Gentleman's Magazine

Gentleman's Magazine was founded by Edward Cave in 1731. It is believed that Cave was the first person in Britain to use the term magazine to describe a publication. Cave's original plan was to reproduce a collection of items from other journals and news-sheets. Gradually the Gentleman's Magazine began to include its own material, including literary criticism, essays and parliamentary reports. Dr. Samuel Johnson, a friend of Cave, was a regular contributor and helped him run the journal. The Gentleman's Magazine ceased publication in 1914.

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