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Collected From 1875 Through 1950
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Collated and Researched by Bill Hillman
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Code Indicating Source of the ERB Book Titles:
Mid-1920s ERB, Inc. Office Inventory: Displayed in Blue
50s Notebook presented by Danton to the McWhorter Memorial Collection ~  Displayed in Black
Titles in the present Danton Burroughs Collection dictated to Bruce Bozarth ~ Displayed in Red
Titles Collated by George McWhorter from the Porges Papers: Displayed in Green
Burroughs Library List Compiled by Phil Burger: Displayed in Grey
Lost Editions Uncovered by Hillman Research in Gold
SABATINI, Rafael   Scaramouche
SABATINI, Rafael. Scaramouche; A Romance of the French Revolution. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1921. Flyleaf inscription: “Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana Ranch, October 1921.”
SAMPSON, Emma Speed    Mammy's White Folks
SANDBURG, Carl: Abraham Lincoln
SCHULTE, Francis J.  ~ Hell to Date, The Reckless Journey, Chicago 1892, , ins: Lt. ER Burroughs, Ed's cartoons (Satan with wings and fork) on end paper.
SCHULTZ, James Willard   Plumed Snake Medicine
SCHULTZ: Plumed Snake Medicine
SCHULTZ, James Willard   The Quest of the Fish-Dog Skin
SCHULTZ, James Willard   The Trail of the Spanish Horse
SCHWARTZ, Julia Augusta   Grass Hopper Green's Garden
Scientific American
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: The Scientific American Cyclopaedia of Receipts, Notes and Quieries ~ Publ Munn? Co.
SCOTT, Admiral Sir Percy: Fifty Years in the Royal Navy by Adm. Sir Percy Scott
SCOTT, R. T. M.   The Black Magician
SEABROOK, William B.: Adventures in Arabia
SEABROOK, William B.: The Magic Island
SEAMAN, Augusta Huiell ~ The Boarded-Up House
SEAMAN, Augusta Huiell ~ The Crimson Patch
SEAMAN, Augusta Huiell ~ The Dragon's Secret
SEAMAN, Augusta Huiell ~ The Slipper Point Mystery
SEARS, ROEBUCK CO. ~ 50 Stereoview Cards
SEATON, Julius~ Concentration - MD, 1909, reprint 1912
SEDGWICK, Anne Douglas ~ The Little French Girl
SEDGWICK, Anne Douglas ~ The Nest
SELDES, George: Can These Things Be
SELDES, George: You Can't Print That! The Truth Behind The News
SERVICE, Robert W.   Rhymes of a Rolling Stone
SETON, Ernest Thompson   Wild Animals I Have Known
SHAVERMAN?: Rome and the Romans
SHAW, Bernard  ~ Saint Joan
SHEEAN, Vincent: An American Among the Riffi
SIDNEY, Margaret   Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
SINCLAIR, May   Arnold Waterlow
SINGMASTER, Elsie   A Boy at Gettysburg
SMITH, F. Hopkinson  Colonel Carter's Christmas
SMITH, Harriet Lummis   The Girls of Friendly Terrace
SMITH, Laura Rountree   The Pixie in the House
SMITH, Laura Rountree   The Roly Poly Book
SMITH, Sidney   Andy Gump
SMITHSONIAN: Report Smithsonian Inst. (3 vol.) 1915  1919-1920
SMITHSONIAN Scientific Series, Calvin Coolidge Memorial Edition ~ 12-Volume Set, Limited to 1000 Numbered Copies from 1934: Inscription: "This copy (#402) is registered in the name of Florence Gilbert Burroughs to whom it was presented by her husband Edgar Rice Burroughs."
SNELL, Roy J.   Skimmer and his Thrilling Adventures
SNYDER, Fairmont  Rhymes for Kindly Children
SOILAND, Albert: The Viking Goes to Sea (Honolulu race, 1923... ERB toured aboard the Viking from August 8-11, 1924)
The Soldier Boy -
SPEED, Nell   Molly Brown's Freshman Days
SPEED, Nell   Molly Brown's Sophomore Days
SPIEGEL, Baron Von und Zu Peckelsheim. Adventures of the U-202; An Actual Narrative. New York: The Center Company, 1917. (Narrative of U-boat mission.)
STANLEY, Henry M.: In Darkest Africa (2 vols.)
STANLEY: In Darkest Africa (2 volumes)
STEEL, George ~ Story of the Stars  (Science Astronomy) - 1884 edition. New York - Alba Hulbert - A S Bronze 1869 - Doodles.
STEFFANSON, Vilhjalmur: Hunters of the Great North
STEPHENS, R. N.   The Continental Dragoon
STEPHENS: Continental Dragoons
STERRETT, Frances R.   The Amazing Inheritance
STEUGRAHM M.D.?: Angina  Pectoris & Coronary
STEVENI, W. Barnes   Things Seen in Sweden
STEVENSON, Robert Louis   Treasure Island
STEVANS: Things Seen in Sweden
STEWART, Jane L.   The Campfire Girls in the Mountains
STEWART: Mr. & Mrs. Haddock in Paris
STEWART, Donald Ogden  Mr. & Mrs. Haddock in Paris, France
STODDARD, W. O.   Little Smoke
STOKES, J.P.: Introduction to the Hawaiian Language
STONEHAM, C. T. : King of the Jungle
Story of Natural History - to Jack Burroughs from momma and poppa Christmas 1921
SUBLETTE, Clifford M.   The Scarlet Cockerel
SUE, Eugene   Mysteries of Paris
SUE: Mysteries of Paris
SULLIVAN, Frank   The Life and Times of Martha Hepplethwaite
SWEETSER, Kate Dickinson   Ten Girls from Dickens
SWIFT, Jonathan   Gulliver's Travels
Rafael Sabatini April 29, 1875 - February 13, 1950
Scaramouche A Romance of the French Revolution. 1921 ~  Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company.
Flyleaf inscription: “Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana Ranch, October 1921.”
Online eText Edition:
Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) was raised in Italy, England, and Switzerland by his Italian father and English mother, opera singers both. He moved to England in his teens and began writing fiction. He became a British citizen to avoid subscription into the Italian army during W.W.I. He later joined the British Secret Service as a translator. Sabatini wrote for many years before obtaining success with the novel Scaramouche (1921), a romantic historical tale of fugitive aristocrat Andre Moreau set during the French Revolution. The novel is swashbuckling good fun. Captain Blood (1922) was his other great success. Sabatini published another 29 novels most of which are now out-of-print. Most of his short stories remain uncollected. He died in Switzerland on February 13, 1950. Sabatini's headstone is inscribed with the first words from Scaramouche: "He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad."
A more in-depth bio is featured at:
Emma Speed Sampson
Mammy's White Folks

Billy and the Major 1930 The Reilly and Lee Co ~ Illustrated by William Donahey
A sample of the dialect that Sampson employs: "My mammy is been po'ly, ..... She done perjuiced twinses, spite er de hoodo o Doc Schacklefoot done put on her. Doc Schacklefoot done said whin he name de las' baby Decimus Ultimus dat he cas' a spell on Mammy an' dey wouldn't never be no mo' chilluns in de cabin, but I recko n Doc Shacklefoot ain't no good at hoodooin'  'cause they is sho' twinses thar now. "
The Comings of Cousin Ann ~ 1923 ~ Chicago: Reilly & Lee Company

L. Frank Baum used the name Edith Van Dyne to write books in the "Mary Louise,"  "Aunt Jane" and "Flying Girl" series. After Baum's death, Sampson carried on the Mary Louise series under the pen name Edith Van Dyne. She also wrote other books under this name, including the Josie O'Gorman books.
Mary Louise at Dorfield ~ 1920
Mary Louise Stands the Test ~ 1921
Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman ~ 1922
Josie O'Gorman ~ 1923
Josie O'Gorman and the Meddlesome Major ~ 1924

Carl Sandburg  1878-1967
Abraham Lincoln ~  1926 ~ Sangamon Edition. Six volume set. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1926, by Harcourt, Brace and Co

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years by Carl Sandburg
Abraham Lincoln, Volume I: The Prairie Years by Carl Sandburg
Abraham Lincoln, Volume II: The Prairie Years by Carl Sandburg
Abraham Lincoln, Volume III: The War Years by Carl Sandburg
Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg

Abraham Lincoln Research Site 

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was a poet, historian, and biographer. His goal was to be the voice of the American working people. Sandburg spent his teenage years working as a traveling laborer on farms and in small towns. He later worked as a newspaper writer for many years and then won fame for his Chicago Poems, published in 1914. He also collected a book of American folk songs and wrote several books for children. His biography of Abraham Lincoln won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939.
Francis J. Schulte
Hell to Date, The Reckless Journey, Chicago 1892, ,
ins: Lt. ER Burroughs, Ed's cartoons (Satan with wings and fork) on end paper.
James Willard Schultz 1867-1969
Plumed Snake Medicine
The Trail of the Spanish Horse

Bird Woman frontispieceWith the Indians in the Rockies 1911/1912/1925  Each chapter begins with a small black and white illustration.  There are four color plates.
Blackfeet Tales from Apikuni's World
Blackfeet Tales of Glacier Park
My Life As an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet
Why Gone Those Time?: Blackfoot Tales
My Life As An Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet,  illustrated with photos by George Bird
Grinnell, Doubleday, 1907
With the Indians in the Rockies, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1912
Sinapah, the Indian Boy, Houghton, 1913
The Quest of the Fish-Dog Skin, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1913
On the Warpath, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1914
Apauk, Caller of Buffalo, Houghton, 1916
Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park, Houghton, 1916
The Gold Cache, illustrated by Geo;rge Varian, Houghton, 1917
Bird Woman (Sacajawea), the Guide of Lewis and Clark, Houghton, 1918
Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1918
Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot: Hugh Monroes's Story of His First Year on the Plains, illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1919
Running Eagle, the Warrior Girl, Houghton, 1919
The Dreadful River Cave: Chief Black Elk's Story, illustrated by Harold Cue, Houghton, 1920
In the Great Apache Forest: The Story of a Lone Boy Scout, Houghton, 1920
The War-Trail Fort: Further Adventures of Thomas Fox and Pitamakan, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1921
Siezer of Eagles, illustrated by F. E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1922
The Trail of the Spanish Horse, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1922
Friends of My Life as an Indian, Houghton, 1923
Plumed Snake Medicine, illustreated by Frank E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1924
Sahtaki and I, Houghton, 1924
Questers of the Desert, illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover, 1925
William Jackson, Indian Scout: His True Story Told by His Friend, Houghton, 1926
Signposts of Adventure: Glacier National Park As the Indians Know It, Houghton, 1926
Sun Woman: A Novel, Houghton, 1926
Red Crow's Brother: Hugh Monroes Story of His Second Year on the Plains, illustrated by F. E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1927
A Son of the Navahos, Houghton, 1927
In Enemy Country, Houghton, 1928
Skull Head the Terrible, illustrated by R. E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1929
The Sun God's Children, with Jessie Louise Donaldson, illustrated by Winold Reiss, Houghton, 1930
The White Beaver, illustrated by Rodney Thompson, Houghton, 1930
Alder Gulch Gold, illustrated, by Albin Henning, Houghton, 1931
Friends and Foes in the Rockies, illustrated by Stockton Mulford, Houghton, 1933
Gold Dust, illustrated by Stockton Mulford, Houghton, 1934
The White Buffalo Robe, illustrated by R. E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1936
Stained Gold, illustrated by F. E. Schoonover, Houghton, 1937
Short Bow's Big Medicine, illustrated by Stockton Mulford, Houghton, 1940
Why Gone Those Times? Blackfoot Tales
James Willard Schultz first encountered the Blackfeet Indians in  Montana Territory in 1877 when he was seventeen. In time, he   married a Blackfeet woman, formed close friendships with many in the tribe, and lived with them off and on for the next seventy years until his death. Why Gone Those Times? is based on his experiences among the Blackfeet, who gave him the name Apikuni. Apikuni’s adventures include taming a wolf, raiding in Old Mexico, and stalking a black buffalo. Although Schultz was neither historian nor ethnologist, he filled his stories with Indian  history and detailed descriptions of Blackfeet daily life and culture. James Willard Schultz wrote forty-four books, including Blackfeet and Buffalo and Blackfeet Tales from Apikuni’s World, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Eugene Lee Silliman is a retired high school teacher living in Deer Lodge,  Montana.

James Willard Schultz (1859-1947) lived in and wrote about the northwestern portion of Montana now included within the Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park. In 1877, at the age of 18, he traveled from his birthplace in Boonville, New York to Fort Benton, Montana Territory. He became interested in American Indians, and lived for many years with the Blackfeet Indians as an accepted member of their nation. Drawing upon his experiences on the western frontier he later wrote thrilling and colorful books and articles to make his living as an author. His success was notable in his own time, and many of his books  remain in print.
James Willard Schultz first came to Arizona to finish his first (and some think, his best) book: "My Life As An Indian"  (1907). For two years (1905 - 1907), he lived and worked on the Pima Indian Reservation and during that time helped in the excavation of Casa Grande. The hunting lodge of Schultz was built in Greer in 1913 by John Butler. Butler was the husband of "Aunt Molly" of Butler's Lodge fame, and father of Vince, longtime Round Valley rancher-cattleman. James Willard Schultz was the first tourist to build a cabin in this area, traveling 116 miles from the railroad in Holbrook to get here...first by wagon and later by "taxi"! According to Schultz's biographer Warren L. Hanna in "The Life and Times of James Willard Schultz (Apikuni)":
Schultz had looked forward to the time when he could own a mountain retreat where there was an abundance of wildlife, including even grizzlies, and fabulous hunting...The site selected by Schultz was a small open meadow beside the clear headwaters of the Little Colorado River. It was surrounded by a veritable garden of wild flowers, and there were countless butterflies everywhere. Schultz aptly named it "Apuni Oyis," or Butterfly Lodge.
Schultz came to Greer a middle-aged man, just beginning his second career: He wrote some 37 books before he died at 88 in 1947. The books, many published in serial form in both children's and adult magazines, were synonymous with adventure in the American West. The local children could hardly wait for the next installment in Youth's Companion, American Boy, Boy's Life, and Forest & Stream. White Mountain pioneers remember the wonderful tale about Molly Butler's teenagers by her first marriage: George and Hannah Crosby and their WWI adventure as summer rangers under Apache Forest Supervisor Fred Winn on Mount Thomas (later called Mt. Baldy) in In the Great Apache Forest: The Story of a Lone Boy Scout, published in 1920. The author, from a wealthy New York family, escaped a "West Point future" by boarding a Missouri River steamboat in St. Louis and some 2,000 miles later arriving at Ft. Benton, Montana Territory, in 1877. He fell in love with the country and the Blackfoot Indians, later serving as a hunting guide, trapper in the Glacier Pk. area, and fighter for Indian rights. By his first marriage to a Blackfoot maiden, Natahki, in 1879, there was the son Hart Merriam Schultz, known as Lone Wolf.
Julia Augusta Schwartz
Grass Hopper Green's Garden ~ 1915 ~ Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company

Wilderness Babies 1905   The stories of some of the baby mammals of the wilderness - how they grow and  learn day by day to take care of themselves. In hollow trees or down under water among the lily leaves, in the cool sea or on the rugged mountains, on the grassy plains or among the waving tree-tops, in the dark caves and burrows or hidden in the tangles underfoot - all the world is alive with young creatures.
When every stranger was an enemy: Longlegs, the cave boy.1929. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY  World Book Co.   illustrated by H. Boylston Dummer, et al. ~ 309 pages

The Scientific American Cyclopaedia of Receipts, Notes and Queries ~ Publ Munn? Co.
See Albert Allis Hopkins, ed.

Admiral Sir Percy Scott
Fifty Years in the Royal Navy
Percy Scott has been sometimes called, in the Royal Navy, "the father of modern gunnery". In April 1904 he was appointed Captain of HMS Excellent, the Gunnery School at Whale Island, Portmouth. He devised a device to teach faster loading (the loading tray), more accurate sighting (the "dotter" and the deflection teacher) and was chiefly responsible for a marked improvement in the gunnery of the fleet. In 1912 he introduced director firing from a centralized position in the ship. He was a controversial man, not loved by all, but strongly supported by Admiral "Jackie" Fisher who was First Sea Lord 1904-1910. 

While Captain of HMS Terrible, then enroute to the China Station, he was diverted to Durban to lend assistance to the army in the Boer War. He designed makeshift gun carriages for some of the ship's guns so they could be employed ashore. These comprised 1 6" on wheels, 8 4.7" on wheels, 5 4.7" on platforms, 1 4.7" and 2 searchlights on railway flatcars, 26 12 pounders on field mountings. All the former were manned by men from his ship. Some of these guns have been credited with the relief of Ladysmith. 

Due to the proximity of Boer forces to Durban in the autumn of 1899 martial law was proclaimed and Scott was appointed military commandant, a position he enjoyed until March 1900. On 27 March 1900 Terrible sailed for China. Scott was also instrumental in developoing other equipment for the fleet such as the masthead flashing lamp (and possibly the masthead semaphore) and the shutter "for the emission of signs" to put on the searchlights so they could be used to send morse code. 

His most notorious clash with authority occurred in 1907 when he was RA1CS in Good Hope. The Channel Fleet was at Portland and Lord Charles Beresford was the C-in-C. He made a signal that the annual gunnery exercises were suspended to that they could all "paint ship" for a visit by the German Emperor. Scott asked if one of his cruisers, Roxburgh could complete her firings. This was not approved so Scott signalled to Roxburgh "Since paintwork seems to be more in demand than gunnery you had better come in and make yourself pretty". This was read by the Fleet Flagship and a most unholy row ensued in which the C-in-C asked the Admiralty to order Scott to strike his flag. This of course was not approved as Fisher was First Sea Lord. 

The following verse, author unknown, was well-known when Captain Howland was serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

A Terrible Creed
I belive in Percy Scott, Captain ubiquitous, Lord of Humility, Maker of gun-carriages, 
And of all things advertised and not advertised 
And in the Terrible's, the heroes unlimited, the breakers of records, 
And in one Dotter, invention of one Captain, the only begotten son of modesty, by whom most things are puffed; 
Who, for the navy and our salvation, came down from Whale Island and was self-incarnated reformer of evils, 
And was made Captain, and was persecuted under the Admiralty. 
Captain of the Scylla, Captain of the Terrible, Percy Scott of Percy Scott, born not made, being one with himself and forever with the Daily Mail. 
Saviour of Ladysmith, he suffered at Durban and was insufficiently rewarded. 
And the next time he arose in China to slay Boxers according to the papers; 
And in the fourth year he returned to Portsmouth, 
And he ascended unto Balmoral and sitteth on the right hand of the King; 
And he shall be heard of again, with glory belated, to teach self-sepreciation to a nation whose adulation shall have no end. 
And I believe in the Deflection-Teacher, the Lord and Giver of Points, who proceedeth from the Scylla and the Terrible, who with the Terrible's together is feted and glorified, who spake by the newpapers; 
And I belive in one Loading-Tray, the key for Selection; 
I confess to one Flashing-Lamp, electro-mechanical, light of lights, very flash of very flash; 
I acknowledge one shutter form the emission of signs, 
And I look for the Paying-off of the Terrible and the distribution of more honours to come. 
R. T. M. Scott [R(eginald) T(homas) M(aitland)] 1882-1966
The Black Magician

Aurelius Smith- Detective 1927 E.P. Dutton & Co.  Interesting  detective book.
Nimba, the Cave Girl appeared in Weird Tales magazine March 1923 alongside Otis Adelbert Kline's featured story: The Thing of a Thousand Shapes (Part 1 of 2)
The Spider Strikes: 1933
From October 1933, this was the first story introducing Richard Wentworth and his world. Written by R.T.M. Scott, it`s a more traditional and reasonable example of masked avenger stuff than the genuinely apocalyptic nightmares that Norvell Page was later to write (under the "Grant Stockbridge" name) which most fans think of when the Spider is mentioned. And yet, all the hints are there are of the themes which Page and his colleagues would later develop. The Spider was the brain child of Popular Publications Henry Steeger, who was allegedly inspired by seeing a large spider while playing tennis. The company needed a mysterious crime-fighter to compete with Street & Smith's enormously successful Shadow character.  The first two novels were written by the then well-known author R.T.M. Scott. Scott had created the Secret Service Smith character, which had enjoyed success in print and on radio.Scott's first novel is  The Spider Strikes (October, 1933).His second and final Spider novel was  In  The Wheel of Death (November, 1933)

R. T. M. Scott had created the Secret Service Smith character, which had enjoyed success in print and on radio. When he departed Norvell Page was chosen by Popular Publications to write The Spider, due to his prolific volume of writing and speed of composition. It was decided that Page would write under the "house name" of Grant Stockbridge. This was a standard practice for pulp publishers of the day. It was a kind of insurance that they could keep the product flowing, replacing writers if need be, without upsetting the readers. It also discouraged authors from making too many demands for more money.
William B. Seabrook
Adventures in Arabia: "Among the Bedouins, Druses, Whirling Dervishes & Yezidee Devil Worshipers" 1927
Exciting true adventures of a writer who realizes his dream and visits the exotic land of Arabia. His travels through the desert - often on camels take him to many remote places and  introduce him to a host of unusual and intriguing people.  He meets sheiks, holy men, peddlers, beggers, and slaves on his journey. At times he is fascinated by the manners and charm of his hosts, but he finds customs to be quite strange - often even cruel or barbaric. illustrated with vintage full-page photographs
The Magic Island ~  1929 ~ Harcourt, Brace and Company Inc
The Magic Island

Jungle Ways ~ 1931 ~ illustrated with photographs by the author,  National Travel Club, NY


Augusta Huiell Seaman  1879-1950
The Boarded-Up House ~ 1915
The Crimson Patch ~ 1919
The Dragon's Secret
The Slipper Point Mystery
“‘Trust no one. Hear everything, see everything -- and say nothing.’” Illustration for “The Crimson Patch” by Augusta Huiell Seaman.
Jacqeline ot the Carrier Pigeons ~ 1943 ~ Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards ~ 302 pages
Augusta Huiell Seaman 1879-1950 was a prolific author: between 1910 and 1949 she published 42 books for older children, as well as serialized versions of these novels and many short pieces, both stories and non-fiction, in the most popular magazines of the day. She was well-loved: many of her books remained in print for twenty or thirty years or more, kept available not only by the original publisher, but in inexpensive Grosset & Dunlap and Doubleday editions, and even in Scholastic press paperback editions in the 1960’s and 70’s. 

In many ways, Seaman’s books are as pat and formulaic as the traditional “series books”; in fact, some booksellers who specialize in series books call them a “non-series series.” Since the characters were different in each book, readers did not have the same impetus to collect them all, as they did with the conveniently numbered juvenile series. Nevertheless, most of her books had the same comforting familiarity: the plot frequently involved two ordinary young girls, often with a pesky, but clever, younger brother or sister, solving a mystery that they just happened to stumble on (often in a small town). This was a situation in which my friend - another reader of Seaman’s books - and I could easily imagine ourselves becoming involved. While we read, and liked, the Nancy Drew mysteries, Nancy’s ability to travel on a whim almost anywhere in the world was so far outside of our own personal experience that we never really expected to live in one of her stories. 

With Seaman, the opposite was true: I was deeply impressed by her central theme in many of the books - that decrepit old houses, just like the one I saw down the street, may be hiding treasure or crucial clues. Seaman tapped into the universal feeling that ruins, abandoned buildings, and even old homes have stories to tell. Since Seaman kept her life very private - even the author information on the dust jacket flaps is inaccurate or contradictory – but it seems to indicate a  history of her manuscript submissions, rejections, and acceptance by various publishers. 

Seaman’s books also reflect much of her life: her love of history and music, her natural teaching ability, and most of all her enthusiasm for the varying locales she used as settings for the books. The themes which recur over and over in the books are rooted in her own personal experiences transmogrified by her imagination and creativity.
Full Biography and Bibliography

Sears, Roebuck Co. Stereoview Cards
50 Stereoview 3-D Cards ~ circa 1907 ~ Sears, Roebuck Co.
Seeing a great future in the mail order business, 32-year-old Ed Burroughs applied for a position at the Sears, Roebuck and Company in early 1907. Sears was one of the fastest growing companies in American and its thousand-page mail order catalogue was a cherished item in homes across the country -- especially in rural areas. He was given a position in the correspondence department, but was soon promoted to Manager of the Stenographic Department.

ERB/Sears Connection & StereoViews: ERBzine 1288

Sears Cards 1-10
Sears Cards 11-20
Sears Cards 21-30
Sears Cards 31-40
Sears Cards 41-50

Julius Seaton MD
Concentration  1909 ~  reprint 1912

Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The Nest 1912
The Little French Girl 1924
A clock struck eight, a loud yet distant clock. The strokes, Alix thought, seemed to glide downwards rather than to fall through the fog and tumult of the station, and, counting them as they emerged, they were so slow and heavy that they made her think of tawny drones pushing their way forth from among the thickets of hot thyme in the jardin potager at Montarel.
      - The Little French Girl (pt. 1, ch. 1)
Born on March 28, 1873, in Englewood, New Jersey, Anne Sedgwick lived from the age of nine in London, where her father had business connections. In 1898 a novel she had written for private amusement was, through her father's efforts, published in London as The Dull Miss Archinard. The success of that book led her to produce in rapid order The Confounding of Camelia (1899), The Rescue (1902), Paths of Judgment (1904), The Shadow of Life (1907), A Fountain Sealed (1907), Anabel Channice (1908), and Franklin Winslow Kane (1910). Writing in much the same vein as Edith Wharton and Henry James, Sedgwick contrasted the mores and morals of American and European cultures. Tante (1911), her first major success, was a best-seller in the United States. The Nest, a collection of stories (1912), and The Encounter (1914) followed. During World War I Sedgwick and her husband, essayist Basil de Sélincourt (whom she had married in 1908) worked in hospitals and orphanages in France. After the war Sedgwick resumed her writing, producing a nonfiction work, A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago (1919), as well as several stories and novels, including The Little French Girl (1924), another best-seller. In 1931, during her last visit to the United States, she was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. After a lengthy illness she died in Hampstead, England, on July 19, 1935.



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