The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (June issue)

Bell and Daldy (publisher)

Production Description

Document Title: The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
Publisher: Bell and Daldy
Printer: Chiswick Press
City of publication: London
Date of publication: June, 1856
Edition: 1
Pagination: [323]-388
Issue: 1


Note: Page images courtesy of Florence Boos.

Cover image and advertisements courtesy of Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Physical Description

Cover: green paper
Point: 6
Font: caslon
Lines per Page: 52
Columns: 2
Margin top: 1.4 cm
Margin bottom: 2.1 cm
Margin right: 1.9 cm
Margin left: 1.7 cm
Dimensions of Document: 21.7x14cm


  • Mackail, J. W. Life of William Morris .
  • WMR, Family-Letters, vol. 1.

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


The sixth issue of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine contains only five entries: an essay by Bernard Cracroft on Thackeray and Charlotte Bronte, the third installment of Lushington’s essay on Carlyle, Burne-Jones’s defense of Ruskin, Heeley’s review of Froude’s History of England, and a poem by Fulford. It is the only issue that does not contain any prose fiction.

William Michael Rossetti claims that his brother, Dante Gabriel, first mentioned Burne-Jones in June of 1856, and through him met Morris ( WMR I, 195). He seems to be mistaken here: Mackail quotes a letter from Burne-Jones, claiming he first met DGR, and WMR, at a meeting of the Working Men’s College six months earlier, and by Easter had already moved to London to study painting (Mackail 100). No doubt the meeting was more memorable to the young Burne-Jones than to either of the Rossettis.

The June issue is 66 pages, one leaf longer than most issues of the magazine.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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