BELGRAVIA
A LONDON MAGAZINE
CONDUCTED BY MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
Mary Elizabeth Braddon Website by Jennifer Carnell

The binding style used for volumes of Belgravia Magazine in the 1860s & 1870s.

The spine.

By 1876 the colour of the cloth had changed to blue.

An 1876 binding at the time of the serialisation of Joshua Haggard's Daughter. The magazine had just been sold to Chatto & Windus.

In addition to the monthly magazine, a special annual was published at Christmas. Above is the Belgravia Annual for 1876 in the original paper covers. Braddon usually contributed at least one short story to the annual.

The Contents of the Braddon Era Belgravia Volumes
Originally compiled by Jennifer Carnell in 2003, put back on the website in 2014.

Volume I, November 1866 - February 1867
November 1867

Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the First, Chapters I, II, III, IV, pp.5-33.
Anon, 'Swells', pp.34-45.
W. Winwood Reade, 'African Martyrology', pp.46-54.
Anon, 'An Adventurous Investigation', pp.55-72.
Anon, 'In the Schools Quad: An Oxford Sketch', pp.73-79.
Anon, Belgravian Prose Ballads No. I, 'The Chaperone', pp.80-81.
Evelyn Forest, 'An Indictment', p.82-83.
Anon, 'A Fireside Story: Told by the Poker', pp.84-91.
George Augustus Sala, 'Market Street, Manchester', p.92-102.
Anon, 'Feast of St. Partridge at Park Hall', pp.103-108.
Blomfield Jackson, 'Slain at Sadowa', pp.109-110.
Anon, The Iron Casket: A Tale of the Trabaux Forces, Part I, pp.111-129.
Mortimer Collins, 'Love in November', p.130.

December 1866

Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the First, Chapters V,VI, Book the Second chapters I, II, pp.131-163.
J. Ashby Sterry, 'Ten and Twenty: A Drawing-room Reverie', pp.164-165.
Sidney L. Blanchard, 'Hill Scandals', pp.166-174.
J. Scoffern, 'Jacob Snider, Inventor', pp.175-187.
John Oxenford, 'Faust - Dramatic and Legendary', pp.188-190.
Anon, 'University Union Societies', pp.191-196.
William Duthie, 'The Death-Walk', pp.197-204.
Dutton Cook, 'Stage Jewels', pp.205-216.
Mortimer Collins, 'Through Cornwall', pp.217-224.
Percy Fitzgerald, 'On Balls', pp.225-235.
Anon, Belgravian Prose Ballads, No. II, 'The Friendly Chop', pp.236-237.
Anon, The Iron Casket, Part II, pp.238-255.
Quallon, 'A Sunset Idyl', p.256.

January 1867

Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Second, Chapters III, Book the Third, Chapters I, II, pp.257-289.
A.T., Lyrics of the Month: 'January', p.290.
W. Blanchard Jerrold, 'Enough at Christmas', pp.291-298.
Francis Derrick, 'My Love Amy', pp.299-322.
J. Ashby Sterry, 'Snowflake', p.323.
Tom Hood, 'How I Won Polly and a Postmastership', pp.324-331.
Joseph Hatton, 'Actors in the Great Play', pp.332-334.
Babington White (M.E. Braddon), 'At Daggers Drawn', pp.335-345.
Octave Delepierre, 'New Year's Day', pp.346-348.
Anon, 'A Christmas Vision', pp.349-350.
Braddon, 'Eveline's Visitant', pp.351-358.
T.W. Robertson, 'Dykwynkyn', pp.359-364.
Anon, The Iron Casket, Part the Third, pp.365-381.
Mortimer Collins, 'A Christmas Carol', p.382.

February 1867

Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Third, Chapters III, IV, V, VI, pp.383-414.
J. Ashby Sterry, Lyrics of the Month: 'February', p.416.
Anon, 'Gavarni', pp.416-423.
Anon, 'The Pitman's Perils', pp.424-434.
George Augustus Sala, 'Sackville Street, Dublin', pp.435-443.
Percy Fitzgerald, 'Private Theatricals', pp.444-453.
Anon, 'Vacillating Characters', pp.454-459.
W. (almost certainly by William Sawyer), 'On Brighton Pier', pp. 460-461.
Anon, Belgravian Prose Ballads No. III: 'Honeymoonshine', pp.462-464.
Astley H. Baldwin, 'The Four Suits', pp.465-468.
Anon (M.E. Braddon), 'How I Heard My Own Will Read', pp.469-478.
J.S., 'The Basilisk', pp.479-481.
Anon, 'Rachel's Folly', pp.482-503.
Mortimer Collins, 'A Girl - A Horse - A Tree', p.504.

 

Volume II, March 1867 - June 1867
March 1867


Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Third, Chapters VII, VIII and Book the Fourth, Chapters I, II, pp.5-33.
A.T., Lyrics of the Month: 'March', p.34.
Anon, 'New Courts-of-Justice Designs', pp.35-46.
Walter Thornbury, 'My Friend's Villa,' pp.47-56.
J. Francis Hitchman, 'Decline of the Drama,' pp.57-65.
Astley H. Baldwin, 'In the Wind,' p.66.
W.S. Gilbert, 'From St. Paul's to Piccadilly,' pp.67-74.
A.T. 'Gustave Doré,' pp.75-81.
Dutton Cook, 'Stone's Love Affair,' pp.82-88.
Rev. H.S. Fagan, 'A Red-Indian Legend,' pp.89-98.
J. Ashby Sterry, 'Married for Money,' pp.99-100.
Dr. Scoffern, 'Vivisection,' p.101-109.
Anon, Belgravian Prose Ballads No. IV: 'Behind the Scenes,' pp.110-112.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the First, pp.113-130.


April 1867


Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Fourth, Chapter III, and Book the Fifth, Chapters I, II, III, pp.131-162.
A.T., Lyrics of the Month: 'April: The Queen of the Row', p.163.
F.M.W., 'Paris Universal Exhibition', pp.164-168.
By the Author of Rita, etc. (presumably Hamilton Aidé), 'Valerian's Honeymoon', pp.169-172.
Anon, 'Dean Swift's Cathedral', pp.173-181.
By the Author of Lady Flavia (i.e. John Berwick Harwood), 'How my Debts Were Paid', pp.182-192.
J. Ashby Sterry, 'The Wrong Side of the Stream', pp.193-194.
Anon, 'Amusements of Paris', pp.195-203.
Major H. Byng Hall, 'Bric-a-Brac Hunting', pp.204-215.
Dr. Scoffern, 'Vivisection', pp.216-222.
M., 'Sweet Violets', pp.223-224.
J. Campbell Smith, 'Literary Criticism', pp.225-234.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the First, pp.235-256.


May 1867


Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Fifth, Chapter IV, Book the Sixth, Chapter I, pp.257-286.
M., Lyrics of the Month: 'May', p.287.
R. Folkestone Williams, 'English Pictures and Picture-dealers', pp.288-294.
George Augustus Sala, 'Letters from Lilliput: Being Essays on the Extremely Little', pp.295-304.
By the Author of Mildred's Wedding, 'Episodes in the Life of Miss Tabitha Trenoodle', pp.305-318.
H. Saville Clarke, 'At Last', p.319.
Anon, 'Literary Honours', p.320-324.
Walter Thornbury, 'London Squares', pp.325-337.
J. Francis Hitchman, 'Vers de Société', pp.338-342.
J. Frances Scoffern, 'The Late Dowager Countess of Jersey', pp.343-350.
T.S.S., 'The Route', p.351.
Anon, 'The Wizard of the Edge', pp.352-354.
Joseph Hatton, 'On a Clifton Pebble', 355-360.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the Second, pp.361-382.


June 1867

Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Sixth, Chapters II, III, IV, Book the Sixth, pp.383-408.
M., Lyrics of the Month: 'June', pp.409-410.
Major H. Byng Hall, 'Bric-a-Brac Hunting', pp.411-418.
George Augustus Sala, 'Letters from Lilliput: Being Essays on the Extremely Little', pp.419-426.
Anon, 'The Physiology of Picnics', pp.427-435.
Anon, 'The Paris Exhibition', pp.436-440.
J. Ashby Sterry, 'Zoological Memories', pp.441-442.
By the Author of Lady Flavia (i.e. John Berwick Harwood), 'An Awkward Mistake', pp.443-454.
Anon, 'Carpenters' Scenes', pp.455-460.
Walter Thornbury, 'London Squares', 461-472.
Anon, 'Held in Play', p.473.
T.H.S. Escott, 'Summer Term at Oxford', pp.474-479.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the Second, pp.480-503.
Mortimer Collins, 'The Trinity of Art', p.504.

Vol. III, July 1867 - October 1867
July 1867

Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Sixth, Chapter V, pp.5-31.
Charles H. Waring, 'The Giant's Sword', pp.32-38.
Walter Thornbury, 'London Squares', pp.39-48.
Anon, 'How I Wronged My Friend', pp.49-62.
T.L. Phipson, 'Inhabited Planets', pp.63-66.
C.S.C. (Charles Smith Cheltnam), Lyrics of the Month: 'June', p.67.
George Augustus Sala, 'Letters from Lilliput: Being Essays on the Extremely Little', pp.68-77.
M., 'French Novels', pp.78-82.
Percy Fitzgerald, 'A Little Music', pp.83-91.
Georgiana C. Clark, 'Before the Music', pp.92-98.
Anon, 'Summer Time', p.99.
Anon, 'Periodical Literature', pp.100-107.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the Third, pp.108-130.

August 1867

Braddon, Dead Sea Fruit, Chapters I, II, III, IV, pp.131-157.
Anon, 'Ceyx and Halcyone', pp.158-160.
Walter Thornbury, London Squares, pp.161-172.
Dutton Cook, 'The Friend of Talleyrand', pp173-179.
J. Scoffern, 'Salamanders', pp.180-184.
Anon., 'Periodical Literature', pp.185-191.
Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Seventh, Chapter I, II, III, IV, pp.192-217.
R. Arthur Arnold, 'Life in an Oasis', pp.218-223.
J. Ashby Sterry, Lyrics of the Month: 'August', p.224.
Joseph Hatton, 'Outside the World', pp.225-229.
W. Winwood Reade, 'The Gorilla as I Found Him', pp.230-239.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the Third, pp.240-256.

September 1867

Braddon, Dead Sea Fruit, Chapters V, VI, VII, VIII, pp.257-287.
Walter Thornbury, 'London Parks', pp.288-301.
M., Lyrics of the Month: 'September', pp.302.
Babington White, Circe; Or Three Acts in the Life of an Artist, Act the Third, pp.303-326.
T.S.S., 'Forbidden Fruit', p.327
Two Oxford Men, 'A Ride From Bude to Boss', pp.328-337.
F.W., 'Camp Life at Wimbledon', pp.338-350.
Charles H. Waring, ' Away at the Sea', pp.351-352.
James Hutton, 'A Norman Watering Place', pp.353-358.
Edward R. Russell, 'Sessio Mirabilis', pp.359-368.
Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Seventh, Chapters V, VI, pp.369-382.

October 1867

Braddon, Dead Sea Fruit, Chapters IX, X, XI, pp.383-407.
C.S.C. (Charles Smith Cheltnam), Lyrics of the Month: 'October', pp.408-409.
Walter Thornbury, 'London Parks', pp.410-420.
J. Scoffern, 'Michael Faraday', pp.421-428.
George Augustus Sala, 'The Paris Fashions', pp.429-439.
Anon, 'Lusignan', pp.440-441.
Braddon, Birds of Prey, Book the Seventh, Chapters VII, VIII, pp.442-459.
Mortimer Collins, 'Deloraine's Holiday', pp.460-467.
J.A.D., 'A Lancashire Coast Adventure', pp.468-472.
J. Ashby Sterry, 'Off and Away', pp.473-474.
Percy Fitzgerald, Diana Gay, pp.475-503.
Clement W. Scott, 'Love's Flower Garden', p.504

Bibliography and Recommended Reading:
Jennifer Carnell, The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Sensation Press, 2000).
Robert Lee Wolff, Sensational Victorian: The Life and Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (New York: Garland, 1979).

To read more about Braddon and Belgravia see The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon by Jennifer Carnell (Biography)

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