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  • The Prospect
    • Dates: 1848 to 1850
    • Edited by: William Kelly
    • Published by: S.Barbet, Guernsey
    • Description: Periodical that ran for 2 years focusing on prophetical matters; forerunner to the Bible Treasury.
      No Volumes are available online.
  • The Present Testimony, and Original Christian Witness Revived
    • Dates: 1849 to 1867
    • Edited by: G.V. Wigram
    • Description: Seen as a continuation of The Christian Witness.
    • Volumes: 1 (1849) , 2 (1850) , 3 (1851) , 4 (1852) , 5 (1853) , 6 (1854) , 7 (1855) , 8 (1856) , 9 (1857) , 10 (1859) , 11 (1860) , 12 (1861) , 13 (1863) , 14 (1865) , 15 (1867) , NS 1 (1867-68) , NS 2 (1869-70) , NS 3 (1871-81) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • Words of Truth for the Saints of God
    • Dates: 1848? to 1853
    • Edited by: Frederick Naylor
    • Published by: Central Tract Depot
    • Description: [Little is known of Mr Naylor, however he lived 1811 - 1882 and died aged 71 and was buried on 27th December 1882 at Abney Park Cemetery, though his gravestone was sadly no longer there.]
      Preface says: "The little papers composing it, are, for the most part, the substance of lectures on truth by different brethren; several have been revised, some re-written by themselves, whilst others are published without such re¬ vision, and with the addition, where it was deemed needful, of connecting thoughts. The responsibility the Editor feels his own: his earnest desire in compiling the volume, has been so to present important points of truth in a plain and simple way, as to minister to the comfort, edification, and instruction of the saints of God."
    • Volumes: 1 (?) , 2 (1848) , 3 (?) , 4 (?) , 5 (1850) , 6 (1853) are available here .
  • The Girdle of Truth
    • Dates: 1856 to 1866
    • Edited by: W.H. Dorman
    • Published by: G. Morrish
    • Description: WHD left the Exclusive Brethren in 1866 and I assume that to have been the cause of this periodical finishing. In the last volume he writes "The Editor has seen reason, the grounds of which it is not important here to state, for discontinuing the publication of the present work. If it should he resumed in another form, due notice will be given. "
    • Volumes: 1 (1856) , 2 (1857) , 3 (1858) , 4 (1859) , 5 (1860) , 6 (1862) , 7 (1863) , 8 (1864) , 9 (1865) , 10 (1866) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • Bible Subjects for the Household of Faith
    • Dates: 1863 to 1866
    • Edited by: Thomas Newberry
    • Description: Mr Newberry left the Exclusive Brethren in 1866 which I assume led to the termination of this periodical. Text version of this periodical is available also, http://bibletruthpublishers.com/bible-subjects-for-the-household-of-faith/lpvl22209
    • Volumes: 1 (1863) , 1 (1864) , 3 (1865) , 4 (1866) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • Crumbs for the Lord's Little Ones
    • Dates: 1853 to 1857?
    • Edited by: H.H. Snell
    • Published by: J.K. Campbell
    • Volumes: 1-5 (1853-1857) are available.
  • The Evangelist
  • The Spiritual Watchman
    • Dates: 1865 to 1866
    • Edited by: W.T. Turpin
    • Published by: Scott & Allan, Glasgow
    • Description: W.T..T.'s editorship did not last long and the circumstances around that ending can be read on the page for WTT under People. Possibly this was also a reason for it then being succeeded by Words of Truth; a note in the preface says "The New Volume, just being issued monthly, as heretofore, is now published under a new name, viz, "Words Of Truth;" and in deference to the wishes of many friends, it has been thought desirable to alter the size to one much smaller and more convenient."
    • Volumes: 1 (1885-6) are available here .
  • Words of Truth
    • Dates: 1867 to 1876
    • Edited by: F.G. Patterson
    • Volumes: 1 (1867) , 2 (1868) , 3 (?) , 4 (1869) , 5 (1870) , 6 (1871) , 7 (1872) , 8 (1873) , NS 1 (1874) , NS 2 (1875) , NS 3 (1876) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • The Bible Herald: For the Edification of Believers, and the Spread of Gospel Truth
    • Dates: 1876 to 1883
    • Edited by: William Reid
    • Published by: W.B. Horner
    • Description: The two New Series volumes were published after William Reid's death in 1881. Before joining the Brethren, he edited a magazine called The British Herald, which was issued between 1864 and 1875 and edited the British Evangelist from 1869 onwards with W. P. Mackay
    • Volumes: 1 (1876) , 2 (1877) , 3 (1878) , 4 (1879) , 5 (1880) , 6 (1881) , NS1 (1882) , NS 2 (1883) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • Bible Witness and Review
    • Dates: 1877 to 1881
    • Edited by: William Reid
    • Volumes: 1 (1877) , 2 (1878) , 3 (1881) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • Things New and Old
    • Dates: 1858 to 1890
    • Edited by: C.H. Mackintosh with support from Andrew Miller, and from around 1880 by Charles Stanley
    • Published by: G. Morrish
    • Description: Charles Stanley's death in 1890 seems to have been the cause of the termination of this periodical. It was succeeded by "Help in Things Concerning Himself". A notice at the end of the last volume of TN&O says, "After this Number the title of this Magazine will be altered to "Things concerning Himself"" TN&O was the most widely circulated of all the Brethren periodicals reaching an audience beyond the assemblies and second-hand volumes are easily found today.
    • Volumes: 1 (1858) , 2 (1859) , 3 (1860) , 4 (1861) , 5 (1862) , 6 (1863) , 7 (1864) , 8 (1865) , 9 (1866) , 10 (1867) , 11 (1868) , 12 (1869) , 13 (1870) , 14 (1871) , 15 (1872) , 16 (1873) , 17 (1874) , 18 (1875) , 19 (1876) , 20 (1877) , 21 (1878) , 22 (1879) , 23 (1880) , 24 (1881) , 25 (1882) , 26 (1883) , 27 (1884) , 28 (1885) , 29 (1886) , 30 (1887) , 31 (1888) , 32 (1889) , 33 (1890) are available here .
    •   A text version is also available here.
  • Helps in Things Concerning Himself
    • Dates: 1891 to 1895
    • Edited by: W.T. Turpin
    • Published by: G. Morrish
    • Description: WTT left the Brethren around 1895 which seems to explain the termination of the periodical.
    • Volumes: 1 (1891) , 2 (1892) , 3 (1893) , 4 (1894) , 5 (1895) are available here .
  • The Sunday-School Worker
    • Dates: 1873 to 1878
    • Edited by: ?
    • Published by: G. Morrish
    • Description: Began as an idea in TN&O Vol 15 and started the next year.
      [30. "Ζ. Α. Β.," London. It is remarkable that two of our correspondents, for this month, have called our attention to the same subject, namely, a periodical devoted mainly, if not exclusively, to Sunday school work. We cannot but look upon such a thing as a desideratum—a positive want, at this moment, and we should heartily rejoice to see such a work undertaken by a competent hand. It would, we doubt not, be immensely useful. Sunday school workers could, through such a medium, communicate with one another. Questions might be asked and answered; interesting cases might be recorded; scenes from real life presented; actual experiences given; hints and suggestions furnished as to the best method of teaching the dear children. In short, in a thousand ways, a Magazine of this kind would, we believe, prove most helpful, interesting, and instructive to thousands engaged in this most blessed field of christian labor. As to a title, we should suggest the following, " The Sunday School Worker. A magazine designed for the help and encouragement of all who are engaged in this branch of christian service."]
  • The Christian's Friend and Instructor
    • Dates: 1874 to 1899
    • Edited by: Edward Dennett
    • Published by: W.H. Broom
    • Description: There are no PDF Scans available; they can be obtained (uptil 1890) on a CD issued by PTP, which I have, but I do not think I can upload those. They can also be seen in text format here.  After 1890 articles by associates of Mr Raven appear, so one must read with care.
  • Occasional Helps
    • Dates: 1875 to 1875?
    • Edited by: W.T. Turpin
    • Published by: W.B. Horner
    • Description: Only one volume is known.
    • Volumes: 1 (1875) are available here .
  • The Salvation of God
    • Dates: 1878 to ?
    • Edited by: H.M. Hooke
    • Published by: W.H. Broom
    • Description: How many were there?
    • Volumes: 6 (1883) , 7 (1884) , 8 (1885) , 9 (1886) , 10 (1887) are available here .
    •   * Would be great to get the missing volumes!
  • The Young Believer
    • Dates: 1879 to 1883
    • Edited by: A.T. Schofield
    • Published by: W.B. Horner
    • Volumes: 1 (1879) , 2 (1880) , 3 (1881) , 4 (1882) , 5 (1883) are available here .
  • The Bible Student; For Inter-Communication on Biblical Subjects Amongst Young Christians
    • Dates: 1881 to 1883
    • Edited by: A.T. Schofield
    • Published by: W.B. Horner G. Morrish
    • Volumes: 1 (1881) , 2 (1882) , 3 (1883) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • God's Glad Tidings; A monthly magazine, purely gospel
    • Dates: 1872 to 1881
    • Edited by: W.T.P. Wolston
    • Published by: W.B. Horner
    • Volumes: 1 (1872) , 3 (1874) , 6 (1877) , 7 (1878) , 8 (1879) , 9 (1880) , 10 (1881) are available here .
    •   * Would be great to get the missing volumes.
  • The Messenger of Peace
    • Dates: 1882 to 1885
    • Edited by: W.T.P. Wolston
    • Volumes: 1 (1882) , 2 (1883) , 3 (1884) are available here .
  • The Gospel Messenger
    • Dates: 1886 to 1921?
    • Edited by: W.T.P. Wolston and at some point later A.J. Pollcok
    • Published by: G. Morrish
    • Volumes: 1 (1886) , 5 (1890) , 18 (1903) , 19 (1904) , 36 (1921) are available here .
  • Words of Faith; a monthly magazine intended for the help and comfort of believers in the Lord Jesus.
    • Dates: 1882 to 1884
    • Edited by: Christopher Wolston and F. W. Grant,
    • Description: Only 3 volumes issued; a note in the last volume explains the reason for finishing.
    • Volumes: 1 (1882) , 2 (1883) , 3 (1884) are available here .
    •   A text version is available here.
  • The Gospel Message
    • Dates: 1872 to ?
    • Edited by: Walter Scott?
    • Published by: Alfred Holness
    • Volumes: 2 (1873) , 3 (1874) are available.







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