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Content Roundup – Second Week – July 2016

Front cover, selection, "Don't marry"

Front cover, selection, “Don’t marry”

This week find a number of newly digitized materials include more issues of the Waterford Chronicle, more dime novel fiction and non-fiction including the marriage advice book Don’t marry; or, Advice as to how, when and who to marry.

June weddings may be the vogue fashion today but according to popular advice circa 1890 they ought be much less common. From the first page, Hildreth, frames an argument: “the ‘yes or no’ question is the vital one for all young people to answer. Some answer too soon, others wait too long, others never reach such a climax of happiness as to be invited by an eligible partner. The genius of selection is the rarest of faculties.”

Dime novel and Popular Literature


Don’t marry; or, Advice as to how, when and who to marry / by Hildreth

Diamond Dick’s stand-off; or, The shotgun messenger’s last trip / by the author of “Diamond Dick.”

Diamond Dick’s fight for honor; or, The wizard gambler / by the author of “Diamond Dick.”


Book of startling information


Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)

Joseph McGarrity Collection


Waterford Chronicle (12 issues added)

Malvern Retreat House

Men at Malvern (31 issues added)

Philadelphia Ceili Group

The Green Fields of America (9 sets added)

Villanova Digital Collection

Daily Doodles

2013 (1 image added)

2016 (2 image added)



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