Total Issues: 2101
Also issued in monthly parts (25th of month); "From November 1920, the
monthly part can be reckoned to be a separate publication. It had all
the reading matter of the weeklies, but the covers were left out -
mostly advert and cover illustrations - and this left anything up to 20
pages to be filled in the monthlies. These were filled by short stories,
articles and even serials, which never appeared in the weeklies at all.
The Annual was, of course, made up from the monthlies as usual." (Harry Stables).
For a period from 24-Mar-1923 included an 8pp supplement entitled
Comrade. "Authors include D.H. Parry, Robert Louis Stevenson, G.A.
Henty, Samuel Walkey, G. Manville Fenn, Harry Collingwood, P.G.
Wodehouse ("The Luck Stone, 1908 - 1909), Hylton Cleaver, George E.
Rochester. It even reprinted SF from Gernsback's magazines." (Mike Ashley).
Chums is still one of the most highly collected of boys' papers
due to its distinctive and very attractive illustrated red covers; the
complete set runs to 48 volumes. The Annuals (certainly under the
Amalgamated Press) were doubly dated (e.g. 1934/35); this included
issues from August 1933 to July 1934 and was issued in September 1934
for sale through the Christmas period and into 1935. The 1935/36 Annual
was the first to be especially compiled by the editor.
Incorporates: New Boys' World from 6-Apr-1907
Incorporated into Weekly combined with Modern Boy.
Serials indexed in "Through the Years with Chums" by Brian Doyle (Collector's Digest Annual, 1961).
Issues & Index Sources
#merges with The Modern Boy
1892 – Jan-1927: Cassell
Feb-1927 – 1941: Amalgamated Press
1892 – 1893: Max Pemberton
1893 – 1907?: Ernest Foster
c. 1902 – 1909: Newman Flower [probably Editor-in-Chief]
1907 – 1915: Ernest H. Robinson
1915 – 1918: F. Knowles Campling
1918 – 1920: A. Donnelly Aitken
1920 – 1924: Clarence Winchester
1924 – 1927: Arthur L. Hayward
1926 – 1932: Draycot M. Dell
1939 – 1940: W.B. Home-Gall
c. 1910: Reeves Shaw [Assistant Editors]
c. 1925: Walter Flower [Assistant Editors]
c. 1892: 1d
c. 1934: 1/-
12-Sep-1892 – 2-Jul-1932: weekly
Aug-1932 – Jul-1934: monthly
1935 – 1941: annual
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