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Boys' Life (UK)

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources

  20-Apr-1907 – 12-Oct-1907

#incorporated into The Captain




  R.S. Warren Bell


  tabloid from 19


  24pp; 16pp



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


  G.S. Barton, Boston


  Robert Hood (1967 - 1976 at least)


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


  monthly (first 3 issues semi-monthly)

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

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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?: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)


  Scott F. Redfield Co., Smethport, PA


  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


  10c, rising to 20c in Sep-1920




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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: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)

#incorporated into The Champion


  E. Hulton
  c. 1925: Allied Newspapers


  Stanley H. Nelson
  c. 1934: Bernard Buley


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The Boys' Magazine [1927]

see also under Our Boys' Magazine

The Boys' Mail

Issues & Index Sources:  3-Sep-1907 – 1907
Publishers:   Lytton House (Charles Fox)
Pagecounts:   32pp

Boys' Mailbag

Total Issues: 81

Contains "contributions of a religious and moral character for boys such as will improve the youth of the present day."

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1892 – Oct-1909
Publishers:   S.W. Partridge, 26 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, E.C.
Editors:   Miss Young (c. 1902)
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   monthly; quarterly (c. 1902)

The Boys' Miscellany

Total Issues: 74

Issues & Index Sources:  7-Mar-1863 – 30-Jul-1864
Publishers:   E. Harrison
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Monster Monthly

Gifford note: "Monthly edition of Boys' Monster Weekly".

Issues & Index Sources:  ?

The Boys' Monster Weekly

Total Issues: 45

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Feb-1899 – Jan-1900
Publishers:   Shurey
Frequency:   weekly; monthly

Boys' Monthly Magazine

see under Boys' Penny Magazine

The Boys' Newspaper

Total Issues: 98

Incorporates: Boys' Illustrated News from 7-Jun-1882.

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Sep-1880 – 26-Jul-1882

#becomes Youth


  Cassell to Apr-1881; Petter Galpin (W.J. Ingram, 74 Fleet Street) from #35


  George Weatherly; Alfred Harmsworth


  12" x 10"





Boy's Novelettes

Total Issues: 3?

Issues & Index Sources:  1885?: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Charles Stevens, 5, Hind Court, Fleet Street, London
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   16
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Novelist

Issues & Index Sources:  18-Jan-1887 – ?
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Novel Library

Total Issues: 2?

aka Boys 4d Novel Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s
Publishers:   Gramol
Frequency:   monthly

Boys of Albion

Issues & Index Sources:  1888 – ?
Publishers:   Palmer
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of America [1901]

Total Issues: 107

Mostly adventure, mystery and sports stories. Authors inc. Prentiss Ingraham, Henry H. Lewis, Gilbert Patten, Edward Stratemeyer.

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Oct-1901 – 17-Oct-1903
Publishers:   Street & Smith, NY
Formats:   tabloid story-paper
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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