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Home Chimes

Total Issues: 212

A miscellany dominated by fiction, mostly by little-known authors; it serialized Jerome K. Jerome's humorous classic "Three Men in a Boat," 1888-1889; also published "Man Size In Marble" by Edith Nesbit and work by J. S. Fletcher, Richard Marsh, etc.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Jan-1884 – Dec-1894

Publishers

  Richard Willoughby, London

Editors

  F. W. Robinson

Formats

  smaller than standard format (5.75" x 8"), unillustrated

Prices

  1/-

Pagecounts

  circa 80pp

Frequency

  2-Jan-1884 – 26-Dec-1885: weekly
  Jan-1886 – Dec-1894: monthly

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers

Home Circle [1869]

Total Issues: 1044

Issues & Index Sources:  1869 – 1888
Publishers:   Gleason
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Home Circle [1901]

Variously retitled New Home Circle, Home Circle and Family Fun.

Issues & Index Sources:  1901 – 1915
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press

The Home Companion

Total Issues: 3079

Story-paper sister to Home Chat. Incorporates: Family Favourite; Ladies' Home Paper

Issues & Index Sources

  16-Feb-1897 – 31-May-1941
  7-Jun-1941 – 25-Feb-1956, as Home Companion and Family Journal: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Home Chat

Publishers

  Harmsworth

Editors

  1897 – ?: Leicester Harmsworth
  in 1920s: Maud Brown

Frequency

  weekly

The Home Friend [1852]

Total Issues: 104?

Regularly ran stories including a series of 'Fireside Tales' by Jane Alice Sargent.

Issues & Index Sources

  1852 – 1854
  1854 – 1856 (possibly phantom)

Publishers

  Christian Knowledge Society

Frequency

  weekly

The Home Friend [1880]

see also under The Homely Friend for Young Women and Girls

The Home Friend [1904]

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1904? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   United Publishing Company, Kansas City, MO
Editors:   John Meagher
Formats:   13 3/8" x 10¼" newsprint
Prices:   35c per year
Frequency:   monthly

The Home Herald

Total Issues: 26

Family paper; there was a later paper of the same name with #476, March 1897.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-May-1877 – 31-Oct-1877
Formats:   small tabloid
Frequency:   weekly

The Home Journal [1846]

Initially a miscellany of news, verse and gossip, but steadily introduced more fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  14-Feb-1846 – 14-Nov-1946, as The National Press
  21-Nov-1946 – ?, as The Home Journal (retitled Town and Country)

Publishers

  1846 – 1867: Nathaniel P. Willis
  1925 – ?: Hearst

Editors

  ?: Nathaniel P. Willis
  ?: George Pope Morris
  1925 – ?: Harry Bull
  1949 – ?: Henry B. Sell

Frequency

  weekly

The Home Journal [1872]

A family paper of 'news and novels, fancy and criticism'. Waite states it lasted for less than two years; the BL does not list the title for this period.

Issues & Index Sources:  1872 – 1874?
Frequency:   weekly?

Home Library

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1885 – Apr-1886: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Cobb, Baldwin
Formats:   8 x 6"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   64
Frequency:   Monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Home Library of Powerful and Dramatic Tales

Total Issues: 64

Issues & Index Sources:  1886 – 1896
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.

Home Library of Select Literature

Total Issues: 50

"Each Number Contains a Complete, First-Class Novel by a Celebrated Author."

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Formats:   11 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Pagecounts:   16pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Home Life

A newsprint publication aimed primarily at women in the larger urban centers, including assorted poems and articles and three fiction pieces, one of them by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s
Publishers:   Home Life Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Josephine Conger-Kaneko

The Homely Friend for Young Women and Girls

A family paper which ran occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1877 – Dec-1879
  Jan-1880 – Oct-1925, as The Home Friend
  Nov-1925 – Dec-1931, as The Scottish Girls' Friendly Society Magazine
  Jan-1932 – ?, as The Scottish Girl

Frequency

  monthly

The Home Magazine [1856]

Total Issues: 490 (approximately)

subtitled 'A Journal of Entertainment and Instruction'

Issues & Index Sources:  1856 – 1866

Home Magazine [1888]

Merged with Madame in 1906 and with Uncle Remus's Magazine in May-1908, but retained own numbering throughout.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1888 – Apr-1908: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  1888 – 1904: Brodix Publishing Co., Washington DC
  1904 – 1906: P.V. Collins, Minneapolis
  1906 – 1908: Bobbs-Merrill

Editors

  ?: Mrs John A. Logan
  1896 – 1899: Arthur T. Vance
  1900 – 1904: Francis P. Elliott

Formats

  large tabloid

Prices

  5c


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