Periodicals/The Girl's Own Paper

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The clearance line for any issues of Girl's Own Paper through to the end of 1922 is 20051018110503klickmann.


About The Girl's Own Paper

The Girl's Own Paper was published between 1880 and 1965 by the Religious Tract Society as a sister publication to its popular Boy's Own Paper. It was the editor's intention that the new magazine should appeal to servant girls as well as young ladies of the middle class, but despite the inclusion of simple recipes and needlework instructions, the Girl's Own Paper became best known for its fiction.

Every issue is beautifully illustrated and contains a mixture of serialised fiction, short stories, poetry, household tips, needlework and knitting patterns, recipes and other instructive articles.

I'm going to put each 16-page weekly issue through as a separate project and then produce a combined volume for the annual which will include the index for the year. I'll update this post with links to the projects as they become available.


Volumes currently being scanned:

  • Vol. 5 (October 1883 - September 1884)
  • Vol. 6 (October 1884 - September 1885)
  • Vol. 7 (October 1885 - September 1886)
  • Vol. 8 (October 1886 - September 1887)
  • Vol. 13 (October 1891 - September 1892)
  • Vol. 14 (October 1892 - September 1893)
  • Vol. 15 (October 1893 - September 1894)
  • Vol. 20 (October 1898 - September 1899)
  • Vol. 25 (October 1904 - September 1905)
  • Vol. 28 (October 1906 - September 1907)
  • Vol. 36 (October 1914 - September 1915)
  • Vol. 38 (October 1916 - September 1917)
  • Vol. 41 (October 1919 - September 1920)


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No special instructions. The OCR should be fairly good, except for a couple of pages where my scanner had trouble with the gutters. I've included the greyscale scans of these pages, which should be readable by the human eye, but you will have to do some typing in. If you can't make anything out, please post in the discussion thread and I'll check my physical copy.
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The Girl's Own Paper
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The Girl's Own Paper was published between 1880 and 1965 by the Religious Tract Society as a sister publication to its popular Boy's Own Paper. It was the editor's intention that the new magazine should appeal to servant girls as well as young ladies of the middle class, but despite the inclusion of simple recipes and needlework instructions, the Girl's Own Paper became best known for its fiction.<br>
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Every issue is beautifully illustrated and contains a mixture of serialised fiction, short stories, poetry, household tips, needlework and knitting patterns, recipes and other instructive articles.<br>
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This issue contains:
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<li>A Dream of Queen's Gardens: A Story for Girls--In Two Parts: Part II.</li>
<li>Hints on Modelling Clay.</li>
<li>Love On, Love Ever.</li>
<li>Dress: In Season and In Reason.</li>
<li>The Shepherd's Fairy: Chapter IV.</li>
<li>A Princess Who Lived Two Lives: A Romance of History.</li>
<li>Varieties.</li>
<li>Merle's Crusade: Chapter IV.</li>
<li>Answers to Correspondents.</li>
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