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
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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
WADSLEY, Olive   Almond Blossom
WALKER, J.: Walkers Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (revised ed.)
WALLACE: Great Stories of Real Life
WALLACE: Island Life
WALLACE, Edgar    A King by Night
WALLACE: Mexican Sierras
WAR DEPT.: Basic Field Manual - Paper Pamphlets by War Dept.
WARD, Andrew Henshaw: A Genealogical History of the Rice Family
WARD, Florence   Phyllis Anne
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales & Co
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales B. A.
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales Decides
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales Freshman
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales Junior
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales on Campus
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales Senior
WARDE, Margaret   Betty Wales Sophomore
The Water World
WATKINS, Shirley   Nancy of Paradise Cottage
WATT-MUNN: Ideas and Forms? in English and American Literature
WEBSTER, Henry Kitchell   Real Life
WEBSTER, Henry Kitchell   The Innocents
WEBSTER, Jean   Daddy Long Legs
WEBSTER, Jean   Dear Enemy
WEBSTER, Jean   When Patty Went to College
WELLS, Carolyn   A Daughter of the House
WELLS, Carolyn   Doris of Dobbs Ferry
WELLS, Carolyn   Feathers Left Around
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty and Azalea
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty at Home
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty Blossom
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty Fairfield
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty in Paris
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty in the City
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty-Bride
WELLS, Carolyn    Patty's Butterfly Days
WELLS, Carolyn    Patty's Fortune
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Friends
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Motor Car
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Pleasure Trip
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Romance
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Social Season
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Success
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Suitors
WELLS, Carolyn   Patty's Summer Days
WELLS, Carolyn   Prillil Girl
WELLS, Carolyn   Raspberry Jam
WELLS, Carolyn   Spooky Hollow
WELLS, Carolyn   The 14th Key
WELLS, Carolyn   The Affair At Flowers Acres
WELLS, Carolyn   The Bronze Hand
WELLS, Carolyn    The Curved Blades
WELLS, Carolyn   The Luminous Face
WELLS, Carolyn   The Mystery Girl
WELLS, Carolyn   The Vanishing of Betty Varian
WELLS, Carolyn   Vicky Van
WELLS, Reuben. Field  ~  With Caesar's Legions
WELLS, Carveth: Adventure
WELLS, Carveth: Six Years in the Malay Jungle
WERNER, M. R.: Barnum
WERNER, M. R.: Brigham Young
WESTERFIELD, Jonathan B.: The Scientific Dream Book and Dictionary of Dream Symbols
WEYMAN, Stanley J.   Under the Red Robe
WEYMAN: Under the Red Robe
WHARTON, Edith   False Dawn
WHARTON, Edith   New Years Day
WHARTON, Edith   The House of Mirth
WHARTON, Edith   The Old Maid
WHARTON, Edith   The Spark
WHEELER, Colonel Homer W.  The Frontier Trail
WHITE, Edward Lucas: Andivius Hedulio
WHITE, Walter Grainge: Sea Gypsies of Malaya: An Account of the Nomadic Mawken People of the Mergui Archipelago
WHITE: Them Was the Days
WHITE, Mrs. Annie R.   Easy Steps for Little Feet
WHITE, Grace Miller   The Secret of the Storm Country
WHITE, J. J.   Funabout Fords
WHITNEY, Casper: Jungle Trails and Jungle People (NY, Harper, 1922)
WHITNEY, Casper: Jungle Trails & Jungle People
WILDER, George Albert: The White African: The Story of Mafavuke "Who Dies and Lives Again"...(Bloomfield, NJ, Morse, 1933)
WILDER: The White African
WILLARD, Theodore Arthur: The City of the Sacred Well: Being a Narrative of the Discoveries and Excavations of Edwsard Herbert Thompson in the Ancient City of Chi-Chen Itza...(NY, G&D, 1926)
WILLARD, T.A.: The City of the Sacred Well
WILLIAM, Prince of Sweden: Among Pigmies and Gorillas
WILLIAMS, Frank  The Harbor of Doubt
WILLIAMS: Harbor of Doubt
WILLIAMSON, C.N. & A.M. The Lady from the Air
WILLIS: Living Africa
WILSON, Harry Leon   Merton of the Movies
WILSON, Harry Leon   Oh, Doctor
WILSON, Harry Leon   Ruggles of Red Gap
WILSON: Ruggles of Red Gap
WILSON, Harry Leon   Somewhere in Red Gap
WILSON: Somewhere in Red Gap
WILSON, John Fleming   Somewhere at Sea
WILSON: Somewhere at Sea
Wine recipe for grape wine...inside American Scientific.
WINTER, William: Vagrant Memories: Being further recollections of other days
WISTER, Owen   Lady Baltimore
WISTER, Owen   Lin McLean
WISTER, Owen ~ Lin McClean
WISTER: Lin McLean
WISTER, Owen. Lin McLean. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1898.
WISTER, Owen. Red Men and White. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1896.
WISTER ~ Red Men and White - C7 - Remington Illustrations Harper 1896
WISTER, Owen   Red Men and White
WISTER, Owen: The Pentacost of Calamity
WISTER: Red Men and White
WITEVER, H. C.   From Baseball to Boches
WITWER: From Baseball to Boches
WODEHOUSE, Pelham Grenville   A damsel in Distress
WOOD, Eric   The Boy's Book of Buccaneers
WOOD: Lives of Famous Indian Chiefs ~ Cited by ERB as a resource used in his writing of the Apache novels
WRIGHT, A Percivil  ~ Mammalia ~ 1883 not Ed's book plate.
WRIGHT, Harold Bell   Helen of the Old House
WYMAN: Geneologies & Estates (2 volumes)
WYMAN, Thomas Bellows: Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 162901818. Boston, Clapp, 1877 2 vols.
Olive Wadsley  1859-1959
Almond Blossom ~ 1921 ~ A.L. Burt

Conquest: 1924 Cassell Co.
Cabaret: 1931  Dodd, Meade & Co.

Pulp Magazine Stories
The Forgotten Wedding ~ The Cavalier [v31 #1, July 19, 1913] ed. Anon. (Frank A. Munsey, 10¢, pulp) 
The Forgotten Wedding [Part 2 of 4] · Olive Wadsley ~ The Cavalier [v31 #2, July 26, 1913] ed. Anon. (Frank A. Munsey, 10¢, pulp) 
The Forgotten Wedding [Part 3 of 4] · Olive Wadsley ~ The Cavalier [v31 #3, August 2, 1913] ed. Anon. (Frank A. Munsey, 10¢, pulp) 
The Forgotten Wedding  [Part 4 of 4]  Olive Wadsley ~ The Cavalier [v31 #4, August 9, 1913] ed. Anon. (Frank A. Munsey, 10¢, pulp) 
Essentials · Olive Wadsley ~ The All-Story [v 24 #4, December 1912] (10¢, standard) 

Film Adaptations:
Stolen Hours 1918
During a raid on a gambling establishment run by her father, Cosmo Lester, Diana Lester rescues Hugh Carton, a member of the English Parliament and a candidate for the Cabinet. Hugh gratefully offers Diana a position as his sister's companion, and soon, the two fall desperately in love. Diana's happiness is threatened, however, when she learns that Hugh is married to a woman who will neither live with him nor divorce him. Diana becomes Hugh's mistress for a time, but his afternoon visits with her cause him to neglect his work. To save Hugh's career, his sister urges Diana to leave him, whereupon the unhappy girl returns to her father. She eventually accepts the marriage proposal of her old friend, Phil Duran, but before the wedding, she suffers a breakdown. When Hugh visits her with the news that his wife has granted him a divorce, however, she regains her health and good spirits, and is joined to the man she loves.

In Every Woman's Life 1924 (novel "Belonging")
Sara Langford, an American girl in Paris, is courted by Count Desanges, who loves her but is considerably older; Thomas Carlton, who is married but is out for conquest; and Julian Greer, her true love. In rescuing Greer from the sea, the count is permanently paralyzed but manages to shoot Carlton when he attacks Sara. Ultimately, the true lovers are reunited.

Belonging (1922) (novel) 
Frailty (1921) (novel) 
The Flame (1920) (novel) 
Possession (1919) (writer) 

John Walker
Walker's Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (revised ed.) ~ 1936 ~ Dutton Book. 1936  549 pages ~ (First published in 1775)
Later reprintThere are actually two types of rhyming dictionary. The oldest, such as Walker's Rhyming Dictionary, simply list words in reverse alphabetical order. These often do rhyme, as in 'node' and 'mode', but of course having a similarly spelt ending is no guarantee consider 'cough' and 'bough'. Nor do all rhyming words necessarily have similarly spelt endings, so such rhymes as 'cake' and 'ache' won't show up. Modern rhyming dictionaries usually consist of two parts: an alphabetical list of words, and a list of words grouped according to their rhyming properties. This is probably the only rhyming dictionary around that is better for sight rhymes than phonetic ones. Its real value comes from not caring about rhymes at all, but instead looking for words with similar suffixes, eg all the -ism's, or when you don't remember the first letter(s), such as perhaps 'pneumatic'. 
Edgar Wallace (Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace) (1875 - 1932)
Great Stories of Real Life (a non-fiction book with William le Queux)
Island Life
A King by Night
Mexican Sierras

Sanders of the River
The People of the River
Bosambo of the River
King Kong: Wallace died on February 10, 1932, en route to Hollywood to work on the screenplay for King Kong.
The Clue of the Twisted Candle: eText:
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (King Kong creator) was born in Greenwich, 1 April 1875, and was brought up as an adopted child in the family of Dick Freeman, a London fish porter. His parents were actors, Polly Richards and Richard Horatio Edgar Marriott, who used the false name of Walter Wallace on the birth records. Young Wallace left school at the age of 12, and took menial jobs before enlisting at the age of 18 in the Army, serving in the Royal West Kent Regiment from 1893 to 1896.  "He was strictly brought up by parents who compelled him to read books on Sunday that were entirely devoted to orphans and good organ-grinders and  little girls who quoted extensively from precious books, and died surrounded by weeping negroes. In such literature the villains of the piece were young scoundrels who surreptitiously threw away their crusts and only ate crumb part of bread; desperadoes who kicked dogs, and threw large flies into  spider's webs, and watched the spider at his fell work with glee." (from Double Dan, 1924) In 1896 Wallace was sent to South Africa, where he was in the Medical Staff Corps. During this period he met the Reverend William Shaw Caldecott and Mrs. Marion Caldecott, who was a writer and willing to help Wallace in his writing aspirations. Wallace he began to contribute to various journals, and wrote war poems, later collected in THE MISSION THAT FAILED (1898) and other volumes.After his discharge in 1899, Wallace became a correspondent for Reuters and the London Daily Mail. His reports about Horatio Herbert Kitchnerer infuriated the influential British fieldmarshal and Wallace was banned as a war correspondent until World War I. In 1901 he married Ivy Caldecott; they were divorced in 1918. Wallace served in 1902 as the editor of the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg before returning to London. During the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) Wallace was sent by the Daily Mail to Vigo to examine a conflict in which the Russians opened fire on a British fishing fleet in the belief that it was the Japanese Navy. During this period he learned about the activities of Russian and English spies operating around the coasts of Spain and Portugal. Later Wallace returned to world of secret agents in his stories, although he mostly concentrated on crime and detective books. His most famous spy story, Code No. 2, first appeared in the Stand Magazine of April 1916, then in various collections and anthologies.Wallace's first novel, THE FOUR JUST MEN, appeared in 1905, and was published by his own Tallis Press. It told a story about a group who take the law into their own hands. Although the book was a huge success, Wallace lost money on it because of an unlucky publicity gimmick. It was not until the publication of SANDERS OF THE RIVER (1911), about an African representative of Great Britain Foreign Office, when his fame as a writer was established. Wallace then wrote several additional stories using his African experiences as background. His attitudes reflect uncritically popular opinions of the time - later simply named "imperialist ideology". In the stories about Bosambo, a devious tribal king, Mr. Commissioner Sanders loses often the battle of wits, although Bosambo in one scene tells that he has always wanted to be a chief under the British rule. However, he manages to steal Sanders's binoculars. Sanders's method to keep up peace is simple: he uses whip and he has a reputation for hanging rebellious chiefs.Wallace worked in the 1900s and 1910s in several journals, among them Daily Mail (1903-1907), Standard (1910), The Week-End Racing Supplment (1910-12), Evening News (1910-1912), The Story Journal (1913), Town Topics (1913-16). He was later a racing columnist for The Star (1927-32) and Daily Mail (1930-32). During World War I Wallace was a special interrogator for the War Office. In 1921 he married his secretary and second wife, Violet King, who was twenty-three years younger than himself, and with whom he had one daughter. THE GREEN ARCHER (1923) is one of the most famous novels of Wallace. It is a story about a man who is found murdered after a quarrel with the owner of a ghost-haunted castle. It was filmed at least three times. The critic and awarded mystery writer H.R.F. Keating included THE MIND OF MR J.G. REEDER (1925) among the 100 best crime and mystery books ever published (Crime & Mystery: the 100 Best Books, 1987). Mr Reeder works for the office of the Public Prosecutor, he is "something over fifty, a long-faced gentleman with sandy-grey hair and a slither of side whiskers that mercifully distracted attention from his large outstanding ears." Supernatural themes do not appear very often in Wallace's works. Spiritualism and ghosts are dealt in such short stories as Death Watch, filmed in 1933 with Warner Oland, The Ghost of John Holling, filmed in 1934, and The Ghost of Down Hill, later adapted in the sixties for the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre series. Wallace wrote his works at a prodigious pace, among others one of his most popular plays, ON THE SPOT (1931), was finished in four days. His autobiography, EDGAR WALLACE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A PHENOMENON, appeared in 1926. At the highest peak of Wallace's career in the 1920s, one of his numerous publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England was written by him. Most of Wallace's novels were spoken into a dictaphone, typed up by his wife or a secretary, and then corrected. His skill in creating lively dialogue was noted by film makers who used eagerly his texts for films. Wallace also wrote screenplays - among other some dialogue The Hound of Baskervilles (1931), directed by V. Gareth Gundrey. Wallace earned extremely well from his writings, but he lost fortunes because of his extravagant lifestyle and obsessive betting on the wrong horses. Wallace's literary estate was not profitable until 1934. Hundreds of films have been made from his novels and short stories, also plays and television series in England (1959) and Germany (1959), where the series of Wallace adaptations became the nation's most popular screen entertainment. In 1960 Jack Greenwood produced in England a series of short screen adaptations for British and American television use under the title Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater. Towards the end of his life, Wallace estimated that his work as a playwright was more important than his work as a writer of stories. It was largely the success of the plays - THE CALENDAR (1929), On the Spot, and THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY (1931) - which led to his being invited to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter. Just before departing for the United States, he stood as an unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Blackpool. Wallace died on February 10, 1932, en route to Hollywood to work on the screenplay for King Kong. Although Wallace received screen credit, he did no actual work on the film. Ivy Wallace died fourteen months after her husband's death.
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War Department
Basic Field Manual - Paper Pamphlets by War Dept. ~ July 23, 1941?
Andrew Henshaw Ward
A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, Who Came from Berkhamstead, England, and Settled at Sudbury, MA, in 1638 or 9  written in 1858 by Andrew Henshaw Ward ~  388 total pages.

Andrew was born on 26 May 1784 in Shrewsbury, MA. He died on 18 Feb 1864 in Newtonville, MA. 
Descendants of Edmund Rice
Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, by Andrew Henshaw Ward (Boston, 1858).  8vo, viii + 379 pages of text. Digital Edition on CD-ROM © July 2003. 

Florence Ward
Phyllis Anne
Margaret Warde
Betty Wales & Co ~ G&D
Betty Wales B. A.
Betty Wales Decides
Betty Wales Freshman
Betty Wales Junior
Betty Wales on Campus
Betty Wales Senior
Betty Wales Sophomore: A Story for Girls
"Delightful stories of the beloved and warm-hearted American college girl -- from her entrance, to graduation and afterward."
This 10 volume series, written by Edith K. Dunton under the Margaret Warde pseudonym, was originally published by Penn between 1904 and 1917. Subsequent reprints were available from Grosset & Dunlap.

Betty Wales JuniorBetty Wales JuniorBetty Wales Junior
Water World
The Water World ~ 1886 ~ Union World Publishers

Shirley Watkins
Nancy of Paradise Cottage 1921 Goldsmith Everygirl Series of three books

Jane Lends a Hand 1923 Goldsmith Everygirl Series 250 pages.
Everygirl's Series of tales "that are both fascinatingly real and touched with romance", featuring  North Carolina heroine, Jane saving the family bakery.
Georgina Finds Herself  Goldsmith Everygirl Series
Homer A. Watt and James B. Munn
Ideas and Forms in English and American Literature ~ 1925
Voluime IVolume II
Ideas and Forms in English and American Literature: Volume II - Drama and Prose ~ 1932
Henry Kitchell Webster 1875 - 1932
Real Life
The Innocents 1924 345 pages
The innocents of this tale are a father and son, Edward and Ed Patterson, who live together, share common experiences, and suffer similar disappointments, yet persist in mutual misunderstandings throughout most of the novel. Young Ed is absorbed in his study of radio and electronics to the obvious detriment of his school work. His father, an accountant for an insurance company, is aware of his own failure in providing adequately for his family, and is particularly severe with the lad for the boy's failure in school. Parallel love affairs lead the pair to a closer relationship than they have ever experienced, although it is through the efforts of the son rather than the father that the understanding grows. Young Ed's fascination with electronics provides an excellent view of early radio communication. Set in Lakeside, a Chicago suburb, around 1923, the action in The Innocents precedes by only a few weeks Webster's later novel The Beginners.

The Thoroughbred: 1917 The "thoroughbred' referred to in the title, is actually the  main character of the book...a young wife, who struggles to understand and help her husband in his new career. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis.
Mary Wallaston: Online eText
The Corbin Necklace  1926 Bobbs-Merrill Company
The Real Adventure 
Quote: "Indeed," continued the professor, glancing demurely down at his notes, "if one were the editor of a column of --er advice to young girls, such as I believe is to be found, along with the household hints and the dress patterns, on the ladies' page of most of our newspapers--if one were the editor of such a column, he might crystallize the remarks I have been making this morning into a warning--never marry a man with a passion for principles."

Film: The Real Adventure: MOVIE COMPANY IS MAROONED  Florence Vidor's company left for Bear valley last week, arrived O.K.--and stuck.  At last accounts it was marooned in the middle of a trackless snow desert hid up in the mountains.  Its whereabouts were learned at the nearest point of approach by signal fires which were made, and General Manager Gus Inglis left with a dog team and all the snowshoes that could be gathered together.  As it is impossible to  reach the party otherwise the snowshoes will be dropped from an airplane...In the marooned movie party are Florence Vidor and King Vidor, her husband and director; Clyde Fillmore, leading man; David  Howard, assistant director; George Barnes and Ed Roberts, cameramen,  and other technical workers.  Fortunately the party has a good supply of food an an experienced cook and is in a neighborhood where there is a plentiful supply of wood for fuel.  The Vidors are filming "The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster, and some of the story calls for  rugged snowstorm scenes, which they will surely get.
Mary Wollaston
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