Hello from the US!
I am interested in purchasing microfiche copies of the "Caernarvon & Denbigh
Herald", "The Welshman", "The Cambrian Gazette" and "The
Mercantile Gazette" from the 1800's. Brian kindly posted the following
reference for newspapers printed in Wales and England:
B. Jones. Report of the NEWSPLAN project in Wales, London, The British
Library, 1994, 303 p. ISBN 0-7123-0315-4
I do not have access to this reference book in my area. Could SKS do a
lookup for me to see if the "Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald", "The
"The Cambrian Gazette" and "The Shipping & Mercantile Gazette" are
in microfiche format? If they are available I would also like to know what
depository has them.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
<"NEWSPLAN is a comprehensive programme for the identification, microfilming
<and preservation of the local newspapers of the United Kingdom and the
Republic <of Ireland." The book contains a very detailed listing of over a
thousand (Welsh <and English language) newspapers published in Wales during
the period 1804-<1992, indicating which issues have been preserved (either in
their original form or <microfilmed) in which libraries and archives.Amongst
several indexes there is a very <useful one "by place of publication and main
areas of distribution". Thus though <intended for librarians, the book is
also of use to genealogists and others who wish <to use newspapers as sources
of information related to Welsh 19th and 20th <century history.