Notes and Queries

Oxford University Press

General Description

Date: 1849 - present


◦ Alvin Sullivan, ed. “Notes and QueriesBritish Literary Magazines (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT 1983-) III. 281-285

Scholarly Commentary


Notes and Queries. London: Oxford U. Press, 1849-.

This quintessentially Victorian invention began publishing on 3 November 1849 under the editorship of W. J. Thoms. It grew out of Thoms' folklore column begun in the Athenaeum in 1846. The journal, which continues to the present, has gone through several series, and it inspired the founding a number of analogous periodicals.

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