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Catherine Helen Spence: 1886-1888

A guide to Catherine Helen Spence featuring writings about her and a chronological bibliography of her works.

1886-1880

1886  
January 1 The November reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
January 27 The December reviews. Register, p. 6a-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
January 28 Play and earnest. Register, p. 7e-f. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. History. Children's literature.]
January 29 Some social notes on Australia and Canada. Register, p. 7e-f. [Article by A Colonist of 1839.]
February 2 Cultivation of small blocks. Register, p. 7a. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Social issues. Agriculture.]
March 5 The January reviews. Register, pp. 5h-6ab. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
April 8 The February reviews. Register, p. 6a-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
April 14 An appeal for help. Evening Journal, p. 3h. [Letter by Mary Colton, Catherine H. Spence and others. Welfare.]
April 14 An appeal for help. Register, p. 6c. [Letter by Mary Colton, Catherine H. Spence and others. Welfare.]
April 17 An appeal for help. Observer, p. 15c. [Letter by Mary Colton, Catherine H. Spence and others. Welfare.]
April 20 The condition of the colony. Register, p. 4f-g. [Unsigned leader. Mortlock scrapbook. Social issues.]
(May 8 Mr Walter Besant as a social reformer. Observer, p. 41a-c. [Unsigned article. The range and nature of the topics discussed lead me to believe this article is by Spence. Charity. Education.]
May 11 The March reviews. Register, p. 6b-e. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
June 7 The April reviews. Register, pp. 5h, 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
June 16 Clothing for the poor. Evening Journal, p. 3h. [Letter by C. H. Spence. Welfare.]
June 16 Clothing for the poor. Register, p. 7a. [Letter by C. H. Spence. Welfare.]
June 19 Female teachers in South Australia and Victoria. Evening Journal, p. 5g. [Unsigned third leader. Mortlock scrapbook. Education.]
June 19 Female teachers in South Australia and Victoria. Register, p. 5a. [Unsigned third leader. Mortlock scrapbook. Education.]
July 1 The May reviews. Register, pp. 5h, 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
July 10 Anagram. Evening Journal, p. 2h. [Puzzle by C. H. S.]
July 10 Anagram. Observer, p. 44b-c. [Puzzle by C. H. S.]
July 29 The June reviews. Register, p. 6a-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
September 2 The July reviews. Register, p. 7d-g. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
September 27 The August reviews. Register, p. 6c-f. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
November 9 The September reviews. Register, p. 6b-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
November 23 The October reviews. Register, pp. 5gh-6ab. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
December 24 A round of Christmas games. Evening Journal, p. 2f-g. [Article edited by C. H. S.]
December 25 The hen's language. Observer Supplement, pp. 20a-e, 21a-e, 22a-b. [Children's story by C H Spence.]
December 25 A round of Christmas games. Observer, pp. 34e, 35a. [Article edited by C. H. S.]
December 30 The November reviews. Register, p. 6a-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
1887  
January 26 The December reviews. Register, p. 6e-g. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
March 1 The January reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
April 5 The February reviews. Register, pp. 5h-6ab. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
May 9 The March reviews. Register, p. 6c-e. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
May 12 Jubilee fund. Evening Journal, p. 3h. [Letter by C. H. Spence. Charity. ]
May 12 Jubilee fund. Register, p. 7b. [Letter by C. H. Spence. Charity.]
May 18 Charity organization society. Evening Journal, p. 2g. [Report of meeting on 17 May 1887 including short speech by Miss Spence.]
May 27 The April reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
June 11 Scientific meliorism and the evolution of happiness. (To be continued.) Observer, p. 41a-b. [Review by A Colonist of 1839 of Scientific Meliorism and the Evolution of Happiness by Jane Hume Clapperton. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. Social issues.]
June 18 Scientific meliorism and the evolution of happiness. (Concluded.) Observer, p. 41a-b. [Review by A Colonist of 1839 of Scientific Meliorism and the Evolution of Happiness by Jane Hume Clapperton. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. Social issues.]
June 21 Literature and Aesthetic. Register Jubilee Supplement, p. 7e. [Comment on South Australian authors, including Spence. Women writers. Biographical material.]
June 28 Scientific meliorism and the evolution of happiness. Register, p. 6c-e. [Review by A Colonist of 1839 of Scientific Meliorism and the Evolution of Happiness by Jane Hume Clapperton. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. Social issues.]
July 5 The May reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
July 23 Machinery versus manual labour. Observer, p. 41a-c. [Review by A Colonist of 1839 of Service of Man by James Cotter Morison. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, and Fluctuations in Trade and Wages by James Howell in Fortnightly Review, 1887]
August 1 The June reviews. Register, p. 6c-e. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
September 2 The July reviews. Register, p. 5d-f. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
September 17 Cheerfulness.—how far may it be cultivated? Observer, p. 41a-c. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Social issues.]
September 27 The August reviews. Register, p. 6c-e. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
(October 29 Mrs George Craik—Dinah Maria Mulock. Observer, p. 41a-c. [Unsigned obituary. The knowledge shown of Mrs Craik's writings for children as well as for adults, and the comment that the journalist and Mrs Craik had friends in common lead me to believe that Spence wrote this assessment of Craik's life and work. Children's literature.])
November 1 The September reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
November 5 Survivals of superstition. Observer, p. 41a-d. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Children's literature.]
November 22 Survivals of superstition. Register, p. 6e-g. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Children's literature.]
November 26 Survivals of superstition. Evening Journal, p. 3f-h. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Children's literature.]
November 26 The October reviews. Register, pp. 5gh-6a. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
December 10 Cheerfulness.—how far may it be cultivated? Evening Journal, p. 6b-c. [Article by A Colonist of 1839.]
December 10 Death of an aged pioneer colonist. Register, p. 5d. [Obituary of Mrs Helen Brodie Spence. Biographical material.]
December 10 Cheerfulness.—how far may it be cultivated? Register, p. 7a-b. [Article by A Colonist of 1839.]
December 14 Machinery versus manual labour. Register, p. 6c-e. [Review by A Colonist of 1839 of Service of Man by James Cotter Morison. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, and Fluctuations in Trade and Wages by James Howell in Fortnightly Review, 1887.]
December 29 The November reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
1888  
(January 9 A boys' and girls' lending library. Evening Journal, p. 3e. [Unsigned article. See note to Register entry for 9 January 1888. Education]
(January 9 A boys' and girls' lending library. Register, pp. 4h-5a. [Unsigned second leader. I include this among Spence's writings as it appeared at a time when she was constantly contributing to the Register, it reads like her work and it draws upon experience in her special areas of literature for children, children's libraries, education and welfare work with children. In addition it was followed on 14 January 1888 by a letter about the Unitarian Church children's library from her great friend Emily Clark. Education.])
January 25 The December reviews. Register, p. 6b-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
March 12 The January reviews. Register, p. 6d-f. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
March 21 The February reviews. Register, p. 6b-e. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
March 24 The January reviews. Observer, p. 41a-b. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
April 7 The February reviews. Observer, p. 41a-b. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
April 20 The March reviews. Register, p. 7a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
May 23 The April reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
June 2 British poets and poetesses. Observer, p. 41a-d. [Article by A Colonist of 1839, including a review of English Poetesses: A Series of Critical Biographies with Illustrative Extracts. Literature. Autobiography.]
June 30 Ups and downs. Observer, p. 41b-e. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Social issues.]
July 10 The May reviews. Register, pp. 5h-6ab. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
July 21 Miscellaneous reviews. Observer, p. 41a-c. [Unsigned article. Extract from the May Reviews, Register, 10 July 1888.]
August 3 The June reviews. Register, p. 6b-d. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
August 28 The July reviews. Register, p. 6c-e. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
(September 1 Two old records. Observer, p. 41a-d. [Unsigned review of Diary and Letters of Fanny Burney, Madame D'Arblay. 1750-1840. Henry Colburn. Journal of Mary Frampton. 1779-1846. Sampson Low & Co. The style and the interest taken in domestic matters suggest that this article is by Spence. History. Literature.])
September 8 The July reviews. Observer, p. 41a-b. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
September 29 Open-air enjoyments and the feeling for nature. Observer, p. 41a-d. [Article by A Colonist of 1839. Literature. Children.]
October 2 The August reviews. Register, p. 6d-f. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
November 3 The September reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
November 24 The September reviews. Observer, p. 41a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
December 12 The October reviews. Register, p. 5h-6ab. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]
(December 18 Two old records. Register, p. 7a-c. [Unsigned review of Diary and Letters of Fanny Burney, Madame D'Arblay. 1750-1840. Henry Colburn. Journal of Mary Frampton. 1779-1846. Sampson Low & Co. The style and the interest taken in domestic matters suggest that this article is by Spence. History. Literature.]
December 22 Acting charade. Observer Supplement, p. 13d-e, 14a-e, 15a-e. [Acting charade by C H Spence.]
December 31 The November reviews. Register, p. 6a-c. [Unsigned article. Continuation of series.]