Joshua

Description:

Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.

Creator(s): Unknown
Creation Date: 1853-1857  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection(s):
Miniature Book Collection
Weaver Collection of Children's Books
Usage:
Total Uses: 27
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Creator:
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Info: The American Sunday School Union (ASSU) was founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's purpose was promoting Sunday schools and their goals of educating children. The ASSU published vast numbers of items, and distributed countless books and periodicals through its Sunday schools and by selling them to others. It played an important role in shaping not only 19th century children's literature in America, but also the moral character of several generations.
Place of Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1853-1857
  • Digitized: August 2006
Coverage:
Date
1855  
From 1850 to 1859
Description:

Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.

Note:

Example of mid-1800's juvenile moralizing literature. Intended as a "reward book" and typical of Sunday school literature, obedience to God is stressed in these simple stories with woodcut illustrations. Gift of Mrs. Gustine Courson Weaver, by 1941.

Physical Description:

8 p. : illustrated (b&w) ; 93 mm. (3 5/8" high)

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  • Donor : Weaver, Gustine Courson, 1873-1942 Mrs. Gustine Courson Weaver (1873-1942). Missionary, author, storyteller, collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of John Courson and Sarah Boydston Courson. Married Clifford Seldon Weaver, a minister, on May 22, 1899 while both were students at Eureka College, and when they graduated in 1900 they left for Japan as missionaries. After serving there for 7 years in Osaka and Tokyo, they returned to the United States. After serving in several positions throughout the mid-west and in Texarkana, in 1920, they came to McKinney, Texas, where Clifford served as pastor of the First Christian Church. In the 1930's and early 1940's, Mrs. Weaver donated generously to the University of North Texas (then the North Texas State Teachers College), and her donations became the foundation of several important groups of materials in the Rare Book & Texana Collections, including the Weaver Collection of Juvenile Literature, the Mary Webb Collection, and the Miniature Books Collection. Mrs. Weaver was an accomplished story teller, wrote a number of books, and sponsored several exhibitions of dolls from around the world, promoting peace through understanding of different cultures. She helped organize the first Story Teller's League and served as that organization's president.
Partner:
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
Miniature Book Collection
Collection:
Weaver Collection of Children's Books
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 50684665 |
  • CALL-NO: Z232.A56 J67 1853z
  • UNTCAT: b2695683 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc754
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text