Alvin Sullivan, ed.
“Notes and Queries”
British Literary Magazines
(Greenwood Press: Westport, CT
Notes and Queries.
London: Oxford U. Press,
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.