Music in The Girl’s Own Paper: An Annotated Catalogue, 1880 – 1910

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Nineteenth-century British periodicals for girls and women offer a wealth of material to understand how girls and women fit into their social and cultural worlds, of which music making was an important part. The Girl’s Own Paper, first published in 1880, stands out because of its rich musical content. Keeping practical usefulness as a research tool and as a guide to further reading in mind, Dr Barger has catalogued the musical content found in the weekly and later monthly issues during the magazine’s first thirty years, in music scores, installments of serialized fiction about musicians, music-related nonfiction, poetry with a musical title or theme, illustrations depicting music making and replies to musical correspondents.