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Author Topic: Charming Article About Late 19th Century Boys and Their World Building Fiction  (Read 656 times)
Burgess Shale
United States United States

« on: May 28, 2015, 10:09:40 pm »

I was not sure where to post this, but seeing as how the Nelson boys wrote books and imaginary newspapers about their collective paracosm, I felt that Textual would be the place. Elmer, Arthur and Walter Nelson grew up on a farm in New Hampshire in the late 1800's and when they weren't in school of working on the farm, they were documenting a rather elaborate world that they invented together. This includes high adventure and seed catalogs.

The complete digitized collection hosted by Ahmerst College

Dean of the Department of Palaeontology at the American Institute of Natural History and Decorative Arts
Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 10:22:35 pm »

 Thanks for sharing. It is a delightful insight  to a small boy's imagination

 Oh to be able to bottle it!
Burgess Shale
United States United States

« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 10:38:17 pm »

I'm glad that you like it. I thought that the characters and situations that they developed were so much like today's Steampunk personas and back stories.
Time Traveler

Only The Shadow knows

« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 10:46:26 pm »

Sadly the efforts to bottle children's imagination suffered a setback due to One, but it is only a matter of time.

Resurrectionist and freelance surgeon.
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