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Friday, 22 December 2017

British Newspaper Archive adds Evening Telegraph

After a lull of some months, during which it's been concentrating on English, Scottish and Welsh papers, the British Newspaper Archive has added another Irish title – The Evening Telegraph – to its online database.

This paper, published in Dublin, was launched in 1871 as a weekly and had a strong Irish nationalist outlook. While it retained its political stance, it soon changed to a daily paper. It was a successful title, but ceased publication in 1924, after Independence.

The BNA plans to bring all editions from 1871 to 1924 to its online database. So far, it has digitised and uploaded editions published in 1871, when it was still a weekly, and 1876-1880 when it was a daily.

This historical newspaper will also join FindMyPast's Irish Newspaper Collection, which is available as part of some subscription packages.