Flowers for a juvenile garland.


Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.

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8 pages : illustrated (b&w); 70 mm. (2 3/4") high.

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Creator: Unknown. [1850-1859].


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  • 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.


  • Babcock, Sidney, 1797?-1884
    Publisher Info: An important publisher of children's books during the mid-1800's in New England. Babcock was particularly known for "toy books" - short, small pamphlets and chapbooks with simple wood cut illustrations.
    Place of Publication: New Haven, Connecticut

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Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.

Physical Description

8 pages : illustrated (b&w); 70 mm. (2 3/4") high.


An example of a typical educational "toy book" for children of the mid 1800's era consisting of illustrated stories with moralistic themes. Bound in publisher's original printed wrapper. Gift of Mrs. Gustine Courson Weaver, by 1941.


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This book is part of the following collections of related materials.

Miniature Book Collection

These miniature books, 4 inches (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

Weaver Collection of Children's Books

This collection contains a small selection of juvenile literature from the much larger physical collection housed in the UNT Libraries' Rare Book Room. Included are toys from the collection as well as books with religious and moralistic themes.

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  • [1850-1859]

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  • 1850 - 1859

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  • Aug. 28, 2006, 7:12 p.m.

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  • Dec. 17, 2009, 11:12 a.m.

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Flowers for a juvenile garland., book, [1850-1859]; New Haven, Connecticut. ( accessed February 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.