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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Alternate Titles: 19th Century Collections Online

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year, global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections. Content is full-text searchable. Archives published in the program include works in Western as well as non-Western languages and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other venerable institutions from around the globe.


We have access to twelve collections:


  • British Politics and Society
  • European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
  • Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
  • British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
  • Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, civilization and conquest
  • Photography: The world through the lense
  • Women: Transnational networks
  • Science, technology and medicine, 1780-1925, parts one and two
  • Mapping the world
  • Religion, society, spirituality and reform
  • Children's literature and childhhood


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    English; History

    Date Coverage

    Late eighteenth to early twentieth-century