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G.A. Henty Collection


Within the published book holdings of the de Grummond Collection are more than 550 books written by George Alfred Henty (1832-1902), over 100 of which are in the online catalog. The books are from the collection of Robert L. Dartt, author of G.A. Henty: A Bibliography, listing the numerous boys' adventure books and magazine stories written by the prolific British author.

Many of the books are first editions, published by Blackie (London) and Scribner's (New York), and have cloth bindings with pictorial covers. Some of the rarer and more important titles include Cuthbert Hartington, The Lost Heir, The Ranch in the Valley, The Plague Ship, Highland Chief, Redskins and Colonists, and In the Days of the Mutiny. Also included is a complete run of The Union Jack (1880-1883), the weekly boys' magazine edited by Henty. Frequent contributors to The Union Jack were George Manville Fenn, Jules Verne, R.M. Ballantyne, and W.H.G. Kingston, who was also the editor for the first half of 1880.

Holdings of the Henty Society Bulletin from 1984-1992, a listing of Henty titles found in the Renier Collection of Historic and Contemporary Children's Books, and Guy Arnold's biography of Henty, Held Fast for England, round out the collection. The Henty Society can be reached at:

Ann J. King, Hon. Secretary
The Henty Society
Fox Hall
Kelshall, Royston
Herts SG8 9SE


The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-4349
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