Sunday 23 August 2020

Waterford paper joins online British Newspaper Archive

The (BNA) has added the Waterford News Letter to its online database. Like all other titles in the database, it will automatically be shared with the BNA's sister company FindMyPast. far, some 6,000+ pages of editions published from 1842 to 1878 (with gaps) are available to search and view. When all issues of the intended holding are digitised, the holding will run from 1838 to 1916.

The content of the paper is announced below its Gothic font masthead: 'Import and Export List and Prices Current'. As such, it carries 'shopping' lists of prices of commodities, foods and other items, as well as details of ships arriving and departing, railway timetables to and from Waterford and other items of interest to merchants and traders.

The Waterford News Letter is the sixth paper for the county in the BNA. The others are Waterford Chronicle; Waterford Mail; Waterford Mirror and Tramore Visitor; Waterford News; and Waterford Standard.

Its addition brings to 196 the number of Irish newspapers available via both the BNA and FindMyPast databases. This number includes 56 from Northern Ireland.

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