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Historical Childrens Literature, 1850-1869

Introduction: TheBaldwin Library Collection of Historical Children's Literature, 1850-1869

 

Themid-nineteenth century was one of the most dynamic times in the history ofchildrens literature. Although texts written for and about boys and girls hadexisted for decades in Great Britain and the United States, they began tocrystallize into a powerful cultural force, pervasive literary genre and evendistinct scholarly discipline. During the 1850s and 1860s, childrens textswere not simply being published, they were in their prime. From the work ofliterary heavyweights Charles Kingsley, Maria Edgeworth and Horace Scudder totitles by popular favorites Oliver Optic, Horatio Alger and Jacob Abbott,childrens literature in Great Britain and the United States was experiencingits heyday. In many ways, in fact, books for boys and girls enjoyed a culturalpower and literary prominence during the 1850s and 1860s that they would neverachieve again. Childrens stories were routinely the bestselling books on both sidesof the Atlantic. Accordingly, they were regularly reviewed in all of the topnational newspapers and frequently serialized in the most respected adultperiodicals as well as many childrens magazines. Moreover, in a detail that isastounding today given the sharp segregation and even ghettoization ofchildrens literature from narratives intended for adults, most British andAmerican authors during the mid-nineteenth century routinely wrote for a childas well as adult audience. Indeed, in an oft-forgotten aspect of U.S.publishing history, such preeminent writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, WilliamCullen Bryant and John Greenleaf Whittier penned numerous works for children.Given the esteemed status of fiction for boys and girls during the mid-nineteenthcentury, critics commonly agree that this period marks the beginning of thegolden age of childrens literature.

 

Inspite of both the past cultural power and present critical importance ofchildrens literature during the 1850s and 1860s, finding, viewing and studyingthese materials has been notoriously difficult. A great number of these textsare out of print and thus available only in research archives. Gaining accessto them often necessitates securing a substantial research grant to travel to afar-away library. Unfortunately, once students and scholars arrive at thearchive, they often encounter more difficulty and disappointment. Because thepaper on which these books were printed was not always acid-free, manymid-nineteenth century childrens texts are fragile and crumbling: theillustrations are discolored, the bindings are broken and many of the pages arefalling out or already missing. While doing my own doctoral research on LouisaMay Alcotts childrens fiction at the New York Public Library, in fact, Idiscovered that some of the books were so fragile that they could not even beopened, let alone read. They lay on my desk like bricks from the ruins of alost civilization. Some were elegantly fastened by a wide ribbon; others weremore practically secured by a simple loop of string; while a few were heldtogether, most depressingly, by a utilitarian rubber band.

 

Theholdings of the Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature at theGeorge A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida at Gainesville, nowpartially transferred to microfilm by Thomson Gale, provides the beginnings ofa much-welcome and long-overdue corrective to this problem. The microfilmedition of this well-known archive - which is based on the extensive holdings offormer English professor and longtime childrens literature collector Ruth M.Baldwin - contains over 6,300 childrens books published in the Englishlanguage in Great Britain and the United States from 1850 to 1869, althoughthere are a few isolated texts that fall either slightly before or just afterthese dates. Occupying approximately 1,000 reels of film, the Baldwin holdingsinclude not simply works by seminal authors of childrens literature but manyof the most commercially popular and critically acclaimed titles. From SamuelGoodrichs Peter Parley tales and Horatio Algers rags-to-riches stories toHorace Scudders Bodley Books and Maria Edgeworths didactic lessons and moraltales, nearly every reel teems with well-known titles by well-known authorsfrom the mid-nineteenth century. In many cases, in fact, the Baldwin collectionhas a first edition of these texts, such as with Charles Kingsleys TheWater-Babies (1863), Charlotte Mary Yonges The Daisy Chain (1856)and many titles in what is commonly seen as the first childrens book series,Jacob Abbotts Rollo novels. In this way, rather than an eclectic assembly oftitles, the holdings represent a true imprint and even blueprint of the fieldduring these decades. They contain titles that have become synonymous withchildrens literature not only during the mid-nineteenth century but alsotoday.

 

TheBaldwin reels, however, are not merely limited to fictional works of childrensliterature. On the contrary, they contain numerous nonfictional ones as well.From Lucy Bartons Natural History of the Holy Land (1855) and BenjaminFranklins Life of Dr. Benjamin Franklin (1853) to Washington Irvings Lifeand Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1850) and Charles Dickenss ChildsHistory of England (1853), there is a wide range of literary styles,schools and subject matters.

 

Asif anticipating future trends in literary scholarship, Ruth M. Baldwin amassedhighbrow works of canonical childrens literature as well as those that weregeared for more popular tastes and/or educative purposes. There are literallydozens of titles from Horatio Algers immensely popular rags-to-riches stories,Samuel Goodrichs equally well-liked Peter Parley tales and perennial favoritesfrom the prolific pen of Oliver Optic. Meanwhile, in a more serious vein, bookssuch as Henry Ward Beechers Lectures to Young Men (1857), CatharineMaria Sedgwicks Morals of Manners (1854) and, of course, Isaac Wattss Divineand Moral Songs for Children (1866) have a strong didactic purpose. Thesetexts reflect the tremendous emphasis that Victorians placed on religious andmoral instruction for children. Similarly, titles such as Sarah Tomlinsons FirstSteps in General Knowledge (1851) and Lydia Howard Sigourneys Lettersto My Pupils (1856) participated in the periods ongoing project ofchildrens literacy and education. Finally, whimsical works such GeorgeCruikshanks Hop-O My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots (1853) andCatharine Maria Sedgwicks Pretty Little Stories for Pretty Little People(1850) embody what Perry Nodelman would characterize as the pleasures ofchildrens literature: they reflect the readerly enjoyment and narrativeplayfulness that is unique, intrinsic and even essential to this genre. Giventhe range and diversity of texts, the Baldwin collection represents not onlychildrens literature in Great Britain and the United States during themid-nineteenth but its childrens culture as well.

 

Whilemost students and scholars of childrens literature will find an array of compellingmaterials on these reels, the collection will be especially useful for thoseinterested in the study of gender and the construction of so-called girlsbooks and boys books. Given the Victorian eras subscription toessentialist views about gender and its accompanying belief in the strictdictum of separate spheres, many titles are geared for a single-sex audience.Works such as Lydia Howard Sigourneys Boys Book (1850) and CharlesMallorys The Little Boys Own Book (1850) along with Lydia MariaChilds The Girls Own Book (1850) and Melvilles One Hundred CottageStories for Girls (1853) yield a wealth of information about gender rolesocialization in Victorian America and Great Britain. They invite readers toexplore the ways in which these books both converge and diverge from those thatare geared for a mixed-gender audience, such as Nathaniel Hawthornes TanglewoodTales for Girls and Boys (1853), Lydia Maria Childs Flowers forChildren (1855) and Fanny Ferns Little Ferns for Fannys Little Friends(1854). Moreover, in an added index of the heightened specialization ofchildrens literature during this era along with its increasingly pinpointedcommercial marketingmany texts in general and those by American authors inparticular cleave along lines of not only gender, but age as well. FromCatharine Maria Sedgwicks Sketches for School Boys (1850) and AuntFerns Baby Nightcaps (1860), the books belie the way in whichsocietal views about children and the social construction of childhood werebecoming more complex during these decades. Indeed, during the period from 1850to 1869, it was increasingly more difficult for readers, critics and authors tospeak of childhood, childrens literature and even children as monolithiccategories. Throughout these years, these terms were fracturing and splinteringin ways that were both delightful and devilish.

 

Althoughthe Baldwin collection is an ostensible archive of childrens texts, it holdsan interest for students and critics from an array of other disciplines. Themost compelling and perhaps most apparent is individuals interested inVictorian literature and especially womens writing. After all, in addition toembodying the golden age of childrens literature, the mid-nineteenth century wasalso a seminal period in American and British literary history. Many reelscontain titles by some of the most recognizable figures in the AmericanRenaissance, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Washington Irvingand James Fenimore Cooper. In addition, reflecting the publishing worldsdomination by what Hawthornes (in)famously characterized as a damned mob ofscribbling women, there are many female authors: Lydia Maria Child, FannyFern, Susan Warner, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Maria Cummins, Lydia HowardSigourney, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Once again, the collection contains someof the most well-known texts by these writers along with many lesser-knownworks. In addition to copies of Susan Warners bestselling books The Wide,Wide World (1851) and Queechy (1852), for instance, the reels holdnearly a dozen of her other titles, including such rare gems as GoldenLadder (1863), Mrs. Rutherfords Children (1856) and Casper(1856, 1865). Moreover, the collection also includes works by the authorssister, Anna Warner, along with titles by relatives of other famous authors.Among the most notable, perhaps, is Susan Fenimore Cooper, the eldest daughterof famed American author James Fenimore Cooper. Finally, for readers interestedin working outside of the canon and participating in the ongoing rediscovery offorgotten or neglected nineteenth-century writers, there is plenty here. Amongmy favorite was A.L.O.E, the pseudonym of C. M. Tucker, who penned an arrayof compelling texts, some with such heart-warming titles as Story of aNeedle (1858) and Rambles of a Rat (1857), and others with moreominous ones like Harry Dangerfield, The Poacher (1862) and GiantKiller (1860).

 

Similarobservations can be made about the field of Victorian British literature. Thecollection contains many works by such veritable male demigods as WilliamMakepeace Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith, and Charles Lamb, along with the work ofsuch seminal women authors as Maria Edgeworth, Harriet Martineau, Mary MarthaSherwood, Margaret Oliphant and Charlotte Mary Yonge. Akin to its coverage ofAmerican literature, the collection houses not only many of the most well-knownworks by these writers, but also an array of their lesser-known gems. Bookssuch as Maria Edgeworths complex and compelling novel Mimic (1856),Charles Kingsleys curious and often eccentric Portfolio of Entertainmentand Instruction (1855) and Harriet Martineaus seldom studied but cleverlyconstructed didactic tales Peasant and the Prince (1856) or Poor andProud (1856) are long overdue for critical attention. Finally, thecollection holds many titles by once-popular but now commonly-forgotten writerswhose individual texts, along with overall literary careers, are ripe forrediscovery. Among the most fertile and promising are Mary Martha Sherwoodsimportant moral tales, including her influential Lady of the Manor(1860), and the work of A. S. Moffat (who often published under the initialsA.S.M.) and her noteworthy girls series, Cedar Brook Stories (1865),which influenced both the formation and popularization of this now-ubiquitouschildrens genre. Taken collectively, the sheer breadth and depth of materialwill sustain countless undergraduate papers, masters theses and even doctoraldissertations. At many institutions - and especially those that are newer orsmaller - reels will make it possible for students and faculty alike to studythese authors in more depth and detail.

 

Theuse and importance of the Baldwin collection, however, is not merely limited toliterary critics. Given the way in which the volumes provide a snapshot of thereaderly tastes and publishing habits of a particular historical era, they willalso be of interest to individuals from an array of other fields. Those workingin Victorian American and English history, for instance, can make use of workssuch as Nathaniel Hawthornes True Stories from History and Biography(1851) for their version of historical fact, along with titles such as AnneMaria Sargeants Mammas Lessons on the History and Geography of Palestine (1850)and John C. Abbotts Anecdotes of the American Revolution (1850) fortheir value as historical artifacts. Meanwhile, students and scholars in thefields of cultural and especially religious studies will be drawn to volumessuch as Sarah Tomlinsons Talking Bible (1851), Jacob Abbotts Anecdotesof the Chinese, Illustrative of Their Character and of Their Conduct TowardsForeigners (1850) or Louisa Tuthills Parables of the Savior (1851).Finally, those interested in the history of public education and Victoriandevelopments in pedagogical theory will find an array of intriguing titles,from Amerels Footsteps on the Road to Learning (1850), FrancisWoodworths First Steps in General Knowledge (1850) and - my personal favorite- D. P. Stones Stories to Teach Me To Think (1850).

 

Evenone of the ostensible flaws or weaknesses in the collection - namely, thepresence of some duplicate title - are a research asset. Although some reelsreplicate a novel found previously, it is always a separate edition. Forinstance, there is an 1852 (and possibly first) edition of Harriet BeecherStowes wildly-popular and tremendously influential abolitionist novel UncleToms Cabin, along with one from 1868. Similarly, one reel contains an 1863edition of Charles Kingsleys The Water-Babies (possibly another firstedition), while a subsequent reel holds an 1869 edition. Finally, by my count,there are no fewer than three different printings of Nathaniel Hawthornesinfluential Wonder Book for Boys and Girls: one from 1852, another from1868 and a third from 1869. Whereas scholars are often fortunate to find oneedition of a nineteenth-century text, the Baldwin collection gives them accessto two or more of them. In this way, they can examine a text as not only aliterary work but a material object: exploring how different versions weretypeset, bound, and marketed in different historical eras and the impact thatthese changes had on the books critical interpretation as well as popular reception.Meanwhile, textual scholars can explore the publication history of thesevolumes, examining everything from an editions divergence from the originalcopy text to variants within that specific edition.

 

Duringone of my first seminars in graduate school, I remember talking with a fellowstudent about my interest in and enthusiasm for nineteenth-century Americanwomens writing and their narratives for both children and adults. Afterlistening politely to my intended field of study, he matter-of-factly commentedthat he would never focus on Victorian literature - whether American orBritish, written by men or women, intended for an adult of or child audience -because so many of these texts were irreversibly and irretrievablydeteriorating in libraries. As he pointed out, even medieval texts - written onsturdy vellum - were more accessible and better preserved than manynineteenth-century works of British and American literature. In light of themany logistical struggles of graduate school and intellectual challenges ofproducing original scholarship, he didnt wish to add any more complexity ordifficulty.

 

Themicrofilm edition of the Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature isa substantial step toward making such remarks obsolete. Providing importantscholarly access along with essential material preservation, it opens up thefield to an array of new students and scholars. Whereas individuals beforeneeded to be either already located at, or travel to, a research archive toview, read or work with such materials, now any library can become its ownrepository of rare, precious and important texts from the mid-nineteenthcentury.

 

Michelle Ann Abate
Assistant Professor of English, Hollins University

 

 

Editorial Note

 

The original microfilming of the titlesincluded in the Historical Childrens Literature, 1850-1869 from theholdings of Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature took place atthe University of Florida and was funded by the National Endowment for theHumanities (NEH). Primary Source Microfilm (an imprint of Thomson/Gale)duplicated the master negative microfilm, preserving the original arrangementof titles. Imprint data submitted by the University of Florida at the beginningof the project lacked publisher information. MARC records currently underdevelopment for the titles in Primary Source Microfilms edition of thiscollection will provide complete imprint information.

The majority of monograph titles includeddate from 1850 to 1869, with several exceptions that fall outside of this date range. Titles on microfilm reels are organizedin chronological order by year of publication. There are several exceptions tothis pattern as well.

 

The following titles in Unit 1 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Title: Affectionate Daughter
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1830

Reel and Position: 1 no. 1

Author: Bingley, Thomas
Title: Tales about Travellers
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 1 no. 6

 

Author: Bingley, Thomas
Title: Tales about Birds, Illustrative of Their Nature, Habits, andInstincts
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 1 no. 6

Title: Footsteps on the Road to Learning,or, The Alphabeti in Rhyme
Place of Publication: New Haven
Year of Publication: 1849
Reel and Position: 2 no. 2

Title: Childs New Story Book, or,Tales and Dialogues for Little Folks
Place of Publication: New Haven
Year of Publication: 1849
Reel and Position: 2 no. 2

Title: Parlour Magic
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1839
Reel and Position: 2 no. 4

Title: Jacopo and Other Tales
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 13 no. 2

Title: First Steps in GeneralKnowledge Part 3
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 14 no. 6

Title: Bitter Sweet
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 20 no. 10

Author: Corner, Miss (Julia)
Title: More Seeds of Knowledge, or, Another Peep at Charles
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 21 no. 1

Author: Bulley, Eleanor
Title: Great Britain for Little Britons
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1880
Reel and Position: 30 no. 6

Author: Willement, Emily Elizabeth
Title: Conversations of Little Herbert and His Mother on Zoology
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1852
Reel and Position: 38 no. 4

Author: Welby, Victoria
Title: Young Travellers Journal of a Tour
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1852
Reel and Position: 39 no. 6

 

The following titles in Unit 2 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Alden, Joseph
Title: Old Revolutionary Soldier
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 53 no. 3

 

Title: Pictures and Rhymes
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1844
Reel and Position: 56 no. 6

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: Inquisitive Jack and His Aunt Mary
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 56 no. 7

Author: Campe, Joachim Heinrich
Title: Columbus
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1810
Reel and Position: 57 no. 5

Title: Narina
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 57 no. 6

Author: McIntosh, Maria J.
Title: Jessie Graham, or, Friends Dear, but Truth Dearer
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1849
Reel and Position: 65 no. 2

Author: Woodworth, Francis C.
Title: Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1849
Reel and Position: 71 no. 5

Title: Small Means and Great Ends
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 80 no. 3

The following titles in Unit 3 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Maxwell, M.H.
Title: Be True
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 101 No. 4

Author: Douglas, Elizabeth K.
Title: Forest Pony and Other Tales
Place of Publication: Leamington
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 125 no. 11

Title: Scripture Illustrations
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1827
Reel and Position: 126 no. 1&2

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: What to Do and How to Do It
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 137 no. 6

Title: Country Scenes and Characters
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 148 no. 4

 

The following titles in Unit 4 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Alcott, William A.
Title: Recollections of Rambles in the South
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1854
Reel and Position: 154 no. 2

Author: Lovechild, Mrs.
Title: Mothers Assistant or Infant School Primer
Place of Publication: Concord, NH
Year of Publication: 1849
Reel and Position: 176 no. 4

Author: Mayhew, Henry
Title: 1851 or the Adventures of Mr. And Mrs. Sandboys and Family
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 181 no. 5

Title: Peep at the Old World
Place of Publication: Concord, NH
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 185 no. 3

Title: Stories about the Whale
Place of Publication: Concord, NH
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 185 no. 4

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: Peter Parleys Tales about the Widows Family
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 192 no. 3

Author: Neale, J.M.
Title: Triumphs of the Cross. 2nd Series: Tales of Christian Endurance
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1846
Reel and Position: 192 no. 4

Title: Story of Ralph Moore: TheProfane Boy
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 197 no. 6

The following titles in Unit 5 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Bingley, Thomas
Title: Stories About Horses: Illustrative of Their Intelligence, Sagacityand Docility
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 203 no. 2

Author: Abbott, Jacob
Title: Caroline
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 203 no. 5

Title: Alice Gray, or, theMinistrations of a Child
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 206 no. 1

Author: Old Humphrey
Title: Pleasant Tales for Young People
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 207 no. 4

Author: Old Humphrey
Title: Chapters for Children
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 211 no. 1

Title: Stories for Little Ears
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 212 no. 6

Title: Little Sisters, or, Emma andCaroline
Place of Publication: New Haven
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 214 no. 9

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: Wanderers by Sea and Land
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 214 no. 11

Title: Picture Alphabet
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 215 no. 3

Title: Young Christians Guide to theDoctrines and Duties
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1844
Reel and Position: 216 no. 3

Title: Book of Fun
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1844
Reel and Position: 218 no. 2

Title: Little Girls Visit to a FlowerGarden
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 219 no. 4

Title: Aesops Fables
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 220 no. 1

Title: Book about Birds
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 220 no. 3

Author: Hack, Maria
Title: Winter Evenings or Tales of Travellers
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 228 no. 2

Author: Ellis, Sarah Stickney
Title: Fireside Tales for the Young, Vols. 1-4
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 235 no. 1

Author: Chatelain, Clara De
Title: Tony the Sleepless
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication:1852
Reel and Position: 240 no. 4

 

Author: Abbott, Jacob
Title: History of Alexander the Great
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 240 no. 6

Title: One Step or to What Will ItLead
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 242 no. 5

Author: Best, Mrs. M.C.
Title: Works of Creation Illustrated
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 244 no. 1

Author: Abbott, Jacob
Title: Strait Gate
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 246 no. 4

 

The following titles in Unit 6 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Joyce, Jeremiah
Title: Scientific Dialogues
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1852
Reel and Position: 266 no. 1

Author: M.E.T.
Title: Sunshine and Showers
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 267 no. 7

Author: Alexander, Cecil Frances
Title: Moral Songs
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 272 no. 7

Title: Hop-O My-Thumb and theSeven-League Boots
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 273 no. 1

Author: Old Humphrey
Title: Tales in Rhyme
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 273 no. 8

Title: Instructor
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1846
Reel and Position: 275 no. 1

Title: Laura and Helen
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 275 no. 7

Author: Frost, John
Title: Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1863
Reel and Position: 277 no. 1

Author: Hey, Wilhelm
Title: Little Sister
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 277 no. 2

The following titles in Unit 7 havepublishing dates other than 18750 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Gage, Frances Dana
Title: Aunt Fannys Story
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 315 no. 14

Title: Seas Ships and Aventures
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 334 no. 2

Author: Abbott, Jacob
Title: Vernon
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1857
Reel and Position: 347 no. 3

The following titles in Unit 8 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Frost, John
Title: City Scenes and Robert Rambles Scenes In The Country
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 352 no. 2

 

Author: Lovechild, Mrs.
Title: Cobwebs To Catch Flies
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1845
Reel and Position: 369 no. 4

Author: Renneville, Madame
Title: Industry And Perseverance
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1826
Reel and Position: 380 no. 2

Title: Natures Wonders
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 395 no. 3

Title: Life Of An Insect, Parts I& II
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 396 no. 3

Title: Instructor
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1846
Reel and Position: 398 no. 3

Title: History Of Primrose Prettyface
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1819
Reel and Position: 398 no. 9

Title: Sorrows of Selfishness, or, TheHistory of Miss Richmore
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1812
Reel and Position: 398 no. 9

Title: Entertaining History of LittleGoody Goosecap
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1819
Reel and Position: 398 no. 9

Title: Childs Bible Question Book
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 399 no. 1

Title: Little Annies Second Book
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Year of Publication: 1854
Reel and Position: 399 no. 2

Author: Eula, Cousin
Title: My Child Fairy
Place of Publication: Hartford, CT
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 400 no. 2

Title: Franks Adventures At Home AndAbroad

Place of Publication: Troy, NY
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 400 no. 4

The following titles in Unit 9 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Howitt, Mary Botham
Title: Tales In Prose
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1837
Reel and Position: 401 no. 5

Title: Walk, the Visit
Place of Publication: Troy, NY
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 401 no. 9

Title: Childs First Book
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1854
Reel and Position: 402 no. 10

Title: Catharine Howell the LittleBurnt Girl
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 402 no. 11

Title: Most Delectable History ofReynard the Fox and of His Son Reynardine
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1844
Reel and Position: 403 no. 2

Title: Easy Lessons for the LittleOnes at Home
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 414 no. 5

Title: Pictures and Songs for theLittle Ones at Home
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 418 no. 2

Author: Warner, Susan
Title: Mr. Rutherfords Children
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 420 no. 3

Title: Death and Burial of Cock Robin
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1843
Reel and Position: 434 no. 11

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: Tales about the Sea and the Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 435 no. 5

Author: Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock
Title: How to Win Love
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 438 no. 8

Author: McIntosh, Maria J.
Title: Conquest and Self Conquest
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position:448 no. 3

 

The following titles in Unit 10 havepublishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have been microfilmed out ofsequence:

 

Author: Howitt, Mary Botham
Title: Birthday Gift
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1852
Reel and Position: 454 no. 1

Author: A.L.O.E.
Title: Story Of A Needle
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 454 no. 5

Title: History of Samuel
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 471 no. 9

Title: Round Games For All Parties
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1854
Reel and Position: 472 no. 1

Title: Law Among The Birds
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Year of Publication: 1844
Reel and Position: 472 no. 11

Title: Tortoise-Shell Kitten And OtherTales
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Year of Publication: 1847
Reel and Position: 480 no. 1

Author: Bolton, James
Title: Taught Yet Caught
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 484 no. 1

Author: Buckle, Mrs.
Title: Fifi
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1862
Reel and Position: 496 no. 3

Author: Ruskin, John
Title: King of the Golden River
Place of Publication: London, England
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 499 no. 1

Thefollowing titles in Unit 11 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Gresley, W.
Title: Siege of Lichfield
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 505 no. 1

Author: Chatelain, Clara De
Title: Finikin and His Gold Pippin
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1852
Reel and Position: 506 no. 1

Author: Ashton, S.G.
Title: Sabbath Talks with Little Children
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1859
Reel and Position: 506 no. 3

Title: Henry of Eichenfels
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication:1850
Reel and Position: 506 no. 5

Author: Aikin, John
Title: Juvenile Budget Re-Opened
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 509, no. 6

Author: Abbott, Jacob
Title: Florence and John
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1859
Reel and Position: 510 no. 6

Title: Dialogue on Ardent Spirits
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 518 no. 1

Author: Lady
Title: Westerton
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1840
Reel and Position: 522 no. 3

Author: Tyrrell, Henry
Title: History of England for the Young, Vols. I and II
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 524 no. 1

Title: Katie Seymour
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 530 no. 1

Author: Taylor, Jane
Title: Rhymes for the Nursery
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1837
Reel and Position: 531 no. 9

Author: Jerram, Mrs.
Title: My Three Aunts, and Other Stories
Place of Publication: Manchester
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 531 no. 10

Title: Boys Pockets and Other Stories
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 183[-]
Reel and Position: 533 no. 3

Title: Bud of Promise
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1843
Reel and Position: 534 no. 4

Title: Beads and Shot
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 539 no. 3

Author: Barton, Lucy
Title: Natural History of the Holy Land
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 543 no. 2

Author: Lander, Sarah W.
Title: Spectacles For Young Eyes
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1863
Reel and Position: 547 no. 1 & 2

Thefollowing titles in Unit 12 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Richmond, Legh
Title: Memoir of Wilberforce Richmond
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 565 no. 2

Title: Maggie Rundel and the Doves;Little Johnnys First Bible
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 569 no. 5

Title: Memoir of Jane C. Judson
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1836
Reel and Position: 569 no. 6

Title: Four Seasons
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1853
Reel and Position: 569 no. 8

Title: My Poetry Book
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1851
Reel and Position: 573 no. 4

Author: Bayley, F.W.N.
Title: Little Red Riding Hood
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 573 no. 5

Title: Seasons of the Year
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 573 no. 11

Author: Bennett, Charles H.
Title: Faithless Parrot
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 574 no. 6

Title: Riverbank
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 594 no. 2

Author: Reed, Andrew
Title: Rolls Plumbe
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1849
Reel and Position: 594 no. 7

Author: Newton, John
Title: Letters to an Adopted Daughter
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1846
Reel and Position: 594 no. 10

Author: Colman, Mrs. Pamela Chandler
Title: Childs Gem and Other Stories
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 600 no. 1

Title: Grandmamma Wise
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 600 no. 2

Author: Parley, Peter
Title: Peter Parleys Story of the Little Drummer
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1829
Reel and Position: 600 no. 3

Author: Wilson, Lucy Sarah Atkins
Title: Sequel to Mammas Bible Stories
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 600 no. 4

Title: Katie Seymour
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 600 no. 5

Thefollowing titles in Unit 13 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Title: History of Wonderful Inventions
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 603 no. 3

Author: Abbott, Jacob
Title: History Of Mary, Queen of Scots
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 604 no. 3

Author: Harper, John
Title: Glimpses Of Ocean Life
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 605 no. 1

Author: Newton, Richard
Title: Rills From The Fountain
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1866
Reel and Position: 618 no. 6

Author: Mary, Cousin
Title: Country Life
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 619 no. 4

Author: Lady
Title: Hearth-Stone Sketches
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 620 no. 5

Author: St. John, Horace, Mrs.
Title: Audubon the Naturalist of the New World
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 621 no. 2

Author: Goulding, F.R.
Title: Robert And Harold
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 622 no. 1

Title: Infants Harp
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 623 no. 5

Author: Optic, Oliver
Title: Little By Little
Place of Publication: Cincinnati
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 630 no. 1

Author: Hey, Wilhelm
Title: Childs Picture And Verse Book
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1843
Reel and Position: 638 no. 5

Author: Baker, Sarah S.
Title: Coming To The Light
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 641 no. 5

Title: Girls Birthday Book
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 642 no. 1

Author: Wood, J.G.
Title: Childrens Picture-Book of Quadrupeds and Other Mammalia
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 643 no. 3

Author: Angie, Cousin
Title: Worth, Not Wealth
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 644 no. 1

Title: Childs Pleasure Book
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 647 no. 6

Author: Corner, Miss (Julia)
Title: History of Rome from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Empire
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 647 no. 7

 

Title: Boys and Girls Book of Songs& Ballads
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 647 no. 8

Author: Leslie, Madeline
Title: Little Frankie On A Journey
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 647 no. 9

Author: Tarbox, Increase N.
Title: Childs Book of True Stories
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 647 no. 10

Author: Carrington, James W.
Title: Mary MNeill
Place of Publication: Edinburgh
Year of Publication: 1868
Reel and Position: 648 no. 1

Thefollowing titles in Unit 14 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

Title: Pictorial Gatherings for theYoung
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1854
Reel and Position: 654 no. 2

Author: Mackarness, Henry S. Mrs.
Title: Palace Of Beauty
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 658 no. 5

Title: Little Poems For LittleChildren
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 649 no. 9

Author: Clarke, William
Title: Boys Own Book
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1884
Reel and Position: 662 no. 3

Author: Yonge, Charlotte Mary
Title: Book of Golden Deeds of All Times and All Lands
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1872
Reel and Position: 670 no. 4

Author: Frost, John
Title: Life Of Andrew Jackson
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1846
Reel and Position: 677 no 1

Title: Young Americans PictureGallery
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 680 no. 2

Title: Pretty Pictures And PleasantStories
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 680 no. 3

 

Author: Geldart, Thomas Mrs.
Title: Stories of Ireland and Her Four Provinces
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1857
Reel and Position: 680 no. 8

Author: Mackarness, Henry S. Mrs.
Title: Stories About Birds
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1859
Reel and Position: 681 no. 12

Author: Dunster, Henry Peter
Title: True Stories of the Times of Richard II
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 693 no. 3

Author: Jerrold, Douglas William
Title: Punchs Letters to His Son
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1843
Reel and Position: 694 no. 8

Thefollowing titles in Unit 15 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: What To Do, And How To Do It
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1845
Reel and Position: 705 no. 5

Title: Entertaining Knowledge
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 709 no. 1

Author: Bell, Catherine D.
Title: Jane Thorn
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 720 no. 8

Author: Uncle William
Title: More Kind Words For His Young Friends
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1844
Reel and Position: 721 no. 8

Author: Johnson, Joseph
Title: Clever Boys Of Our Time
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 746 no. 2

Thefollowing titles in Unit 16 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Wright, Anne
Title: Observing Eye
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 753 no. 1

Author: Warner, Susan
Title: Walks From Eden
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1872
Reel and Position: 753 no. 2

Title: Illuminated White Pine Alphabet
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Year of Publication: 1860
Reel and Position: 762 no. 6

Author: Howitt, Mary Botham
Title: Childhood Of Mary Leeson
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 767 no. 5

Title: Glimpses Of The Wonderful
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Year of Publication: 1845
Reel and Position: 768 no. 2

Title: Demorests Monthly Magazine
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Year of Publication: 1867
Reel and Position: 768 no. 8

Title:Pretty Village
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 776 no. 9

Thefollowing titles in Unit 17 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Miller, Thomas
Title: Birds Bees And Blossoms
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1858
Reel and Position: 803 no. 5

Title: Childs Coloured Scripture Book
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1881
Reel and Position: 822 no. 3

Author: Goodrich, Samuel G.
Title: Tales About Asia And Africa
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1850
Reel and Position: 847 no. 4

Thefollowing titles in Unit 18 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Wildermuth, Ottilie
Title: Ottalies Stories For The Little Folks
Place of Publication: Boston
Year of Publication: 1866
Reel and Position: 867 no. 2

Author: Gatty, Alfred Mrs.
Title: Circle Of Blessing
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1868
Reel and Position: 868 no. 4

Author: Couper, Catharine M.A.
Title: Lucys Half Crown
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1866
Reel and Position: 875 no. 1

Author: Davenant, Francis
Title: Hubert Ellis
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1866
Reel and Position: 884 no. 1

Author: Sargant, J.A.
Title: Charlie Burton
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1889
Reel and Position: 888 no. 5

Author: Stretton, Hesba
Title: Little Megs Children
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1868
Reel and Position: 898 no. 6

Thefollowing titles in Unit 19 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869,and/or have been microfilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Macduff, John R.
Title: Great Journey
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1855
Reel and Position: 911 no. 4

Author: Valentine, L.
Title: Aunt Louisas Birthday Gift
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1865
Reel and Position: 944 no. 61

Author: Jackson, Thomas
Title: Our Dumb Companions
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1864
Reel and Position: 947 no. 1

Author: Loudon, Mrs.
Title: Young Naturalist
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1870
Reel and Position: 947 no. 2

Title: Magnet Stories For Summer DaysAnd Winter Nights
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1870
Reel and Position: 947 no. 3

Author: Dumkins, Daddy
Title: Daddys Makings
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1864
Reel and Position: 947 no. 4

Author: House, Erwin
Title: Missionary In Many Lands
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 947 no. 5

Author: Philip, Uncle
Title: Boys Cabinet Of Instructive And Moral Stories
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 947 no. 6

Author: Pritchard, S.J.
Title: Joe And Jim
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1865
Reel and Position: 948 no. 5

The following titles inUnit 20 have publishing dates other than 1850 to 1869, and/or have beenmicrofilmed out of sequence:

 

Author: Chester, Sarah E.
Title: Roly And Poly At Aunt Merciful Gratacap's
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1869
Reel and Position: 963 no. 2

 

Title: Stories Of The Good Shepherd
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Year of Publication: 1856
Reel and Position: 966 no. 6

 

Title: Pretty Little Stories ForPretty Little People
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1848
Reel and Position: 979 no. 5

 

Author: Younge, Charlotte Mary
Title: Bye-Words
Place of Publication: Leipzig
Year of Publication: 1880
Reel and Position: 980 no. 2

 

Author: Yonge, Charlotte Mary
Title: Little Duke
Place of Publication: Leipzig
Year of Publication: 1861
Reel and Position: 980 no. 3

 

Author: A.L.O.E.
Title: Wings And Strings
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1869
Reel and Position: 996 no. 2

 

Author: A.L.O.E.
Title: True Heroism
Place of Publication: New York
Year of Publication: 1869
Reel and Position: 996 no. 3

 

Author: Stretton, Hesba
Title: Pilgrim Street
Place of Publication: London
Year of Publication: 1867
Reel and Position: 996 no. 4