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|Size||4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)|
|Abstract||The collection is 23 looseleaf notebooks and six boxes of notecards resulting from the research of Charles Kerby-Miller (d. 1971), professor at Wellesley College, on publishing in Great Britain. Included is information on publishing and printing of newspapers and other periodicals and freedom of the press in Great Britain, 1630-1735.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.|
Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, May 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2020
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top
The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.
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Charles Kerby-Miller organized his research notes according to the following chart. An expanded version of the chart may be found in folder 48a. Note that there are some gaps in the numbering scheme.
II. The Public
V. Special Types
VIII. Stationers Company
X. Contents and Markup
XV. Social and Commercial Environment
XVI. Government and the Press
XVII. Foreign Press
XVIII. Outside London
XX. Main File of Individuals
XXI. Major Stories
XXII. Major File of Periodicals
XXIII. Location of Copies
XXVII. Problems (unidentified cards)Back to Top
Volume 1: Undated, 150 pp. Abbreviations; terms; symbols; short title list of periodicals; miscellaneous material about authors, publishers, apprentices; perpetual calendar; Elizabeth Carmichael material; case of Robert Walker and Mary Baker; passages from trials of Curll, Wilkins, Francklin, Mists, etc.
Volume 4: 1680-1747, 200 pp. Prosecution book covering in chronological order the government's efforts to control the press compiled primarily from the Publics Records Office. The volume is indexed is by proper names and periodicals. Included are 1,300 entries relating to investigations, examinations, court actions and sentences. Also included is some Elizabeth Carmichael material.
Volume 6: Undated, 100 pp. Stationer's Hall Book ("Helen's book") with the report of Elizabeth Carmichael; material from City Records Office; survey of vault room where records were kept; notes on shifts and changes in livery, 1682-1710, and livery polls for 1701, 1710, 1722, and 1733; and a list of books and pamphlets in the Stationer's Register before and after the Copyright Law.
Twenty-two folders arranged by Kerby-Miller according to his organization chart. Included are notes, lists, and memoranda relating to people, situations, and periodicals. Much of the information is repeated in the notecards.
Drafts, notes, and working papers for twenty-four periodicals. Arrangement is based on the organization chart and remain in twenty-four bundles by title.
Six cardfile boxes of notecards relating to the research of Kerby-Miller. Arrangement is based on his organization chart.