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Bruce Peel Special Collections Dime Novel Collection
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Deadwood Dick Library

Series consists of 65 issues from the Deadwood Dick Library. A copy of issue #36 is held in this Dime Novel Collection; issues 1-64 are shelved separately in Bruce Peel Special Collections.

Publisher: M.J. Ivers, Arthur Westbrook

Date of First Issue/First in Collection (No. 1): Mar. 15, 1899
Date of Last Issue/Last in Collection (No. 64): May 30, 1900

Deadwood Dick is a weekly publication. The format is 5 x 8 inches, with 32 pages. Issues cost 5 cents. Pictorial covers are coloured. Stories are authored by Edward L. Wheeler. Consists primarily of frontier, western and detective stories. Deadwood Dick, an outlaw, is considered the quintessential dime novel hero. These stories were later reprinted several times due to popularity.

Beadle's Pocket Novels

Series consists of one Beadle's Pocket Novel.

Publisher: Beadle and Adams

Date of First Issue (No. 1): July 7, 1874
Date of Last Issue (No. 272): November 25, 1884

In collection (No. 191): October 18, 1881

The format is 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, with 100 pages. Novels cost 10 cents. Front wrapper has series name, title of novel, and a coloured illustration, surrounded by a plain tinted background--either blue, green, orange, or gray. All the books are reprints of various Beadle publications.

Old Sleuth Weekly

Subseries consists of 98 issues from Old Sleuth Weekly.

Publisher: Arthur Westbrook

Date of First Issue (No. 1): Apr. 17, 1908 Date of Last Issue (No. 203): May 17, 1912

First in Collection (No. 1): Apr. 17, 1908 Last in Collection (No. 172): 1911

Old Sleuth Weekly follows a varied publication schedule: bi-monthly and weekly. The format is 8 x 11 inches with 32 pages. Issues cost 5 cents. Pictorial covers are coloured. All novels are signed by Old Sleuth; they consist primarily of detective stories reprinted from the OS Library, with some new stories.

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