The Gentleman's Magazine

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January, 1731, as a monthly digest of news and commentary on many topics of public interest. It also included original content, as well as quotes from other periodicals and books. Cave, who edited The Gentleman's Magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term "magazine" (meaning "storehouse") for a periodical.


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Edward Cave (1691-1754), was a son of Joseph, son of Edward Cave of Cave's Hole.  The Gentleman's Magazine is also important to Genealogy, as it lists births, marriages, and deaths and contains obituaries as well as numerous other biographical notices.

Volume I (1731)
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Volume II (1732)
Volume III (1733)
Volume IV (1734)
Volume V (1735)
Volume VI (1736)
Volume VII (1737)
Volume VIII (1738)
Volume IX (1739)
Volume X (1740)
Volume XI (1741)
Volume XII (1742)
Volume XIII (1743)
Volume XIV (1744)
Volume XV (1745)
Volume XVI (1746)
Volume XVII (1747)

Volume XVIII (1748), Volume XIX (1749), Volume XX (1750), Volume XXI (1751), Volume XXII (1752),
Volume XXIII (1753), Volume XXIV (1754), Volume XXV (1755), Volume XXVI (1756), Volume XXVII (1757),
Volume XXVIII (1758), Volume XXIX (1759), Volume XXX (1760), Volume XXXI (1761), Volume XXXII (1762)
Volume XXXIII (1763), Volume XXXIV (1764), Volume XXXV (1765), Volume XXXVI (1766),
Volume XXXVII (1767), Volume XXXVIII (1768), Volume XXXIX (1769), Volume XL (1770),
Volume XLI (1771), Volume XLII (1772), Volume XLIII (1773), Volume XLIV (1774), Volume XLV (1775)
Volume XLVI (1776)
Volume XLVII (1777)
Volume XLVIII (1778)
Volume XLIX (1779)
Volume L (1780)
Volume LI (1781)
Volume LII (1782)
Volume LIII, Part 1 (1783)
Volume LIII, Part 2 (1783)
Volume LIV, Part 1 (1784), Volume LIV, Part 2 (1784)