Chambers' Historical Newspaper
Chambers’ Historical Newspaper, conducted by William and Robert Chambers, editors of “Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal”. These are very interesting newspapers with a lot of source information useful in conducting genealogy in Scotland. Particularly helpful is the Birth, marriages and Death notices in each newspaper.
We have not indexed this newspaper however we are giving you a summary of its contents to aid your research.
Summary of Issue No.1:
The Currency question
Foreign news – France, Holland & Belgium, Portugal, Turkey, Jamaica.
England – The Revenue, Proposed Railroad from London to Dover, Cholera, Annual cost of a private soldier, Madame Letitia Bonaparte’s Will, Preservation of dead bodies.
Scotland – Sir Walter Scott, Preferments, Crimes, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Scottish Bankrupts, Cholera in Edinburgh, Dumfries, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness
Summary of Issue No.2:
History of the British parties (political)
A word for the working classes
The Funds: The funds, as they are called are pledges or promises of the nation to pay the debts, which it has from time to time contracted.
Foreign news: Holland & Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Church dissent in France.
England: Movements against the Dutch war, the election, falling of houses and Sunday trading.
Scotland: The death of Sir John Leslie, Sir Walter Scott, County of Selkirk – suitable mark of respect to the memory of Sir Walter Scott, Desecration of the Sabbath, Popular Education, Cholera, Preferment’s, Trade and Manufactures, fairs and markets, crimes, birth, marriages, deaths and Scottish Bankrupts.
Summary of Issue No.3:
Positions of the parties (political)
Foreign news – Surrender of the citadel – America
Scotland – Sabbath Profanation, Destructive fire in Leith, BMD’s, Preferments, Scottish Bankrupts
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