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Children's Historic Textbooks and Primers
Sterling's Primer
Title page of Sterling's Southern Primer for the Children
owned by Mary "Maimie" Glen Furman

Books in the Catalog

  • At home and abroad: or, how to behave, Mrs. Manners, 1853
  • Little lessons for little people, Basil Manly, Jr, 1867
  • The child's book of nature: for the use of families and schools : intended to aid mothers and teachers in training children in the observation of nature: in three parts. Part II. Animals, Worthington Hooker, 1883
  • Manual of Bible morality: a text book for elementary and academic schools and for the help of parents in training their children at home, Shaler G. Hillyer, 1897
  • Mother Goose's ABC Book, 1898
  • Country Life Readers Second Book, Cora Wilson Stewart, 1916 [This book was intended for the literacy education of rural adults in Kentucky Moonlight Schools, but is noted as appropriate for the education of children]
  • Wooden horn-book, ca. 1930
  • Ye horn-booke of greeting: from Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1930
  • Know South Carolina: a supplementary reader for the early elementary grades, Jennie Erwin, 1932
Books in the Archives

Please note that these sources are not listed in the online catalog.
  • Arithmetic, 19th century
  • Sterling's Southern Primer for the Children, Richard Sterling, A.M. and J.D. Campbell, A.M., 1867
  • Gateway to South Carolina, Mary C. Simms Oliphant and Mary C. Simms Oliphant Furman, 1947
  • Hartsville: Our Community, Lucile Boswell Neely, 1965