Family Herald

The Family Herald: A Domestic Magazine of Useful Information & Amusement (1843–1940) was a weekly story paper launched by George Biggs in 1842, and re-established in May 1843 with James Elishama Smith and mechanised printing.[1]

Initially a penny weekly, the Family Herald later sold at 2d. Contributors included James George Stuart Burges Bohn, Charlotte Mary Brame (1836–84), Bertha Henry Buxton, William Carpenter, James Hain Friswell, Fanny Aikin Kortright (1821–1900), Watts Phillips (1825–74), Frederick William Robinson (1830–1901), Nina Moore Jamieson (1885-1932), Henrietta Stannard (1856–1911), Annie Tinsley (1808–85)[2] and Mary Cecil Hay.[3]


  1. ^ Howard Cox; Simon Mowatt (March 2014). Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain. OUP Oxford. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-19-960163-9.
  2. ^ ODNB entry for each listed contributor
  3. ^ Pamela K. Gilbert, ed. (2011). A companion to sensation fiction (1. publ. ed.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. p. contents. ISBN 1444342215.

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