THE EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS LIBRARY
Over 1,200 Volumes
Collected From 1875 Through 1950
The surviving editions are held in trust in the archive of grandson Danton Burroughs
Collated and Researched by Bill Hillman
|Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 - 1924|
|Fauntleroy - June 1893,
Emma's book from Auntie Hempstead 1897, World's Fair stamped inside, Chicago, Emma graduated 1893 Brown school, and Plant Leaves inside, rotted, many notes written inside, Emma and Ed's writing. Danton will take to office for scans of inscribed pages.
Little Lord Fauntleroy 1892
Online eText: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/BurLitt.html
Robin 1922: William Heinemann ~ First Edition
SEQUEL TO THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF COOMBE
The Head of the House of Coombe
The Land of the Blue Flower
The Lost Prince 1915
Sara Crew (Emma's book) 1891- Copyright, 1888, by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS ~ DRAWINGS BY REGINALD B. BIRCH.
A Little Princess
Great Maytham Hall Garden, Kent, England,
provided the inspiration for The Secret Garden
Online eText Editions List
A Lady of Quality by Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ 1896 ~ Charles Scribner Sons ~ NY:
Preface: Being A Most Curious, Hitherto Unknown History, as Related By Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff but not Presented to the World of Fashion through the Pages of "THE TATTLER", and Now For the FIRST TIME Written Down". Inside the Front Cover, at the Very Fine Right Endpaper is a Special Owner's "Laid-In" Orignal Play-Bill Flyer that Reads at the Top in Large Special Designed Letters : "WALLACKS"-"Mr Theo. Moss, Proprietor And Manager"---"WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897, "SPECIAL MATINEE THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25"---"Evenings at 8:15"--"Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2". Below is the Special PLAY AD that Reads : "MISS JULIA ARTHUR", "Supported By Mr. Edwin Arden "-"Under the Direction of Mr. Arthur Lewis" : "A LADY OF QUALITY"--A Play In 5 ACTS, By Frances Hodgson Burnett and StephenTownsend"--"Produced under the Stage Direction of Mr. NAPIER LOTHIAN, JR"--With CAST OF CHARACTERS Below including : "Miss JULIA ARTHUR (As GLORINDA WILDAIRS"). "PLACE : ENGLAND"--TIME : "AT COMMENCEMENT 1701".
The Shocking Secret of A Lady of Quality: During a confrontation, Clorinda, the heroine, whacks the villian over the head with the weighted end of a riding crop and kills him. She neither shrieks nor faints. She shoves him into a concealed spot in the parlor until night, then hauls him to the distant reaches of the ancient house's cellars and arranges to have the drafty, smelly old tunnels walled off while she is on her honeymoon.She lives happily ever after, married to the man of her choice, and does many good works for the people the villian had wronged. Her adoring husband doesn't seem to know, and the one person who knows, her equally adoring sister, reveals the secret to Clorinda on her deathbed. Crime (or self-defense) pays.However, in the companion book with the story of the husband, (His Grace of Ormonde) it is revealed that the husband knew about the murder all along.
1912 ~ Frederick A Stokes ~ 42 pages, color frontis and b+w illustrations
by Alfred Brennan.
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Anglo-American novelist, was born Frances Eliza Hodgson in Manchester, England, on the 24th of November 1849. In 1865 she went to America with her parents, who settled in Knoxville, Tennessee. Miss Hodgson soon began to write stories for magazines. In 1873 she married Dr L. M. Burnett of Washington, whom she afterwards (1898) divorced. Her reputation as a novelist was made by her remarkable tale of Lancashire life, That Lass o’ Lowrie’s (1877), and a number of other volumes followed, of which the best were Through one Administration (1883) and A Lady of Quality (1896). In 1886 she attained a new popularity by her charming story of Little Lord Fauntleroy, and this led to other stories for children. Little Lord Fauntleroy was dramatized and had a great success on the stage; and other dramas by her were also produced. In 1900 she married a second time, her husband being Mr. Stephen Townesend, a surgeon, who (as Will Dennis) had taken to the stage and had collaborated with her in some of her plays. Burnett's plays include Esmeralda (1881), which she wrote with the American playwright William H. Gillette. She considered The Secret Garden (1911) her best novel; it is still popular today and has been made adapted into several films.
ALSO: The Secret Garden: http://www.sharebook.co.kr/burnett/gardn10.htm
Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her mother moved to Knoxville, Tenessee in 1865. Miss Hodgson began writing for magazines soon after. Her first widely-known story appeared in "Scribner's Magazine" in 1872. Frances married Dr. L. M. Burnett of Washington D.C. in 1873. In 1898 she divorced Dr. Burnett and married Mr. Stephen Townsend in 1900. Her reputation as a novelist was made with her story of Lancashire life, That Lass o' Lowrie's. A number of other works followed, with Through One Administration and A Lady of Quality as the most notable. In 1886 she published the Little Lord Fauntleroy, which was dramatized during her life and (now safely out of copyright) continues as videos and movies. Her children's books, including the marvelous Secret Garden and Sara Crew (later rewritten to become: A Little Princess) are what she is best known for today, but her romance novels were very popular during her lifetime. A Lady of Quality has a surprising plot twist, one totally unexpected for that era.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was a born storyteller. Even when she was a young child living in Manchester, England, her greatest pleasure was in making up stories and acting them out, using her dolls as characters. When she was sixteen, she was brought from England to Tennessee by her fatherless, poverty stricken family. There she started to write stories in a cold little attic room, and they eventually made her rich and famous. She published over fifty books, but the most beloved are Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Secret Garden, and Little Princess. She said of herself, "With the best that was in me, I have tried to write more happiness into the world."
|Major Frederick Russell Burnham, D.S.O.|
|Scouting on Two Continents ~ 1942 ~ elicited and arranged by
Mary Nixon Everett ~ Haynes Corporation ~ 370 pages ~ Black and white photographs
~ A biography of Burnham, who was a scout in the Indian wars of the American
Southwest and then later offered his services to Cecil Rhodes in South
Africa. That campaign won him the Distinguished Service Order.
Russell Burnham ~ In collecting material on B-P for
the Pine Tree Web, I became interested in the life and adventures of Major
Frederick Russell Burnham, an American military scout who served with B-P
in the Matabele Campaign of 1896. Burnham was a classic Victorian adventurer,
and in that tradition looms a bit larger than life. A frontier and Indian
Scout in the Southwest, he offered his services to Cecil Rhodes and the
British South Africa Company as they built the British Empire in Southern
Africa. He distinguished himself as Chief of Scouts to Lord Roberts, Commander
in Chief in South Africa at the beginning of the Boer War. For his services
he was honored with the Distinguished Service Order and, by courtesy of
King Edward VII, held the rank of Major in the British Army without having
to relinquish his American citizenship. Eleven years before the camp at
Brownsea Island, Baden-Powell and Frederick Russell Burnham would talk
beside a campfire on the African veldt in what is today western Zimbabwe.
In a few short days, they had come to respect each others professional
accomplishments and scouting skills.
"Burnham was a scout. He combined his extraordinary natural abilities, with the teachings of an old Indian scout who had served under and learned from men like Kit Carson and John C. Fremont. He became a priceless, silent, invisible eyes and ears for both the American and British military during some of our Indian and their Matabele and Boer Wars." ~ Ross Seyfreid, in the "Introduction" to the 1994 reprint of Frederick Russell Burnham, Scouting on Two Continents, Prescott, Arizona: The Wolfe Publishing Company, 1994.
From Frederick Russell Burnham, Scouting on Two Continents,
From William Hillcourt, Baden-Powell: The Two Lives
of a Hero, 1964
From Robert Baden-Powell, The Matabele Campaign, 1896:
The ribbon at the left displays the colors of the Distinguished Service Order. The D.S.O. was awarded to Major Burnham in recognition of his service as Chief of Scouts to Lord Roberts (Commander-in-Chief South Africa) during the Boer War, 1899-1902. The photograph of Major Burnham was taken after his service in the South African War. It shows him in British uniform wearing the Distinguished Service Order, the Queen's South African Medal and the British South Africa Company Medal for the Matabele Campaign.
|Clara Louise Burnham 1854-1927|
Chapter in Her Life 1903
This book, originally published in 1903, became a best-seller. It describes in conversation and prose the events in an 8 year old girl's life when she finds herself at her widowed grandfather's home where her presence is welcomed neither by other resident relatives nor by the staff. She has been raised as a Christian Scientist by her absent parents and how she solves various problems for herself and others contributes to an easy and delightful read.
Online eText: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=2778
Jewel's Story Book 1904
|Edgar Rice Burroughs 1875-1950|
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|Edgar Rice Burroughs 1875-1950
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|Mary Evaline Burroughs|
|Memoirs of a War
Online Edition in ERBzine: http://www.erbzine.com/mag9/0920.html
Mary Evaline Burroughs, at the encouragement of sons Edgar, George, Henry (Harry), and Frank, wrote and distributed her memoirs to all members of the Burroughs family in 1914. Ed and his brothers collaborated in preparing the book for the printer and in assembling the genealogical sections. The original handwritten manuscript is still preserved at the ERB, Inc. office in Tarzana, California. It is dated Chicago, June 23, 1914 and addressed to "My dear son Edgar."
To us who have heard these memoirs and anecdotes more than once from the lips of our father and mother, they might be, if to anyone, "old stories;" yet to them still clings, for us, all the zest and freshness and infinite interest of a first telling, and so I believe that generations yet but dreamed of who may trace their origin to this strong man and his sweetly noble mate, will find an equal, possibly a greater interest in them; and that they will be thankful for even this brief withdrawal of the impenetrable curtain of time which shall hide from them forever the greater portion of the lives and loves and interests of their forebears.
To those who come after -- a long time after -- this volume will tend to make George and Mary Burroughs more than merely a rather vague conception of two names. It will bring you in whose veins flows the red blood of the Puritan and the Pioneer, bequeathed to you, uncontaminated, by these two, a livlier sense of reality of these ancestors of yours. It will depict them as living, breathing people, who lived and loved as you, let us hope, shall live and love, through fifty years of prosperity and adversity; a personification of what might justly be emblazoned upon the arms of the Burroughs -- Loyalty and Constancy.
~ Edgar Rice Burroughs
Oak Park, Illinois ~ December, 1914
Inheritors of virtues manifold,
We count in strength of body and of mind,
The Power of Conquest they have left behind.
"Man lives not to himself alone," and they
Whose Page of Drama we may read today,
By self-denial, industry and thought,
Have lived for us and our endowment bought.
Each generation of another day
This Debt of Honor, then, is yours to pay --
By Soldier courage and sweet woman's grace.
With simple Truth and Goodness thus to trace
As fair a record with us little blame,
As they who gave to us their honored name.
Ella Oldham Burroughs,
November 23rd, 1914
|Beatrice Burton May 13, 1894, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - April 13, 1983, Naples, Florida|
|Footloose: Sequel to The Flapper Wife ~ 1926 - G&D
Lovebound 1926 ~ G&D
The Flapper Wife ~ 1925 ~ G&D
Easy: Grosset and Dunlap NY 1930. Mach-Tey dj art. The story of a young woman who "lived up to her name"
The Flapper Wife: fox trot song ~ 1925 ~ A Carl Rupp Melody ~ Words by Beatrice Burton (from her book) ~ Adapted from an NEA Serial Story ~ Published by Sam Fox, Cleveland, Ohio ~ Arranged for piano & voice
Books Made Into Films
A Transplanted Prairie Flower 1914
Footloose Widows aka Fine Feathers 1926
His Jazz Bride 1926 (The Flapper wife)
Sally's shoulders 1928
The Little Yeloow House 1928
Beyond London Lights 1928
Beatrice Burton also known as Beatrice Burton Morgan was a famous author. She was born in 1894. Very little about her life is known. She had wanted to be an actress and had even signed a contract with David Belasco in 1909 but little work came her way.
As a second resort she began to write at the impressive rate of as many
as four books a year. Her romance stories were first serialized in newspapers
with great success before the publishing company Grosset and Dunlap published
them in low cost hard cover editions. Soon her books were made into movies
and she became a very well know figure in the world of 1920s pop culture.
Her books are romances which all take place during the year they were written.
They can serve as a great glimpse of life in the 1920s. Many famous actors,
films, and figures are mentioned during the stories. Also used is the inventive
|George F. Butler ~ 1857-1921|
|Travail of a Soul ~ 1914 ~ Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour,
Co. ~ One of 200 copies published.
"Dedicated to the Votary of Exalted Love"
Read the book via a PDF download
|Archie Butt 1866-1912|
Letters (from the personal aide to President Theodore Roosevelt). (NY, Doubleday, l924); The Letters of Archie Butt, Personal Military Aide to President Roosevelt. Edited by Lawrence F. Abbott. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1924. Butt's letters describing the last year of the Roosevelt administration.
Archibald Willingham Butt (1866-1912) served as a U. S. Army officer in the Philippines (1900-1903) and Cuba (1906-1908) and was appointed personal aide to U. S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1908-1909) and William H. Taft (1909-). Letters are primarily written by Butt to his mother, Pamela R. B. Butt, to his sister, Julia Butt (Mrs. John M. Slaton), and to Clara Butt; a few letters are to Butt from others, including Julia Ward Howe, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Letters date from 8 April 1908 to 27 February 1912. Topics discussed are Butt's service as a presidential aide; Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and other officials; the personal relationship between Taft and Roosevelt and the Taft and Roosevelt families; social life in Washington, D.C.; life in the White House, including notes on its furnishings, portraits painted of Roosevelt and Taft, and visiting dignitaries. The letters offer a fascinating insight into the life of Theodore Roosevelt and about the political climate in Washington DC.
|Donn Byrne 1889 - 1929|
|Blind Raftery and His Wife Hilaria ~ 1924 ~ NY: Century Co.
~ Illustrated by John Richard Flanagan
Byrne reinvents the saga style, the prose breaking off into musical verse now and then as it tells the story of a blind poet wandering Ireland and avenging his wife's dishonor.
Crusade ~ 1928 ~ Little, Brown, and Co ~ 250 pages
Ireland: The Rock Whence I was Hewn By ~ 1929 ~ Sampson Low, Marston & Co. ~ Foreward by the Right Honourable T.P. O'Connor
Brother Saul (1928)
Field of Honor (1929)
The Power of the Dog
The Foolish Matrons (1920)
Hangman's House (1926)
Messr. Marco Polo (1921) *
O'Malley of Shanganagh (1925)
An Untitled Story
A Party of Bacarat (1930)
The Golden Goat
The Stranger's Banquet (1919)
The Wind Bloweth (1922)
- 1929: "An Irish novelist gets from the Irish people a certain
reverence, a good measure of kindliness, considerable latitude in conduct
and thought: in fine he gets his due from a God-fearing people.
But he must not forget that his first duty is homeward." Donn Byrne,
"A Foreword to Foreigners," Hangman's House
Donn Byrne was born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne on 20 November 1889. His South Armagh parents were on a business trip to the United States when Donn Byrne was born in New York. The family returned to Ireland soon after the birth.
Byrne says of his family: "We were about the only one of the four big Irish families of the gap in the North to still keep our mouths, if not our heads, above water." At fourteen, he met Bulmer Hobson, founder of Irish volunteer movement. Hobson took him to an early meeting of the volunteers (1906), when he was accompanied by Robert Lynd of the London Daily News. Lynd wrote of that meeting, mentioning the singing of a little fair haired boy (Donn-Byrne). Through Hobson, he acquired a taste for Irish history and nationalism that the culture was deeply immersed in at the time. He entered local Irish festivals (Feiseanna) using the name Brian O'Beirne, and he frequently won. He was equally fluent in Irish and English, growing up in an area were Gaelic was still spoken. In 1907 he went to the University of Dublin to study Romance languages. While at the school he published in The National Student, the student magazine. At this time he also met Dorothea (Dolly) Cadogan. After graduation he moved to Paris and Leipzig to continue his studies at the Sorbonne and Leipzig University, with the hope of joining the British Foreign Office as a diplomat. He turned down his PhD. when he learned that he would have to wear evening clothes to his early morning examinations, which no true Irish gentleman would ever do. He gave up his hope of being a diplomat in 1911 and moved to New York. Here he began working first for the Catholic Encyclopedia, the New Standard Dictionary, and then the Century Dictionary. On December 2nd, 1911 he married Dolly in Brooklyn, NY. They had four children. Soon after (February 1912) his poem "The Piper" appeared in Harper's magazine. His first short story, "Battle," sold to Smart Set magazine for $50.00, appearing in the February 1914 issue. At this time he also tried his hand at journalism but decided to be a freelance writer. More of his stories sold to various magazines such as Scribner's and Ladies Home Journal. Some of these were anthologized in his first book, Stories Without Women, 1915. He soon earned the financial security he needed to begin working on his first novel, The Stranger's Banquet (1919). The novel Field of Honor was published posthumously in 1929. His poems were collected into an anthology and published as Poems (1934). The early novels can be said to be quite mediocre, noted as "potboilers" by Thurston Macauley, Byrne's earliest biographer. Polo tells the story of the Italian adventurer, and Wind is a romantic novel of the sea. Both show some highly lyrical passages intermixed with the plain language of real life. With Raftery, however, the author seems to reinvent the saga style, the prose breaking off into musical verse now and then as it tells the story of a blind poet wandering Ireland and avenging his wife's dishonor. His later novels invited comparison with Irish novelist George Moore, especially in their romance and historical themes. It was with Hangman's, though, that he began to identify himself with the traditional Irish storytellers, noting in his preface ("A Foreward to Foreigner's") that: "I have written a book of Ireland for Irishmen. Some phrase, some name in it may conjure up the world they knew as children." It is also in this novel that Byrne returns to his Irish nationalist ideas by alluding to the ongoing strife of the Irish Civil War and fight for Independence. Despite both his wife's success as a playwright, and his own increasing popularity as an author, the family's financial straits forced them to sell up their house in Riverside, Connecticut and return to Ireland. Eventually the family buys Coolmain Castle near Bandon in County Cork. He lived here until his death in a car accident. Byrne seems to have been caught up in the neo-Romantic view of the mythical and pastoral beauty of Irish history. His writing hauntingly evokes these images, sometimes seeming want to preserve them. "It seemed to me," he says in Wind, "that I was capturing for an instant a beauty that was dying slowly, imperceptibly, but would soon be gone." He is buried in Rathclarin churchyard, near Coolmain Castle. His headstone reads, in Irish and English: "I am in my sleeping and don't waken me." (The inscription on Byrne's tombstone)
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