Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Merry's Museum Subscription Receipt

Children's and juvenile magazines of the 19th century were a great place for up and coming authors to get their starts. One of the key journals was Robert Merry's Museum. This journal which was published between 1841 and 1872 and is one of the best known of the era.

In a number of years Peter Parley (Samuel Griswold Goodrich) was an editor.
Here is a great bit of ephemera. This is a receipt for a subscription for 1856. The publisher as can be seen was S.T. Allen.

For more about juvenile periodicals of 19th century see:

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