Periodical Writings

Lang’s first known periodical writings were in the St Leonard’s Magazine at the University of St Andrews, a hand-written weekly periodical. Lang wrote most of the articles during his years at St Andrews and sent copy as a “foreign correspondent” when at the University of Glasgow for a year, where he was studying to earn the Snell Exhibition to Balliol College. After Lang left for Oxford, the St Leonard’s Magazine was “published” less frequently.

Lang eventually became one of the most prolific contributors to Victorian periodicals, with his work appearing in more than seventy-five separate publications on both sides of the Atlantic. This site is especially devoted to Lang’s monthly column in Longman’s, “At the Sign of the Ship” (1886–1905) and to his Friday column in the Morning Post from 1905–1912; I will add information about Lang’s other periodical contributions as I am able. The titles below were identified using Roger Lancelyn Green’s biography, B. Meredith Langstaff’s list of articles and poems by or about Lang, which is available at the St Andrews University Library Special Collections, the Wellesley Index, individual inquiries, and references in Andrew Lang’s letters (often as printed in the collections by Marysa Demoor (Dear Stevenson and Friends over the Ocean: Andrew Lang’s American Correspondents 1881–1912). Wellesley Index titles are followed by an asterisk.

Writing from Lang’s pen appeared in the following periodicals:

The Academy (See Green 254–55.)

African Review (Jan. 1896, See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Albany Review (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The American Anthropologist (See Routledge’s Selected Writings of Andrew Lang, vol. 1.)

The American Review of Reviews (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Anglo-Saxon Review (See Green 253 and B. Meredith Langstaff list)

The Athenaeum (1828–1921) (See Green 255 and B. Meredith Langstaff list)

The Author (1890–present) (the publication of the Society of Authors–while Lang does not appear to have written articles for this periodical, his frequent mentions therein and his letter to the editor in 1906 made the periodical worthy of inclusion here.)

The Bibelot (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Bibliographica (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine* (1817–1980) (Information on how to access the magazine’s contents is available here.)

The Booklovers Magazine (New York) (One 1903 article on Dickens: See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Bookman, London. (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Bookman, New York. (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Bookworm (London). (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Catholic World (New York) (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Century Magazine (See Green 253)

Chataqua. (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

College Echoes [St Andrews] (See Green 254)

The Contemporary Review* (1866–1988) (See Green 252–53)

The Cornhill Magazine* (1860–1975)

The Columbian Magazine (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Cosmopolis. [Paris.] (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Cosmopolitan. (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Critic (See Green 254 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Current Literature (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Daily News (1846–1912) (Lost Leaders [1889], a collection of some of Lang’s anonymous Daily News writing, is available at the Internet Archive. Of course, there are the usual typos.)

Dark Blue* (1871–73) (See Green 252)

The Edinburgh Review* (1802–1929)

The English Illustrated Magazine (See Green 252 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Everybody’s Magazine (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Folk-Lore: A Quarterly Review of Myth, Tradition, Institution, & Criticism (started 1890)

The Folk-Lore Journal (1883–89, after which it became Folk-Lore)

The Folk-lore Record (1878–1882, after which it became The Folk-Lore Journal) Lang had an essay in the very first volume: “The Folk-Lore of France.”

The Fortnightly Review* (1865–1954) (See Green 252)

Forum (See Green 253)

Fraser’s Magazine* (1830–82)

Good Words (See Green 253)

The Granta (one poem, see B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Harper’s [New] Monthly Magazine (See Green 253 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Harper’s Weekly (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Illustrated London News (1842–1989)

The Independent (New York) (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine [One brief article in May 1886] (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Living Age (weekly, Boston) (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Longman’s Magazine* (1882–1905) (See Green 252)

Macmillan’s Magazine* (1859–1907)  (See Green 255)

The Magazine of Art, edited by W. E. Henley (See Green 256 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Monthly Review (See Green 255 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Morning Post (1772–1937, when it merged with The Daily Telegraph)

Murray’s Magazine (See Green 253 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Nation (See Green 254 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

National Review* (1883–1960) (See Green 256)

The Neolith (See Green 255 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

New Quarterly Magazine* (1873–80) (one article in October 1878)

The New Review* (1889–97)

The New York Times (See Routledge’s The Selected Writings of Andrew Lang, vol. 2.)

The Nineteenth Century* (1877–1901)

The North American Review (See Green 253 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The North British Review* (1844–71)

The Occult Review (one article from April 1905–see B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Outlook? (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Pall Mall Gazette (two articles from 1882 according to B. Meredith Langstaff. Lang also wrote letters to the editor over the Rider Haggard plagiarism controversy in 1887)

The Pilot (See Green 256)

The Princeton Review (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.) Lang’s “Literary Anodynes” from the September 1888 issue is often quoted.

The Quarterly Review (1809–1967)* (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Revue des etudes ethnographiques et sociologiques  (See Routledge’s The Selected Writings of Andrew Lang, vol. 2.)

St Andrews University Magazine (articles from 1863 and 1864: see B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The St. James’s Gazette (See Green 255)

St Nicholas (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Saturday Review (1855–1938)

The Scots Observer (See Green 255)

The Scotsman (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Scottish Historical Review (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Scribner’s Magazine (See Green 253 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

Smithsonian Report (one 1900 article on Psychical Research of the Century: see B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Spectator (See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Westminster Review* (1824–1914) (one article in July 1873)

Wide Awake (Boston, MA) (one 1889 article, “Fishing in the Tweed and Yarrow.” See B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

The Windsor Magazine (See Green 253)

Wit and Wisdom (See Green 252 and B. Meredith Langstaff list.)

*Starred periodicals are a part of the Wellesley Index. For more information on many of the other periodicals see Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor’s The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism, Academia Press and the British Library, 2009.

Learn more about Lang’s contributions to The Author, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Folk-Lore, Longman’s Magazine, and The Morning Post.

This page is still in progress and was last updated on March 16, 2018. Please contact me if you know of another periodical which ought to be included in this list.