‘From Powder Monkey to Admiral’ in The Boy’s Own Paper, Vol. I, no. 9

Date

15 March 1879

Identifier

Olga and Marcus Fitchett Collection

Type

Publisher

London: Boy’s Own Office

Abstract

This early issue of the Boy’s Own Paper (1879-1967) offers insights into the range of diverting material that its publisher, the Religious Tract Society, thought suitable for boy readers. In addition to its weekly serial (in this case by the prolific adventure-writer W.H.G. Kingston), the BOP featured puzzles and games, accounts of sporting achievements, and other articles designed to be morally and spiritually improving. The magazine circulated across the British Empire and became known for its patriotic values.

Files

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Citation

W. H. G. Kingston, “‘From Powder Monkey to Admiral’ in The Boy’s Own Paper, Vol. I, no. 9,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 29, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10841.