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The Boy's Home Weekly

Total Issues: 40

Mostly school stories and adventure yarns. Emphasis on Horatio Alger, Jr., and Oliver Optic.

Issues & Index Sources:  17-May-1911 – 14-Feb-1912
Publishers:   Westbrook, NY
Formats:   octavo story-paper
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography
 

Boys' Illustrated Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  1865
Publishers:   Simpkin

Boys' Illustrated News

Total Issues: 61

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Apr-1881 – 31-May-1882

#incorporated into The Boys' Newspaper

Publishers

  Illustrated London News (Cassells); Fox

Editors

  Mayne Reid

Formats

  tabloid; smaller format from #40

Pagecounts

  8pp; 16pp from #40

Frequency

  weekly

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: Story Paper 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: Story Paper Index (Missing: all after 15-Aug-1885)

#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

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)

Website:   www.boyslife.org
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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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