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Whig quarterly review.  The Edinburgh Review or Critical Journal was one of the most prominent and widely-circulating of the great British political and literary reviews of the 19th C. 

The Edinburgh Review was founded in 1802, jointly by Sydney Smith, Francis Jeffrey, Francis Horner and Henry Brougham.  All were quite young at the time - Smith was 31, Jeffrey 29, Horner 24 and Brougham 23.  Most had been students of Dugald Stewart.at the University of Edinburgh and members of the "Speculative Society", a discussion club of Edinburgh students formed back in 1764.  Jeffrey had attended Glasgow, but was active in the Edinburgh society. Sydney Smith, the only Englishman, had come to Edinburgh to study under Stewart.  All had been trained as lawyers, all were largely classical liberals, adherents to the principles of laissez-faire and political Whigs  (if not quite perfectly clear immediately)

The Edinburgh Review can be regarded as the last testament of the (waning) Scottish Enlightenment, its bequest unto the new century, and transmitter of that spirit beyond Scotland to the country as a whole .  It was consciously named after another Edinburgh Review - Adam Smith's pugnacious journal of 1755, which had lasted only a few numbers.  Its political bias was unapologetic - its buff and blue cover was instantly recognizable as the colors of the Whig party (blue was supposedly chosen in honor of George Washington's uniforms).  They saw themselves as fulfilling Dugald Stewart's vision of a new liberal political order, and reviving the Whig Party (in abeyance for the last forty years) as the vehicle for change.  As Sydney Smith later recollected:

"To appreciate the value of the Edinburgh Review, the state of England at the period when that journal began should be had in remembrance. The Catholics were not emancipated — the Corporation and Test Acts were unrepealed — the Game Laws were horribly oppressive — Steel-traps and spring-guns were set all over the country — Prisoners tried for their lives could have no counsel — Lord Eldon and the Court of Chancery pressed heavily on mankind — Libel was punished by the most cruel and vindictive imprisonments — the principles of Political Economy were little understood — The Law of Debt and Conspiracy were on the worst footing — the enormous wickedness of the Slave Trade was tolerated — a thousand evils were in existence which the talents of good and noble men have since lessened or removed: and these efforts have been not a little assisted by the honest boldness of the Edinburgh Review". (Sydney Smith, 1839, Works, p.vi)

When it came out, the Edinburgh Review was largely unprecedented.  Sitting somewhere between a scientific journal and a chatty magazine, its articles consisted of essay-length reviews of recently-published books on politics, literature, philosophy and science.  It sought to bring the latest progress on the intellectual frontier to the educated middle classes, broadly speaking. It was read not only scholars and artists, but also politicians, civil servants, lawyers, doctors,  etc.  It sought not merely to inform, but transform, public opinion.  Its reviews were usually overtly biased and polemical, sometimes outrightly savage, but that edge only increased its appeal.  It adopted as its motto "Judex damnatus cum nocens absolvitur" ("condemned is the judge who absolves the guilty"). (Sydney Smith had originally proposed "Tenui musam meditamur avena - We cultivate philosophy on a little oatmeal")

The Edinburgh Review was published quarterly (Oct, Jan, Apr, July until 1810, thereafter Nov, Feb, May, Aug) by  T.N. Longman of Edinburgh.  It was originally designed for contributions "by gentlemen", without remuneration, although arrangements were soon made to pay each reviewer £10 and the editor £200 per year.  The reviews were all anonymous.  Although authorship was sometimes easy to deduce from hints elsewhere (e.g. in correspondence, or by later reprints in collected works), many of the articles remain unattributed, or only speculatively attributed, to this day.

The first issue of the Edinburgh Review came out in October 1802, under the editorship of Sydney Smith.  Francis Jeffrey took over the editing role in 1803, and would remain at the helm until 1829, when Jeffrey was elected as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates by the Scottish Bar and felt continuing would be a conflict of interest.  He was replaced as editor by Macvey Napier.

Other characters who contributed to the enterprise included Scots like poet Sir Walter Scott, scientist John Playfair, philosopher Thomas Brown, orientalist Alexander Hamilton, jurists Henry Cockburn, Sir John Mackintosh and  Macvey Napier, essayist Thomas Carlyle, divines Thomas Chalmers and William Hamilton,  and the economists James Mill and, most prolifically, John Ramsay McCulloch.  English contributors include William Hazlitt, T. Robert Malthus, Robert Torrens and, most actively, Thomas Macaulay.  Irish contributors include the politician Henry Parnell and scientist-economist Dionysus Lardner.  Notable later economist contributors include Herman Merivale, Richard Whately, Nassau W. Senior and John Stuart Mill.

In 1809, Sir Walter Scott, annoyed at the strong Whiggish atmosphere Jeffrey was imposing, decamped and helped found the Quarterly Review, as the Tory response.  The duel between the Edinburgh and Quarterly would run through much of the 19th C.  It was an acute but elevated rivarly, driving - not merely driven by - British politics.  On a lower rung were the lighter monthlies: the old and gently Whiggish Monthly Review (founded 1749, the first to begin the custom of offering reviews), the High Tory Critical Review (founded 1756, it folded in 1817, its role duly taken by the rabidly ultra-Tory Blackstone Edinburgh Magazine), the Dissenters' Eclectic Review, the Catholics' Dublin Review and many others.  By the time the Philosophical Radicals entered the fray with their Westminster Review in 1824,  we can safely say all parties and factions of Britain were represented by their own literary and political review. 

In economics, however, the Edinburgh Review had no parallel.  .  Brougham and Horner produced most of the economic articles until 1818, when  John Ramsey McCulloch was brought on board.  Until the end of the 1830s, McCulloch used the review to promote the doctrines of the Classical School.  Until the late 19th C., it was probably the only review that published regular, serious articles on the matter.   During the height of the classical era, by one calculation (O'Brien, 2004: 16), fifteen members of the Political Economy Club wrote for the Edinburgh Review, six for the Westminster Review, four for the Quarterly Review and none for Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. By 1850, the Edinburgh Review had published 250 economics-related articles, 78 of which were by McCulloch alone.  In relative circulation: Edinburgh Review 14,000, Quarterly Review 10,000 Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine 6,000 and the Westminster Review 2-3,000. 

From its beginning until at least the 1840s, The Edinburgh Review maintained a strong laissez-faire and reformist bent throughout, providing the journalistic knee to the back of the Whig spine, and its wide circulation helped spread classical liberalism in Britain.


 

 

Articles in the Edinburgh Review

Note: Attributions of authorship below are as given in Copinger (1895, p.1ff), as corrected & supplemented  by Fetter (1953), and some other sources (e.g. Winch,1966)

Date: 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814

Vol. I (1802-03)
  • Oct 1802 (No. 1) (cp) - Sydney Smith, editor
  • [Horner] Art 7 "Irvine's Emigration from the Highlands", 1802, Edinburgh Review, p.61
  • (reviewed work: An inquiry into the causes and effects of emigration from the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland, with observations on the means to be employed for preventing it by Alexander Irvine, 1802 [bk]] (MR, 1803 p.222)
  • [Horner] Art 11 -
  • [Horner] Art 14 "The Utility of Country Banks", 1802, Edinburgh Review, p.106
  •     (Utility of Country Banks Considered, by Anonymous 1802, [bk]] (MR, p.107)
  • [Horner] Art 21
  • [Brougham] Art 23
  • [Brougham & S. Smith] Art 24
  • [Horner] Art 25 -  "Thornton on the Paper Credit of Great Britain", 1802, Edinburgh Review, p.172 [mia]
  • [Brougham]  Art 27 - "Crisis of the Sugar Colonies", 1802, Edinburgh Review, p.216
  • Jan 1803 (No.2)
  • [Jeffrey]  "Art 3 - "Paley's Natural Theology", p.287
  • [Brougham] Art 9 - "Politique des Tous le Cabinets de l'Europe - on Balance of Powers", 1803, p.345
  • [Smith] Art 10 - "Necker's Last Views", p.382
  • [Brougham & Ivory] Art. 12 - Woodhouse's Imaginary Quantities", 1803, p.407
  • [Brugham & Jeffrey] Art 14
  • [Horner] Art. 16 -  "Canard's Principes d'economie politique",  p.431
  • [Brougham] Art 15
  • [Horner] Art 16
  • [Brougham] Art 17
  • [Brougham] Art 18
  • [Brougham] Art 23
Vol. II (1803)
  • Apr 1803 (No.3) (cp)
  • [Brougham] Art 8
  • Brougham] Art 9
  • Brougham] Art 10
  • [Brougham in Fetter, Horner in Cop.], "Art 11 - Guineas an Unnecessary and Expensive Incumbrance on Commerce", 1803, Edinburgh Review (No.3), p.101 (reviewed book)
  • [Brougham] Art 13
  • Brougham] Art 20
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 23 - Sir John Sinclair's Essays", p.205
  • [Brougham] "Art 26 - Stewart's Account of Dr. Robertson",  p.226
  • Jul 1803 (No. 4) - Francis Jeffrey new editor (to 1829)
  • [Brougham] Art 6
  • [Brougham & Jeffrey] Art 8
  • [Horner], "Art 11 - Lord King's Thoughts on the Restriction of Payments in Specie at the Banks of England and Ireland", 1803, Edinburgh Review (No. 4, Jul), p.402 [mia]
  • [Brougham] Art 12
  • [Brougham] Art 17
  • [Horner]  Art 18 - Moore's Odes of Anacreon, p.462
  • [Brougham] Art 19
  • [Jeffrey] Art 21 - The Works of Lady M.W. Montagu, p.507

Vol. III (1803-04)

  • Oct 1803 (No. 5) (cp)
  • [Brougham] Art 1
  • [Anon, no attrib] "Art 8 - Necker, Cours de moral religiouse" p.90
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 13 - Millar's View of English Government", p.154
  • [Horner] Art 17
  • [Brougham] Art 18 - "John Wheatley's Remarks on Currency and Commerce", p.231
  • Jan 1804 (No 6) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Stewart's Life of Dr. Reid" , p.269
  • [Brougham] Art 5 - Karamsin's Travels in Europe", p.323
  • [Sidney Smith] "Art 9 - Dr. Winterbottom's Account of Sierra Leone", p.355
  • [Brougham] Art 12
  • [Playfair] Art 13
  • [A. Murray] "Art 15 - Clarke's Progress of Maritime Discovery", p.422
  • [Scott] "Art 16 - Godwin's Life of Chaucer", p.437
  • [Brougham prob] "Art 17 - "Hatchett on the Gold Coin", p.452 (reviewed book)
  • [Brougham] "Art 19 Bishop Watson on the National Debt", 1804, Edinburgh Review  p.468 (reviewed book)
Vol. IV (1804)

  • Apr 1804 (No. 7) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art I - Bentham, Principes de Legislation par Dumont", p.1
  • [Brougham, prob] "Art 5 - Morgan's Comparative View of the Public Finances", 1804, Edinburgh Review,  p.75
  • Jul 1804 (No.8) (cp)
  • [Brougham] Art 8 - Lord Lauderdale on Public Wealth", p.343
  • [Horner] Art. 9 p.377
  • [Brougham] Art 11
  • [Brougham] Art 12
  • [Jeffrey & Brougham] :Art 15 - Barrow's Travels in Southern Africa", p.443
  • [Brougham] Art 16.
  • [Jeffrey] Art. 17 - "Considerations on the Abolition of the Slave Trade" p.476
Vol. V (1804-05)

  • Oct 1804 (No. 9) (cp)
  • [Brougham. prob.] "Art 1 - Plans of National Improvement &c.", 1804, Edinburgh Review  p.1 (reviewed work)
  • [Brougham] "Art 5 - Kotzebue's Travels to Paris", p.78
  • [Brougham] Art 7
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - O'Connor's Present State of Great Britain", p.104 (reviewed work)
  • [Horner] Art 14
  • [Horner] Art 15 "Observations on the Bounty upon Exported Corn",p.190
  • [Wilberforce] "Art 16 - A Defence of the Slave Trade", p.209
  • Jan 1805 (No. 10) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Barrow's Travels in China", p.260
  • [Murray] "Art 2 - Maurice's Modern India" p.288
  • [Jeffrey] "Art. 7 - Johnes's translation of Froissart's Chronicles of England", p.347
Vol. VI (1805)

  • Apr 1805 (No. 11) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] Art 1 - Scott's Lay of the Last Ministrel, p.1
  • [Brougham] Art 2 - Venturi Sopra i Colori", p.20
  • [No attrib] "Art. 3 -  Lord Strangford's translation of Camoens", p.43
  • [Brougham] Art 4 - Fontana, sopra un problema Euleriana", p.50
  •  [Brougham prob.] Art. 6 - Talleyrand sur les colonies", 1805, Edinburgh Review  p.63 (reviewed work bnf)
  • [Brougham] Art 8 - Memoires de l'Academie de Turin", p.90
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 12 - Memoires de Bailly", p.137
  • [No attrib, Fetter say possibly Brougham] Art. 10 - "Toulongeon, Sur l'Usage du Numeraire", p.112 (reviewed work)
  • [No attrib] Art 13 - Chambrier's Sur le Grande Dessin de Henri IV", p.162
  • [Scott] "Art 15 - Godwin's Fleetwood, a novel", p.182
  • [Hallam] Art 17 - Dr Ranken's History of France", p.209
  • Jul 1805 (No. 12) (cp)
  • [Brougham, prob] Art 2 - "Lord Lauderdale's Hints to the Manufacturers" p.283
  • [Brougham] Art 8 -  Examen de l'Esclavage", p.311 (reviewed work, v.1, v.2)
  • [Brougham] Art 11 -"De Langes Statitici per i Tetti", p.386
  • [No attrib] "Art 16 - Cockburn's Prize Dissertation on India", p.462
  • [No attrib] Art 17 - Jackson's Commerce of the Mediterranean" p.478 (reviewed work)
Vol. VII (1805-06)

  • Oct 1805 (No. 13) (cp)
  • [Napier, poss] "Art 2- Parkinson's Tour in America", p.29
  • [Brougham] Art 4 - Leslie's Inquiry into the Nature of Heat", p.63
  • [Horner] "Art 7 - Professor Stewart's Statement of Facts", p.113
  • [No attrib] "Art 9 - Sir J. Banks on the Blight in Corn", p.148
  • [Horner] Art 10 - Memoirs of M. Talleyrand", p.151
  • [Napier] Art. 11 - Michaux's Travels in America", p.155
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 12 - Drummond's Academical Questions", p.163
  • [Horner] "Art 13 - Lord Selkirk on Emigration", p.185 (reviewed work)
  • [Scott] "Art 14 - Works of Sir Edmund Spenser"
  • [Brougham] Art 15 - Thiebault, Memoires de Frederic le Grand", p.218
  • [No attrib] "Art 16 - Official Documents on the Slave Trade", p.244
  • Jan 1806 (No. 14) (cp)
  • [Brougham] "Art 1 - Lord Liverpool on the Coin", p.265 (reviewed work)
  • [Hallam] "Art 2 - Knight's Inquiry into the Principles of Taste", p.295
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 7 - Forsyth's Principles of Moral Science", p.413
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 -Life of Dr. Johnson", p.436
  • [Brougham] "Art 10 -Kotzebue's Travels in Italy", p.456
  • [Horner] "Art 11 - Playfair's Edition of Wealth of Nations", p.470
Vol. VIII (1806)

  • Apr 1806 (No. 15)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - The Frauds of Neutral Flags", p.1
  • [No attrib] Art 2 - Griffith's Travels", p.35
  • [No attrib] Art 3 - Rainsford's Account of Hayti", p.52
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 8 - Cumberland's Memoirs", p.107 (not the philosopher Cumberlandl)
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Journal des Mines", p.78
  • [Napier, prob.] "Art 9 - Oddy's European Commerce", p.128 (reviewed work)
  • [Jeffrey] Art. 11 - Lessing's Nathan the Wise", p.143
  • [Brougham] "Art 15 - An Inquiry into the State of the Nation", p.190 (reviewed work)
  • Jul 1806 (No. 16) (cp)
  • [George Ellis] "Art 1 - MacPherson's Annals of Commerce", p.237 (reviewed work, v.1, v.2, v.3, v.4)
  • [Brougham] "Art 2 - Lemaistre's Travels", p.254
  • [W. Drummond & Jos. Walker ] "Art 3 - Historical View of Christianity", p.272
  • [Hallam] "Art 6 - "Sir J. Throckmorton on the Catholic Question", p.311
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 7 - The Works of Dr. Franklin", p.327
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - Dutens - Memoires d'un Voyageur", p.345
  • [No attrib] "Art. 9 - Letter on the Slave Trade", p.358 (Heron on Wilberforce)
  • [John Allen] "Art 11 - Depons voyage dans l'Amerique Meridionale", p.379
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 13 - Pinkerton Recollections of Pars", p.413
  • [No attrib]  "Art 14 - Linnaeus"
  • [No attrib]  "Art 15 - Barrow's Account of a Journey in Africa", p.432
  • [No attrib]  "Art 16 - Civilization of American savages", p.442
  • [Playfair] Art 17 - Mendoza Rios' Tables of Navigation", p.451
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 18 - Moore's Poems", p.456
Vol. IX (1806-07)

  • Oct 1806 (No. 17) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Barrow's voyage to Cochinchina", p.1
  • [No attrib] "Art 4 - Journal des Mines", p.67
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 5 - Craig's Life of Millar", p.83
  • [No attrib] "Art 8 - Forster on Commercial Exchanges", p.111 (reviewed work)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 9 - Memoirs of Dr. Priestley", p.136
  • [John Allen] Art 11 - Helms's Travels from Buenos Ayres", p.168
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 12 - Mrs Trimmer on Lancaster's Plan of Education", p.177
  • Jan 1807 (No. 18) (cp)
  • [Brougham] "Art 1 - Grentz on the State of Europe", p.253
  • [Brougham] "Art 3 - Dr Pinkard on the West Indies", p.304
  • [Brougham] "Art 5 - Turnbull's Voyage Around the World", p.332
  • [James Mill] "Art 7 - Filangieri on the Science of Legislation", p.354 (reviewed work: v.1, v.2) (first article of James Mill)
  • [No attrib] Art 9 - Orme's Historical Framents" p.391 (on Mughals)
  • [No attrib]  "Art 11 - Hunter's Reasons for Not Making Peace", p.424
  • [John Allen] "Art 12 - Mercurio Peruano", p.433
  • [no attrib] "Art 13 - Letter on Guiana", p.456
Vol. X (1807)

  • Apr 1807 (No.19) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - The Dangers of the Country", p.1
  • [No attrib, or Alex Hamilton prob] "Art 2 - Colebrooke's Remarks on Bengal", p.27
  • [No attrib] "Art 3 - Carr's Stranger in Ireland", p.40
  • [No attrib] "Art 4 - Waring's Travels in Persia", p.61
  • [No attrib, or David Buchanan poss] "Art 5 - Lord Henry Petty's Plan of Finance", p.72
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 6 - Clarkson on Quakerism", p.85
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Janson's Stranger in America", p.103
  • [Napier] "Art 8 - Gordon's History of Ireland", p.116
  • [No attrib] "Art 9 - David Birth and others on Catholic Claims", p.124
  • No attrib]  "Art 11 - Pinkerton's Geography", p.154
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 12 - Sir William Forbes's Life of Beattie", p.171
  • [Brougham] "Art 13 - Wilbeforce on the Abolition of the Slave Trade" p.199 (reviewed work)
  • Jul 1807 (No. 20) (cp)
  • [Brougham] "Art 1 - Thornton's Present State of Turkey", p.249
  • [No attrib] "Art 2 - Carr's Tour in Holland and Germany", p.271
  • [No attrib] "Art 3 - Wheatley on Money and Commerce", p.284 [possibly Francis Jeffrey, although Fetter doesn't agree.]
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 4 - Parnell's Historical Apology", p.299
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Considerations on the Trade with India", p.334 (reviewed work)
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - Dumourier, Judgment de Bonaparte", p.368
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 9 - Cobbett's Political Register", p.386
  • [John Allen] "Art 10 - Capmany, Questiones Criticas", p.422 (reviewed work)
  • [Brougham] "Art 11 - Burnett's View of the Present State of Poland", p.438
  • [Alex Hamilton] "Art 12 - Bentley on the Indian Astronomy", p.455
  • [Brougham] "Art 13 - Savage's Account of New Zealand", p.471

Vol. XI (1807-08)

  • Oct 1807 (No. 21) (cp)
  • [Brougham] "Art. 1 - Randolph and others on the Neutral Questions" p.1
  • [No attrib] "Art 2 - Southey's Specimens of English poetry", p.31
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 4 - Lancaster's Improvements in Education", p.61
  • [Brougham] "Art 6 - Semple's Travels in Spain", p.88
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 -Inquiry into the State of the Poor", p.100
  • [Jeffrey]  "Art 8 - Pamphlets on the Catholic Question", p.116
  • [Brougham prob] "Art 9 - Sir W Young and Others on West Indian Affairs", p.145 (reviewed work of Young's Book [bk], Bosanquet Letter [bk], Bosanquet's Thoughts, [bk], Lowe's Inquiry [bk])
  • [Jeffrey]  "Art 13 - Sir John Sinclair on Health and Longevity", p.195
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 14 - Poems by W. Wordsworth", p.214
  • Jan 1808 (No. 22) (cp)
  • [Playfair] "Art 1 - Laplace's Traite de Mechanique Celeste", p.1
  • [Brougham] "Art. 2 - Lord Byron's Poems", 1808, Edinburgh Review (No.22, Jan), p.285 
  • [Brougham] "Art 4 - Huber on Bees", p.319
  • [Syd Smith] "Art. 5 - Ingram on Methodism", p.341
  • [Malthus, prob] "Art 11 - Spence on Commerce", p.429  (first article of T.R. Malthus)
  • [No attrib] "Art 13 - Carnatic Question Considered", p.462
  • [Brougham] "Art 14 - Examination of the Late Orders in Council", p.484
Vol. XII (1808)

  • Apr 1808 (No. 23)
  • [No attrib] "Art 5 - Cordiner's Account of Ceylon", p.82
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 9 - Indian Missions", p.151
  • [No attrib] "Art 10 - Coxe's History of the House of Austria", p.181
  • [No attrib] "Art 11 - Gambier on Moral Evidence", p.202
  • [Brougham] "Art 12- Heriot's Travels in Canada", p.212
  • [Brougham poss] "Art 13 - Baring and others on the Orders in Council", p.225  (reviewed works: Baring [bk], Erskine [bk], Brougham's speech [av])
  • [No attrib] "Art 14 - Portugueze Emigration", p.246
  • Jul, 1808 (No. 24) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Fox's History of James II", p.271
  • [Brougham] "Art 3 - MacGill's Travels in Turkey", p.318
  • [Malthus] "Art 4 - Newenham and others on the State of Ireland", p.336  (reviewed works: Newenham [bk], Dudley [av], Croker [bk])
  • [Coleridge] "Art 5 - Clarkson's History of the Abolition of the Slave Trade", p.355
  • [Musgrave] "Art 6 - History of the Subversion of Venice", p.379
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 8 - Mrs Hamilton's Cottagers", p.401
  • [Gooch] "Art 9 - Bolingbroke's Voyage to Demerary", p.410
  • "Art 10 - Birch and Selkirk on National Defence", p.416
  • [Brougham] "Art 11 - Mr. Whitbread's Letter on Spain", p.433
  • [McKormick] "Art 13 - Hillhouse on Ammendment of American Constitution", p.469
  • "Art 14 - Mitford's History of Greece", p.478
Vol. XIII (1808-09)

  • Oct 1808 (No. 25) (cp)
  • [James Mill] "Art 3 - Smith on Money and Exchange", p.35 (reviewed work)
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 5  - Parnell's History of Irish Popery Laws", p.77
  • [Alex Hamilton] "Art 6 - Buchanan's Travels in Mysore", p.82
  • [Napier] "Art 10 - Lives of Washington", p.148
  • [James Mill] "Art 12 - Leckie on the Foreign Policy of England", p.186 (not in Fetter, attrib in Winch)
  • [No attrib] Art 13 - Comber on National Subsistence", p.205 (reviewed work)
  • Jan 1809 (No. 26) (cp)
  • [Milner or Mill] "Art 2 - Emancipation of Spanish America", p.277 (attrib to Mill by Winch)
  • [Playfair] "Art 3 - Account of the Steam Engine", p.311
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 4 - Proceedings of the Society for the Suppression of Vice", p.333
  • [Brougham] "Art 7 - Pamphlets on West Indian Affairs", p.382 [reviewed works: Spence [bk], Bell [bk])
  • [Welsh] "Art 9 - Code de la Conscription", p.429
  • [No attrib] "Art 12 - Pamphlets on the Gas Lights", p.477
  • [Alex Hamilton] "Art 13 - Expedition against Copenhagen", p.488
Vol. XIV (1809)

  • Apr 1809 (No. 27) (cp)
  • [James Mill] "Art 2 - Jovellanos on Agriculture and Legislation", p.20 (reviewed work) (not in Fetter, attrib in Winch)
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 3 - Styles on Methodists and Missions", p.40
  • [Buchanan and Jeffrey, poss] "Art 4 - Spence on Agriculture and Commerce", p.50
  • [No attrib] "Art 5 - Dr Milner and others on the Catholics of Ireland", p.60
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 7 - Morehead's Discourses", p.82
  • [No attrib] Art 8 - A Permanent and Effectual Remedy for West Indian Distresses", p.95 (reviewed work)
  • [Malthus] "Art 12 - "Newenham on the State of Ireland", p.151 (reviewed work)
  • [No attrib]  "Art 13 - Porter's Travels in Russia and Sweden", p.170
  • [No attrib] "Art 14 - Taylor's Plato", p.187
  • Jul 1809 (No. 28) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Parliamentary Reform", p.277
  • [No attrib] "Art 2 - Jackson's Account of Morocco", p.306
  • [No attrib] "Art 3 - Catalogue of Tipoo's Library", p.322
  • [James Mill] "Art 4 - Molina's Account of Chili", p.333 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 5 - Characters of Mr Fox", p.353
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Memoirs &c. of Sir Thomas More", p.360
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 7 - Miss Edgeworth's Fashionable Tales", p.375
  • [Napier]"Art 8 - Rulhiete Anarchie de Pologne", p.388
  • [James Mill] "Art 9 - Des Guignes's Voyages a Peking" p.407 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Payne Knight] "Art 10 - Oxford edition of Strabo", p.429
  • [Brougham] "Art 11 - Lord Sheffield and others on Foreign Affairs", p.442
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 13 - Rose's Observations on Fox", p.490
Vol. XV (1809-10)

  • Oct 1809 (No. 29) (cp)
  • [Playfair] "Art 1 - Compte Rendu par le Institut de France", p.1
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 3 - Edgewoth's Professional Education", p.40
  • [John Allen] "Art 4 - Laborde's View of Spain", p.53
  • [James Mill] "Art 6 - Bexon - Code de la legislation penale", p.88 (attrib by Winch)
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Elton's Translation of Hesiod", p.109
  • [Peter Elmsley] "Art 10 - The Cambridge Edition of Aeschylus", p.152
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 11 - Hamilton's Parliamentary Logic", p.163
  • [Horner] "Art 13 - Translation of Mr. Fox's History", p.190  (Horner's last article)
  • [No attrib] "Art 14 - The Conduct of the War", p.197
  • Jan 1810 (No. 30) (cp)
  • [No attrib] "Art 1 - Lauderdale on Indian Affairs", p.255
  • [Elmsley] "Art 4 -The Cambridge Aeschylus", p.315
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 5 - Pamphlets on Vaccination", p.322
  • [James Mill] "Art 7 - Voyages aux Indes Orientales", p.363 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Brougham & Jeffrey] "Art 8 - Semple's Second Journey to Spain", p.384
  • [Playfair] "Art 9 - Laplace's System of the World", p.396
  • [Napier] "Art 11 - Ashe's Travels in America", p.442
  • [No attrib] "Art 12 - Clarke on the Cambridge marbles", p.453
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 13 - Correspondence de Madame de Deffand et de la Mademoiselle de Lespinasse", p.458
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 14 - The African Institution", p.485
  • [No attrib] "Art 15 - The State of the Parties", p.504
Vol. XVI (1810)

  • April 1810 (No. 31) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Letter on the French Government", p.1 (reviewed work)
  • [No attrib] "Art 3 - Traduction de Strabon", p.55
  • [Allen] "Art 4 - Humboldt's Essai politique sur la Nouvelle Espagne", p.62  (reviewed work, 1811 ed, v.1, v.2, v.3, v.4)
  • [Brougham] "Art 5 - Erskine's Speeches", p.102
  • [James Mill] "Art 6 - Affairs of India", p.127
  • [Playfair, Payne Knight & Syd Smith] "Art 7 - Calumnies against Oxford", p.158 (reply to Copleston)
  • [Brougham, prob] "Art 8 - Rose on the influence of the crown", p.187
  • [Leslie] "Art 10 - Humboldt - Tableau physique", p.223
  • Aug 1810 (No. 32) (cp) [note quarterly timing change: now Nov, Feb, May, Aug]
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Scott's Lady of the Lake", p.263
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 3 - Public Schools of England", p.326
  • [Brougham] "Art 4 - Clarke's Travels", p.334
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 7 - Disturbances at Madras", p.399
  • [James Mill] "Art 8 - Sur la Tolerance Religieuse", p.413 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Brougham] "Art 9 - African Institution", p.430
  • [Napier] "Art 10 - Sadler's State Papers", p.447
  • [No attrib] "Art 11 - Disquisitions on Population", p.464  (reviewed works: Ingram [bk], Hazlitt [bk])  [Bonar attrib. this to Malthus, Fetter disagrees]
  • [ Jeffrey] "Art 12 - Penal Code of China", p.476
     
Vol. XVII (1810-11)

  • Nov 1810 (No. 33) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Catholic Question", p.1
  • [James Mill] "Art 2 - Mémoires du Prince Eugène" , p.39 (attrib by Winch)
  • [No attrib]  "Art 3 - Education of the Poor", p.58
  • [James Mill] "Art 4 - Code d'Instruction Criminelle", p.88 (attrib by Winch)
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Edmonston on Zeltand", p.135
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - Papers on the Stone", p.156
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 9 - Stewart's Philosophical Essays", p.167
  • Feb 1811 (No. 34) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Parliamentary Reform", p.253
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 2 - Letters of Mad. du Deffand", p.290
  • [No attrib] "Art 4 - Walcheren Expedition", p.330
  • [Malthus] "Art 5 - Depreciation of Paper Currency", p.340 (on Bosanquet and Ricardo; replied to by Ricardo's Observations).
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Walton's Hispaniola", p.372
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 8 - Hints on Toleration", p.393
  • [James Mill]  "Art 10 - Chas, Sur la Souverainete", p.409 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Jeffrey]  "Art 11 - Southey's Curse of Kehama", p.429
Vol. XVIII (1811)

  • May 1811 (No. 35) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Alison on Taste", p.1
  • [Allen] "Art 2 - Regency Question", p.46
  • [James Mill] "Art 4 - Liberty of the Press", p.98 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Brougham] "Art 5 - Jacob's Travels in Spain", p.123
  • [Leslie] "Art 7 - History of Arithmetic", p.185
  • [Playfair] "Art 8 - Cuvier on Fossil Bones", p.214
  • [Brougham] "Art 9 - Sir Robert Wilson on the Russian Army", p.230
  • Aug 1811 (No. 36) (cp)
  • [No attrib] "Art 2 - Report of the African Institution", p.305
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 3 - Heywood's Vindication of Fox's History", p.325
  • [James Mill] "Art 4 - Wilks's History of Mysore", p.343 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Brougham & Drummond] "Art 7 - Campaigns of 1809", p.392
  • [No attrib] "Art 8 - Kirkpatrick's Account of Nepaul", p.425
  • [No attrib] "Art 9 - Hamilton's Aegyptiaca", p.435
  • [Malthus] "Art 10 - Pamphlets on the Bullion Question", p.448
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 12 - Mrs Grant on Highlanders", p.480

Vol. XIX (1811-12)

  • November 1811 (No. 37) (cp)
  • [Brougham] "Art 1 - Education of the Poor", p.1
  • [Brougham] "Art 5 -West Indian Slavery", p.129
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Protestant Dissenters", p.149
  • [Allen] "Art 7 -Humboldt - Essai politique sur la Nouvelle Espagne, II", p.164
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - Mr Brande's Papers in Philosophical Transactions", p.198
  • [James Mill] "Art 10 - East Indian Monopoly", p.229 (attrib by Winch)
  • February 1812 (No. 38) (cp)
  • [Brougham, prob] "Art 2 - Disputes with America", p.290
  • [No attrib] "Art 3 - Linnaeus - Lachesis Lapponica", p.317
  • [Brougham] "Art 4 - Speeches of Lord Erskine", p.339
  • [James Mill] "Art 5 - Letters of Tippoo Sultan", p.363 (attrib by Winch)
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Sir Samuel Romilly on English Criminal Law", p.389
  • [Playfair] "Art 8 - Sir George Mackenzie's travels in Iceland", p.416
  • [No attrib] "Art 9 - Lord Clarendon on Catholics", p.435
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 10 - Lord Byron's Childe Harold", p.466
  • [Elmsley] "Art 11 - Butler's edition of Aeschylus", p.477

Vol. XX (1812)

  • July 1812 (No. 39) (cp) (note: April not published, 1812 has only three issues)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - McCrie's Life of John Knox", p.1
  • [Brougham] "Art 2 - Negotiations for a Ministry", p.29
  • [James Mill] "Art 3 - Malcolm on India", p.38 (attrib by Winch)
  • [No attrib] "Art 4 - The Duke of Sussex on the Catholic Question", p.54
  • [No attrib] "Art 5 - Sixth Report of the African Institution", p.58
  • [Playfair] "Art 6 - Leslie's Elements of Geometry", p.79
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 7 - Miss Edgeworth's Tales of a Fashionable Life", p.100
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - Parliamentary Reform", p.127
  • [Brougham] "Art 12 - Of Peace", p.213
  • [No attrib] "Art 13 - Orders in Council", p.234 (review of Brougham)
  • November, 1812 (No.40) (cp)
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 3 - Mawe's Travels in Brazil", p.305
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 4 - Leckie on the British Government", p.315
  • [Mackintosh] "Art 5 - Wakefield's Ireland", p.346
  • [Playfair] "Art 6 - Geographie Mineralogique de les environs de Paris", p.369
  • [Brougham] "Art 8 - Rights and Duties of the People", p.405
  • [No attrib] "Art 9 - Principes Mathematqieus de M. da Cunha", p.425
  • [No attrib] "Art. 11 - War with America", p.451
  • [Mackintosh] "Art 12 - Account of a boy born blind and deaf", p.462 (on Stewart)
  • [James Mill] "Art 13 - East Indian Monopoly", p..471 (attrib by Fetter & Winch)

Vol. XXI (1813)

  • February 1813 (No. 41) (cp)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Mad de Staël - Sur la Litterature", p.1
  • [Playfair] "Art 2 - Lichtenstein's Travels in Southern Africa", p.50
  • [No attrib] "Art 3 - Trials of the Slave Traders", p.72
  • [Syd Smith] "Art 4 - Bishop of Lincoln's Charge", p.93
  • [No attrib] "Art 5 - Project of Creating a Vice-Chancellor", p.103
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Dr Clarke's Travels, vol. II", p.130
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Deposition of the King of Sweden", p.152
  • [Mackintosh] "Art 8 - Coxe's Memoirs of the Spanish Bourbons", p.175
  • [James Mill] "Art 9 - Education of the Poor", p.207 (attrib by Winch)
  • [No attrib] "Art 10 - Foreign Policy of England in 1806 and 1807", p.219
  • July 1813 (No. 42) (cp)  (note: again, April not published, 1813 has only three issues, note))
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 1 - Correspondence Litteraire et Philosophique de Grimm", p.263
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 2 - Lord Byron's Giaour", p.299
  • [Playfair] "Art 3 - Measurement of an Arch of the Meridian in the Peninsula of India", p.310
  • [No attrib] "Art 5 - State of Ireland", p.340 (reviewed works: Whitelaw [bk]; Trimmer Inquiry [bk]; Trimmer Observations [1822 ed],  Dobourdieu Antrim [bk]; Dewar [bk], Townsend Cork [bk; 1815 2nd ed, v.1, v.2]; Tighe Kilkenny [bk])
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Bija Gannita, or the Algebra of the Hindoos", p.364
  • [No attrib] "Art 7 - Eustace's Tour through Italy", p.378
  • [Mackintosh] "Art 8 - Mad de Staël - Sur le Suicide", p.424
  • [James Mill] "Art 9 - Malcolm's Sketch of the Sikhs", p.432 (attrib by Winch)
  • [Jeffrey] "Art 10 - Clarkson's Life of William Penn", p.444
  • [No attrib]"Art 11 - Seventh Report of the African Institution", p.462

Vol. XXII (1813-14)

  • Oct 1813 (No. 43) (cp) (resume quarterly structure: Oct - Jan - Apr- Nov)
  • [No attrib] "Art 1 - Bentham's Theory of Punishments by Dumont", p.1
  • [Allen] "Art 3 - Marina on the Ancient Legislation of Spain", p.50
  • [No attrib]  "Art 4 - Broughton's Lectures from the Mahratta camp", p.67
  • [No attrib]  "Art 5 - Abuses of the Press", p.72
  • [No attrib] "Art 6 - Dr. Hutton's Tract", p.88
  • [No attrib]  "Art 7 - Blanquiere &c. on the Political State of Sicily", p.107
  • [Leslie] "Art 9 - Von Buch's Travels in Norway and Lapland", p.145
  • [Allen] "Art 11 - Guarinos on Poor Laws", p.184  (reviewed work: v.1, v.2, v.3, v.4)
  • [Mackintosh] "Art 12 - De l'Allemagne by Mad. de Staël", p.198
  •  
  • Jan 1814 (No. 44) (cp)
  • [No attrib] "Art 1 - Sir H. Davy's Elements of Agricultural Chemistry", p.251
  • [No attrib]  "Art. 3 - Appeal of the Poles", p.294
  • [No attrib]  "Art 4 - Of the Eastern Peninsula of India", p.331
  • [No attrib]  "Art 5 - Suinine - Details sur le General Moreau", p.363
  • [No attrib]  "Art 6 - Forsyth's Remarks on Italy", p.376
  • [James Mill?] "Art 7 - Neild on Prisons", p.385 (uncertainly attrib by Winch) (last article of Mill)
  • [No attrib]  "Art 9 - Kinneir's Geography of Persia", p.409
  • [No attrib]  "Art 10 - Miss Edgeworth's Patronage", p.416
  • [No attrib]  "Art 11 - Semple's Tour in Germany", p.434
  • [Jeffrey]  "Art 12 -Southey's Carmen Triumphale", p.447
  • [No attrib]  "Art 13 - Cuvier's on the Theory of the Earth", p.454
  • [No attrib]  "Art 14 - Glover's Political Memoirs", p.475

Vol. XXIII (1814)

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Vol. XXIV (1814-15)

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======Rough notes below =====

Economics articles to be sorted:

Malthus

Francis Jeffrey

Chalmers

Unknown/other

1839-40

 

 HET
 

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