Flowers for a juvenile garland. Metadata

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  • Main Title Flowers for a juvenile garland.


  • Donor: Weaver, Gustine Courson, 1873-1942
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: 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.


  • Name: Babcock, Sidney, 1797?-1884
    Place of Publication: New Haven, Connecticut
    Additional 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.


  • Creation: [1850-1859]
  • Digitized: 2006-08-22


  • English


  • Content Description: Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.
  • Physical Description: 8 pages : illustrated (b&w); 70 mm. (2 3/4") high.


  • Other: Miniature books -- 19th century -- United States -- Specimens.
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Woodcuts -- 19th century -- United States -- Specimens.
  • Other: Printed books -- 19th century -- United States -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Specimens.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sunday school literature -- 19th century -- United States -- Specimens.


  • Coverage Date: 1850-1859
  • Start Date: 1850
  • End Date: 1859


  • Name: Miniature Book Collection
    Code: MNBC
  • Name: Weaver Collection of Children's Books
    Code: WCCB


  • Name: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
    Code: UNTRB


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • OCLC: 20480696
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2321910
  • Call Number: Z232.B12 F66 1850
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc738


  • Display Note: 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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