A Timeline of 19th-century America

Because it can be interesting and fun to see books and events in context, this timeline is an attempt to organize things mentioned or transcribed at this site. It begins with 1788, when The Juvenile Magazine is published in England; it supplies much of the material for the first American magazine for children, published a year later.

Periodicals are listed in approximate chronological order and are taken from the detailed bibliography of American children's periodicals I've assembled; the titles link directly to the description of that periodical.

While I've tried to pack in as much information as possible, the timeline is far from exhaustive. The works listed in the fourth column are only those listed in the bibliographies I've compiled for this site. Column five lists transcribed pieces, in chronological order.

Like this site, this is a work in progress.

Magazines Books for children

JA: by Jacob Abbot
SGG: by Samuel Goodrich (also see “Literary Activities of Samuel Goodrich”)
Events in US & some works for adults

People born
(their memoirs listed at this site)

Transcriptions at this site


The Juvenile Magazine is published in England; it provides much of the material for the first American magazine for children Editor's Address to Her Young Readers” (JuvMag; Jan 1788)

February serials (JuvMag; Feb 1788)

The Female Adviser” (JuvMag; Feb & March 1788)

The Schoolboy” (JuvMag; April & June 1788)


Children's Magazine George Washington becomes president

US Congress meets in New York City
Preface” (CMag; Jan 1789)

some pieces probably in the February issue of Children's Magazine (JuvMag; Feb 1788)

The Schoolboy” (CMag; April 1789)


1st US census: pop = 3,929,214


First 10 amendments to the US Constitution ratified; first allows for freedom of the press

Vermont becomes 14th state


White House cornerstone laid


Fugitive Slave Law

Capitol cornerstone laid

Eli Whitney creates cotton gin
Aug 19: Samuel Griswold Goodrich b. (Recollections of a Lifetime) Recollections of a Lifetime, Samuel Goodrich


Whiskey Rebellion


1st US circus


Tennessee becomes a state


The Youth's News Paper Love Triumphant; or, Constancy Rewarded, Abner Reed John Adams becomes president


Life of Washington, Mason Locke Weems US pop = 5,308,483:
black = 1,002,000;
free black = 108,000

2nd Great Awakening begins -1840s

DC becomes US capitol
John Dunn Hunter b. abt this year (Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America) The American Spelling Book, Noah Webster


Thomas Jefferson becomes president

Robert Fulton creates the first submarine
Harriet & Maria Trumbull visit New York City (A Season in New York)


The Juvenile Magazine, or Miscellaneous Repository of Useful Information “Big Bone Lick,” in A Short But Comprehensive System of the Geography of the World, by Nathaniel Dwight


Louisiana Territory sold to US


Population of Louisiana Territory: 10,350 non-Native American, 15% of which are slaves; 3/5 of inhabitants are Americans

May 14: Meriwether Lewis & William Clark start up Missouri River

July 11: Alexander Hamilton dies in a duel with Aaron Burr


The Fly; or Juvenile Miscellany Love Triumphant; or, Constancy Rewarded, Abner Reed (1797) presented to Anna Mills by her teacher Thomas Jefferson begins second term as president


A complete eclipse of the sun darkens New England


Robert Fulton's paddle steamer navigates the Hudson River

Dec 14: A meteorite breaks up over Connecticut around dawn, in a dramatic display which deposits fragments near Weston


Slave importation to US prohibited


James Madison becomes president (-1817) Gertrude of Wyoming,” Thomas Campbell


US pop = 7,239,881:
black = 1,378,000;
free black = 186,000

New York City = most populated in US


The Juvenile Magazine Steamboats on Mississippi River

Battle of Tippecanoe

Great Comet (still visible early 1812)

Dec 16: First of hundreds of earthquakes which devastate southeast Missouri, change the course of the Mississippi River, & are felt over much of the US; the largest probably would register over 8.0 on Richter scale; aftershocks felt until Feb 1812


Juvenile Port-folio and Literary Miscellany Great Comet still visible

War breaks out between the US & Great Britain -1815


Youth's Repository of Christian Knowledge Harriet Jacobs b. (Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl) “Mammoth,” in Youth's Companion; or An Historical Dictionary, Ezra Sampson


René, Françoise-René Chateaubriand (SGG translation)

British invade DC

Creek nation defeated by American forces

“Star-Spangled Banner" written

Dec 24: end of War of 1812; treaty signed in Ghent


Monthly Preceptor; or, Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction and Amusement

Youth's Cabinet
Jan 8: Battle of New Orleans is last battle of the War of 1812

Sept 22-23: what may have been a hurricane strikes New England


Regular transatlantic shipping inaugurated

Florida purchased by US

Indiana becomes a state


James Monroe becomes president (-1825)

Mississippi becomes a state

Construction of Erie Canal begun -1825
Frederick Douglass b. (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass)


Youth's Magazine: or, Evangelical Miscellany

The Sunday Visitant, or, Weekly Repository of Christian Knowledge
The Child's Arithmetic, SGG National Road reaches Wheeling, Virginia

Illinois becomes a state


The Guardian, or Youth's Religious Instructor

Juvenile Gazette
The Young Florists' Companion, SGG

The Man and the Snake, SGG

The History of Ralph Raymond, SGG

The History of a Little Silver Fish, SGG

A Story of Little Thomas and Betsey, SGG

The Two Doves and the Owl, SGG

The Youth's Arithmetic, SGG

The Vagabond, SGG

The Sketch Book, Washington Irving
Financial panic & depression -1823

Alabama becomes a state
The Vagabond, SGG

The Two Doves and the Owl, SGG


US pop = 9,638,453:
black = 1,772,000;
free black = 234,000

Missouri Compromise

New England textile mills expand as decade progresses
James L. Smith b. this decade (The Autobiography of James L. Smith) On Novel Reading

Novels and Romances


The Sunday Scholars' Magazine; or, Monthly Reward Book The Children's Friend (1st lithographed book published in America) James Monroe begins 2nd term as president

Missouri becomes a state

Santa Fe trail established

Sept 3: what may have been a hurricane strikes Philadelphia, New York City, & central Connecticut
William Nowlin b. (The Bark Covered House) The Two Doves and the Owl, SGG


Juvenile Museum Cabinet of Curiosities, Natural, Artifical, and Historical, SGG

Bracebridge Hall, Washington Irving
Ulysses S. Grant b. (Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant)

Edward Everett Hale b. (A New England Boyhood)


Youth's Instructer and Guardian ; Youth's Instructer and Sabbath School and Bible Class Assistant

The Sabbath School Repository and Teacher's Assistant

The Monitor

Teacher's Offering; or Sabbath Scholar's Magazine ; Teacher's Offering; or Sunday Scholar's Magazine ; The Youth's Friend, and Scholar's Magazine

The Juvenile Magazine
"A Visit from St. Nicholas,” Clement Moore (in the Troy Sentinel)

Leatherstocking series begins, James Fenimore Cooper
poem about Sarah Bishop, SGG

Monroe Doctrine

Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, John Dunn Hunter

Mexico becomes a republic


Sabbath School Visitant

The Moral and Religious Repository, or Youth's Christian Monitor ; Youth's Christian Monitor
Evenings in New England, Lydia Maria Child Lafayette tours US

Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America, 3rd ed., John Dunn Hunter
Lucy Larcom b. (A New-England Girlhood) Birth, Nursing, & Education of Infants; Education & Amusements of Youths,” John Dunn Hunter

The Waverly Novels


The Youth's Friend (El amigo de la juventud) The Guardian and Monitor John Quincy Adams becomes president

Erie Canal finished
extract from Blair's Outlines of Chronology


Children's Friend

The Juvenile Miscellany
The Riddle Book

The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper


The Baptist Tract and Youth's Magazine ; The Baptist Tract Magazine

Youth's Gazette

The Juvenile Magazine

Youth's Companion ; Youth's Companion and Sabbath School Recorder ; The Youth's Companion

The Child's Magazine

Juvenile Gazette
Tales of Peter Parley about America, SGG

A Geographical View of the United States, SGG

Emily Parker, Lydia Maria Child
The Legendary: Prospectus for a periodical work to be called the Legendary, SGG Lew Wallace b. (Lew Wallace: An Autobiography) Female Resources for Writing,” P. P.

To the readers of Juvenile Gazette (JG; 24 Nov 1827)

Marriages & deaths in Juvenile Gazette (JG; 1827-1828)


Youth's Journal

The Scholar's Quarterly Journal ; The Scholar's Journal

The Hive

The Juvenile Repertory

The Sabbath School Messenger, and Children's Friend
Outlines of Chronology, Ancient and Modern, SGG

Tales of Peter Parley about Europe, SGG

The Child's Botany, SGG

Outlines of the History of Ancient Rome, SGG

The Bible Class Book, JA with N.W. Fiske

Ditties for Children, Nancy Sproat

The Riddle Book
The Legendary, edited by N. P. Willis

Seventy-Five Receipts, for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, Eliza Leslie

The Token SGG, (edited) -1842
Ben Ely b. ("Mark Twain & Ben Ely: Two Missouri Boyhoods")

Andrew Taylor Still b. (Autobiography of Andrew Taylor Still)
Books for Children” (1828; American Annals of Education)

Eliza Leslie's recipe for curds and whey

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


Children's Magazine

The Infants' Magazine

Youth's Herald and Sabbath School Magazine

The Sabbath School Messenger, and Children's Friend
Peter Parley's Story of the Trapper, SGG Stories About Captain John Smith, of Virginia, SGG

Peter Parley's Method of Telling About Geography to Children, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of Alice Green, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Bird's Nest, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Truants, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of Little Marion, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Soldier and His Dog, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales of the Elephant, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Faithful Dog, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Little Prisoners, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Little Soldiers, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Winter Evening Story, SGG

Peter Parley's Winter-Evening Tales, SGG

The Little Philosopher, or The Infant School at Home, nos. 1-5, JA

Conversations on the Bible, JA

The Boy's Own Book, William Clarke

The Pearl; or, Affection's Gift (gift annual) -1849
Andrew Jackson becomes president

1st steam locomotive in US ("Tom Thumb")

Venus begins to brighten in the sky as the planet swings closer to Earth

Nov 13: Sam Patch, famous for jumping from great heights, dies jumping the Genesee Falls; his body isn't found until March 1830
Joseph Jefferson b. (Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson) Peter Parley's Story of the Trapper, SGG

Peter Parley's Method of Telling About Geography to Children, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales of the Elephant, SGG

Peter Parley's Winter-Evening Tales, SGG


The Parent's Gift, or Youth's Magazine

The Juvenile Reformer and Sabbath School Instructor ; Journal of Reform

The Juvenile Repository

Youth's Magazine; or, Spirit of the Juvenile Miscellany

Classical Journal and Scholar's Review ; Juvenile Rambler ; Juvenile Rambler, or, Family and School Journal

Expostulator, or Young Catholic's Guide

The Juvenile Key ; Family Pioneer and Juvenile Key

Juvenile Magazine, and Youth's Monthly Visiter

Mentor and Youth's Instructive Companion
Peter Parley's Story of the Little Drummer, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Mocking Bird, SGG

One of Peter Parley's Evening Tales, SGG

Peter Parley's Winter-Evening Tales, SGG

Tales of Peter Parley about Africa, SGG

Tales of Peter Parley about Asia, SGG

The Malte Brun School Geography, SGG

Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Malte-Brun School Geography, SGG

A Present from Peter Parley to All His Little Friends, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales of Animals, SGG

Peter Parley's Juvenile Tales, SGG

Scripture Duties, JA

The corner-stone; or, A familiar illustration of the principles of Christian truth, JA

Early Piety, JA

“Mary had a Little Lamb,” Sarah Josepha Hale (It's reprinted in Juvenile Miscellany and Youth's Companion)
US pop = 12,866,020:
black = 2,329,000;
free black = 320,000

Mormon Church established; Book of Mormon

1st Jack Downing letters, Seba Smith

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad begin operation

Jan 13: Venus at its brightest


The Scholar's Gazette ; The Scholar's Weekly Gazette

The Sabbath School Messenger, and Children's Friend

Juvenile Gazette

Youth's Repertory and Child's Magazine
The Story of La Peyrouse, SGG

Pictorial Geography of the World, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about the Islands in the Pacific Ocean, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales of the Sea, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about the Sun, Moon, and Stars, SGG

The Child's Book of American Geography, SGG

The First Book of History, SGG

A Lecture on Moral Education, JA

The Little Girl's Own Book, Lydia Maria Child
Nat Turner leads slave uprising, Virginia

Francis Abbott, who'd for 2 years lived as a hermit at Niagara Falls, drowns while swimming in a small stream

Truth, 1st ed., William J. Snelling

The Mother's Book, Lydia Maria Child
Truth, 1st ed., William J. Snelling

Case of Conviction,” by Francis Wayland

Books,” Lydia Maria Child

The Busy Bee” (YC; Aug 10, 1831)

The Choice of Companions” (repr MSunday School Journal; YC; October 12, 1831)

Heroism” (YC; 12 Oct 1831)

Lucy Nelson, the Boy-Girl,” by Eliza Leslie (YC; Nov 30, 1831)


The Child's Cabinet

Sabbath School Magazine

The Youth's Temperance Lecturer

The Rose Bud

Youth's Companion, and Weekly Family Visitor ; Youth's Companion and Family Visitor

Illinois Sunday School Banner

Rose Bud, or Youth's Gazette ; Southern Rose Bud ; The Southern Rose

Youth's Literary Gazette
Peter Parley's Method of Telling About the History of the World to Children, SGG

The Second Book of History, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about the State and City of New York, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about South America, SGG

The Captive of Nootka; or, The Adventures of John R. Jewett, SGG

A Book of Quadrupeds, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about Ancient and Modern Greece, SGG

A Book of Mythology, for Youth, SGG

Peter Parley's Book of Curiosities, Natural and Artificial, SGG

A New Universal Pocket Gazetteer, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about Ancient Rome, SGG

Peter Parley's Tales about Great Britain, SGG

Evidences of Christianity, JA

A description of the Mount Vernon school in 1832, JA

The Young Christian, JA
Truth, 2nd ed., William J. Snelling

Domestic Manners of the Americans, Frances Trollope; Americans lampoon her
Nov 29: Louisa May Alcott b., Germantown, Pennsylvania Truth, 2nd ed., William J. Snelling

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

Little Edward” (YC; Feb 8, 1832)

Petrified Forests” (JR; May 16, 1832)

An editor edits “Ode, Addressed to J. G. Percival, M. D.” (The Bouquet ; Sept 1832)

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


Youth's Literary Messenger (Albany, NY)

The Sabbath School Visiter

Youth's Companion

Parley's Magazine

Juvenile Watchman

The Juvenile Repository

The Guardian

Pupil's Monitor

The Youth's Miscellany
Peter Parley's Story of the Little Gardener, SGG

Parley's Spelling-Book, SGG

Peter Parley's Book of the United States, SGG

The Story of Alexander Selkirk, SGG

Peter Parley's Method of Teaching Arithmetic to Children (Parley's Arithmetic), SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Umbrella and the Tiger, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Two Friends; or, Harry and His Dog, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of Robert Seaboy, the Bird Robber, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of Alice Gray; or, The Little Dreamer, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Little Wanderers, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Freshet; or, The Morning Walk, SGG

Peter Parley's Story of the Orphans, SGG

The Teacher: or Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government of the Young, JA

Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers, JA with John Abercrombie

The Little Philosopher, for Schools and Families, JA

Mother Goose's Melodies

The Girl's Own Book, Lydia Maria Child
The American Frugal Housewife, Lydia Maria Child

Nov 12: Leonid meteor shower so intense that many believe stars are falling from sky as world ends
Prospectus” (PP; 16 Mar 1833)

To the Public” (PP; 16 March 1833)

The Terrified Sailors” (PP; Mar 16, 1833)

Silent Companion” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)

Caspar Hauser” (PP; 30 Mar 1833)

The Little Wood-Cutter” (PP; April 13, 1833)

Narrow Escape from a Bear” (PP; 27 April 1833)

I'd be a Butterfly” (PP; 28 May 1833)

Mr. Durant” (PP; 14 Sept 1833)

For My Youngest Readers” (PP; 14 Sept 1833)


Youth's Lyceum and Literary Gazette

The Child's Newspaper

The Child's Universalist Gazette, and Monthly Visiter • The Child's Gazette

Youth's Magazine
Peter Parley's Book of Bible Stories, SGG (edited)

Peter Parley's Book of Poetry for Children, SGG

The Third Book of History, SGG

Parley's Dictionary of History, SGG

Parley's Dictionary of Commerce, SGG

Parley's Dictionary of Botany SGG

Parley's Dictionary of Bible Geography, SGG

Child's Own Book of Geography ... Western Hemisphere ; ... Eastern Hemisphere, SGG

The Every Day Book for Youth, SGG

Peter Parley's Book of Fables, SGG

Story of Captain Riley and His Adventures in Africa, SGG

Parley's Picture Book, SGG

The Parent's Present, SGG (edited)

The Story of La Peyrouse, SGG

The Mother's Friend, JA (abt)

The Duties of Parents, in Regard to the Schools Where Their Children are Instructed, JA

Fire-side piety; or, The duties and enjoyments of family religion, JA

Right and wrong; or, Familiar illustrations of the moral duties of children, JA

Every Day Duty, JA

The Little Girl's Own Book, Lydia Maria Child
Mill women strike, Lowell, Massachusetts

In England, Charles Babbage creates the "analytical engine,” which will develop into what you're using right now
Sarah Tuttle's scrapbook (1834-1860s)

Art of Pen Making” (PP; 13 Sept 1834)

Fossil Shells” (PP; June 7, 1834)


The Branch

The Slave's Friend

Sunday School Magazine

The Juvenile Missionary Intelligencer
The Benefits of Industry, SGG

Parley's Almanac for 1836

Real Dialogues on the Evidence of Christianity, JA

The Mount Vernon Reader for Middle Classes, JA

The Family Story Book, JA vol. II

Sabbath-Day Book for Boys and Girls, JA

The Way of Salvation Explained to a Young Inquirer, JA (abt)

The Little Scholar Learning to Talk, JA

Rollo Learning to Read, JA

The Way for a Child to Be Saved, JA

New England, and Her Institutions, JA

China and the English; or, The character and manners of the Chinese, JA

Boy's Own Book of Amusement & Instruction
2nd war between the Seminole nation & the US -1842

Nov 16: Halley's comet reaches perihelion

Nov 17: unusually bright aurora borealis seen in Cincinnati, Ohio

Dec 16-17: Fire destroys much of New York City's business district
Samuel Clemens b. (The Autobiography of Mark Twain) The Slave's Friend #1, 2, 3

Devouring Books

Story of Peter Brown” (PP; 20 June 1835)

About Edwin Finley” (PP; 20 June 1835)


The Family School

Youth's Guide to Piety and Virtue ; Youth's Guide to Piety and Virtue, and Literary Casket
Peter Parley's Juvenile Tales, SGG

Peter Parley's Bible Dictionary, SGG

Parley's Present, SGG

Peter Parley's Dictionary of the Animal Kingdom, SGG

Peter Parley's Dictionary of Astronomy, SGG

Sketches from a Student's Window, SGG

Peter Parley's Book of Anecdotes, SGG

Peter Parley's Bible Gazetteer, SGG

The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings, JA with John Abercrombie

The way to do good, JA

Eclectic Reader, McGuffey ( -1857)
The Outcast, and Other Poems, SGG

Texas wins independence from Mexico & becomes the Lone Star Republic ( -1845)
Selections from The Token

To the Departing Comet” (American Monthly Magazine ; Jan 1836)

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

To Our Young Female Readers” (PP; Feb 1836)

joke (PP; June 1836)

Confectioners” (PP; July 1836)

Juvenile Celebration of Independence” (PP; Aug 1836)

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

The Reading of Young Ladies


The Missionary News

The Juvenile Lyceum

Ke Kumu Kamalii

Youth's Lyceum

Youth's Cabinet ; The Youth's Cabinet ; New-York Teacher's Lyceum ; Woodworth's Youth's Cabinet ; Woodworth's Youth's Cabinet and Uncle Frank's Dollar Magazine

Youth's Literary Messenger

Sabbath School Messenger
Peter Parley's Universal History on the Basis of Geography, SGG

Rollo at Work; or, The Way for a Boy to Learn to Be Industrious, JA

Rollo at Play; or, Safe Amusements, JA
Jan 26: unusually bright aurora borealis seen in east & midwest

Financial panic

Border tensions begin between the US & Canada -1839

Martin Van Buren becomes president
Selections from The Pearl; or, Affection's Gift

The Aurora Borealis,” by "Francis" (YMAG; April 14, 1837)

Interview of the Blind with the Deaf and Dumb” (YMAG; April 14, 1837)

Reading is Not Thinking” (YMAG; May 26, 1837)

Reading for Young Ladies” (YMAG; July 7, 1837)

Do Your Duty to Your Brothers and Sisters,” by Lydia Sigourney (YMAG; July 7, 1837)

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

The Beautiful Slave” (YMAG; Sept 1837)

The Noble Negro,” by Hannah More (YMAG; Sept 1837)

Exemplary” (YMAG; Oct 1837)


Child's Companion

The Youth's Penny Paper

The Children's Catholic Magazine

The Juvenile Depository, or Youth's Mental Casket ; Youth's Mental Casket, and Literary Star ; Casket and Star

Youth's Magazine: A Monthly Miscellany

Companion for Youth
Peter Parley's Common School History, SGG

Peter Parley's Cyclopedia of Botany, SGG

The Mount Vernon Reader for Junior Classes, JA

Rollo at School, JA

Hoaryhead, and the Valleys Below; or Truth through fiction, JA
Man the Subject of Education (lecture), SGG

A Letter to Moses Williams, of Roxbury, SGG

Fireside Education, SGG

Five Letters to My Neighbor Smith, SGG

Underground railroad established
Henry Adams b. (The Education of Henry Adams)

Charlotte L. Forten b. (The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten)

Fanny Knight b. ("Miss Knight Abroad")
New Year's address (PP; Jan 1838)

Gleanings and Recollections: The New York Fire,” by Eliza Leslie (PP; Jan 1838)


The Acorn

The Missionary

Family and School Visitor

Sabbath School Contributor ; Light of Zion, and Sabbath School Contributor

Youth's Temperance Advocate ; Youth's Temperance Advocate and Band of Hope Recorder
Robert Merry's Miscellany, SGG (uncredited)

The First Reader for Schools, SGG

The Second Reader for Schools, SGG

Third Reader for the Use of Schools, SGG

The Fourth Reader for the Use of Schools, SGG

Parley's Picture Book, SGG

Rollo's Correspondence, JA

Rollo's Vacation, JA

Rollo's Travels, JA

Rollo's Experiments, JA

Caleb in the Country, JA

Jonas's Stories, Related to Rollo and Lucy, JA

McDonner; or Truth through Fiction, JA

Rollo's Museum, JA

Caleb in Town, JA
Aroostook War

The Kentucky Housewife, Lettice Bryan

Financial depression -1843
Catherine Elizabeth Havens b. (Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York The Dying Boy,” by Mrs. Larned (PP; Jan 1839)

Confessions of a Novel Reader,” A.

The Ladder of Learning

The Fireside” (PP; March 1839)

Bones of a Mastodon” (Cab; July 11, 1839)


The Sabbath School Friend

Youth's Monitor

The Young Catholics' Friend

The Sabbath School Monitor ; Sunday School Monitor ; Light Ship and Sabbath School Monitor
Birth Day Stories, Eliza Leslie

William and Eliza; or, The Visit (abt)

Frustrated by fake Parleys (&, it's tempting to think, by the publisher of Robert Merry's Miscellany & of Robert Merry's Annual, among other publishers), Goodrich kills off "Peter Parley" in Peter Parley's Farewell

Peter Parley's Illustrations of Astronomy, SGG

The Young American, SGG

Jonas a Judge; or, Law Among the Boys, JA
US pop = 17,069,453:
black = 2,874,000;
free black = 386,000

2,816 miles of railroad in operation

Many stories from The Token reprinted by E. Littlefield (&, at some point, by Nafis & Cornish) as "The Economical Library”

Washington Temperance Society formed
Peter Parley's Wonders of the Earth, Sea, and Sky


Cold Water Army and Youth's Picnic ; Cold Water Army

Juvenile Mirror and Youth's Literary Companion

The Tutor

The Young Ladies' Casket

Youth's Magazine and Juvenile Harp

Youth's Family Instructor and Sunday School Visitor ; Youth's Family Instructor

Robert Merry's Museum

The Eastern Rose-Bud ; Eastern Rosebud and Sabbath School Companion

Youth's Medallion

The Young People's Book

Sunday School Advocate

Young Catholic's Magazine
Three Months at Sea; or, A Voyage to India, SGG (edited)

A Key to 'Universal History Illustrated'; or, The Stream of Time Made Visible, SGG

The Common-School Primer, SGG

A General Atlas of the World, SGG (edited)

Ireland and the Irish, SGG

A Sermon, preached on the National Fast, May 14, 1841, occasioned by the death of William Henry Harrison, JA

Cousin Lucy at Play, JA

Cousin Lucy at Study, JA

The Rollo Code of Morals; or, The Rules of Duty for Children, JA

The Rollo Reader, JA

Rollo's Philosophy, part 1: Water, JA

Rollo's Philosophy, part 2: Air, JA

Jonas on a Farm in Winter, JA

Jonas on a Farm in Summer, JA

Cousin Lucy's Conversations, JA

Cousin Lucy's Stories, JA
William Henry Harrison becomes president; dies after one month

John Tyler becomes president on Harrison's death

The Good Housekeeper, Sarah Josepha Hale

Brook Farm established (Lousia May Alcott lives here as child) -1847

Women granted university degrees for first time
Natural history plates” (MM; 1841)

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

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

Address to the Reader” (MM; Feb 1841)

My First Whistle,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; Feb 1841)

About Labor & Property” (MM; Feb 1841)

Death of the President” (MM; April 1841)

The Moon” (MM; June 1841)

The Horse & the Bells” (MM; June 1841)

Yankee Energy” (MM; Sept 1841)

The Mammoth” (MM; Nov 1841)

The Squirrel” (MM; Dec 1841)

The Picture Gallery: Organic Remains” (Cab; Dec 9, 1841)

Peale's mastodon skeleton, in Peter Parley's Visit to the City of New-York (1841-1844?)


Youth's Sunday Casket

The Dayspring ; Youth's Dayspring

Youth's Temperance Enterprise

Every Youth's Gazette ; Youth's Gazette ; Peter Parley's Youth's Gazette

The Youth's Emancipator

The Cold Water Boy

Boys' and Girls' Literary Bouquet ; Boys' and Girls' Monthly Bouquet ; Boys' and Girls' Bouquet

The Wreath
Moral Tales; by Robert Merry, SGG

A Universal, Illustrated Atlas, SGG

Supplement to The Pictorial Geography of the World, for 1841 and 1842, SGG

A Pictorial Natural History, SGG

New Testament, JA

Rollo's Philosophy, part 3: Fire, JA

Rollo's Philosophy, part 4: Sky, JA

Cousin Lucy Among the Mountains, JA

Cousin Lucy on the Sea-shore, JA
Communes established: Amana; Fruitlands -1843; Hopedale -1856 (Museum subscriber William F. Draper lives here)

P.T. Barnum's American Museum opens in New York City

Charles Dickens tours the United States; writes American Notes, which outrages Americans
The New Year” (MM; Jan 1842)

Wonders of Geology” (MM; Jan 1842)

Liberty,” by SGG (MM; Jan 1842)

The War in Florida” (MM; Feb 1842)

Names of Different Kinds of Type” (MM; Mar 1842)



The Juvenile Wesleyan

The Pierian

The Youth's Gazette

Youth's Guide and Star

Boys' and Girls' Magazine ; Boys' & Girls' Monthly Library

New Church Magazine for Children ; The Children's New-Church Magazine

Youth's Penny Gazette ; The Youth's Sunday-School Gazette

The Child's Friend ; The Child's Friend and Youth's Magazine ; The Child's Friend and Family Magazine
Lives of Benefactors, SGG

Lives of Celebrated American Indians, SGG

Lives of Famous Men of Modern Times, SGG

Lives of Famous Men of Ancient Times, SGG

Persevere and Prosper; or, The Siberian Sable-Hunter, SGG

Make the Best of It; or, Cheerful Cherry, and Other Tales, SGG

Curiosities of Human Nature, SGG

Marco Paul's Travels and Adventures in the Pursuit of Knowledge: On the Erie Canal, JA

Marco Paul's Travels and Adventures in the Pursuit of Knowledge: City of New York, JA

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: State of Vermont, JA

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: Springfield Armory, JA

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: Forests of Maine, JA

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: City of Boston, JA
The Gipsies' Prayer, SGG

Comet visible

Millerites prepare for the end of the world -1844
three little poems for little readers (MM; 1843)

Jumping Rabbit's Story” (MM; 1843)

John Dunn Hunter

A New-Year's Bow” (MM; Jan 1843)

Who Filled the Coal Hole?” (PP; Feb 1843)


Juvenile Instructor

The Young Reaper

Youth's Monthly Visitor ; Youth's Monthly Visiter

The Well-spring ; The Wellspring for Young People ; The Well-spring and Missionary Echoes ; The Wellspring

The Bee

Uncle Ezekiel's Youth's Cabinet

The Encourager
Manners and Customs of the Principal Nations of the Globe, SGG

Manners, Customs, and Antiquities of the Indians of North and South America, SGG

Glance at the Physical Sciences, SGG

History of the Indians of North and South America, SGG

Lights and Shadows of African History, SGG

Lights and Shadows of American History, SGG

Lights and Shadows of Asiatic History, SGG

Lights and Shadows of European History, SGG

Lives of Celebrated Women, SGG

Peter Parley's Little Leaves for Little Readers, SGG

What to Do and How to Do It; or, Morals and Manners, SGG

A Pictorial History of America, SGG

A Pictorial History of France, for schools, SGG

Wit Bought; or, The Adventures of Robert Merry, SGG

The Cardinal Flower & Other Tales, Joseph Alden

Flowers for Children, v. 1, Lydia Maria Child
Great Comet

May 24: first telegraph message (Samuel Morse) sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, Maryland

Scenes in My Native Land, by Lydia H. Sigourney
Precocious Children,” SGG

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

Reminiscences of a Rag” (MM; 1844)

The Lottery Ticket” (MM; 1844)

Dirk Heldriver” (MM; 1844)

Pictures of Various Nations (MM; 1844)

Reaction to Felix Summerly's attack on Peter Parley

January” (MM; Jan 1844)

A Story of the Revolution” (MM; Aug 1844)

Prognostications of the Weather” (MM; Nov 1844)

Novel Writers & Publishers,” M. M. Backus


Little Truth-Teller: A New-Church Magazine for Children

The Child's Companion and Youth's Friend

The Monthly Rose

The Penny Library for School Children

The Myrtle

The Mountain Rill

The Monthly Rose ; The Monthly Rose, and Literary Cabinet ; The Monthly Rose, and Otis School Cabinet ; The Monthly Rose, and School Cabinet ; The Monthly Rose, and Literary Cabinet ; The Monthly Rose
Wonders of Geology, SGG

The World and Its Inhabitants, SGG

A Home in the Sea; or, The Adventures of Philip Brusque, SGG

A Pictorial History of England, SGG

A Tale of the Revolution, and Other Sketches, SGG

Right is Might, and Other Sketches, SGG

Truth-Finder; or, Inquisitive Jack, SGG

A National Geography, for Schools, SGG

Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom, SGG

Book of Literature, Ancient and Modern, with specimens, SGG

Enterprise, Industry and Art of Man, SGG

Glance at Philosophy, Mental, Moral, and Social, SGG

Flowers for Children, v. 2, Lydia Maria Child
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Mar 3: Florida admitted as a state

Mar 4: James K. Polk inaugurated as president

Aug 18: Mars appears larger & brighter than usual as it reaches perihelic opposition

Dec 19: Texas admitted as a state
Confinement of Children in School,” Dr. James Jackson

Treatment of Children at School,” Dr. S.B. Woodward

Dangers of Childhood, and Means of Obviating Them,” George Whippel

Family Education,” Lavinia H. Pillsbury

Vicious Novels: Cause of Their Increase,” F. C. W.

Moral Poisons: The Antidote,” F. C. W.

The Morality of Pictures,” William A. Alcott

What Books Shall I Read?,” Simon Brown

Alfred Poole” (MM; May 1845)

Eliza Piatt's copybook

Wonders of Geology, by Samuel Goodrich


Young Churchman's Miscellany

Young People's Magazine

The Satchel

The Youth's Friend ; Youth's Monthly Friend (also Monthly Youth's Friend)

The Golden Rule

Boys' and Girls' Weekly Catholic Magazine ; Boys' and Girls' Catholic Magazine ; Catholic Weekly Instructor ; Weekly Catholic Instructor

The Student and Young Tutor

Children's Advent Herald ; Youth's Guide
Tales of Sea and Land, SGG

Goodrich's Fifth School Reader, SGG

Dick Boldhero; or, The Wonders of South America, SGG

Ancient History, from the Creation to the Fall of Rome, SGG

Pictorial History of Greece, ancient and modern, SGG

Mount Vernon arithmetic: Abbotts' Addition Columns, JA

Flowers for Children, v. 3, Lydia Maria Child
Jan: Double comet visible

Oct 16: Gilbert Abbott first American to be operated on under anaesthetic (ether)

War begins between US & Mexico -1848

Ireland's potato famine spurs emigration to US

Neptune discovered by Johann Galle, Germany

Oregon acquired

Bear Flag War

Donner Party trapped in the mountains

Howe develops sewing machine

Dec 28: Iowa admitted as a state

Caroline M. Hewins b. (A Mid-Century Child & Her Books)

A New Year's Address” (MM; Jan 1846)

poem (MM; Jan 1846)

Another Story for Boys,” by Orpha (YC; Jan 7, 1846)

Lines, on the Death of W.,” by S. (YC; Jan 14, 1846)

Repining and Repentance” (YC; Feb 12, 1846)

The Farmer and Soldier,” by Lydia Sigourney (YC; Feb 12, 1846)

The Snow Storm” (YC; Feb 12 1846)

Petrified Forest on the Nile” (YPMag; March 1846)

Child's Grief,” by Mary Ann (YC; April 2, 1846)

My Schoolmates: The Contrast,” by Abby (YC; June 5, 1846)

My Schoolmates: The Inquirer,” by Abbie (YC; June 12, 1846)

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

The Boy Who Loved Truth,” by Julia A. Fletcher (YC; 26 June 1846)

My Schoolmates: The Widow,” by Abbie (YC; June 26, 1846)

My Schoolmates: Kate Kennedy,” by Abby (YC; July 2, 1846)

My Schoolmates: The Sensitive Plant,” by Abbie (YC; July 9, 1846)

two celebrations of American Independence Day (YC; July 23, 1846)

Hay-Making” (YC; July 23, 1846)

Nursery Rhymes: A Dialogue” (MM; Aug 1846)

Pleasant and Profitable” (YC; Aug 27, 1846)



The Child's Gospel Guide ; The Child's Gospel Prize

The Mt. Vernon Enterprise

Uncle Peter's Juvenile Cabinet ; The Youth's Cabinet

The Young American's Magazine of Self-Improvement

Der Jugend-Freund aller Christlichen Benennungen ; Christen-Bote und Jugend-Freund ; Jugend-Freund und Christen-Bote ; Der Jugend-Freund ; Der Jugend-Freund und Illustrierte JugendBlätter

The Playmate

The Sunday-Scholar's Mirror
History of North America, SGG

History of South America and the West Indies, SGG

The Mount Vernon arithmetic, 2: Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, JA
Mormons found Salt Lake City Gossip of the Month

Self-Denial, or, The Two Cousins” (YC; Jan 7, 1847)

The Stolen Girls” (YC; June 10, 1847)

Vanity Punished” (YC; Sept 9, 1847)

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

The Indians: Week Day School,” by Sarah (YC; Aug 12, 1847)

The Water-melon Boats” (YC; Aug 12, 1847)

Boys of Sixteen” (YC; Aug 19, 1847)

The Strawberry Woman,” by T. S. Arthur (YC; Sept 9, 1847)

The Shoes,” by J. A. (YC; Sept 23, 1847)

Miss Before Teens,” by Giles M'Quiggen (YC; Sept 23, 1847)

Dress and Address,” by Nathan Sargent (YC; Dec 30, 1847)

Girl Stealing” (YC; Dec 30, 1847)


Fithian's Miniature Magazine: A Student Manual and Fireside Miscellany Devoted to the Useful and Beautiful

The Boys' and Girls' Journal ; The Boys' and Girls' Weekly Penny Journal ; The Boys' and Girls' Penny Journal ; Fithian's Magazine for Girls and Boys

The Boys' and Girls' Magazine, and Fireside Companion ; Forrester's Boys' and Girls' Magazine, and Fireside Companion

The Young People's Mirror and American Family Visitor ; Young People's Mirror ; Mirror

Juvenile Gazette

The Scholar's Penny Gazette

The Youth's Pictorial Magazine

The Asteroid

The Student ; The Student and Family Miscellany

Young People's Journal of Science, Literature, & Art
Life of Louis Philippe, Late King of the French, SGG

Modern History, from the Fall of Rome to the Present Time, SGG

History of Europe, SGG

History of Asia and Oceanica, SGG

Take Care of No. 1; or, The Adventures of Jacob Karl, SGG

A Summer in Scotland, JA

A History of France, JA JA with Mrs. John Penrose

History of Mary Queen of Scots, JA

History of King Charles the First of England, JA

History of Alexander the Great, JA
Jan 24: gold discovered at Sutter's Mill, in California

Feb 2: war with Mexico ends

Mar 31: Spirits rap out messages in the presence of Margaretta & Katherine Fox, of Hydesville Village, New York, & Spiritualism sweeps the US

May 29: Wisconsin admitted as a state

May: by end, half of those in San Francisco, California, gone seeking gold

Dictionary of Americanisms, John Russell Bartlett

Seneca Falls suffrage meeting
Robert Bishop b. ("School & Other Days, 1859") Female Education

Family & Social Reading

Adventures of Billy Bump” (MM; 1848-1850)

The Snow-Bird” (MM; Feb 1848)

Professor Morse” (Cab; April 1848)

Wood Engraving” (Cab; April 1848)

I Think I Will Not Change” (YC; April 13, 1848)

Tearing Open the Rosebud” (YC; June 8, 1848)

A Correction” (Cab; Sept 1848)

Fifteen Young Men” (YC; Sept 13, 1848)

Good Night,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; Oct 1848)

My Fortune's Made,” by Mary Alexina Smith (YC; Nov 23, 1848)

Popular Similes” (YC; Nov 30, 1848)

Bread Upon the Water,” by T.S. Arthur (YC; Nov 30, 1848)

Wonders of Geology,” by William Buckland (MM; Dec 1848)

Letter to the Editor” (YC; Dec 28, 1848)


Friend of Youth

The Bubble

The Scholars' Leaf of the Tree of Knowledge

The Schoolfellow

Sunday School Gazette ; The Dayspring
Peter Parley's Illustrations of Commerce, SGG

A Pictorial History of Ancient Rome, SGG

Parley's Panorama, SGG

A History of All Nations, SGG -1851

History of William the Conqueror, JA

History of Elizabeth, Queen of England, JA

History of King Charles the Second of England, JA

History of King Alfred of England, JA

History of Julius Caesar, JA

History of Hannibal the Carthaginian, JA
Zachary Taylor becomes president

Gold rush: 40,000+ arrive in California

Cholera epidemic sweeps South

Mar 3: Minnesota established as a territory

Mar 5: Zacharay Taylor inaugurated

May 10: Rivalry between actors Edwin Forrest and William Macready culminates in Astor Place riots in New York City: 31 die; at least 48 injured

Great Chinese Museum, containing exhibits on aspects of Chinese life, opens in NYC
A New Year's Salutation” (MM; Jan 1849)

The Skater's Song” (Cab; Jan 1849)

Geology” (Mirror; March 1849)

William, the Negro Boy,” by Jane L. Gray (Cab; April 1849)

Hints for Children” (YC; April 12, 1849)

Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House

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

Touching Expression” (YC; 19 July 1849)

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

Life in the Woods” (YC; July 19, 1849)

The School-Mistress,” by M. W. D. (YC; Sept 13, 1849)

Sabbath Scholar Drowned” (YC; Sept 13, 1849)

A Step from the Altar to the Tomb,” by J. E. E. (YC; Sept 13, 1849)

The Old School House,” by J. A. (YC; Nov 15, 1849)

Hints to Young Men” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

A Good Girl at School” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

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

Unnatural Children” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

Young Men,” by Charlotte Gilman (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

Unhappy Elopement” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

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

You Will Be Wanted” (YC; Nov 22, 1849)

Fossil Foot-Prints” (Mirror; Dec 1849)

Diary of a Little Girl in Old New York


The Youth's Casket

Sunday School Visitor ; The Children's Visitor ; The Visitor

Union Sunday School Visitor

The Youth's Friend

The Juvenile Weekly Gazette

The Mentor

Youth's Monthly Magazine

Fireside Miscellany and Young People's Encyclopedia
A Comprehensive Geography and History, SGG

A History of Africa, SGG

A Primer of Geography, SGG

History of Darius the Great, JA

History of Cyrus the Great, JA

Beechnut: A Franconia story, JA

Wallace: A Franconia story, JA

Mary Erskine: A Franconia story, JA

Mary Bell: A Franconia story, JA

Malleville: A Franconia story, JA

History of Xerxes the Great, JA

The Wide, Wide World, "Elizabeth Wetherell" (Susan Bogert Warner)
US pop = 23,191,876:
black = 3,639,000;
free black = 435,000

Cholera epidemic sweeps Midwest

House sparrows (Passer domesticus) released in New York City; eventually spread continent-wide

July 9: Zachary Taylor dies; Millard Fillmore becomes president

Sept 9: California admitted as free state

Sept 11: Jenny Lind gives first performance in the US -1852

Sept 18: Fugitive Slave Bill passed

Sylvester Bishop b. ("School & Other Days, 1859")

Stories for Children, Cousin Sarah (abt now)

The Arabian Nights” (Cab; Sept 1850)

The Indian's Story” (MM; Jan 1850)

The King of Ashantee” (MM; Mar 1850)

Deer Hunting,” by "Simon Sassafras" (MM; May 1850)

Adventures with Ghosts,” by Mrs. Hall (Cab; May 1850)

Effie Somers,” by W. (YC; May 30, 1850)

Who Will Make a Good Wife” (YC; May 30, 1850)

Mary Newell's letter (28 Aug 1850)

Amy's Holiday” (Cab; Sept 1850)

Clara Sinclair,” by Caroline Gilman (Cab; Sept 1850)

Caspar Hauser” (MM; Oct 1850)

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

Laughing Bill” (Cab; Nov 1850)

Left-Handed Billy” (MM; Dec 1850)


Christian Sunday School Journal

The Standard-Bearer

Youth's Monitor

The Young Christian

The Children's Friend

The Myrtle
A Primer of History, SGG

History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, JA

Stories by Jack Mason, the Old Sailor, Francis Woodworth
Poems, SGG

Katherine Fox's confession that "spirit rapping" was a fraud is made public

Cast-iron frame building constructed

Boston, Massachusetts: mob rescues fugitive slave

May 15: Erie Railroad opens

Aug 12: patent for a practical sewing machine granted to Isaac Merrit Singer
The Adventures of Gilbert Go-ahead” (MM; 1851-1856)

January” (MM; Jan 1851)

The Spelling Lesson” (Cab; Feb 1851)

Hieroglyphical Letter to the Editor” (Cab; Feb 1851)

The Busy Knitter,” by William Oland Bourne (Cab; Aug 1851)

A Siberian Winter” (Cab; Aug 1851)

Join in the Recreation of Your Children,” Stephen T. Allen


The Flower Basket

Monday Express

Youth's Banner

The Youth's Instructor ; Instructor

The Child's Paper

The Youth's Casket

The Schoolmate

The Favourite Magazine of Instruction and Amusement for Boys and Girls ; The Favorite

Genius of Youth

Youth's Instructor ; Insight
Peter Parley's First Book of Spelling and Reading, SGG

Les Estats Unis d'Amerique, SGG

Rodolphus: A Franconia story, JA

Ellen Linn: A Franconia story, JA

History of Romulus, JA
Xenophobic "Young America" movement reaches its peak

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Double comet visible
Wonders of Geology” (SMate; March 1852)

Distant Worlds” (MM; July 1852)

A Very Odd Grandfather” (MM; Nov 1852)

Fossil Tree in the Coal Rocks” (MM; Dec 1852)


Der Schul- und Hausfreund

Youth's Galaxy

Youth's Western Banner

Forest Garland

Little Traveler (Waynesville, OH)

The Little Pilgrim
Histoire des Estats-Unis d'Amerique, SGG

Petite Histoire Universelle, SGG

History of Pyrrhus, JA

History of Nero, JA

Rollo on the Atlantic, JA

Stuyvesant: A Franconia story, JA

Caroline: A Franconia story, JA

Agnes: A Franconia story, JA

The Holiday Book, Francis C. Woodworth
Yellow fever epidemic rages in Louisiana and Mississippi until 1855

Boston Public Library opens

Railroad goes from New York to Chicago

Elisha Kane leads an unsuccessful expedition to find Arctic explorer John Franklin -1855


Jan 12: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad completed

Mar 4: Franklin Pierce inaugurated as president

July 8: trade with Japan opened after a show of force by Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Fern Leaves from Fanny's Portfolio, "Fanny Fern" (Sara Payson Willis)

The Behaviour Book, Eliza Leslie
Children and Children's Parties,” S.B.S.

Physical Education of Children

Early Culture of Children,” G.M.J.

Clothing for Girls,” G.M.J.

Children's Rights,” "Fanny Fern”

Conversation. To Young Ladies

Love of Nature

Henry Sanford's Teacher,” by Eliza A. Chase (ST; May 1853)

Riddle,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; June 1853)

Review of Fern Leaves from Fanny's Portfolio (ST; Sept 1853)

Placing a Daughter at School,” Motte Hall (ST; Nov 1853)

Novel Reading” (The Western Gem)

Negro Songs--American Music,” by Ser. Longley (Western Gem ; Oct 1853)

Letters About Geology,” by "Professor Pickaxe" (ST; 1853)


The Little Wolverine

The Little Forester

The Little Traveler (Cincinnati, OH)

Schuylkill County School Journal

Juvenile Temperance Watchman ; Juvenile Watchman

Monthly Instructor and Fire Side Companion ; Forrester's Playmate ; Youth's Casket and Playmate

Children's Friend ; Friend for Boys and Girls
A Winter Wreath of Summer Flowers, SGG

Parley's Present for All Seasons, SGG

Geographie Elementaire, SGG

Parley's Wanderers by Sea and Land, SGG

Harper Story Books: Rambles among the Alps, JA

Rollo in Paris, JA

Rollo in Switzerland, JA

Rollo in London, JA

Harper Story Books: Bruno; or, Lessons of Fidelity, Patience, and Self-denial Taught by a Dog, JA

Harper Story Books: Willie and the Mortgage: Showing How Much may Be Accomplished by a Boy, JA

Yacht Club series, "Oliver Optic" (William T. Adams)
Trade treaty between Japan & US

Railroad reaches Mississippi River

Free-Soil party promotes settlement of Kansas (family of Museum subscribers Viola & Lawrence Drinkwater move to Kansas Territory in 1855, as Free-Soilers)

Annular eclipse of the sun visible in much of North America

May 26: Kansas-Nebraska bill passed

Ruth Hall, "Fanny Fern" (Sara Payson Willis)

Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, “Eulalie" (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon)
Joanna Draper b. ("From a Federal Writers' Project interview") Early Training of Children

Novels, Their Meaning and Mission

Daguerreotypes of the Moon” (SMate; January 1854)

advertisement for Tuttle's Emporium (Cab; Jan 1854)

Two pieces about books (ST; Feb 1854)

Curious Rhymes” (MM; March 1854)

True Courage,” by "Aunt Kate" (YC; 3 Aug 1854)

Snake Fascination” (YC; Aug 24, 1854)

The Miser and His Dinner” (Cab; Sept 1854)

The Four Wills” (Cab; Sept 1854)

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


Schul- und Jugend-Zeitung

The Children's Book of Choice and Entertaining Reading for the Little Folks at Home (also, The Children's Monthly Book)

The Boys' Daily Journal ; Boys' Journal

The Pupil: A Monthly Treasury for School Children

The Student and Schoolmate ; The Student and Schoolmate, and Forrester's Boy's and Girl's Magazine ; The Schoolmate
The Gem Book of British Poetry, SGG (edited)

The Picture Play-Book, SGG

Faggots for the Fireside, SGG

Balloon Travels of Robert Merry and His Young Friends in Various Parts of Europe, SGG

The little Learner: Learning to Think, JA

The little Learner: Learning to Talk, JA

The Rollo story books: The freshet, JA

The Rollo story books: Georgie, JA

Rollo in Scotland, JA

Harper Story Books: Virginia; or, A Little Light on a Very Dark Saying, JA

Harper Story Books: Timboo and Fanny; or, The art of self-instruction, JA

Harper Story Books: Timboo and Joliba; or, The Art of Being Useful, JA

Harper Story Books: The Studio; or, Illustrations of the Theory and Practice of Drawing: for young artists at home, JA

Harper Story Books: The Story of Ancient History: from the earliest periods to the fall of the Roman Empire, JA

Rollo on the Rhine, JA

Prank; or, The Philosophy of Tricks and Mischief, JA

Harper Story Books: The Little Louvre; or, The Boys' and Girls' Gallery of Pictures, JA

Harper Story Books: The Harper Establishment; or, How the Story Books are Made, JA

Harper Story Books: Emma; or, The Three Misfortunes of a Belle, JA

Harper Story Books: Franklin, the Apprentice Boy, JA

Harper Story Books: The Strait Gate; or, The rule of exclusion from heaven, JA

Harper Story Books: Frank, JA

Flower Fables, Louisa May Alcott
Carrier's Address” (MM; Jan 1855)

Mrs. Warner's Prejudice,” by Lesina (YC; Aug 16, 1855)

Give Your Child a Paper” (YC; Aug 23, 1855)

Singular Adventure of a Lost Child” (YC; Aug 23, 1855)


Die Glocke (The bell) ; Sonntagschul Glocke (Sunday-school bell)

Der Christliche Kinderzeitung

The Young Spectator
The Travels, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go-Ahead, SGG

Recollections of a Lifetime, SGG

Harper Story Books: The Story of English History, JA

Harper Story Books: The Story of American History, JA

Harper Story Books: The Museum, JA

Harper Story Books: The Three Gold Dollars, JA

Rollo in Holland, JA

Rollo in Geneva, JA

Narrative of the General Course of History: from the earliest periods to the establishment of the American Constitution, JA

Harper Story Books: Dialogues for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons, JA

Harper Story Books: John True; or, The Christian Experience of an Honest Boy, JA

Harper Story Books: The Great Elm; or, Robin Green and Josiah Lane at School, JA

Harper Story Books: The Gibraltar Gallery: Being an account of various things both curious and useful, JA

Harper Story Books: The engineer; or, How to Travel in the Woods, JA

Harper Story Books: Elfred; or, The Blind Boy and his Pictures, JA

Harper Story Books: Aunt Margaret; or, How John True Kept his Resolutions, JA

The little learner: Learning to Read, JA

The little learner: Learning about Common Things, JA

Harper Story Books: The Alcove; containing some further account of Timboo, Mark, and Fanny, JA
“Who are the Aggressors?" SGG

Violence in Kansas by both pro- and anti-slavery factions

Charter Oak in Hartford, Connecticut, where Connecticut's charter had been hidden in 1687 when it was demanded by the power-hungry governor of Massachusetts, falls during a storm; souvenirs are made of its wood

May 22: Preston Brooks, US senator from South Carolina, takes issue with remarks by Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner, & attacks him with a cane on the floor of the Senate; a measure to expell Brooks from the Senate fails to pass

Aug 18: copyright law passed by Congress
Pretty-Shield b. in late 1850s (Red Mother) Carrier's Address” (MM; Jan 1856)

A Happy New Year,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; Jan 1856)

Cross Questions and Crooked Answers,” by Susanna Newbould (Cab; February 1856)

Diligent David,” by Francis Forrester (Cab; February 1856)

Uncle Frank in Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; June 1856)

Thanksgiving Memories,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Oct 1856)

The Prairies of Kansas,” by Francis Woodworth (Cab; Nov 1856)

Degeneracy of Stature,” Thrace Talmon

A Literary Man in Distress,” "Literatus”


Der Lämmer-Hirte ; Der Lämmerhirt ; Der Lämmer Hirte ; Der Lammerhirte

Republication of Parley's Magazine


Young America

The Young Reaper

Youth's Cabinet and Little Joker

Clark's School Visitor ; Our Schoolday Visitor ; Schoolday Visitor ; Schoolday Magazine for all Homes and Schools

The Child's Magazine

Boys' Monthly Gazette

Young America

The Catholic Youth's Magazine

The Young American
Parley's Adventures of Billy Bump, SGG

Peter Parley's Kaleidoscope, SGG

Peter Parley's Thousand and One Stories of Fact and Fancy, Wit and Humor, Rhyme, Reason, and Romance, SGG

Goodrich's Sixth School Reader, SGG

History of King Richard the First of England, JA

Harper Story Books: Vernon, JA

Harper Story Books: Viola and Her Little Brother Arno, JA

Harper Story Books: Minigo; or, The fairy of Cairnstone abbey, JA

Harper Story Books: Lapstone; or, The sailor turned shoemaker, JA

The Rollo Story Books: Blueberrying, JA

The Rollo Story Books: Georgie, JA

The Rollo Story Books: The Halo Round the Moon; or, Lucy's Visit, JA

The Little Learner: Learning about Right and Wrong, JA

Harper Story Books: Judge Justin; or, The Little Court of Morningdale, JA

Harper Story Books: Little Paul; or, How to be patient in sickness and pain, JA

Harper Story Books: Orkney the peacemaker; or, The various ways of settling disputes, JA

The Rollo Story Books: The Two Wheelbarrows, JA

Harper Story Books: Jasper; or, The Spoiled Child Recovered, JA

Harper Story Books: Congo; or, Jasper's Experience in Command, JA

Harper Story Books: Carl and Jocko; or, The Adventures of the Little Italian Boy and His Monkey, JA

Madeline, a Story of the Early Spring-time, JA
Company formed by Cyrus W. Field begins to lay Transatlantic Cable between Ireland and Newfoundland

James Edward Allen Gibbs perfects the first practical sewing machine

Mar 4: James Buchanan inaugurated as president

Mar 6: Dred Scott case decided

Aug 24: financial panic
Uncle Hiram's Pilgrimage,” by William C. Cutter (M; 1857-1860)

The Sewing-Machine” (MM; Jan 1857)

A Crooked Tree (MM; Feb 1857)

Skating--Woman's Rights,” by William C. Cutter (MM; Feb 1857)

advertisement for The New York Tribune (MM; Oct 1857)


The Excelsior

The Orphans' Friend

The Sparkling Fount

The Young Christian Soldier

Sargent's School Monthly

Young America Monthly Magazine

Young People's Monthly
Rollo in Naples, JA

Rollo in Rome, JA

History of King Richard the Second of England, JA

History of King Richard the Third of England, JA
Religious revival sweeps the nation

May 11: Minnesota admitted as a state

Aug 5: laying of Transatlantic Cable finished

Aug 16: first message sent via Transatlantic Cable

Sept-Oct: Comet Donati visible, one of 3 comets in the skies

Oct 9: first cross-country mail delivery
Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) b. (Indian Boyhood)

Theodore Roosevelt b. (Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography)
The Elves of the Forest Centre,” by Pansy (MM; Jan 1858)

The Song of the Snow-Bird” (MM; Jan 1858)

Pukkwana,” by Susanna Newbould (MM; April 1858)

Of What is the Alphabet Composed?,” by Mattie Bell (MM; July 1858)

Old Times & New,” by Margaret (MM; Aug 1858)

The Atlantic Telegraph” (MM; Oct 1858)

The Atlantic Telegraph” (S&S; Oct 1858)

The Comet” [Comet Donati] (MM; Oct 1858)

Our Neighbors” [comets] (ForrPlay; Oct 1858)

The Telegraph Cable,” by Laura Elmer (MM; Nov 1858)

The Comet” [Comet Donati] (MM; Nov 1858)


The Maine Spectator ; The Spectator

The Pastor’s Helper ; The Child’s Treasury

Band of Hope Visitor

Children's Friend

Die Taube

What Not

Boys and Girls Own Magazine

Sunday-School Banner

Young America and Excelsior


The Weekly Magpie

I Will Try

The Little-Pig Monthly

The Child at Home

Youth's Gazette

Youth's Evangelist ; The Youth's Evangelist
Illustrated Natural History of the Animal Kingdom, SGG

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, JA

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Rainbow's Journey, JA

History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, JA
Feb 14: Oregon admitted as state

Oct 16: John Brown seizes arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia (former Museum subscriber R. W. North is member of militia that captures him)

Dec 2: John Brown hanged

1st commercial oil well dug, Titusville, Pennsylvania
Dr. Kane's Boat--the Faith,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Jan 1859)

New Year's Morning” (MM; Jan 1859)

How the Boston Boys Talk,” by Oliver Onley (MM; Feb 1859)

The Cold Snap of January 10th,” by William Hoyt Coleman (MM; Mar 1859)

Signers of the Declaration of Independence,” by Ralph Wilson (Mar 1859)


The Youth's Temperance Visitor

Youth's Gazette

Children's Guest

The Little Pioneer

Youth's Magazine

The Lutheran Sunday-School Herald
First of Beadle's dime novels published: Malaeska, by Ann Stephens

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, JA

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, JA

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, JA

History of Genghis Khan, JA

The Florence Stories: Florence and John, JA

The Florence stories: Grimkie, JA

The Florence stories: Excursion to the Orkney Islands, JA

The Florence Stories: The English Channel, JA (abt)

American History, 1: Aboriginal America, JA

American History, 2: Discovery of America, JA
US population = 31,443,321:
black = 4,442,000;
free black = 488,000

Pony Express -1861

The Virginia Housewife, Mary Randolph

Nov 6: Abraham Lincoln wins presidential election

Dec 20: South Carolina secedes from the Union
Luther Standing Bear b. this decade (My Indian Boyhood) Letter to My Daughter Margaretta, with a Set of Merry's Museum,” by William Ross Wallace (April 1860)

Death of Samuel Goodrich

'Peter Parley'--As Known to His Daughter,” Emily Goodrich Smith


Young Folks' Monitor, and The World We Live In

Sunday School Paper for the South, The

The Portfolio

The Deaf Mute Casket
American History, 3: The Southern Colonies, JA

History of Margaret of Anjou, Queen of Henry VI of England, JA

Woodville series begins, "Oliver Optic" (William T. Adams) -1867

The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air, Jane Andrews
Great Comet

Southern states secede from the Union:
Jan 9: Mississippi;
Jan 10: Florida;
Jan 11: Alabama;
Jan 19: Georgia;
Jan 26: Louisiana

Jan 29: Kansas admitted as a free state

Feb 4: Confederate States of America formed

Feb 8: the Confederate States of America officially formed

Feb 18: Jefferson Davis becomes president of Confederacy

Mar 4: Abraham Lincoln becomes president of Union

April 12-13: Fort Sumter, South Carolina, standing against Confederacy, is fired on until it is surrendered

April 17: Virginia secedes from the Union

April 19: blockade of Southern ports ordered

More states secede: May 6: Arkansas; May 20: North Carolina; June 8: Tennessee
Crooked Spines in Girls,” Helen C. Lewis

Children, from One to Three Years of Age

Baby Education

How to Make Boys Love Home

The Literary Gazette

Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)

The Union” (S&S; Jan 1861)

Rules for Winter” (YC; Jan 3, 1861)

The Opera Cloak” (YC; 6 June 1861)

Hail, Columbia!” (S&S; Aug 1861)

The Stars and Stripes,” by John A. Andrews (S&S; July 1861)

How a Man Feels When He is Shot” (YC; Oct 3, 1861)

The Knitters” (YC; Dec 26, 1861)


Child's World ; Youth's World

Monthly Voice

Young People's Helper ; Young People's Helper and Temperance Visitor

The Children's Friend

The Child's Index ; Child's Delight

Little American
The Harlie Stories: The Sea-shore; or, How to Plan Pic-nics and Excursions, JA

The Harlie Stories: Harlie's Letter; or, How to Learn with Little Teaching, JA

American History, 4: Northern Colonies, JA

The Boys of Chequasset, A.D.T. Whitney
Renny's Uniform” (MM; 1862)

Why Have the Indians Disappeared?” (MM; Jan 1862)

Who Wants $4 a Day?” (MM; Mar 1862)

The Grateful Indian,” by Martha G. (MM; Aug 1862)

What is a Darling?” (MM; Oct 1862)


Little Joker

The Sabbath School Gem

Sabbath School Star

Children's Guide
The Florence Stories: Visit to the Isle of Wight, JA

The Harlie Stories: The New Shoes; or, Productive Work by Little Hands, JA

The Harlie Stories: The French Flower; or, Be Kind and Obliging to Your Teacher, JA

The Harlie Stories: Wild Peggie, JA

The Harlie Stories: Friskie, the Pony; or, Do No Harm to Harmless Animals, JA

American History, 5: Wars of the Colonies, JA

Little Prudy series begins, "Sophie May" (Rebecca Clarke) -1865

The Good Scholar

Faith Gartney's Girlhood, A.D.T. Whitney
Free delivery of mail in cities established

Jan 1: Emancipation Proclamation takes effect

June 20: West Virginia admitted to the Union

Gala Days, "Gail Hamilton" (Abigail Dodge)
Black Elk b. (Black Elk Speaks) Happiest Days,” "Gail Hamilton”

Blessings of Work,” by Julia E. McConaughy (MM; May 1863)

Our Heroic Dead” (S&S; Feb 1863)

editorial from "The Teacher's Desk" (S&S; Feb 1863)

To the Boy Who Will Be President of the United States A. D. 1900,” by Samuel Wilson (MM; April 1863)

Independence Day” (MM; July 1863)

Working Girls” (MM; Oct 1863)

Gardening for Ladies” (MM; Nov 1863)

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


California Youths' Companion

The Experiment: a Juvenile Monthly

The Youth's Visitor

The School and Family Visitor
Peter Parley's Own Story, SGG

The Florence Stories: Florence's Return, JA

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Winter, JA (abt)

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Spring, JA

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Summer, JA

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Autumn, JA (abt)

American History, 6: Revolt of the Colonies, JA

American History, 7: War of the Revolution, JA

Cudjo's Cave, John Townsend Trowbridge
Oct 31: Nevada admitted as a state Beadle's Dime Books

A New-Year's Welcome” (MM; Jan 1864)

White and Colored Slaves (Harper's Weekly; Jan 30, 1864)

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)


Child's Banner

The Sunday School Standard

The Young Evangelist

Our Young Folks

Missionary Visitor ; Children's Visitor

The Little Sower

The Little Corporal

Our Friend
American History, 8: Washington, JA

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Winter, JA

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Spring, JA

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Summer, JA

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Autumn, JA

Army & Navy series, "Oliver Optic" (William T. Adams) -1894

Hans Brinker, Mary Mapes Dodge
Free mail delivery established in cities of more than 50,000

Mar 4: Abraham Lincoln inaugurated for second term

April 9: General Robert E. Lee capitulates to General Ulysses S. Grant

April 14: Abraham Lincoln assassinated

April 15: Andrew Johnson inaugurated as president

Dec 13: 13th amendment adopted
Elva Seeking Her Fortune,” by Sophie May (MM; 1865)

Eye and Ear Notes, by "Uncle James" (James Redpath) (YC; 1865)

Science & technology notes (YC; 1865)

Animals in the Civil War (YC; 1861, 1865)

Children & changing times (YC; 1865)

assassination of Abraham Lincoln (YC; 1865)

premium portrait of Abraham Lincoln (LC; 1865)

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

The Color-Bearer,” by John Townsend Trowbridge (OYF; Jan 1865)

The Capture of Savannah” (YC; Jan 5, 1865)

Our Exchanged Prisoners” (YC; Jan 5, 1865)

advertisements for Our Young Folks & Robert Merry's Museum (YC; 12 Jan 1865)

The Veteran's Farewell,” by "Blue-Eyed Lora" (MM; Feb 1865)

memorial page for Adelbert Older (Feb 1865), with poetry by Belle P. R. and Adelbert Older

Adventures of a 'Merry' Boy” (MM; Feb 1865)

Allie's Christmas Eve,” by "Lillie Linden" (MM; Feb 1865)

Neglected Children” (YC; Feb 23, 1865)

The City Girl,” by "Gail Hamilton" (Abigail Dodge) (OYF; March 1865)

White Slaves (YC; March 9, 1865)

The Inauguration of President Lincoln” (YC; March 9, 1865)

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

A True Story” (reprinted; YC; March 23, 1865)

Turn About, Fair Play,” by Augusta Moore (YC; April 13, 1865)

The Great National Tragedy” (YC; 27 April 1865)

Booth and Bad Literature” (YC; 11 May 1865)

Unella,” by Madge (MM; June 1865)

advertisements for Dr. Brown's Baby-Tender (MM; June & July 1865)

two poems for July 4, 1865 (MM; July 1865)

July 4, 1865,” by "Lulie" (S&S; July 1865)

The Boys' Fourth-of-July,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; July 1865)

The American Flag,” by Mrs. P. A. Hanaford (S&S; July 1865)

The Army of the American Eagle” (LC; July 1865)

editorial comment on July 4, 1865 (MM; July 1865)

editorial from "The Teacher's Desk" (S&S; July 1865)

Willie Lincoln,” by Emily J. Bugbee (LC; July 1865)

Victory at Last,” by C. C. (MM; July 1865)

The Conspirators” (YC; 6 July 1865)

Imagination or Affectation” (YC; 13 July 1865)

The Execution” (YC; 20 July 1865)

A Soldier To-night is Our Guest” (YC; Aug 10, 1865)

Going into Business for Himself,” by Mrs. P. P. Bonney (YC; 31 Aug 1865)


The Youth's Friend

The Juvenile Instructor ; Instructor ; New Era

Little Bouquet ; Little Bouquets ; Lyceum Banner ; Little Bouquet

Kind Words for the Sunday School Children

Spare Hours

Youth's Temperance Banner

Ke Alaula

The Children's Friend

Frank Leslie's Children's Friend ; Frank Leslie's Boys' and Girls' Weekly

Demorest's Young America

The Busy Bee
A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life, A. D. T. Whitney Woman's Rights, John Todd

Cholera epidemic ravages several cities

14th amendment adopted
Children's Books of the Year

Among the Studios, no. 3,” by T. B. Aldrich & Winslow Homer (OYF; July 1866)

How Engravings are Made” (LC; Aug 1866)

Patriotic Eagle” (YC; 9 Aug 1866)

The Veteran Eagle,” by Maria S. Cummins (OYF; Oct 1866)

The Veteran Eagle: A Correction” (LC; Nov 1866)

The Veteran Eagle; and What the Children Did,” by Alfred Sewell (LC; Dec 1866)

How to Go to School,” by H. E. B. (LC; Dec 1866)


Die Christliche Kinderzeitung

Guardian Angel

Young Americans

The Children's Hour

Little Chief

The Nursery

Riverside Magazine for Young People

Southern Boys' and Girls' Monthly

Sunday School Gem

Oliver Optic's Magazine: Our Boys and Girls ; Oliver Optic's Magazine

The School and Fireside

The Sparkling Gem

The Young Catholic's Guide

The Burke's Weekly for Boys and Girls ; Burke's Magazine for Boys and Girls
Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger

Starry Flag series, "Oliver Optic" (William T. Adams)

Good Old Times, Elijah Kellogg
Wool-Gathering, by "Gail Hamilton" [Abigail Dodge]

US purchases Alaska from Russia: $7,200,000

Mar 1: Nebraska admitted as a state

Dec 2: Charles Dickens gives his first reading during his second tour of the US
Wool-Gathering, by "Gail Hamilton" [Abigail Dodge]

Rogers groups in the Little Corporal (1867)

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

Bird-Catching,” by R. H. Stoddard & Winslow Homer (OYF; Aug 1867)

Living in an Omnibus,” by Louisa May Alcott (MM; Oct 1867)

The Two Burials,” by Julia Pratt Ballard (MM; Nov 1867)


The Sunday School Messenger

Young People's Magazine

The Little Gleaner

Guiding Star: A Sunday Paper for Boys and Girls

Little Messenger

Boys' and Girls' New Monthly Magazine

Good Words for the Young

The Young Folks' News

The Minnesota Pupil ; The Minnesota Pupil and Youth's National Gazette

Children of the West

Boys' Journal

Youth's Manual ; The Weekly Manual ; The Youth's Manual ; The Temperance Star ; The Youth's Guide
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Elsie Dinsmore, Martha Finley
Dec 3: trial of Jefferson Davis begins

Woman's Wrongs, "Gail Hamilton”
Two Ways of Being Manly,” by F. W. A. P. (MM; 1868)

Cousin Tribulation's story, by Louisa May Alcott (MM; Jan 1868)

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

Strawberries,” by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer (OYF; July 1868)

Green Apples,” by John Townsend Trowbridge & Winslow Homer (OYF; Aug 1868)


Golden Hours

The Little Folks

Scattered Seeds

Onward ; Mayne Reid's Magazine Onward

The Bright Side ; Bright Side and Family Circle

Sunday School Companion

The Young Crusader

The Young Minnesotian

The Youth's Cabinet

The Young American
An Old-Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott

Little Women, part 2, Louisa May Alcott
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane

Cross-continental railroad completed

Feb 15: charges against Jefferson Davis dropped

Mar 4: Ulysses S. Grant becomes president (-1877)
Popular Amusements, by J. T. Crane

A Frightened Tiger” (YC; 29 July 1869)

Not Complimentary to Utah” (YC; Oct 28, 1869)

Review of John Greenleaf Whittier's Illustrated Ballads of New England (OYF; Nov 1869)

Sissy's Ride in the Moon,” by Annette Bishop & Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; Nov 1869)


Der Jugend-Pilger

The Infants' Delight ; Infants' Delight

The Little Watchman

The Pacific Youth

Pictures and Stories

Young Folks' Monthly

Young Folks' Rural

The Young Sportsman

Young Sportsman

The Little Corporal's School Festival ; School Festival ; National School Festival

Work and Play

The Pious Youth

Our Leisure Moments

American Boy's Magazine ; Philadelphia Monthly

The Little Schoolmate

The Young Catholic
The Juno Stories: Juno and Georgie, JA

The Juno Stories: Juno on a Journey, JA

The Juno Stories: Mary Osborne, JA

The Juno Stories: Hubert, JA

We Girls, A Home Story, A.D.T. Whitney

Little Pussy Willow, Harriet Beecher Stowe

William Henry's Letters to His Grandmother, Abby Morton Diaz
US population = 39,818,449

Jan 26: Virginia readmitted to the Union

Feb 23: Mississippi readmitted to the Union

Mar 30: Texas readmitted to the Union; 15th amendment adopted

July 15: Georgia readmitted to the Union
The Doctor's Little Girl,” by C. Alice Baker (MM; 1870)

Young Italy in Boston,” by "Stella" (MM; Jan 1870)

Hunting Eggs,” by Mary Ann Hallock (OYF; Jan 1870)

The Chinese in California,” by Lucy St. John (MM; Feb 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)

A Young Savage,” by A. Perry (MM; Nov 1870)


Happy Hours

Our Little Friend

Apples of Gold

Every Boy's Magazine

Der Kinder-Bote

Little Christian

Lutherisches Kinder- und Jugendblatt

The Sunday-School Magazine ; Church School Magazine

Young Israel ; Libanon

Morning Light

Our Little People

Young Folks Journal ; Little Things

The Little Missionary

Loving Words for Children

Our Young Folks' Illustrated Paper
The August Stories: August and Elvie, JA

The August Stories: Hunter and Tom, JA

The August Stories: Granville Valley, JA

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young, JA

Science for the Young, 1: Heat, JA

Science for the Young, 2: Light, JA

Science for the Young, 3: Water and Land, JA

Jack Hazard & His Fortunes, John Townsend Trowbridge

The New-Year's Bargain, "Susan Coolidge" (Sarah Woolsey)

Little Men, Louisa May Alcott
May 1: Five planets visible at once in a magnificent display

Oct 8-11: Chicago Fire one of several in drought-dried Midwest (former Museum subscriber Daniel H. Burnham among architects who rebuild city)
The Spendthrift Doll,” by Sarah Orne Jewett (MM; Feb 1871)

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

a planetary alignment (MM; June 1871)

Declamation--Relief for Chicago,” by Edward Everett Hale (MM; Nov 1871)

editorial on the Chicago Fire (MM; Nov 1871)

What Ben and the Twins Did for Chicago,” by Sara Conant (Dec 1871)

Thomas Nast honors The Little Corporal (LC; Dec 1871)

Routed But Not Conquered” (LC; Dec 1871)

Letters in The Little Corporal about the Chicago Fire

More About the Fire” (LC; Dec 1871)


Boys' Ledger

Child's Friend

Der Kinderfreund

Our Little Ones ; Story World

Der Schutzengel

What Next?

The Young Cadet

The Young Folks Gem

The Laurel Wreath
The Schooner Mary Ann, JA

Science for the Young, 4: Force, JA

Real Folks, A.D.T Whitney

What Katy Did, "Susan Coolidge" (Sarah Woolsey)
Nov 9: Boston Fire; Horace B. Fuller's publishing offices burn; he never recovers financially The Voyage of the Salt Mackerel,” by Charles Barnard (MM; 1872)

A Picture Story of the Chicago Fire” (Jan 1872)

What Does Johnny Read?” (LC; Jan 1872)

'Relics of the Fire'” (LC; March 1872)

Knitting-Work,” by Genie M. Wilde (OYF; March 1872)

The Year After the Fire” (LC; Nov 1872)

announcement of merger (MM; Nov 1872)

editorial (MM; Nov 1872)


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