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The Boy's Own Paper [1st]  Introduction
Volume 1  (January to September 1879)

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), facing [i].

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Some Typical British Butterflies

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Illustration

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Illustrators:

Kronheim & Co. Kronheim, Joseph Martin (1810–66) Engen 1985
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Engen, Rodney K. 1985. Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers, Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey
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Subjects:

Entomology, Natural History, Taxonomy


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), [ii].

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Among the Contributors of this Volume Are

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Notes

Subjects:

Periodicals

People mentioned:

Thomas Baines, Baines, Thomas (John Thomas) (1820–75) ODNB
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Francis T Buckland, Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826–80) ODNB
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Professor Lee, Lee, Prof (fl. 1879) BP1/1/16/7
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John K Lord, Lord, John Keast (1818–72) ODNB
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Charles R Low, Low, Charles Rathbone (b. 1837) WBI
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Thomas J Lucas, Lucas, Thomas John (b. 1826) WBI
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John N Maskelyne, Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Thomas S Millington, Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Matthew Webb, Webb, Matthew (1848–83) ODNB
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A A Wood, Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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John G Wood Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Issue 1 (18 January 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 3–5.

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Out with a Jack-Knife  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Out with a Jack-Knife', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 22–23

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Rev. J G Wood, MA FLS, Author of "Illustrated Natural History," Wood, John George 1853. The Illustrated Natural History, London: George Routledge & Co.
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etc. Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [3]

Subjects:

Natural History, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Instruments


    Begins by giving advice on buying, using, and maintaining knives, and then describes some of the uses to which such an instrument can be put in 'Practical Natural History' (3). These include the examination of worms, the sea-mouse, vipers, centipedes, and glow-worms. The illustrations depict the sea-mouse, the mouth of a viper, and the glow-worm.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 7–8.

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The Bogle. Chapter I—How We Did It  [1/2]

Ascott R Hope, Author of "A Peck of Troubles", "Stories of Whitminster", "The Heroes of Young America", etc. Moncrieff, Ascott Robert Hope (1846–1927) RLIN
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Subjects:

Education, Schools, Chemistry


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 13.

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Our Note Book

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes, Extract

Publications extracted:

Pratt 1811 Pratt, Josiah 1811. The Life, Character, and Remains of the Rev. Richard Cecil, Collected and Revised by Josiah Pratt, London: Whittington and Rowland
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[5] Consideration for Animals

Subjects:

Cruelty, Animal Behaviour



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 14–15.

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My Monkeys, and How I Manage Them

Frank Buckland, MA, Author of "Curiosities of Natural History" Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826–80) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay

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wdct.

Subjects:

Zoology, Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 16.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns  [1/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Display, Amusement, Astrology

People mentioned:

Athanasius Kircher Kircher, Athanasius (1601/2–80) DSB
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Issue 2 (25 January 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 21.

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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them  [1/7]R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 76
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 90–91
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 123
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 158
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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[R W Alldridge] Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Development, Education


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 22–23.

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Out with a Jack-Knife  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Out with a Jack-Knife', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 3–5

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Rev. J G Wood, MA FLS, Author of "Illustrated Natural History," Wood, John George 1853. The Illustrated Natural History, London: George Routledge & Co.
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etc. Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [5]

Subjects:

Natural History, Entomology, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Instruments


    Describes the characteristics of some 'hidden animal life' to be found using a knife (22). These include wood-lice, spiders, various species of ant, gnats, beetles, and earwigs. The illustrations depict the soldier-ant, chambers of ants' nests, yellow ants' nests, a ground beetle, and a gnat alongside a caterpillar and chrysalis.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 24–26.

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Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes  [2/37]Elizabeth Eiloart, 'Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes. Chapter X—A Sudden Illness and Speedy Recovery', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 107–109
Elizabeth Eiloart, 'Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes. Chapter XXVII—Shows that Mrs. Vookes Could Sometimes Receive Her Guess Graciously', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 379–80

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Mrs Eiloart, Author of "Ernie Elton", "Tom Dunstone's Troubles", "Archie Blake", etc. Eiloart, Elizabeth ('Mrs C J Eiloart') (1830–95) WBI RLIN
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Genre:

Novel, Serial

Subjects:

Medical Practitioners, Zoological Gardens

Institutions mentioned:

Zoological Society—Gardens Zoological Society of London —Gardens
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 26.

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How I Swam the Channel  [2/3]

Captain Webb Webb, Matthew (1848–83) ODNB
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Genre:

Reminiscences, Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Gravity, Meteorology, Health


    Includes an explanation of the origin of tides and distinguishes the varieties of this oceanic phenomenon. Later he stresses the importance of 'plenty of healthy exercise' as preparation for the swim (27)



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 29.

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Cleopatra's Needle

C R R, C
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Essay

Subjects:

Architecture, Engineering


    Reminisces about the erection of Cleopatra's Needle Cleopatra's Needle
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on the Thames Embankment Thames Embankment
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, noting the engineering techniques used to accomplish this feat.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 31–32.

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A Tiger Story

An Officer of Engineers Officer of Engineers, An
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Genre:

Travelogue, Reminiscences

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 32.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns  [2/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Light, Theory, Instruments, Display, Amusement, Exhibitions


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 32.

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Our Note Book

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Genre:

Regular Feature—Notes; Extract

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.



[1] Habits of the Mole

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Design


[3] Mighty Hunters

Subjects:

Hunting, Imperialism



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Issue 3 (1 February 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), [33]–34.

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My Struggle with a Tiger

Charles Jamrach Jamrach, Johann Christian Carl (1815–91) ODNB
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Genre:

Short Fiction

Subjects:

Hunting, Animal Behaviour, Specimen Trading, Menageries

People mentioned:

James Edmonds Edmonds, James (1805–71) WBI
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Institutions mentioned:

Wombwell's Menagerie Wombwell's Menagerie
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 37–39.

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A Veteran Arctic Explorer  [1/2]Charles R Low, 'A Veteran Arctic Explorer. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 58–59

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Lieut. Low, Late IN, FRGS Low, Charles Rathbone (b. 1837) WBI
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

W W Meason Meason, W W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/3/2
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Subjects:

Exploration, Physical Geography, Meteorology

People mentioned:

James C Ross Ross, Sir James Clark (1800–62) DSB
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Publications cited:

Back 1836 Back, George 1836. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835, London: John Murray
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    Describes the life of the recently deceased admiral George Back Back, Sir George (1796–1878) ODNB
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, a seaman who accompanied John Franklin Franklin, Sir John (1786–1847) ODNB
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and his surgeon John Richardson Richardson, Sir John (1787–1865) ODNB
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on their exploration of the northern coast of America. Describes this gruelling expedition in detail and then describes Back's Arctic voyage. The illustration shows Back's ship in the Frozen Strait in the Arctic.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 44.

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Mr. Charles Waterton's Waterton, Charles (1782–1865) DSB
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Ride on an Alligator

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Genre:

Essay

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Exploration, Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Race


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 46.

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Our Note Book

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[3] Aerial Navigation

Subjects:

Aeronautics, Invention, Transport


    Describes the invention of F W Schroeder Schroeder, F W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/3/4a
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, an 'American civil engineer' who has invented a balloon whose altitude is changed by means of a propeller under the aeronaut's seat and which is dirigible. Concludes by noting that Schroeder eventually plans to 'essay a trip across Europe' and expresses its desire to meet him.




Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 47–48.

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My Boat, and How I Made It

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Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Transport, Technology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 48.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern  [3/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Amusement, Display, Exhibitions, Magic, Supernaturalism


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Issue 4 (8 February 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 52–53.

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Frogs and Toads  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Frogs and Toads. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 68–70

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Zoology, Natural History, Animal Behaviour, Taxonomy, Education, Superstition


    Begins by admitting that neither frogs nor toads are 'very pretty or interesting creatures' but promises to 'mention some of the chief points of interest in these animals, avoiding, as far as possible, the use of scientific language, and, where it is absolutely necessary, explaining it'. Accordingly, details the physical characteristics and habits of frogs and toads. Dismisses several myths about these animals including the claim that the skin of the toad is poisonous and that they can 'spit fire'. (52) Emphasises the ease of taming and feeding toads and urges observation of their eating habits.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 58–59.

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A Veteran Arctic Explorer. Part II  [2/2]Charles R Low, 'A Veteran Arctic Explorer', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 37–39

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Lieut. Low, Late IN, FRGS Low, Charles Rathbone (b. 1837) WBI
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Exploration, Physical Geography, Meteorology


    Continues to describe the gruelling Arctic expedition of George Back Back, Sir George (1796–1878) ODNB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 62.

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The Sharks of Mauritius

Nicholas Pike, US Consul at Mauritius Pike, Nicholas (1817–1905) RLIN
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Genre:

Travelogue, Reminiscences

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Hunting, Zoology, Animal Behaviour


    Begins by noting his success in 'procuring large specimens of the large ocean fish of this ocean', and proceeds to detail the physical appearance of the shark's jaws and the rest of its body. Goes on to describes the hammerhead shark and swordfish



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 62.

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[Terrible Adventure with Sharks]

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Genre:

Reportage

Subjects:

Hunting, Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 63.

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Our Note Book

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Genre:

Regular Feature—Notes; Extract

Publications extracted:

British Medical Journal British Medical Journal (1857–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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[1] What Comes from Smoking

Subjects:

Narcotics, Disease, Human Development


    Describes an investigation into the smoking habits of boys under the age of fifteen which revealed the serious effects of the habit on the digestion, sleep, and circulation.



[2] Electrical Phenomena

Subjects:

Electricity, Death


    Presents a report from H C Fletcher Fletcher, H C (fl. 1879) BP1/1/4/5b
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of the Scots Guards Army—Scots Guards
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who describes some strong and even fatal effects of electricity.



[3] "Headers" in Swimming

Subjects:

Amusement, Health, Accidents


[4] Dogs, and How to Manage Them

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Health, Nutrition



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 63–64.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern   [4/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Amusement, Display, Exhibitions, Magic

People mentioned:

Lorenzo J Marcy Marcy, Lorenzo J (fl. 1873) RLIN
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 64.

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A Geographical Acrostic

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Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Physical Geography


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 64.

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Conundrums

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Physical Geography


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Issue 5 (15 February 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 68.

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A New Way of Ostrich-Hunting. A Captain's Story

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Genre:

Travelogue, Reminiscences

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Hunting, Zoology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 68–70.

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Frogs and Toads. Part II  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Frogs and Toads', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 52–53

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Zoology, Natural History, Animal Behaviour, Education, Superstition

People mentioned:

Luigi Galvani Galvani, Luigi (1737–98) DSB
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    Describes the insect-eating habits and the immunity of toads, and proceeds to detail the aquatic capabilities, life-cycle, and physical characteristics of frogs. Notes the connection between frogs and galvanism and describes other features of the frog including its culinary uses, its croak, and its different colourings.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 70.

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A Talk About Tops

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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Amusement, Physics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Force, Astronomy, Religious Authority


    Features a conversation between a boy and his school master who explains to his charge, in terms of Newtonian mechanics, the behaviour of a spinning top.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 75–76.

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Conjuring  [1/4]John N Maskelyne, 'Conjuring', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 154–55

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A Professor of the Art, pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Magic


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 76.

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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II  [2/7][R W Alldridge], 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 21
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 90–91
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 123
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 158
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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R W Alldridge Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Development, Education, Nutrition


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 80.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light  [5/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

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wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Amusement, Display, Chemistry


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Rabbit-Keeping

Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions

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Subjects:

Breeding, Animal Development, Taxonomy, Breeding, Nutrition


    Begins with a discussion of various breeds of dog and warns that 'these breeds are entirely artificial, and if a number of dogs were left to themselves, the distinction of form and character would soon be obliterated, and in a few years we should find them undistinguishable from the wolf-like dogs that run wild in the East'. Insists that pigeon and poultry breeders, unlike dog breeders, produce animal varieties that are 'still useful to man'. Considers different breeds of rabbits, however, to be 'useless monstrosities, and only bred for the purpose of making them look as unlike rabbits as possible'. (83) Proceeds to a discussion of the features of the 'fancy rabbit', notably the ears and nose, and then advises on the best means of keeping rabbits. The illustration shows several varieties of the 'fancy rabbit'.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 88.

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The Last Bird's Nest I Robbed

W J Cooper Cooper, W J (fl. 1879) BP1/1/6/2
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Genre:

Reminiscences, Poetry

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Illustrators:

L W Thomas Thomas, William Luson (1830–1900) ODNB
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Engen, Rodney K. 1979. Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and their Works, Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey
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Subjects:

Hunting, Ornithology, Cruelty, Morality


    Explains how the 'example of other boys' caused him to rob birds' nests as a child, but that he stopped the habit once he realised that mother birds abandon eggs that have been stolen and returned. Ends with a poem urging boys not to steal birds' eggs. The illustrations show a boy up a tree, being attacked by two young birds, and a bird singing on a fence at the edge of a field.



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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III  [3/7][R W Alldridge], 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 21
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 76
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 123
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 158
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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R W Alldridge Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Short Fiction, Serial

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Development, Breeding, Morality


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 93.

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The Sailor and His Flower

Anon

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Essay

Subjects:

Botanical Gardens, Botany


    Presents the account by Mr Shepherd, the conservator at the Botanical Gardens, Liverpool Botanical Gardens, Liverpool
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(possibly Henry Shepherd Shepherd, Henry (fl. 1838) WBI
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), of the introduction of the fuschia to 'English greenhouses and parlour windows'.



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Alligators at Home

Fred Beverly Beverly, Frederick (fl. 1879) BP1/1/6/5
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Essay

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Zoology


    Describes the habitat, development, habits, and other characteristics of alligators found in the Everglades swamps of Florida. Describes his close encounter with an alligator and presents an extract of a description of the alligator from a work by 'Bertram' Bertram, —— (botanist) (fl. 1779) BP1/1/6/5
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'who visited Florida a hundred years ago' (94).



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How to Make a Yacht  [1/2]Anon, 'How to Make a Yacht', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 111–112

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Anon

Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [3]

Subjects:

Travel, Technology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 96.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet   [6/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Chemistry, Amusement, Display


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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 100–101.

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A Chapter of Turtle

Capt. Thos J Lucas Lucas, Thomas John (b. 1826) WBI
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Genre:

Travelogue

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Subjects:

Travel, Exploration, Zoology, Hunting


    Describes the landscape of and vast number of turtles on Ascension Island. Notes that the turtles are used as food for the garrison on the Island and describes how the animals are caught. The illustrations depict a turtle on a beach at the island, a view of the island from afar, the delivery of a turtle to a ship, and a number of turtles swimming near the shoreline.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 107.

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Some More About Tops

The Author of "Boy and Man", etc., pseud.  [Thomas S Millington] Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

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Subjects:

Amusement, Physics, Mechanics, Force, Sound, Physiology


    Continues the conversation between a boy and his school master about the properties of spinning tops. The master explains to his charge why the top hums (in terms of sound waves impinging on the ear).


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Anon, 'A Talk About Tops', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 70


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 107–109.

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Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes. Chapter X—A Sudden Illness and Speedy Recovery  [7/37]Elizabeth Eiloart, 'Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 24–26
Elizabeth Eiloart, 'Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes. Chapter XXVII—Shows that Mrs. Vookes Could Sometimes Receive Her Guess Graciously', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 379–80

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Mrs Eiloart, Author of "Ernie Elton", "Tom Dunstone's Troubles", "Archie Blake", etc. Eiloart, Elizabeth ('Mrs C J Eiloart') (1830–95) WBI RLIN
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Genre:

Novel, Serial

Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 111–112.

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How to Make a Yacht  [2/2]Anon, 'How to Make a Yacht', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 94–95

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Anon

Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [4]

Subjects:

Travel, Technology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 112.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags  [7/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Amusement, Display, Gas Chemistry


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Issue 8 (8 March 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 115.

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Capture of a Huge Serpent

Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Zoology, Hunting


    Describes Charles Waterton's Waterton, Charles (1782–1865) DSB
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experience of capturing a large snake.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 115–17.

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A Ride for Life

An Old Traveller Old Traveller, An
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Genre:

Travelogue

Subjects:

Physical Geography, Animal Husbandry

People mentioned:

Charles R Darwin Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–82) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 123.

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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV  [4/7][R W Alldridge], 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 21
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 76
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 90–91
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 158
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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R W Alldridge Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Development, Instinct


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 124.

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Our Dogs

S S Colt Colt, S S (fl. 1879) BP1/1/8/4
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Genre:

Poetry

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wdct. [12]

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


    Describes the origins, characteristics, notoriety of twelve breeds of dog, for each of which there is an illustration.



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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 131–132.

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Polar Bear Stories by an Old Traveller

J K L L, J K
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Genre:

Essay

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Illustrators:

Pearson Pearson, George (fl. 1850–1910) Engen 1985
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Engen, Rodney K. 1985. Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers, Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey
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Subjects:

Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Observation, Zoological Gardens, Breeding, Exploration, Heroism

Publications cited:

Phipps 1774 Phipps, Constantine John 1774. The Journal of a Voyage Undertaken by Order of His Present Majesty, for Making Discoveries Towards the North Pole, by the Hon. Commodore Phipps and Captain Lutwidge, in His Majesty's Sloops Racehorse and Carcase: To Which is Prefixed an Account of the Several Voyages Undertaken for the Discovery of a North-East Passage to China and Japan, London: F. Newbery
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    Stressing that reports by 'early navigators of the North Seas' of the 'size, strength, and ferocity of the Polar bear' have been confirmed by 'scientific observers' studying the polar bears at the Zoological Gardens Zoological Society of London —Gardens
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, proceeds to describe the physical characteristics, habitat, habits, and diet of this species of bear (131). Concludes with extracts from Robert Southey's Southey, Robert (1774–1843) ODNB
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Life of Nelson Southey, Robert 1813. The Life of Nelson, 2 vols, London: John Murray
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describing the young Horatio Nelson's Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805) ODNB
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confrontation with a polar bear during an Arctic expedition. The illustrations show polar bear with its cubs, and Nelson attacking a polar bear with the butt of a musket.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 138–39.

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Treacles and Palings  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Treacles and Palings. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 150, 151

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting, Morality, Natural History


    Describing the problems of buying, boxing and planting, proceeds to 'treacles'—people who devote themselves to entomology and building a moth collection. Details the best way of catching moths, and the way that 'treacles' prepare treacle to perform this art.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 143–44.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen  [8/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 159–60

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Physics, Chemistry, Matter Theory, Amusement, Display


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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 150, 151.

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Treacles and Palings. Part II  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Treacles and Palings', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 138–39

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting, Animal Behaviour, Morality, Natural History


    Describes more aspects of the art of the 'treacler'—the entomologist who is dogged in his pursuit of catching moths and who uses treacle to do so. Advises on the best ways of catching moths and butterflies, stressing the need for 'HONOUR AMONG TREACLERS' (150). Proceeds to describes the attraction of moths and butterflies to palings and the best ways of catching those that land on them.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 154–55.

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Conjuring  [3/4]John N Maskelyne, 'Conjuring', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 75–76

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A Professor of the Art, pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Magic, Charlatanry, Chemistry


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 158.

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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V  [5/7][R W Alldridge], 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 21
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 76
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 90–91
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 123
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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R W Alldridge Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Subjects:

Ornithology, Animal Development, Education


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 159–60.

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Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: X—Slide Painting, etc.  [9/9]A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: I—All About Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 16
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. II—Various Kinds of Lanterns', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 32
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: III—The Phantasmagoria Lantern', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 48
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IV: The Euphaneron Lantern ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 63–64
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VI—The Lime Light', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 80
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern. VII—Oxy-Hydrogen Jet ', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 96
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: VIII—The Gas and the Gas-Bags', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 112
A A Wood, 'Evenings at Home. Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern: IX—Oxygen and Hydrogen', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 143–44

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A A Wood FCS Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Astronomy, Display, Amusement


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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 163–64.

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Pupa-Digging  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Pupa-Digging', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 179–80

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting, Animal Behaviour, Morality, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 165–66.

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The Life of a Missionary

Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Religion, Physical Geography, Exploration, Morality

People mentioned:

David Livingstone, Livingstone, David (1813–73) ODNB
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John Franklin Franklin, Sir John (1786–1847) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Royal Geographical Society Royal Geographical Society
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 173–74.

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John Spooner's Spooner, John (fl. 1879) BP1/1/11/3
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Great Human Menagerie
  [1/3]Joel Stacy, 'John Spooner's Great Human Menagerie', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 189–90
[Joel Stacy], 'John Spooner's Great Human Menagerie', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 203–03

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Joel Stacy Stacy, Joel (fl. 1879) BP1/1/11/3
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Menageries, Exhibitions, Amusement


    Describes a menagerie in which two boys get inside a pantomime 'Roaring Calliopolus' (which resembles a crocodile) costume and crawl along the floor. The illustration shows how the costume is designed.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 174.

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The Boy's Own Flower Garden

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture, Botany, Taxonomy, Instruments


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 174–75.

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Tricks with Wooden Spills. Simple Multiplication

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Subjects:

Mathematics, Amusement, Magic


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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 179–80.

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Pupa-Digging  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Pupa-Digging', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 163–64

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Development, Breeding, Collecting, Animal Behaviour, Morality, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 187–88.

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The Telephone, and How to Make It

Anon

Genre:

Essay, Instructions

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [9]

Subjects:

Sound, Invention, Electricity, Magnetism

People mentioned:

Alexander G Bell Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922) DSB
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Institutions mentioned:

Dale and Crampton's Dale and Crampton's, firm
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 189–90.

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John Spooner's Spooner, John (fl. 1879) BP1/1/11/3
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Great Human Menagerie
  [2/3]Joel Stacy, 'John Spooner's Great Human Menagerie', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 173–74
[Joel Stacy], 'John Spooner's Great Human Menagerie', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 203–03

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Joel Stacy Stacy, Joel (fl. 1879) BP1/1/11/3
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [9]

Subjects:

Menageries, Exhibitions, Amusement


    Continues the description of this menagerie, explaining how boys are able to perform as an elephant, a dancing bear, a royal Shanghai cock, and a giant human.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 190.

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Honey and Flowers

Anon

Genre:

Notes

Subjects:

Botany, Entomology, Nutrition

Publications cited:

Wilson 1879 Wilson, Alexander Stephen 1879. 'On the Nectar of Flowers', Report of the Fourty-Eighth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Dublin in August 1878, Transactions of the Sections, 567
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 191–92.

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Our Note Book

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[1] The Common Earthworm

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Botany

People mentioned:

Herr von Hensen Hensen, Herr von (fl. 1879) BP1/1/12/5
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Caterpillars  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Caterpillars', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 220

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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

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wdct. [5]

Subjects:

Entomology, Agriculture, Animal Development, Collecting, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 203–03.

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John Spooner's Spooner, John (fl. 1879) BP1/1/11/3
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Great Human Menagerie
  [3/3]Joel Stacy, 'John Spooner's Great Human Menagerie', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 173–74
Joel Stacy, 'John Spooner's Great Human Menagerie', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 189–90

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Essay, Serial

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Menageries, Exhibitions, Monstrosities, Amusement


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 206.

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Angles

Anon

Genre:

Illustration, Drollery

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Subjects:

Mathematics, Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 207–08.

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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI  [6/7][R W Alldridge], 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 21
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 76
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 90–91
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 123
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 158
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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R W Alldridge Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

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wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Ornithology, Anatomy, Animal Development, Education


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Genre:

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[1] In Hot Pursuit

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


[4] Habits of the Mole Cricket

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 220.

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Caterpillars  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Caterpillars', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 195–97

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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [4]

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Development, Collecting, Breeding, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 224.

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What May Happen if Small Boys Play Leap-Frog Too Much in the Spring

Anon

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Illustration, Drollery

Subjects:

Human Development, Evolution, Animal Behaviour


    Shows pairs of boys leap-frogging over each other in a circle. Moving clockwise, however, the pairs of boys increasingly resemble frogs leaping over each other, the final pair having been completely transformed.



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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 227–28.

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The Gravelling Trustees

Anon

Genre:

Reminscences, Essay

Subjects:

Entomology, Cruelty, Morality, Design, Education, Microscopy, Schools, Education

People mentioned:

John Lubbock Lubbock, Sir John, 4th Baronet and 1st Baron Avebury (1834–1913) DSB ODNB
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    Recalls the story of an old woman who was mocked and pelted with snowballs by young boys, but who later died tragically. Urges 'Boys of England' to be 'merciful to animals' and to 'remember that wherever God has given life you have no right wantonly to destroy it'. Distinguishes between killing animals for food and for sport and proceeds to condemn boys who torture insects and to praise the fact that 'In all well-conducted schools, the elements at least of natural history are taught, use is now made of the microscope, and lads learn the habits and nature of animal life'. Also relishes the fact that they 'see the wonderful design of the Creator in every part, and learn to admire what before they feared'. (227) Concludes by urging boys to abhor cruelty in any form.



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Hippopotamus Chase Near Lake Ngami

T Baines, FRGS Baines, Thomas (John Thomas) (1820–75) ODNB
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Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Hunting, Imperialism, Cultural Geography, Specimen Trading


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 229–30.

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Net and Wing  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Net and Wing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 243–45

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

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Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Collecting, Hunting, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 207–08.

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My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VII  [7/7][R W Alldridge], 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 21
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 76
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 90–91
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 123
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 158
R W Alldridge, 'My Courier Pigeons, and How I Trained Them. Chapter VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 207–08

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R W Alldridge Alldridge, R W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/2/1
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Short Fiction, Serial

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Ornithology, Animal Development, Education, Instinct

People mentioned:

James Glaisher Glaisher, James (1809–1903) DSB
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    Includes a short paragraph and an illustration explaining the path of homing pigeons.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 236–38.

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Our Note Book

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[1] Return of Another Arctic Expedition

Subjects:

Exploration, Telegraphy



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 239.

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A Day's Fishing in South Africa

Captain Lucas, Author of "A Chapter of Turtle", etc. Lucas, Thomas John (b. 1826) WBI
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Travelogue, Reminiscences

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Subjects:

Hunting, Zoology, Imperialism


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 240.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Microscopy, Astronomy, Instruments, Ornithology, Photography, Periodicals, Collecting, Natural History, Botany

Publications cited:

Coultas [1877] Coultas, Harland [1877]. The Home Naturalist: With Practical Instructions for Collecting, Arranging, and Preserving Natural Objects; Chiefly Designed to Assist Amateurs, London: The Religious Tract Society
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    Informs 'SUBSCRIBERS' that the magazine has received 'Innumerable letters [...] with inquiries as to whether we are not going to give articles on microscopes, telescopes, and sundry instruments; also on canaries, and other song-birds, also on horses, and on silk-worms; also on shorthand, also on photography; and fifty other things. To which the answer is, "Wait and see. We cannot take up everything at once. It is worth noticing how much we have got into a dozen numbers'.



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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 243–45.

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Net and Wing  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Caterpillars', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 195–97

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Essay, Instructions, Serial

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Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Hunting, Collecting, Light, Instruments, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 245–46.

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The Maral's Leap

The Late T W Atkinson, FRGS, FGS Atkinson, Thomas Witlam (1799–1861) ODNB
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Reminscences, Essay

Subjects:

Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 246.

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Genre:

Regular Feature—Notes; Extract

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John B Gough Gough, John Bartholomew (1817–86) ODNB
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[4] Faraday's Faraday, Michael (1791–1867) DSB
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Lost Cup

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Chemistry


[5] Habit and Little Things

Subjects:

Discovery, Time, Electricity, Meteorology, Invention, Steam-power, Experiment

People mentioned:

William Brown, Brown, Sir William (1784–1864) ODNB
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Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
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Michael Faraday Faraday, Michael (1791–1867) DSB
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Persian Stories. Translated by V. W. T.

Anon

Genre:

Short Fiction

Subjects:

Pharmaceuticals, Commerce, Morality


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 251–52.

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Monkeys that Have Not Been Tamed. By an Indian Missionary

W B B, W
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Essay, Illlustration

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Subjects:

Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Hunting, Cultural Geography

See also:

John G Wood, 'Out with a Jack-Knife', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 3–5


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 253–55.

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Another Escape from a Pirate

Anon

Genre:

Travelogue, Reminiscences

Subjects:

Phrenology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 255–56.

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How I Became a Ventriloquist  [1/3]Professor Lee, 'How I Became a Ventriloquist', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 267–69

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Professor Lee Lee, Prof (fl. 1879) BP1/1/16/7
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

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Subjects:

Magic, Amusement, Charlatanry, Human Development


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 256.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Horticulture | Railways, Telegraphy


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About Balls and Other Balls

Author of "Mind Your Own Business", etc. Author of Mind Your Own Business
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Short Fiction, Dialogue

Subjects:

Amusement, Physics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Force


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 260–62.

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Some Boys Who Became Famous. III—The Errand-Boy of Jacob's Well Muse

The Author of "The Boys of Highfield", etc. Author of the Boys of Highfield
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Regular Feature, Essay

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J M G R, pseud.  [J M G R]
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Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Physics, Class, Heroism, Creativity, Endeavour, Electricity, Discovery, Electromagnetism, Reading, Instruments, Laboratories, Religion, Piety, Endeavour, Commerce, Force, Magnetism, Gravity, Light, Heat


    Begins by noting that when the subject of the article, Michael Faraday Faraday, Michael (1791–1867) DSB
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, was fourteen he built an electrical machine that still sits in the Royal Institution Royal Institution of Great Britain
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. Noting that electricity 'was in its infancy' in this period, describes the researches of Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin (1706–90) DSB
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and Luigi Galvani Galvani, Luigi (1737–98) DSB
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, although points out that it remained for Faraday to 'become the most honoured and renowned discoverer' of electromagnetism. Describes Faraday's early life, notably his apprenticeship to a bookbinder's, his reading of his 'master's books' which 'unlocked the chambers of his understanding' and 'opened before him the glorious prospect of science'. Emphasises how Faraday did not tire of experimenting with the crude chemical apparatus he was able to afford and, at 'lectures on natural philosophy', took notes and 'discovered happily that mental food requires digestion'. (260) Goes on to describe how Humphry Davy Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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came to hire Faraday as his assistant at the Royal Institution, and notes how Davy promised Faraday work 'from the Institution and himself' owing to the fact that 'science does not pay'. Emphasises that Faraday was not merely a bottle-washer, but somebody who 'made himself invaluable by finding out work that needed doing'. Despite the fact that explosions almost injured him, Faraday enjoyed a 'glorious life', accompanying Davy to the Continent, and displaying a 'quiet, earnest way [...] of showing his humble trust in God'. Upholds his 'place in science' as a 'discoverer' rather than somebody who applied such discoveries 'to the practical uses of daily life', and notes that his work 'was that of mastering the mysteries of hidden forces'. Proceeds to present some anecdotes from John H Gladstone's Gladstone, John Hall (1827–1902) DSB
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'delightful recollections' (a reference to Gladstone 1872 Gladstone, John Hall 1872. Michael Faraday, London: Macmillan
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which it later recommends) showing Faraday's modesty and kind-heartedness. Notes Faraday's fame and the innumerable scientific honours that were conferred upon him and emphasises that his 'chief triumphs' were 'undoubtedly' the liquefaction and solidification of gases and his 'experimental researches on electricity'. (261). Turns to his humble Christian life, insisting that his chief aim was 'doing good', and presents some of the pious remarks that he made during his last years. Concludes with a long extract from Jones 1869 Jones, Henry Bence 1869. Life and Letters of Faraday, 2 vols, London: Longmans, Green
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describing the 'beauty and nobleness' of Faraday's character, his kindness, energy, and strong religious feeling. (262) One of the illustrations is taken from the celebrated Maull and Polyblank Maull and Polyblank, firm
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1857 photographic portrait of Faraday holding a bar magnet, and a cut showing an elderly Faraday in a thoroughfare talking to three young boys who look up at him in reverence.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 262–63.

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Saved by a Wolf

Anon

Genre:

Travelogue, Reminiscences

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 263.

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Our Note Book

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[1] The Rocky Mountain Locust

Subjects:

Entomology, Agriculture, Disease, Animal Behaviour



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 267.

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Coronation of the Zulu King

M C H H, M C
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Essay

Subjects:

Race, Cultural Geography, Superstition, Military Technology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 267–69.

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How I Became a Ventriloquist  [2/3]Professor Lee, 'How I Became a Ventriloquist', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 255–56

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Professor Lee Lee, Prof (fl. 1879) BP1/1/16/7
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [3]

Subjects:

Magic, Amusement, Charlatanry, Human Development, Anatomy, Sound


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 270.

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Town Gardening

Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Horticulture, Pollution, Botany, Taxonomy


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 272.

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Arithmetical Puzzles

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics


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Elasticity, and How We Jump

The Author of "Boy and Man", etc., pseud.  [Thomas S Millington] Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

Subjects:

Physiology, Force, Physics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Matter Theory, Animal Behaviour, Providence


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 283–86.

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Adventures of Sir Francis Drake Drake, Sir Francis (1540–96) ODNB
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Anon

Genre:

Essay

Relevant illustrations:

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Subjects:

Exploration, Navigation, Travel, Military Technology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 288.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Animal Development | Electricity, Sound, Instruments


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Some Boys Who Became Famous, IV—The Ironmonger's Apprentice

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Regular Feature, Essay

Subjects:

Religion, Exploration, Travel, Cultural Geography

People mentioned:

John Williams Williams, John (1796–1839) ODNB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 294.

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Waterton Waterton, Charles (1782–1865) DSB
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at Home

Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Scientific Practitioners, Ornithology, Observation


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 299–300.

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Ups and Downs

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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

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Subjects:

Amusement, Physics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Force, Astronomy, Gravity, Physiology, Providence, Aeronautics


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 301–02.

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The First and Last Bird's Nest I Ever Took

W T H H, W T
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Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Ornithology, Morality, Cruelty, Crime


    Responding to W J Cooper, 'The Last Bird's Nest I Robbed', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 88, relates his own story of a boyhood friend who stole a bird's nest which caused the young birds in it to die. Concludes by denouncing 'bird-nesting'.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 302–03.

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Down the Thames with Trawl and Dredge  [2/3]Author of "Scating and Scuttling", etc., 'Down the Thames with Trawl and Dredge. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 318–19

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Genre:

Travelogue, Serial

Subjects:

Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 303–04.

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Arithmetical Puzzles

Author of "Conjuring", etc., pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics, Psychology


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Crossing the Atlantic

Anon

Genre:

Essay

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Subjects:

Travel, Transport, Technology, Steamships

People mentioned:

Christopher Columbus, Columbus, Christopher (1451–1506) CBD
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Samuel Cunard Cunard, Sir Samuel (1787–1865) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, ship
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 318–19.

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Down the Thames with Trawl and Dredge. Part III  [3/3]Author of "Scating and Scuttling", etc., 'Down the Thames with Trawl and Dredge', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 302–03

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Genre:

Travelogue, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Hunting, Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Natural History, Commerce

People mentioned:

Francis T Buckland, Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826–80) ODNB
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John K Lord Lord, John Keast (1818–72) ODNB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 319–20.

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Arithmetical Puzzles

Author of "Conjuring", etc., pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 320.

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Correspondence

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Periodicals | Sound, Electricity, Instruments


    Responds to the complaints of several correspondents who have had difficulty obtaining the periodical. It insists that no 'respectable' newsagent will substitute another periodical for the Boy's Own Paper Boy's Own Paper (1879–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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, noting that some 'class of dealers in periodicals obtain some very inferior papers at a very reduced rate, and naturally seek to sell what will bring them profit'. Boasts that the Boy's Own Paper had led to 'poor imitations' and urges readers to make sure they 'get what they asked for'. Also responds to several correspondents with queries about making telephones (a reference to Anon, 'The Telephone, and How to Make It', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 187–88).



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 320.

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Prize Essay Subject. VI. "Bird's Nesting"

Anon

Genre:

Announcement

Subjects:

Ornithology, Cruelty, Morality


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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 332–34.

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Boar Hunting in India

Lieut-Col. Gordon Cumming Cumming, Lieut-Col Gordon (fl. 1879) BP1/1/21/1
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Genre:

Travelogue

Relevant illustrations:

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Illustrators:

C B, pseud.  [C B]
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Subjects:

Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 336.

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Telling Another's Thoughts

Anon

Genre:

Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics, Magic

See also:

John N Maskelyne, 'Arithmetical Puzzles', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 319–20


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The Voyage of the Nautilus  [2/7]The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 362–63
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 389–90
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 414–15
Anon, 'The Nautilus Voyage', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 556–57

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The Captain Captain, The
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Diary

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Exploration, Zoology, Observation, Navigation


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 349–50.

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Genre:

Regular Feature—Notes; Extract

Publications extracted:

Moseley 1879 Moseley, Henry Nottidge 1879. Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger": Being an Account of Various Observations Made During the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger Round the World in the Years 1872–1876, London: Macmillan
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[1] New Unicycle

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Travel, Invention, Technology

People mentioned:

J Heronemus Heronemus, J (of Emdrup) (fl. 1879) BP1/1/22/2a
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[2] The Sea-Serpent

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Monstrosities, Zoology



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 350–51.

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Weather Forecasts. Part I  [1/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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Meteorology, Prognostication, Ancient Authorities, Pneumatics, Telegraphy, Heat, Gravity, Astronomy, Instruments, Measurement

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Evangelista Torricelli, Torricelli, Evangelista (1608–47) DSB
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Robert Fitzroy Fitzroy, Robert (1805–65) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 351.

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Arithmetical Puzzles. Part III

Author of "Conjuring", etc., pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

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Mathematics


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 352.

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Correspondence

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Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Heat, Accidents | Race, Cultural Geography, Animal Behaviour


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Issue 23 (21 June 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 353–55.

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From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXII—William Rayner is Enabled to Show his Gratitude to Pierre  [22/37]William H G Kingston, 'From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXV—The Shipwreck', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 385–89
William H G Kingston, 'From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXVIII—A Rescue', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 441–44

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W H G Kingston, Author of "Peter the Whaler", "True Blue", etc. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814–80) ODNB
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Novel, Serial

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wdct.

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War, Hospitals, Medical Practitioners

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Royal Navy Royal Navy
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Kingston 1886 Kingston, William Henry Giles 1886. From Powder Monkey to Admiral: A Story of Naval Adventure, London: Hodder & Stoughton
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 356–58.

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Odd Fishes

A C C, A
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G Koch Koch, G (fl. 1879) BP1/1/23/2
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Monstrosities, Zoology, Natural History, Animal Behaviour, Animal Development, Instinct, Language

People mentioned:

Alexander Agassiz Agassiz, Alexander (1835–1910) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 362–63.

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The Voyage of the Nautilus  [3/7]The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 348–49
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 389–90
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 414–15
Anon, 'The Nautilus Voyage', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 556–57

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The Captain Captain, The
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Short Fiction, Diary

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wdct.

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Exploration, Zoology, Meteorology, Observation, Navigation


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 364–66.

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A Holiday in the Mammoth Cave

Anon

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Travelogue

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wdct. [3]

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Travel, Physical Geography, Geology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 367–68.

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Window-Gardening for Boys

The Author of the "Boy's Own Flower Garden", etc. Author of the Boy's Own Flower Garden
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Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture, Botany, Taxonomy


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 368.

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Arithmetical Puzzles. Part IV

Author of "Conjuring", etc., pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 368.

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Correspondence

Anon

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Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Microscopy | Light, Instruments, Magic, Display


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Issue 24 (28 June 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 372–73.

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Some British Butterflies  [1/2]John G Wood, 'Some British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 398–99

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

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wdct. [14]

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Entomology, Natural History, Language, Taxonomy, Animal Behaviour, Extinction, Animal Development, Death

People mentioned:

F Smith Smith, F (fl. 1879) BP1/1/24/1
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Coleman 1860 Coleman, William Stephens 1860. British Butterflies: Figures and Descriptions of Every Native Species, with an Account of Butterfly Development, Structure, Habits, Localities, Mode of Capture and Preservation [...] London: G. Routledge
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 379–80.

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Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes. Chapter XXVII—Shows that Mrs. Vookes Could Sometimes Receive Her Guess Graciously  [24/37]Elizabeth Eiloart, 'Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 24–26
Elizabeth Eiloart, 'Jack and John: Their Friends and Their Fortunes. Chapter X—A Sudden Illness and Speedy Recovery', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 107–109

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Mrs Eiloart, Author of "Ernie Elton", "Tom Dunstone's Troubles", "Archie Blake", etc. Eiloart, Elizabeth ('Mrs C J Eiloart') (1830–95) WBI RLIN
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Novel, Serial

Subjects:

Zoological Gardens, Exhibitions, Amusement

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Zoological Society—Gardens, Zoological Society of London —Gardens
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Astley's Royal Amphitheatre, Astley's Royal Amphitheatre, Lambeth
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Madame Tussaud's Waxworks Madame Tussaud's Waxworks
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 381.

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Pratio Obliqua. A Legend of Latin Grammar

H Macdowall Macdowall, Henry (1845–1927) WBI
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Poetry, Drollery

Subjects:

Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 383.

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Our Note Book

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[1] Nautilus

Subjects:

Zoology, Superstition, Monstrosities


[2] Trimming a Tiger's Toes

Subjects:

Zoology, Medical Treatment, Animal Behaviour, Zoological Gardens

Institutions mentioned:

Zoological Society—Gardens Zoological Society of London —Gardens
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 383–84.

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Weather Forecasts. Part II  [2/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Meteorology, Pneumatics, Instruments, Matter Theory, Theory, Measurement

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Galileo Galilei, Galilei, Galileo (1564–1642) DSB
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Evangelista Torricelli, Torricelli, Evangelista (1608–47) DSB
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Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise (1623–62) DSB
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Issue 25 (5 July 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 385–89.

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From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXV—The Shipwreck  [25/37]William H G Kingston, 'From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXII—William Rayner is Enabled to Show his Gratitude to Pierre', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 353–55
William H G Kingston, 'From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXVIII—A Rescue', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 441–44

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W H G Kingston, Author of "Peter the Whaler", "True Blue", etc. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814–80) ODNB
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Novel, Serial

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wdct.

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Disease, Medical Treatment, Medical Practitioners

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Royal Navy Royal Navy
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Kingston 1886 Kingston, William Henry Giles 1886. From Powder Monkey to Admiral: A Story of Naval Adventure, London: Hodder & Stoughton
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 388–89.

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The Little Boy Who Learnt to Swim

Henry Howland Howland, Henry (d. 1883) WBI
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Poetry

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wdct.

Subjects:

Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Comparative Philology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 389–90.

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The Voyage of the Nautilus  [5/7]The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 348–49
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 362–63
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 414–15
Anon, 'The Nautilus Voyage', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 556–57

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The Captain Captain, The
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Diary

Subjects:

Exploration, Observation, Astronomy, Zoology, Meteorology, Physical Geography, Navigation


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 393–94.

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Dick's Adventure

Author of "Bass-Fishing at Bude", etc. Author of Bass-Fishing at Bude
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Subjects:

Collecting, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 396.

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Our Note Book

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[2] A Ravenous Shark

Subjects:

Zoology, Animal Behaviour



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 398–99.

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Some British Butterflies  [2/2]John G Wood, 'Some British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 372–73

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Natural History, Language, Taxonomy, Animal Behaviour, Animal Development


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Issue 26 (12 July 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 411–13.

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Hints on Rabbit-Keeping

J B C, Berwick-on-Tweed C, J B
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Animal Development, Breeding, Disease, Medical Treatment, Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 414–15.

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The Voyage of the Nautilus  [6/7]The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 348–49
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 362–63
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 389–90
Anon, 'The Nautilus Voyage', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 556–57

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The Captain Captain, The
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Diary

Subjects:

Exploration, Zoology, Observation, Navigation, Hunting, Specimen Trading


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 416.

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Correspondence

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Exploration, Discovery | Mathematics


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Issue 27 (19 July 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 422–24.

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The Feathered Policeman

Mrs Carey-Hobson Carey-Hobson, Mrs (fl. 1879) BP1/1/27/1
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wdct. [3]

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Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Crime, Imperialism


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 431–32.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing  [1/7]John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 445–46
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 459
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 469–70
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 494
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 526–27

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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/ [George A Hutchinson] Hutchinson, George Andrew (1841–1913) Cox 1982
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial / Editorial Reply, Poetry

Subjects:

Entomology, Natural History, Anatomy, Cruelty, Death, Hunting, Morality, Natural Theology, Animal Behaviour


    Begins by noting two objections to killing insects: that 'we have no right to destroy needlessly' and that 'to kill an insect involves cruelty'. Attempts to deflect these criticisms by arguing that entomologists are 'never cruel' and that since we 'cannot employ our minds on a higher subject than that which is afforded by the works of our Creator', it is 'impossible to do so thoroughly without destroying life'. Furthermore, stresses that insects 'cannot feel pain as we do' and draws similar distinctions between insect and human life as bearing on cruelty and pain. (431) Proceeds to describe some of the best ways of killing insects.

    The editorial argues that although some of Wood's statements 'may be new to some readers [...] such facts do not diminish the guilt of wanton cruelty or the needless destruction of life'.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 432.

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Arithmetical Puzzles

Author of "Conjuring", etc., pseud.  [John N Maskelyne] Maskelyne, John Nevil (1839–1917) ODNB
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Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Mathematics


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Issue 28 (26 July 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 436–37.

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Some Boys Who Became Famous. Boys Who Built the Eddystone Lighthouse Eddystone Lighthouse
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Regular Feature, Essay

Relevant illustrations:

eng. (col.)

Illustrators:

M W Turner, RA Turner, M W (fl. 1879) BP1/1/28/1
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Subjects:

Engineering, Architecture, Light, Engineers, Invention, Education, Schools, Instruments, Technology, Heroism, Piety, Creativity, Endeavour

Institutions mentioned:

Trinity House Trinity House
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    Begins by lamenting the imminent destruction of the Eddystone Lighthouse on the grounds that it is unsafe. Proceeds to describe early attempts to construct a lighthouse on the treacherous Eddystone rock—notably those by Henry Winstanley Winstanley, Henry (1644–1703) ODNB
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(a mercer from Essex), and John Rudyerd Rudyerd, John (fl. 1703–1709) ODNB
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. Turns to outlining the life of the principal subject of the article, John Smeaton Smeaton, John (1724–92) DSB
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. Notes how during his childhood in Leeds he spent much of his time building mechanical models, and after attending Leeds Grammar School Leeds Grammar School
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, regularly visited the coal-mine at Garforth whose 'wonderful' steam-engine inspired him to build an engine himself. Explains how, while working in his father's legal firm, he developed 'mathematical instruments' and eventually published a work under the auspices of the Royal Society Royal Society of London
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(Smeaton 1759 Smeaton, John 1759. 'An Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Natural Powers of Water and Wind to Turn Mills, and Other Machines, Depending on a Circular Motion', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 51 (1759), 100–74
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) that won the society's prestigious Royal Medal (436–37). Emphasising the fact that Smeaton always sought 'public happiness' and was 'never idle', describes how Smeaton devised his idea for the Eddystone Lighthouse. Notes the foul weather conditions under which the lighthouse was built, conditions that impeded progress. However, notes that the lighthouse was completed in 1759 with the motto 'Laus Deo' on its brow. Concludes by pointing out that 'steam pumps and steam tugs' could now accomplish Smeaton's task much more easily. (437)



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 437–38.

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Orchis Hunting

The Author of the "Boy's Own Flower Garden", etc. Author of the Boy's Own Flower Garden
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Botany, Natural History, Collecting, Taxonomy

People mentioned:

Charles R Darwin Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–82) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 441–44.

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From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXVIII—A Rescue  [28/37]William H G Kingston, 'From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXII—William Rayner is Enabled to Show his Gratitude to Pierre', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 353–55
William H G Kingston, 'From Powder Monkey to Admiral; or, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Chapter XXV—The Shipwreck', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 385–89

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W H G Kingston, Author of "The Life of Captain Cook", etc. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814–80) ODNB
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Genre:

Novel, Serial

Subjects:

Disease, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Navy Royal Navy
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Kingston 1886 Kingston, William Henry Giles 1886. From Powder Monkey to Admiral: A Story of Naval Adventure, London: Hodder & Stoughton
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 445–46.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing  [2/7]John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 459
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 469–70
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 494
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 526–27

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Hunting, Death, Collecting, Chemistry, Anatomy, Natural History

People mentioned:

Charles Waterton Waterton, Charles (1782–1865) DSB
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Institutions mentioned:

British Museum British Museum
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 446–47.

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Weather Forecasts. Part III  [3/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Meteorology, Prognostication, Pneumatics, Instruments, Measurement

People mentioned:

Robert Fitzroy Fitzroy, Robert (1805–65) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 448.

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Correspondence

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Instruments, Mathematics, Light | Horticulture, Botany


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Issue 29 (2 August 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 454.

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Sun Signals and How to Make Them

S M M, S
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Reminiscences, Essay

Subjects:

Light, Instruments, Military Technology, Mapping, War, Imperialism

People mentioned:

Henry C Mance, Mance, Sir Henry Christopher (1840–1926) WBI
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Samuel F B Morse Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791–1872) CBD
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 459.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting  [3/7]John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 445–46
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 469–70
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 494
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 526–27

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Observation, Collecting, Display, Menageries, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 459–61.

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Whale-Fishing Adventures

William Scoresby Scoresby, William, Jr. (1789–1857) ODNB
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Genre:

Extract, Travelogue

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Hunting, Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 464.

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Weather Forecasts. Part IV  [4/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Meteorology, Prognostication, Pneumatics, Instruments, Measurement

People mentioned:

Blaise Pascal, Pascal, Blaise (1623–62) DSB
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Evangelista Torricelli, Torricelli, Evangelista (1608–47) DSB
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M Vide Vide, M (fl. 1879) BP1/1/29/4
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 464.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting | Health, Medical Treatment


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Issue 30 (9 August 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 469–70.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting  [4/7]John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 445–46
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 459
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 494
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 526–27

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Death, Collecting, Display, Menageries, Natural History

Institutions mentioned:

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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Publications cited:

Knaggs 1869 Knaggs, Henry Guard 1869. The Lepidopterist's Guide: Containing Full Instructions for the Collecting, Management, Observation, and Preservation, of Lepidoptera, in all Their Stages, London: Van Voorst
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 476–77.

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Battle Between Whale and Thresher-Shark

Capt. Lucas Lucas, Thomas John (b. 1826) WBI
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Genre:

Reminiscences, Travelogue

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Illustrators:

Lucas Lucas, Thomas John (b. 1826) WBI
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Subjects:

Exploration, Hunting, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Natural Theology


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 480.

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Our Open Column

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

James Vaughan Vaughan, James (fl.1879) BP1/1/30/3
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[2] Coloured Fires

Subjects:

Amusement, Chemistry, Light, Heat



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 480.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Natural History, Education, Providence | Health | Natural History, Reading, Textbooks | Botany, Collecting | Ornithology

Publications cited:

Coultas [1877] Coultas, Harland [1877]. The Home Naturalist: With Practical Instructions for Collecting, Arranging, and Preserving Natural Objects; Chiefly Designed to Assist Amateurs, London: The Religious Tract Society
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 484.

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A Bit of Old Wall

The Author of the "Boy's Own Flower Garden", etc. Author of the Boy's Own Flower Garden
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions

Subjects:

Horticulture, Botany, Taxonomy

People mentioned:

Joseph D Hooker Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817–1911) DSB ODNB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 494.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting  [5/7]John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 445–46
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 459
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 469–70
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 526–27

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Observation, Collecting, Display, Menageries, Natural History


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 494–95.

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Keeping the Balance

The Author of "Boy and Man", etc., pseud.  [Thomas S Millington] Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [4]

Subjects:

Amusement, Physics, Mechanics, Gravity, Human Development, Disease, Religion


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 496.

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Our Note Book

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[1] A Swimming Match

Subjects:

Health, Universities, Education

People mentioned:

William Whewell Whewell, William (1794–1866) DSB
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Institutions mentioned:

Trinity College, Cambridge Trinity College, Cambridge
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 496.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Natural History, Collecting | Entomology, Collecting | Ornithology, Breeding

See also:

John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32


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Issue 32 (23 August 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 505–07.

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My Adventures on Etna

Anon

Genre:

Short Fiction

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wdct.

Subjects:

Exploration, Vulcanology, Physical Geography, Geology, Accidents


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 507–09.

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Some More About Light-Houses

Anon

Genre:

Poetry, Table, Essay

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [9]

Subjects:

Engineering, Architecture, Machinery, Light, Commerce, Electricity

People mentioned:

John Meldrum Meldrum, Sir John d(. 1645) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Dover Castle Lighthouse, Dover Castle Lighthouse
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Eddystone Lighthouse, Eddystone Lighthouse
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North Foreland Lighthouse, North Foreland Lighthouse, Argyllshire
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Ardnamuchan Point Lighthouse, Ardnamuchan Point Lighthouse
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Tour de Cordouan Lighthouse, Tour de Cordouan Lighthouse
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Plumb Point Lighthouse, Plumb Point Lighthouse, Jamaica
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Trinity House, Trinity House
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Longships Lighthouse, Longships Lighthouse, Cornwall
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Longstone Lighthouse, Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland
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South Stack Lighthouse South Stack Lighthouse, near Holyhead
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 509–10.

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More Ups and Downs

The Author of "Boy and Man", etc., pseud.  [Thomas S Millington] Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Aeronautics, Physics, Force, Mechanics, Matter Theory, Pneumatics


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 511.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving  [6/7]John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 445–46
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 459
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 469–70
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 494
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 526–27

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Natural History, Collecting, Menageries, Disease

People mentioned:

Frederick W Hope, Hope, Frederick William (1797–1862) ODNB
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John O Westwood Westwood, John Obadiah (1805–93) ODNB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 511–12.

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Weather Forecasts. Part V  [5/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Meteorology, Prognostication, Pneumatics, Instruments, Measurement, Chemistry, Heat, Mathematics

People mentioned:

Robert Fitzroy, Fitzroy, Robert (1805–65) DSB
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Galileo Galilei, Galilei, Galileo (1564–1642) DSB
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Scantorius, Scantorius (Italian physician) (fl. 1620) BP1/1/32/5
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Cornelius Drebbel, Drebbel, Cornelius (1572–1633) DSB
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Daniel G Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel (1686-1736) DSB
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René A F de Réaumur Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683–1757) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 512.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting | Chemistry, Zoology | Music, Sound, Instruments | Periodicals, Natural History | Botany | Astronomy, Reading, Textbooks

People mentioned:

John G Wood Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Publications cited:

Milner 1859 Milner, Thomas [1859]. The Heavens and the Earth: or, Familiar Illustrations of Astronomy, London: [n. pub.]
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), [513]–15.

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Horse-Hunting in Texas. Chapter I  [1/2]Anon, 'Horse-Hunting in Texas. Chapter II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), [529]–31

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Anon

Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 515–17.

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Balloons and Parachutes

The Author of "Boy and Man", etc., pseud.  [Thomas S Millington] Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [2]

Subjects:

Aeronautics, Physics, Force, Mechanics, Meteorology, Observation, War

People mentioned:

James Glaisher, Glaisher, James (1809–1903) DSB
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Henry T Coxwell, Coxwell, Henry (Tracey) (1819–1900) ODNB
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John Wise Wise, John (1808–79) WBI
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A Stampede of Wild Horses

Anon

Genre:

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wdct.

Illustrators:

W M Cary Cary, William Montague (1840–1922) WBI
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Subjects:

Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 519.

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Wild Horses in Texas

Anon

Genre:

Travelogue

Subjects:

Animal Development, Animal Behaviour

See also:

Anon, 'A Stampede of Wild Horses', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), facing 519


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 526–27.

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On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. Preserving  [7/7]John G Wood [George A Hutchinson], 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. I—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 431–32
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. II—Killing', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 445–46
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 459
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 469–70
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. IV—Setting', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 494
John G Wood, 'On Killing, Setting, and Preserving Insects. III—Preserving', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Display, Natural History

People mentioned:

Charles Waterton Waterton, Charles (1782–1865) DSB
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Institutions mentioned:

Society of Apothecaries—Apothecaries' Hall Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London—Apothecaries' Hall
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 528.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Entomology, Collecting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 528.

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Prize Competitions. V—"Kindness to Animals"

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

Subjects:

Cruelty, Animal Behaviour


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Issue 34 (6 September 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), [529]–31.

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Horse-Hunting in Texas. Chapter II  [2/2]Anon, 'Horse-Hunting in Texas. Chapter I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), [513]–15

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Genre:

Short Fiction, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Hunting, Animal Behaviour, Physical Geography


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 535–37.

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At the Seaside with the Microscope

Professor Rattray Rattray, James (b. 1835) WBI
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [5]

Illustrators:

A C W, pseud.  [A C W]
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Subjects:

Natural History, Zoology, Microscopy, Light, Instruments, Theory, Observation, Taxonomy


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 540.

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Our Note Book

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Notes



[2] A Plague of Locusts

Subjects:

Entomology, Disease



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 540–41.

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Crocodile Shooting in Africa

Anon

Genre:

Travelogue

Subjects:

Travel, Physical Geography, Animal Behaviour, Hunting

People mentioned:

Paul B Du Chaillu, Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni (1831–1903) CBD
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David Livingstone Livingstone, David (1813–73) ODNB
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Institutions mentioned:

Zoological Gardens Zoological Society of London —Gardens
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Publications cited:

Wilkinson 1847 Wilkinson, John Gardner 1847. A Handbook for Travellers in Egypt: Including Descriptions of the Course of the Nile to the Second Cataract, Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids, and Thebes, the Overland Transit to India, the Peninsula of Mount Sinai, the Oases, &c., 2nd edn, London: John Murray
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 542.

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Our Open Column

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature—Extract; Notes

Publications extracted:

W Canning Canning, W (fl. 1877) Canning 1877
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, Scientific American Scientific American (1845–1900+) BUCOP
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Canning 1877 Canning, W. [1877]. Select Practical Notes and Formulae Relating to Pharmacy, Materia Medica, Chemistry, Therapeutics, etc, with Hints on Dispensing, London: John Davis
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[1] Coloured Fires

Subjects:

Amusement, Chemistry, Light, Heat, Textbooks

Publications cited:

The Times The Times (1777–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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[2] Eddystone Lighthouse Eddystone Lighthouse
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Subjects:

Engineering, Light, Accidents

Institutions mentioned:

Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh
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See also:

Anon, '[2] Coloured Fires', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 480


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 542–43.

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My First Sight of Wild Indians

R Stewart Clough Clough, R Stewart (fl. 1880) WBI
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Genre:

Travelogue

Subjects:

Race, Cultural Geography, Ethnology, Language, Light, Instruments, Magic, Superstition, Military Technology, Microscopy, Entomology, Gender


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 543.

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Weather Forecasts. Part VI  [6/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Subjects:

Meteorology, Pneumatics, Instruments, Measurement, Matter Theory, Chemistry

People mentioned:

Thomas Mason, Mason, Thomas (fl. 1810–37) Clifton 1993
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James Glaisher Glaisher, James (1809–1903) DSB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 543–44.

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Our Prize Competition

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Cruelty, Animal Behaviour, Morality


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 544.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Military Technology, Invention | Aeronautics, Hunting, Health


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Eddystone Lighthouse Eddystone Lighthouse
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Anon

Genre:

News-Commentary

Subjects:

Engineering, Light, Accidents

See also:

Anon, 'Some Boys Who Became Famous. Boys Who Built the Eddystone Lighthouse', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 436–37


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 549–50.

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Captain Judkins Judkins, Capt (fl. 1879) BP1/1/35/2
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of the Scotia Nova Scotia, ship
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Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Steamships, Accidents

See also:

Anon, 'Crossing the Atlantic', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 315–16


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 550.

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Elephants

Anon

Genre:

Notes

Subjects:

Animal Behaviour, Imperialism

Publications cited:

Pollock 1879 Pollock, Frederick Richard 1879. Sports in British Burmah, Assam, and the Cassyah and Jyntiah Hills. With Notes of Sport in the Hilly Districts of the Northern Division, Madras Presidency [...], 2 vols, London: Chapman and Hall
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 550–54.

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Stanley's Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841–1904) ODNB
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Adventures in Africa
  [1/2]Anon, 'Stanley's Adventures in Africa', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 567–70

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Genre:

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Publications extracted:

Stanley 1878 Stanley, Henry Morton 1878. Through the Dark Continent; or, The Sources of the Nile: Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean, 2 vols, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
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Relevant illustrations:

wdct.

Illustrators:

K M, pseud.  [K M]
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Subjects:

Exploration, Travel, Physical Geography, Race, Cultural Geography, Language, Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 555–56.

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Some Typical British Butterflies  [1/3]John G Wood, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 574–75
John G Wood, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 579

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Taxonomy, Anatomy, Language, Animal Development, Natural History

See also:

Anon, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), facing [i]


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 556–57.

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The Nautilus Nautilus, ship
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Voyage
  [7/7]The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 348–49
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 362–63
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 389–90
The Captain, 'The Voyage of the Nautilus', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 414–15

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Anon

Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Exploration, Navigation, Instruments


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 557.

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The Seaweed Album

Anon

Genre:

Instructions

Relevant illustrations:

wdct. [5]

Subjects:

Botany, Natural History, Collecting, Reading


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 558–59.

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Robinson Crusoe's Island

W B Keer, MA Keer, William Brown (b. 1827?) WBI
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Genre:

Essay

Subjects:

Exploration, Physical Geography, Vulcanology, Imperialism, Commerce

People mentioned:

Alexander Selkirk Selkirk, Alexander (1676–1721) ODNB
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Publications cited:

Defoe 1719 Defoe, Daniel 1719. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years, All Alone in an Un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having Been Cast On Shore By Shipwreck, Whereon All the Men Perished But Himself. With an Account How He Was At Last as Strangely Deliver'd By Pyrates, London: W. Taylor
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 560–61.

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Weather Forecasts. Part VII  [7/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 575–76

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Subjects:

Heat, Instruments, Meteorology, Measurement

People mentioned:

Daniel Rutherford, Rutherford, Daniel (1749–1819) ODNB
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James Six Six, James (1730–93) ODNB
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Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 560.

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Correspondence

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Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Natural History, Language, Religious Authority | Entomology, Collecting

People mentioned:

John G Wood Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Issue 36 (20 September 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 565–67.

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A Night in a Ceylon Jungle

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Genre:

Travelogue

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Subjects:

Travel, Exploration, Physical Geography, Animal Behaviour, Hunting, Cultural Geography


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 567–70.

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Stanley's Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (1841–1904) ODNB
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Adventures in Africa
  [2/2]Anon, 'Stanley's Adventures in Africa', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 550–54

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Genre:

Extract, Serial

Publications extracted:

Stanley 1878 Stanley, Henry Morton 1878. Through the Dark Continent; or, The Sources of the Nile: Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean, 2 vols, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
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Subjects:

Exploration, Travel, Physical Geography, Race, Cultural Geography, Language, Animal Behaviour, Hunting


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 571–73.

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Some Boys Who Became Famous. The Boys Who Built London Bridge London Bridge
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Regular Feature, Essay

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Subjects:

Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Engineers, Education, Skill, Universities, Mathematics, Transport, Zoological Gardens, Piety, Endeavour, Creativity


    Describes the life of John Rennie Rennie, John (1761–1821) ODNB
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and his son John Rennie Rennie, Sir John (1794–1874) ODNB
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. Begins by noting that when he was born in 1761, 'Railways and telegraphy were of course unknown; canals were few, roads were bad, bridges vile!', and that there were only a few bridges spanning the Thames, and that 'There were no engineers in England, strictly speaking, and what work was done was the result of the genius of self-educated men like Watt Watt, James (1736–1819) DSB
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, Smeaton Smeaton, John (1724–92) DSB
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, William Edwards Edwards, William (1719–89) ODNB
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and John Rennie Rennie, John (1761–1821) ODNB
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'. Considers Rennie to have been a 'born mechanic' who early displayed 'astonishing skill' with tools and built mechanical models in his spare time. Describes his apprenticeship to Andrew Meikle Meikle, Andrew (1719–1811) ODNB
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who was also 'astonished' with Rennie's mechanical skills. (571) Proceeds to describes how Rennie learnt mathematics at school, studied at the University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh
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, and his collaboration with Watt on the construction of the Albion Mills Albion Mills, Blackfriars
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, buildings which were later destroyed by fire and which inspired engineers to use iron instead of wood for construction materials. Goes on to describe Rennie's other successes including canal-building, the drainage of the Lincoln and Cambridge fens, and bridge-building. Details the life of the younger Rennie who helped his father construct London Bridge London Bridge
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. Stresses his determination to 'graduate from the lowest point of his profession', his earnest study of mechanical and intellectual subjects, and his determination to assist his father in the construction of Waterloo Bridge Waterloo Bridge
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(572). The younger Rennie was then sent to the Continent to continue his learning and where he met several 'distinguished people' including Humphry Davy Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet (1778–1829) DSB ODNB
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and Michael Faraday Faraday, Michael (1791–1867) DSB
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, and endured several unpleasant experiences. Describes the younger Rennie's achievements in harbour and bridge construction, and his collaboration with Davy on the establishment of the Zoological Gardens Zoological Society of London —Gardens
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. Emphasises that the younger Rennie's motto was 'to be true and thorough' and that obstacles were sources of energy to him, and concludes by noting how Rennie thanked God for allowing him 'to do the little that I have done' (573). The illustrations show the first London Bridge and the predecessor of Rennie's bridge as it appeared during the severe winter of 1813.



Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 573–74.

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Heights and Flights

The Author of "Under a Cloud", etc., pseud.  [Thomas S Millington] Millington, Thomas Street (b. 1821) WBI
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Genre:

Short Fiction, Dialogue

Subjects:

Aeronautics, Mechanics, Force, Energy, Invention, Physical Geography, Animal Behaviour


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 574–75.

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Some Typical British Butterflies  [2/3]John G Wood, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 555–56
John G Wood, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 579

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Taxonomy, Anatomy, Language, Animal Development, Natural History

People mentioned:

Edward Newman Newman, Edward (1801–76) ODNB
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See also:

Anon, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), facing [i]


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 575–76.

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Weather Forecasts. Part VII  [8/8]A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part I', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 350–51
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part II', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 383–84
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part III', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 446–47
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part IV', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 464
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part V', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 511–12
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VI', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 543
A A Wood, 'Weather Forecasts. Part VII', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 560–61

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A A Wood FCS, Author of "Pleasant Hours with the Magic Lantern", etc. Wood, A A (fl. 1879) BP1/1/1/5
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Genre:

Essay, Instructions, Serial

Relevant illustrations:

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Subjects:

Meteorology, Heat, Pneumatics, Instruments, Measurement, Mapping

People mentioned:

John F W Herschel, Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792–1871) DSB ODNB
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James Glaisher Glaisher, James (1809–1903) DSB
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Issue 37 (27 September 1879)Expand    Contract

Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 579.

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Some Typical British Butterflies  [3/3]John G Wood, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 555–56
John G Wood, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), 574–75

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Rev. J G Wood, MA, FLS Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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Genre:

Essay, Serial

Subjects:

Entomology, Animal Behaviour, Taxonomy, Anatomy, Language, Animal Development, Natural History

See also:

Anon, 'Some Typical British Butterflies', Boy's Own Paper, 1 (1879), facing [i]


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 587–88.

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Prize Competitions. VI—"Bird's-Nesting"

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial, Announcement

Subjects:

Ornithology, Cruelty, Animal Behaviour, Morality


Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 588.

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Correspondence

Anon

Genre:

Regular Feature, Editorial Reply

Subjects:

Disease, Physiology, Medical Treatment, Periodicals | Hunting | Chemistry, Experiment, Amusement

People mentioned:

John G Wood, Wood, John George (1827–89) ODNB
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John Scoffern Scoffern, John (1814–82) COPAC
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Publications cited:

Lancet Lancet (1823–1900+) Waterloo Directory
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