Publication checklist
-- works by Joanna H. Mathews
-- works by Julia A. Mathews


This page is an attempt to compile a complete bibliography of the U. S. publications of Joanna (ca1830-1901) and Julia (ca1836-1881) Mathews. Entries are color coded (black for Joanna, blue for Julia) as a way of visualizing the relationship between the sisters' publications.

Whenever possible book entries include the full text of the dedications. These supply additional information about the sisters' friends and relations. Again, when possible, portraits or photos of the dedicatees have been included.

Many of the dedicatees were cousins (or distant cousins) of the two sisters. Richard Howland Hunt, Kitty Howland Hunt, Joseph Howland Hunt, and Herbert Leavitt Hunt were the children of Richard Morris Hunt and Caroline Clinton Howland. Caroline Howland's mother, Joanna Esther Hone (1795-1848) was the sister of Ann Hone (1805-87) and thus the aunt of Joanna and Julia Mathews. Lucy (Lulu) Chauncey was the daughter of another of Joanna Hone's children, Emily Aspinwall Howland (1832 1897), Caroline Clinton Howland's sister.


Key to codes
AAS = American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals
APS = American Periodical Series

blue = works by Julia Mathews
black=works by Joanna Mathews

See the series pages for Joanna Mathews and Julia Mathews for links to online editions of series books

1865

Little Katy and Jolly Jim (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1865)
Originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray; Reissued by Carter in 1877 with the sequel Jolly and Katy in the Country as Katy and Jim
"To my mother, whose dear hand guided me into the fold of the good shepherd, this little book is dedicated, with the earnest hope that through its pages some other wandering lamb may be led into the same safe fold"

Jolly and Katy in the Country (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1865)
Originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray; Reissued by Carter in 1877 with Little Katy and Jolly Jim as Katy and Jim
"To my mother, whose dear hand guided me into the fold of the good shepherd, this little book is dedicated, with the earnest hope that through its pages some other wandering lamb may be led into the same safe fold"

1866

Nettie's Mission: "Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name." (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866)
#1 in Golden Ladder series; originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray
"To 120 Our Mission, This Golden Ladder is dedicated with the earnest wish that it may be made the bright stairway by which many little feet which wander into our 'upper room' may mount, step by step, until they stand within the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
No dedication seen in 1869 edition.

Little Margery: "Thy Kingdom come" (1866)
#2 in Golden Ladder series; originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray
No dedication.

Margery's City Home: "Give us this day our daily Bread" (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866)
#3 in Golden Ladder series; originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray
The order of volumes #3 and #4 is sometimes reversed. Dedication in 1867 printing; missing from 1869 edition.
"To 120 Our Mission, This Golden Ladder is dedicated with the earnest wish that it may be made the bright stairway by which many little feet which wander into our 'upper room' may mount, step by step, until they stand within the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

Crossing Sweeper: "Thy Will be done as it is in Heaven" (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866)
#4 in Golden Ladder series; originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray
The order of volumes #3 and #4 is sometimes reversed
No dedication

Rosy Conroy's Lesson: "Forgive us our Debts, as we forgive our Debtors" (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866)
#5 in Golden Ladder series; originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray
Reissued by Hurst in 1891 bound with Ned Dolan's Garret.
"To 120 Our Mission, This Golden Ladder is dedicated with the earnest wish that it may be made the bright stairway by which many little feet which wander into our 'upper room' may mount, step by step, until they stand within the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
No dedication in later editions.

Ned Dolan's Garret: "Lead us not into Temptation, but deliver us from Evil" (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866)
#6 in Golden Ladder series; originally published under the pseudonym Alice Gray
Reissued by Hurst in 1891 bound with Rosy Conroy's Lesson.
"To 120 Our Mission, This Golden Ladder is dedicated with the earnest wish that it may be made the bright stairway by which many little feet which wander into our 'upper room' may mount, step by step, until they stand within the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
No dedication in later editions.

Nellie's Stumbling-Block (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1866)
Originally a non series title published under the pseudonym Alice Gray; later advertised as #4 in Dare to Do Right series
"To the dear hands which during many darkened days, held the 'lamp of human love' so high that its radiance shed a glory on those years, making them the noon-time of my life, this little book is gratefully dedicated"

Guy Hamilton: A Tale of Our Civil War (American News Co., 1866)
No dedication
Online at Wright American Fiction, Indiana University

1867

Susy's Sacrifice (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1867)
Originally a non series title published as by "The Author of 'Little Katy and Jolly Jim'"; later advertised as #5 in Dare to Do Right series
No dedication in copy seen.
Carnochan

Bessie at the Sea-Side (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1867; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, 1900)
#1 in Bessie Books series.
"To my dear Mother, whose 'children arise up and call her blessed,' is this little volume lovingly and gratefully dedicated"

1868

Bessie in the City (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1868; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, 1900)
#2 in Bessie Books series.
"To the Children of Dr. John Murray Carnochan, the kind friend and physician to whose skill and patience I owe a life-long debt of gratitude, is this little book most affectionately dedicated"

Bessie and Her Friends (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1868; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, 1900)
#3 in Bessie Books series.
"To my sister Bella, whose loving consideration has lightened the 'burden' of many an otherwise weary hour"

1869
Bessie among the Mountains (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1869; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, 1900)
#4 in Bessie Books series.
"To Richard Howland Hunt, the dear little boy who 'nearly knows how to read, and thinks Cousin Josie's stories have not a bit of stupidness in them.'"

Bessie at School (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1869; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, 1900)
#5 in Bessie Books series.
"To the sunbeam of our bright home, my sister Gertrude"

1870: Death of James McFarlane Mathews, Joanna and Julia Mathews' father

1870

How Jennie Found Her Lord; and, How She Thanked Him (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
Written in verse. Originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series.
Not seen.

Lulu Chauncey
Bessie on Her Travels (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, 1900)
#6 in Bessie Books series.
"Dedicated to Little Florence Guernsey, as a small token of appreciation of her father's long and faithful friendship; and with the hope that this last may not prove to her the least of the 'Bessie Books'"

Violet's Idol (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
#1 in Flowerets series.
"Dedicated to Camille Brugiere and to each one and all of the dear little ones whose names appear in these successive volumes with the hope that these simple 'flowerets' may prove snares to catch some of the 'little foxes' which might'spoil the tender grapes'"

Daisy's Work: The Third Commandment (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
#2 in Flowerets series.
"To my dear little cousin Lulu Chauncey"

Rose's Temptation: The Fourth Commandment (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
#3 in Flowerets series.
Not seen

Lily's Lesson: The Fifth Commandment. (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
#4 in Flowerets series.
"Dedicated to Little May Carter."

Hyacinthe and Her Brothers: The Sixth Commandment (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
#5 in Flowerets series.
No dedication.

Pinkie and the Rabbits: The Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1870)
#6 in Flowerets series.
"Dedicated to Albert Edward Foster."
J. M. Mathews

1871

Laurence Bronson's Victory (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871)
#1 in Drayton Hall series; originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series
"To The Memory of my Father, whose brave, sweet life and beautiful death have taught his children with what fulness of blessing our Master will reward his faithful servants, I dedicate these little books"

Christy's Grandson (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871)
#2 in Drayton Hall series; originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series
No dedication.

Allan Haywood (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871)
#3 in Drayton Hall series; originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series
No dedication in edition seen.

Frank Austin's Diamond (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871)
#4 in Drayton Hall series; originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series
No dedication.

Eagle Crag (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871)
#5 in Drayton Hall series; originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series
No dedication.
Richard Howland Hunt
True to His Flag (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871)
#6 in Drayton Hall series; originally published as "By the author of the 'Golden Ladder' series
No dedication.

"Robbie's Shield." Illustrated Christian Weekly 1 (5 Aug. 1871).

Belle Powers' Locket (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#1 in Little Sunbeams series
"Dedicated to Bessie Muir Fisher"

Dora's Motto (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#2 in Little Sunbeams series
"Dedicated to my dear little cousin, Emily Chauncey Hoppin. 'Mizpah.'"

Lily Norris' Enemy (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#3 in Little Sunbeams series
"Dedicated to 'Aunt Josie's Daisy,' the sweetest little 'sunbeam' that ever brightened the clouds of a dark and sorrowful winter"

Jessie's Parrot (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1871; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#4 in Little Sunbeams series
No dedication in copy seen.

"Ye Are of God." Illustrated Christian Weekly 1 (2 Sept. 1871).
Bible study.

"What Alice Did." Advance 5 (28 Sept. 1871): 3. AAS
Credited to Illustrated Christian Weekly; original publication not located.

"Christ's Invitation to the Children." Illustrated Christian Weekly 1 (25 Nov. 1871).

"The Little Minstrel." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 1 (30 Dec. 1871) 306. AAS
Reprinted in the 22 Dec. 1883 issue as by "the late Julia A. Mathews" ("Republished by request") and in Friends Review 37.29 (Feb 23, 1884): 463.

1872

Grandfather's Faith (1872)
#1 in Dare to Do Right series
U. S. edition not seen

Our Four Boys (1872)
#2 in Dare to Do Right series
No dedication

Mamie's Watchword (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1872; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#5 in Little Sunbeams series
No dedication.

Nellie's Housekeeping (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1872; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#6 in Little Sunbeams series
No dedication.
Kitty Howland Hunt
Toutou and Pussy (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1872)
#1 in Kitty and Lulu series
"To our darling May Blossom[,] Kitty Howland Hunt, are these little volumes lovingly dedicated on her birthday, May 22

Kitty's Robins (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1872; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#2 in Kitty and Lulu series
No dedication.

The White Rabbit (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1872; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#3 in Kitty and Lulu series
No dedication.

"Mother's Honest Little Boy." Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (27 Jan. 1872): 44. AAS
Reprinted in Advance 5 (9 May 1872): 3 (AAS); Northern Christian Advocate (24 July 1873): 234; and Temperance Record (17 Oct. 1874): 498, all as "Neddie's Temptation."
See also 1874.

"Mischievous Daisy" (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (16 Mar 1872): 128 AAS
Reprinted in Choice Dialect, ed. C. C. Shoemaker (Penn)

"Johnny and the Gingercake." Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (25 May 1872): 248 AAS
  Reprinted in Advance 11 July 1872.

"Baby's First Step." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (13 July 1872): 336. AAS

"Benny, the Boy Who Always Was Right" Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (7 Sept 1872): 432
  reprinted in Herald & Presbyter 33.6 (31 Oct 1872): 6. See also 1874,

"Daisy's Faith" (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (30 Nov. 1872): 576 AAS
Reprinted in Carleton's Popular Readings, ed. Anna Randall-Diehl (New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1879): 297-300; The Reading Club and Handy Speaker #6, ed. George M. Baker (Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1879): 65-67 (and again as The Prize Speaker [#5-8], 1880; Pieces People Ask For [Walter H. Baker, 1908]); Shoemaker's Best Selections #7 (Penn);The Speaker's Garland, vol. 5, ed. Phineas Garrett (Philadelphia: Penn, 1881): 76-78 (and in Garrett's One Hundred Choice Selections #18); Elocutionist's Annual #7, ed. J. W. Shoemaker (Philadelphia: National School of Elocution and Oratory, 1883): 42-45;Cunnock's School Speaker, ed Robert Cunnock (Chicago: McClurg, 1883?): 90-93; The Best Collection of Readings and Recitations No. 3, Comp. J. S. Ogilvie (New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1885):39-42; Mrs. Bosworth's Elocutionary Studies for Amateurs, ed. Bessie Bryant Bosworth (Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1889): 425-27; also in Selected Readings, ed. Anna Morgan (McClurg).

"Christmas Hymn." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 2 (28 Dec. 1872): 628. AAS

Circa 1873, family moves from NYC to Summit, NJ

1873

Rudie's Goat (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1873; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#4 in Kitty and Lulu series
No dedication.

Kitty's Visit to Grandmamma (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1873; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#5 in Kitty and Lulu series
No dedication.

Kitty's Scrap-book (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1873; Frederick A. Stokes, 1891)
#6 in Kitty and Lulu series
Not seen

Fanny's Birthday Gift (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1873; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell. ca1900)
#1 in Miss Ashton's Girls series
No dedication in copy seen.

"The Old Miner's Sunbeam." Illustrated Christian Weekly 3 (15 Feb 1873): 80. AAS

"Daisy's Christmas Stockings." Little Corporal 16.6 (May 1873): 147-50 AAS
  Reprinted in Christian Standard 27 Sept. 27 1873: 307 and in Contributor 3.1 (Jan 1874): 12, both AAS. Also published as "Little Daisy and 'Tim's Dirl' " in American Citizen [Canton, MS] 31 May 1873: 1.

"Nellie's Miracle" Illustrated Christian Weekly (14 June 73): 288
  See also 1874

"Katie's Proofs," Little Corporal 17.4 (Oct 1873): 121-27 AAS

1874: Joanna and Julia Mathews' sister Caroline marries John Elliot Sargeant

1874

Giuseppe's Home (1874)
#3 in Dare to Do Right series
No dedication.

The New Scholars (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1874; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell. ca1900)
#2 in Miss Ashton's Girls series
No dedication.

Ethel's Gift [by Rebecca Perley Reed] and Nellie's Miracle [by Joanna H. Mathews]. (American Tract Society, 1874)
Online at Michigan State University
"Nellie's Miracle" previously published in Illustrated Christian Weekly 14 June 1873.

Benny, the Boy Who Always Was Right [and] Mother's Honest Little Boy [by Julia A. Mathews]. (American Tract Society, 1874)
Published anonymously? Not seen. "Benny" previously published in Illustrated Christian Weekly Sept. 1872; ""Mother's Honest Little Boy" previously published in Illustrated Christian Weekly Jan. 1872.

"Miss Harrington's Boy." Illustrated Christian Weekly 4 (28 Feb. - 21 March 1874): 102-103, 114-115, p126-127, 139. AAS

"Jennie's Blue Sash." Little Corporal 18.5 (May 1874): 145-50. AAS

"The Good Shepherd." Illustrated Christian Weekly 4 (13 June 1874): 284. AAS

"Eleanor's Visit." Little Corporal 19.1-19.6 (July-Dec 1874): 20-23, 37-40, 73-79, 125-29, 148-52, 173-76. AAS
  See also 1875

"My Garden Plot." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 4 (17 Oct. 1874): 499. AAS
Reprinted in Friends' Review 28 (10 July 1875): 751. AAS

1875

Rosalie's Pet (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1875; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell. ca1900)
#3 in Miss Ashton's Girls series
"Dedicated to my dear little friend, Katie Remsen Schuchardt, in loving remembrance of our pleasant summer by the seaside"

Eleanor's Visit (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1875; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell. ca1900)
#4 in Miss Ashton's Girls series. Previously serialized in Little Corporal 19 (July - Dec. 1874)
No dedication.

Mabel Walton's Experiment (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1875; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891)
#5 in Miss Ashton's Girls series
No dedication.

"Stray's Gratitude." Illustrated Christian Weekly 25 Feb. 1875: 463.
  Reprinted in Western Rural 6 Nov 1875: 358, as by Joanna Matthews AAS

"Little Children, Keep Yourselves From Idols. 1 John 5:21." Illustrated Christian Weekly 20 February 1875: 91.

"Our Shepherd." (poem) Child's Paper / American Tract Society 24.3 (March 1875): 12. AAS

"True Gentlemen." Child's Paper 24.4 (April 1875): 15. AAS

"Little Branches." Child's Paper 24.6 (June 1875): 22. AAS

"Christ's Little Soldiers." (poem) Child's Paper 24.8 (Aug. 1875): 32. AAS

"Come to Jesus." (poem) Child's Paper 24.9 (Sept. 1875): 36. AAS

"Aunt Betsey's Prayer-Meeting." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 18 September 1875: 451. Reprinted in Herald & Presbyter 36 (29 Dec. 1875): 7, and Christian Advocate 51.2 (13 Jan. 1876): 14, both APS. Both credited to London Sunday-School Times

"Hungry Matty." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly 4 Dec. 1875: 582.

1876

Uncle Joe's Thanksgiving (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1876)
No dedication.

Lilies or Thistledown (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1876)
No dedication.
Edith Evelyn Jaffray Bigelow and 1876 book
Elsie's Santa Claus (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1876; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891)
#6 in Miss Ashton's Girls series
"Dedicated to my dear young friend, Florence A. Douglas, with the earnest hope that the ills of life may touch her but lightly, and that the sunshine of a heavenly father's love may ever give a 'silver lining' to any clouds with which he, in his wise providence, may see fir to overshadow her path in life. J. H. M."

Little Friends at Glenwood (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1876; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, ca1900?)
#1 in Haps and Mishaps series
No dedication.

The Broken Mallet [and] The Pigeon's Eggs (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1876; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, ca1900?)
#2 in Haps and Mishaps series
Dedicated to Edith E. Jaffray, with the earnest hope that the path of authorship, whereon she has just set her youthful feet, may bear for her as many flowers and as few thorns as it has borne for her true friend and sympathizer, J. H. M.

"The Stray Lamb." (poem) Child's Paper 25.1 (Jan. 1876): 4. AAS
Reprinted? in Christian Advocate 51 (29 June 1876): 202. APS

"What I Saw in the Railroad Car." Child's Paper [Publication of the American Tract Society.] 25.5 (May 1876): 17-18. AAS

"True Courage." Child's Paper 25.10 (Oct. 1876): 38. AAS

"Bertie's New Sash." Illustrated Christian Weekly (7 Oct 1876): 487

1877

Bessie Harrington's Venture (Roberts Brothers, 1877)
US edition online at Google Books
No dedication.

Jack Granger's Cousin (Roberts Brothers, 1877)
No dedication.

Blackberry Jam (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1877; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, ca1900?)
#3 in Haps and Mishaps series
Dedicated to my darling boy, Joseph Howland Hunt, 'To be his very own book,' by his loving 'Cousin Jo'

"Elsie's Two Victories." Child's Paper 26.5 (May 1877): 18-19 AAS

"Milly's Trap." Illustrated Christian Weekly (3 March 1877): 103. Reprinted in National Sunday School Teacher 12.5 (May 1877): 196-99.

"Bill's Summer Thanksgiving." Illustrated Christian Weekly (30 June 1877): 305-06.

"Our Baby-Boy." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly (7 July 1877): 318.

"Indignant Nellie." (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly (28 July 1877): 355.

"The Little Seamstress." (poem) Child's Paper 25.10 (Sept. 1877): 34. AAS

"Old Becky's Mercies." Illustrated Christian Weekly (24 Nov. 1877): 558.

1878: Birth of nephew, Elliot Mathews Sargeant

1878

Milly's Whims (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1878; De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891; Caldwell, ca1900?)
#4 in Haps and Mishaps series
Dedicated with all kind and loving wishes to my dear little friend Emma Ogden Hoffman

Daisybank (American Tract Society, 1878)
No dedication.

Edith Murray (G.W. Carleton & Co., 1878; Dillingham, ca1900?)
"Dedicated to Catharine C. Hunt in loving recognition of all the thoughtful kindness and tender consideration which have shed so much of brightness upon my life. J. H. M."

"Jim's 'Make-Up'." Illustrated Christian Weekly (9 Feb. 1878): 66-67.
"I" (poem) Illustrated Christian Weekly (18 May 1878): 235.
"Kitty's Offering." Illustrated Christian Weekly (28 Dec. 1878): 634-35.

1879

Jim's "Make-Up" [by Joanna H. Mathews] and David Upton [by anon.] (American Tract Society, 1879)
Not seen. "Jim's 'Make-Up'" first published in Illustrated Christian Weekly, 9 Feb. 1878.

1880

Belle's Pink Boots (E. P. Dutton & Co., 1880)
Also issued by Dutton as Girls of Glenwood; or, Belle's Pink Boots
"Dedicated to my dear little friend, Alice Mathews Van Brunt"

Breakfast for Two (Lothrop, 1879; Frederick A. Stokes, 1888?; McKay)
No dedication

1881: Death of Julia A. Mathews

1881

Bessie Bradford's Secret (Frederick A. Stokes, 1881; Cassell & Co., ca1884)
"Dedicated to all the dear readers of the 'Bessie Books'"

"Harry Moore's Choice." Pt. I. Children's Work for Children 6.8-10 (Aug. - Oct. 1881): 115-18, ____, 147-51.
Published posthumously. See also 1883.

1882

Fred Bradford's Debt (Cassell & Co., 1882)
Not seen

Fred Bradford's Debt and Harry Bradford's Crusade published as Harry and Fred's Story Book by Cassell & Co. ca 1891 and by McLoughlin. (Cover title remains Fred Bradford's Debt on editions seen.)
Harry and Fred's Story Book "Dedicated to Elliott Mathews Sergeant, our own 'Nello,' with the loving wish that his way may ever lie through flowery paths, leading onward and upward to the green pastures beside living waters"
Herbert Hunt

1883

"Harry Moore's Choice"
in Harry Moore's Choice, with other Missionary Stories (Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1883)
Published posthumously. Only the title story is Mathews' work; originally serialized in Children's Work for Children in 1881.

Harry Bradford's Crusade (Cassell & Co., 1883)
"Dedicated to my dear little cousin Esther Morris Hunt by her 'own lady.'"
Fred Bradford's Debt and Harry Bradford's Crusade also published as Harry and Fred's Story Book by Cassell & Co. ca 1891 and by McLoughlin

1887: Death of Ann Hone Mathews, Joanna Mathews's mother, in January

1887
Uncle Rutherford's Attic, a Story for Girls (1887)
#1 in Uncle Rutherford series
"Dedicated with all loving birthday wishes to Margaret Kuhl Lothrop, August 11, 1887"

1888
Uncle Rutherford's Nieces, a Story for Girls (1888)
#2 in Uncle Rutherford series
"Dedicated to Herbert Hunt, with loving and best wishes for his future years, on his birthday, August 6, 1888."

1889
Maggie Bradford's Club (Frederick A. Stokes & Brother, 1889)
Sequels to the Bessie Books -- #1
"Dedicated to my little 'special friend' Mary Taylor McLean."

1890
Maggie Bradford's School-mates (Frederick A. Stokes, 1890)
Sequels to the Bessie Books -- #2
"Dedicated to our own 'Cheeryble Sisters' in remembrance of the pleasant hours we have passed together in the furtherance of their work for the cause of Him who has said: 'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these ye have done it unto me.'"
Eliz Martin
Bessie Bradford's Prize (Frederick A. Stokes, 1890)
Sequels to the Bessie Books -- #3
"Dedicated to my dear little friend and fellow author Elizabeth Leiper Martin ('Elsie') With the wish that the path of authorship may have for her as many flowers and as few thorns as it has had for her friend and well wisher J. H. M."

1892
Maggie Bradford's Fair (1892)
Sequels to the Bessie Books -- #4
"Dedicated to Elise Deforest Lyon by her affectionate friend the author"

John Thorndyke's Prejudice (G. W. Dillingham, 1892)
Paperback novel. Not seen.

1893
Frankie Bradford's Bear (Frederick A. Stokes, 1893)
Sequels to the Bessie Books -- #5
Dedicated to Henry Deforest Sergeant with all loving and tender wishes. J. H. M.

A Short History of the Orphan Asylum Society in the City of New York. (Anson D. F. Randolph, 1893).
"Compiled by Joanna A. Mathews."


1901: Death of Joanna Mathews



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