Textbook, "McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader," Revised Edition 1879, Published 1920

Summary

The McGuffey Readers textbook series was used in American schools during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Readers emphasized the fundamental skills of reading and writing but included stories on a wide range of subjects from many sources (hence, "eclectic"). The books were also intended to develop proper character in children, and had a religious overtone.

The McGuffey Readers textbook series was used in American schools during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Readers emphasized the fundamental skills of reading and writing but included stories on a wide range of subjects from many sources (hence, "eclectic"). The books were also intended to develop proper character in children, and had a religious overtone.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1920

Creators

McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873 

American Book Company 

Vail, Henry Hobart, (H.H.) 1839-1925 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by William Holmes McGuffey. Revised edition copyright 1879 by Henry Hobart Vail. Published 1920 by American Book Company, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.826.1

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 5.125 in

Inscriptions

Printed on cover: MCGUFFEY'S / FIRST / ECLECTIC / READER / REVISED / EDITION / AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

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