HIST 101 : South Asia and the British Empire

Primary Sources

Church Missionary Society Archive.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 1996.
Guide: MICROFILM.77848.guide
Section II: Missions to Women
*Part 1: Society for Promoting Female Education (FES) in China, India and the East, 1834-1899.
*Part 2: India's Women and China's Daughters, 1880-1939 and
Looking East at India's Women and China's Daughters, 1940 - 1957.
*Part 3: Homes of the East 1910-1948 (including Torchbearer, 1914)
Daybreak 1889, 1893-94 and 1906-1909, and
The Indian Female Evangelist, 1872-1880.
Series 1: Woman, Travel and Empire, 1660-1914
Part 2, Women and The Orient
Part 3, Woman and The Orient Guide
Empire Writes Back: British Library: Part I: Indian Views of Britain, 1810-1915.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 2003.
Popular Newspapers During World War I.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 1996.
MICROFILM 77922.guide
The Sunday Express, The Daily Express, The Daily Mirror, News of the World, The People.
Part 1: 1914-1915
Part 2: 1916-1917
Part 3: 1918-1919
Popular Newspapers During World War II.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, 1992.
The Daily Express, The Daily Mirror, The News of the World, The People, and The Sunday Express.
Part I: 1939
Part II: 1940
Part III: 1941
Part IV: 1942-1943


  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
    Full text images of several collections including: pamphlets from Bristol UniversityForeign and Commonwealth Collection, the Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection, the Hume Tracts, and the Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection. Subjects range from colonial affairs to social reform to universal suffrage. Go to http://www.britishpamphlets.org.uk/find-pamphlets.html to search across the collections.
  • Empire Online
    Includes 70,000 images of original manuscript and printed documents to support study and research in the field of colonial and empire studies. Five sections include: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, c. 1607-1969. In addition to original documents, this database contains scholarly essays and analysis.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    Contains over 180,000 items published in Great Britain and its colonies, including those in North America, during the 18th Century. This database complements the materials found in Early English Books Online (EEBO), which covers 1475-1700. The resource is thus a rich source of information about the American and French Revolutions and the Age of Reason, scientific and medical advances, literature, law, religion, industry, and all aspects of 18th Century life in Britain and its colonies.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
    Primary source material from the nineteenth century and beyond. Particularly strong in British politics and society, European literature from 1790-1840 (via the Corvey collection), Asia and the West, and British popular culture.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Provides full-text access to thousands of 18th, 19th and 20th Century Parliamentary Papers. Includes all the "sessional papers" of the British Parliament: bills, reports of committees, papers presented by Royal Commissions and government departments, treaties and international agreements, command papers, and statistics.

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Primary Sources: Newspapers

  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
    Newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817); the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library. Covers more than 200 years of accounts from newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and a handful of papers from British colonies in the Americas and Asia.
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
    Contains full runs of 49 papers selected by the British Library as representative. It contains regional and national papers in England as well as papers from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Content comes from penny papers read by the working class and papers advocating political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism and Home Rule.
  • Times Digital Archive
    Online access, fully searchable full text of over 200 years (1785 to 1985, with 1986 to 2003 added later this year) of The London Times, the "world's newspaper of record." [Note: "Sunday Times" is a distinct newspaper with no editorial connection to The Times London, and is not included in this database.]
  • Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006
    180 years and 600,000 pages of the The Sunday Times. (Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times is an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1st January 1967, when both papers came under the common ownership of Times Newspapers Ltd. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.)
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