Early Children’s Literature Samples

Accession Number: SC 1989:01
Location: RB-M
Dates: 1766-1909
Size: 1 legal Hollinger, 1 slim legal Hollinger; 0.53 cubic feet
Creator/Collector: Unknown
Acquisition info: Transfer from SLPL Children’s Literature Department
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: Unknown
Language: Arabic, English, French, German
Processed by: Melissa Miller, October 2019
Conservation notes: Items placed in acid-free folders
Scope and Content: The collection contains small booklets of stories, poems, songs, and reading lessons for children. The booklets come from a variety of publishers in the United States and Europe and span the years 1766-1909. After 1909, the booklets were used as part of an exhibit, but it is unknown where the exhibit took place and who compiled the exhibit.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title
Restrictions: Permission required to reproduce images
Remarks: Some items are crumbly and fragile

Early Children’s Literature Samples
1766-1909
1 legal Hollinger, 1 slim legal Hollinger; 0.53 cubic feet

Box/Folder Description
1/1 Finding Aid
1/2 Bilder-Lust für Knaben und Mädchen (Pictures for Boys and Girls); published by Wilhelm Nitzschke (Stuttgart); in German
1/3 The Blind Man’s Friend and Other Tales; published by the Hudson Book Company (Hudson, OH); 1855
1/4 Bright Thoughts for Little Ones; published by McLoughlin Bros. (New York City); 1883
1/5 Buffon’s Natural History of Beasts; published by C. Campbell (Edinburgh)
1/6 The Celebrated History of the Renowned Robin Hood; published by Archibald Paterson (Glasgow)
1/7 The Child’s Wreath of Poetry
1/8 Cock Robin; published by John Evans (London)
1/9 Comical Budget of Fun and Frolic; published by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. (London)
1/10 An Essay on Man in Four Epistles; published by Mori Brown (Leicester, England); 1823
1/11 La Fin de l’age d’or (The End of the Golden Age); published by Librairie Hachette (Paris); in French
1/12 The Golden Bird; published by A. Park (London)
1/13 Good Comrades; published by McLouglin Bros. (New York City); 1905
1/14 The History of Goody Two Shoes; published by John Newbury for The Bible and Sun; 1766*
1/15 History of Israelites in the Wildrens; in Arabic
1/16 Horn Book; contains the alphabet and the Lord’s Prayer*
1/17 Jack and the Beanstalk
1/18 Jim Crow’s Wonderful Travels
1/19 The Juvenile Singing School; published by JH Wilkins & DB Carter (Boston); 1837
1/20 The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; G & J Cameron (Glasgow) (2)
1/21 The Little Old Woman; published by McLoughlin Bros. (New York City)
1/22 The Maid and the Magpie; published by G. Martin (London)
1/23 Mother Goose’s Melody; published by Francis Power and Co. (London) (grandson to John Newbury); 1791*
1/24 The New Albion Primer; published by Fairburn (London)
1/25 The New England Primer; published by E. Draper (Boston)*
1/26 Old Dame Trott and Her Comical Cat; published by McLoughlin Bros. (New York City); ca. 1862
1/27 Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog; published by JG Rusher (Banbury, England) (2)
1/28 The Old Woman and Her Pig; originally published by J. Harris & Son (London, 1813); reprint by HM Conner; 1909*
1/29 Our Native England; Henry Mozley and Sons (Derby, England); 1843
2/1 The Royal Battledore; published by the King’s Authority (London)*
2/2 St. George/Sir James the Rose/Sir Neil & Glengyle; published by Robert Inglis & Co. (Glasgow)
2/3 The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor; published by Hodgson & Co. (London); 1822
2/4 Sinbad the Sailor; published by Cameron & Ferguson (Glasgow and London)
2/5 The Story of Little Sarah and Her Johnny Cake; published by TH Carter & Co. (Boston)
2/6 Voyages and Travels of Sinbad the Sailor
2/7 Whittington and His Cat; published by Webb, Millington & Company (London)
2/8 Exhibit Cards; published by The Old Story Book Shop (Boston) (7)
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