missioners of Patents Library, 25 Southampton Buildings, Chancery
Lane ; Deacon's, 154 Leadenhall Street; City News Rooms, Ludgate
Circulating Libraries. Mudie's, 509 New Oxford Street, a
gigantic establishment possessing hundreds of thousands of volumes
(minimum quarterly subscription, 7s.); English and Foreign
Library Company, 15 Old Bond Street; London Library, 12 St.
James's Square, with nearly 100,000 vols, (annual subscription 3/.
3s.); United Libraries, 307 Regent Street; Bumpus, 158 and 297
Oxford Street; Rice's, 16 Mount Street, Berkeley Square; Rolandi.
20 Berners Street, Oxford Street, exclusively for foreign books
(single books obtainable on deposit of a sum equal to their value).
Newspapers. No fewer than 330 newspapers and 350periodicals
are published in London and its environs. The principal morning
papers are the Times (3d.), the most famous journal in the world,
in political opinion independent of party (printing-office, see
p. 104); then the Daily News (a. leading liberal journal), Daily
Telegraph, Standard (a strong conservative organ), Morning Post
(organ of the court and aristocracy), Morning Advertiser (the pro¬
perty and organ of the licensed victuallers), and Daily Chronicle,
all costing Id. The leading evening papers are the second edition
of the Times, the Pall Mall Gazette (2d.), Keening Standard, Globe,
and Echo (V'i'O- -^M °f these are sold at the principal railway
stations, at newsmen's shops, and in the streets by newsboys.
Among the favourite weekly journals are the comic papers Punch
and Fun; the illustrated papers, Illustrated London News, Graphic,
Illustrated Times, Pictorial World, Sporting and Dramatic News,
and Queen (for ladies) ; and the superior literary journals and
reviews, Athenaeum, Academy, Spectator, Saturday Review, and
The following are journals supported by limited sections of the com¬
Tlie Field (weekly) is the principal journal of field-sports and other
subjects interesting to the 'country gentleman'; and next is Land and
Water, also weekly. Bell's Life in London is the chief organ of the racing
public, and the Eva of the theatrical world.
Science and Art Journals: Journal of the Society of Arts, Popular
Science Review, Xature, Science Gossip, Science and Art, Scientific and Liter-
ary Review. Journal of Photography, Chemical Sews, organ of the Inventors'
Institute. — Journals and Transactions of the Geological, Astronomical,
and other learned societies.
Commercial and Professional journals tweekly): The Economist, the
leading commercial and financial authority: Agricultural Gazette; Corn
Trade Journal; Farmer; Mark Lane Express, mainly relied upon for market
prices; Capital and Labour, patronised by trades-unions, mechanics, etc.;
Engineering Journal, for mechanics, surveyors, and contractors; Builder,
devoted to building, designs, sanitation, and domestic comfort; Architect;
Colliery Guardian; Alining Journal; Gardeners'' Chronicle; Bullionist;
Investor's Guardian; Metropolitan, devoted to London borough and parish
interests (ras and water supply, rates, improvements; Railway Journal;
Moneu Market Review; Joint Stock Companies Journal; Public Health.
The Anglo-American Times (127 Strand) and the American