NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN CHILDREN & WHAT THEY READ

VOICES FROM NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA

General subject index

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Abbreviations: Cab = Youth's Cabinet
CMag = Children's Magazine (1789) JR = Juvenile Rambler
JG = Juvenile Gazette; Being an Amusing Repository for Youth
JuvMag = The Juvenile Magazine (England; 1788)
LC = The Little Corporal
Mirror = Young People's Mirror
MM = Robert Merry's Museum
OYF = Our Young Folks
S&S = Student & Schoolmate
SL = The Slave's Friend
SMate = The Schoolmate
ST = The Student
YC = Youth's Companion
YMAG = Youth's Magazine (Cincinnati, Ohio)
YPMag = Young People's Magazine
Also see annotated bibliographies on various subjects, including 19th-century children, their books, and social history; works by Jacob Abbott; and works on and by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

ART & ARTWORK

Anna’s Picture,” by “Florence,” in The Token (1836)
Among the Studios, no. 3,” by T. B. Aldrich & Winslow Homer (OYF; July 1866)

ROGERS GROUPS; JOHN ROGERS (artist)

AMATEUR ART

ASTRONOMY; ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS

a planetary alignment (MM; June 1871)

IN POETRY
To the Departing Comet” (American Monthly Magazine; Jan 1836)
Distant Worlds” (MM; July 1852)

AURORA BOREALIS; NORTHERN LIGHTS
The Aurora Borealis,” by “Francis” (YMAG; April 14, 1837)

MOON
The Moon” (MM; June 1841)

IN FICTION
Sissy’s Ride in the Moon,” by Annette Bishop & Mary Ann Hallock (OYC; Nov 1869)

COMETS
DONATI’S COMET; COMET DONATI
The Comet” (MM; Oct 1858)
The Comet” (MM; Nov 1858)
HALLEY’S COMET; COMET HALLEY
To the Departing Comet” (American Monthly Magazine; Jan 1836)

METEORS; LEONIDS
Meteors and the Leonids of 1833, by Samuel Goodrich (1843)

APPAREL

CLOTHING
“Dress,” by “Obi,” in “The Ladies Wreath
“What Cashmere Shawls are Made Of,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

CLOTHING OF GIRLS
Clothing for Girls,” by G. M. J. (1853)
“Balmorals,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)

CLOTHING IN FICTION
The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
Vanity Punished” (YC; Sept 9, 1847)
Dress and Address,” by Nathan Sargent (YC; Dec 30, 1847)
The Opera Cloak” (YC; 6 June 1861)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)

MAKING CLOTHING
KNITTING
The Busy Knitter,” by William Oland Bourne (Cab; Aug 1851)
The Knitters” (YC; Dec 26, 1861)
Knitting-Work,” by Genie M. Wilde (OYF; March 1872)

SEWING
The Sewing-Machine” (MM; Jan 1857)
Old Times & New,” by Margaret (MM; Aug 1858)

SEWING IMPLEMENTS: STRAIGHT PIN

WEAVING; HOMESPUN
A Story of the Revolution” (MM; Aug 1844)
JEWELRY
IN LITERATURE
“To a Lady,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)

CONCEPTS

DEFINING BEAUTY
Anna’s Picture,” by “Florence,” in The Token (1836)
The Beautiful School-Girl,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)

DEVELOPMENT OF CIVILIZATION
The Change of the Seasons” (MM; Nov 1850)

COMMUNITY; COMMUNITIES; COMPUTERS & CYBERCOMMUNITIES

COUNTRY LIFE & CITY LIFE; RURAL LIFE & URBAN LIFE
The Little Wood-Cutter” (PP; April 13, 1833)
City and Country,” by A. D. Woodbridge, in The Pearl (1837)
William and Eliza; or, The Visit (1841-1844?)
Hay-Making” (YC; July 23, 1846)
two celebrations of American Independence Day (YC; July 23, 1846)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)
Hunting Eggs,” by Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; Jan 1870)

FREEDOM
Little Bird’s Complaint,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The Pretty Robin” (SL; 1836, #8)
Independence” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Liberty” (MM; Dec 1842), by Samuel Goodrich

WAR
The Three Sceptres,” by Sarah Josepha Hale, in The Token (1836)
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
War and Glory,” by Samuel Johnson (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
The Farmer and Soldier,” by Lydia Sigourney (YC; Feb 12, 1846)
MILITARY LIFE; SOLDIERS; ARMY
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)

CRIME

A Common Excuse,” (SL #3; July 1835)
Three Little Boys in Prison,” by Charles Holden (1844)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
Girl Stealing” (YC; Dec 30, 1847)

ECONOMICS

The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
About Labor & Property” (MM; Jan 1841)
Who Needs $4 a Day?” (MM; Mar 1862)
Blessings of Work,” by Julia E. McConaughy (MM; May 1863)

BAD USE OF MONEY
Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)

GOOD USE OF MONEY
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)

PAYING WHAT IS OWED
The Strawberry Woman,” by T. S. Arthur (YC; Sept 9, 1847)
Letter to the Editor” (YC; Dec 28, 1848)
The Opera Cloak” (YC; 6 June 1861)

POVERTY & THE POOR
Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
Little Susan, the Poor-House Girl,” by J. A. (YC; Aug 12, 1847)
Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio (series one & two), by “Fanny Fern” (1853)
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (M; 1857-1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Living in an Omnibus,” by Louisa May Alcott (MM; Oct 1867)
Cousin Tribulation’s story, by Louisa May Alcott (MM; Jan 1868)
Young Italy in Boston,” by “Stella” (MM; Jan 1870)
“Lines,” by “Cleon,” in “The Ladies Wreath

WEALTH
Thy Will Be Done,” by W. (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

IMPERMANENCE OF WEALTH
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)
Thy Will Be Done,” by W. (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

EDUCATION; SCHOOLS; SCHOOL LIFE

The Schoolboy” (JuvMag; April & June 1788)
The Schoolboy” (CMag; April 1789)
Prospectus” (PP; 16 Mar 1833)
To the Public” (PP; 16 March 1833)
The Reading of Young Ladies” (1836; American Magazine of Useful Knowledge)
To A. S.,” in The Pearl (1837)
Alfred Poole” (MM; May 1845)
Confinement of Children in School,” by Dr. James Jackson (1845)
Treatment of Children at School,” by Dr. S. B. Woodward (1845)
Female Education” (1848)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)
Conversation. To Young Ladies” (1853)
Love of Nature (1853; The Mother’s Assistant)
rewards of merit
“Education,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
The Good Scholar (1863)
How to Go to School,” by H. E. B. (LC; Dec 1866)
A Young Savage,” by A. Perry (MM; Nov 1870)

IN FICTION
Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
The Sweep and the Tombstones” (SL; 1836, #8)
The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
Reading for Young Ladies” (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
The Ladder of Learning (1839)
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; June 5, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; June 12, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Victim,” by Abbie (YC; June 19, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Widow,” by Abbie (YC; June 26, 1846)
The Boy Who Loved Truth,” by Julia A. Fletcher (YC; 26 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; July 2, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; July 9, 1846)
The School-Mistress,” by M. W. D. (YC; Sept 13, 1849)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)
The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)
Placing a Daughter at School,” by Motte Hall (ST; Nov 1853)
True Courage,” by “Aunt Kate” (YC; 3 Aug 1854)
Mrs. Warner’s Prejudice,” by Lesina (YC; Aug 16, 1855)
Clara’s Medal,” by Christie Pearl (S&S; Sept 1864)
The Best Girl in School,” by Phoebe H. Phelps (S&S; Oct 1864)
Industry & Idleness,” by William L. Williams (S&S; Nov 1864)
IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION
I’d be a Butterfly” (PP; 28 May 1833)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
Self-Denial, or, The Two Cousins” (YC; Jan 7, 1847)
Clara Sinclair,” by Caroline Gilman (Cab; Sept 1850)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)
Who Needs $4 a Day?” (MM; Mar 1862)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)
EDUCATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS
The Good Old Man” (SL #1; April 1835)
The Mico Schools” (SL; 1839, #38)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
“Negro Quickness to Learn,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)
EDUCATION OF THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
EDUCATION OF NATIVE-AMERICANS
Birth, Nursing, & Education of Infants; Education & Amusements of Youths,” by John Dunn Hunter (1824)
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)
A Young Savage,” by A. Perry (MM; Nov 1870)
SUBJECTS STUDIED
MATHEMATICS
IN FICTION
Clara Sinclair,” by Caroline Gilman (Cab; Sept 1850)
SPELLING
The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)
The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)
STUDYING
The Ladder of Learning (1839)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)
IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING
To A. S.,” in The Pearl (1837)
TEACHERS
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)

ELVES

The Elves of the Forest Centre,” by Pansy (MM; Jan 1858)

ETIQUETTE

The Ladder of Learning (1839)
Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)
Hints for Children” (YC; April 12, 1849)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
How to Go to School,” by H. E. B. (LC; Dec 1866)

FEELINGS

ANTICIPATION
Spring Whistles,” by Lucy Larcom & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)

FRIENDS; FRIENDSHIP
The Choice of Companions” (repr Sunday School Journal; YC; October 12, 1831)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)

FALSE FRIENDS
To a Lady,” by R., in The Token (1836)

PEER PRESSURE
Dress and Address,” by Nathan Sargent (YC; Dec 30, 1847)
Laughing Bill” (Cab; Nov 1850)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)

LOVE & ROMANCE
Love Triumphant; or, Constancy Rewarded, by Abner Reed (1797)
I will Forget Thee”—By B. B. Thatcher, in The Token (1836)
Wealth and Fashion,” in The Token (1836)
The Wedding Knell,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)
New Year’s Day,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Token (1836)
Reminiscences of a Rag” (MM; 1844)
The School-Mistress,” by M. W. D. (YC; Sept 13, 1849)
Unhappy Elopement” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
The Four Wills” (Cab; Sept 1854)

FIREWORKS

Two pieces about fireworks (PP; Sept & Oct 1836)

FLOWERS

I Love you, Flowers,” by J. H. Mifflin, in The Token (1836)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

FORTUNE TELLING

The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)

GARDENING

Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

GENDER


FEMALE; GIRLS & WOMEN


The Female Adviser” (JuvMag; Feb & March 1788)
Female Resources for Writing,” by “P. P.” (1827; Boston Lyceum)
Lucy Nelson, the Boy-Girl,” by Eliza Leslie (YC; Nov 30, 1831)
Sarah Tuttle’s scrapbook (1834-1860s)
The Reading of Young Ladies” (1836; American Magazine of Useful Knowledge)
To Our Young Female Readers” (PP; Feb 1836)
To a Little Girl,” in The Pearl (1837)
My Gentle Girl,” by James Nack, in The Pearl (1837)
The Beautiful School-Girl,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)
Wishes,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
Advice to a Young Lady,” in The Pearl (1837)
To a Little Girl,” in The Pearl (1837)
Reading for Young Ladies” (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
Tearing Open the Rosebud” (YC; June 8, 1848)
A Good Girl at School” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)
Who Will Make a Good Wife” (YC; May 30, 1850)
Clothing for Girls,” by G. M. J. (1853)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Working, in The Harper Establishment (1855)
Crooked Spines in Girls,” by Helen C. Lewis (1861; Arthur’s Home Magazine)
What is a Darling?” (MM; Oct 1862)
Working Girls” (MM; Oct 1863)
Gardening for Ladies” (MM; Nov 1863)
The Best Girl in School,” by Phoebe H. Phelps (S&S; Oct 1864)
Woman’s Rights, John Todd (1867)
Woman’s Wrongs, “Gail Hamilton (1868)
Too Good to Be True: 150 Years of Mary Sue,” by Pat Pflieger

IN FICTION
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
A Story of the Revolution” (MM; Aug 1844)
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; June 5, 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; July 2, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; July 9, 1846)
Skating—Woman’s Rights,” by William C. Cutter (MM; Feb 1857)
The Elves of the Forest Centre,” by Pansy (MM; Jan 1858)
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; Dec 1863)
The Best Girl in School,” by Phoebe H. Phelps (S&S; Oct 1864)
The Would-be Lady and the True One,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; March 16, 1865)
Unella,” by Madge (MM; June 1865)
Imagination or Affectation” (YC; 13 July 1865)
A Frightened Tiger” (YC; 29 July 1869)
The Doctor’s Little Girl,” by C. Alice Baker (MM; 1870)

GIRLS, EDUCATION OF
The Reading of Young Ladies” (1836; American Magazine of Useful Knowledge)
To Our Young Female Readers” (PP; Feb 1836)
Female Education” (1848)
A Good Girl at School” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Conversation. To Young Ladies” (1853)
Love of Nature (1853; The Mother’s Assistant)

IN FICTION
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; June 5, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; June 12, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Victim,” by Abbie (YC; June 19, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Widow,” by Abbie (YC; June 26, 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; July 2, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; July 9, 1846)
Clara Sinclair,” by Caroline Gilman (Cab; Sept 1850)
Placing a Daughter at School,” by Motte Hall (ST; Nov 1853)
Mrs. Warner’s Prejudice,” by Lesina (YC; Aug 16, 1855)
The Doctor’s Little Girl,” by C. Alice Baker (MM; 1870)
MOTHERS & MOTHERHOOD
Heroism” (YC; 12 Oct 1831)
The Poor Mother,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The Afflicted Mother (SL; 1836, #8)
The Poor Mother” (SL #1; April 1835)
A Mother’s Anger,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)
The Mother and Babe” (SL; 1837?, #16)
“My Mother,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
Touching Expression” (YC; 19 July 1849)
Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio (series one & two), by “Fanny Fern” (1853)
Gala Days, by “Gail Hamilton” (1863)
The Two Burials,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; Nov 1867)

SUFFRAGE; WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Woman’s Rights, John Todd (1867)
Woman’s Wrongs, “Gail Hamilton (1868)

MALE; BOYS & MEN

Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
The Good Boy” (SL #1; April 1835)
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
Wishes,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
The Boys We Want” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)
Another Story for Boys,” by Orpha (YC; Jan 7, 1846)
The Boy Who Loved Truth,” by Julia A. Fletcher (YC; 26 June 1846)
Boys of Sixteen” (YC; Aug 19, 1847)
Fifteen Young Men” (YC; Sept 13, 1848)
The Old School House,” by J. A. (YC; Nov 15, 1849)
You Will Be Wanted” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Young Men,” by Charlotte Gilman (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Hints to Young Men” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)
Industry & Idleness,” by William L. Williams (S&S; Nov 1864)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)
Two Ways of Being Manly,” by F. W. A. P. (MM; 1868)
What Does Johnny Read?” (LC; Jan 1872)

GHOSTS

The Terrified Sailors” (PP; Mar 16, 1833)
Adventures with Ghosts,” by Mrs. Hall (Cab; May 1850)

GIFTS; GIFT-GIVING

New Year’s Day,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Token (1836)
The Sail-Boat,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)

GOVERNMENT; POLITICS

“A Federal Catechism,” in The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)
Story of Philip Brusque” (MM; 1841-1842)
Liberty” (MM; Dec 1842), by Samuel Goodrich
poem (MM; Jan 1846)

POLITICAL POWER
The Three Sceptres,” by Sarah Josepha Hale, in The Token (1836)

GUNS

How a Man Feels When He is Shot” (YC; Oct 3, 1861)
“Rules to Observe When You Take a Gun in Your Hand,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

HOLIDAYS; LEISURE ACTIVITIES; TOYS & GAMES



William and Eliza; or, The Visit (1841-1844?)
The Horse & the Bells” (MM; June 1841)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

HOLIDAYS

NEW YEAR’S DAY, also see NEW YEAR’S ADDRESSES
New Year’s Day,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Token (1836)
Horatio Lovejoy’s New Year’s Eve. 1863-1864 (1882)

MAY DAY; MAY QUEEN
The May Pole of Merry Mount,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)
The Beautiful School-Girl,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
Juvenile Celebration of Independence” (PP; Aug 1836)
“Caesar and Jubal” & “Independence,” in The Slave’s Friend (1837?, #16)
Independence” (SL; 1837?, #16)
two celebrations of American Independence Day (YC; July 23, 1846)
Independence Day” (MM; July 1863)
The Boys’ Fourth-of-July,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; July 1865)
July 4, 1865,” by “Lulie” (S&S; July 1865)
editorial comment on July 4, 1865 (MM; July 1865)

THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Memories,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Oct 1856)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; Jan 1865)

CHRISTMAS
Introduction,” by A. D. W., in The Pearl (1837)
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
New Year’s address (PP; Jan 1838)
Allie’s Christmas Eve,” by “Lillie Linden” (MM; Feb 1865)

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)

TWELFTH DAY
New Year’s address (PP; Jan 1838)

RIDDLES & PUZZLES & GAMES & SPORTS; PASTTIMES & PLAY

The Riddle Book (1826)
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)
The Riddle Book (1828)
Puzzles (1842-1871)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)
Mary Newell’s letter (1850)
Hieroglyphical Letter to the Editor” (Cab; Feb 1851)
Riddle,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; June 1853)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
Merry’s Book of Puzzles (1856)
“Conundrums,” “Abbreviations,” in “The Ladies Wreath
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

GAMBLING
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

GAMES
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
Cross Questions and Crooked Answers,” by Susanna Newbould (Cab; February 1856)

SEASONAL GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Pictured on the covers of Our Young Folks (1865-1867)

ARCHERY
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)
The Little Archer,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)

BASEBALL
Pictured on the cover of Oliver Optic’s Magazine (1867)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

BIRCH-SWINGING
Swinging on a Birch-Tree,” by Lucy Larcom & Winslow Homer (OYF; June 1867)

BLIND MAN’S BUFF; BLIND MAN’S BLUFF
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

CHESS
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

CRICKET
Pictured on the cover of Parley’s Magazine (1835)

FOOTBALL
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)

HOOPS
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

HOPSCOTCH
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

HUNT THE SLIPPER
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

ICE SKATING
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)
The Skater’s Song” (Cab; Jan 1849)
Skating—Woman’s Rights,” by William C. Cutter (MM; Feb 1857)

JUGGLING
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

JUMPING ROPE
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

KITES
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

MARBLES
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

SHUTTLECOCK
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

SWIMMING
“Swimming,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

SWINGING
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

THREAD THE NEEDLE
Remarks on Children’s Play,” by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 1828)

TOYS
advertisement for Tuttle’s Emporium (Cab; Jan 1854)

BOATS
The Sail-Boat,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
The Water-melon Boats” (YC; Aug 12, 1847)

DOLLS
The Spendthrift Doll,” by Sarah Orne Jewett (MM; Feb 1871)

SLEDS
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)

WHISTLES
My First Whistle” (MM; Jan 1841), by Samuel Goodrich
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Spring Whistles,” by Lucy Larcom & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)

SOCIAL EVENTS; PARTIES

The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Children and Children’s Parties,” by S.B.S. (1853)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

DANCING
Gossip of the Month” (1847; Democratic Review)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

HOUSEHOLD MATTERS

FURNISHINGS; FURNITURE
advertisements for Dr. Brown’s Baby-Tender (MM; June & July 1865)
MINNESOTA FARMHOUSE
chapter 3-6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

HOUSEWORK
The Would-be Lady and the True One,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; March 16, 1865)

COOKING: FOOD; RECIPES
Recipe for curds and whey (1828)
Recipes from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan (1839)
Confectioners” (PP; July 1836)
Recipes from The Virginia Housewife, by Mary Randolph (1860)
Early Culture of Children,” by G. M. J. (1853)
Physical Education of Children” (1853)

HUMOROUS PIECES

Silent Companion” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)
Narrow Escape from a Bear” (PP; 27 April 1833)
joke (PP; June 1836)
The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)
Placing a Daughter at School,” by Motte Hall (ST; Nov 1853)
The Miser and His Dinner” (Cab; Sept 1854)

JOBS; PROFESSIONS; WORKING

The Ladder of Learning (1839)
About Labor & Property” (MM; Jan 1841)
Who Needs $4 a Day?” (MM; Mar 1862)
Working Girls” (MM; Oct 1863)
Blessings of Work,” by Julia E. McConaughy (MM; May 1863)
Industry & Idleness,” by William L. Williams (S&S; Nov 1864)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)

BLACKSMITH; BLACKSMITHING
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

CHIMNEY SWEEPS
The Sweep and the Tombstones” (SL; 1836, #8)

EXPLORER; EXPLORING
Dr. Kane’s Boat—the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Jan 1859)
editorial (MM; Nov 1872)

FACTORY WORKER
“A Keen Retort,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)

FARMER; FARMING
The Farmer and Soldier,” by Lydia Sigourney (YC; Feb 12, 1846)
Hay-Making” (YC; July 23, 1846)
Watching the Crows,” by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer (OYF; June 1868)
IN MINNESOTA
chapter 3-6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

LETTER CARRIER; POSTAL WORKER
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

PEDDLER
Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)

PRINTER; PRINTING; BINDER

SHOE-SHINE
“Shine Yer Boots?” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)

SAILOR
The Terrified Sailors” (PP; Mar 16, 1833)
The Slave Trader” (SL #1; April 1835)
Stories by Jack Mason, the Old Sailor, by Francis Woodworth (1851)

TRAPPER
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)

LIFE STAGES


STAGES OF LIFE

Life & the Seasons” (Boston Pearl; March 1, 1834)
Life; its Seasons,” by C. W. Everett, in The Token (1836)

CHILDREN; CHILDHOOD

Sarah Tuttle’s scrapbook (1834-1860s)
“Dear Friend Robert Merry”: Letters from 19th-century Children
Three Little Boys in Prison,” by Charles Holden (1844)
Dangers of Childhood, and Means of Obviating Them,” by George Whippel (1845; The Mother’s Assistant)
Hints for Children” (YC; April 12, 1849)
Touching Expression” (YC; 19 July 1849)
Unnatural Children” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)
letters from subscribers to Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet (1856-1857)
An ‘Online Community’ of the Nineteenth Century,” by Pat Pflieger (2001)
photos of children
What is a Darling?” (MM; Oct 1862)
“What an Iron Bar Became,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)
IN LITERATURE
Ditties for Children, by Nancy Sprout (1828-1843?)

CHILDREN IN PRISON
Three Little Boys in Prison,” by Charles Holden (1844)

LOST CHILDREN; KIDNAPPED CHILDREN
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Stolen Children,” (SL #3; July 1835)
Near 307 Stolen Children” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Girl Stealing” (YC; Dec 30, 1847)
Singular Adventure of a Lost Child” (YC; Aug 23, 1855)

NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Neglected Children” (YC; Feb 23, 1865)

SLAVE CHILDREN
Stolen Children,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The Stolen Girls” (YC; June 10, 1847)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

IN FICTION
Letter from an Infant Slave to the Child of Its Mistress” (SL #1; April 1835)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)

WORKING CHILDREN
“A Keen Retort,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)
“Shine Yer Boots?” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)

IN FICTION
The Ladder of Learning (1839)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)

ADULT ATTITUDES TOWARD CHILDREN
Children’s Rights,” by “Fanny Fern” (1853)
Happiest Days,” by “Gail Hamilton” (1863)

“HURRIED CHILDREN”; CHILDREN GROWING UP TOO SOON; PRECOCITY
Precocious Children,” by Samuel Goodrich (1844)
Miss Before Teens,” by Giles M’Quiggen (YC; Sept 23, 1847)
Tearing Open the Rosebud” (YC; June 8, 1848)
Children and Children’s Parties,” by S.B.S. (1853)
Degeneracy of Stature”, by Thrace Talmon (1856; The National Era)

CHILD-REARING
works on children & child-rearing
Birth, Nursing, & Education of Infants; Education & Amusements of Youths,” by John Dunn Hunter (1824)
Case of Conviction,” by Francis Wayland (1831)
Precocious Children,” by Samuel Goodrich (1844)
Unnatural Children” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Children and Children’s Parties,” by S.B.S. (1853)
Early Culture of Children,” by G. M. J. (1853)
Physical Education of Children” (1853)
Early Training of Children” (1854; Fireside Miscellany)
A Crooked Tree (MM; Feb 1857)
Children, from One to Three Years of Age” (1861)
Baby Education” (1861)
advertisements for Dr. Brown’s Baby-Tender (MM; June & July 1865)

DISCIPLINING (also see under “OBEDIENCE”)
Case of Conviction,” by Francis Wayland (1831)
Early Training of Children” (1854; Fireside Miscellany)

MARRIAGE & MARRIED LIFE

marriages & deaths in Providence, Rhode Island (JG; 1827-1828)
The Bride,” by Lydia Sigourney, in The Token (1836)
Wealth and Fashion,” in The Token (1836)
The Wedding Knell,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)
The Young Phrenologist,” by John Neal, in The Token (1836)
Who Will Make a Good Wife” (YC; May 30, 1850)
My Fortune’s Made,” by Mary Alexina Smith (YC; Nov 23, 1848)
Unhappy Elopement” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio (series one & two), by “Fanny Fern” (1853)
“A new case of secession,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
Gala Days, by “Gail Hamilton” (1863)

FAMILIES & FAMILY LIFE

Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, by John Dunn Hunter (3rd. ed, 1824)
Bayler Cooley’s Family” (SL #1; April 1835)
“A Slave’s Cabin” & “A Slave’s Dream,” in Slave’s Friend” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Child’s Grief,” by Mary Ann (YC; April 2, 1846)
Repining and Repentance” (YC; Feb 12, 1846)
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
Family & Social Reading” (1848; The Mother’s Magazine)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Pictured on the covers of Demorest’s Young America (1867 & 1872)
At Grandma’s Bedside,” by Edgar Fawcett & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)

RESPECT FOR PARENTS
The Vagabond (1819)
Good Men” (SL #1; April 1835)
Unnatural Children” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)

SIBLINGS
The Blind Boy,” by M. E. L., in The Pearl (1837)
Do Your Duty to Your Brothers and Sisters,” by Lydia Sigourney (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
A Story of the Revolution” (MM; Aug 1844)
Sissy’s Ride in the Moon,” by Annette Bishop & Mary Ann Hallock (OYC; Nov 1869)

ORPHANS
IN LITERATURE
Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
Little Susan, the Poor-House Girl,” by J. A. (YC; Aug 12, 1847)
Allie’s Christmas Eve,” by “Lillie Linden” (MM; Feb 1865)
Neglected Children” (YC; Feb 23, 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)

ADOPTION
adoption ads (1856)

DEATH

The Two Doves & the Owl, by Samuel Goodrich (1821)
marriages & deaths in Providence, Rhode Island (JG; 1827-1828)
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; Jan 11, 1832)
Little Edward” (YC; Feb 8, 1832)
Stephen to Mary,” by Stephen Ricks (SL #1; April 1835)
Anna’s Picture,” by “Florence,” in The Token (1836)
Life beyond the Mountains,” in The Token (1836)
The Wedding Knell,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)
The Dying Child,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
To a Little Girl,” in The Pearl (1837)
Deaths” (SL; 1837?, #16)
The Dying Boy,” by Mrs. Larned (PP; Jan 1839)
Death of the President” (MM; April 1841)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
The Burial Place,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
Lines, on the Death of W.,” by S. (YC; Jan 14, 1846)
Child’s Grief,” by Mary Ann (YC; April 2, 1846)
Little Susan, the Poor-House Girl,” by J. A. (YC; Aug 12, 1847)
Sabbath Scholar Drowned” (YC; Sept 13, 1849)
A Step from the Altar to the Tomb,” by J. E. E. (YC; Sept 13, 1849)
Unhappy Elopement” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)
Willie Lincoln,” by Emily J. Bugbee (LC; July 1865)
The Two Burials,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; Nov 1867)
At Grandma’s Bedside,” by Edgar Fawcett & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)
Sissy’s Ride in the Moon,” by Annette Bishop & Mary Ann Hallock (OYC; Nov 1869)
“Death at Sea,” “Stanzas,” “Lines,” in “The Ladies Wreath
Horatio Lovejoy’s New Year’s Eve. 1863-1864 (1882)
Death and the Readers of Robert Merry’s Museum,” by Pat Pflieger (1994)

HEAVEN; AFTER-LIFE
Stephen to Mary,” by Stephen Ricks (SL #1; April 1835)
Life beyond the Mountains,” in The Token (1836)
The Dying Child,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
“The Burial Place,” “Illusions of Earth,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)

MEDICINE & MEDICAL PROCEDURES; HEALTH


DISEASES
CONSUMPTION
Little Susan, the Poor-House Girl,” by J. A. (YC; Aug 12, 1847)

DISABILITY; DISABLED CHILD
AMPUTATION; AMPUTEE
BLINDNESS
The Little Blind Boy,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The Deaf, and Dumb, and Blind,” (SL #26; 1837?)
Interview of the Blind with the Deaf and Dumb” (YMAG; April 14, 1837)
IN LITERATURE
The Blind Boy,” by M. E. L., in The Pearl (1837)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
“Frightened into Seeing,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)
DEAFNESS; HEARING-IMPAIRED
The Deaf, and Dumb, and Blind,” (SL #26; 1837?)
Interview of the Blind with the Deaf and Dumb” (YMAG; April 14, 1837)
Do Your Duty to Your Brothers and Sisters,” by Lydia Sigourney (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
DEAF SLAVE
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MENTAL DISABILITY
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; Jan 11, 1832)

HEALTH, IMPORTANCE OF
My Schoolmates: The Victim,” by Abbie (YC; June 19, 1846)

MUSIC; SONGS

The Snow-Bird” (MM; Feb 1848)
The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; Jan 1858)
“YANKEE DOODLE”
BY STEPHEN FOSTER: “OLD UNCLE NED”; “THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME”
Negro Songs—American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem; Oct 1853)

NATURAL HISTORY


Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
Natural history plates” (MM; 1841)

KINDNESS TO ANIMALS
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

GEOLOGY; PALEONTOLOGY; PREHISTORIC CREATURES; DINOSAURS
“A Former State of This Earth”: Fossils in Early American Works for Children (online exhibit; 2008)
“Big Bone Lick,” in A Short But Comprehensive System of the Geography of the World, by Nathaniel Dwight (1802)
“Mammoth,” in Youth’s Companion; or An Historical Dictionary, by Ezra Sampson (1813)
Peale’s mastodon skeleton, in The Child’s First Book of History (1832); The Child’s Own Book of American Geography (1832); Peter Parley’s Tales About the State and City of New York (1832);
Petrified Forests” (JR; May 16, 1832)
Fossil Shells” (PP; June 7, 1834)
The Fireside” (PP; March 1839)
Bones of a Mastodon” (Cab; July 11, 1839)
extract from Peter Parley’s Wonders of the Earth, Sea, and Sky (1840)
The Mammoth” (MM; Nov 1841)
The Picture Gallery: Organic Remains” (Cab; Dec 9, 1841)
Peale’s mastodon skeleton, in Peter Parley’s Visit to the City of New-York (1841-1844?)
Wonders of Geology” (MM; Jan 1842)
Who Filled the Coal Hole?” (PP; Feb 1843)
Wonders of Geology, by Samuel Goodrich (1845)
Petrified Forest on the Nile” (YPMag; March 1846)
Wonders of Geology,” by William Buckland (MM; Dec 1848)
Geology” (Mirror; March 1849)
Fossil Foot-Prints” (Mirror; Dec 1849)
Fossil Tree in the Coal Rocks” (MM; Dec 1852)
Wonders of Geology” (SMate; March 1852)
Letters About Geology,” by “Professor Pickaxe” (ST; 1853)

ANIMALS
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)
Peter Parley’s Juvenile Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1836; revised)

ANTELOPE
The Two Doves & the Owl, by Samuel Goodrich (1821)

BEAR; POLAR BEAR
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)
Silent Companion” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)
Narrow Escape from a Bear” (PP; 27 April 1833)
Jumping Rabbit’s Story” (MM; 1843)

BUFFALO
Jumping Rabbit’s Story” (MM; 1843)

CAT
Mary Newell’s letter (1850)
“Puss in the Mass. 27th,” in Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)

CROCODILE; ALLIGATOR
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)
Natural history plates” (MM; 1841)

DOG
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)
Natural history plates” (MM; 1841)

ELEPHANT
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)

FOX
The Two Doves & the Owl, by Samuel Goodrich (1821)

FROG
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)

HORSE
The Horse & the Bells” (MM; June 1841)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
“ ‘Faithful Nellie,’ ” by F. P. C., in Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)

HYENA
Natural history plates” (MM; 1841)

JAGUAR
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)

RACCOON
Peter Parley’s Tales of the Elephant, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1830 & 1855)

RHINOCEROS
Natural history plates” (MM; 1841)

SNAKE
Snake Fascination” (YC; Aug 24, 1854)

SQUIRREL
The Squirrel” (MM; Dec 1841)

TIGER
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
A Frightened Tiger” (YC; 29 July 1869)

TURTLE
“The Age of a Turtle,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

BIRDS
The Two Doves & the Owl, by Samuel Goodrich (1821)
The Terrified Sailors” (PP; Mar 16, 1833)
For My Youngest Readers” (PP; 14 Sept 1833)
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
Sarah Tuttle’s scrapbook (1834-1860s)
The Snow-Bird” (MM; Feb 1848)
The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; Jan 1858)
Bird-Catching,” by R. H. Stoddard & Winslow Homer (OYF; Aug 1867)

CROW
Watching the Crows,” by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer (OYF; June 1868)

BALD EAGLE; OLD ABE; WAR EAGLE
The Army of the American Eagle” (LC; July 1865)
Patriotic Eagle” (YC; 9 Aug 1866)
The Veteran Eagle,” by Maria S. Cummins (OYF; Oct 1866)
The Veteran Eagle: A Correction” (LC; Nov 1866)
The Veteran Eagle; and What the Children Did,” by Alfred Sewell (LC; Dec 1866)

ROBIN
“The Pretty Robin” & “Robin Red-Breast,” in The Slave’s Friend” (SL; 1836, #8)

VULTURE
War and Glory,” by Samuel Johnson (YMAG; July 7, 1837)

NIGHT

IN FICTION
“Night,” “Midnight,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)

PEOPLE

IN GENERAL:


AFRICANS & AFRICAN-AMERICANS

The Slave’s Friend (1835-1839)
The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (SL #1; April 1835)
The Beautiful Slave” (YMAG; Sept 1837)
The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (YMAG; Sept 1837)
Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)
“Pretty Sight” & “Supporting One’s Self,” in The Slave’s Friend (#38; 1839)
The Water-melon Boats” (YC; Aug 12, 1847)
William, the Negro Boy,” by Jane L. Gray (Cab; April 1849)
The King of Ashantee” (MM; Mar 1850)
Negro Songs—American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem; Oct 1853)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Rainbow’s Journey, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
“Negro Quickness to Learn,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)
“Simple Gratitude,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)
“Frightened into Seeing,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

EDUCATION OF
The Good Old Man” (SL #1; April 1835)
“Facts”; “Little Arithmeticians” “Children’s Letters”; “The School” (SL #4; 1835)
The Mico Schools” (SL; 1839, #38)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
“Negro Quickness to Learn,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)

SLAVERY
The Slave’s Friend (1835-1839)
Why Do They Treat the Slaves So?” (SL #1; April 1835)
About the Slave Trade” (SL #2; June 1835)
Taking Away a Baby” (SL #4; 1835)
What is Slavery?” (SL #4; 1835)
Three Little Abolitionists” (SL #5; 1835)
Cruelty” (SL #5; 1835)
The Beautiful Slave” (YMAG; Sept 1837)
Reminiscences of a Rag” (MM; 1844)
The Stolen Girls” (YC; June 10, 1847)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)

IN WASHINGTON, DC
Three Little Abolitionists” (SL #5; 1835)
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

ABOLITION; ABOLITIONIST
The Slave’s Friend (1835-1839)
To Juvenile Anti-Slavery Societies,” (SL #26; 1837?)
What is Abolition?,” (SL #26; 1837?)

CHARLES BALL
“Charles Ball’s Mother,” “The Mother and Babe,” “A Slave’s Cabin,” & “A Slave’s Dream,” in The Slave’s Friend (1837?, #16)
SARAH M. GRIMKÉ; ANGELINA E. GRIMKÉ; JOSEPH HORACE KIMBALL
WILLIAM KNIBB
The Stolen Girls” (YC; June 10, 1847)
GEORGE THOMPSON
George Thompson” (SL; 1836, #8)

NATIONAL FREEDMAN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
FREEDMEN; FORMER SLAVES; CIVIL WAR VETERAN
A Man and Three Children” (SL #5; 1835)
chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

ELDERLY PEOPLE
A Very Odd Grandfather” (MM; Nov 1852)
At Grandma’s Bedside,” by Edgar Fawcett & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)

GRANDPARENTS
A Very Odd Grandfather” (MM; Nov 1852)

HUGUENOTS
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
“The Huguenots,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)

LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE
Left-Handed Billy” (MM; Dec 1850)

MORAVIANS
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

NATIVE AMERICANS

The Indian Arrow-Head,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
Pictures of Various Nations (MM; 1844)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
The Indians: Week Day School,” by Sarah (YC; Aug 12, 1847)
Deer Hunting,” by “Simon Sassafras” (MM; May 1850)
“Samoset,” on Eli Harrison Lee’s copybook (1850s?)
The Indian,” a reward of merit (1860s)
Why Have the Indians Disappeared?” (MM; Jan 1862)

IN FICTION
Gertrude of Wyoming,” by Thomas Campbell (1809)
René, Françoise-René Chateaubriand; translated, Samuel G. Goodrich (Connecticut Spectator; 1814)
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
Tomo and the Wild Lakes,” by Rev. John Todd (YC; July 19, 1849)
The Indian’s Story” (MM; Jan 1850)
Pukkwana,” by Susanna Newbould (MM; April 1858)
The Grateful Indian,” by Martha G. (MM; Aug 1862)
Unella,” by Madge (MM; June 1865)
A Young Savage,” by A. Perry (MM; Nov 1870)

IN MINNESOTA
chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

EDUCATION OF
Birth, Nursing, & Education of Infants; Education & Amusements of Youths,” by John Dunn Hunter (1824)
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)
A Young Savage,” by A. Perry (MM; Nov 1870)

CHEROKEE
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)

CHIPPEWA
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)

INUIT
Stories by Jack Mason, the Old Sailor, by Francis Woodworth (1851)

KICKAPOO
IN FICTION
Jumping Rabbit’s Story” (MM; 1843)

MOHAWK
IN FICTION
Tomo and the Wild Lakes,” by Rev. John Todd (YC; July 19, 1849)

OSAGE, OMAHA, MISSOURI

PENOBSCOT
Walks About Boston: The Indians” (PP; Jan 1836)

SEMINOLE
The War in Florida” (MM; Feb 1842)

SENECA
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
IN FICTION
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
PURITANS
The May Pole of Merry Mount,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)

INDIVIDUALS

FRANCIS ABBOT (eccentric)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

JACOB ABBOTT (writer)

AESOP; AESOP’S FABLES
Aesop” (SL; 1836, #8)

ALEXANDER ANDERSON (wood engraver)

ANTONINUS PIUS
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)

GEORGE ATZERODT/GEORGE ATZEROTT (assassin)
The Execution” (20 July 1865)

CHARLES BALL (ex-slave & abolitionist)
“Charles Ball’s Mother,” “The Mother and Babe,” “A Slave’s Cabin,” & “A Slave’s Dream,” in The Slave’s Friend (1837?, #16)

JAMES N. BARKER (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

P. T. BARNUM; PHINEAS T. BARNUM (showman)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

DELIGHT BENEDICT (Samuel Goodrich’s first teacher)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)

ROSALIE BENEDICT
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

SARAH BISHOP (Connecticut hermit)
poem about Sarah Bishop, by Samuel G. Goodrich (1823)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

JOHN WILKES BOOTH (actor & assassin)
The Great National Tragedy” (YC; 27 April 1865)
Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)
The Conspirators” (YC; 6 July 1865)

AUGUSTA BOUJEY (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)

JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD; J. G. C. BRAINARD (editor & poet)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING; ROBERT BROWNING (writer)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

JACOB BURNET (Ohio judge)
“Lines,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

CHARLES XII, OF SWEDEN
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)

SETH WELLS CHENEY (writer; 1810-1856)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

WILSON CHINN (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)

CLARK BROTHERS (writers)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

HENRY CLAY (politician)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

BAYLER COOLEY (ex-slave)
Bayler Cooley’s Family” (SL #1; April 1835)

RICHARD H. DANA (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

RUFUS DAWES (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

DOROTHEA DIX
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

ROSINA DOWNS (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

CHARLES FERSON DURANT (balloonist)
Mr. Durant” (PP; 14 Sept 1833)

GOVERNOR ENDICOTT
The May Pole of Merry Mount,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)

EDWARD EVERETT (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

EUGENE H. FALES (Union soldier & New York publisher)
Adventures of a ‘Merry’ Boy” (MM; Feb 1865)

HENRY J. FINN (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

EDWARD H. FLETCHER (New York publisher)

EDWIN FORREST (actor)

ROBERT FULTON (inventor)
IN FICTION
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)

SAMUEL GRISWOLD GOODRICH (writer & editor)
bibliography of works on him
list of books by Samuel Goodrich
Contemporary reviews of some of Samuel Goodrich’s books
Daguerreotypes of Samuel G. Goodrich
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
Samuel Griswold Goodrich” (Southern Literary Messenger; 1841)
My First Whistle” (MM; Jan 1841), by Samuel Goodrich
The Veritable Peter Parley” (Brother Jonathan; 12 Feb 1842)
Authorcraft” (Littell’s Living Age; 1846)
Recollections of a Lifetime, Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1856)
Death of Samuel Goodrich” (1860)
Titus Munson Coane reads Peter Parley (1877)
S. G. Goodrich,” by J. C. Derby (1884)
Peter Parley,” by L.H. Martin (1897; The Congregationalist)
Peter Parley,” by Donald G. Mitchell (1897)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith
Lew Wallace reads Peter Parley (1906)
Who was Peter Parley?,” by Francis Parsons (1922)
Samuel Goodrich and the Branding of American Children’s Books,” by Pat Pflieger (2007)

W. M. GOODSMITH & CO. (merchant, Chicago, IL)

CATHARINE GUNTER (editor of Cherokee Rose Buds)
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)

BENJAMIN F. HALLETT
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

MARY ANN HALLOCK FOOTE (artist)
Sissy’s Ride in the Moon,” by Annette Bishop & Mary Ann Hallock (OYC; Nov 1869)
Hunting Eggs,” by Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; Jan 1870) “At Grandma’s Bedside,” by Edgar Fawcett & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)
Spring Whistles,” by Lucy Larcom & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; May 1870)

DAVID HAROLD/DAVID HEROLD (assassin)
The Execution” (YC; 20 July 1865)

HARPER BROTHERS (publishing house)

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON (president)
Death of the President” (MM; April 1841)

CASPAR HAUSER (mystery)
Caspar Hauser” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)
Caspar Hauser” (MM; Oct 1850)

CATHERINE ELIZABETH HAVENS (diarist); RENSSELAER HAVENS (merchant)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)

MRS. EZEKIEL C. HAWKINS
“Invocation,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

NANCY E. HICKS (editor of Cherokee Rose Buds)
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)

ALFRED HILL (drowning victim)
Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

JAMES A. HILLHOUSE (poet)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

WINSLOW HOMER (artist)
Among the Studios, no. 3,” by T. B. Aldrich & Winslow Homer (OYF; July 1866)
Swinging on a Birch-Tree,” by Lucy Larcom & Winslow Homer (OYF; June 1867)
Bird-Catching,” by R. H. Stoddard & Winslow Homer (OYF; Aug 1867)
Watching the Crows,” by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer (OYF; June 1868)
Strawberries,” by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer (OYF; July 1868)
Green Apples” (OYF; Aug 1868), by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer
Review of John Greenleaf Whittier’s Illustrated Ballads of New England (YC; Nov 1869)

WILLIAM J. HOWLAND; WILLIAM HOWLAND (wood engraver)
Wood Engraving” (Cab; April 1848)

REBECCA HUGER (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

JOHN DUNN HUNTER (warrior & writer)
Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, by John Dunn Hunter (3rd. ed, 1824)
John Dunn Hunter,” by Samuel Goodrich (1843; Curiosities of Human Nature)

ANNA MARIA HYDE (poet)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

MARY JOHNSON (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)

ELISHA KENT KANE (explorer)
Dr. Kane’s Boat—the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Jan 1859)

OLIVER KENDALL, JR (editor)
Juvenile Gazette (1827-1828)

WILLIAM KNIBB (abolitionist)
The Stolen Girls” (YC; June 10, 1847)

LAJOS KOSSUTH (Hungarian patriot)
“Kossuth’s Address to America” & “Song—The Magyar Chief,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

ELI HARRISON LEE (penman)

WILLIAM LEGGETT (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

ALONZO LEWIS (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (president)
The Inauguration of President Lincoln” (YC; March 9, 1865)
assassination of Abraham Lincoln (YC; 1865)
The Great National Tragedy” (YC; 27 April 1865)
Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)
The Conspirators” (YC; 6 July 1865)
portrait sent to subscribers to Little Corporal (LC; 1865)
Willie Lincoln,” by Emily J. Bugbee (LC; July 1865)
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
The Two Burials,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; Nov 1867)

NANCY HANKS LINCOLN (mother of Abraham Lincoln)
The Two Burials,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; Nov 1867)

“TAD” LINCOLN (son of Abraham Lincoln)

WILLIE LINCOLN (son of Abraham Lincoln)
Willie Lincoln,” by Emily J. Bugbee (LC; July 1865)

JENNY LIND (singer)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

HORATIO PHINEAS LOVEJOY; HORATIO P. LOVEJOY; AMELIA L. LOVEJOY; SOPHRONIA GEORGE (Illinoisans)

GEORGE LUNT (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

WILLIAM MACREADY (actor)

JAMES MADISON (president)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

JOHN C. MCCALL (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JAMES MCHENRY (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

ISAAC MCLELLAN (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

MEH SHWAY-EE
The Burman Slave Girl,” (SL #26; 1837?)

GRENVILLE MELLEN (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JOSEPH MOODY (minister)
The Minister’s Black Veil,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)

CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE (writer)

SAMUEL MORSE (inventor)
Professor Morse” (Cab; April 1848)

GEORGE P. MORRIS (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JOHN S. MOSBY (Confederacy)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)

JOHN NEAL (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

MARY A. NEWELL (letter writer)

OLD ABE (Union eagle mascot, Company C, 8th Wisconsin)
The Army of the American Eagle” (LC; July 1865)
Patriotic Eagle” (YC; 9 Aug 1866)
The Veteran Eagle,” by Maria S. Cummins (OYF; Oct 1866)
The Veteran Eagle: A Correction” (LC; Nov 1866)
The Veteran Eagle; and What the Children Did,” by Alfred Sewell (LC; Dec 1866)

ADELBERT OLDER (Union soldier & poet)
memorial page for Adelbert Older (Feb 1865), with poetry by Belle P. R. and Adelbert Older

“OLIVER OPTIC” (William T. Adams; writer)

MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI (philosopher)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

JOHN HOWARD PAINE (composer); “HOME SWEET HOME”
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

WILLIAM PATTERSON (of Easton, PA)
William, the Negro Boy,” by Jane L. Gray (Cab; April 1849)

REVEREND PAUL (African-American minister)
The Funeral at Sea” (SL; 1836, #8)

JAMES K. PAULDING (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

WILLIAM B. O. PEABODY (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JAMES G. PERCIVAL (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
Ode, Addressed to J. G. Percival, M. D.” (The Bouquet; Sept 1832)

ELIZA CAROLINE K. PIATT (penwoman)

HENRY PICKERING (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JOHN PIERPONT (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

POCAHONTAS (ambassador)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

LEWIS PAINE POWELL/LEWIS PAYNE POWELL/LEWIS POWELL (assassin)
The Execution” (YC; 20 July 1865)

GEORGE DENISON PRENTICE (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

RAPHAEL (artist)
How Engravings are Made” (LC; Aug 1866)

BUCHANAN READ
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

STEPHEN RICKS (d. 1832; of Shelter for Colored Orphans, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
“Stephen to Mary,” in The Slave’s Friend (#10; 1836)

JAMES OTIS ROCKWELL (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JOHN ROGERS (artist)

SAMOSET
PICTURED

HENRY SHELTON SANFORD
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

HENRY SCOTT (ex-slave)
Henry Scott,” (SL #3; July 1835)

LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY (writer)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

S. R. SMITH (Ohio poet)
“Stanzas,” Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

CHARLES SPRAGUE (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

HENRY MORTON STANLEY & DAVID LIVINGSTONE (explorers)
editorial (MM; Nov 1872)

JOHN N. STEARNS; JOHN NEWTON STEARNS (editor)

MRS. SURRATT; MARY SURRATT (conspirator in assassination of Abraham Lincoln)
The Execution” (YC; 20 July 1865)

PEYTON SHORT SYMMES (Ohio lawyer)
“Bard of the West!,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

CHARLES TAYLOR (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

JAMES D. TAYLOR (gold-miner)
“Lines,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

GEORGE THOMPSON (abolitionist)
George Thompson” (SL; 1836, #8)

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (philosopher)
Life in the Woods” (YC; July 19, 1849)

FRANCES TROLLOPE (writer)

SARAH TUTTLE (scrapbook artist)

AUGUSTUS VERHOOF (Polish clergyman)
“The Mother’s Lament,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

MINERVA WALDEN (dying child)
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; Jan 11, 1832)

LEW WALLACE (writer)

ROBERT WALSH (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

MARY WALTON (Shelter for Colored Orphans, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
“Stephen to Mary,” in The Slave’s Friend (#10; 1836)

HENRY WARE, JR. (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

GEORGE WASHINGTON (president); MOUNT VERNON
Washington” (SL #2; June 1835)
Washington—A Dialogue” (SL #1; April 1835)
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

DANIEL WEBSTER (politician)
“Daniel Webster as a jurist, an orator, and a statesmen,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith

PROSPER M. WETMORE (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JOHN A. WHIPPLE (astronomer)
Daguerreotypes of the Moon” (SMate; Jan 1854)

ISAAC WHITE (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

ROBERT WHITEHEAD (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

N. P. WILLIS; NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS (writer)
‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith
SATIRIZED
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio (2nd series), by Sarah Payson Willis
Ruth Hall, by “Fanny Fern” (1854)

FRANCIS C. WOODWORTH (editor)
Uncle Frank in Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; June 1856)
The Prairies of Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Nov 1856)

SAMUEL WOODWORTH (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)

JOHN WOOLMAN (abolitionist)
John Woolman” (SL #1; April 1835)

LITERARY CHARACTERS; CHARACTERS IN FICTION

Too Good to Be True: 150 Years of Mary Sue,” by Pat Pflieger

PETER PARLEY (storyteller)

REYNARD THE FOX
The Two Doves & the Owl, by Samuel Goodrich (1821)

ST. NICHOLAS; SANTA CLAUS; KRISS-KRINGLE
A Visit from St. Nicholas,” by Clement Clarke Moore (various)
Introduction,” by A. D. W., in The Pearl (1837)
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
Clement Clarke Moore and ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ ” by Pat Pflieger (2001)

“FELIX SUMMERLY” (writer)

PHILOSOPHY

“Life,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
“The Legacy of the Past,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
Knitting-Work,” by Genie M. Wilde (OYF; March 1872)

PHRENOLOGY; PHRENOLOGIST

The Young Phrenologist,” by John Neal, in The Token (1836)

PLACES


GEOGRAPHY
February part of “An Easy Introduction to Geography” (JuvMag; Feb 1788)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1829; revised)
Peter Parley’s Method of Telling About Geography to Children, by Samuel Goodrich (1831)
The Change of the Seasons” (MM; Nov 1850)

GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA

GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
The Adventures of Gilbert Go-ahead” (MM; 1851-1856)

GEOGRAPHY OF EGYPT
Stories by Jack Mason, the Old Sailor, by Francis Woodworth (1851)

GEOGRAPHY OF SIBERIA
A Siberian Winter” (Cab; Aug 1851)

AFRICA

EXPLOITATION OF
The King of Ashantee” (MM; Mar 1850)

ASHANTEE “LEGEND”
The King of Ashantee” (MM; Mar 1850)

CANADA

Gala Days, by “Gail Hamilton” (1863)

FRANCE

FRENCH REVOLUTION
Story of Philip Brusque” (MM; 1841-1842)

BURMAH (now MYANMAR)


The Burman Slave Girl,” (SL #26; 1837?)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SYMBOLS

AMERICAN FLAG; UNITED STATES FLAG; U. S. FLAG
The Color-Bearer,” by John Townsend Trowbridge (OYF; Jan 1865)
The American Flag,” by Mrs. P. A. Hanaford (S&S; July 1865)

LIBERTY BELL
The Liberty Bell” (SL #2; June 1835)

EVENTS; AMERICAN HISTORY

IN GENERAL

CALIFORNIA GOLD-RUSH

Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)
“The Gold Comet,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

FIRES

CHICAGO FIRE
Declamation—Relief for Chicago,” by Edward Everett Hale (MM; Nov 1871)
Editorial (MM; Nov 1871)
Routed But Not Conquered” (LC; Dec 1871)
Thomas Nast pictures the Little Corporal (LC; Dec 1871)
More About the Fire” (LC; Dec 1871)
What Ben and the Twins Did for Chicago,” by Sara Conant (Dec 1871)
letters in The Little Corporal about the Chicago Fire (LC)
A Picture Story of the Chicago Fire” (Jan 1872)
‘Relics of the Fire’” (LC; March 1872)
The Year After the Fire” (Nov 1872)

MANISTEE FIRE (MICHIGAN)

NEW YORK CITY FIRE (1835)
Gleanings and Recollections: The New York Fire,” by Eliza Leslie (PP; Jan 1838)

PESHTIGO FIRE (WISCONSIN)

WARS

AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Gertrude of Wyoming,” by Thomas Campbell (1809)
Heroism” (YC; 12 Oct 1831)
A Story of the Revolution” (MM; Aug 1844)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
Signers of the Declaration of Independence,” by Ralph Wilson (Mar 1859)
BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
WAR OF 1812
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
U. S. WAR WITH SEMINOLE
The War in Florida” (MM; Feb 1842)
CIVIL WAR; SECESSION
Uncle Frank in Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; June 1856)
The Prairies of Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Nov 1856)
advertisement for The New York Tribune (MM; Oct 1857)
The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
The Union” (S&S; Jan 1861)
The Stars and Stripes,” by John A. Andrews (S&S; July 1861)
Hail, Columbia!” (S&S; Aug 1861)
How a Man Feels When He is Shot” (YC; Oct 3, 1861)
The Knitters” (YC; Dec 26, 1861)
“Puss in the Mass. 27th,” in Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)
Renny’s Uniform” (MM; 1862)
Gala Days, by “Gail Hamilton” (1863)
Our Heroic Dead” (S&S; Feb 1863)
editorial from “The Teacher’s Desk” (S&S; Feb 1863)
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; Dec 1863)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; Jan 1865)
The Color-Bearer,” by John Townsend Trowbridge (OYF; Jan 1865)
Our Exchanged Prisoners” (YC; Jan 5, 1865)
The Capture of Savannah” (YC; Jan 5, 1865
Adventures of a ‘Merry’ Boy” (MM; Feb 1865)
memorial page for Adelbert Older (Feb 1865), with poetry by Belle P. R. and Adelbert Older
The Veteran’s Farewell,” by “Blue-Eyed Lora” (MM; Feb 1865)
The Inauguration of President Lincoln” (YC; March 9, 1865)
“ ‘Faithful Nellie,’ ” by F. P. C., in Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)
“Rules to Observe When You Take a Gun in Your Hand,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)
The Great National Tragedy” (YC; 27 April 1865)
Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)
The Conspirators” (YC; 6 July 1865)
The Execution” (YC; 20 July 1865)
editorial comment on July 4, 1865 (MM; July 1865)
two poems for July 4, 1865) (MM; July 1865)
Victory at Last,” by C. C. (MM; July 1865)
July 4, 1865,” by “Lulie” (S&S; July 1865)
editorial from “The Teacher’s Desk” (S&S; July 1865)
A Soldier To-night is Our Guest” (YC; Aug 10, 1865)
“Frightened into Seeing,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

BATTLES; BATTLEFIELDS:
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TENNESSEE
chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

GUERILLA ACTIVITY, OHIO RIVER
chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

LIBBY PRISON
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)

MASSACHUSETTS, CIVIL WAR REGIMENT
“Puss in the Mass. 27th,” in Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)

NORTHWEST SANITARY FAIR
The Army of the American Eagle” (LC; July 1865)
Patriotic Eagle” (YC; 9 Aug 1866)
The Veteran Eagle,” by Maria S. Cummins (OYF; Oct 1866)
The Veteran Eagle: A Correction” (LC; Nov 1866)
The Veteran Eagle; and What the Children Did,” by Alfred Sewell (LC; Dec 1866)

WISCONSIN, CIVIL WAR REGIMENT
The Army of the American Eagle” (LC; July 1865)
Patriotic Eagle” (YC; 9 Aug 1866)
The Veteran Eagle,” by Maria S. Cummins (OYF; Oct 1866)
The Veteran Eagle: A Correction” (LC; Nov 1866)
The Veteran Eagle; and What the Children Did,” by Alfred Sewell (LC; Dec 1866)

RECONSTRUCTION
chapter 7-10, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

GEOGRAPHY; REGIONS & REGIONALISM

EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

CANALS
Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)
HOUSATONIC RIVER
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
LAKE SUPERIOR
IN LITERATURE
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
ALABAMA
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
CONNECTICUT
Recollections of a Lifetime, Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1856)
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Do Your Duty to Your Brothers and Sisters,” by Lydia Sigourney (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
CHARTER OAK
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT; SACHEM’S WOOD
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT; FORT TRUMBULL
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
NORWICH, CONNECTICUT
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
YANTIC RIVER
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
WASHINGTON, DC; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
GEORGIA
The Capture of Savannah” (YC; Jan 5, 1865
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
ILLINOIS
Horatio Lovejoy’s New Year’s Eve. 1863-1864 (1882)
chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

CHICAGO
chapter 1, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
WESTERN ENGRAVING CO., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
How Engravings are Made” (LC; Aug 1866)
LOUISIANA
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
MASSACHUSETTS
NEWPORT TOWER
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
The Little Wood-Cutter” (PP; April 13, 1833)
Walks About Boston: The Indians” (PP; Jan 1836)
Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Young Italy in Boston,” by “Stella” (MM; Jan 1870)
BUNKER-HILL MONUMENT
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS; WASHINGTON ELM
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
NEW YORK
Dirk Heldriver” (MM; 1844)

GENESO; GREAT OAK OF GENESEO
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
MONTAUK POINT
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
NIAGARA FALLS; NIAGARA RIVER
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
“Niagara River,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
joke (PP; June 1836)
Gleanings and Recollections: The New York Fire,” by Eliza Leslie (PP; Jan 1838)
Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House (1849)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1950; published 1920)
advertisement for Tuttle’s Emporium (Cab; Jan 1854)
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (M; 1857-1860)
The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Mar 1859)
What a Bore!,” by Helen C. Weeks (YC; Feb 2, 1871)

BARNUM’S AMERICAN MUSEUM
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (M; 1857-1860)
CRYSTAL PALACE
“The Crystal Palace,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)
DEPARTMENT STORE; TUTTLE’S DEPARTMENT STORE; W. N. STEVENS VARIETY STORE
STATEN ISLAND
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
UTICA, NEW YORK; TRENTON FALLS
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
OHIO

CINCINNATI, OHIO
The Aurora Borealis,” by “Francis” (YMAG; April 14, 1837)
COLUMBUS, OHIO
Interview of the Blind with the Deaf and Dumb” (YMAG; April 14, 1837)
PENNSYLVANIA
GETTYSBURG; BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
WYOMING VALLEY
Gertrude of Wyoming,” by Thomas Campbell (1809)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
NAZARETH, PENNSYLVANIA; BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Swedes Church, in A Picture Book, for Little Children (1811-1814)
illustrations advertising W. N. Stevens Variety Store (1837-1839)
Mob in Philadelphia” (SL; 1839, #38)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
TENNESSEE
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
chapter 7-10, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

CHATTANOOGA
chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
FORT SAUNDERS, & BATTLEFIELD
chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
KNOXVILLE, & BATTLEFIELD
chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MURFREESBORO
chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
NASHVILLE
chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
VIRGINIA
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)

JAMESTOWN
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
MONTPELIER
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
WISCONSIN
chapter 1, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

MILWAUKEE
chapter 2, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, by John Dunn Hunter (3rd. ed, 1824)
Jumping Rabbit’s Story” (MM; 1843)

CALIFORNIA
Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)
Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)
The Chinese in California,” by Lucy St. John (MM; Feb 1870)
INDIAN TERRITORY (now OKLAHOMA)
CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)
KANSAS
Uncle Frank in Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; June 1856)
The Prairies of Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Nov 1856)
MINNESOTA
chapter 3-6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

FORT SNELLING
chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
LAKE CALHOUN
chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MINNEHAHA FALLS
chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
PRESCOTT
chapter 4, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
ST. ANTHONY; ST. ANTHONY FALLS
chapter 5, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
ST. PAUL
chapter 5, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
UTAH
Not Complimentary to Utah” (YC; Oct 28, 1869)

REGIONS & REGIONALISM

THE NORTH
NEW ENGLAND LIFE
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)
Mary Newell’s letter (1850)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)
The Four Wills” (Cab; Sept 1854)
Recollections of a Lifetime, Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1856)
Thanksgiving Memories,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Oct 1856)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; Jan 1865)
“YANKEES”
Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)
The Adventures of Gilbert Go-ahead” (MM; 1851-1856)
THE SOUTH
Bowie Knife,” (SL #26; 1837?)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
A True Story” (reprinted; YC; March 23, 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)
chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
THE WEST
chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

GOVERNMENT; POLITICS; POLITICAL SYSTEM

AMERICAN CONGRESS
AMERICAN POLITICS
AMERICAN PRESIDENT; PRESIDENCY
Sarah Tuttle’s scrapbook (1834-1860s)
Death of the President” (MM; April 1841)
To the Boy Who Will Be President of the United States A. D. 1900” (MM; April 1863), by Samuel Wilson
The Inauguration of President Lincoln” (YC; March 9, 1865)
The Great National Tragedy” (YC; 27 April 1865)
The Two Burials,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; Nov 1867)
U. S. MAIL; AMERICAN POSTAL SYSTEM
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

IMMIGRATION; IMMIGRANTS

CHINESE IMMIGRATION; CHINESE IMMIGRANTS
The Chinese in California,” by Lucy St. John (MM; Feb 1870)
IRISH IMMIGRATION; IRISH IMMIGRANTS
Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
ITALIAN IMMIGRATION; ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS
Young Italy in Boston,” by “Stella” (MM; Jan 1870)
SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRATION; SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS
chapter 5, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

RACE; RACISM

Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
The Good Little Girl” (SL #1; April 1835)
Little Richard” (SL #1; April 1835)
Why Do They Treat the Slaves So?” (SL #1; April 1835)
Child’s Creed” (SL #2; June 1835)
The Apple and the Chestnut” (SL #2; June 1835)
The Little Blind Boy,” (SL #3; July 1835)
Lost Children Fond,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The School” (SL #4; 1835)
Little Arithmeticians” (SL #4; 1835)
Anti-Slavery Catechism” (SL #5; 1835)
Story of Poor Jack” (SL #5; 1835)
Children All Abolitionist” (SL #5; 1835)
” (SL #5; 1835)
The Little Colored Boy” (SL; 1836, #8)
Address of a Little Slave Boy to His Master’s Son” (SL #1; April 1835)
Prejudice Against Color” (SL #1; April 1835)
The Good Boy” (SL #1; April 1835)
What is Abolition?,” (SL #26; 1837?)
Pictures of Various Nations (MM; 1844)
Negro Songs—American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem; Oct 1853)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Rainbow’s Journey, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
White and Colored Slaves (Harper’s Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)
White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)

RACIAL EPITHETS
p. 32 The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)
The Good Old Man” (SL #1; April 1835)
Story of Poor Jack” (SL #5; 1835)
p. 104 The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

RELIGION

NATIVE AMERICAN

Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, by John Dunn Hunter (3rd. ed, 1824)

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

CREATION OF THE WORLD
extract from Blair’s Outlines of Chronology (1825)
“The Creation,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)

CHRISTIANITY
René, Françoise-René Chateaubriand; translated, Samuel G. Goodrich (Connecticut Spectator; 1814)
Little Edward” (YC; Feb 8, 1832)
Life beyond the Mountains,” in The Token (1836)
The May Pole of Merry Mount,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)
The Minister’s Black Veil,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)
The Three Sceptres,” by Sarah Josepha Hale, in The Token (1836)
The Ladder of Learning (1839)
Family Education,” by Lavinia Pillsbury (1845; Mother’s Assistant)
My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; June 12, 1846)
I Think I Will Not Change” (YC; April 13, 1848)
Fifteen Young Men” (YC; Sept 13, 1848)
Effie Somers,” by W. (YC; May 30, 1850)
Conversation. To Young Ladies” (1853)
Love of Nature (1853; The Mother’s Assistant)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

CHRISTIAN DEATH
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; Jan 11, 1832)

CHRISTIANITY AS CONSOLATION
Thy Will Be Done,” by W. (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
Effie Somers,” by W. (YC; May 30, 1850)

CHURCH SERVICE, PROTESTANT
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

GOD
Trust in God” (SL #1; April 1835)
God is Mighty in Power” (SL; 1837?, #16)
“God, all and in all,” “God’s Omnipresence,” “God’s Knowledge,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)

PRAYER
The Praying Child” (SL #1; April 1835)
The Praying Child” (SL #5; 1835)
The Praying Children” (SL; 1837?, #16)
“Night,” “Universal Prayer,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)

REDEMPTION
The Wanderer’s Return,” by M. W. D. (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

METHODISM; METHODISTS; METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

REWARD OF MERIT


SCRAPBOOK


SLEEP

Physical Education of Children” (1853)
IN LITERATURE
Good Night,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; Oct 1848)

SOCIAL CLASS

Wealth and Fashion,” in The Token (1836)
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
John Dunn Hunter,” by Samuel Goodrich (1843; Curiosities of Human Nature)
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)

TECHNOLOGY

The Harper Establishment, by Jacob Abbott (1855)
advertisements for Dr. Brown’s Baby-Tender (MM; June & July 1865)
“A Horse-car Incident,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)
“How Lead Pencils are Made,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)
“In Water Without Wet,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

BALLOON ASCENSION
Mr. Durant” (PP; 14 Sept 1833)

DAGUERREOTYPES, DAGUERREOTYPING; PHOTOS, PHOTOGRAPHING, PHOTOGRAPHY
Daguerreotypes of children
Daguerreotypes of the Moon” (SMate; Jan 1854)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
MATTHEW BRADY (daguerreotypist)
portrait of Abraham Lincoln engraved as premium (LC; 1865)

SEWING MACHINE
The Sewing-Machine” (MM; Jan 1857)
Old Times & New,” by Margaret (MM; Aug 1858)

STEAM POWER
What the Steam Engine Does” (YC; July 19, 1849)

SUBWAY
What a Bore!,” by Helen C. Weeks (YC; Feb 2, 1871)

TELEGRAPH
Professor Morse” (Cab; April 1848)
A Correction” (Cab; Sept 1848)
“The Telegraph Foretells the Weather,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH
The Atlantic Telegraph” (MM; Oct 1858)
The Atlantic Telegraph” (S&S; Oct 1858)
The Telegraph Cable,” by Laura Elmer (MM; Nov 1858)

THEATER

TRAVELLING; TRANSPORTATION

Silent Companion” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)
Rollo’s Travels, by Jacob Abbott (1839; rev 1855)
Eli Harrison Lee’s copybook (1850s?)
A Siberian Winter” (Cab; Aug 1851)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Rainbow’s Journey, by Jacob Abbott (1859)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Gala Days, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1863)
Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

RAILROAD; PACIFIC RAILROAD; RAIL TRAVEL
The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

SHIPS; BOATS; SAILORS
The Terrified Sailors” (PP; Mar 16, 1833)
joke (PP; June 1836)
A Slave Ship,” by W. L. G. (SL #1; April 1835)
Slave Vessels” (SL #1; April 1835)
The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (YMAG; Sept 1837)
Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)
Stories by Jack Mason, the Old Sailor, by Francis Woodworth (1851)

SHIPWRECK
Story of Philip Brusque” (MM; 1841-1842)

WHALING
Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)
Stories by Jack Mason, the Old Sailor, by Francis Woodworth (1851)

BOATS (& BOYS)
Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)
The Voyage of the Salt Mackerel,” by Charles Barnard (MM; 1872)

STEAMBOATS
Rollo’s Travels, by Jacob Abbott (1839; rev 1855)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)

ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
chapter 2, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

ON THE OHIO RIVER
chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
INDIVIDUAL SHIPS
RISING STATES (ship; whaler)
Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)

ST. NICHOLAS (ship)
Slave Vessels” (SL #1; April 1835)

UMBRELLAS

ELECTRIC
“In Water Without Wet,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

IN LITERATURE
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
A Frightened Tiger” (YC; 29 July 1869)

VALUES


MORAL VALUES; MORALS; MORALITY

“A Moral Catechism,” in The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)
rewards of merit
Ditties for Children, by Nancy Sprout (1828-1843?)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1829; revised)
The Busy Bee” (YC; Aug 10, 1831)
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
Peter Parley’s Juvenile Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1836; revised)
Robin Red-Breast” (SL; 1836, #8)
The Little thief” (SL #1; April 1835)
The Little Archer,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
My Gentle Girl,” by James Nack, in The Pearl (1837)
Wishes,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
Advice to a Young Lady,” in The Pearl (1837)
To a Little Girl,” in The Pearl (1837)
poem (MM; Jan 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; June 5, 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; July 2, 1846)
Repining and Repentance” (YC; Feb 12, 1846)
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
The Shoes,” by J. A. (YC; Sept 23, 1847)
Fifteen Young Men” (YC; Sept 13, 1848)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)
To the Boy Who Will Be President of the United States A. D. 1900” (MM; April 1863), by Samuel Wilson
Knitting-Work,” by Genie M. Wilde (OYF; March 1872)
Choosing the Right Path: Didacticism in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Books,” by Pat Pflieger (1986)
A Visit to ‘Merry’s Museum’; or, Social Values in a 19th-Century American Periodical for Children,” by Pat Pflieger (1987; 2001)

VICES & VIRTUES


ADVENTUROUSNESS; RESTLESSNESS
“Niagara River,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
The Adventures of Gilbert Go-ahead” (MM; 1851-1856)
The Voyage of the Salt Mackerel,” by Charles Barnard (MM; 1872)
editorial (MM; Nov 1872)

ALCOHOL & TEMPERANCE
A Mother’s Anger,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)
Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)
The Dying Boy,” by Mrs. Larned (PP; Jan 1839)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
“To a Lady,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
Physical Education of Children” (1853)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
The Miser and His Dinner” (Cab; Sept 1854)

ANGER; WRATH
A Mother’s Anger,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)
Against Anger, and Impatience” (SL; 1839, #38)
The Old School House,” by J. A. (YC; Nov 15, 1849)

CHARITY; BENEVOLENCE
Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
Benevolence” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
The Shoes,” by J. A. (YC; Sept 23, 1847)
Bread Upon the Water,” by T.S. Arthur (YC; Nov 30, 1848)
Renny’s Uniform” (MM; 1862)
Declamation—Relief for Chicago,” by Edward Everett Hale (MM; Nov 1871)
What Ben and the Twins Did for Chicago,” by Sara Conant (Dec 1871)

COURAGE; HEROES & HEROISM
Heroism” (YC; 12 Oct 1831)
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
William, the Negro Boy,” by Jane L. Gray (Cab; April 1849)
True Courage,” by “Aunt Kate” (YC; 3 Aug 1854)
The Color-Bearer,” by John Townsend Trowbridge (OYF; Jan 1865)
Two Ways of Being Manly,” by F. W. A. P. (MM; 1868)

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
To a Butterfly On Giving It Liberty” (SL #4; 1835)
The Worm” (SL #5; 1835)
The Butterfly” (SL #5; 1835)
To a Little Child” (SL #5; 1835)

DELICACY
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
Imagination or Affectation” (YC; 13 July 1865)

DILIGENCE, DUTY, & INDUSTRIOUSNESS
Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
The Terrified Sailors” (PP; Mar 16, 1833)
To Our Young Female Readers” (PP; Feb 1836)
The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (YMAG; Sept 1837)
Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)
The Horse & the Bells” (MM; June 1841)
Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)
The Student,” a reward of merit (1860s)
Working Girls” (MM; Oct 1863)
Industry & Idleness,” by William L. Williams (S&S; Nov 1864)
“Shine Yer Boots?” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)
“What an Iron Bar Became,” in Children & changing times (YC; 1865)

DISAPPOINTMENT; BEARING UP UNDER DISAPPOINTMENT
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)

GUILT
The Minister’s Black Veil,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in The Token (1836)

HABITS
BAD HABITS
Left-Handed Billy” (MM; Dec 1850)

GOOD HABITS
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; Dec 1863)

HONESTY; TRUTHFULNESS; CHEATING
The Vagabond (1819)
Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
The Sail-Boat,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
The Boy Who Loved Truth,” by Julia A. Fletcher (YC; 26 June 1846)
Clara’s Medal,” by Christie Pearl (S&S; Sept 1864)

MODERATION & TEMPTATION
Confectioners” (PP; July 1836)
The Opera Cloak” (YC; 6 June 1861)

OBEDIENCE & DISOBEDIENCE
The Vagabond (1819)
Peter Parley’s Winter Evening Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1829; revised)
Peter Parley’s Short Stories for Long Nights, by Samuel Goodrich (1834)
The Sail-Boat,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
Family Education,” by Lavinia Pillsbury (1845; Mother’s Assistant)
Left-Handed Billy” (MM; Dec 1850)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
Early Training of Children” (1854; Fireside Miscellany)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)

PATIENCE; PERSEVERANCE
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; Jan 1865)
Green Apples” (OYF; Aug 1868), by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer

PATRIOTISM
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; Jan 1865)

PRIDE; VANITY; SELF-CONFIDENCE; HUMILITY; MEEKNESS
“Dress,” by “Obi”; “Pride & Humility,” in “The Ladies Wreath
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
Meekness” (SL; 1836, #8)
The Beautiful School-Girl,” by Caroline Gilman, in The Pearl (1837)
Another Story for Boys,” by Orpha (YC; Jan 7, 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; July 9, 1846)
Vanity Punished” (YC; Sept 9, 1847)
The Best Girl in School,” by Phoebe H. Phelps (S&S; Oct 1864)
The Would-be Lady and the True One,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; March 16, 1865)
A True Story” (reprinted; YC; March 23, 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)

SELF-DENIAL
The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (YMAG; Sept 1837)
Self-Denial, or, The Two Cousins” (YC; Jan 7, 1847)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)

THRIFT; FRUGALITY; MISERLINESS; GREED
Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
Uncle David,” by Catherine Sedgwick, in The Pearl (1837)
Dirk Heldriver” (MM; 1844)
Reminiscences of a Rag” (MM; 1844)
The Strawberry Woman,” by T. S. Arthur (YC; Sept 9, 1847)
The Miser and His Dinner” (Cab; Sept 1854)
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; Dec 1863)

TOBACCO-CHEWING; TOBACCO; SMOKING
“Tobacco Chewing,” by “Leslie,” in “The Ladies Wreath

SOCIAL VALUES

WEATHER & CLIMATE; SEASONS

Prognostications of the Weather” (MM; Nov 1844)
The Change of the Seasons” (MM; Nov 1850)
“The Telegraph Foretells the Weather,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

GALES; EQUINOCTIAL STORMS; HURRICANES
The gale of September 22-23, 1815 (Connecticut Mirror)
The gale of September 3, 1821 (Connecticut Mirror)

SEASONS

The Change of the Seasons” (MM; Nov 1850)
Pictured on the covers of Our Young Folks (1865-1867)

SEASONS AS METAPHOR FOR LIFE
Life & the Seasons” (Boston Pearl; March 1, 1834)
Life; its Seasons,” by C. W. Everett, in The Token (1836)

AUTUMN
The First Frost of Autumn,” by Samuel G. Goodrich, in The Token (1836)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)

WINTER
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
The Snow-Bird” (MM; Feb 1848)
A Siberian Winter” (Cab; Aug 1851)
The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; Jan 1858)
The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Mar 1859)
Rules for Winter” (YC; Jan 3, 1861)
Horatio Lovejoy’s New Year’s Eve. 1863-1864 (1882)

WISHES; WISHING

Wishes,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)

WORDS IN THE AIR: LANGUAGE & SPEECH PATTERNS

The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)
Slave-Holder” (SL #1; April 1835)
Dictionary of Americanisms, by John Russell Bartlett (1848)
Negro Songs—American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem; Oct 1853)
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (M; 1857-1860)
How the Boston Boys Talk,” by Oliver Onley (MM; Feb 1859)

SIMILES
Popular Similes” (YC; Nov 30, 1848)

WORDS & WORDPLAY
Popular Similes” (YC; Nov 30, 1848)
What the Steam Engine Does” (YC; July 19, 1849)
The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)
Curious Rhymes” (MM; March 1854)
Of What is the Alphabet Composed?,” by Mattie Bell (MM; July 1858)

ORATIONS & ORATORY; SPEECHES & SPEECH-MAKING
gestures for speakers, from The Schoolmate (SC)
The Atlantic Telegraph” (S&S; Oct 1858)
The Stars and Stripes,” by John A. Andrews (S&S; July 1861)
Our Heroic Dead” (S&S; Feb 1863)

WORDS ON THE PAGE: READING, WRITING


BOOKS & READING

BOOKMARK

BOOKS; READERS; NOVELS; FICTION
Novels and Romances” (1820; The Guardian; or Youth’s Religious Instructor)
On Novel Reading” (1820; The Guardian; or Religious Instructor)
The Waverly Novels” (Connecticut Mirror; Aug 23, 1824)
Books for Children” (1828; American Annals of Education)
Books,” by Lydia Maria Child (1831)
Devouring Books” (1835; American Annals of Education)
The Reading of Young Ladies” (1836; American Magazine of Useful Knowledge)
Reading is Not Thinking” (YMAG; May 26, 1837)
Reading for Young Ladies” (YMAG; July 7, 1837)
Confessions of a Novel Reader,” by “A.” (1839; Southern Literary Messenger)
Novel Writers and Publishers,” by M. M. Backus (1844; Christian Parlor Magazine)
Reaction to Felix Summerly’s attack on Peter Parley (1844)
Vicious Novels: Cause of Their Increase,” by F. C. W. (1845; The Mother’s Magazine)
What Books Shall I Read?” (1845; The Mother’s Assistant and the Young Lady’s Friend), by Simon Brown
Moral Poisons: The Antidote” (1845; The Mother’s Magazine), by F. C. W.
The Morality of Pictures” (1845; The Mother’s Assistant and the Young Lady’s Friend), by William A. Alcott
Pleasant and Profitable” (YC; Aug 27, 1846)
Gossip of the Month” (1847; Democratic Review)
Family & Social Reading” (1848; The Mother’s Magazine)
Hints to Young Men” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)
The Arabian Nights” (Cab; Sept 1850)
Novel Reading” (1853; The Western Gem)
Novels, Their Meaning and Mission” (1854; Putnam’s Monthly)
Give Your Child a Paper” (YC; Aug 23, 1855)
How to Make Boys Love Home” (1861; Arthur’s Home Magazine)
Beadle’s Dime Books” (1864; North American Review)
Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)
Children’s Books of the Year” (1866; North American Review)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)
What Does Johnny Read?” (LC; Jan 1872)
Titus Munson Coane reads Peter Parley (1877)
Lew Wallace reads Peter Parley (1906)
Robert Merry’s Museum and the Lure of the Sensational,” by Pat Pflieger
Samuel Goodrich and the Branding of American Children’s Books,” by Pat Pflieger (2007)

IN LITERATURE
Rollo Learning to Read, by Jacob Abbott (1835)
About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)
Letter to My Daughter Margaretta, with a Set of Merry’s Museum,” by William Ross Wallace (April 1860)
Elva Seeking Her Fortune,” by Sophie May (MM; 1865)
The Voyage of the Salt Mackerel,” by Charles Barnard (MM; 1872)
FRENCH NOVELS, INFLUENCE ON READERS
The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)

CREATION

THE ALPHABET
Stories for Children, by Cousin Sarah (1850-1853?)
Of What is the Alphabet Composed?,” by Mattie Bell (MM; July 1858)

WRITING; HANDWRITING; CALLIGRAPHY

WRITING IMPLEMENTS
PENS & PEN-MAKING
Art of Pen Making” (PP; 13 Sept 1834)

PENCILS
Mary Newell’s letter (1850)
“How Lead Pencils are Made,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

WRITING; AUTHORSHIP
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
An editor edits (The Bouquet; Sept 1832)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Ruth Hall, by “Fanny Fern” (1854)
A Literary Man in Distress,” by “Literatus” (1856; New-York Daily Tribune)
Female Resources for Writing,” by “P. P.” (1827; Boston Lyceum)
Names of Different Kinds of Type” (MM; Mar 1842)
Novel Writers and Publishers,” by M. M. Backus (1844; Christian Parlor Magazine)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Two pieces about books (ST; Feb 1854)
The Harper Establishment, by Jacob Abbott (1855)

PLAGIARISM
Life & the Seasons” (Boston Pearl; March 1, 1834)
Life; its Seasons,” by C. W. Everett, in The Token (1836)

RESEARCH, IMPORTANCE OF DOING OWN

WRITERS
NON-PROFESSIONAL WRITERS

AT THIS SITE
Juvenile Gazette, edited by Oliver Kendall, jr (1827-1828)
The Elves of the Forest Centre,” by Pansy (MM; Jan 1858)
Of What is the Alphabet Composed?,” by Mattie Bell (MM; July 1858)
Dr. Kane’s Boat—the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Jan 1859)
How the Boston Boys Talk,” by Oliver Onley (MM; Feb 1859)
The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Mar 1859)
The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
To the Boy Who Will Be President of the United States A. D. 1900” (MM; April 1863), by Samuel Wilson
Allie’s Christmas Eve,” by “Lillie Linden” (MM; Feb 1865)
Unella,” by Madge (MM; June 1865)
The Ladies Wreath

PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)

AT THIS SITE
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PUBLISHING; PRINTING; PUBLISHERS
Names of Different Kinds of Type” (MM; Mar 1842)
Two pieces about books (ST; Feb 1854)
The Harper Establishment, by Jacob Abbott (1855)

FREDERICK GLEASON (publisher)
Novel Reading” (1853; The Western Gem)

PAPER MAKING
Reminiscences of a Rag” (MM; 1844)

TYPES OF WORKS

ADVERTISING & ADVERTISEMENTS
for Kimber and Conrad, in A Picture Book, for Little Children (1811-1814)
Introduction,” by A. D. W., in The Pearl (1837)
illustrations advertising W. N. Stevens Variety Store (1837-1839)
Advertisement for Robert Merry’s Museum (Brother Jonathan; 12 Feb 1842)
Join in the Recreation of Your Children,” by Stephen T. Allen (1851; The Mother’s Magazine)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
advertisement for Tuttle’s Emporium (Cab; Jan 1854)
advertisement for The New York Tribune (MM; Oct 1857)
The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)
advertisements for Our Young Folks & Robert Merry’s Museum (YC; 12 Jan 1865)
SYNERGY IN ADVERTISING
Join in the Recreation of Your Children,” by Stephen T. Allen (1851; The Mother’s Magazine)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)

BIBLE
Texts” (SL; 1836, #8)
The Sum of the Commandments,” (SL #26; 1837?)
IN POETRY
The Negro Boy’s Petition” (SL #2; June 1835)
“Ruth and Naomi,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
“A Portion of the History of Job,” in “The Literary Gazette,” Emaline Wicks & J. V. H. Scoville (1861)

BOOKS
ILLUSTRATIONS, EDITED BY OWNER
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

CHAPBOOKS
A Picture Book, for Little Children (1811-1814)
The Vagabond, by Samuel Goodrich (1819)
The Two Doves & the Owl, by Samuel Goodrich (1821)
The Riddle Book (1826)
The Riddle Book (1828)
Ditties for Children, by Nancy Sproat (1828-1843?)
Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
William and Eliza; or, The Visit (1841-1844?)
Stories for Children, by Cousin Sarah (1850-1853?)

DIME NOVELS
Beadle’s Dime Books” (1864; North American Review)
Industry & Idleness,” by William L. Williams (S&S; Nov 1864)
Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)

FABLES
IN EDUCATION
The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)

GIFT ANNUALS; GIFT BOOKS; GIFT ALBUMS
The Legendary (1828)
About The Token (1828-1842)
Life beyond the Mountains,” in The Token (1836)
To ***,” in The Token (1836)
Selections from The Token for 1836 (1836)
Selections from The Pearl (1837)

NEW YEAR’S ADDRESSES
New Year’s address (PP; Jan 1838)
The New Year” (MM; Jan 1842)
A New-Year’s Bow” (MM; Jan 1843)
January” (MM; Jan 1844)
A New Year’s Address” (MM; Jan 1846)
A New Year’s Salutation” (MM; Jan 1849)
January” (MM; Jan 1851)
Carrier’s Address” (MM; Jan 1855)
Carrier’s Address” (MM; Jan 1856)
A Happy New Year,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; Jan 1856)
New Year’s Morning” (MM; Jan 1859)
A New-Year’s Welcome” (MM; Jan 1864)

NURSERY RHYMES
The Riddle Book (1826)
The Riddle Book (1828)
Nursery Rhymes: A Dialogue” (MM; Aug 1846)

PERIODICALS
IN GENERAL

INTRODUCTIONS
Editor’s Address to Her Young Readers” (JuvMag; Jan 1788)
Preface” (CMag; Jan 1789)
Prospectus” (PP; 16 Mar 1833)
To the Public” (PP; 16 March 1833)

ILLUSTRATIONS

EDITED ILLUSTRATIONS

PREMIUMS

SUBSCRIBING

NEWSPAPER

POETRY

ROBINSONNADE
Story of Philip Brusque” (MM; 1841-1842)

WORKS FOR YOUNG READERS
A Picture Book, for Little Children (1811-1814)
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
Peter Parley’s Story of the Little Gardener, by Samuel Goodrich (1833)
For My Youngest Readers” (PP; 14 Sept 1833)
Peter Parley’s Juvenile Tales, by Samuel Goodrich (1836)
three little poems for little readers (MM; 1843)
The Holiday Book, by Francis C. Woodworth (1853)

INDIVIDUAL WORKS

BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (book by John James Audubon)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)

BLEAK HOUSE (novel by Charles Dickens)
“We ‘re All Groping,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)

CHEROKEE ROSE BUDS; WREATH OF CHEROKEE ROSE BUDS (amateur periodical)
Indian Youth’s Newspaper” (YC; 7 Sept 1854)

FERN LEAVES FROM FANNY’S PORTFOLIO (book by “Fanny Fern”; Sara Willis Payson)

THE FOUNTAIN (book)
Review of The Fountain (SL #1; April 1835)

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN (book by Sir Walter Scott)
The Waverly Novels” (Connecticut Mirror; Aug 23, 1824)

“HIGGLETY, PIGGLETY POP!” (nursery rhyme by Samuel Griswold Goodrich)
Nursery Rhymes: A Dialogue” (MM; Aug 1846)

ILLUSTRATED BALLADS OF NEW ENGLAND (book by John Greenleaf Whittier)

JUVENILE GAZETTE
To the readers, by Oliver Kendall, jr (JG; 24 Nov 1827)

THE LEGENDARY (gift book)
The Legendary (1828)

LITTLE LEAVES FOR LITTLE READERS

MARMION (book by Sir Walter Scott)
New Year’s address (PP; Jan 1838)


“Ode, Addressed to J. G. Percival, M. D.”
OUR YOUNG FOLKS

PARLEY’S MAGAZINE
Prospectus” (PP; 16 Mar 1833)
To the Public” (PP; 16 March 1833)
‘Uncle’ Peter Parley,” by William Oliver Stevens (1925)

THE PEARL; or, AFFECTION’S GIFT (gift book)
Selections from The Pearl (1837)
Introduction” in The Pearl (1837)
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
Cross Questions and Crooked Answers,” by Susanna Newbould (Cab; February 1856)

ROBERT MERRY’S MUSEUM & ROBERT MERRY

SLAVE’S FRIEND
Interesting Anecdote” (SL #1; April 1835)
Letter to the Editor” (SL #4; 1835)
Children All Abolitionist” (SL #5; 1835)
To Juvenile Anti-Slavery Societies,” (SL #26; 1837?)

“SONG OF HIAWATHA” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

THE TOKEN; THE TOKEN AND ATLANTIC SOUVENIR (gift book)
To ***,” in The Token (1836)
Life beyond the Mountains,” in The Token (1836)
Selections from The Token (1836)

WALDEN (book by Henry David Thoreau)
Life in the Woods” (YC; July 19, 1849)

WAVERLY NOVELS; WAVERLEY NOVELS (books by Sir Walter Scott)
The Waverly Novels” (Connecticut Mirror; Aug 23, 1824)


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