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  1. Muscatine Journal (May 31, 1940)   "High Acclaim Given Native Sons"   An article. "Ellis Parker Butler, Humorist, Started Writing Career in City" p 4.  [NPA]
  2. ANTHOLOGY: A Treasury of Modern Humor (1940) "The Great American Pie Company"   Edited by Allen Churchill (b. 1911). First published, 1940, under the title All in Fun; an Omnibus of Humor. New York: Tudor Publishing Company.  [HARPER, MISC]
  3. ANTHOLOGY: Experiences in Reading and Thinking (1940) "Abode of Splendor"   Edited by Stella S. Center and Gladys L. Persons. New York: Macmillan.  [HARPER]
  4. 'Fenderton Roper, Hero' from Sure-Fire Detective magazine (August, 1941)


  5. Sure-Fire Detective (August, 1941)   "Fenderton Roper, Hero" Click here to see a picture of this item.A story. The name Ellis Parker Butler appears on the cover. Thanks to Richard Hall who spotted this issue in an eBay auction. Canadian pulp. Volume 1. Number 3.  [EBAY]
  6. BOOK: The Tuscarora Club's Forty Year History: 1901-1941 (December, 1941) "The History of the Tuscarora Club"   Humor. The Tuscarora Club is located in the Mill Brook Valley, Delaware County of New York State. Portland ME: Southworth-Athoensen Press. p 31-36.  [HARPER]
  7. BOOK: The Tuscarora Club's Forty Year History: 1901-1941 (December, 1941) "Judgment Day"   A poem. Portland ME: Southworth-Athoensen Press. p 71-74.  [EPBLIB]
  8. ANTHOLOGY: Landscapes (1941) "Pigs is Pigs"   Editors, Ruth Dawson Samson, Sara Compher Klippert ; advisors, Marquis E. Shattuck, Walter R. Northcott. Contains "Pigs is Pigs" and "Our First Burglar".  [WORLDCAT]
  9. ANTHOLOGY: Landscapes (1941) "Our First Burglar"   Editors, Ruth Dawson Samson, Sara Compher Klippert ; advisors, Marquis E. Shattuck, Walter R. Northcott. Contains "Pigs is Pigs" and "Our First Burglar".  [WORLDCAT]
  10. 1942

  11. Chicago Herald American (January 4, 1942)   "Mustapha Ali"   A story. Illustrated by N. P. Steinberg.  [EPBLIB]
  12. Grit (Story Section) (April 12, 1942)   "The Seven Echoes"   A story. Reprint of "The Cave Men". p 6-7,23-24. Illustrated.  [EPBLIB]
  13. ANTHOLOGY: A Treasury of the Familiar (1942) "Pigs is Pigs"   Edited by Ralph L. Woods. New York: Macmillan & Co.  [MISC]
  14. BOOK: Twentieth Century Authors (1942) "Ellis Parker Butler"   "A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature" Edited by Stanley J. Kunitz. Includes an extended autobiography written by Butler just before his death. Includes a photo of the author. New York: H. W. Wilson Company.  [HARPER]
  15. 1943

  16. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (March, 1943)   "Philo Gubb's Greatest Case"   The last chapter of the Philo Gubb book printed in 1918. Includes a lengthy paragraph about Philo Gubb (and the author) by the editor.  [EPBLIB, PULP]
  17. 1944

  18. ANTHOLOGY: The Story Pocket Book (December, 1944) "The Tuckle Beard"   A story. Selected by Whit Burnett, editor of Story Magazine. Paperback. New York: Pocket Books. p 60-74.  [EPBLIB]
  19. ANTHOLOGY: 12 of the World's Great Humor Stories (1944) "Pigs is Pigs"   Compiled by Marjorie Barrows. Paperback. Chicago. Consolidated Book Publishers.  [EBAY, WEB]
  20. ANTHOLOGY: World's Greatest Humorous Stories (1944) "Pigs is Pigs"   It's the first story in the book, but that may be because it was the earliest work included. Introduction by Irvin S. Cobb. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company.  [EPBLIB]
  21. 1945

  22. ANTHOLOGY: World's Great Humorous Stories (May, 1945) "Pigs is Pigs"   Hardbound. Collection of 23 stories. The World Publishing Company.  [EBAY]
  23. ADAPTATION: Pigs is Pigs (June 20, 1945)   Syndicated radio program. The Yankee Players. The Yankee Network. 20-JUN-1945, 7:30pm.  [HARPER]
  24. ADAPTATION: Pigs is Pigs (October 31, 1945)   CFRC, the campus radio station of Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), broadcasts "Pigs Is Pigs" by the Radio Workshop of the Queen's Drama Guild, under Dr. William Angus. See WEB.  [WEB]
  25. 'Pigs is Pigs' from Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945)
  26. ANTHOLOGY: Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) "Pigs is Pigs" Click here to see a picture of this item.Edited By Robert N. Linscott. The Modern Library. New York: Random House.  [EBAY, WEB]
  27. ANTHOLOGY: Is My Face Red! (1945) "The Kennel and the Cat Coop"   Pamphlet. Compiled by R. M. Barrows and Margaret Foster. Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers.  [EPBLIB]
  28. ANTHOLOGY: Laugh Your Head Off! (1945) "Philo Gubb, The Correspondence School Detective"   Printed in Philo Gubb as "The Hard-Boiled Egg." This is a miniature book, only 3x4.5 inches. Royce Publishers. Chicago. Originally came attached to a Get-Well card. Outside of card shows a dog in bed reading a book called "Funny Stories." The card says "This card will help you feel better!" Inside the dog is holding the book that contains complete stories by Damon Runyon, Ring Lardner, O. Henry, Roarke Bradford, Edward Streeter and, of course, Ellis Parker Butler.  [EPBLIB]
  29. 1946

  30. ANTHOLOGY: A Treasury Of Fishing Stories (1946) "The Reformation of Uncle Billy" Click here to see a picture of this item.Compiled by Charles E. Goodspeed. Illustrated by Everett Ward. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company.  [EBAY]
  31. ANTHOLOGY: A Treasury of Laughter (1946) "Pigs is Pigs"   Includes two original illustrations by Lucille Corcos. Edited by Louis Untermeyer. Simon and Schuster. New York.  [EPBLIB]
  32. ANTHOLOGY: Conquest (1946) "Too Much Horse"   A Jibby Jones story. Book one. Edited by George W. Norvell and Carol Hovious. Boston: D. C. Heath. p 249-62.  [HARPER]
  33. The Happy Profession (1946) "Friends and Crooks"   By Ellery Sedgwick. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Pages 124 and 126.  [EPBLIB]
  34. 'The Reformation of Uncle Billy' from A Treasury Of Fishing Stories (1946)


  35. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (April, 1947)   "The Sword Swallower Murder"   A Philo Gubb story that does not appear in the book. Includes a full-page discourse on Philo Gubb by the editor.  [EPBLIB, PULP]
  36. Historic Midwest Houses (1947) "Beside the Mississippi" Click here to see a picture of this item."Ellis Parker Butler House, Muscatine, Built in 1860's." Includes a black and white photograph of the home at 607 Third Street in Muscatine, Iowa. University of Minnesota. Bonanza Books. Crown Publishers. New York. Pages 133-134. Reprinted in 1975.  [EPBLIB]
  37. 1948

  38. ANTHOLOGY: Famous Dog Stories (1948) "Getting Rid of Fluff" Click here to see a picture of this item.Edited by Page Cooper. Illustrated by Diana Thorne. 336 pages. Doubleday and Company. Garden City, New York. "Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Ida A. Butler; originally published in Harper's Magazine, 1908." There's a June 1964 paperback edition as well (Berkley Highland Book C933), probably without the Thorne illustrations.  [EBAY]
  39. ANTHOLOGY: Pageant of American Humor (1948)   Edited by Edwin Seaver. Cleveland: World Publishing Company.  [MISC]
  40. ANTHOLOGY: The Bedside Book of Humor (1948) "Pigs is Pigs"   Includes seven original illustrations. Also includes "The Kennel and the Cat Coop." Editor Mathilda Schirmer. Chicago: People's Book Club.  [EPBLIB]
  41. ANTHOLOGY: The St. Nicholas Anthology (1948) "The Rowena O'Toole Company"   A story. Illustrated by R. Kirby. Edited by Henry Steele Commanger with an introduction by May Lamberton Becker. New York: Random House.  [EPBLIB]
  42. What Grandpa Laughed At (1948) "The Year 1905"   "Homer Croy's roundup of the best in American Humor from the World's Fair 0f 1893 to the First World War." By Homer Croy. Duell, Sloan and Pearce. New York. Page 109.  [CHAPIN]
  43. 'Getting Rid of Fluff' from Famous Dog Stories (1948)


  44. ANTHOLOGY: A Treasury of Golf Humor (1949) "Montana Golf"   Edited by David Stanley. Illustrated by Cobbledick. Also contains "Aunt Emma and the Devil's Ditch." New York: Lantern Press. p 160-199.  [EPBLIB]
  45. ANTHOLOGY: American Boy Action Stories (1949) "Jibby Jones and the Fishing Prize"   American Boy Action Stories Selected Stories from:"The American Boy" With an Introduction by Griffith Ogden Ellis. Part of the Young Moderns Library of Books. Published by Doubleday & Company. pp 306. Originally printed in 1926? Reprinted 1934?  [EBAY]


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