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Friday, August 28, 2009

Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography (or DNB) is a biographical reference for deceased persons notable in British history. The current edition of this work has been published online by Oxford University Press since 2004. The current electronic edition is not free, but is available through individual or library subscription. There is also a recent print edition.

Some earlier editions of this work are freely available online, and remain of historic interest. Below we link to free online volumes of the first and second editions, and some of their supplementary volumes.

First Edition: 63 Volumes from 1885-1900 with Supplementary Volumes from 1901-1906

Supplementary volumes for the first edition

Second Edition: 22 Volumes from 1908-1909 with Supplementary Volumes 1912

Supplementary volumes for the second edition

Only some public domain supplementary volumes are known to be online at this time. Please let us know of any more that you find.
Links to all volumes at The Online Books Page web site
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