Web
Victorian Women Writers Project
Victorian Women Writers’ Letters Project

Wellcome Library Website
The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824 – 1900
Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema
Writing Blanks, Board Games and other Educational Games of the 18th and 19th centuries from the John Johnson and Harding Collections

The Yellow Nineties Online


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