Children's Hour Magazine 1871 Antique/Victorian Juvenile Literature TIMOTHY SHAY ARTHUR


Title: The Children's Hour: A Magazine for the Little Ones (Vol. X, No. 3 - September 1871)

Author: T. S. [Timothy Shay] Arthur (editor); Hester A. Benedict Dickinson, et al.

Description: Sewn in original printed wraps. Covers edge-tattered. Previous owner's name in pencil at top of front cover. Little bit of soiling. Illustrations. 30 pages [pp. 73-104]. 7.5 x 5.75 inches.

"The Editor, who gives his most earnest work to this magazine, striving to make it the purest, most attractive and most beautiful, offers it to all who love their children, and who desire to fill their tender minds with things pure, and true, and good, as a wise counselor, loving friend and pleasant companion."

Publisher and editor of The Children's Hour, Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-1885), was a popular nineteenth century American author who also published Arthur's Home Magazine and contributed several stories to the monthly periodical Godey's Lady's Book. He is additionally remembered for his temperance novel, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There.

One of the other contributors is poet and writer, Hester A. Benedict Dickinson (1840-1921), a founder of the California Writers' Club and former president of the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association.


The Little Soldier (Uncle Herbert, pseud. T.S. Arthur);
"Here's a Picture Frame" (Jennie Jones);
Twilight Talks: Our Brothers and Sisters (Emilie Graham);
In the Woods with Cousin Grace (Anna Wilmot);
What is the Matter with Robby? (Katy);
Chronicles of the Bird Family (Dainty Perkup);
The Burnet Moth (E.B.D.);
A Story of Four Little Mice (Hester A. Benedict);
The Use of Remembering;
Bessie's Faith (Mrs. Mary Latham Clark);
A Dinner and a Kiss;
Charlie and the Hen;
Which Do I Love the Most (Mrs. E. B. Duffey).

Binding: Sewn Wraps
Condition: Good

Publisher: T. S. Arthur & Sons
Place: Philadelphia
Year: 1871

Keywords: antique, juvenile,

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