The Cornhill Magazine (1860–1975)

When Andrew Lang began writing for The Cornhill Magazine, it was edited by Leslie Stephen (April 1871–Dec. 1882); James Payne took over in 1883. By July 1896, John St. Loe Stratchey was editor. Reginald John Smith became editor in January of 1898 (Brake and Demoor 145).

The UPENN Online Books page has a list of digitized copies of the magazine. Some of the Internet Archive scans are unreadable in the original size or when using the full screen view feature. The “search inside” feature does usually allow for readable copy. Please let me know if you are aware of scans of volumes that are not linked here (keeping in mind that HathiTrust is not usually available outside of the U.S.).

The citation information for articles from 1876–1900 was found in the Wellesley Index. Poems and later articles are attributed to their source after the entry: Roger Lancelyn Green, Andrew Lang, p. 251 or B. Meredith Langstaff’s list.

Andrew Lang’s contributions to the Cornhill Magazine:

    1. “French peasant songs.” Vol. 33 (May 1876): 596–608. Signed A. L.
    2. “Homer” (poem).  Vol. 37:26. Signed A. L. [Attribution found in B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    3. How the stars got their names.” Vol. 45 (Jan. 1882): 35–44. Signed A. L.
    4. “The Divining Rod.” Vol. 47 (Jan. 1883): 83–91. Signed A. L.
    5.  “Boys.” Vol. 47 (Mar. 1883): 284–91.
    6. The manners of posthumous man.” Vol. 48 O.S., 1 N.S. (Aug. 1883): 214–24.
    7.  “A Cheap Nigger” [short story later reprinted in In the Wrong Paradise, Kegan Paul, Trench, 1886]. No signature. Vol. 52 O.S., 5 N.S. (Aug. 1885): 154–73.
    8. “In Castle Dangerous” [short story later reprinted in In the Wrong Paradise as “In Castle Perilous,” Kegan Paul, Trench, 1886]. Vol. 53 O.S., 6 N.S., May, 1886: 514–23.
    9. “The black dogs and the thumbless hand” [short story] Vol. 74 O.S., 1 3rd S. (Dec. 1896): 763–68.
    10. “Ghosts and right reason.” Vol. 75 O.S., 2 3rd S. (May 1897): 629–41.
    11. “Some Spies.” Vol. 76 O.S., 3 3rd S (Oct 1897): 526–36.
    12. “The mystery of Lord Bateman.” Vol. 81 O.S., 8 3rd S. (Feb 1900): 185–193.
    13. Mrs. Radcliffe’s novels.” Vol. 82 O.S., 9 3rd S. (July 1900): 23–34.
    14. “Examinations in Fiction.” Vol. 83 (Jan 1901): 80–89. [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list]
    15. “The Reading Public; and the Taste of the Labouring Classes.” Vol. 84 (Dec. 1901): 763–95. [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list, This article is listed in the 26 Nov. 1901 Morning Post, p. 2 as “The Reading Public. By Andrew Lang and ‘X,’ a Working Man.” The 5 Dec. 1901 Morning Post notes: “‘The Reading Public,’ by Mr. Andrew Lang, embodies a noteworthy contribution from a working man who, possessed of some literary taste himself, is able to criticise the kind of reading indulged in by others of his calling with a great deal of enlightenment. There is, however, nothing particularly fresh in his statement, for the information that working men prefer strong fiction, newspapers, illustrated magazines, and periodicals of the ‘bits’ order is only what we knew before. Mr. Lang’s comment is that these preferences extend to all other classes of the community” (4).
    16. “Bibliomania.” Vol. 86 (July 1902): 69–78. [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list]
    17. “Mr. Whibley’s Thackeray.” Vol. 88 (Dec. 1903): 769–81. [B. Meredith Langstaff list]
    18. “Who Killed Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey?” Vol. 88: 769–81. [B. Meredith Langstaff list]
    19. “Historical Mysteries: Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, the child of Europe.” Vol. 89 (Jan. 1904): 104–17. [B. Meredith Langstaff list]
    20. “Historical Mysteries: The Campden Mystery.” Vol. 89 (Feb. 1904): 193–203. [B. Meredith Langstaff list; Langstaff writes “copyright in U.S.A.”]
    21. “Historical Mysteries: The Case of Allan Breck.” Vol. 89 (Mar. 1904): 323–36. [B. Meredith Langstaff list; Langstaff writes “copyright in U.S.A.”]
    22. “Historical Mysteries: The Strange Case of Daniel Douglas Hume.” Vol. 89 (Apr. 1904): 477–89. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    23. “Historical Mysteries: The Case of Elisabeth Canning.” Vol. 89: (May 1904): 641–56. [B. Meredith Langstaff list; Langstaff writes “copyright in U.S.A.”]
    24. “Historical Mysteries: The Murder of Escovedo.” Vol. 89 (June 1904): 814–26. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    25. “Historical Mysteries: The Cardinal Necklace.” Vol. 90 (July 1904): 104–14. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    26. “Historical Mysteries: The Gowrie Conspiracy.” Vol. 90 (Aug. 1904): 251–65. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    27. “Historical Mysteries: The Chevalier d’ Eon.” Vol. 90 (Sep. 1904): 349–58. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    28. “Historical Mysteries: The Case of Captain Green.” Vol. 90 (October 1904): 496–506. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    29. “Historical Mysteries: Saint Germain the Deathless.” Vol. 90 (Nov. 1904): 668–79. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    30. “Historical Mysteries: The Mystery of the Kirks.” Vol. 90 (Dec. 1904): 782–93. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    31. “Freeman versus Froude.” Vol. 93 (Feb. 1906): 251–63. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    32. “Border History v. Border Ballads.” Vol. 95 (Jan. 1907): 77–91. [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    33. “Irish Epics and Homer.” Vol. 98 (Oct. 1908): 495–505. [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    34. “Anti-Jacobite Conspiracies.” Vol. 99  (Jan. 1909): 827–36.  [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list.]
    35. “Shakespeare or X?” Vol. 104 (Sep. 1911): 328–43. [RLG 251, B. Meredith Langstaff list.]

B. Meredith Langstaff also lists [“Andrew Lang and X, a Working Man”] as being of interest. Vol. 106 (Nov. 1912): 684–94. [B. Meredith Langstaff list.] [Andrew Lang died in July of 1912.]

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