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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in Eighteen Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIV. The Victorian Age, Part Two.

Table of Principal Dates.

1660 John Ray’s Catalogus Plantarum circa Cantabrigiam nascentium, etc.
1697–1709 Dampier’s Voyages.
1711 The Newcastle Courant.
1712 Swift’s Proposal for correcting, improving and ascertaining the English Tongue.
1712 Woodes Rogers, A cruizing voyage round the World.
1753 The Charter of the British Museum.
1755 Johnson’s Dictionary.
1761 Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Héloïse.
1762 Rousseau’s Émile.
1768–71 Cook’s Journal during his first voyage.
1769 Pennant’s Tour in Scotland.
1772 The Morning Post.
1774 Chesterfield’s Letters to his Son.
c. 1774 The Newgate Calendar.
1775–81 Priestley’s Experiments and Observations on different kinds of air.
1776 Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.
1778 Priestley’s Miscellaneous Observations relating to Education.
1780 Beginning of Sunday Schools.
1781 V. Knox’s Liberal Education.
1783 Blair’s Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.
1785 The Times (The Daily Universal Register).
1790 Bewick’s History of Quadrupeds.
1790 Bruce’s Travels to discover the source of the Nile.
1791 The Observer.
1791 Payne’s Rights of Man.
1792 Young’s Travels in France.
1794 The Morning Advertiser.
1795 Lindley Murray’s English Grammar.
1797 ff. Bewick’s History of British Birds.
1797–1814 Wordsworth’s Excursion written.
1798 Practical Education by the Edgeworths.
1798–1805 Wordsworth’s Prelude written.
1798–1836 Samuel Butler, headmaster of Shrewsbury.
1799 Mungo Park’s Travels in Africa.
1800 ff. Mechanics’ institutions.
1801 Strutt’s Sports and Pastimes of the People of England.
1803 Joseph Lancaster’s Improvements in Education.
1803–17 Burney’s History of discoveries in the S. Sea (including History of the Buccaneers).
1808 The Examiner.
1808 ff. Ackermann’s Microcosm of London.
1808–10 Dalton’s New System of Chemical Philosophy.
1809–28 Ackermann’s Repository.
1809 ff. Rowlandson’s and Combe’s Tour of Dr. Syntax.
1810–24 E. D. Clarke’s Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa.
1811 Foundation of “the National Society for promoting the education of the Poor.”
1817 Jerdan’s Literary Gazette.
1817 Ricardo’s Principles of Political Economy and Taxation.
1817 The Scotsman.
1818 Hallam’s Europe during the Middle Ages.
1818 ff. Pierce Egan’s Boxiana.
1819 ff. Lingard’s History of England.
1821 James Mill’s Political Economy.
1821 ff. Pierce Egan’s Life in London.
1823 and 1828 Sir John Franklin’s Narrative of a Journey to the … Polar Sea.
1825 Crofton Croker’s Fairy Legends and Traditions of Ireland.
1825 Waterton’s Wanderings.
1825 Westmacott’s The English Spy.
1826 Whately’s Elements of Logic.
1826 ff. Hone’s Every-Day Book.
1826–35 Constable’s Miscellany.
1827 Hallam’s Constitutional History of England.
1827 Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
1827 Foundation of the university of London.
1828 The Athenaeum.
1828 The Spectator.
1828–42 Arnold at Rugby.
1829 James Mill’s Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind.
1829 ff. Murray’s Family Library.
1829–33 Sir William Hamilton’s articles The Philosophy of the Unconditioned, The Philosophy of Perception, Logic.
1830 Accession of King William IV.
1830 Comte’s Cours de philosophie positive.
1830 Moore’s Life of Byron.
1830–49 Lardner’s Cabinet Cyclopaedia.
1831 Brewster’s Treatise on Optics.
1831 First meeting of the British Association.
1831 Trelawny’s Adventures of a Younger Son.
1831 ff. Lyell’s Geology.
1832 Carleton’s Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry.
1834 Mary Somerville’s The Connection of the Physical Sciences.
1835 ff. Chambers’s Information for the People.
1837 Accession of Queen Victoria.
1837 Whewell’s History of the Inductive Sciences.
1837–8 Lockhart’s Life of Scott.
1837–9 Hallam’s Literature of Europe during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
1838 Lover’s Handy Andy.
1839 ff. Taylor’s Confessions of a Thug.
1839–55 Faraday’s Experimental Researches in Electricity.
1841 Lever’s Charles O’Malley.
1841 Miller’s Old Red Sandstone.
1841 Punch.
1842 Macaulay’s Lays of Ancient Rome.
1842 “Nimrod’s” Life of a Sportsman.
1843 Borrow’s Bible in Spain.
1843 Hood’s Song of the Shirt.
1843 Macaulay’s Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review.
1843 John Stuart Mill’s System of Logic.
1843 Surtees’s Handley Cross.
1843 ff. Ruskin’s Modern Painters.
1844 Chambers’s Vestiges of Creation.
1844 Kinglake’s Eothen.
1844 E. Warburton’s The Crescent and the Cross.
1845 Ford’s Handbook for travellers in Spain.
1845 J. T. Smith’s Book for a Rainy Day.
1846 The Guardian.
1846 Jerrold’s Mrs. Caudle.
1846 ff. Bohn’s Standard Library.
1847 Herman Melville’s Omoo.
1847 ff. Sir Arthur Helps’s Friends in Council.
1848 John Stuart Mill’s Principles of Political Economy.
1848 ff. Macaulay’s History of England.
1849 Curzon’s Visits to Monasteries in the Levant.
1849 Ruskin’s Seven Lamps of Architecture.
1849 Sir James Stephen’s Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography.
1850 The Germ.
1851 Borrow’s Lavengro.
1851 A. H. Layard’s Nineveh.
1851 Foundation of Owens College, Manchester.
1851–3 Ruskin’s Stones of Venice.
1852 Newman’s Scope and Nature of a University Education.
1852 Sir W. Stirling-Maxwell’s The Cloister Life of the Emperor Charles V.
1852–5 Cassell’s Popular Educator.
1853 A. R. Wallace, Travels on the Amazon.
1853 ff. Burton’s History of Scotland.
1853–6 The Crimean war.
1853–87 Edward Thring headmaster of Uppingham.
1854 J. F. Ferrier’s Institutes of Metaphysic.
1854 The Working Men’s College.
1855 The Saturday Review.
1855–6 Sir R. Burton’s Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca.
1856–70 Froude’s History of England.
1857 Livingstone’s Missionary Travels in S. Africa.
1857–8 The Indian mutiny.
1857–61 Buckle’s History of Civilization in England.
1858 ff. Brown’s Horae Subsecivae.
1859 Darwin’s Origin of Species.
1859 John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty.
1859 Peaks, Passes and Glaciers.
1859–80 Masson’s Life of Milton.
1860 Essays and Reviews.
1860 Burton’s Book Hunter.
1860 Ruskin’s Unto this Last.
1860 Herbert Spencer’s Programme of a System of Synthetic Philosophy.
1861 Sir Henry Maine’s Ancient Law.
1861 Herbert Spencer’s Education.
1861 Tennent’s Natural History of Ceylon.
1861–3 John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism.
1863 Bates: The Naturalist on the Amazons.
1863 Huxley’s Man’s Place in Nature.
1863 Alexander Smith’s Dreamthorp.
1863 Speke’s Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile.
1863 Tyndall’s Heat as a Mode of Motion.
1863–82 Gardiner’s History of England.
1863–87 Kinglake’s Invasion of the Crimea.
1864 Babbage’s Passages from the Life of a Philosopher.
1864 F. P. Cobbe’s Broken Lights.
1865 John Grote’s Exploratio Philosophica, part I.
1865 Lecky’s History of Rationalism in Europe.
1865 Milton and Cheadle’s North West Passage by Land.
1865 W. G. Palgrave’s Central and Eastern Arabia.
1865 The Pall Mall Gazette.
1865 Ruskin’s Sesame and Lilies.
1865 Seeley’s Ecce Homo.
1865 J. H. Stirling’s Secret of Hegel.
1866 Hinton’s Mystery of Pain.
1866 The Public School Latin Primer.
1866 Ruskin’s Crown of Wild Olive.
1866 Ruskin’s Ethics of the Dust.
1866–1902 Rogers’s History of Agriculture and Prices in England from 1259 to 1793.
1867 W. Bagehot’s The English Constitution.
1867 J. S. Mill’s Inaugural Address to the university of St Andrews.
1867 F. Seebohm’s The Oxford Reformers.
1867–76 Freeman’s Norman Conquest.
1868 Dilke’s Greater Britain.
1869 Lecky’s History of European Morals.
1869 Henry Crabb Robinson’s Diary.
1869 A. R. Wallace’s The Malay Archipelago.
1870 Education Act.
1870 L. Oliphant’s Piccadilly.
1870–1 Franco-Prussian war.
1870–93 Benjamin Jowett, master of Balliol.
1871 Abolition of religious tests at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham.
1871 R. H. Hutton’s Essays Theological and Literary.
1871 ff. Ruskin’s Fors Clavigera.
1872 T. Cooper’s Life, written by himself.
1872 The Light Green (A. C. Hilton).
1872 Augustus de Morgan’s Budget of Paradoxes.
1872 W. W. Reade’s The Martyrdom of Man.
1872 The voyage of “The Challenger.”
1873 Mill’s Autobiography.
1874 Green’s Short History of the English People.
1874 W. S. Jevons’s Principles of Science.
1874 Henry Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics.
1874 Tyndall’s Belfast Address.
1874–8 Stubbs’s Constitutional History of England.
1874–9 Sir Leslie Stephen’s Hours in a Library.
1874–87 The Greville Memoirs.
1875 Mark Pattison’s Isaac Casaubon.
1875 ff. J. A. Symonds’s Renaissance in Italy.
1876 Mind.
1876 “Father Prout’s” Reliques.
1876 Sir Leslie Stephen’s History of English Thought in the 18th century.
1877–8 Russo-Turkish war.
1878 Jefferies’s Gamekeeper at Home.
1878 Stevenson’s An Inland Voyage.
1878–90 Lecky’s History of England in the 18th century.
1879 The Cambridge Review.
1879 Lang’s translation of the Odyssey.
1879 Roma&nmacr;es: Animal Intelligence.
1879 Stevenson’s Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes.
1879–82 Skeat’s Etymological Dictionary.
1880–1 Balfour’s Treatise on Comparative Embryology.
1881 Fitch’s Lectures on Teaching.
1882 Seeley’s Natural Religion.
1882–94 Creighton’s History of the Papacy.
1883 Galton’s Inquiries into the Human Faculty.
1883 T. H. Green’s Prolegomena to Ethics.
1883 Jefferies’s The Story of my Heart.
1883 Seeley’s Expansion of England.
1883 Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
1883 The oxford Magazine.
1884 The Croker Papers.
1884 ff. The Oxford English Dictionary.
1885 W. K. Clifford’s Common Sense of the Exact Sciences.
1885 James Martineau’s Types of Ethical Theory.
1885 Pater’s Marius the Epicurean.
1885 Stevenson’s Prince Otto.
1885 ff. The Dictionary of National Biography.
1886 Froude’s Oceana.
1886 Emily Lawless’s Hurrish.
1886 Stevenson’s Kidnapped.
1887 Jessopp’s Arcady for better for worse.
1887 Laughton’s Studies in Naval History.
1887 J. A. Cotter Morison’s Service of Man.
1887–1905 G. B. Hill’s editions of Boswell’s Johnson, etc.
1889 J. Caird’s Critical Philosophy of Immanuel Kant.
1889 The Scots Observer.
1889 Stevenson’s Master of Ballantrae.
1890 Henley’s Views and Reviews.
1893 F. H. Bradley’s Appearance and Reality.
1893 C. H. Pearson’s National Life and Character.
1893 Stevenson’s Catriona.
1895 Pollock and Maitland’s History of English Law before the time of Edward I.
1895 Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest.
1896 Stevenson’s Weir of Hermiston.
1898 Shadworth Hodgson’s Metaphysic of Experience.
1900 Sir Leslie Stephen’s English Utilitarians.
1901 Accession of King Edward VII.
1903 Sir W. Laird Clowes’s The Royal Navy.
1905 MacCarthy’s History of Our Own Times.
1907 Synge’s Playboy of the Western World.
1910 Accession of King George V.
1910–11 The Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th edn.
1913 R. F. Scott’s Journal.


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