Welcome to the Curran Index, an attributional index of articles in nineteenth-century British periodicals named after its founder, Professor Eileen Curran. This index and website are sponsored by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.
As of March 2019 the Curran Index references more than 53,000 articles, reviews, and poems or poem groups published in nineteenth-century periodicals -- including almost 25,000 entries for the Athenaeum (from data generously provided by City University, London), over 5,000 entries for the Saturday Review, and about 1,000 additions and corrections to its precursor, the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. The remanining 22,000 entries are for:
- Weeklies: Howitt's Journal (verse, 1847-1848); Once a Week (1859-1864); The Academy (1874-1887 partial); Punch (1866).
- Monthlies: Ainsworth's Mag. (verse, 1842-1854); Bentley's Misc. (verse, 1837-1854); Blackwood's Edinburgh Mag. (verse, 1824-1854); Fraser's Mag. (verse, 1830-1854); Metropolitan Mag. (1831-1850); Monthly Repository (1830-1838); New Monthly Mag. (verse, 1821-1854).
- Quarterlies: British Critic (1814-1823 partial; 1824-1843 full); Calcutta Rev. (1844-1848); Christian Remembrancer (1843-1868); Church of England Quart. Rev. (1837-1858); Church Quart. Rev. (1875-1900); English Rev. (1844-1853); Foreign & Colonial Quart. Rev. / New Quart. Rev. (1843-1847); Foreign Rev. (1828-1830).
- Annuals: Bijou (1828-1830); Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual (1835-1838); Keepsake (1828-1857); Literary Souvenir / Cabinet of Modern Art (1825-1837); Scottish Annual ( 1836).
To categorize, view, and download citation information on user-specified sets of articles and / or verse go to the Articles tab. To categorize and view summary biographical information on user-specified sets of contributors go to the Contributors tab. To determine the number, total page count and aggregate breakout of user-specified sets of articles go to the Advanced Search tab.