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Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11
Formats:   7" x 9.5"
Pagecounts:   36pp

Our Animal Friends

The official organ of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which often published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1909
Publishers:   The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Our Boys [1876]

Total Issues: 122

Really a retitle of The Boys' Own, or Weekly Story Teller.

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Feb-1876 – 20-Jun-1878: Bibliographic Listing: Our Boys and New York Boys Weekly

#merges with Young Men of America


  Norman L. Munro


  large tabloid story-paper








  Dime Novel Bibliography

Our Boys [1883]

Total Issues: 26

"In No.12 the paper announced that they had opened a new clothing shop called "Our Boys" at 149 Newington Causeway, London S.E., with branches at Holborn Viaduct and Kings Cross, in which boys could buy clothing 20% cheaper than anywhere else, because it had come straight from the manufacturer. Velvet suits, sailor suits, Eton suits, Norfolk suits, were amongst the many advertised."

Incorporates: Grip from 14-Feb-1884

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Nov-1883 – 17-May-1884

#becomes Our Boys (New Series)


  General Publishing Co.


  Edward A. Morton



Our Boys [1892]

Total Issues: 1

Not a story paper, just two printed pages in which the Editor gave a long-winded talk about how they hoped boys would buy his paper which would contain real manly stories and first class articles for intelligent boys. No such magazine was forthcoming.

Issues & Index Sources:  30-Jul-1892
Publishers:   Boswell Printing Co.
Pagecounts:   2pp

Our Boys [1897]

Total Issues: 1

Gifford notes "may be registration copy only."

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Jul-1897: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.
Frequency:   weekly

Our Boys [1911]

Total Issues: 1

Gifford notes "may be registration copy only." "Contained pictures and stories of interest. Main story was written by Andrew Murray entitled "Pleasure Island"." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Mar-1911
Publishers:   Temple Press
Frequency:   weekly

Our Boys [1914]

Our Boys was a children's magazine published by the Educational Company of Ireland and the Christian Brothers, beginning in 1914. Modelled on the British "Boy's Own" tradition but informed by a Catholic and nationalist ideology, it included cartoons and prose adventure adventure stories in English and Irish.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1914 – ?
Publishers:   Educational Co. of Ireland, 65 Mid Abbey Street, Dublin; Congregation of Christian Brothers, Dublin
Prices:   1d; 2d
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   monthly

Our Boys and Girls

Issues & Index Sources:  1877 – 1910
Publishers:   Sunday School Union?, 2 Ludgate Circus Buildings, London E.C.
Prices:   ½d
Frequency:   monthly (25th of month)

Our Boys and Girls' Band of Hope Journal

Total Issues: 12

Subtitled "To aid young people in Band of Hope and Temperance Work".

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1886 – Sep-1887
Publishers:   (S. Knowles?), Manchester
Editors:   S. Knowles
Frequency:   monthly

Our Boys' and Girls' Weekly [1911]

Title listed by Lofts with no further details; possibly an alternative title for Our Boys (qv) issued in 1911.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1911
Publishers:   Temple Press

Our Boys' and Girls' Weekly [1935]

Total Issues: 44

Religious paper distributed through local church organisations. Contained very short stories, poems, puzzles and readings from the Bible. Very high moral tone.

Issues & Index Sources:  3-Mar-1935 – 29-Dec-1935
Publishers:   Victory Press, Park Crescent, Clapham Park, London S.W.4
Editors:   Herbert A. Court
Formats:   about 8" x 5"
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   4pp

Our Boys and The Boys' Companion

Total Issues: 1

Gifford notes "may be registration copy only."

Issues & Index Sources:  30-Jul-1892
Publishers:   Boswell & Co.

Our Boys' Journal

Total Issues: 330

Issues & Index Sources:  30-Aug-1876 – 27-Dec-1882
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Editors:   Edwin J. Brett
Formats:   8½" x 12"
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

Our Boys' Magazine

Total Issues: 725

Religious magazine. Called 'A monthly paper for schoolboys, edited by university men'. Not to be confused with The Boys' Magazine weekly even though both ran simultaneously.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1886 – Dec-1926

#incorporated into The Boys' Magazine


  Children's Special Service Mission



Our Boys (New Series)

Total Issues: 13

Issues & Index Sources:  24-May-1884 – 16-Aug-1884
Publishers:   General Publishing Co.
Frequency:   weekly

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