Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read

Voices from Nineteenth-Century America

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ART & ARTWORK

Anna’s Picture,” by “Florence,” in The Token (1836)
Star Papers, by Henry Ward Beecher (1855)
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; January 1836)
Distant Worlds” (MM; July 1852)
AURORA BOREALIS; NORTHERN LIGHTS
The Aurora Borealis,” by “Francis” (YMAG; 14 April 1837)
MOON
The Moon” (MM; June 1841)
Curiosities of Sleep” (Cab; April 1854)
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; January 1836)
METEORS; LEONIDS
Meteors and the Leonids of 1833, by Samuel Goodrich (1843)

APPAREL

CLOTHING
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
“Dress,” by “Obi,” in “The Ladies Wreath
The Bloomer Dress” (Cab; Oct 1852)
“What Cashmere Shawls are Made Of,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

CLOTHING OF GIRLS
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
The Bloomer Dress” (Cab; Oct 1852)
Clothing for Girls,” by G. M. J. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 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)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
Vanity Punished” (YC; 9 September 1847)
Dress and Address,” by Nathan Sargent (YC; 30 December 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; August 1851)
The Knitters” (YC; 26 December 1861)
Knitting-Work,” by Genie M. Wilde (OYF; March 1872)
SEWING
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
The Sewing-Machine” (MM; January 1857)
Old Times & New,” by Margaret (MM; August 1858)
SEWING IMPLEMENTS: STRAIGHT PIN
WEAVING; HOMESPUN
A Story of the Revolution” (MM; August 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; 13 April 1833)
City and Country,” by A. D. Woodbridge, in The Pearl (1837)
William and Eliza; or, The Visit (1841-1844?)
Hay-Making” (YC; 23 July 1846)
two celebrations of American Independence Day (YC; 23 July 1846)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)
Hunting Eggs,” by Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; January 1870)
FREEDOM
Little Bird’s Complaint,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The Pretty Robin” (SL; 1836, #8)
Independence” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Liberty” (MM; December 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; 7 July 1837)
The Farmer and Soldier,” by Lydia Sigourney (YC; 12 February 1846)
MILITARY LIFE; SOLDIERS; ARMY
The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)

CRIME

The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
A Common Excuse,” (SL #3; July 1835)
Three Little Boys in Prison,” by Charles Holden (The Mother’s Assistant; January 1844)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
Girl Stealing” (YC; 30 December 1847)
Two pieces on behavior at school (ST; Nov 1853)

ECONOMICS

The Protegee,” by Eliza Leslie, in The Pearl (1837)
About Labor & Property” (MM; January 1841)
Who Needs $4 a Day?” (MM; March 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; 9 September 1847)
Letter to the Editor” (YC; 28 December 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; 12 August 1847)
Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio (series one & two), by “Fanny Fern” (1853)
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (MM; 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; January 1868)
Young Italy in Boston,” by “Stella” (MM; January 1870)
“Lines,” by “Cleon,” in “The Ladies Wreath
WEALTH
Thy Will Be Done,” by W. (YC; 22 November 1849)
IMPERMANENCE OF WEALTH
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)
Thy Will Be Done,” by W. (YC; 22 November 1849)

EDUCATION; SCHOOLS; SCHOOL LIFE

The Schoolboy” (JuvMag; April & June 1788)
The Schoolboy” (CMag; April 1789)
Prospectus” (PP; 16 March 1833)
To the Public” (PP; 16 March 1833)
The District School As It Was (2nd ed, 1838), by Warren Burton
The Reading of Young Ladies” (American Magazine of Useful Knowledge; December 1836)
To A. S.,” in The Pearl (1837)
The Well-Bred Boy (1839; rev 1844)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
Alfred Poole” (MM; May 1845)
Confinement of Children in School,” by Dr. James Jackson (The Mother’s Assistant; July 1845)
Treatment of Children at School,” by Dr. S. B. Woodward (The Mother’s Assistant; October 1845)
Female Education” (1848)
School Learning,” by Helen C. Knight (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend January 1849)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1850; published 1920)
Conversation. To Young Ladies” (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; November 1853)
Love of Nature” (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; August 1853)
Parental Duties,” by J. W. Guernsey (Mother’s Assistant; July 1853)
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; December 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; 7 July 1837)
The Ladder of Learning (1839)
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; 5 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; 12 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Victim,” by Abbie (YC; 19 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Widow,” by Abbie (YC; 26 June 1846)
The Boy Who Loved Truth,” by Julia A. Fletcher (YC; 26 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; 2 July 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; 9 July 1846)
The School-Mistress,” by M. W. D. (YC; 13 September 1849)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)
The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)
Placing a Daughter at School,” by Motte Hall (ST; Nov 1853)
Two pieces on behavior at school (ST; Nov 1853)
True Courage,” by “Aunt Kate” (YC; 3 August 1854)
Mrs. Warner’s Prejudice,” by Lesina (YC; 16 August 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; 7 January 1847)
Clara Sinclair,” by Caroline Gilman (Cab; Sept 1850)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)
Who Needs $4 a Day?” (MM; March 1862)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 August 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)
Freed Children in Virginia,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; December 1870)
Freed Children in Washington,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; Nov 1871)
EDUCATION OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED; EDUCATION OF THE BLIND
Freed Children in Washington,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; Nov 1871)
EDUCATION OF THE HEARING IMPAIRED; EDUCATION OF THE DEAF
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
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)
Mathematics for Girls,” by Mrs. J. H. Hanaford (ST; January 1854)
SPELLING
The American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster (1800?)
The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)
STUDYING
The Ladder of Learning (1839)
The Well-Bred Boy (1839; rev 1844)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
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; January 1858)

ETIQUETTE; CONDUCT; CONDUCT OF LIFE

The Ladder of Learning (1839)
The Well-Bred Boy (1839; rev 1844)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
What to Do, and How to Do It, by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1844)
Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)
Hints for Children” (YC; 12 April 1849)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
How to Go to School,” by H. E. B. (LC; December 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; 12 October 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; 30 December 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; 13 September 1849)
Unhappy Elopement” (YC; 22 November 1849)
The Four Wills” (Cab; Sept 1854)
Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)

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)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)

GENDER

FEMALE; GIRLS & WOMEN


The Female Adviser” (JuvMag; Feb & March 1788)
Female Resources for Writing,” by “P. P.” (Boston Lyceum; August 1827)
Lucy Nelson, the Boy-Girl,” by Eliza Leslie (YC; 30 November 1831)
Sarah Tuttle’s scrapbook (1834-1860s)
The Reading of Young Ladies” (American Magazine of Useful Knowledge; December 1836)
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; 7 July 1837)
The Untidy Girl” (Cab; Feb 1847)
Tearing Open the Rosebud” (YC; 8 June 1848)
A Good Girl at School” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1850; published 1920)
Who Will Make a Good Wife” (YC; 30 May 1850)
Clothing for Girls,” by G. M. J. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 1853)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Means of Exercise for Girls” (ST; July 1853)
Working, in The Harper Establishment (1855)
Crooked Spines in Girls,” by Helen C. Lewis (Arthur’s Home Magazine; July 1861)
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; August 1844)
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; 5 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; 2 July 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; 9 July 1846)
Skating—Woman’s Rights,” by William C. Cutter (MM; Feb 1857)
The Elves of the Forest Centre,” by Pansy (MM; January 1858)
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; December 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; 16 March 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” (American Magazine of Useful Knowledge; December 1836)
To Our Young Female Readers” (PP; Feb 1836)
Female Education” (1848)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
School Learning,” by Helen C. Knight (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; January 1849)
A Good Girl at School” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Means of Exercise for Girls” (ST; July 1853)
Conversation. To Young Ladies” (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; November 1853)
Love of Nature” (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; August 1853)
IN FICTION
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; 5 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; 12 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Victim,” by Abbie (YC; 19 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Widow,” by Abbie (YC; 26 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; 2 July 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; 9 July 1846)
Clara Sinclair,” by Caroline Gilman (Cab; Sept 1850)
Placing a Daughter at School,” by Motte Hall (ST; Nov 1853)
Mathematics for Girls,” by Mrs. J. H. Hanaford (ST; January 1854)
Mrs. Warner’s Prejudice,” by Lesina (YC; 16 August 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; 7 January 1846)
The Boy Who Loved Truth,” by Julia A. Fletcher (YC; 26 June 1846)
Boys of Sixteen” (YC; 19 August 1847)
Fifteen Young Men” (YC; 13 September 1848)
The Old School House,” by J. A. (YC; 15 November 1849)
You Will Be Wanted” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Young Men,” by Charlotte Gilman (YC; 22 November 1849)
Hints to Young Men” (YC; 22 November 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 August 1865)
Two Ways of Being Manly,” by F. W. A. P. (MM; 1868)
What Does Johnny Read?” (LC; January 1872)
A Quiet Study” (MM; May 1872)

GHOSTS

The Terrified Sailors” (PP; 16 March 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; December 1842), by Samuel Goodrich
poem (MM; January 1846)
POLITICAL POWER
The Three Sceptres,” by Sarah Josepha Hale, in The Token (1836)

GUNS

How a Man Feels When He is Shot” (YC; 3 October 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 (published 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; August 1836)
“Caesar and Jubal” & “Independence,” in The Slave’s Friend (1837?, #16)
Independence” (SL; 1837?, #16)
two celebrations of American Independence Day (YC; 23 July 1846)
Independence Day” (MM; July 1863)
The Boys’ Fourth-of-July,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; July 1865)
4 July 1865,” by “Lulie” (S&S; July 1865)
editorial comment on 4 July 1865 (MM; July 1865)
THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Memories,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Oct 1856)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; January 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; January 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; January 1838)

RIDDLES & PUZZLES & GAMES & SPORTS; PASTTIMES & PLAY; FITNESS; EXERCISE & EXERCISING

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 (1849-1850; published 1920)
Mary Newell’s letter (1850)
Hieroglyphical Letter to the Editor” (Cab; Feb 1851)
Riddle,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; June 1853)
Means of Exercise for Girls” (ST; July 1853)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
Merry’s Book of Puzzles (1856)
Letter From Henry C. Wright: ‘Merry’s Museum’ the Handmaid of Slavery,” by Henry C. Wright (The Liberator; 20 March 1857)
“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 Well-Bred Boy (1839; rev 1844)
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
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; January 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
Kate and Her Kitty” (YC; 25 May 1848)
advertisement for Tuttle’s Emporium (Cab; January 1854)
BOATS
The Sail-Boat,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)
The Water-melon Boats” (YC; 12 August 1847)
DOLLS
The Spendthrift Doll,” by Sarah Orne Jewett (MM; Feb 1871)
JACK STRAWS; JACK-STRAWS
Kate and Her Kitty” (YC; 25 May 1848)
SLEDS
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
WHISTLES
My First Whistle” (MM; January 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 Well-Bred Boy (1839; rev 1844)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Children and Children’s Parties,” by S. B. S. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 1853)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)
DANCING
Gossip of the Month” (Democratic Review; May 1847)
The City Girl,” by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

HOUSEHOLD MATTERS

FURNISHINGS; FURNITURE
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
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 Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
The Would-be Lady and the True One,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 16 March 1865)
COOKING: FOOD; RECIPES
Recipe for curds and whey (1828)
Recipes from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan (1839)
Confectioners” (PP; July 1836)
Early Culture of Children,” by G. M. J. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 1853)
Physical Education of Children” (Tilt’s Elements of Health; 1853)
Parental Duties,” by J. W. Guernsey (Mother’s Assistant; July 1853)
Recipes from The Virginia Housewife, by Mary Randolph (1860)
Sugar-Making by the Indians” (YC; 18 May 1865)

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; January 1841)
Who Needs $4 a Day?” (MM; March 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 August 1865)
BLACKSMITH; BLACKSMITHING
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
CARPENTER-WORK; CARPENTERING; CARPENTER TOOLS
CHIMNEY SWEEPS
The Sweep and the Tombstones” (SL; 1836, #8)
EXPLORER; EXPLORING
Dr. Kane’s Boat—the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; January 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; 12 February 1846)
Hay-Making” (YC; 23 July 1846)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
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; 16 March 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; 1 March 1834)
Life; its Seasons,” by C. W. Everett, in The Token (1836)

CHILDREN; CHILDHOOD

The District School As It Was (2nd ed, 1838), by Warren Burton
Sarah Tuttle’s scrapbook (1834-1860s)
“Dear Friend Robert Merry”: Letters from 19th-century Children
Three Little Boys in Prison,” by Charles Holden (The Mother’s Assistant; January 1844)
Dangers of Childhood, and Means of Obviating Them,” by George Whippel (1845; The Mother’s Assistant)
Hints for Children” (YC; 12 April 1849)
Touching Expression” (YC; 19 July 1849)
Unnatural Children” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York, by Catherine Elizabeth Havens (1849-1850; 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; CHILDREN AS PRISONERS
Three Little Boys in Prison,” by Charles Holden (The Mother’s Assistant; January 1844)
LOST CHILDREN; KIDNAPPED CHILDREN
Peter Parley’s Story of the Trapper, by Samuel Goodrich (1829)
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
Stolen Children,” (SL #3; July 1835)
Near 307 Stolen Children” (SL; 1837?, #16)
Girl Stealing” (YC; 30 December 1847)
Singular Adventure of a Lost Child” (YC; 23 August 1855)
NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Neglected Children” (YC; 23 February 1865)
SLAVE CHILDREN
Stolen Children,” (SL #3; July 1835)
The Stolen Girls” (YC; 10 June 1847)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 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; 13 April 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 August 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; 23 September 1847)
Tearing Open the Rosebud” (YC; 8 June 1848)
Children and Children’s Parties,” by S. B. S. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 1853)
Degeneracy of Stature”, by Thrace Talmon (The National Era; 18 December 1856)
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 (American Baptist Magazine; October 1831)
Precocious Children,” by Samuel Goodrich (1844)
Unnatural Children” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Children and Children’s Parties,” by S. B. S. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 1853)
Early Culture of Children,” by G. M. J. (The Mothers’ Journal and Family Visitant; 1853)
Physical Education of Children” (Tilt’s Elements of Health; 1853)
Parental Duties,” by J. W. Guernsey (Mother’s Assistant; July 1853)
Early Training of Children” (The Fireside Miscellany; and Young People’s Encyclopedia; February 1854)
A Crooked Tree” (MM; Feb 1857)
Children, from One to Three Years of Age” (Arthur’s Home Magazine; December 1861)
Baby Education” (Arthur’s Home Magazine; August 1861)
advertisements for Dr. Brown’s Baby-Tender (MM; June & July 1865)
DISCIPLINING (also see under “OBEDIENCE”)
Case of Conviction,” by Francis Wayland (American Baptist Magazine; October 1831)
Early Training of Children” (The Fireside Miscellany; and Young People’s Encyclopedia; February 1854)

COURTSHIP, 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)
Jane Graham; or, ‘I Shant Marry That Man’ ” (YC; 23 July 1846)
My Fortune’s Made,” by Mary Alexina Smith (YC; 23 November 1848)
Unhappy Elopement” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Who Will Make a Good Wife” (YC; 30 May 1850)
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; 2 April 1846)
Repining and Repentance” (YC; 12 February 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 (1849-1850; 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; 22 November 1849)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 August 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; 7 July 1837)
A Story of the Revolution” (MM; August 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; 12 August 1847)
Allie’s Christmas Eve,” by “Lillie Linden” (MM; Feb 1865)
Neglected Children” (YC; 23 February 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; 13 April 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; 11 January 1832)
Little Edward” (YC; 8 February 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; January 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; 14 January 1846)
The Two Houses” (YC; 12 Feb 1846)
Child’s Grief,” by Mary Ann (YC; 2 April 1846)
Little Susan, the Poor-House Girl,” by J. A. (YC; 12 August 1847)
Sabbath Scholar Drowned” (YC; 13 September 1849)
A Step from the Altar to the Tomb,” by J. E. E. (YC; 13 September 1849)
Unhappy Elopement” (YC; 22 November 1849)
Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” [Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon] (1854)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
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 (published 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; 12 August 1847)
DISABILITY; DISABLED CHILD
Kate and Her Kitty” (YC; 25 May 1848)
The Patient Sufferer,” by S. (MM; March 1857)
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; 14 April 1837)
The Patient Sufferer,” by S. (MM; March 1857)
Freed Children in Washington,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; Nov 1871)
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; 14 April 1837)
Do Your Duty to Your Brothers and Sisters,” by Lydia Sigourney (YMAG; 7 July 1837)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
The Patient Sufferer,” by S. (MM; March 1857)
DEAF SLAVE
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MENTAL DISABILITY
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; 11 January 1832)
HEALTH, IMPORTANCE OF
My Schoolmates: The Victim,” by Abbie (YC; 19 June 1846)

MUSIC; SONGS

The Snow-Bird” (MM; Feb 1848)
The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; January 1858)
“YANKEE DOODLE”
BY STEPHEN FOSTER: “OLD UNCLE NED”; “THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME”
Negro Songs—American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem; October 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; PREHISTORY; PREHISTORIC CREATURES; DINOSAURS
“A Former State of This Earth”: Fossils in Early American Works for Children (online exhibit; 2008-2016)
“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)

Teeth” (JGaz1819; January 1820)

Peale’s mastodon skeleton, in The Child’s First Book of History (1832); in The Child’s Own Book of American Geography (1832); in Peter Parley’s Tales About the State and City of New York (1832);

Petrified Forests” (JR; 16 May 1832)
Fossil Shells” (PP; 7 June 1834)
The Fireside” (PP; March 1839)
Bones of a Mastodon” (Cab; 11 July 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; 9 December 1841)
Peale’s mastodon skeleton, in Peter Parley’s Visit to the City of New-York (1841-1844?)
Wonders of Geology” (MM; January 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; December 1848)
Geology” (Mirror; March 1849)
Fossil Foot-Prints” (Mirror; December 1849)
Fossil Tree in the Coal Rocks” (MM; December 1852)
Wonders of Geology” (SMate; March 1852)
Letters About Geology,” by “Professor Pickaxe” (ST; 1853)
The Mammoth” (ChFriendPA; Twelfth month 1871)
The Ancient World,” by “Uncle Jacob” (ChFriendPA; Fourth month 1872)
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; KITTEN
Kate and Her Kitty” (YC; 25 May 1848)
Katie’s Sacrifice,” by E. N. H. (S&S; Nov 1864)
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; 24 August 1854)
SQUIRREL
The Squirrel” (MM; December 1841)
Two pieces on behavior at school (ST; Nov 1853)
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; 16 March 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)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; January 1858)
Bird-Catching,” by R. H. Stoddard & Winslow Homer (OYF; August 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 August 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; December 1866)
ROBIN
“The Pretty Robin” & “Robin Red-Breast,” in The Slave’s Friend” (SL; 1836, #8)
VULTURE
War and Glory,” by Samuel Johnson (YMAG; 7 July 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; 12 August 1847)
William, the Negro Boy,” by Jane L. Gray (Cab; April 1849)
The King of Ashantee” (MM; March 1850)
Negro Songs—American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem; October 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)
Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)
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; 10 June 1847)
Who Are the Aggressors?,” by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (New York Evening Post; 15 Oct 1856)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; 13 April 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?)
Who Are the Aggressors?,” by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (New York Evening Post; 15 Oct 1856)
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; 10 June 1847)
GEORGE THOMPSON
George Thompson” (SL; 1836, #8)
HENRY C. WRIGHT; HENRY CLARKE WRIGHT
Letter From Henry C. Wright: ‘Merry’s Museum’ the Handmaid of Slavery,” by Henry C. Wright (The Liberator; 20 March 1857)

NATIONAL FREEDMAN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
FREEDMEN; FORMER SLAVES; ; FORMER SLAVE CHILDREN; CIVIL WAR VETERAN
A Man and Three Children” (SL #5; 1835)
chapter 8 & 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
Freed Children in Virginia,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; December 1870)
Freed Children in Washington,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; Nov 1871)
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; December 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; 12 August 1847)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
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; January 1862)
Sugar-Making by the Indians” (YC; 18 May 1865)
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; 19 July 1849)
The Indian’s Story” (MM; January 1850)
Pukkwana,” by Susanna Newbould (MM; April 1858)
The Grateful Indian,” by Martha G. (MM; August 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; OJIBWE; OJIBWA; ANISHINAABE
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
Sugar-Making by the Indians” (YC; 18 May 1865)
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; 19 July 1849)
OSAGE, OMAHA, MISSOURI
PENOBSCOT
Walks About Boston: The Indians” (PP; January 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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
CLARA MERRIAM BARTLETT (1852-1857)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
JOEL BENTON (writer; born 1832)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
SARAH BISHOP (Connecticut hermit)
poem about Sarah Bishop, by Samuel G. Goodrich (Connecticut Mirror; 25 August 1823)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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; 30 January 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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
WILSON CHINN (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
BENJAMIN CLARK; HULDAH CLARK; JOHN STEWART CLARK; THOMAS ESKRIDGE CLARK (crime victims)
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
CLARK BROTHERS (writers)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
HENRY CLAY (politician)
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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)
ABBY ARNOLD DILLINGHAM (teenager; 1842-1857)
The Patient Sufferer,” by S. (MM; March 1857)
DOROTHEA DIX
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
ROSINA DOWNS (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 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)
MARTHA BOCKEE FLINT (writer; born 1841)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
EDWIN FORREST (actor)
JOHN C. FREMONT (explorer & presidential candidate)
Who Are the Aggressors?,” by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (New York Evening Post; 15 Oct 1856)
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; October 1841)
My First Whistle” (MM; January 1841), by Samuel Goodrich
The Veritable Peter Parley” (Brother Jonathan; 12 Feb 1842)
Authorcraft” (Littell’s Living Age; 6 June 1846)
Politics” (Youth’s Casket; October 1852)
Recollections of a Lifetime, Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1856)
Death of Samuel Goodrich” (Littell’s Living Age; 19 June 1860)
Titus Munson Coane reads Peter Parley (The Galaxy; April 1877)
S. G. Goodrich,” by J. C. Derby (1884)
Peter Parley,” by L. H. Martin (The Congregationalist; 14 October 1897)
Peter Parley,” by Donald G. Mitchell (1897)
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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, Illinois)
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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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; January 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)
CICERO WILLIS HARRIS (writer; born 1857)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
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 (1849-1850; 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)
GRACE WEBSTER HINSDALE (1854-1857); CHARLES HADDOCK HINSDALE (1851-1857); THEODORE SWAN HINSDALE (1856-1857)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
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; August 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; August 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; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 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; 30 January 1864)
ELISHA KENT KANE (explorer)
Dr. Kane’s Boat—the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; January 1859)
OLIVER KENDALL, JR (editor)
Juvenile Gazette (1827-1828)
WILLIAM KNIBB (abolitionist)
The Stolen Girls” (YC; 10 June 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; 9 March 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)
Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)
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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
HORATIO PHINEAS LOVEJOY; HORATIO P. LOVEJOY; AMELIA L. LOVEJOY; SOPHRONIA GEORGE (Illinoisans)
GEORGE LUNT (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
CASSIE MONCURE LYNE (born 1845)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
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)
A Visit from St. Nicholas,” by Clement Clarke Moore (various)
Moore’s contributions to The New-York Book of Poetry (1837)
Clement Clarke Moore and ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ ” by Pat Pflieger (2001)
SAMUEL MORSE (inventor)
Professor Morse” (Cab; April 1848)
EDWARD H. MORRIS (criminal)
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
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 August 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; December 1866)
ADELBERT OLDER (Union soldier & poet)
memorial page for Adelbert Older (MM; February 1865), with poetry by Belle P. R. and Adelbert Older
“OLIVER OPTIC” (William T. Adams; writer)
Cover of Oliver Optic’s Magazine (1867)
Review of Oliver Optic’s Books for Boys (New Englander and Yale Review; July 1872)
MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI (philosopher)
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
JOHN HOWARD PAINE (composer); “HOME SWEET HOME”
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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; September 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; August 1866)
BUCHANAN READ
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
HENRY SCOTT (ex-slave)
Henry Scott,” (SL #3; July 1835)
JENNIE SHARP (1853-1857)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
MARY ELIZABETH WILSON SHERWOOD (writer; born 1826)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY (writer)
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
ELIZABETH SMITH (linguist; 1776-1806)
The Well-Bred Girl (1841; rev 1850)
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)
The Children’s ‘Robert Merry’ and the Late John N. Stearns, by William Hoyt Coleman (The New York Evangelist; 16 May 1895)
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; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 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; 19 July 1849)
HENRY TOOLEY (lawyer; Natchez, Mississippi)
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
J. PERKINS TRACY (writer; born 1826)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
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 (died 18 March 1831)
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; 11 January 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)
CHARLES WEBSTER (son of Daniel Webster; 1821-1824)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
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 (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
WILLIAM EPHRAIM WHEELER (1844-1846)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
PROSPER M. WETMORE (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JOHN A. WHIPPLE (astronomer)
Daguerreotypes of the Moon” (SMate; January 1854)
WILLIAM CHALMERS WHITCOMB (minister); MARIA SARAH WHITCOMB (1854-1855); MARY HARRIET WHITCOMB (1854-1855)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
ISAAC WHITE (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 1865)
ROBERT WHITEhead (ex-slave)
White and Colored Slaves” (Harper’s Weekly; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 1865)
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (writer)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
WILLIAM JAMES WILLIAMS (writer; born 1828)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
N. P. WILLIS; NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS (writer)
“ ‘Peter Parley’—As Known to His Daughter,” by Emily Goodrich Smith (Connecticut Quarterly; July, August, September 1898)
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)
Peter Parley’s Method of Telling About Geography to Children, by Samuel Goodrich (1831)
Reaction to Felix Summerly’s attack on Peter Parley (Littell’s Living Age; 21 September 1844)
Peter Parley,” a reward of merit (1860s)
Review of Oliver Optic’s Books for Boys (New Englander and Yale Review; July 1872)
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)
Reaction to Felix Summerly’s attack on Peter Parley (Littell’s Living Age; 21 September 1844)

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
Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, by John Dunn Hunter (3rd. ed, 1824)
Pictures of Various Nations” (MM; 1844)
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; August 1851)

AFRICA

EXPLOITATION OF
The King of Ashantee” (MM; March 1850)
ASHANTEE “LEGEND”
The King of Ashantee” (MM; March 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; January 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; December 1871)
Thomas Nast pictures the Little Corporal (LC; December 1871)
More About the Fire” (LC; December 1871)
What Ben and the Twins Did for Chicago,” by Sara Conant (MM; December 1871)
letters in The Little Corporal about the Chicago Fire (LC)
A Picture Story of the Chicago Fire” (LC; January 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; January 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; August 1844)
Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney (1844)
Signers of the Declaration of Independence,” by Ralph Wilson (MM; March 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)
Who Are the Aggressors?,” by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (New York Evening Post; 15 Oct 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; January 1861)
The Stars and Stripes,” by John A. Andrews (S&S; July 1861)
Hail, Columbia!” (S&S; August 1861)
How a Man Feels When He is Shot” (YC; 3 October 1861)
The Knitters” (YC; 26 December 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; December 1863)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; January 1865)
The Color-Bearer,” by John Townsend Trowbridge (OYF; January 1865)
Our Exchanged Prisoners” (YC; 5 January 1865)
The Capture of Savannah” (YC; 5 January 1865
Adventures of a ‘Merry’ Boy” (MM; Feb 1865)
memorial page for Adelbert Older (MM; February 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; 9 March 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; 13 April 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 4 July 1865 (MM; July 1865)
two poems for 4 July 1865 (MM; July 1865)
Victory at Last,” by C. C. (MM; July 1865)
4 July 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; 10 August 1865)
“Frightened into Seeing,” in Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)
Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)
Freed Children in Washington,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; Nov 1871)
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 August 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; December 1866)
WISCONSIN, CIVIL WAR REGIMENT
The Army of the American Eagle” (LC; July 1865)
Patriotic Eagle” (YC; 9 August 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; December 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; 7 July 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)
Freed Children in Washington,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; Nov 1871)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
GEORGIA
The Capture of Savannah” (YC; 5 January 1865
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
ILLINOIS
Horatio Lovejoy’s New Year’s Eve. 1863-1864 (published 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; August 1866)
LOUISIANA
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
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; 13 April 1833)
Walks About Boston: The Indians” (PP; January 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; January 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)
MISSISSIPPI
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
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; January 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 (1849-1850; published 1920)
advertisement for Tuttle’s Emporium (Cab; January 1854)
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (MM; 1857-1860)
The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; March 1859)
What a Bore!,” by Helen C. Weeks (YC; 2 February 1871)

BARNUM’S AMERICAN MUSEUM
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (MM; 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; 14 April 1837)
COLUMBUS, OHIO
Interview of the Blind with the Deaf and Dumb” (YMAG; 14 April 1837)
PENNSYLVANIA
GETTYSBURG; BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)
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)
Freed Children in Virginia,” by “Elizabeth Kilham” (OYF; December 1870)
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)

ARKANSAS TERRITORY
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
CALIFORNIA
Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)
Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” [Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon] (1854)
Books I Best Remember” (New York Times; 1898-1899)
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; 28 October 1869)

REGIONS & REGIONALISM

THE NORTH
NEW ENGLAND LIFE
The District School As It Was (2nd ed, 1838), by Warren Burton
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)
Mary Newell’s letter (1850)
Margaret, by Sylvester Judd (1st ed., 1845)
Amy’s Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)
The Four Wills” (Cab; Sept 1854)
Star Papers, by Henry Ward Beecher (1855)
Recollections of a Lifetime, Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1856)
Thanksgiving Memories,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Oct 1856)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; January 1865)
Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)
“YANKEES”
Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)
The Adventures of Gilbert Go-ahead” (MM; 1851-1856)
THE SOUTH
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
Bowie Knife,” (SL #26; 1837?)
Eye and Ear Notes, by “Uncle James” (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)
A True Story” (reprinted; YC; 23 March 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; 13 April 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)
Who Are the Aggressors?,” by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (New York Evening Post; 15 Oct 1856)
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; 9 March 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; January 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)
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; October 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; 30 January 1864)
White Slaves” (YC; 9 March 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; 13 April 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; 8 February 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 Pilsbury (The Mother’s Assistant; April 1845)
My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; 12 June 1846)
I Think I Will Not Change” (YC; 13 April 1848)
Fifteen Young Men” (YC; 13 September 1848)
Effie Somers,” by W. (YC; 30 May 1850)
Conversation. To Young Ladies” (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; November 1853)
Love of Nature” (The Mother’s Assistant and Young Lady’s Friend; August 1853)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)
CHRISTIAN DEATH
A Little Girl Who was Burned to Death” (YC; 11 January 1832)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
CHRISTIANITY AS CONSOLATION
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
Thy Will Be Done,” by W. (YC; 22 November 1849)
Effie Somers,” by W. (YC; 30 May 1850)
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
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; 22 November 1849)
METHODISM; METHODISTS; METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Lost Child, by Timothy Flint (1830)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)

REWARD OF MERIT


SCRAPBOOK


SLEEP

Physical Education of Children” (Tilt’s Elements of Health; 1853)
Curiosities of Sleep” (Cab; April 1854)
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

New and True Stories for Children (1849)
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)
BICYCLE; VELOCIPEDE; DANDY HORSE
The Velocipede or Swift Walker” (Connecticut Mirror; 31 May 1819)

CLOCKS; TIME-KEEPING
DAGUERREOTYPES, DAGUERREOTYPING; PHOTOS, PHOTOGRAPHING, PHOTOGRAPHY
Daguerreotypes of children
Daguerreotypes of the Moon” (SMate; January 1854)
Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, by Jacob Abbott (1859)

MATTHEW BRADY (daguerreotypist)
SEWING MACHINE
The Sewing-Machine” (MM; January 1857)
Old Times & New,” by Margaret (MM; August 1858)
STEAM POWER
SUBWAY
What a Bore!,” by Helen C. Weeks (YC; 2 February 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; ACTORS AND ACTING


TRAVELLING; TRANSPORTATION

The Velocipede or Swift Walker” (Connecticut Mirror; 31 May 1819)
Silent Companion” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)
The Well-Bred Boy (1839; rev 1844)
Rollo’s Travels, by Jacob Abbott (1839; rev 1855)
Eli Harrison Lee’s copybook (1850s?)
A Siberian Winter” (Cab; August 1851)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Star Papers, by Henry Ward Beecher (1855)
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
Star Papers, by Henry Ward Beecher (1855)
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; 16 March 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)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
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; 10 August 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; January 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; 5 June 1846)
My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; 2 July 1846)
Repining and Repentance” (YC; 12 February 1846)
The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)
The Shoes,” by J. A. (YC; 23 September 1847)
Fifteen Young Men” (YC; 13 September 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; January 1839)
My Own Life & Adventures,” by “Robert Merry” (MM; 1841-1842)
“To a Lady,” in Eliza Piatt’s copybook (1845)
Margaret, by Sylvester Judd (1st ed., 1845)
Physical Education of Children” (Tilt’s Elements of Health; 1853)
Parental Duties,” by J. W. Guernsey (Mother’s Assistant; July 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; 15 November 1849)
CHARITY; BENEVOLENCE; GENEROSITY
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; 23 September 1847)
Kate and Her Kitty” (YC; 25 May 1848)
Bread Upon the Water,” by T.S. Arthur (YC; 30 November 1848)
Renny’s Uniform” (MM; 1862)
Katie’s Sacrifice,” by E. N. H. (S&S; Nov 1864)
Declamation—Relief for Chicago,” by Edward Everett Hale (MM; Nov 1871)
What Ben and the Twins Did for Chicago,” by Sara Conant (MM; December 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 August 1854)
The Color-Bearer,” by John Townsend Trowbridge (OYF; January 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; 16 March 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)
Red Riding-Hood,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; February 1869)
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; December 1850)
GOOD HABITS
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; December 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)
Two pieces on behavior at school (ST; Nov 1853)
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 Pilsbury (The Mother’s Assistant; April 1845)
Left-Handed Billy” (MM; December 1850)
Parental Duties,” by J. W. Guernsey (Mother’s Assistant; July 1853)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
Early Training of Children” (The Fireside Miscellany; and Young People’s Encyclopedia; February 1854)
Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 August 1865)
PATIENCE; PERSEVERANCE
The Christmas Tree,” by Mrs. G., in The Pearl (1837)
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; January 1865)
Green Apples” (OYF; August 1868), by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer
PATRIOTISM
The Volunteer’s Thanksgiving,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; January 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; 7 January 1846)
My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; 9 July 1846)
Vanity Punished” (YC; 9 September 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; 16 March 1865)
A True Story” (reprinted; YC; 23 March 1865)
Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; 13 April 1865)
SELF-DENIAL
The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (YMAG; Sept 1837)
Self-Denial, or, The Two Cousins” (YC; 7 January 1847)
Kate and Her Kitty” (YC; 25 May 1848)
Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)
Katie’s Sacrifice,” by E. N. H. (S&S; Nov 1864)
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; 9 September 1847)
The Miser and His Dinner” (Cab; Sept 1854)
Dreaming and Doing,” by Mrs. N. McConaughy (MM; December 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)

BLIZZARDS

GALES; EQUINOCTIAL STORMS; HURRICANES
The gale of September 22-23, 1815 (Connecticut Mirror)
The gale of 3 September 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; 1 March 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; August 1851)
The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; January 1858)
The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; March 1859)
Rules for Winter” (YC; 3 January 1861)
Horatio Lovejoy’s New Year’s Eve. 1863-1864 (published 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; October 1853)
Uncle Hiram’s Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (MM; 1857-1860)
How the Boston Boys Talk,” by Oliver Onley (MM; Feb 1859)
SIMILES
Popular Similes” (YC; 30 November 1848)
WORDS & WORDPLAY
Popular Similes” (YC; 30 November 1848)
What the Steam Engine Does” (YC; 19 July 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” (The Guardian; or Youth’s Religious Instructor; 1820)
On Novel Reading” (The Guardian; or Religious Instructor; 1820)
The Waverly Novels” (Connecticut Mirror; 23 August 1824)
Books for Children” (American Annals of Education; 1828)
Novels,” by Timothy Flint (1828; The Western Monthly Review)
review of The Soldier’s Orphan; or, History of Maria West (YC; 2 Dec 1829)
“ ‘Reviewer’, Reviewed” (YC; 30 Dec 1829)
Remarks On Reviews” (YC; 30 Dec 1829)
Books,” by Lydia Maria Child (1831)
Devouring Books” (American Annals of Education; January 1835)
The Reading of Young Ladies” (American Magazine of Useful Knowledge; December 1836)
Reading is Not Thinking” (YMAG; 26 May 1837)
Reading for Young Ladies” (YMAG; 7 July 1837)
Confessions of a Novel Reader,” by “A.” (Southern Literary Messenger; March 1839)
Novel Writers and Publishers,” by M. M. Backus (Christian Parlor Magazine; May 1844)
Reaction to Felix Summerly’s attack on Peter Parley (Littell’s Living Age; 21 September 1844)
Vicious Novels: Cause of Their Increase,” by F. C. W. (The Mother’s Magazine; December 1845)
What Books Shall I Read?” (The Mother’s Assistant and the Young Lady’s Friend; February 1845), by Simon Brown
Moral Poisons: The Antidote” (The Mother’s Magazine; May 1845), by F. C. W.
The Morality of Pictures” (The Mother’s Assistant and the Young Lady’s Friend; April 1845), by William A. Alcott
Pleasant and Profitable” (YC; 27 August 1846)
Gossip of the Month” (Democratic Review; May 1847)
Family & Social Reading” (1848; The Mother’s Magazine)
Hints to Young Men” (YC; 22 November 1849)
The Arabian Nights” (Cab; Sept 1850)
Novel Reading” (The Western Gem; October 1853)
Novels, Their Meaning and Mission” (Putnam’s Monthly; October 1854)
Give Your Child a Paper” (YC; 23 August 1855)
How to Make Boys Love Home” (Arthur’s Home Magazine; February 1861)
Beadle’s Dime Books” (North American Review; July 1864)
Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)
Children’s Books of the Year” (North American Review; January 1866)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane (1869)
Reform in Juvenile Literature” (Punchinello; 20 August 1870)
What Does Johnny Read?” (LC; January 1872)
A Quiet Study” (MM; May 1872)
Titus Munson Coane reads Peter Parley (The Galaxy; April 1877)
Lew Wallace reads Peter Parley (1906)
Robert Merry’s Museum and the Lure of the Sensational,” by Pat Pflieger (1988)
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 (MM; 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
Female Resources for Writing,” by “P. P.” (Boston Lyceum; August 1827)
Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
An editor edits (The Bouquet; Sept 1832)
Names of Different Kinds of Type” (MM; March 1842)
Novel Writers and Publishers,” by M. M. Backus (Christian Parlor Magazine; May 1844)
The Behaviour Book, by Eliza Leslie (1853)
Ruth Hall, by “Fanny Fern” (1854)
Two pieces about books (ST; Feb 1854)
The Harper Establishment, by Jacob Abbott (1855)
A Literary Man in Distress,” by “Literatus” (1856; New-York Daily Tribune)
To All Who Are Interested” (LC; May 1867)

PLAGIARISM
Life & the Seasons” (Boston Pearl; 1 March 1834)
Life; its Seasons,” by C. W. Everett, in The Token (1836)
RESEARCH, IMPORTANCE OF DOING ONE’S OWN
“ ‘Uncle’ Peter Parley,” by William Oliver Stevens (St. Nicholas; November 1925)
Things We Know that Ain’t Quite So, regarding 19th-century American culture
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; January 1858)
Of What is the Alphabet Composed?,” by Mattie Bell (MM; July 1858)
Dr. Kane’s Boat—the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; January 1859)
How the Boston Boys Talk,” by Oliver Onley (MM; Feb 1859)
The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; March 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; March 1842)
Two pieces about books (ST; Feb 1854)
The Harper Establishment, by Jacob Abbott (1855)
To All Who Are Interested” (LC; May 1867)

FREDERICK GLEASON (publisher)
Novel Reading” (The Western Gem; October 1853)
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 (The Mother’s Magazine and Family Journal; July 1851)
The Holiday Book, by Francis Woodworth (1854)
advertisement for Tuttle’s Emporium (Cab; January 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 (The Mother’s Magazine and Family Journal; July 1851)
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?)
New and True Stories for Children (1849)
Stories for Children, by Cousin Sarah (1850-1853?)
CONSOLATION LITERATURE
The Early Dead, edited by William Chalmers Whitcomb (1857)
DIME NOVELS
Beadle’s Dime Books” (North American Review; July 1864)
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; January 1838)
The New Year” (MM; January 1842)
A New-Year’s Bow” (MM; January 1843)
January” (MM; January 1844)
A New Year’s Address” (MM; January 1846)
A New Year’s Salutation” (MM; January 1849)
January” (MM; January 1851)
Carrier’s Address” (MM; January 1855)
Carrier’s Address” (MM; January 1856)
A Happy New Year,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; January 1856)
New Year’s Morning” (MM; January 1859)
A New-Year’s Welcome” (MM; January 1864)
NURSERY RHYMES
The Riddle Book (1826)
The Riddle Book (1828)
Nursery Rhymes: A Dialogue” (MM; August 1846)
PERIODICALS
IN GENERAL
INTRODUCTIONS
Editor’s Address to Her Young Readers” (JuvMag; January 1788)
Preface” (CMag; January 1789)
Prospectus” (PP; 16 Mar 1833)
To the Public” (PP; 16 March 1833)
WRITING FOR; SUBMITTING TO
To All Who Are Interested” (LC; May 1867)
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; 23 August 1824)
“HIGGLETY, PIGGLETY POP!” (nursery rhyme by Samuel Griswold Goodrich)
Nursery Rhymes: A Dialogue” (MM; August 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
“LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD”
Red Riding-Hood,” by Lucy Larcom (OYF; February 1869)
MARMION (book by Sir Walter Scott)
New Year’s address (PP; January 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 (St. Nicholas; November 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?)
THE SOLDIER’S ORPHAN; OR, HISTORY OF MARIA WEST (Mary Sherwood)
review of The Soldier’s Orphan; or, History of Maria West (YC; 2 Dec 1829)
“ ‘Reviewer’, Reviewed” (YC; 30 Dec 1829)
Remarks On Reviews” (YC; 30 Dec 1829)
“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; 19 July 1849)
WAVERLY NOVELS; WAVERLEY NOVELS (books by Sir Walter Scott)
The Waverly Novels” (Connecticut Mirror; 23 August 1824)


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