A is for Angler: 19th-Century Children's Chapbooks

Welcome to an online exhibit that examines three charming Scottish children’s chapbooks. The focus of the exhibit is to understand the novel aspects of early nineteenth-century, children’s alphabet chapbooks from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Material within this exhibit was sourced from the Scottish Studies Collection in the Archival & Special Collections, at the University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario Canada. The detail of the painting A School for Boys and Girls by Jan Steen, was sourced from the National Galleries of Scotland’s website.

These three chapbooks are a small portion of the nearly 600 chapbooks accessible on this website.


This exhibit was created by Jennifer Oldham, a student of History 3480 (Winter 2018).