Elizabeth Oakes Smith: Bibliography

Books

Riches Without Wings or, The Cleveland Family (Boston: G.W. Light, 1838);

The Western Captive, or The Times of Tecumseh: A Tale (New York: J. Winchester 1842);

The Sinless Child and Other Poems (New York: Wiley and Putnam; Boston: W.D. Ticknor,1843);

The Poetical Writings of Elizabeth Oakes Smith (New York: J.S. Redfield, 1845);

The Dandelion (New York: Saxton and Miles; Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846, republished as The Dandelion: Stories not for good children, nor bad children, but for real children (Buffalo: G.H. Derby & Co., 1849, republished as The Dandelion (Auburn: Derby and Miller; Buffalo: Derby, Orton and Mulligan, 1853;

The Moss Cup (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846), republished as The Moss Cup: Stories not for good children, nor bad children, but for real children (Buffalo: G.W. Derby, 1849), republished as The Moss Cup (Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853);

Rosebud, or The True Child (New York: Saxton and Miles; Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846, republished as  The Roesebud: Stories not for good children, nor bad children, but for real children (Buffalo: G.H. Derby and Co., 1849);

The Salamander: A Legend for Christmas, found amongst the papers of the late Ernest Helfenstein, edited by E. Oakes Smith (New York: G. P. Putnam, 1848); republished as Hugo: A Legend of Rockland Lake, found amongst the papers of the late Ernest Helfenstein, Ed. by E. Oakes Smith (New York: J.S. Taylor, 1851); republished as Mary and Hugo: or, The Lost Angel: A Christmas Legend, (New York: Derby and Jackson; Cincinnati: H. W. Derby, 1857);

The Keepsake: A Wreath of Poems and Sonnets (New York: Leavitt and Company, 1849);

The Lover's Gift, or, Tributes to the Beautiful: American Series ed. By Mrs. E. Oakes Smith. (Hartford: J.S. Parsons 1850);

Woman and Her Needs (New York: Fowler and Wells, 1851); republished in Liberating the Home (New York: Arno Press, 1974);

Hints on Dress and Beauty (New York: Fowler and Wells, 1852);

Shadowland, or, The Seer (New York: Fowler and Wells, 1852);

Old New York, or Democracy in 1689: a tragedy in five acts (New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1853);

The Newsboy (New York: J.C. Derby; Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1854);

Bertha and Lily, or The Parsonage of Beech Glen: A Romance (New York: J.C. Derby; Boston, Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1854);

Bald Eagle, or The Last of the Ramapaughs: A Romance of Revolutionary Times (New York: Beadle and Adams, 1867);

The Sagamore of Saco (New York: Beadle and Adams, 1868);

Other:

Ed., The Mayflower (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1847-48).

Mary Alice Wyman, Selections from the Autobiography of Elizabeth Oakes Smith (New York: Columbia UP, 1924).

Joy Wiltenburg, "Excerpts from the Diary of Elizabeth Oakes Smith," Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society (1984) 9/3: 534-48.

Short Fiction

"The Lover's Talisman, or The Spirit Bride" Southern Literary Messenger (July 1839): 465-69; republished in The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVIII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1847) 231- 51;

"The Opal Ring," Godey's Lady's Book (January, February 1840);

"Gems and Reptiles," Godey's Lady's Book (Feb 1841) PAGE, republished in The New World extra series nos. 27/28 (27 October 1842) 46-48;

"Leaves by the Wayside," Godey's Lady's Book (July-Dec 1842): 94, 149;

"Bud and Blossom," Graham's Magazine (August 1842): 61-63;

"The Christian Sisters," The New World extra series nos. 27/28 (27 October 1842) 39-46;

"The Witch of Endor," Graham's Magazine (April 1843): 225-27; republished in The Rover 2/2 (1843): 42-44; republished in Dew Drops of the Nineteenth Century ed., Seba Smith (New York: J.K. Wellman, 1845) 71-79; republished in The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846) 282- 91;

"Lunacy, or Fanny Parr," Godey's Lady's Book (January 1843); republished in The Rover 2/21 (1843): 321-24;

"Hobomok: A Legend of Maine," The Rover 2/2 (1843): 175-76;

"The Unrequited," Godey's Lady's Book (May 1843);

"The Miser's Wife," The Rover 1/20 (1843): 313-14;

"Coming to Get Married," Graham's Magazine (July 1843): 52-56;

"Not Sure About That Same," Godey's Lady's Book (July 1844);

"The Sentiment of Self-Sacrifice," Graham's Magazine (February 1845): 90-91; republished in The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846): 185-92;

"The Interrupted Letter," Godey's Lady's Book (April 1845);

"Religious Duties--The Poor Woman," Dew Drops of the Nineteenth Century ed., Seba Smith (New York: J.K. Wellman, 1845) 188-190;

"The Little Child's Philosophy," Dew Drops of the Nineteenth Century ed., Seba Smith (New York: J.K. Wellman, 1845) 202-3;

"The Defeated Life," The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846) 36-75;

"Machinito,"The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1846) 197-206;

"Beauty, Vanity and Marble Mantles," The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVIII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1847) 172-87;

"The Sentiment of Petship," The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVIII (Boston: Saxton and Kelt, 1847);

"The Sagamore of Saco," Graham's Magazine (July, 1848): 47-52;

Poetry

(No systematic bibliography of the poems of Elizabeth Oakes Smith is currently available.  Cheryl Walker's American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology (1992) reprints several poems by Oakes Smith popular in the 1840s and 50s, but many of these, or versions of them (including the more famous "The Sinless Child") may date from earlier decades).

Non-Fiction

"Characterless Women," Graham's Magazine (October 1842): 199-200;

"A Word Upon Conceitedness," Graham's Magazine (October 1843): 203-4;

"A Card from Mrs. E. Oakes Smith," New York Tribune, December 31, 1852;

"Reply to P.T. Barnum," New York Tribune May 5, 1855;

"Men and Women," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 83-86;

"A Happy New Year," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 87-88;

"Writing in New York," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 88-89;

"Power and Genius," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 312-13;

"The Weaker Vessel," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 319-20;

"Button-Holes and Babies," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 320-21;

"Women Voting," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 417;

"New York State Teachers' Convention: Protest of a Lady Member,"Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 517-19;

"Alice Carey," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 520-21;

"Womanly Perception," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 529-30;

"Books," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 591-2;

"Who Are Our Educators?" Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 636-38;

"Bankruptcy and Dress," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 746-47;

"Fashions and Fashion Plates," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1857): 764;

"The Sewing Machine," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1858): 101-2;

"Sarah Helen Whitman," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1858): 115;

"Poverty a Producer," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1858): 174-76;

"Private Insane Hospitals" Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly 1858): 214-15;

"Burning Libraries," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1858): 324-25;

"Women as Physicians," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1858): 433-34;

"Virtue Rewarded," Emerson's Magazine and Putnam's Monthly (1858): 431-33;

"The Ragpickers of New York," The Great Republic Monthly (January 1859): 133-39;

"The Newsboys of New York," The Great Republic Monthly (February 1859): 242-48;

"The Firemen of New York," The Great Republic Monthly (March 1859): 357-63;

"The Tombs, The Great City Prison," The Great Republic Monthly (March 1859): 364-68;

"The Carmen of New York," The Great Republic Monthly (April 1859): 486-90;

"The Sewing Girls of New York," The Great Republic Monthly (May 1859): 568-76;

"Autobiographic Notes," Beadle's Monthly (1867): 30-33, 147-56, 220-25, 325-29, 437-42, 538- 49;

"The Puritan Child, Being an Autobiography," The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health 72 (1881): 188-92, 304-9;

"The Puritan Child," The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health 73 (1881): 72-78, 241- 48;

"The Puritan Child," The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health 74 (1882): 80-86;

"Reminiscences and Reflections," The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health (September, 1890): 105-6.