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Guide to the McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. Woodblocks
Circa 1840-1920
 PC 001

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Container List

Series VI. Robert H. Elton, engraver

Biographical / Historical

Prior to the formation of the McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. John McLoughlin Sr.'s business partner and engraver, Robert H. Elton, published children's books, comic almanacs, and valentines under Elton & Co. (active 1840-1851). Elton began his career in 1828 as a Canal Street printer. Elton is well-known for his contributions to periodical humor in the form of comics and cartoons. Printings of his woodblocks were reissued in later editions of McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. publications.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2B (1) Robinson Crusoe

Scope and Contents

5 woodblocks including title lettering.

Offsite-Box: 13 Box : 2B (2) Lord Bateman

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks.

Biographical / Historical

Engravings done afte George Cruikshank.
Reprinted in  Uncle Frank's series. The  Uncle Frank's series reprinted a number of titles published in the pre-McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. era by Robert H. Elton.

Offsite-Box: 13 Box : 2B (3) Jack Spratt

Scope and Contents

2 woodblocks.

Biographical / Historical

Engravings reproduced in Uncle Frank's series.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2B (4) Miscellaneous romantic folklore

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks; 1 is broken.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2B (5) The House that Jack Built

Scope and Contents

3 woodblocks including 2 electrotypes.

Biographical / Historical

Reprinted in Uncle Frank's series.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2B (6) Aladdin

Scope and Contents

7 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2B (7) Puss 'n' Boots

Scope and Contents

9 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2C (1) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Uncle Buncle

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks including title page.

Offsite-Box: 15 Box : 2C (2) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Cock Robin

Scope and Contents

7 multiple woodblocks including an unfinished engraving.

Offsite-Box: 15 Box : 2C (3) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Sarah J. Hale series

Scope and Contents

13 woodblocks including 2 frames.

Biographical / Historical

As with Dame Wonder's series, woodblocks for this series were created in the pre-McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. era (circa 1842-1850?) for the publisher Edward Dunigan.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2C (4) Little Boy's and Girl's Library:  Gift of Pretty Stories

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2C (5) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Three Baskets

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 14 Box : 2C (6) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Good Little Girl's Book

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 16 Box : 2C (7) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Short Tales in Short Words

Scope and Contents

1 woodblock.

Offsite-Box: 16 Box : 2C (8) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Wise Boys

Scope and Contents

3 woodblocks including 1 frame.

Offsite-Box: 15 Box : 2C (9) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Good Little Boy's Book

Scope and Contents

6 woodblocks including title page and 1 broken woodblock.

Offsite-Box: 15 Box : 2C (10) Little Boy's & Girl's Library:  Gift to Young Friends

Scope and Contents

3 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 18 Box : 3B (1) Jackey Jingle

Scope and Contents

6 woodblocks.

Biographical / Historical

>Reproduced in Uncle Frank's series.

Offsite-Box: 18 Box : 3B (2) Christmas Box

Scope and Contents

2 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 20 Box : 3B (3) My Mother

Scope and Contents

11 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 18 Box : 3B (5) Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks.

Biographical / Historical

Reproduced in Uncle Frank's series.

Box: 3B (6) Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat

Scope and Contents

6 woodblocks.

Biographical / Historical

Reproduced in Uncle Frank's series.

Offsite-Box: 19 Box : 3B (7) Cock Robin: Life and Death...

Scope and Contents

2 woodblocks.

Biographical / Historical

Reproduced in Uncle Frank's series.

Offsite-Box: 19 Box : 3B (8) Darling's Delight

Scope and Contents

3 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 19 Box : 3B (9) My Father

Scope and Contents

9 woodblocks.

Offsite-Box: 20 Box : 3B (10) Depictions of an old lady with cats

Scope and Contents

4 woodblocks.

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