Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn Last Updated: Dec 02, 2016 Views: 88
As far as we know, a comprehensive author-title index to Punch does not exist prior to 1902 when the magazine started its own annual index. The Punch Archives in the British Library contain contributors' ledgers which identify authors. You can also contact the British Library manuscripts' reference team here.
In the meantime, you can try searching the MLA Bibliography to determine if authorship of the item in question has been researched. The journal Notes & Queries is particularly good for that sort of question and is indexed in MLA.