Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alvin F. Harlow's Books

Alvin Fay Harlow enjoyed a writing career that would make any writer proud: history, folklore, Americana, biography, memoirs, children's books, articles for newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias, fiction short and long--hundreds of works in all. Following is a list of his books. It may or may not be complete, but you won't find another list like this one on the Internet.
  • Old Towpaths: The Story of the American Canal Era (1926)
  • Old Postbags: The Story of the Sending of a Letter in Ancient and Modern Times (1928)
  • Clowning through Life (1928) with Eddie Foy
  • Clark the Magnificent (1930)
  • Old Bowery Days: The Chronicles of a Famous Street (1931)
  • A Vagabond Trouper (1931) with Jefferson De Angelis
  • Old Waybills: The Romance of the Express Companies (1934, 1969)
  • Schoolhouse in the Foothills (1935 or 1936) with Ella Enslow and Thomas Hart Benton
  • Old Wires and New Waves: The History of the Telegraph, Telephone, and Wireless (1936)
  • When Horses Pulled Boats: A Story of Early Canals (1936, 1987)
  • Murders Not Quite Solved (1938, 1944)
  • Paper Chase: The Amenities of Stamp Collecting (1940)
  • Schoolmaster of Yesterday: A Three Generations Story, 1820-1919 (1940) with Millard Fillmore Kennedy, illustrated by Howard Simon
  • Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus): Plantation Storyteller (1941, 1961, 1964) with W.C. Nims
  • Weep No More, My Lady (1942)
  • Bret Harte of the Old West (1943, 1968)
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Strenuous American (1943, 1947, 1962) illustrated by Oscar Ogg
  • Steelways of New England (1946)
  • The Road of the Century: The Story of the New York Central (1947)
  • The Serene Cincinnatians (1950)
  • The Ringlings: Wizards of the Circus (1951, 1968)
  • A Treasury of Railroad Folklore: The Stories, Tall Tales, Traditions, Ballads, and Songs of the American Railroad Man, Benjamin A. Botkin, editor (1953)
  • Indiana's Canal Heritage (1954)
  • Henry Bergh, Founder of the A.S.P.C.A (1957)
  • Andrew Carnegie (1959)
  • Brass-Pounders: Young Telegraphers of the Civil War (1962)


Thanks to Ruth Dorrel, Archivist, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, for further information on Alvin Fay Harlow's books.
Text copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the list! I just got into reading Harlow today, finding one of his old books in pdf format online. I ordered another one from the web and can't wait to read it.

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    1. RockMusic,

      You're welcome. I hope you like what you find.

      TH

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