The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21). rn VOLUME XVII. Later National Literature, Part II.

XIX. Later Magazines


[Note. For the early years of magazines founded before 1850, see, also, the Bibliography to Book II, Chap. XX.

There are no complete and satisfactory check-lists of American literary periodicals, but those listed below furnish, though often in inconvenient form, most of the material needed by the ordinary student.]


British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books: Periodical Publications. London, 1899–1900.

Co-operative list of Periodical Literature in the Libraries of Central California. University of California Publications; Library Bulletin, No. 1. 3d enlarged ed., Berkeley, 1902.

List of Serials in the University of California Library. University of California Library Bulletin, No. 18. Berkeley, 1913.

A List of Serials in Public Libraries of Chicago and Evanston. Corrected to January, 1901. Compiled by the Chicago Library Club. Chicago, 1901. Supplement by Clement W. Andrews, 2d ed., corrected to November, 1905. Chicago, 1906.

List of Serials in the University of Illinois Library, together with those in other libraries in Urbana and Champaign. By Francis K. Drury. Urbana-Champaign, 1911.

Literary Periodicals in the New York Public Library and the Columbia University Library. Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Vol. III, pp. 118–135, 172–186.

A List of Serials in the Principal Libraries of Philadelphia and its Vicinity. Bulletin of the Free Library of Philadelphia, No. 8. Philadelphia, 1908. Supplement, No. 9, Philadelphia, 1910.

A Joint Catalogue of the Periodicals, Publications and Transactions of Societies, and other Books Published at Intervals to be found in the various Libraries of the City of Toronto. Toronto, 1913.

Bolton, H. Carrington. Helps for Cataloguers of Serials. A Short List of Bibliographies Arranged by Countries, with special Reference to Periodicals. Bulletin of Bibliography (Boston), Vol. 1, p. 37.

Derby, George. Editors of Newspapers and Magazines. In: A Conspectus of American Biography, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Index Volume, p. 147. 1906.

Faxon, Frederick W. The Magazine Subject-Index. Vol. 1. A Subject-index to Seventy-nine American and English periodicals; forty-four indexed from their first issues to December 31, 1907; thirty-five indexed for the year 1907. Boston, 1908. Continued annually to date as Annual Magazine Subject-Index.

—— Boston Book Company’s Check List of American and English Periodicals. Boston, 1899.

—— Periodicals: A Record of New Titles, Changed Titles, and Deaths from January, 1900. Quarterly in Bulletin of Bibliography. Boston, 1900——.

Haertel, Martin Henry. German Literature in American Magazines, 1846 to 1880. Madison, Wis., 1908. [List of magazines in Appendix.]

Indexed Periodicals. Bulletin of Bibliography, Vol. 1, p. 55. Boston.

Josephson, Aksel G. S. A Bibliography of Union Lists of Serials. Chicago, 1906.

Matthews, Harriet L. Children’s Magazines. Bulletin of Bibliography, Vol. 1, p. 133. Boston.

Poole, William Frederick. An Index to Periodical Literature. 3d ed., Boston, 1882. Supplements: I, by W. F. Poole and William I. Fletcher, from 1 Jan., 1882, to 1 Jan., 1887; II, by W. I. Fletcher, from 1 Jan., 1887, to 1 Jan., 1892; III, by W. I. Fletcher and Franklin D. Poole, from 1 Jan, 1892, to 31 Dec., 1896; IV, by W. I. Fletcher and Mary Poole, from 1 Jan., 1897, to 1 Jan., 1902; V, by W. I. Fletcher and Mary Poole, from 1 Jan., 1902, to 1 Jan., 1907. Boston and New York, 1888–1908. [Each volume contains list of periodicals indexed, and Chronological Conspectus.]

Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, Abridged Edition. Covering the contents of thirty-seven important periodicals, 1815–1899. By William I. Fletcher and Mary Poole. 1901. First Supplement, 1900–1904. 1905.

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. Vol. I, 1900–1904. Vol. II, 1905–1909. Edited by Anna Lorraine Guthrie. Minneapolis, 1905, 1910. Vol. III, 1910–1914. Contained in quarterly issues, cumulated annually. White Plains and New York, 1915——.

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature: Supplement, 1907–1915. Edited by Mary Esther Robbins assisted by Dorothy A. Smith. White Plains and New York, 1916. Continued annually thereafter.

Scott, Franklin William. Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814–1879. Revised and enlarged edition. Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Vol. VI. Springfield, 1910.

Severance, Henry Ormal, and Walsh, Charles Harper. A Guide to the Current Periodicals and Serials of the United States and Canada, 1909. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1908.

Stephens, Ethel. American Popular Magazines. A Bibliography. Bulletin of Bibliography, Vol. IX, pp. 7, 41, 69, 95; also published separately as Bulletin of Bibliography Pamphlet Number 23. Boston, 1916.

Tucker, Ethelyn D. M. List of Books first Published in Periodicals. Bulletin of Bibliography, Vol. I, pp. II, 24, 41, 60, 77, 94, 108, 124, 141, 154. Boston, 1897–99.


Alden, Henry M. Magazine Writing and the New Literature. 1908. Chap. V, American Periodicals.

Browne, Junius Henri. American Magazines. The Author, Jan., 1891.

Burlingame, Edward L. Periodical Literature. In: The American Cyclopedia. 1875.

Dial (Chicago.) 1 Oct., 1892. American Periodicals.

Duyckinck, Evart A., and George L. Cyclopædia of American Literature. Edited to date by M. Laird Simmons. Philadelphia [1875.] [See entry Periodicals in index.]

Faxon, Frederick W. Magazine Deterioration. Bulletin of Bibliography. Apr., 1916.

Flemming, Herbert E. Magazines of a Market-Metropolis; being a history of the literary periodicals and literary interests of Chicago. Chicago, 1906.

Hoeber, A. Arthur. A Century of American Illustration. Bookman, Vol. VIII, pp. 213, 367, 429, 540. 1898–99.

Holly, Flora Mae. Notes on some American Magazine Editors. Bookman, Dec., 1900.

Literary World. 1 Dec., 1883. American Periodicals.

Matthews, Brander. Some American Periodicals—Rambling Impressions of a Literary New Yorker. Outlook, Sept., 1917.

Nelson, Henry Loomis. American Periodicals. Dial (Chicago). 1 May, 1900.

North, S. N. D. History and Present Condition of the Newspaper and Periodical Press of the United States, with a Catalogue of the Publications of the Census Year. Washington, 1884. In Vol. VIII of the Robert of the Tenth Census.

Perry, Bliss. Literary Criticism in American Periodicals. Yale Review, Vol. III, n.s., pp. 635 ff.

Rogers, Edward Reinhold. Four Southern Magazines. University of Virginia Studies in Southern Literature. Richmond, 1902.

Scharf, J. Thomas, and Westcott, Thompson. History of Philadelphia, 1609–1884. Philadelphia, 1884. [The Press of Philadelphia, Vol. III, p. 1958; list of newspapers and magazines in index.]

Southern Quarterly Review, Oct., 1854. Northern Periodicals versus the South.

Spectator, 31 Aug., 1889. American Magazines.

Northup, Clark Sutherland. The Periodicals. In : A Manual of American Literature, edited by Theodore Stanton. 1909.

Tassin, Algernon. The Magazine in America. 1916. (Also serially in The Bookman, Vols. XL, XLI, XLII).

Wilson, James Grant (ed.). Memorial History of the City of New York, from its first settlement to the year 1892. 1893. [Newspapers and Magazines, by William L. Stone: magazines, Vol. IV, p. 159.]

Winsor, Justin (ed.). The Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk County, Mass., 1630–1880. Boston, 1881. [The Press and Literature of the Last Hundred Years, by Charles A. Cummings, Vol. III, p. 617.]

Young, John Russell (ed.). Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia, from its first settlement to the Year 1895. Philadelphia, 1898. [Weekly Newspapers and the Magazines, Vol. II, p. 268.]


Hageman, John Frelinghuysen. History of Princeton and its Institutions. 2d ed. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1879. [Princeton Review, Vol. II, p. 63.]

Historical Magazine, Vol. III, p. 343 (1859). Contributors to the North American Review from its Commencement to the Present Time.

Lowell, James Russell. Letters, edited by Charles Eliot Norton. 3 vols. Boston, 1904. [North American Review.]

Scudder, Horace E. James Russell Lowell: a Biography. 2 vols. Boston, 1901. [North American Review.]

North American Review, Vol. c, p. 315 (1865). The Semi-centenary of the North American Review.

—— Vol. CCI (1915). Many articles relating directly and indirectly to the centenary of the Review. Among those having relation to the last half-century see From Madison to Wilson, p. 1; The North American Review (by J. H. Ward), p. 123; Part of Which I Was (W. D. Howells), p. 135; This Review: a Reminiscence (H. C. Lodge), p. 749.


[Note. Many books of personal reminiscences and the biographies of most of the New England men of letters who flourished in the last half of the nineteenth century abound in references to the Atlantic Monthly. Only a few of the most important are listed here.]

Atlantic Monthly, Mar., 1902. Mr. Scudder and the Atlantic. Nov., 1907. Fiftieth Anniversary Number. Contains several articles in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the magazine, chief among which are: The Launching of the Magazine (C. E. Norton), p. 579; An Early Contributor’s Recollections (J. T. Trowbridge), p. 582; Recollections of an Atlantic Editorship (W. D. Howells), p. 594; Atlantic Dinners and Diners (Arthur Gilman), p. 646; The Editor who Was Never the Editor (Bliss Perry), p. 658; Contributor’s Club, p. 715.

Emerson, Edward Waldo. The Early Years of the Saturday Club. 1855–1870. Boston, 1918.

—— Ralph Waldo. Journal. Vol. IX, p. 117. Boston, 1913.

Greenslet, Ferris. Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Boston, 1908.

Howe, M. A. DeWolfe. The Atlantic Monthly and Its Makers. Boston, 1919.

Howells, W. D. Literary Friends and Acquaintance. 1900.

Lowell, James Russell. Letters, edited by Charles Eliot Norton. 3 vols. Boston, 1904.

Morse, John Torrey. Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 2 vols. Boston, 1896.

Perry, Bliss. Number 4 Park Street. Atlantic, Jan., 1903. Turning the Old Leaves. Atlantic, Jan., 1907. Park-Street Papers. Boston, 1908.

Scudder, Horace Elisha. James Russell Lowell; a Biography. 2 vols. Boston, 1901.

Trowbridge, John Townsend. My Own Story. [Chap. VII.] Boston, 1903.


[Alden, H. M.] Fifty Years of Harper’s Magazine. Harper’s Magazine, Vol. c, p. 947.

—— An Anniversary Retrospect. Harper’s Magazine, Vol. CXXI, p. 38. (1910.)

American Whig Review. July, 1852. A Letter to the Proprietors of Harper’s Magazine.

Critic, Vol. VI, p. 32. (1885.) The Growth of a Magazine.

Harper, J. Henry. The House of Harper. 1912.

Harper’s Monthly Magazine, June, 1850. Prospectus. Editor’s Easy Chair, June, 1917. Editor’s Study, Apr., 1903; Nov., 1906; Apr., 1907; Nov., 1909; Dec., 1915;

Putnam’s Magazine, Mar., 1857. Harper’s Monthly and Weekly.


Scribner’s Monthly, Nov., 1870. Topics of the Time (editorial announcement). Vol. XXII, p. 302. Topics of the Time (History of the origin of the magazine, by J. G. Holland).

The Rise and Work of a Magazine. 1881. [Leaflet, frequently bound with Vol. I of The Century.]

Century Magazine, Nov., 1881. Topics of the Time. Vol. LXXXI, p. 151. (1910.) A Retrospect of The Century.

De Vinne, Theodore L. The Printing of the Century. Century, Vol. XIX, p. 87. (1890.)


Scribner’s Magazine, Jan., 1887. Prospectus, Dec., 1894. The History of a Publishing House, 1846–1894.


Clark, Lewis Gaylord. Editorial Narrative of the Knickerbocker Magazine. Serially in Knickerbocker Magazine, Vols. LIII, LIV, LV, LVI, LVII, LVIII.

James, George Wharton. The Founding of the Overland Monthly. Overland, n.s., Vol. LII, p. 3.

Minor, Benjamin Blake. The Southern Literary Messenger, 1834–1864. New York and Washington, 1905.

Putnam’s Monthly Magazine, Jan., 1853. Introductory.

Putnam’s Monthly and The Critic, Oct., 1906. The Old Putnam’s.

Sartain, John. The Reminiscences of a Very Old Man, 1808–1897. 1899.

Smyth, Albert H. The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors. Philadelphia, 1892.

Southern Magazine, Aug., 1894. Making a Southern Magazine.


Archer, William. The American Cheap Magazine. Fortnightly, Vol. XCIII, p. 921 (1910); same article, Living Age, Vol. CCLXV, p. 579.

Bok, E. M. The Americanization of. 1920.

Cosmopolitan, Jan., 1893. The Making of an Illustrated Magazine. Sept., 1897. The Cosmopolitan.

Gale, Zona. Editors of the Younger Generation. Critic, Vol. XLIV, p. 318 (1904).

Gilder, Jeannette L. When McClure’s Began. McClure’s, Aug., 1913.

McClure, S. S. My Autobiography. 1914.

Nation, 23 Feb., 1911. The Popular Magazine.

Ridgway, Erman J. Magazine Makers. Everybody’s Magazine, Jan., 1912.