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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, April 1888

The Century Magazine for April 1888 was an historical based literary magazine that provided full-length feature articles, poetry, Civil War Battle stories, topical short stories, open letters and a wide assortment of period advertisements (front and back sections). The April 1888 monthly issue of The Century Magazine contained 168 pages plus 80 pages of advertisements in Vol. 35, No. 6 that was lavishly illustrated. Authors include: Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, George Kennan, Thomas Nelson Page, Abby S. Hinckley; Edward Eggleston; Richard E. Burton; Emma Lazarus. Fascinating Reading and an excellent historical material for the Researcher, Genealogist, and Historian.

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The Century Illustrated Montly Magazine, April 1888

Feature Articles

  • Bird Music, The Bluebird and the Robin by Simon Pease Cheney
  • Dan, From, To Beersheba by Edward L Wilson
    Illustrations by Otto H Bacher, J. D. Woodward
  • The Graysons: A Story of Illinois by Edward Eggleston (Part XVL)
    Author of "The Hoosier Schoolmaster," "The Circuit Rider," "Roxy," etc.
  • Abraham Lincoln: A History - The National Uprising by John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Private Secretaries to the President
  • Mulford, Elisha, The Works of - By T. T. Manger
  • Ranch Life in the Far West: The Round-Up by Theodore Roosevelt
    Illustrations by Frederic Remington
  • Russian Penal Code, The by George Kennan
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis by Henry James
    With portrait engraved by J. H. E. Whitney, from a drawing by J. W. Alexander, and autograph
  • Telegraph, The American Inventors of the by Franklin Leonard Pope
    Illustrations by Henry Fenn, A. M. Turner, S. F. B. Morse, and from photographs and dagueerreotypes
  • Two Kentucky Gentlemen of the Old School by Jones Lane Allen
    Illustrations by E. W. Kemble


  • Carmen Sylva, To by Emma Laurus
  • Lazarus, Emma, The Last Poem of
  • Love's Imagining by Hopestill Goodwin
  • Marse Phill by Thomas Nelson Page
    Illustration by E. W. Kemble
  • Motherhood by Abby S. Hinckley
  • Realm of Reverie, The by Louise Vickroy Boyd
  • Song of Life, A by Richard E. Burton
  • Struggle, The by Danske Dandridge
  • Surprises by Julia C. R. Dorr
  • Thefts of the Morning by Edith M. Thomas

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

  • Atlanta Campaign, The Opening of the by Col. Wm. C. P. Breckinridge
  • Chancellorsville Campaign, (Letter) On the by General Joseph Hooker
  • Chickamauga, Strength of the Confederate Army at by Major E. C. Dawes
  • Fredericksburg, Kershaw's Brigade at by General J. B. Kershaw
  • Hooker on the Chancellorsville Champaign by General Joseph Hooker
  • Kershaw's Brigade at Fredericksburg by General J. B. Kershaw
  • Sherman, General W. T. "The Grand Strategy of the War of the Rebellion (Part 2)
  • Strategy, The Grand, of the War of the Rebellion by General W. T. Sherman (Part 2)
  • Victim of the War, The Last by W. M. Dickson

Topics of the Time

  • Fortunes, Shall They be Limited by Law
  • Kennan's (George) Siberian Papers
  • Postal Savings Banks
  • President or King?

Open Letters

  • "Ach" School, The, of Literature by Willis Boyd Allen
  • Christian Union by C. A. Wright
  • Diplomacy, An American by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
  • Teaching, Moral, In Our Schools by Mary E. Beedy


  • Compensation by Kemper Bocock
  • In Bondage by Robertson Trowbridge
  • Love's Dilemma by N. P. Babcock
  • My Songs by Chas. Washington Coleman, Jr.
  • Postman, The, St. Valentine's Day by Mary Ainge De Vere
  • Stevenson's "Underwoods" by Edith M. Thomas
  • To A Fir Balm Cushion by Alice Wellington Rollins
  • Words, Words, Words by Margaret Deland

Publishers' Department

  • The History and Mystery of Corsets

Advertisements (Sections)

  • Books
  • Schools
  • Jewelry, Precious Stones
  • For the Toilet
  • House Furnishings
  • Architecture & Art Decorations
  • Furniture
  • Stoves, Ranges, Etc.
  • Toys and Games
  • Sporting Goods
  • Sports and Pastimes
  • Hardware
  • Seeds and Plants
  • Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Shoes, Etc.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Proprietary Articles
  • Insurance
  • Carriages, Etc.
  • Live Stock
  • Wearing Apparel
  • Writing Machines
  • Cards & Stationery
  • Food Products
  • Railroads
  • Sewing Machines
  • Electric : Brushes
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