Welcome to the Curran Index, a research project and database of articles in nineteenth-century periodicals which is named after its founder, Professor Eileen Curran. This index and website are sponsored by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.
Originally the Curran Index focused on additions and corrections to its precursor, the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. Indeed, as of September 2018 the Curran Index includes over 1,100 additions and corrections to the Wellesley, many of which can be found nowhere else. These entries are associated with prose in periodicals such as Bentley's Miscellany, Fraser's Magazine, the New Monthly Magazine, the Westminster Review, the Dublin University Magazine, the British & Foreign Review, the Foreign Quarterly Review, and other quarterlies and monthlies.
Now, with over 23,000 non-Wellesley article entries, the Curran Index has blossomed into an independent and comprehensive index covering periodicals and / or poems that were not covered by its predecessor. There are tables of contents with attributions, and contributor bibliographies and biographical comments for:
- Quarterlies -- British Critic (1814-1823 scattered; 1824-1843); Calcutta Review (1844-1848); Christian Remembrancer (1843-1868); Church of England Quarterly Review (1837-1858); Church Quarterly Review (1875-1900); English Review (1844-1853); Foreign & Colonial Quarterly Review / New Quarterly Review (1843-1847); Foreign Review (1828-1830).
- Monthlies -- Ainsworth's Magazine (verse, 1842-1854); Bentley's Miscellany (verse, 1837-1854); Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (verse, 1824-1854); Fraser's Magazine (verse, 1830-1854); Metropolitan Magazine (verse and prose, 1831-1850); Monthly Repository (verse and prose, 1830-1838); New Monthly Magazine (verse, 1821-1854).
- Annuals -- the Bijou (verse and prose, 1828-1830); the Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual (verse and prose, 1835-1838); the Keepsake (verse and prose, 1828-1857); the Literary Souvenir / Cabinet of Modern Art (verse and prose, 1825-1837); Scottish Annual (verse and prose, 1836).
- Weeklies -- Howitt's Journal (verse, 1847-1848); Once a Week (verse and prose, 1859-1864); Saturday Review (Nov 1855 - Jun 1857; Jul 1857 -1900 partial).
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.