Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal
Frequency Weekly
Founder William Chambers
First issue 1832; 186 years ago (1832)
Final issue 1956 (1956)
Company W. & R. Chambers Publishers
Based in London, UK

Chambers's Edinburgh Journal was a weekly 16-page magazine started by William Chambers in 1832.[1] The first edition was dated 4 February 1832,[2] and priced at one penny. Topics included history, religion, language, and science. William was soon joined as joint editor by his brother Robert, who wrote many of the articles for the early issues, and within a few years the journal had a circulation of 84,000.[3] From 1847 to 1849 it was edited by William Henry Wills. In 1854 the title was changed to Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art,[4] and changed again to Chambers's Journal at the end of 1897.

The journal was produced in Edinburgh until the late 1850s, by which time the author James Payn had taken over as editor, and production was moved to London. Serialised fiction from major authors, including Payn himself, became one of the journal's major attractions following his arrival. Among its long-standing contributors was Camilla Dufour Crosland up to her death in 1895.[5]

The journal continued to be published until 1956,[6] when it ceased publication.[1]



  1. ^ a b Teresa Pinto Coelho (2014). Eça de Queirós and the Victorian Press. Boydell & Brewer Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-85566-268-1. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  2. ^ Hancher, Michael, "British Periodicals at Minnesota: The Early Nineteenth Century 1831–1840", University of Minnesota, retrieved 20 December 2009
  3. ^ "About us", Chambers Harrap Publishers, archived from the original on 22 January 2009, retrieved 3 April 2012
  4. ^ Clemm (2008), p. 74
  5. ^ The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, eds Virginia Blain, Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy (London: Batsford, 1990), p. 251.
  6. ^ Baker & Womack (2002), pp. 22–23


  • Baker, William; Womack, Kenneth (2002), A Companion to the Victorian Novel, Greenwood Press, ISBN 978-0-313-31407-0
  • Clemm, Sabine (2008), Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood: Mapping the World in Household Words, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-95846-2

Further reading

  • Sue Thomas Indexes to Fiction in Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, later Chambers's Journal, 3rd to 6th Series of Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 1854–1910 – Victorian Fiction Research Guide

External links

  • Fulltext via HathiTrust
  • Novels serialized in Chambers's Journal between 1858 and 1893
  • Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Bookshelf at Project Gutenberg
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