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Transnational Books for Children 1750-1900: Producers, consumers, encounters
Edited by Charlotte Appel, Nina Christensen and M.O. Grenby
[Children’s Literature, Culture, and Cognition 15] 2023
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Texts by the Nelsons

The “Nelson Family Juvenilia Collection of Pamela Russell and Murray McClellan, ca. 1892–1895” is held in the Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College’s Frost Library (MA.00249)
Bibliographical details and digitized images of this material, including all the texts referred to in this chapter (listed separately below), are available at [URL].

Writings about daily life

Nelson, Arthur, Elmer, Hial, Ida, and Walter
The Worlds and Works of the Nelson Brothers. Writings about daily life [URL]
1897Sketches of Our Home Life. Volume 1.Google Scholar
Nelson, Elmer
1899My Library.Google Scholar
Nelson, Ida Farr
1940Sketch of the Life of Mrs. Ida Farr Nelson: written at the request of her granddaughter Mrs. Doris Nelson Newman.Google Scholar

Library of homemade books and periodicals

Nelson, Arthur, Elmer, Hial, Ida, and Walter
The Worlds and Works of the Nelson Brothers. Nelson Homemade Books. [URL]
American Family Robinson
2 vols.
Chit Chat.
Complete Geography of the World
Complete History of Big Continent
Fragment 15 – Horse Rase Anthology
Gazetter of the World
History of Long Continent
History of the Wourld.
Intellectual Farmer
Military Uniforms
Mountain News
Nelson Bros. Novelties (seed catalogue)
Nelson Bros Seedsmen
Seven Days in the Country
Thirty Days War
Weekly Telegram
Western World

Other primary sources

Dickens, Charles
1852 and 1854A Child’s History of England. 2 vols. London: Bradbury & Evans (first published serially in Household Words 1851–1853).Google Scholar
1854A Child’s History of England. 2 vols. Boston: Jenks, Hickling & Swan.Google Scholar
1890A Child’s History of England. 2 vols. Boston: Estes & Lauriat. (earlier printings 1868, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1886, and 1888).Google Scholar
Hall, G. Stanley
1897The Story of a Sand-Pile. New York: E. L. Kellogg & Co.Google Scholar

Secondary sources

Anderson, Benedict R.
1991Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Revised edition. London & New York: Verso (first published 1983).Google Scholar
Benjamin, Walter
1968Unpacking my library: A talk about book collecting. In Illuminations. Essays and Reflections, Hannah Arendt (ed) & Harry Zohn (trans), 59–68. New York: Schocken (first published 1931).Google Scholar
Bernstein, Robin
2011Racial Innocence. Performing American Childhood and Race from Slavery to Civil Rights, New York: New York University Press.Google Scholar
Chudacoff, Howard P.
2007Children at Play. An American History. New York: New York University Press.Google Scholar
de Certeau, Michel
1984The Practice of Everyday Life. Translated by Steven F. Rendall. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar
Deloria, Philip J.
1999Playing Indian. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
Dimock, Wai Chee
2006Through Other Continents. American Literature across Deep Time. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
Jann, Rosemary
1987Fact, fiction, and interpretation in “A Child’s History of England”. Dickens Quarterly 4: 199–205.Google Scholar
MacKeith, Stephen & Cohen, David
1992The Development of Imagination. The Private Worlds of Childhood. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
McGill, Meredith L.
2007American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834–1853. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (first published 2003).Google Scholar
Merveldt, Nikola von
2017Mapping the new citizen – pedagogy of cartophobia: Philanthropic geographies in the Late Enlightenment. In Maps and Mapping in Children’s Literature. Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes, Nina Goga & Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (eds), 41–58. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Sánchez-Eppler, Karen
2011Castaways: The Swiss Family Robinson, child bookmakers, and the possibilities of literary flotsam. In The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Literature, Julia L. Mickenberg & Lynne Vallone (eds), 433–454. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Sicart, Miguel
2014Play Matters. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Vallone, Lynne
2018Big and Small. A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies. New Haven: Yale University Press. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Winnicott, D. W.
1986Living creatively: An amalgamation of two drafts of a talk prepared for the progressive league 1970. In Home Is Where We Start From. Essays by a Psychoanalyst, Clare Winnicott, Ray Shepherd & Madeleine Davis (eds), 39–54. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.Google Scholar