Finding Aid for the Margery Turner Fisher Papers, 1937-1992

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Margery Turner Fisher Papers, 1937-1992

Collection number: 355

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division

Los Angeles, CA

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Margery Turner Fisher Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1992
Collection number: 355
Creator: Fisher, Margery Turner, 1913-
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 42 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Margery Turner Fisher (1913-1992) was an author and critic. She taught English at Oundle School (1939-45), organized courses on reading and writing for pleasure, and created her own journal, Growing point, for reviewing children's books. The collection consists of journals, annotated card index, illustrations, notes, correspondence, clippings, published books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, lectures, articles and reviews, and memorabilia.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

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[Identification of item], Margery Turner Fisher Papers (Collection 355). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233023 


Fisher was born Margery Turner in 1913 in Camberwell, London, England; B.Litt and MA from Somerville College, Oxford; became author and critic; taught English at Oundle School, 1939-45; organized courses on reading and writing for pleasure for the National Federation of Women's Institutes; in 1962, created her own journal, Growing point, for reviewing children's books; publications include Field day (1951), Intent upon reading: a critical appraisal of modern fiction for children (1961), Matters of fact: aspects of non-fiction for children (1972), Who's who in children's books (1975), and The bright face of danger (1986); she died on December 24, 1992 in Northampton, England.

Biographical Narrative

Margery Fisher became one of the world's most knowledgeable authorities on books written for children. She acquired this reputation through her publications and the review of children's books Growing Point which she edited and published for thirty years; and this reputation in turn led to her being sought and her involvement with organizations concerned with such books throughout the world.
Born in England, she spend her childhood in New Zealand, returning to England in 1932 to go to Somerville College, Oxford. In 1936 she married James Fisher, who was to become known worldwide as an ornothologist and TV naturalist. During the war she taught in a boys' public school which provided the background for her first novel Field Day in 1951. While bringing up six children, she continued to write and to review books, collaborating with her husband on Shackleton, a biography in 1957; but it was the almost total lack of guidance about books written for children that led her first to review them, in magazines and on the radio, and then in 1961 to produce her first major contribution in this field: ...Intent upon Reading: a critical appraisal of modern fiction for children.
This book quickly became a classic and, as a continuation of the research she had had to do to produce it, she started Growing Point, a small magazine which she edited and published. It was described on the cover as Margery Fisher's regular review of books for growing families of the English reading world and for parents, teachers, librarians and other guardians. Each issue contained at least on major review, a number of short reviews and, most imaginatively, group reviews of collections of books covering similar subjects or age groups. This magazine appeared regularly and was read throughout the English speaking world for thirty years, from 1962 to 1992 when she finally closed it down
She quickly became the doyen among reviewers of children's books, and her unique standing in this field was as quickly recognized. In 1966 she was the first recipient of the Eleanor Farjeon Award; and in 1970 she was invited to give the first May Hill Arbuthnot lecture by the American Library Association.
Her own published work continued to expand her field: anthologies such as Open Door; encyclopedias such as Who's Who in Children's Books; and in 1972 ... Intent upon Reading was followed by the complementary volume: Matters of Fact, aspects of non-fiction for children. A further extension of this set came, in 1986, with The Bright Face of Danger which explored the likenesses and differences between adventure stories written and published for adults and those written and published for children.
In 1992 she wrote GP has always been a personal journal and written, with very few exceptions, by myself. . . it is appropriate for it to come to a complete end. She intended to concentrate on writing children's fiction herself. Sadly, she did not have the opportunity.
Note: She was known as Angus by her friends since her college days - see many letters addressed to her under that name.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of journals, annotated card index, illustrations, notes, correspondence, clippings, published books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, lectures, articles and reviews, and memorabilia.

Expanded Scope and Content

The best and most widely known contribution of Margery Fisher to the field of children's literature is her bi-monthly review Growing Point. This archive is particularly interesting because it covers every aspect of this specific enterprise from its inception to its deliberate conclusion: thirty years of a unique review.
In addition, the period was in itself important, one of renaissance in children's books to which Growing Point itself significantly contributed. Attitudes were turned around, children's literature became a respected academic subject, recognized as an independent genre, books written for children were reviewed seriously and regularly, and their authors were ranked alongside those writing for adults.
However, Growing Point must be seen in its context, and this archive provides this. Clearly, Margery Fisher always intended to be a writer; and she was also a well-disciplined scholar. Before she started the magazine, she had reviewed children's books and written about them for various publications for a number of years. With ...Intent upon Reading, she formalized and compiled a critique of children's fiction for the thirty years 1930-1960. For the next thirty years, her magazine kept up this unique scan of material; and with Matters of Fact covering non-fiction, and the various anthologies, her books and the magazine complemented each other.
With The Bright Face of Danger, in 1986, she broke new ground, comparing two worlds of adventure, that of adults and that of children. The many folders of her notes in this archive demonstrate the complexity of this undertaking.
Understandably, a large part of the archive consists of correspondence, most of it spread through the various files. Nearly every writer of books for children is represented.
Also demonstrated by the files, as well as the prolific and varied range of her articles, is the number of organizations that called upon her for assistance and advice, as the unequalled expert in her chosen field. These papers encompass the history of the last sixty years of children's literature.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Fisher, Margery Turner, 1913- --Archives.
Women authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.
Women periodical editors--England--Archival resources.

Container List



Box 48, Folder 5

Address books and datebooks, 1970.


Andre Deutsch (Publisher)

Box 59, Folder 6

Correspondence, notes, 1973-1974.


Articles and Reviews

Box 56, Folder 5

In The Christian Science Monitor. Correspondence, clips, typescripts, 1966-1967.

Box 56, Folder 6

In Mother magazine. Clips, correspondence, typescripts, 1967-1980.

Box 56, Folder 7

In School Librarian. Clips, correspondence, typescripts, 1967-1969.

Box 57, Folder 1

In Housewife magazine. Correspondence, notes, clips, 1951-1961.

Box 57, Folder 2

In Signal. Correspondence, clips, typescipt. Copies of magazine, 1956-1992.

Box 57, Folder 3

Broadcast reviews on BBC World of Books and Network Three. Correspondence, typescripts, 1954-1965.

Box 57, Folder 4

In the Sunday Times Christmas Pages. Correspondence. Clips in oversize box, 1966-77.

Box 57, Folder 5

In the Sunday Times. Correspondence, clips, typescripts, 1966-1971.

Box 57, Folder 6

In the Sunday Times. Correspondence, clips, typescripts, 1972-1984.

Box 58, Folder 1

Reports on books for publishers A-L, 1989-1990.

Box 58, Folder 2

Reports on books for publishers A-L, 1991-1992.

Box 60, Folder 1

For Tyne Tees Television. Transcript, correspondence, reproductions of books, 1969.

Box 60, Folder 2

For Jackanory. Correspondence, reports, 1966-1973.

Box 60, Folder 8

For Brockhampton Press. Correspondence, typescripts, 1962-1972.

Box 60, Folder 9

For Collins. Typescripts, 1953-1955.

Box 61, Folder 1

Reports on children's books for publishers. Correspondence, typescripts, 1960-1972.

Box 61, Folder 2

Reports on children's books for miscellaneous publishers. Correspondence, typescripts, 1960-1981.

Box 62, Folder 2

Clippings of articles about children's literature, correspondence, research material, 1962-1989.

Box 66, Folder 3

Published in Sunday Times, 1966-1977.


Adult Books

Box 56, Folder 4

Correspondence, clips, typescripts, 1956-1980.


Children's Books

Box 56, Folder 2

Correspondence, clips, typescript, notes, 1961-1979.

Box 56, Folder 3

Correspondence, clips, typescripts, 1962-1988.


Author Bibliographies

Box 7

Children's Fiction Go-He.

Box 8

Children's Fiction Hea-Ja.

Box 1

Children's Fiction Anonymous-Bak.

Box 2

Children's Fiction Bal-Bon.

Box 20

Children's Books Criticism & History A-Z. Poetry A-Z.

Box 3

Children's Fiction Boon-Ce.

Box 4

Children's Fiction Cha-Cz.

Box 5

Children's Fiction D-E.

Box 6

Children's Fiction F-Gi.

Box 9

Children's Fiction Je-La.

Box 10

Children's Fiction Le-Mac.

Box 11

Children's Fiction Mas-My.

Box 12

Children's Fiction N-Pi.

Box 13

Children's Fiction Pl-Ro.

Box 14

Children's Fiction Ru-Sq.

Box 15

Children's Fiction St-To.

Box 16

Children's Fiction Tr-Wik.

Box 17

Children's Fiction Wil-Z. Adult Fiction A-Z.



Boxes 32-36

MLEF research cards (5 boxes).



Box 69, Folder 1





Born a Victorian

Box 59, Folder 2

The memories of L.E. Turner. Manuscript, 1964.

Box 59, Folder 3



Bright Face of Danger

Box 53, Folder 1

Reviews, 1986.

Box 53, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1986-1987.

Box 53, Folder 3

Working notes, general correspondence with publishers, covers 1961-1985(?).

Box 53, Folder 4

General research material, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 5

Research material on characters (the hero), n.d.

Box 53, Folder 6

Research material on settings in space and futuristic adventures, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 7

Research material on biography and autobiography, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 8

Research material on settings in Africa, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 9

Listings of adventure books according to date published, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 10

Research material on themes and conventions. 3/4 Aggression theory and research, violence in fiction, comics, tv series, adult and junior detective stories, politics and thrillers, spy and war stories, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 11

Research material on settings or under themes: 3/4 Ruritania, chivalry and honor, cloak and dagger, history pastiches, Northwest frontier, military honour, Jacobites, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 12

Research material on criticism of adventure genre, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 13

General research material, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 14

Research on narrative technique, style, and voice, n.d.

Box 53, Folder 15

Research material on serials: 3/4 Flash Gordon, Dan Dare and the magazines which carried serials like Collins magazine for Boys and Girls, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 1

Research material on criticism and theories of fiction, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 2

Research material on the psychological effects of adventure, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 3

Research material on education and morality, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 4

Research material on critical attitudes, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 5

Research material on characters (the villain), n.d.

Box 54, Folder 6

Research material on characters (children in groups, serials and sequences), n.d.

Box 54, Folder 7

Research material on minor characters: The solitary horseman, the car, the omniscient uncle, the faithful servant, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 8

Research material on South American settings: Revolution and treasure, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 9

Footnotes (?), Chapters 1-16, Manuscript Draft, Chapters 1-7, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 10

Manuscript with note to publisher. Chapters 8-16, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 11

Research materials on juvenile themes, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 12

Research material on critic's attitudes towards depictions of women, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 13

Research materials on critic's attitudes toward racist depictions, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 14

Research materials on travel adventures, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 15

Research material on the depictions of geographical frontiers - Wild West, Red Indians, New Zealand, Australia, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 16

Studies of market values and best seller lists, n.d.

Box 54, Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes on individual authors, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 1

Adventure stories reading lists, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 2

Research material on stories set at sea, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 3

Carbons of discarded manuscript sheets, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 4

First Draft. Book 1, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 5

First Draft. Book 2, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 6

First Draft. Book 3, n.d.


Classics for Children and Young Adults

Box 65, Folder 2

Research material on historical fiction, n.d.

Box 65, Folder 3

Research material, correspondence, 1960-1972.

Box 61, Folder 7

Typescript, n.d.

Box 61, Folder 8

Correspondence with Signal (publisher), publicity and research materials, 1983-1986.

Box 62, Folder 1

Copy of published work, 1986.

Box 65, Folder 4

Research material [newsprint], n.d.


Field Day

Box 64, Folder 9

Reviews and correspondence: 3/4 Including J.B. Priestley, Cony Beare, Julian Huxley, 1951-1952.


Henry Treece

Box 56, Folder 1

Correspondence and notes, 1967-1971.


Intent Upon Reading

Box 64, Folder 7

Correspondence, notes, 1959-1962.

Box 64, Folder 8

Reviews, 1961.


John Masefield

Box 60, Folder 5

Letters received from John Masefield, 1963.

Box 60, Folder 6

Correspondence, clips, 1960-1967.

Box 60, Folder 7

Correspondence, research material, print of John Masefield, n.d.



Box 64, Folder 6

Discarded pieces, clippings, correspondence, notes, 1972-1973.


Matters of Fact

Box 64, Folder 10

Correspondence, notes, 1965-1973.

Box 65, Folder 1

Reviews and correspondence, 1967-1976.


Memoirs of a London Doll

Box 55, Folder 7

Research material, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 8

Letters and notes, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 9

Photocopies of three letters from R.H. Horne to Edgar Allen Poe, n.d.

Box 55, Folder 10

Correspondence and reviews of MF's introduction, 1961.

Box 69, Folder 4

Letters from Horne to Carndale 1844-46. Microfilm, n.d.


Open the Door

Box 64, Folder 3

Reviews, correspondence, 1963-1976.

Box 64, Folder 4

American edition. Reviews and correspondence, 1966-1968.


The House on Water Street

Box 58, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1986-1990.

Box 58, Folder 4

Typescript, n.d.


The Hut

Box 58, Folder 7

Synopsis, maps, photographs, letters, 1961.


Who's Who in Children's Literature

Box 63, Folder 9

Correspondence re: reprint and additions, 1986-1987.

Box 63, Folder 10

Correspondence, notes, 1972-1985.

Box 64, Folder 1

Discarded pieces, n.d.

Box 64, Folder 2

Reviews, publicity, letters from readers, 1975-1977.


Women Sewing

Box 58, Folder 8

Original version of part two, n.d.


World of Animals

Box 64, Folder 5

Reviews and correspondence, 1961-1962.


Center for Children's Literature

Box 59, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1968-1992.


Children's Book Centre

Box 59, Folder 7

Articles submitted, 1964-1965.


Conference on Recent Children's Fiction

Box 62, Folder 6

University of Exeter, 1969-71.



Box 59, Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1962-1992.


Denham College Courses

Box 63, Folder 3

Clippings and programs, 1959-1965.

Box 63, Folder 4

Syllabi, correspondence, lists of students, evaluations, 1959-1965.

Box 63, Folder 5

Syllabi, correspondence, evaluations, lists of students, programs, 1964-1968.

Box 63, Folder 6

Syllabi, correspondence, evaluations, lists of students, 1966-1973.

Box 63, Folder 7

Syllabi, correspondence, lists of students, programs, evaluations, 1973-1984.


Eleanor Farjeon Award

Box 60, Folder 4

Correspondence, clips, 1966.


Growing Point

Box 37, Folder 1

Letters from subscribers, 1961-1968.

Box 37, Folder 2

Letters from subscribers, 1962-1974.

Box 37, Folder 3

Letters from subscribers, 1962-1976.

Box 37, Folder 4

Letters from subscribers, 1967-1992.

Box 37, Folder 5

Letters from subscribers, 1962-1969.

Box 38, Folder 1

Letters from subscribers, 1962-1967.

Box 38, Folder 2

Letters from subscribers, 1968-1989.

Box 38, Folder 3

Letters from subscribers, 1965-1985.

Box 38, Folder 4

Letters from subscribers, 1971-1974.

Box 38, Folder 5

Letters from subscribers, 1979-1990.

Box 38, Folder 6

Letters from subscribers, 1977-1991.

Box 39, Folder 1

Letters from subscribers - re the end of publication of Growing Point, 1992.

Box 39, Folder 2

Letters and materials from contributors. File 1 of 5, 1964-1988.

Box 39, Folder 3

Letters and materials from contributors. File 2 of 5, 1963-1990.

Box 39, Folder 4

Letters and materials from contributors. File 3 of 5, 1963-1990.

Box 39, Folder 5

Letters and materials from contributors. File 4 of 5, 1962-1967.

Box 39, Folder 6

Letters and materials from contributors. File 5 of 5, 1969-1979.

Box 39, Folder 7

Correspondence with illustrator Trevor Stubley, 1976-1977.

Box 39, Folder 8

Correspondence re: production of the magazine, 1962-1984.

Box 39, Folder 9

Letters from authors-Including Philippa Pearce, Andre Norton, Faith Jacques, John Rowe Townsend, 1966-1990.

Box 39, Folder 10

General correspondence, n.d.

Box 40, Folder 1

Bank sheets and receipted bills, 1970.

Box 40, Folder 2

Bank statements, foreign conversions, check stubs, 1973-1974.

Box 40, Folder 3

Bank statements, foreign statements, check stubs, 1974-1975.

Box 40, Folder 4

Receipted bills, bank statements, check stubs, 1975-1976.

Box 40, Folder 5

Bank statements, check stubs, receipted bills, 1976.

Box 40, Folder 6

Bank statements, check stubs, receipted bills, 1976-1977.

Box 41, Folder 1

Bank statements, check stubs, receipted bills, 1980-1981.

Box 41, Folder 2

Disallowable domestic expenses, 1976.

Box 41, Folder 3

Allowable domestic expenses, 1976.

Box 41, Folder 4

Receipts - car, 1976-1977.

Box 41, Folder 5

Sample subscription form, n.d.

Box 41, Folder 6

Estimates for the production of Growing Point, 1966.

Box 41, Folder 7

Circulation figures, 1964-1990.

Box 41, Folder 11

Bibliographies of books for review, 1983-1991.

Box 41, Folder 12

Bibliographies of books received for review, 1974-1983.

Box 41, Folder 13

Bibliography for Old Favorites feature, 1962-1989.

Box 42

Cash receipts records, April 1973-March 1976.

Box 43

Cash receipts records, July 1975-June 1992.

Box 44

Printing blocks for illustrations, n.d.

Box 45

Printing blocks for illustrations, n.d.

Box 46

Printing blocks for illustrations, n.d.

Box 47, Folder 1

Typescript and galley proofs, n.d.

Box 47, Folder 2

Subscription reminders, n.d.

Box 47, Folder 3

Posthumous orders, n.d.

Box 47, Folder 4

Letter and address books, n.d.

Box 47, Folder 5

Letter books, 1971-1979.

Box 47, Folder 6

Illustrations for Growing Point, n.d.

Box 47, Folder 7

Letter from Publishers A-G, 1962-1992.

Box 48, Folder 1

Letters from Publishers H-R, 1962-1992.

Box 48, Folder 2

Letters from Publishers S-W (end), 1964-1992.

Box 48, Folder 3

Reviews received for Growing Point and Intent Upon Reading, 1962-1966.

Box 48, Folder 4

Letters received with reviews and list of places to send for reviews, n.d.

Box 49

Publications vol.1-15 set 1-A complete run of Growing Point does not exist in this collection, n.d.

Box 50

Publications vol.16-30 set 1, n.d.

Box 51

Publications vol.1-15 set 2, n.d.

Box 52

Publications vol.16-30 set 2, n.d.


International Board for Books for Young People (IBBY)

Box 61, Folder 5

Conference. Nice. Correspondence, notes for report, 1971-1972.

Box 61, Folder 6

Hans Christian Andersen Medal, 1967-1973.

Box 61, Folder 3

Committee reports, photographs, correspondence, 1969-1982.

Box 61, Folder 4

Hans Christian Andersen Award. Correspondence, information about nominees and winners, 1961-1978.


Introductions, Forewords

Box 59, Folder 10

Correspondence, typescripts, 1964-1970.


Items Collected

Box 41, Folder 8

Blank notecards, n.d.

Box 41, Folder 9

Goosecards with messages from friends and family, n.d.

Box 48, Folder 6

James Thurber cartoons clipped from the New Yorker, c. 1930.

Box 48, Folder 7

Charles Madge's poems and articles, 1937-1939.

Box 66, Folder 2

Sally Benson essays and James Thurber cartoons, 1937.

Box 69, Folder 2

Death Comes to the Party. Sound recording, n.d.


Lecture Tour/Lectures



Box 62, Folder 5

Correspondence, clippings, typescript of speech, 1975.


New Zealand

Box 62, Folder 4

Correspondence, clippings, transcript of interview, 1972.


International Summer Seminar on Children's Literature

Box 62, Folder 8

Baltimore, Maryland. Correspondence, notes, program, 1973.


Lecture: Mary Hill Arbuthnot

Box 63, Folder 2

Correspondence, typescript of lectures, lecture programs, 1969-1970.


Santillana Conference

Box 62, Folder 3

Madrid. Minutes of meeting, correspondence, photographs, 1971.


Lectures on Children's Books

Box 62, Folder 7

Typescripts and list of lectures, 1956-1975.


Lectures on Various Authors

Box 58, Folder 6

Notes 3/4 On Ivy Compton Burnett, Horace Walpole, Edith Wharton, etc., c1960.


International Research Society for Children's literature

Box 63, Folder 1

Exeter 1978. Bordeaux 1983. Correspondence, typescript of lecture, meeting program, 1978-1983.


Letters Received

Box 59, Folder 9

from authors---Nina Bawden, Gillian Avery, A.S. Byatt. Faith Jacques, Philippa Pearce, B.B. Watkins Pitchford, Zohar Shavit, Pamela Sykes, 1956-1992.


Miscellaneous Fiction

Box 59, Folder 1

Notes, n.d.


Monograph: Notes on the Sources of Some of Middleton's London Plays

Box 58, Folder 5

Copies of publication, 1939.


National Book League

Box 60, Folder 3

Correspondence, copies of publications, 1958-1967.


Publications Collected

Box 67

Miscellaneous journals: Signal, The Junior Bookshelf, Phaedrus, n.d.

Box 68

Miscellaneous journals and bibliographies: Bookbird, Top of the News, Horn Book, Children's Literature Abstracts, n.d.



Box 59, Folder 8

Correspondence advocating reprints of particular children's books, 1981-1982.


Research Material

Box 48, Folder 8

Offprints of literary criticism, n.d.

Box 65, Folder 5

Articles on practice of criticism of children's books, n.d.

Box 66, Folder 1

Clippings about writing style and children's literature, 1961-1983.

Box 69, Folder 3

Letters from Willa and Mary Howitt to Eliza Noteyard 1847. Microfilm, n.d.



Box 59, Folder 4

Letters received, clips, 1992.


Short Stories and Synopses

Box 58, Folder 9

Correspondence, clips, typescripts, c. 1940.


Souvenir: The Journal of the Violet Needham Society

Box 63, Folder 8

Copies of publication, 1990-1992.


Subject Bibliographies

Box 18

Children's Fiction. Notebooks 1-39. Each notebook has a different subject.

Box 21

Information Books: History/Geography, Exploration, Biography & Autobiography. Junior Concept Books.

Box 22

Information Books: History/Geography, Religions.

Box 23

Information Books: Science.

Box 24

Information Books: Hobbies/Activities.

Box 25

Information Books: Education, Careers, Poetry 85/86, Dolls, Arts. Four notebook bibliographies: Growing Point (Titles of Features, reminders, special reviews, blocks used, Old Favorites).

Box 26

Information Books: Transport/Communciations, Technology, Technology & Social Life, Institutions.

Boxes 27-29

Information Books Unsorted (3 boxes).

Boxes 29-31

[Fiction] Unsorted (3 boxes).

Box 39, Folder 11

19th century children's books, n.d.

Box 41, Folder 10

Bibliography card file dividers not used, n.d.


Subject/Publisher Bibliographies

Box 19

Animal Stories A-Z. Richard Hengist Horne. Information Books (subject) Agriculture, Archeology, Anthropology, Biology, Exploration, Geography, History, Literature, Music, Miscellaneous Information, Natural History, etc. Information Books (publishers) A-Z.