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British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception

How to Cite the Database

General references to the database should employ the following formula:

P. D. Garside, J. E. Belanger, and S. A. Ragaz, British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, designer A. A. Mandal <http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk> [date accessed].

 xFor a record of output of fiction by female writers between 1800 and 1809, see P. D. Garside, J. E. Belanger, and S. A. Ragaz, British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, designer A. A. Mandal <http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk> [14 September 2004].

Subsequent references can be truncated to Database of British Fiction, 1800–1829, or DBF.

Referring to specific records within the Database
P. D. Garside, J. E. Belanger, and S. A. Ragaz, British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, designer A. A. Mandal <http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk> [date accessed]: DBF Record No.

 xe.g. See the record for Jane Austen’s Emma (1816), in P. D. Garside, J. E. Belanger, and S. A. Ragaz, British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, designer A. A. Mandal <http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk> [14 September 2004]: 1816A016.

with subsequent citations as follows:

 xSee the record for Mary Shelley’s Valperga (1823), Database of British Fiction, 1800–1829: 1823A075.
 xSee the record for Mary Shelley’s Valperga (1823), DBF: 1823A075.

Click here to go to the top of the page. Referring to Secondary Material within the Database
If the database record provides a text-heavy transcription of materials (e.g. anecdotal comments, publishing correspondence, reviews), it is advisable to use the term ‘cited’; if the record provides a standardised summary of information (e.g. newspaper advertisements, contemporary library catalogues, ledger entries/advertising accounts, subscription lists), the preferred term is ‘given’.

Newspaper Advertisements
 xMorning Chronicle, Advertisement of 2 July 1801; given in ‘Newspaper Advertisements’ for Harriet Lee’s Canterbury Tales. Volume the Fourth (1801), DBF: 1801A044.

 xEdinburgh Evening Courant, Advertisements of 30 Jan, 13 and 22 Feb 1806; given in ‘Newspaper Advertisements’ for Maria Edgeworth’s Leonora (1806), DBF: 1806A026.

Anecdotal Records
 xLetter from Sydney Smith, 3 Sept 1820, in Letters of Sydney Smith, ed. by Nowell C. Smith, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953), I, 364; cited in ‘Anecdotal Records’ for Walter Scott’s The Abbot (1820), DBF: 1820A061.

 xMary Russell Mitford, ‘The Literary Pocket-Book’, unpublished MS, British Library, Shelfmark C.60.b.7; cited in ‘Anecdotal Records’ for Charles Ollier’s Altham and his Wife (1818), DBF: 1818A044.

Contemporary Libraries
 xListed in 5 out of 15 possible contemporary library catalogues; given in ‘Contemporary Libraries’ for Anne Hatton’s Guilty or Not Guilty (1822), DBF: 1822A039.

 xListed in the catalogues for Aberdeen Public Library (1838), Barry and Son’s Circulating Library, Bristol (c.1824), Bettison’s Library, Cheltenham (1829), and 9 others; given in ‘Contemporary Libraries’ for John Wilson’s The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay (1823), DBF: 1823A087.

 xKer is listed by author name in the catalogue for Aberdeen Public Library (1821); given in ‘Contemporary Libraries’ for Anne Ker’s Adeline St Julian (1800), DBF: 1800A045.

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 xLetter from Longman & Co to Amelia Opie, 30 Dec 1812, in Longman Archives, Longman I, 97, no. 391; cited in ‘Publishing Papers’ for Amelia Opie’s The Father and Daughter (1801), DBF: 1801A056.

 xLetter from James Ballantyne to Robert Cadell, 31 Mar 1814, National Library of Scotland, MS 21001, fol. 153; cited in ‘Publishing Papers’ for Walter Scott’s Waverley (1814), DBF: 1814A054.

 xAn impression of 500 copies is recorded in Longman Impression Book No. 2, fol. 40v; given in ‘Publishing Papers’ for Anne Plumptre’s Something New (1801), DBF: 1801A060.

 xThe cost to Oliver & Boyd of advertising Glenfergus with the Inverness Courier is recorded as 7s 6d on 20 Jan 1820; given in ‘Publishing Papers’ for Robert Mudie’s Glenfergus (1820), DBF: 1820A054.

Contemporary Reviews
 xCritical Review, 2nd ser. 28 (Mar 1800): 264–76 (p. 270); cited in ‘Contemporary Reviews’ for John Moore’s Mordaunt (1800), DBF: 1800A055.

 xReviews of the novel in the Flowers of Literature and Monthly Review are cited in ‘Contemporary Reviews’ for The Author and the Two Comedians (1802), DBF: 1802A001.

Subscription Lists
 xThe list of subscribers (pp. [ii]–iv) is headed by ‘The Right Hon. the Earl of Abergavenny’; given in ‘Subscription Lists’ for C. D. L. Lambert’s The Adventures of Cooroo (1805), DBF: 1805A046.

 xThe list of subscribers consists of 258 names (231 male, 17 female, 10 unknown); given in ‘Subscription Lists’ for Christoph Martin Wieland’s Crates and Hipparchia (1823), DBF: 1823A085.

Quotations from Secondary Material
It is recommended that users should directly consult the original source for longer quotations from printed books and for all quotations from manuscript materials. In all such cases, the original source should be clearly cited, as well as permissions sought as appropriate; it would be appreciated if a reference to British Fiction, 1800–1829 were also provided in a citation.

   
 © 2004 Project Director: Professor Peter Garside;
 Research Associates: Dr Jacqueline Belanger, Dr Sharon Ragaz;
 Database/Website Developer: Dr Anthony Mandal
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