Journals Higher Education

Notes and Queries

Editors: L. G. Black, C. Connors, A. Orchard, and D. Wu

Founded under the editorship of the antiquary W J Thoms, the primary intention of Notes and Queries was, and still remains, the asking and answering of readers' questions. It is devoted principally to English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism.
Each issue focuses on the works of a particular period, with an emphasis on the factual rather than the speculative. The journal comprises notes, book reviews, readers' queries and replies.
A note on the journal's history
Notes and Queries, founded in London in 1849 as "a medium of intercommunication for literary men, artists, antiquaries, genealogists, etc.", carried brief reports on the research its readers and contributors had conducted across a range of humanities subjects, primarily in history and literature.
The magazine, which appeared weekly, published this research in the form of short Notes or Queries on points of interest or uncertainty and, less frequently, the published Replies in subs

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