Edinburgh Publishers and India

Imagining and Representing India

The Edinburgh Review and Blackwwod's Magazine both published regularly on India-related topics, often by authors with direct personal experience of the sub-continent, and contributing to debates about the East India Company and its governance, for example. 

John Bartholomew & Sons Ltd. was a well-known publisher of maps of Britain, the British Empire and the World, based in Duncan Street, South Edinburgh, for 170 years until it merged with Collins and the works were moved to Glasgow. Bartholomew was credited with the idea of colouring the British Empire pink or red on world maps.

Further reading:

FETTER, F. W. (1953). The authorship of economic articles in the Edinburgh Review, 1802-47. Journal of political economy, 61(3), 232-259.

FINKELSTEIN, David (1982): The House of Blackwood. Author-Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era. University Park Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.

FINKELSTEIN, David (ed.) (1995): An Index to Blackwood's Magazine. 1901-1980. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995.

GARDINER, Leslie (1976): Bartholomew 150 Years. Edinburgh: John Bartholomew & Son Ltd

HOUGHTON, Walter E. (ed.) (1966): Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1824-1900. in HOUGHTON, Walter E. (ed.) (1966): The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900. Volume I. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966.

OLIPHANT, Margaret (1897): William Blackwood and his sons, their magazine and friends. Vols. I & II. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1897.

SHATTOCK, Joanne (1989): Politics and Reviewers: the Edinburgh and the Quarterly in the Early Victorian Age. London, Leicester, and New York: Leicester University Press.