Nothing reflects the interests and cares of a nation like the national press, and this was especially true in 19th century Britain, where the press served as the eyes, ears, and voice of the people. Annuities were a frequent topic of discussion in the world of the press, and this fact only underlines the importance of annuities in this era. From personal annuities provided as compensation for meritorious achievements to articles covering annuity association meetings and declarations, the public eye was focused on annuities and the benefits they could provide.

The Annuity Museum offers a few examples of newspaper clippings from 19th century Britain that show the range of interest given to this topic by newspapermen of the time.