Pleasant Hours; Onward. [Methodist and United Church youth periodicals]

By: Roberts, Charles G.D. et al.

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This offering consists of a cache of issues of two early 20th Century Canadian Methodist / United Church weekly periodicals featuring fact & fiction for young people, numerous photos and illustrations, much news from mission fields (especially Japan and China). The pages measure 16 x 12 inches. The stack of bound volumes is 14 inches high. Roughly 1000 issues in all. Pleasant Hours issues are bound in one lot; Onward in ten. Pleasant Hours [1916-17: A weekly paper for Intermediate Scholars, Toronto: William Briggs, A.C. Crews editor, Wesley Buildings, Toronto] , AND: Onward [1918-1933: A Paper for Young People "authorized in 1890 specifically for the Epworth League, the new youth organization in the church" under the editorship of William Henry Withrow {G. S. French, "WITHROW, WILLIAM HENRY," in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13}. By 1918: A Weekly Illustrated Paper For Young People, Toronto: William Briggs [later F.W. Fallis,], Methodist Book and Publishing House [later United Church Publishing], A.C. Crews editor [later George A. Little]. Our run of Pleasant Hours is Vol. XXXVI No. 1 [Jan. 1, 1916] through to Vol. XXXVIII No. 4 [Jan. 27, 1918]. We are lacking five of the 109 issues: Vol. XXXVI Nos. 14, 24, 26, 38 and Vol. XXVII No. 26. All 104 issues bound in order in one volume with paper wraps. The weekly issues are 4 pages folio. Our run of Onward is Vol. XXVIII No. 6 [Feb. 9, 1918] through Vol.XXXVI No.13 [March 27, 1926] - from June 13, 1925 the paper is marked as published by the United Church of Canada. Immediately following the No. 13, 1926 the paper is Onward: A Paper For Young Canadians, New Series. Our run of that is Vol. I No. 1 [April 3, 1926] through Vol. II, No. 52. [Dec. 24, 1927]. I do not know if the New Series was continued after that. We have Volume XLI, No. 1 [Jan. 3, 1931] through Vol. XLIII, No. 52 [Dec. 30, 1933].The following Numbers are missing from our collection: XXIX lacks No. 9 (22 lacks top edge. XXX lacks No. 6, 12, 13. XXXI lacks No. 14-26. XXXIII lacks No. 5, 14-26, 39, 40. XXXIV lacks No. 1, 2. XXXV lacks No. 7, 12, 14-17 (chipping to fore-edge of 48). New Series II lacks No. 10 (last leaf of 41 lacks bottom edge). XLI lacks No. 6, 7, 10. XLII lacks No. 41. XLIII lacks No. 28-30, 34, 47. In all, roughly 900 issues of Onward. The weekly issues are generally 8 pages, a few have 10pp. Charles G. D. Roberts contributed many stories some long serialized and many 1-issue [he was a friend of the original editor, William Henry Withrow. Wilfred Grenfell's Labrador Doctor is printed in 22 consecutive numbers in XXX (but we are lacking chapters 6 and 7). Generally bound in order but in three instances one or two issues are misbound. A few issues are detached from the sewn binding, and a few issues have closed tears. Please note that bundled together these weigh 30 kilos, so shipping at cost will be determied by destination.

Title: Pleasant Hours; Onward. [Methodist and United Church youth periodicals]

Author Name: Roberts, Charles G.D. et al.

Categories: Sociology, Religion, Travel, Canadiana,

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Methodist Book and Publishing House [later United Church Publishing]:

Binding: wraps

Book Condition: Good

Size: Folio

Seller ID: Books006910

Keywords: Epworth League Canadian Methodist Methodism Wesleyan United Church Sunday School periodical William Henry Withrow China Japan mission photographs