The London journal and its authors, 1720-1723 [University of Kansas publications, Humanistic studies; no. 19]
Lawrence, University of Kansas, 1935
(24 cm), iv, 38 pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - An account of the rapid turnaround of the “London Journal”, from a newspaper critical of the government of Robert Walpole, to one consistently defending his policies. Includes discussions of the journalists John Trenchard (1662-1723), Thomas Gordon (d. 1750), Benjamin Norton Defoe (b. 1687), and Robert, Viscount Molesworth (1656-1725). Realey, professor of history at Kansas from 1927-1960, was an avid collector; he bequeathed the greater part of his library to the University, and in 1963 his collection of 200 volumes documenting the administration of Sir Robert Walpole (1721-1742) was purchased from heirs by the Department of Special Collections. ¶ Occasional pencil marginalia, a few ink marks in margins.