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The Boys' Journal [1863]

Total Issues: 98

Authors include Percy B. St. John, Mayne Reid, W. Stephen Hayward.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1863 – Feb-1871: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with The Youth's Play Hour

Publishers

  Henry Vickers, London

Editors

  Charles Brown

Prices

  in 1863: 3d
  1864 – 1871: 6d

Frequency

  monthly

The Boys' Journal [1913]

Total Issues: 72

Really a relaunch of Boy's Herald.

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Sep-1913 – 30-Jan-1915

#incorporated into Dreadnought

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, London

Editors

  ?: W. H. Back (Editor-in-Chief)
  1913 – 1915: Horace Phillips
  c. 1915: Lewis Carlton

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Jubilee Journal

Total Issues: 61

Issues & Index Sources

  16-Apr-1887 – 9-Jun-1888

#becomes Young Briton's Journal

Publishers

  Guy Rayner

Frequency

  weekly

The Boys' Leader [1878]

Total Issues: 33

Mostly school stories and westerns.

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Nov-1878 – 29-Jun-1879: Dime Novel Bibliography

#merges with Boys of New York

Publishers

  Frank Tousey, NY

Formats

  tabloid boys' story paper

Frequency

  weekly

Sources

  Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Leader [1880]

Total Issues: 52+229=281

Reprints stories from USA.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-May-1880 – 1882
  11-Sep-1895 – 14-Feb-1900

#incorporated into Boys of London and Boys of New York

Publishers

  Henry Wells Jackson, 2 Red Lion Court

Formats

  11¼" x 8½"

Prices

  ½d

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Leader [1903]

Total Issues: 101

Boys' story-paper companion to Big Budget. Includes Funny Pips supplement (a comic) for first 15 issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  18-Sep-1903 – 12-Aug-1905

#incorporated into Big Budget

Publishers

  C. Arthur Pearson, 17 Henrietta Street, London W.C.

Editors

  Arthur Brooke (Arthur C. Marshall); John R. Wade (assistant)

Prices

  1d

Frequency

  weekly (every Tuesday)
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The Boys' Leisure Hour

Total Issues: 379

A supplement edition of Boys' Half-Holiday was given away in 1887. Incorporates: Boys' Half Holiday.

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Aug-1884 – 28-Nov-1891: FictionMags Index (incomplete)

#merges with The Boys' Standard

Publishers

  Charles Fox, London

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Library of Adventure and Romance

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1890
Publishers:   Perry Mason & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Library (UK)

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Feb-1879 – 16-May-1879
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Library (US)

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  4-Sep-1915 – 6-Nov-1915: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Wilton F. Philips, 705 E. Church St., Elmira, NY
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Life (UK)

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Apr-1907 – 12-Oct-1907

#incorporated into The Captain

Publishers

  Newnes

Editors

  R.S. Warren Bell

Formats

  tabloid from 19

Pagecounts

  24pp; 16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Life (US)

Boy scout magazine. Norman Rockwell was art editor around 1911; featured several sf stories in the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s including those by Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert A. Heinlein.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jan-1911
  1-Mar-1911 – Dec-1969: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jan-1912; Jan-1913 - Dec-1913; Jan-1941)
  Jan-1970 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  G.S. Barton, Boston

Website

  www.boyslife.org

Editors

  Robert Hood (1967 - 1976 at least)

Prices

  in 1967: 25c
  in 1970: 40c
  in 1972: 50c
  in 1975: 60c

Frequency

  monthly (first 3 issues semi-monthly)
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The Boys' Magazine [1886]

Total Issues: 901

Religious monthly featuring "illustrated articles of interest to boys, sports, hobbies, topical subjects." Incorporates: Our Boys' Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1886 – Aug-1961
Publishers:   The Scripture Union Ltd
Editors:   'Clarence H.M. Foster (c. 1926 - 1934); A. Morgan Derham (c. 1948)
Formats:   enlarged paper size from 1931.
Prices:   1d; 2d
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   monthly (20th of month)
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The Boys' Magazine [1910]

Total Issues: 132

The Boys' Magazine offered young men a monthly publication that combined the adventure and suspense of dime-novel fiction with the more acceptable juvenile literature in which proper behavior reaped rewards and stories had obvious morals. With entertainment its primary purpose, The Boys' Magazine also sought to mold character, encourage fitness, and develop interest in hobbies and skills.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1910 – 1925?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Scott F. Redfield Co., Smethport, PA

Editors

  1910 – 1911: Scott F. Redfield
  1911 – 1915: Walter Camp
  1915 – Feb-1920: Scott F. Redfield
  Mar-1920 – Sep-1920: Herbert Hungerford
  Oct-1920 – 1925?: Scott F. Redfield

Prices

  10c, rising to 20c in Sep-1920

Pagecounts

  32pp

Frequency

  monthly
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Boys' Magazine [1922]

Total Issues: 620

A weekly story paper noted for its imaginative fiction and a high quota of science fiction. Included from 17-Jun-1933 a supplement entitled Thrill Library. Incorporates: Pals, 26-Sep-1923

Issues & Index Sources

  27-Feb-1922 – 20-Jan-1934: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#incorporated into Champion

Publishers

  E. Hulton
  c. 1925: Allied Newspapers

Editors

  Stanley H. Nelson
  c. 1934: Bernard Buley

Frequency

  weekly
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The Boys' Magazine [1927]

see also under Our Boys' Magazine

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