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  1. Good Housekeeping (August, 1906)   "Our Discovery Dinner"   An article. First publication of "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery" as part of the longer article. Titled here as "How to make six dozen lamp chimneys out of twelve old bottles." p 114-122.  [EPBLIB]
  2. 'Mrs. Dugan's Discovery' from Good Housekeeping magazine (August, 1908)


  3. Good Housekeeping (August, 1908)   "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery" Click here to see a picture of this item.Humor. "This 'Discovery' was written for the Good Housekeeping 'Discovery' dinner, held at the Hotel Astor, New York, in April, 1905, and read by its author. It appeared in a report of the dinner in our pages, and is repeated by request." This issue of the magazine was titled "Good Cheer Number." Three color illustrations by F. Strothmann different from the illustration used later. p 168-70.  [EPBLIB]
  4. 1910

  5. Sunset Magazine (January, 1910)   "Mrs. Dugan's Husbands" Click here to see a picture of this item.A story. Given the story line, the dialect used and the publication date, this is surely the same Mrs. Dugan as in "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery." p 9-11.  [RGTPL]
  6. 1911

  7. Good Housekeeping (July, 1911)   "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery"   Humor. A reprint of the now famous piece. Includes the Strothmann illustrations from 1908, printed in black only. An editor's note says this is a reprint from August 1909 (which is probably an error and should have referred to August 1906 or August 1908). p 142-144.  [RGTPL]
  8. 1916

  9. ADAPTATION: Mrs. Dugan's Discovery (1916) Click here to see a picture of this item.Recording. Columbia Gramophone #A-1940. Performer: Steve Porter (b. 1865?, d. 1946). Steve Porter was a recording industry pioneer. He recorded comic sketches as early as 1897 (often in Irish dialect) and was a baritone singer with the American Quartet. This recording follows the original story with some alterations. archive.org has a substantial collection of Steve Porter's works available online.  [HARPER, WEB]
  10. 1918

  11. Good Housekeeping (June, 1918)   "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery" Click here to see a picture of this item.Humor. This reprint carries this editor's note: "Well, here it is. We're tired of making copies of it, so we reprint it for the third or fourth time. It was last published in 1911, but we count that week an exceptional one wherein no request comes for a copy of it. Apparently it is in popular opinion the funniest thing this magazine has ever printed." Includes a drawing by F. Strothmann.  [BEST, RGTPL]
  12. 1925

  13. BOOK: The Strack Platform Readings (1925)   SEE CONTENTS.   A collection of twenty-four of Butler's stories. Arranged by Lilian Holmes Strack. Boston: Walter H. Baker Company.  [EPBLIB]
  14. 1935

  15. Good Housekeeping (May, 1935)   "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery"   Humor. Golden Anniversary Edition. This reprint carries this editor's note: "At 50 one may be permitted to reminisce, so Good Housekeeping recalls this story it laughed at over 30 years ago. Read by the author at a "Discovery" dinner at the Hotel Astor in 1905, it has been three times reprinted -- in 1908, '11, '18 -- because of reader request for copies. For our birthday we print it for the fifth time."  [RGTPL]
  16. 'Mrs. Dugan's Discovery' from Good Housekeeping magazine (June, 1918)


  17. ANTHOLOGY: Good Housekeeping Treasury (1960) "Mrs. Dugan's Discovery"   Donald Elder, editor. Humor. "75 Years of its Best Stories, Articles and Poetry." Includes a black and white Strothmann illustration from the 1908 reprint. References May 1905 as the original publication date. New York: Simon and Schuster. 638 p. illus. 26 cm. p 70-1.  [EPBLIB]


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