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The Victorian Scrapbook of George Burgess covering most of his working life from the late 1840's to the 1900's (Victorian era) contains a collection of Victorian newspapers; articles (most undated, but a few have been dated) mostly from American newspapers between 1845 and 1857 while George Burgess was in America and British newspapers from 1857 to about 1901 after his return to England.
As he ran out of space in his scrapbook he stuck newer newspaper cuttings over older articles. A few of the articles have come adrift and most have deteriorated with age. However, this Victorian scrapbook of newspaper articles is notable in that it gives insight into George Burgess as a person, as he selected (as anyone would) articles to which he could relate. Newspaper Articles reflecting his views and/or on topics of interest to him e.g. Religion, Science, Humour, Drink and Poetry etc.
ORIGINAL VICTORIAN NEWSPAPER COPIES:-
George Burgess, a great lover of poetry and good literature, gained much pleasure from transcribing some of these Victorian newspaper articles. Here is a selection of six Victorian newspaper articles transcribed by George Burgess; articles of his choice on poetry and short stories, reproduced in his hand-writing and written on his own personalised paper.
TRANSCRIBED VICTORIAN NEWSPAPER COPIES:-
ALPHABETICAL - The Victorian newspapers in the Victorian Scrapbook are listed alphabetically, and by
SUBJECT - The topics for these Victorian Newspapers in the Scrapbook are categorised under the subjects of Family - Health - Education - Humour (Humor) - Poetry - Politics - History - Religion - Science - Nature - Temperance and Victorian Culture.
And Five Newspaper Articles writeen by Fanny Fern 1811-1872, an American newspaper columnist.
Mother's Last Words by Mary Sewell, the mother of Anna Sewell (the author of `Black Beauty') was born into the Quaker faith in 1797, and lived at the Blue Lodge, Wick from 1858 to 1864. She had a great love of poetry and wrote `Mother's Last Words' (which sold millions of copies throughout the world) while living at Wick, near Bristol. George Burgess, himself a great lover of poetry spent his earlier years reading and writing down that which appealed to him, including `Mother's Last Word' which he copied word for word into an exercise book. The booklet reproduced here is a copy of that original booklet which George Burgess bought for his enjoyment.
Click the image above to read Mother's Last Words
Relevant link: Mary and Anna Sewell
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
A Suite of Lenses (webpages), each covering a different aspect of Victorian Culture, Life and Society.
This page was last updated on Thursday, 17 May, 2012