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Post by Lushnam » January 17th, 2019, 1:40 am

I thought I'd suggest these, and include links and what I think is the order of the books (to make things easy for people who want to read them). It seems like some, if not many, of these are historical juvenile fiction. I've been listening to A Little Maid of Province Town (I'm on chapter 8—the solo project by Arielle Lipshaw), and I have to say if you like Anne of Green Gables, you'll probably appreciate A Little Maid of Province Town, too. It's really good, so far. Some of the links list used print books for sale where I couldn't find an e-text.

It's possible that Dorothy Foster Gilman is a pen name that she sometimes used (I notice a book with the same illustrator that lists Alice Tuner Curtis as the author in an edition and Dorothy Foster Gilman as the author in another—although the Dorothy Foster Gilman one might just be a typo someone made, since I haven't seen the actual book); they both published books in Boston. So, I'll list Dorothy Foster Gilman's books afterward.

Public domain books:

The Little Maid's Historical Series:
1. A Little Maid of Province Town: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26256 (already done, rather nicely, on Librivox, but I mention it so you know what the first in the series is)
2. A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27377
3. A Little Maid of Narragansett Bay: https://archive.org/details/littlemaidofnarr00curt/page/n7 (1915 version)
4. A Little Maid of Bunker Hill: https://archive.org/details/littlemaidofbunk00curt (1916 version)
5. A Little Maid of Ticonderoga: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26723
6. A Little Maid of Old Connecticut: https://archive.org/details/littlemaidofoldc00curt_0/page/n5 (1918 version)
7. A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22370
8. A Little Maid of Old Maine: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20340
9. A Little Maid of Old New York: https://archive.org/details/littlemaidofoldn00curt/page/n7 (1921 version)
10. A Little Maid of Virginia: https://archive.org/details/littlemaidofvirg00curt_1/page/n5 (1922 version)
11. A Little Maid of Maryland: https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Little-Maid-of-Maryland-Alice-Turner-Curtis-1923-Penn-Publishing/202004221851 (1923 print version for sale)

Grandpa's Little Girls Series:
1. Grandpa's Little Girls, 1907: https://www.amazon.com/Grandpas-little-Turner-Wuanita-Curtis/dp/B000WPTPWM/ and https://www.ebay.com/itm/1907-Grandpas-Little-Girls-by-Alice-Turner-Curtis-RARE-Unmarked-1st-Edition/202543893810 (print books for sale)
2. Grandpa's Little Girls at School, 1908: https://archive.org/details/grandpaslittlegi00curt_0/page/n7
3. Grandpa's Little Girls and Their Friends, 1909: https://www.etsy.com/listing/624531408/grandpas-little-girls-and-their-friends (1914 print book for sale)
4. Grandpa's Little Girls House-boat Party, 1909: https://archive.org/details/grandpaslittlegi00curt_1/page/n7 (1910 version)
5. Grandpa's Little Girls and Miss Abitha, 1911: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=5368566167 (print book for sale)
6. Grandpa's Little Girls Grown Up, 1912: https://archive.org/details/grandpaslittlegi00curt/page/n7

The Little Heroine Series:
1. A Little Heroine of Illinois, 1908: https://archive.org/details/littleheroineofi00curt/page/n7
2. The Little Heronine at School, 1909

The Yankee Girl Civil War Stories series:
1. A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter, 1920: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5696 (also already done on LibriVox—I haven't sampled it, yet)
2. A Yankee Girl at Bull Run, 1921: https://www.amazon.com/Yankee-girl-Bull-Run/dp/B00087TT7A and https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/a-yankee-girl-at-bull-run/author/alice-turner-curtis/ (print books for sale)
3. A Yankee Girl at Shiloh, 1922: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57173
4. A Yankee Girl at Antieam, 1923: https://archive.org/details/yankeegirlatanti00curt

The Little Runnaways Series:
1. The Little Runnaways, 1906: https://archive.org/details/littlerunaways00curt/page/n5
2. The Little Runnaways and Mother, 1913
3. The Little Runnaways at Orchard House, 1914: https://archive.org/details/littlerunawaysat00curt/page/n5
4. The Little Runnaways at Home, 1916

The Marjorie Series:
1. Marjorie's Way (copyrighted 1905; published 1911): https://archive.org/details/marjoriesway00curtiala/page/n9
2. Marjorie's Schooldays, 1911, 1914, 1926
3. Marjorie in the Sunny South, 1912: https://books.google.com/books?id=70AZAAAAYAAJ
4. Marjorie on Beacon Hill, 1913: https://archive.org/details/marjorieonbeacon00curt/page/n11

Unknown series title (these seem to be novels):
The Story of Cotton, 1911: https://archive.org/details/storyofcotton00curt/page/n7
(Some, if not all of the following in this series have authors with different names; I got the names of the books from the back of The Story of Cotton and The Story of Iron:)
The Story of Gold and Silver, 1920, by Elizabeth Ida Samuel: https://books.google.com/books?id=ZgkXAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Lumber, 1920, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=iQkXAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Wool, 1913, 1917, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=OfsaAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Iron, 1920, by Elizabeth Ida Samuel: https://books.google.com/books?id=XA8XAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Leather, 1915, 1917, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=Xu8WAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Glass, 1916, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=a70qAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Sugar, by 1920, 1926, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=dOkXAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Silk, 1920, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=D_0aAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Porcelain, 1919, by Sara Ware Bassett: https://books.google.com/books?id=Nu8WAAAAYAAJ
The Story of Wheat
The Story of Linen

Other:
The Outdoor Chums, 1913
Miss Ann and Jimmy, 1916 (print books are available for sale, but they're quite expensive)
Ted Gilman, 1916: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ted-Gilman-Alice-Turner-Curtis-1916/223290902375 (print book for sale)
A Challenge to Adventure, 1919: https://archive.org/details/achallengetoadv00curtgoog/page/n12
Stories of the Civil War (mentioned at the beginning of A Little Maid of Virginia, 1922)
She also wrote short stories in Century Magazine, by 1915

Dorothy Foster Gilman's works:
The Bloom of Youth, 1916: https://archive.org/details/bloomyouth00compgoog and https://books.google.com/books?id=NPccAAAAMAAJ
Lorraine, A Novel, 1923: https://books.google.com/books?id=HidVAAAAYAAJ
Surprising Antonia, 1923: https://books.google.com/books?id=6M_DrZbcelMC

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If you want to know what is in what series, other than the public domain books, here are all the books of hers that I know about, so far (in order of the publication dates):

The Little Maid's Historical Series:

1. A Little Maid of Province Town (AKA Anne Nelson, Little Maid of Provincetown), 1910, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1925, 1954, 1997
2. A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1924, 1951, 1996
3. A Little Maid of Narragansett Bay, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1928, 1954, 1998
4. A Little Maid of Bunker Hill, 1916, 1920, 1927, 1929, 1952
5. A Little Maid of Ticonderoga, 1917, 1924, 1927, 1954, 1996
6. A Little Maid of Old Connecticut, 1918, 1920, 1953, 1996
7. A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia, 1919, 1921, 1955, 1996
8. A Little Maid of Old Maine, 1920, 1926, 1953, 1999
9. A Little Maid of Old New York, 1921, 1924, 1951, 1996
10. A Little Maid of Virginia, 1922, 1925, 1951, 1953, 1998
11. A Little Maid of Maryland, 1923, 1926, 1952, 1997: https://books.google.com/books?isbn=155709327X (not public domain, but here's a full view of the book)
12. A Little Maid of Mohawk Valley, 1924, 1928, 1944, 1952, 1999: https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1557093377 (not public domain, but here's a full view of the book)
13. A Little Maid of Monmouth, 1925, 1953
14. A Little Maid of Nantucket, 1926, 1929, 1950
15. A Little Maid of Vermont, 1927, 1948, 1952
16. A Little Maid of New Hampshire, 1928, 1954
17. A Little Maid of South Carolina, 1929, 1952
18. A Little Maid of New Orleans, 1930, 1949
19. A Little Maid of Fort Pitt, 1931, 1953
20. A Little Maid of Lexington, 1932, 1955
21. A Little Maid of Boston, 1933, 1954
22. A Little Maid of Newport, 1935, 1955: https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1557093393 (not public domain, but here's a full view of the book)
23. A Little Maid of Quebec, 1936, 1954, 1955
24. A Little Maid of Valley Forge, 1937, 1951

The Yankee Girl Civil War Stories series (series title mentioned in A Little Maid of Valley Forge, 1937):

1. A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter, 1920
2. A Yankee Girl at Bull Run, 1921
3. A Yankee Girl at Shiloh, 1922, 2002
4. A Yankee Girl at Antieam, 1923
5. A Yankee Girl at Gettysburg (AKA Kathleen), 1925
6. A Yankee Girl at Vicksburg, 1926
7. A Yankee Girl at Hampton Roads, 1927
8. A Yankee Girl at Lookout Mountain, 1928
9. A Yankee Girl at the Battle of the Wilderness, 1929
10. A Yankee Girl at Richmond, 1930

Frontier Girl Series:

1. A Frontier Girl of Virginia, 1929
2. A Frontier Girl of Massachusetts, 1930
3. A Frontier Girl of New York, 1931
4. A Frontier Girl of Chesapeake Bay, 1934
5. A Frontier Girl of Pennsylvania, 1937

Grandpa's Little Girls Series:

1. Grandpa's Little Girls #1, 1907
2. Grandpa's Little Girls at School #2, 1908
3. Grandpa's Little Girls and Their Friends #3, 1909
4. Grandpa's Little Girls House-boat Party #4, 1909, 1910
5. Grandpa's Little Girls and Miss Abitha #5, 1911
6. Grandpa's Little Girls Grown Up #6, 1912, 1920

The Little Heroine Series:
1. A Little Heroine of Illinois, 1908
2. The Little Heronine at School, 1909

The Little Runnaways Series:
1. The Little Runnaways, 1905, 1906
2. The Little Runnaways and Mother, 1913
3. The Little Runnaways at Orchard House, 1914, 1920
4. The Little Runnaways at Home, 1916

The Marjorie Series:
1. Marjorie's Way, 1904, 1905
2. Marjorie's Schooldays, 1911, 1914, 1926
3. Marjorie in the Sunny South, 1912
4. Marjorie on Beacon Hill, 1913, 1926

Unknown series title (these seem to be novels):
The Story of Cotton, 1911
(Some, if not all of the following in this series have authors with different names; I got the names of the books from the back of The Story of Cotton and The Story of Iron:)
The Story of Gold and Silver, 1920, by Elizabeth Ida Samuel
The Story of Lumber, 1920, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Wool, 1913, 1917, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Iron, 1920, by Elizabeth Ida Samuel
The Story of Leather, 1915, 1917, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Glass, 1916, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Sugar, by 1920, 1926, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Silk, 1920, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Porcelain, 1919, by Sara Ware Bassett
The Story of Wheat
The Story of Linen

Other:
The Outdoor Chums, 1913
Miss Ann and Jimmy, 1916
Ted Gilman, 1916
A Challenge to Adventure, 1919
Stories of the Civil War (mentioned at the beginning of A Little Maid of Virginia, 1922)
She also wrote short stories in Century Magazine, by 1915

Dorothy Foster Gilman's works:
The Bloom of Youth, 1916:
Lorraine, A Novel, 1923
Surprising Antonia, 1923
Ted Gilman, 2011 (evidently first published before then)

My sources for the book names and publication dates include:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/c/alice-turner-curtis/
https://c.web.umkc.edu/crossonm/alittlemaidin.htm
• goodreads.com
• eBay listings
• Amazon listings
• archive.org
• Google Books

Some of the public domain books for which I didn't find an e-text are available for sale in print form (the public domain editions).
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Post by TriciaG » January 17th, 2019, 6:49 am

Good job on all the e-text research! 8-)
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Post by Lushnam » January 17th, 2019, 1:21 pm

TriciaG wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:49 am
Good job on all the e-text research! 8-)
Thanks!
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