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 Collection: Weaver Collection of Children's Books
The runaway
Little Julia, resident of New York City, is taken to see her uncle's farm. Exposed to fields, animals, and the open spaces, she regrets having to return to the city. Back home, she wants to run away and return to her uncle's farm. Against her mother's orders, she does run away one day, but is found and brought home, and learns never to disobey her mother again. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2099/
Aaron
Biography of Aaron, first High Priest of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc756/
Adam and Eve
The story of Adam and Eve. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2096/
An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.
At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2115/
All the world's on stilts
Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2114/
The baby is with God
Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2113/
Death of little Mary
Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2112/
The fall of man
The story of the Fall of Man. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2090/
Flowers for a juvenile garland.
Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738/
The fourth commandment broken.
Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2111/
Give us this day our daily bread.
His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2110/
The glass of gin; or, when it is safest to run.
Mr. Grace advises Samuel Hawkes to take the long path around Mr. Benson's orchard to avoid temptation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2109/
Going apprentice.
Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2108/
The grocery ruined him.
Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2107/
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2106/
Harvest close upon seed time.
Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2105/
The home-made boy.
Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2104/
Is it worth climbing for?
Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2103/
Isaac
Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc755/
Jacob and Esau
The story of Jacob and Esau. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2095/
Joshua
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc754/
The kink in the engine rope.
Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2102/
The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.
Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737/
Miriam
Biography of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc753/
Moses. Part 1
The story of Moses. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2094/
The new bonnet.
Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2101/
Noah and the flood.
A retelling of the story of Noah. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2093/
Parental anxiety.
Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2100/
The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme
Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736/
Rhymes, for infant minds.
Mid-1800's children's book containing various poems with moral themes. Most deal with death of children, and how if they live right, they will go to heaven. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc735/
Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty
The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc734/
Sewing basket
No Description digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2118/
Signs.
Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2098/
Tommy and Dobbin
Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2116/
Vanity.
Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2097/