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1906    
    January 31, 1906: Paul Bransom marries Grace Bond.
     
    November 1906, PB goes to visit the offices of the Saturday Evening Post in Philadelphia. George H. Lorimer, the editor of the Post, purchases four covers and a selection of headings for financial pieces. He also commissions PB to illustrate the two-part story by W. A. Fraser, "The Tiger God." The Saturday Evening Post was published by Curtis Publications which was also responsible for the Country Gentleman and the Ladies Home Journal, both of which would regularly publish PB's drawings.
     
1907    
  January 1, 1907 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  January, 1907 Field and Stream cover. See All Unplanned, p. 118: describes being asked to make covers for a year: "I was flabbergasted at that. I thought that was great. So, I made the next cover and the next and the next. I made three covers altogether and never received any pay, but always promises. By that time, I concluded that something was wrong and I didn't make any more covers....
     
  David Graham Phillips, “Swollen Fortunes,” Saturday Evening Post, January 12, 1907, pp. 10 ff.  
     
  February, 1907 Field and Stream cover.  
     
  February 16, 1907 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “The Glutton of the Great Snow,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 27, 1907, pp. 242 ff. (story copyrighted by Curtis Publishing, 1906)
(story reprinted in The House in the Water)
 
     
  March 2, 1907 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Leo Crane, “The Bandage,” Appleton’s Magazine, v. 10, 1907, pp. 60 ff. All Unplanned, pp. 110-111: "The young woman with the whip was my wife, Grace. This was one of thefew times Grace ever posed for me."
     
  Edwin Lefèvre, “Wall Street and that Man Roosevelt,” Saturday Evening Post, March, 23, 1907,  p. 3.  
     
  April, 1907 Field and Stream cover.  
     
  May, 1907 Field and Stream cover.  
     
  Marcosson, "Ebb-Tide in Stocks," Saturday Evening Post, July 6, 1907.  
     
1908    
    Grace and Paul spend the summer of 1908 at Canada Lake. They rent a camp owned by Dr. Granger that was next door to the camp known as the "Dwigwam" owned by Clare Victor Dwiggins on the south shore.
     
  Paul Bransom, “Going Bad,” St. Nicholas, v. 36, 1908, p. 12-13. Letter dated July 10, 1908 (no. 33) from Ward, Lock and Company, publisher of Windsor Magazine, discusses an arrangement with Charles G. D. Roberts to publish six new books and Roberts suggests that PB should illustrate them “much in the same way that Livingston Bull has illustrated the American editions. The first volume we require illustrations for is “The House in the Water.’” Archives of American Art:
 
W. A. Fraser, “The Tiger God,” Saturday Evening Post, v. 180,  May, 23, 1908, pp. 3ff.
 
Charles G. D. Roberts, “The Window in the Shack,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 28, July, 1908, pp. 173 ff.
(story reprinted in The House in the the Water)
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “The Vagrants of the Barren,” Century, v. 76, September, 1908, pp. 701 ff.  
     
   

October 19, 1908 letter (no. 34) from the Saturday Evening Post (H. A. Thompson]: “The cover designs that you sent me are splendidly done, but neither seems exactly in line with our present cover needs.  The zebra might be available sometime if we publish a circus article; but without such an article it would not be quite apropos.  Still, I hate to send it back and if you are willing that I should keep it on the same basis as the other covers I bought from you, I shall retain it with the hope of using it some day either as a heading or cover as occasion may offer.  Please let me know about this.
Of the sketches for heading, the Fox and Geese is the only one I can use just now.  I have marked it O.K. and will ask you to go ahead with it.  This sketch, together with the other three, I am returning under separate cover by mail.

[The "Fox and Geese" drawing was used in Edwin Lefèvre, “Stock Manipulation,” Saturday Evening Post, v. 181, March 20, 1909, p. 3.

The "Zebra" drawing is perhaps identifiable with Paul Bransom, Decoration: Dog on Zebra, Saturday Evening Post, December 17, 1921, p. 65. The signature of this drawing is consistent with this earlier date.]

     
1909

 

 
 

C.G.D. Roberts, Kings in Exile, MacMillan. Illustrated by Paul Bransom, John Livingston Bull, and Philip R. Goodwin.

 
     
  March 13, 1909 Saturday Evening Post cover.

January 18, 1909 letter (no. 39) from Saturday Evening Post (H.A. Thompson] “The cover design received from you this morning is exceedingly good, and I am glad to get it.  A check will go to you from our treasurer on Wednesday of this week.”

     
  Edwin Lefèvre, “Stock Manipulation,” Saturday Evening Post, v. 181, March 20, 1909, p. 3  
     
   

March 20, 1909 letter (no.42) from Ward Lock and Co:  “We are very much obliged by the two pictures to hand and must compliment you upon the very fine work you have put into them.  We can afford a little more time on the next two, and would ask you please, if you can possibly do it, to make them uprights and not side pictures as we do not very much care for side pictures in our books.

     
  W. S. Rainsford, “A Morning Ride to Kenia: A Hunting Experience,” The Outlook, May 22, 1909, p. 151  
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “The Lord of the Glass House,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 29, May, 1909, pp. 733 ff.
(illustrations and story reprinted in Kings in Exile)
 
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “The Sun-Gazer,” The Windsor Magazine,  v. 30, July, 1909, pp.219 ff
(illustrations and story reprinted in Kings in Exile)
 
     
  Paul Bransom, “Circus Animals Rehearsing,” Century, v. 77, 1909, pp. 355.  
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “The King of the Flaming Hoops,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 30, September, 1909, pp. 465 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Kings in Exile)
 
     
  John Mappelbeck, “When the Bottom Fell Out: Stories and Lesson Drawn from Panic Days, “ The Saturday Evening Post,  v. 182, September 25, 1909, pp. 16 ff.  
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “Last Bull,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 30, October, 1909, pp. 561 ff.
(illustrations and story reprinted in Kings in Exile)
 
     
  Paul Bransom, “Arctic Animals: Four Drawings by Paul Bransom,” The Outlook, December 25, 1909, p. 10 All Unplanned, p. 117: About that time Peary was on his expedition to the North Pole, the one in 1909 when he finally made it. The Outlook desired a series of arctic animal pictures which I made for them uner my name with a subtitle, heading and all that sort of thing. There was no text, just the pictures. Of course this was a great help to me because it brought my work to the attention of other art directors.
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts," On the Roof of the World,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 31, December, 1909, pp. 148 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown, p. 33)
 
     
1910    
  C. G. D. Roberts, Neighbors Unknown, 1910, Ward Lock & Co.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Grey Lynx’s Last Hunting,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 31, January, 1909, pp. 315 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Sentry of the Sedge-Flats,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 31, March, 1909, pp. 474 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Antlers of the Caribou,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 3, April, 1910, pp. 681ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown, p. 93)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Black Swamp,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 31, May, 1910, pp. 776 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown, p. 75)
 
     
  Paul Bransom, “Animals of Our National Parks,” The Outlook, May 28, 1910, pp. 152-156.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Isle of Birds,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 32, June, 1910, pp. 69 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Little Bull of the Barrens,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 32, July, 1910, pp. 202 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “A Tree-Top Aeronaut,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 32, August, 1910, pp. 323.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Tunnel Runners,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 32, September, 1910, pp. 472 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “A Torpedo in Feathers,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 32, October, 1910, pp. 589 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown, p. 145)
 
     
  Robert E. Peary, USN, “The Discovery of the North Pole: The Long Arctic Night,” Hampton’s Magazine, v. 24, 1910, pp. 653 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Theft,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 32, 1910, pp. 699.
(illustration and story reprinted in Neighbors Unknown)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Marooned,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 33, 1910, pp. 35 ff.  
     
  Randall R. Howard, “The Sheep-Herder,” The Outlook, December 24, 1910, p. 943.  
     
1911    
  C.G.D. Roberts, More Kindred of the Wild, Ward Lock & Co., 1911  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Mothers of the North,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 33, February, 1911, pp. 417 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild, p. 157)
 
     
  Paul Suter, “Tonko,” St. Nicholas, v. 38, 1911, pp. 341 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Tiger of the Sea,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 33, March, 1911, pp. 533 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild, p. 15)
 
     
  Paul Bransom, “Jungle Nights...,” The Outlook, May-July, 1911  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, "Puck O’ the Dusk,” The Windsor Magazine,  v. 33, 1911, May, pp. 775 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild, p. 117)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts," A Harassed Householder,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 34, June, 1911, pp. 93 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild,  p. 137)
 
     
  Paul Bransom, “Three Macaws,” Century, v. 83, 1911, p. 71.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Ishmael of the Hemlocks,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 34, July, 1911, pp. 179 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild, frontispiece)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Keepers of the Nest,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 34, August, 1911, pp. 349 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild, p. 67)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “In the Year of No Rabbits,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 34, 1911, pp. 471 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in More Kindred of the Wild, p. 97 and Feet of the Furtive, p. 66)
 
     
  Charles Frederick Holder, “A Saber-Tooth Tiger Hunt,” The Outlook, September, 23, 1911, p. 190.  
     
  Paul Bransom, “A Price Upon His Head: Introducing some Animals of the Far Places who Give Their Lives That Women May be Fashionable and Warm,” The Outlook, November 25, 1911, p. 712.  
     
1912    
  Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories, 1912, Garden City Publishing Co. (cover and end sheet)  
     
  Jack London, Call of the Wild, 1912, MacMillan

Advertisement for the Bransom Call of the Wild.  Described as a Christmas edition: “Some of the previous issues of this great book were thought to be beautiful, but none of them seems so now in comparison with the latest one, the make-up of which is distinguished by a number of features.  In the first place there are many full-page plates reproduced in color from paintings done by Mr. Bransom.  More than this, the first two pages of each chapter are printed in color and decorated with headpieces and drawings, while every other two pages carry black and white half-tones in the text, also the work of Mr. Bransom.”

     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “In the World of the Ghost-Lights,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 35, February, 1912, pp. 305 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Spotted Stranger,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 35, March, 1912, pp. 395 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Feet of the Furtive, frontispiece)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Invaders,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 35, April, 1912, pp. 527 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Feet of the Furtive, p. 86)
 
     
  May, 1912 The Outing Magazine cover.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Red Dandy and MacTavish,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 36, June, 1912, pp. 75 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Feet of the Furtive, p. 364)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Leader of the Run,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 36, July, 1912, pp. 181 ff.  
     
  Paul Bransom, “Toilers in the Traces,” Century, v. 84, August, 1912, pp. 505 ff.

August 2, 1910 letter (no. 3) from The Century Co. Publishers: “I inclose the Company’s check for $300, for your splendid drawings illustrating the “Toilers in the Traces.”  I think the company is awfully lucky to get these, and I am proud to have them. –Frank Crownshield”

     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “A Digger of Tubes,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 36, August, 1912, p. 328.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Feet of the Furtive, p. 104)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “With His Back to the Wall,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 36, September, 1912, pp. 437ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Feet of the Furtive, p. 146)
 
     
  October, 1912 The Outing Magazine cover.  
     
  Donal Hamilton Haines, “The Doctrine of the Lean Bag,” The Outlook, October 26, 1912, p. 442  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Feud,” The Windsor Magazine,” v. 36, October, 1912, pp. 563 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Feet of the Furtive, p. 354)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “With His Back to the Wall,” Cosmopolitan, v. 54, December, 1912, pp. 35 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The White Wolf,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 37, December, 1912, pp. 164 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 78)
 
     
   

 

     
  Paul Bransom, “The Curse of Beauty: a Sermon in Colors (Four Watercolors of Birds that Give Their Lives in Order that Women May Be Beautifully Adorned),” The Outlook, December 28, 1912, p. 884.  
     
1913    
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Teddy Bear’s Bee-Tree: First Paper of the Series entitled “Babes of the Wild,” St. Nicholas,  v. 40, January, 1913, pp. 231 ff.  
     
 

C. G. D. Roberts, The Feet of the Furtive, MacMillan, 1913 (Published in 1912 in a British edition by Ward Lock & Co).

 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, "The Adventures of Young Grumpy (‘Babes of the Wild II’),” St. Nicholas,  v. 40, February, 1913, pp. 291 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “A Master of Supply,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 37, February, 1913, pp. 411ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 62)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Little Furry Ones that Slide Downhill (‘Babes of the Wild III’),” St. Nicholas, v. 40, March, 1913, pp.  397 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Bear that Thought He Was a Dog,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 37, March, 1913, pp. 630 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 14)
 
     
  Theodore Roosevelt, “The Vigor of Life,” The Outlook, March 22,1913, pp. 660 (p. 671, Bransom Illustration of a Bear)  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Baby and the Bear (“Babes of the Wild IV”),” St. Nicholas, v. 40, April, 1913, pp. 486 ff.  
     
  Lucy Rider Meyer, “Is Nature Red?,” The Outlook, v. 104, May 24, 1913, pp. 191 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Hoof and Claw,” The Windsor Magazine,  v. 38, June, 1913, pp. 63 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 100)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Trail of the Vanishing Herds,” The Windsor Magazine,  v. 38, July, 1913, pp. 190 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 46)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Eyes in the Bush,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 38, August, 1913, pp. 328 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 116)
 
     
 

C. G. D. Roberts, Hoof and Claw, Ward Lock & Co, 1920 (Copyright 1913, by The Illustrated Sunday Magazine and by the Cosmopolitan Magazine.  Copyright 1914, by the Pictorial Review Company, by the Illustrated Sunday Magazine, by the National Sunday Magazine, by the Cosmopolitan Magazine, and by John Adams Thayer Corporation.)

 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Runners of the High Peaks,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 38, September, 1913, pp. 475 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, p. 128)
 
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “In the Morning of Time: The Finding of Fire,” Sunset: the Magazine of the Pacific, v. 31, October, 1913, pp. 686 ff. See All Unplanned, p. 134-135: illustrated this story while PB lived near Saratoga Springs. His friend, Miles Standish, served as a model for the series. The series was begun in Sunset and continued a couple of years later in Cosmopolitan. "Practically all of the originals have found a permanent home at Weber State College."
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Shadows and John Hatch,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 38, October, 1913, pp. 592 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in Hoof and Claw, frontispiece)
 
     
 

C. G. D. Roberts, Children of the Wild, MacMillan, 1913

 
     
 

Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows, Scribners, 1913

Review in Connoisseur, v. 37, 1913, p. 274 of The Wind in the Willows.  “The great attraction of this fresh issue is the illustrations in colour by Mr. Paul Bransom.  The latter is an American artist –a colourist and draughtsman of some distinction, and above all things a sympathetic interpreter of Mr. Graham’s fancies, his conceptions being distinguished by the same power of investing the most impossible occurrence with a plausible realism as distinguishes the author’s writings.  They are marked by poetic feeling, are always well drawn, and show much charm of colour.”

     
  C. G. D. Roberts, "In the Morning of Time: The Children of the Shining One,” Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, v. 31, November, 1913, pp. 908ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Pool,” The Windsor Magazine,  v. 38, November, 1913, pp. 714 ff.  
     
  December, 1913 Outing magazine cover.  
     
    Entry in Arts and Decoration, December, 1913, p. 73: “An exhibition of the work of N.C. Wyeth and Paul Bransom was held for two weeks in the exhibition gallery of the Scribner bookstore on Fifth Avenue and Forty-eighth street.” (N. C. Wyeth had just had his edition of Kidnapped published at the same time Bransom's Wind and the Willows published.)
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “In the Morning of Time: The Puller-Down of Trees,” Sunset: the Magazine of the Pacific, v. 31, December, 1913, pp. 1204 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Assault of Wings,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 39, December, 1913, pp. 157 ff.  
     
1914    
  George Bernard Shaw, “Killing for Fun,” , Hearst’s International, 1, 1914,pp. 4 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts," The Shadows and John Hatch,” The Cosmopolitan, January, 1914, 56, pp. 198-207.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Battle of the Brands,” Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, January, 1914, pp. 129ff.  
 
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Fisher in the Chutes,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 39, January, 1914, pp. 318 ff..  
     
   

February 25, 1914 letter (no. 3) from the editor (Charles Field) of Sunset Magazine:  “I have told Beth Moyle that I will use four more stories of the Morning of Time series by Mr. Roberts, running them later in the year, and I have received from him the first one of the new series, entitled “The Bending of the Bow”, which takes up the story two years after “The Cave Girl and the Tree Men”, which appears in our April number.  There is, therefore, no immediate rush in the matter of the illustrations, although I will be very glad if you can find time to proceed with the illustrations at an early date, that I may have them in the office.  I shall not begin this series until I have all four stories on hand, duly illustrated and filed in the office, which, under present arrangements, can be easily done.
I am extremely pleased with the illustration for the last number.  It seems to me that the picture of the couple standing on the point of rock above the poisonous thicket is a most effective thing, and it appeals to me particularly.  I hope you have enjoyed making these pictures.
I was amused at a letter received the other day asking what had happened to the series and stating that the writer was very eager to follow the fortunes of “Grom and the lovely A-ya”.  This shows that the glamour of the author’s human interest description has been greater, for this particular reader, that your scholarly fidelity to type!

[C. D. G. Roberts, “In the Morning of Time: The Bending of the Bow," Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, v. 33, December, 1914, pp. 1156 ff.]

     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Brannigan’s Mary,” The Windsor Magazine,  v. 39, March, 1914,  pp. 548 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “Runners of the High Peaks,” Cosmopolitan, v. 56, March, 1914,  pp. 521 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Cave Girl and the Tree Men,” Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific,  April, 1914, pp. 821 ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Cabin Door,The Windsor Magazine, v. 39, May, 1914, pp. 787 ff.  
     
  George Randolph Chester, "The Doodle Bug,” Everybody’s Magazine, v. 30, May, 1914, pp. 601 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “Brannigan’s Mary,” The Cosmopolitan, May, 1914, 56, pp. 820-831.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, "A Basket of Fish,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 40, June, 1914, pp. 74 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “Black Boar of Lonesome Water,”  The Windsor Magazine, 40, July, 1914, pp. 193 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Calling of the Lop-Horned Bull,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 40, September, 1914,  pp. 443 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Secret Trails, p. 56)
 
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Cabin in the Flood,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 40, October, 1914, pp. 692 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted in The Secret Trails, p. 102)
 
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “In the Morning of Time: The Bending of the Bow," Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, v. 33, December, 1914, pp. 1156 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Aigrette,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 41, December, 1914, pp. 197 ff.
(illustration and story reprinted The Secret Trails, p. 102)
 
     
1915    
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Destroying Splendor,” Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, January, 1915, p. 115 ff.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Terrors of the Dark,” Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, February, 1915, pp. 271 ff.  
     
  Olaf Baker, "Where the Buffaloes Begin," St. Nicholas, v. 42, February, 1915, p. 291.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Feasting of the Cave Folk,” Sunset: The Magazine of the Pacific, March, 1915, pp. 455ff.  
     
  Stephen Chalmers, “Timothy,” St. Nicholas, v. 42, April, 1915, p. 483  
     
  June 5, 1915 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Dewey Austin Cobb, “On the Edge of the Amazon,” St. Nicholas, v. 42, July, 1915, pp. 777 ff.  
     
  September 25, 1915 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Charles G. D. Roberts, “On the Face of the Waters,” Cosmopolitan,v. 59, October, 1915,  p. 647   
     
  October 23, 1915 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  C. D. G. Roberts, “The Fear,” Cosmopolitan, v. 59, November, 1915, pp. 742 ff.  
     
  Wilfred T. Grenfell, “Jim Wilson’s Chum,” St. Nicholas, v. 44, December, 1916, pp. 109  
     
  December, 1915 Outing magazine cover.  
     
1916    
  January 1, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  February 5, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  March 11, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
 

C.G.D. Roberts, The Secret Trails, MacMillan, 1916.

 
     
  May 21, 1916 The National Sunday Magazine cover.  
     
  Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “The Convention,” Cosmopolitan, v. 61, June, 1916, pp. 18-19.  
     
  Paul Leland Haworth, “A Strange Refuge,” St. Nicholas,  v. 43, June, 1916, pp. 689 ff.  
     
  July 1, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  July 22, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Cock-Crow,” Cosmopolitan, v. 61, August, 1916, p. 314  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Morning of the Silver Frost," The Windsor Magazine, v. 44, August, 1916, pp. 309 ff.  
     
  September 2, 1916 Country Gentleman cover  
     
  Edwin L. Arnold, “A Night with the Kaders,” Youth’s Companion, October 5, 1916, p. 543.

July 24, 1916 (no. 30) letter from the Art Editors of The Youth’s Companion: We like your drawing for the “Kader” story very much indeed.  We also wish to thank you for our promptness in delivering it. 
We are sending your bill along on its regular course, and you should receive a check in a short while.

     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Morning of the Silver Frost,” Cosmopolitan,  v. 62, October, 1916, pp. 40 ff  
     
  November 6, 1916 Independent magazine cover.

October 4, 1916 (no. 32) letter from Karl V. S. Howland (see All Unplanned, pp. 116-117), publisher of The Independent: “The Eagle cover has come and it is splendid.  If you keep turning out covers like this I will exhaust my supply of adjectives and will have to resort to my thesaurus.
I am using the macaw picture on the Christmas cover of The Countryside.
The Rabbit Hounds is acceptable, in fact perfectly fine for the January Countryside which will be the Winter Sports Number.  I return the sketch herewith and will hold the turkey sketch for a while with perhaps a view to using it next year at Thanksgiving time.  Do begin the Rabbit Hounds cover until I let you know the exact size for the picture.  This will be before the end of this week.  When you have it I am very anxious to get the January cover at the earliest possible moment.  Then I will be able to catch my breath and not hurry you so much in the future.  I think it will be better to treat the edge of the Rabbit Hounds cover as you did the Macaw and the Eagle covers only, of course, adapting the tone of border to the color of the picture rather than to put any uneven edge as in your sketch.
With congratulation on the work you are doing and appreciation, I am….

     
   

November 10, 1916 (no. 33) letter from Karl V. S. Howland, The Countryside Suburban Life:  “The Rabbit Hounds cover is splendid.  Certainly we have struck “a distinctive note in magazine cover art” as we say in our prospectus.
Now what I have in mind to follow is the Peacock cover for the Spring Building number (February), the Big Spider Cover for the Annual Garden Number (March), and some subject that you may suggest for the Spring Planting Number (April).  I hope you can send the sketches very soon.  There is no hurry at all about the Black Panther Cover as that is for The Independent along the summer time, but I want to get The Countryside Covers all finished for 1917.
Any further suggestions that you may have for the other numbers as per enclosed schedule will be appreciated.  I have instructed the editors to send you usual check for January Cover…
Postscript: For the “In the Country Number” how would it be to make a study of scarlet tanager and Indigo bunting against possible a yellowish green, at least this is enough of a suggestion for you to make a sketch.  Again you see I am after the barbaric.  Somehow I associate these two words rather closely.  They certainly offer every color possibility.

 

     
  November 25, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Ledge on Bald Face,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 45, December, 1916, pp. 119 ff.  
     
  December, 1916 Countryside and Suburban Life cover and Independent ad.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Ledge on Baldface,” Cosmopolitan, v. 62, December, 1916, p. 4.  
     
  December 23, 1916 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
1917    
  January, 1917 Countryside and Suburban Life cover.  
     
  Mary Woodbury Caswell, "A Four-Footed Detective,” St. Nicholas, v. 44, January, 1917, p. 226.  
     
  February, 1917 Countryside and Suburban Life cover.  
     
  March, 1917 Countryside and Suburban Life cover.  
     
  March 24, 1917 Country Gentleman cover.

Paul Bransom article entitled “Destroy the Great Horned Owl,” in The Country Gentleman, v. 82, March 24, 1917, p. 583.  The article comments on the cover illustration he did for that issue.

     
  April, 1917 Countryside and Suburban Life cover.  
     
  May, 1917 Countryside and Suburban Life cover.  
     
  July 7, 1917 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  August 4, 1917 The Independent magazine cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “The Throwback,” The Country Gentleman, September 29, 1917, pp. 16ff.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Eagle,” Cosmopolitan, v. 63 , December, 1917, p. 53  
     
  Jack Hines, “Casey in Camouflage,” Harper’s Bazaar, v. 52, December, 1917, p. 59  
     
1918    
  W. P. Lawson, “Sparrow,” The Country Gentleman, January 19, 1918, p. 18ff.  
     
  Florence Partello Stuart, “A-Feared of His Shadow,” St. Nicholas, v. 45, April, 1918, p. 543.  
     
  April 4, 1918 The Independent magazine cover.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Lake of Long Sleep,” Cosmopolitan, v. 65, June, 1918, p. 69  
     
  June 1, 1918 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
 

Louis Dodge, The Sandman’s Forest, Scribners, 1918

 
     
 

Royal Dixon, The Human Side of Animals,  Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1918

 
     
 

J. K. Thompson, Over Indian and Animal Trails,  Stokes, 1918

Letters (nos. 3-6) from Jean M. Thompson in regarding  Bransom’s illustrations for her book, Over Indian and Animal Trails published in 1918.
     
  C.G.D. Roberts, The Ledge on Bald Face, Ward, Lock, & Co., 1918.  
     
  William Gerard Chapman, “The Swiftwater Buck,” St. Nicholas, v. 46, December, 1918, p. 100  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Mule,” The Windsor Magazine, v. 49, December, 1918, pp. 29 ff.  
     
1919    
   

Letter of January 21, 1919 (no. 12) from Loring Schuler, art editor of The Country Gentleman:  It has been quite some time since we have seen anything from you, and it occurred to me that you might have some ideas for spring covers that would be appropriate for the Country Gentleman.  As you know, we are using rather more photographs than paintings for our cover designs, but that doesn’t by any means disqualify the sort of thing you have done for us in the past.  No photograph can catch birds and animals as you are able to show them.
For instance, could you make a big old chicken hawk, dropping out of the sky, with the suggestion of chicken or two, down below, scurrying for shelter in the chicken house.  I think the principal part of the drawing would be the hawk, with just enough of the rest to carry the thought.  If this appeals to you, I should be very glad to see a sketch of it, along with whatever else may occur to you.

     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Sonny,” Cosmopolitan, v. 66, January, 1919, p. 66  
     
 

William Gerard Chapman, Green Timber Trails, Century Co., 1919

 
     
  William Gerard Chapman, “The Feud on Swiftwater: the Trapper and the Wolverine,” St. Nicholas, v. 46, March, 1919, p. 401.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Stripes the Unconcerned,” Cosmopolitan, v. 66, March, 1919, pp.68ff  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “The Pest,” Country Gentleman, March 29-May 31, 1919 (10 weekly installments), p. 10

Letter of March 25, 1919 (no. 10) from Loring T. Schuler, the art editor of The Country Gentleman: Any man who can draw faces and figures as good as these in the two drawings for The Pest which reached me just now, need never say that that sort of thing is not in his line.
If I could only get the sixth installment along about Thursday or Friday of this week, I should be perfectly happy!

     
  James Oliver Curwood, “Swift Lightning,” Cosmopolitan, 66, April-December , 1919, pp. 16 ff.

Excerpt from letter dated March 9, 1919 (no. 4) from James Oliver Curwood addressed to Mr. Long and written at Lesser Slave Lake, Canada, by candle-light: “One of the Company brought in a Cosmopolitan, and I want to tell you the first story is the most beautifully gotten out thing of mine that ever happened.  I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I want you to personally thank the artist for me.  Without any reservation whatsoever I say they are the finest animal pictures I ever saw.  Hereafter and for all time Mr. Bransom is the man for us.  Will you arrange, if you can, so that I can get half a dozen or so of these Swift Lightning pictures?  I can’t begin to say how much I admire them, nor can I begin to express my appreciation of the man who did them.
Ye Gods, but this is a wild country, and I wish you were here to see it.  Fully half of the Indians died of the flu this winter, and all dogs are starving.  A short distance from us a family of eight have just been found dead, their bones picked by the dogs.  It’s horrible to see this starvation, and to love as I do the people who are starving.  I’d rather see a white man die any day than one of these real wilderness Indians.  Fate seem have treated them badly.
It is hard writing by candle-light, and as this must start by dog-sledge with dawn I’m getting it off tonight.  Will be at home about the last of March, and I feel as tho I could fairly eat up the remaining Swift Lightning stories.  I just happened to strike it right up here to pick up some tremendous material—starvation, death, the survival of the fittest among dogs as well as men.  This country is a fresh graveyard.  Whole families of dead far back in the forests are being found right along, and now diphtheria has come to add horrors to the flu.  For eight days now I have been personally training twenty wild dogs.  Have had the pleasure of feeding the poor devils 150 pounds of fish a day.  What they’ll do when I leave God only knows.”

     
   

Letter of April 24, 1919 (no. 9) from Loring Schuler the art editor of The Country Gentleman: In making up the illustration for the tenth installment of “The Pest”, I reversed the dog, so I could throw him to the outer margin of the page.  You had left the signature off this drawing anyway, so it will make no difference to you.
I think you are probably feeling much more relief at the finish of this story than I am.   I very strongly suspect that the combination of a new line of subjects, and my more or less perpetual yammering at you, got your goat.  But I am perfectly willing to put in writing what I told you the other day –that I am very much pleased with the illustrations, and think you have done a mighty good piece of work.
Now for “Judas”, which I think is due May 15, and then for the rooster cover, as soon as you can get to it, up in the country.

["Judas" refers to Al Evans, “Judas,” Country Gentleman, September 20, 1919, p. 9. The "Rooster" covers refers to August 23, 1919 Country Gentleman cover.]

     
  August 23, 1919 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  September 6, 1919 The Independent magazine cover.  
     
  Al Evans, “Judas,” Country Gentleman, September 20, 1919, p. 9  
     
1920    
 

Louis Dodge, The Sandman’s Mountain: a Story for Large Persons to Read to Small Persons, Scribner’s, 1920.

Letter date February 26, 1920 (no. 20) from J.H. Chapin from Scribner’s: “The following quotation from Mr. Dodge’s letter will be of interest to you, I am sure:
‘”The Sandman’s Mountain” pictures have just come, and I am certainly delighted with them.  On the whole they seem to me even more wonderful than the set for “The Sandman’s Forest.”  They seem to suggest stronger story values.  The bears and the chef are matchless.  Indeed, they all are.  I think the personality of Giddy is more completely realized in them.  If you have the opportunity, I’d like greatly to have you convey to Mr. Bransom my thanks.  I even feel a little jealous.  I feel that the stories are becoming his rather than mine.’
Our wholesale department wishes to exhibit the ‘Sandman’s Forest’ drawings, which, I believe, were returned to you.  Will it be possible for you to send them to us, and we will arrange to send them to St. Louis, where they are to be exhibited.”

     
 

Leo E. Miller, The Hidden People: the Story of a Search for Incan Treasure, Scribner’s, 1920

Letter of February 4, 1920 (no. 8) from Loring Schuler, art editor of The Country Gentleman: You are doing splendid work in illustrating the Hidden People. The reproductions are coming up to beat the band and I am sure that they will attract a good deal of attention from our readers.  I know they are winning a great deal of favorable comment in the office.  That for number VII came in today and will be paid for this week.

     
    Letter of February 5, 1920 (nos. 13-16) from Frederic Taber Cooper discussing the plan for The Argosy of Fables. There is also a "Report on Illustrations."
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Watchers in the Swamp: Animals that are more Interesting than Many Humans,” McClure’s, November, 1920, pp. 18 ff.  
     
   

Letter dated September 15, 1920 (no. 24) from Grathan S. Condon, art editor of Good Housekeeping:
I have an animal story on hand for which I want your illustrations.  Will you be in a position to take it and deliver three pictures in a month’s time?  I hope to as I have been watching for a story of this type for you for a good while and I don’t want to miss this chance to get some of your splendid work.  I will send the MS. To you on receipt of a favorable reply.  If the time is too short perhaps we can make other arrangements though I would like the set in by October 15th if possible.
Hoping to meet you in the near future….
[Beginning in March, 1921 Bransom’s illustrations appeared in a series of Squier’s stories in Good Housekeeping]

     
1921   Letter dated November 13, 1920 (nos. 16-18) from Frederic Taber Cooper discussing the plan for The Argosy of Fables.
     
     
  Leo E. Miller, In the Tiger’s Lair, Scribner’s, 1921  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Quills the Indifferent: An Adventure Story which Interprets Animal Life,” McClure’s, 1921, v. 53, February, pp. 19 ff.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: The Fairy Night,” Good Housekeeping, March, 1921 , p.8  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “The Winged Scourge of the Dark: Oppressors, Devourers of the Weak, Are Not Confined to Humanity,” McClure’s, March, 1921, 53, pp. 27 ff.  
     
  Leo E. Miller, “In the Tiger’s Lair,” Country Gentleman,  March 5-May 14 (11 installments), 1921  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: U-Chu_Ka,” Good Housekeeping, April, 1921  p.  31

Letter dated November 24, 1920 (no. 26) from Grathan S. Condon, art editor of Good Housekeeping:
“The pictures arrived O.K. and I am delighted with them.
“I am sorry I cannot use all four but instead of a page and a spot for U-Chu-Ka, you gave me a page and a half and as my make-up will not allow four large pictures, I must leave out one of them and will eliminate the hunter in favor of U-Chi-Ka dressed up.  I couldn’t leave that out under any circumstances.  It’s a peach!
I believe I sent you a tentative plan for the second installment layout.  Please let me know very soon what shapes your are giving us on these and confine your work to three pictures, also send your bill for the four received.”

     
   

Letter dated April 20, 1921 (no. 2) from Elizabeth (?) Densive (?), art editor of The Country Gentleman:
“I have submitted the cover list to Mr. Pickett and we shall be glad to have you go ahead with the following covers:
#1- Quail flushed by mowing machine, which we plan to use the last of July.[See August, 13, 1921]
#2- Rooster, mirror and small boy, about the end of September, [April 21, 1923?]
#3- Flying ducks, late in November. [November 15, 1924? (geese and not ducks)]
It seems to us that it will scarcely be possible to show a great deal of the mowing machine in the first cover.  However, you can tell better when you get at the sketches.  Will you be good enough to let me know about when we may expect the first ones?
The cover boards have gone to you by today’s mail.

     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: Henry, the HeronGood Housekeeping, May, 1921, p.30  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: Timothy the Dirty Bear,” Good Housekeeping, June, 1921, p. 29   
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: O’Henry the Quail Baby,” Good Housekeeping, July, 1921, p. 26  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "The Wild Heart: Alfred the Seal,” Good Housekeeping, August, 1921, p. 47  
     
  August 13, 1921 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  C. G. D. Roberts, “Fishers of the Air: A Valiant Pair Taste Deep of Struggle and of Victory,” McClure’s, September, 1921, 53, pp. 21 ff  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: Hector the Hawk,” Good Housekeeping, September, 1921, p. 64  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “The Wild Heart: My Friend Princess,” Good Housekeeping, October, 1921, p. 32  
     
 

Frederic Taber Cooper, sel. and ed., An Argosy of Fables, Stokes, 1921

Advertisement in The Outlook, v. 129, November 16, 1921, p. 410 for An Argosy of Fables.  “The unique and impressive beauty of the twenty-four full-page color plates by Paul Bransom would alone make this book remarkable.  Combined with its value as the only comprehensive collection of fable literature available, they are part of a truly important achievement.

Large-paper Autograph Edition, limited to 365 copies, numbered and signed by Mr. Bransom
     
 

Emma Lindsay Squier, The Wild Heart, Cosmopolitan Book Club (the book was serialized in Good Housekeeping from March-October, 1921)

 
     
  Paul Bransom, Decoration: Dog on Zebra, Saturday Evening Post, December 17, 1921, p. 65.  
     
    Letter dated December 9, 1921 (no. 21-22) from Mrs. James S. Ireland in reference to a painting of Mallards taking flight.
     
1922    
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “Adventures in Captivity: The Third Day of the Moon,” Good Housekeeping , March, 1922, p. 24  
     
  March 11, 1922 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “Adventures in Captivity: Joe Martin, Gentleman,” Good Housekeeping, April, 1922, p. 38  
     
  April 15, 1922 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “Adventures in Captivity: The White Wish,” Good Housekeeping , May, 1922, p. 72  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “Adventures in Captivity: Luigi, Servant of Faith,” Good Housekeeping, June, 1922, p. 72  
     
   

Letter dated June 20, 1922 (no.2) from Walter Dower, the Art Editor of The Ladies Home Journal: The illustration for the third instalment of "Dusty Star" is easily the very best of the series and is a corking fine drawing in every respect.

I think we can get along very nicely for this instalment without the vignettes, especially since you are very busy at this time.

The galleys for the fourth and fifth instalments went to you today and I hope they may continue to give you material for fine pictures.

[There are also letters from May 17, August 2, and August 31, 1922 in reference to the "Dusty Star" illustrations.]

     
  August 5, 1922 Saturday Evening Post cover  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “On Autumn Trails: At Sunset in the Meadow,” Good Housekeeping, September, 1922, p. 38  
     
  Olaf Baker, "Dusty Star," Ladies Home Journal, September-December, 1922.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “On Autumn Trails: Where the Death Plant Grew,” Good Housekeeping, October, 1922, p. 56  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "On Autumn Trails: Held in Trust,” Good Housekeeping, November, 1922, p. 22  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “On Autumn Trails: Friends of a Quill,” Good Housekeeping, December, 1922, p. 52  
     
  December 2, 1922 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
1923    
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, ""On Autumn Trails: The Last Moose," Good Housekeeping, January, 1923.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, “On Autumn Trails: In Memory of Loon,” Good Housekeeping, February,1923.  
     
  February 3, 1923 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
 

Emma Lindsay Squier, On Autumn Trails, Cosmopolitan Book Co.
(book was serialized in Good Housekeeping, September, 1922-January 1923)

 
     
  Mills, "Trailing Animals," American Boy, ?, 1923.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Friend Who Was Hurt," Good Housekeeping, March, 1923.  
     
  Decoration: Two Cats, Saturday Evening Post, March 31, 1923.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Totem of Amarillo," Good Housekeeping, April, 1923.  
     
  April 21, 1923 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Lady of Lions," Ladies Home Journal, May, 1923.  
     
  Ziegfeld, "Showman's Sands," Ladies Home Journal, June, 1923.  
     
 

Olaf Baker, Dusty Star, Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1923

 
     
  Mills, "Wildcat in Ambush," American Boy, August, 1923.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Brothers of Sunset: Outlaw Magnificent," Good Housekeeping, October, 1923.  
     
  October 27, 1923 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Charles Alexander, The Fang in the Forest, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1923 Letter dated October 12, 1923 (no. 22) from Charles Alexander: Hope you don't mind my telling you how much I like your pictures for "The Fang in the Forest". They're right. The one of the wolves around the stump, with Buck in the foreground, is as exact a reproduction of an Oregon forest scene as though sketched from life. The cabin interior, too, is far better on your page than on mine. I'm awfully pleased.
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Brothers of Sunset: One in Ten Thousand," Good Housekeeping, November, 1923.  
     
  Batton, "Marto," American Boy, November, 1923.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Brothers of Sunset: Coyote Who Talked with God," Good Housekeeping, December, 1923.  
     
  Mills, "Trailing Beaver," American Boy, December, 1923.  
     
  December 8, 1923 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
1924    
  Scoville, "Flittermouse," Country Gentleman, January 12, 1924.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Brothers of Sunset: Czar of High Sierras," Good Housekeeping, January, 1924.  
     
 

Olaf Baker, Thunder Bay, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1924

Letter dated August 19, 1924 (no. 24) from Arthur M. Chase, the secretary of Dodd, Mead, and Company: The pictures arrived safely and I looked them over with very real pleasure. They are beautiful things and I don't know anyone but you who could have done them. We are going to carry out your suggestion in printing the three longer ones as inserts, in a colored ink, and THUNDER BOY will be the most attractive looking of [Olaf] Baker's books.
     
  January 12, 1924 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Porter, "Tales You Won't Believe: When Geese Flew North," Good Housekeeping,February, 1924.  
     
  Emma-Lindsay Squier, "Up to Scratch," American Boy, February, 1924.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Wolf's Off Day," Good Housekeeping, March, 1924.  
     
  Scoville, "In Freezing Dark," American Boy, March, 1924.  
     
  April 5, 1924 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Mills, "Foster Mother," American Boy, April, 1924.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Wolf Saves Friends," Good Housekeeping, April, 1924.  
     
  May 3, 1924 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Trapped,"Good Housekeeping, May, 1924.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Kidnapped," Good Housekeeping, June, 1924.  
     
  Mills, "My Wilderness Comrades," American Boy, June, 1924.  
     
  June 14, 1924 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Portia and a Bone," Good Housekeeping, July, 1924.  
     
  July 26, 1924 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Last Adventure," Good Housekeeping, August, 1924.  
     
  Porter, "Tales You Won't Believe: Phlegmatic Bluebird," Good Housekeeping, November, 1924.  
     
  November 15, 1924 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Porter, "Tales You Won't Believe: The Fire Bird," Good Housekeeping, December, 1924.  
     
1925    
  January, 1925 American Boy cover.  
     
  Porter, "Grass," Good Housekeeping, February, 1925.  
     
 

Allen Chaffee, Brownie, Milton Bradley, 1925

 
     
  March 14, 1925 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  March 14, 1925 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  April 4, 1925 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  Sass, "Music of Fairies," Good Housekeeping, May, 1925.  
     
  Sass, "Garden Naturalist," Good Housekeeping, June, 1925.  
     
  Scoville, "H. Ratel, Hunter," American Boy, July, 1925.  
     
  Lovelace, "Danny," Country Gentleman, July 11, 1925/  
     
  Kenneth Gilbert, "Opoots," American Boy, September, 1925. Letter date October 7, 1925 (no. 16) from Kenneth Gilbert: The original illustrations for OPOOTS, OF THE WHITE PLUME, are quite the skunk's whiskers, both from the stand-point of admirable technique and captivation of the atmosphere of the story, whose interest they enhance greatly....
     
  October 3, 1925 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Scared Stiff," Ladies Home Journal, October, 1925. See All Unplanned , pp. 151 ff.
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “The Non-Sacred White Elephant,” Ladies Home Journal, November 1925, p. 28  
     
  November, 1925 American Boy cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "His Mate," Ladies Home Journal, December, 1925.  
     
1926    
  Albert Payson Terhune, "The Adventurer," Ladies Home Companion, January, 1926.  
     
  E. H. Taylor, "Coon Dog Revels," Country Gentleman, February, 1926, pp. 9 ff

Undated letter (nos. 1-2) from E. H. Taylor describing the Alabama Coon Dog Trials.

See also All Unplanned, pp. 147 ff.

     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Hoodoo Mascot," Ladies Home Journal, February, 1926.  
     
 

James Oliver Curwood, Swift Lightning: a Story of Wild-Life Adventure in the Frozen North, Grosset & Dunlap, 1926

 
     
  March, 1926 American Boy cover.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Outlaw," Ladies Home Journal, March, 1926.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “Peace and the Pup of War,” Ladies Home Journal, April, 1926, p. 28.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “The Killing,” Ladies Home Journal, May, 1926, p. 24.  
     
   

Letter dated May 26, 1926 (nos. 28-29) from Loren Palmer of The Delineator discussing an agreement to have PB illustrate a series of stories by Albert Payson Terhune. Letter discusses the format of the series: "Mr. Bradley has sketched a layout which conveys the idea and which I enclose. When we were talking it over, he asked me to make it clear to you that it was not at all the idea to make the shape so rigid as to rob you of freedom of composition...."

"In the new make-up for the Delineator, which is now taking form, it is planned to feature the pictures and the illustrator. Credit will be given to the artist in the heading, and also in the table of contents."

     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “Tartar Catcher,” Ladies Home Journal, June, 1926, p. 31.  
     
  Scoville, "Treetop," Good Housekeeping, June, 1926.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “Flame,” Ladies Home Journal, July, 1926, p. 18.  
     
    Letter dated July 13, 1926 (no.10) from Albert Payson Terhune discusses the illustration of the 7 Delineator stories.
     
   

Letter dated August 24, 1926 (no. 33) from Joseph B. Platt, art director of The Delineator: "I am enclosing to you the latest Terhune story, "Biscuit". I am not giving you a lay-out this time. Wouldn't you perhaps prefer to give me your idea of how the page should be made up? I will, however, be more than glad to do as last month, send a suggestion of lay-out, if you prefer.

I was more than sorry not to be here when you brought in "The True Romance" illustrations. They are most delightful, and I look forward with interest to see what you will give us for the enclosed story. This is scheduled for January which will allow you about six weeks time, approximately October first.

     
  September 18, 1926 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Mitchell, "Dog Poisoner," Ladies Home Journal, September, 1926.  
     
   

Letter dated September 3, 1926 (no. 33) from Joseph B. Platt, art director of The Delineator: "I received your letter and the enclosed lay-outs. I like extremely the plan you submit for "Biscuit". It is exactly the type which I am trying to hold to in the magazine of generous action and space. I am returning them to you and will look forward to receiving the drawings.

I am also returning the lay-out for "Forest Lover". I like the center illustration plan which might even be a little bit deeper if you prefer. I also think that the two spots in either corners would be most decorative. I am inclined to feel that the two lower corner illustrations will give two much illustration interest for the two pages. However, I think that it will make an excellent lay-out and will leave this entirely to your judgment.

As neither of these are scheduled before January, I can be more liberal with time and shall we say around the first week of October.

     
  Mills, "Outwitting Hunter," American Boy, October, 1926.  
     
  Frank J. Dobie, "Tales of the Mustang," The Country Gentleman, October, 1926, pp. 9 ff.

Excerpt from undated letter (no. 22) from E. H. Taylor at The Country Gentleman: The boss indicated that he would turn one of Frank Dobie's stories over to you for illustration. Dobie is my pet find as I think he's going to be a grand writer. Duer has been doing some mighty good work in illustrating his stories so far....

Letter dated October 2, 1926 (no. 14) from J. Frank Dobie: I just want to express to you my appreciation of the pictures with which you illustrate my "Tales of the Mustang" in the October number of the Country Gentleman. They are startling and true and vivid and yet apparently there is no straining after effect. You must have seen the bleak lands of the Cimarron, the treeless sand dunes that crowd down to the water. So I thought when I saw the picture of Starface making his leap, and just now a man who was born and reared on the Cimarron made the same observation to me. I am very proud that you should have illustrated this story.

     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Pals in Danger," Delineator, October, 1926.  
     
  Cooper, "Numbskull," Ladies Home Journal, October, 1926.  
     
    November, 1926: trip to Alabama with E. Taylor for Country Gentleman to do wildcat hunt story.
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "True Romance," Delineator, November, 1926.  
     
1927    
 

Reginald M. Cleveland, Cop, A Police Dog, Milton Bradley, 1927.

 
     
 

Albert Payson Terhune, Gray Dawn, Harper & Brothers, 1927.

 
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Forest Lovers," Delineator, February, 1927.

Letter dated December 8, 1926 (no. 36) from Lorin Palmer, editor of The Delineator: As I told you on the telephone the other morning, I have just been waiting to know you were back to thank you for your cheery message from Alabama and to tell you how delighted we all were with the illustrations for the "Forest Lovers." They are by far the loveliest in the book.

What I did not tell you over the telephone was that I am covetous of the drawing of the collie in the forest, where he has surprised the grouse. I want to have it for my very own. I think this is the second time in my life that I have asked an artist to let me appropriate one of his originals and I'll confess to a kind of reluctance, overcome in this instance by my really great desire to possess the picture.

     
    Letter dated February 6, 1927 (no. 15) from J. Frank Dobie thanking PB for the Starface picture PB sent to him. Also there is a discussion of the plans for the panther hunt in the Fall of 1927.(see "Lion Markers," Country Gentleman, May, 1928)
     
  E. H. Taylor, "Studdy Tail, Bobcat," Country Gentleman, March, 1927.  
     
    Letter dated March 3, 1927 (no. 16) from George F. Pierrot, the managing editor of The American Boy: Mr. Bull [Charles Livingston Bull] can't plan on any trip in August or early September, because he's slated to go to Montana. He's awfully sorry. He says "...As for Bransom, of course I would like to meet him. He is always doing the beautiful pictures I wish I had done."
     
  Raymond Emery Lawrence, "Bonds of the Air,” The Elks Magazine, v. 5, May, 1927, p. 10  
     
  Newitt, "Sanctuary," Ladies Home Journal, June, 1927.

Letter dated May 27, 1927 (no. 21) from Henry R. Newitt: How do you do it? Never by sitting in a studio. I refer to your illustrations of my yarn Sanctuary, appearing in The Ladies Home Journal for June.

The story may not be read; but be there a man with soul so dead as to pass the illustrations by? I answer, NEVER!

Rusty laughs, and Rusty weeks. You caught them both. And the background! I repeat myself by telling you I taste and smell it.

I'll say no more. I cant. Except to send my thanks.

     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Donal," Delineator, June, 1927.  
     
  Scoville, "Wild Honey," Good Housekeeping, June, 1927.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Gray Dawn, Director," Ladies Home Journal, July, 1927.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Gray Dawn's Luck," Ladies Home Journal, August, 1927.  
     
    Letter dated August 11, 1927 (nos. 36-42) by PB to Lilian M. Cromelin, "American Forests and Forest Life", giving a biography and a discussion of his technique. This material was used for the article in American Forests published in March, 1929.
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "The Monster," Delineator, August, 1927.  
     
  "Wanderings in Bayou Land," Country Gentleman, September, 1927.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, “The Jinx Fancier,” Ladies Home Journal, October 1927, p. 14  
     
1928    
  January, 1928 American Boy cover.  
     
  Borland, "Victory," Ladies Home Journal, February, 1928.  
     
  Annixter, "Blasted Pine," Country Gentleman, February, 1928.  
     
  Newitt, "Last Laugh," Ladies Home Journal, March, 1928.  
     
 

Kenneth Gilbert, Fighting Hearts of the Wild, Century Co., 1928.

 
     
  Frank J. Dobie, "Lion Markers," Country Gentleman, May, 1928, pp. 9 ff. See All Unplanned pp.156 ff. for a description of the hunt. p. 158: [After the description of the shooting of a lynx] This was a dramatic scene for a hunting picture and provided me with a wealth of material for illustrations for sports magazine stories, but I must confess I did not enjoy the actual experience....p. 159: This is all a part of life, or of nature. Of course, we know one function of the lions is to keep the deer alert and swift and in good condition. The deer the lions kill are mostly the old ones whose tenure of life is about over anyway....
     
  Scoville, "Blue Duiker," American Boy, May, 1928  
     
  Mathes, "Birdeye," Country Gentleman, June, 1928.  
     
  Evans, "Silent Call," American Boy, July, 1928  
     
  Peatties, "Thal-Avenger," American Boy, August, 1928.  
     
  Weaver, "Farsighted Cat" Ladies Home Journal, September, 1928. See All Unplanned, pp. 153 ff.
     
  "Wild Pig Trails," Country Gentleman, October, 1928  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Hero," Delineator, October, 1928.  
     
1929    
  Courtney Ryley Cooper, “Swamp Angel,” The Elks Magazine, v. 7, January, 1929, p. 6.  
     
  Peatties, "Quicksilver Quest," American Boy, January, 1929.  
     
  Lilian M. Cromelin, "Artists of Outdoors," American Forests, March, 1929.  
     
  April 27, 1929 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  June, 1929 American Boy cover.  
     
 

Albert Payson Terhune, Lady of Sunnybank, Harper, 1929.

 
     
  Paul Annixter, “The Throne Among the Winds,” The Elks Magazine, v. 8, September, 1929, p. 6.  
     
  October 1, 1929 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
1930    
  January, 1930 American Boy cover.  
     
  Sass, "Wild Mother," Ladies Home Journal, February, 1930.  
     
  Scoville, "Yellow Bear," Country Gentleman, March, 1930.  
     
  Dobie, "Hunting Bighorns," Country Gentleman, April, 1930.  
     
  East, "River Feud," American Boy, April, 1930.  
     
 

Edith Kaich Eustace, Jungle Babies, Rand McNally, 1930. Illustrations by Paul Bransom and Don Nelson (numerous pen and ink drawings)

 
     
  Claudy, "Tiger Teachers," American Boy, September, 1930  
     
  October, 1930 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
1931    
  Kerr, "Good Cat Percy," Ladies Home Journal, January, 1931.  
     
  February 7, 1931 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Cottrell, "Tiddlywinks," Ladies Home Journal, May, 1931.  
     
  Stearns, "Unlicked Cub," American Boy, May, 1931.  
     
  Cottrell, "Greater Love," Ladies Home Journal, July, 1931.  
     
  Cottrell, "Affair of Heart," Ladies Home Journal, September, 1931.  
     
  Stearns, "Black Intruder," American Boy, September, 1931.  
     
  Rutledge, "Crisis at Aerie," American Boy, November, 1931.  
     
  Scoville, "Poison People," American Boy, December, 1931.  
     
  Stephens, "Gaffing Alligator," American Boy, December, 1931.  
     
1932    
  Scoville, "King of Swamp," American Boy, March, 1932.  
     
  Cottrell, "Best-Laid Plans," Ladies Home Journal, April, 1932.  
     
 

Dorothy Cottrell, Winks (His Book), Houghton Mifflin, 1932.

 
     
  Titus, "Lone Wolf," Country Gentleman, May, 1932.`  
     
  "Nature in the Raw is Seldom Mild" ad campaign for Lucky Strikes. See All Unplanned, pp. 176 ff.
     
  Cottrell, "Peppered Egg," Ladies Home Journal, September. 1932.  
     
1933    
  J. W. Lippincott, The Wolf King, J.B. Lippincott Co. or Penn Publishing, 1933.  
     
  Wood, "Accounts Settled," American Boy, January, 1933.  
     
  Scoville, "Unexpected Adventure," Good Housekeeping, March, 1933.  
     
  Sprunt, "Silversides," American Boy, April, 1933.  
     
  Wood, "Timberhead Feud," American Boy, May, 1933.  
     
  September, 1933 American Boy cover.  
     
  September 2, 1933 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Herbert Ravenal Sass, “As it Was in the Beginning,” American Legion Monthly, December, 1933, p. 12.  
     
1934    
  Gilbert, "Forbidden Pool," American Boy, January, 1934.  
     
  Stoneham, "Dauntless Immigrant," Country Gentleman, January, 1934.  
     
  Albert Payson Terhune, "Moron," Delineator, February, 1934.  
     
  Gilbert, "Wilderness Debt," American Boy, April, 1934.  
     
  Deardorf, "Mauled by Grizzly," Field & Stream, September, 1934.  
     
  November, 1934 American Boy cover.  
     
1935    
  Don G. Yeager, Scarface (Grizzly Bear), Penn Publishing, 1935.  
     
  March, 1935 American Boy cover.  
     
  Samuel Scoville Jr., The Verry’s Nest: For Him who has Eyes to See and Ears to Hear There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woods and Thrills in the Ways of the Wild Folk who Dwell There,” American Legion Monthly, June, 1935, p. 28.  
     
  August, 1935 American Legion Magazine cover.  
     
  September, 1935 American Boy cover.  
     
1936    
  February, 1936 American Boy cover.  
     
  Samuel Scoville Jr., “The Blue Tiger: What happened when the champion of Asia, let loose in a Train Wreck to Roam the Rockies, Did Battle to the Death with the Grizzly Bear Champion of North America,” American Legion Monthly, February, 1936, p. 4  
     
  Herbert Ravenal Sass, "Old Home Calls,"Good Housekeeping, April, 1936.  
     
  Gilbert, "King of Storm Mountain," American Boy, April, 1936.  
     
  Annixter, "Badger Blood," American Boy, May, 1936.  
     
  Herbert Ravenal Sass, "Hoofs on Prairie," Country Gentleman, July, 1936.`  
     
  August, 1936 American Legion Magazine cover.  
     
  White, "Dog in Double Bottoms," American Boy, August, 1936.  
     
  Rutledge, "Wildwood Personages," Good Housekeeping, August, 1936.  
     
  November, 1936 American Boy cover.  
     
  Herbert Ravenal Sass, "When America Was Young," Country Gentleman, December, 1936.  
     
1937    
  January 30, 1937 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Alexander Sprunt, “Miles per Hour,” American Legion Magazine, January, 1937  
     
  Bell, "Mister Galahad," American Boy, February, 1937.  
     
  March, 1937 American Boy cover.  
     
  Bell, "Dog Man," American Boy, April, 1937.  
     
  Marshall, "You Get What's Coming," Good Housekeeping, April, 1937.  
     
  Taber, "Daughter of Star," Ladies Home Journal, May, 1937.  
     
  Allen Chaffee, Tawny Goes Hunting, Random House, 1937.  
     
  De La Roche, "Ninth Life," Ladies Home Journal, August, 1937.  
     
  October, 1937 American Legion Magazine cover  
     
  Herbert Ravenal Sass, "Vanished Legions," Country Gentleman, October, 1937.  
     
  November, 1937 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  December, 1937 American Boy cover.  
     
1938    
  March 1, 1938 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  October, 1938 American Legion Magazine cover.  
     
  November 1, 1938 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
1939    
  January 21, 1939 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Williams, "I Went Lion Hunting," American Boy, February, 1939.  
     
  March, 1939 American Boy cover.  
     
  March, 1939 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  June, 1939 American Legion Magazine cover.  
     
  Helen Dean Fish, Animals of American History, F.A. Stokes, 1939.  
     
  Kjelgard, Country Gentleman, August, 1939.  
     
1940    
  May, 1940 Country Gentleman cover.  
     
  June 1, 1940 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Bell, "Shy Dog," American Boy, June, 1940.  
     
  Lavender, "Walk Down," American Boy, August, 1940.  
     
  October, 1940 American Boy cover.  
     
1941    
  Ottilio Gatti, The Wrath of Moto, Scribner’s, 1941.  
     
  March 29, 1941 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  Ditmars. "My Favorite Animals," Good Housekeeping, May, 1941.  
     
  Neal, "Tail of Admiral Jones," American Boy, June, 1941.  
     
1942    
  H McCracken, The Last of the Sea Otters, F. A. Stokes, 1942.  
     
  March 28, 1942 Saturday Evening Post cover.  
     
  William Gerard Chapman, "Mrs. Piebald,” American Legion Monthly, June, 1942, p. 14.  
     
  Annabel, "Jinx Bear," Field & Stream, November, 1942.  
     
1943    
  H. McCracken, The Biggest Bear on Earth, F.A. Stokes, 1943.  
     
  Prior, "Simba," Field & Stream, February, 1943.  
     
  Mountain Sheep`; Moose with Fox, Field & Stream, July, 1943.  
     
  Sally Carrighar, “Forest Buccaneer,” Saturday Evening Post,  September 18, 1943.  
     
1944    
  J.W. Lippincott, Wilderness Champion, J.B. Lippincott, 1944.  
     
  Marshall, "Tusk & Fang," Field & Stream, March, 1944 (part 1)  
     
  Marshall, "Tusk & Fang," Field & Stream, April, 1944 (part 2)  
     
  Sally Carrighar, “The Buck on the Rock,” The Saturday Evening Post, July, 29, 1944, p. 19.  
     
1946    
  Archibald Rutledge, Hunters Choice, Barnes, 1946.  
     
  November, 1946 Field and Stream cover.  
     
  November 2, 1946 Liberty magazine cover.  
     
1947    
  Russell Annabel, "Meet Mr. Grizzly," American Legion, 42, January, 1947, pp. 26ff.  
     
1948    
  Frank C. Hibben, Hunting American Lions, J. B. Lippincott, 1948.  
     
1950    
  J.W. Lippincott, The Wahoo Bobcat, J.B. Lippincott, 1950.  
     
1952    
  August, 1952 Field and Stream cover.  
     
1953    
  January, 1953 Field and Stream cover.  
     
1954    
  J. W. Lippincott, The Phantom Deer, J. B. Lippincott, 1954.  
     
  Marlin Perkins, Zoo Parade, Rand McNally, 1954  
     
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