Not just hunting, shooting and fishing, but The Field was also the journal of record for football, rugby, horse racing, yachting, tennis, polo, chess etc etc. All events in each field were meticulously recorded from 1853 onwards by the top reporters in that discipline. Look no further, all sports and personalities were covered. It is the ultimate source for researchers.
I need this for my current research project
In its early days, "The Field" published multiple collections of the rules of football, as played at various clubs and schools. This would be very valuable to my research!
David M commented
This would be an outstanding title to add. Laudable as all the regional newspapers are, there is much repetition. The Field is a very scarce newspaper and provides much information otherwise inaccessible to the local / family historian or any with any interest in the gun trade. Please add this paper to the list for scanning.
Guido Oliver commented
A very important source for the early days of football!
Peter pagnamenta commented
Its not just sport - it is the social history that goes with it, and it provides the best record of how the country gentry, in particular, amused themselves. Its difficult to deal with in microfilm and should really be a priority
Reinhard H. Mueller commented
I agree to Mr. Hodges´ comment
Please add this title.
Robert Hodges commented
If you have an interest in any sport from the time (including historic gunmaking which is my specialism) this title is essential. Very few physical editions available in libraries too.
Lars Falkmo commented