The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (March 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: March, 1856
Edition: 1
Pagination: [129]-192
Issue: 1


Note: Cover and advertisements courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. Page images courtesy of Florence Boos.

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


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Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


The March issue of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine was the second issue edited by Fulford, who took over the job from Morris in February. The issue includes the second part of Heeley’s essay on Sidney (the first part had been published in January), and the third and final installment of Fulford’s essay on Tennyson . The other essays in this issue are Heeley’s on Macaulay’s History of England, Fulford’s on Plato and Bacon, and Dixon’s on the Crimean War. The issue also includes a story by Morris, and a story and a poem by Fulford.

By March, Dante Rossetti, who was first attracted to the Magazine by Burne-Jones’s praise of him and other PRBs in his essay on Thackeray, was reading it monthly, and in a letter to William Allingham refers to it as “that miraculous piece of literature” (293).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.