[pp 1100-1119 from Cubbon - Bibliography, Vol 2, 1939]

FICTION.
[Class K 12.]

ASHE, ('Thomas). The / Manks Monastery: / or, Loves of / Belville & Julia. ,/ Nusquam tuta fides. / By Thomas Ashe. / Douglas. / Printed for the author, / by C. Briscoe. / 1792. / 170x110. pp. 112.

This little volume, which comes from the collection of G, W. Wood, is probably unique. Wood says: ' I never heard of any other copy.' A facsimile of the title page is shown opposite. The translation of the Latin quotation is, 'We cannot trust a single person.' The printer vas Christopher Briscoe, who in the beginning of 1793 published the Manx Mercury, the first Manx newspaper. It is well printed in pica type, and the pp. have good wide margins.

The author is somewhat of a mystery. He is sometimes confounded with a Trevor Ashe; whether they were one and the same person is not known, Thomas Ashe early in the nineteenth century started a small Museum in a house on the North Quay, Douglas; but be soon got into difficulties, and his collection and show cases were sold by the coroner.

Besides the novel 'The Manks Monastery,' he brought out two notable booklets: First, 'The Pier and Bay of Douglas,' 1825, a collection of short poems; and, second, 'The :Manx Sketch Book,' which contains twelve lithographic prints of local scenery with appropriate text. On the title page it is described as ' No. 1 '; evidently it was intended to continue a series. There is also on the title an original verse which reads:

I love thee, dear Isle, my affections are wound
With thy Glens and thy Mountains, thy Oceans and Streams,
A thousand endeared recollections surround
The land where my childhood indulged its fond dreams.

Both these publications are now very rare. Whether Ashe was native born as the above lines suggest, is not known. The surname appears in at least two parish registers in the early part of the 19th c. A baptism occurred at St. George's Chapel, on 9th Oct., 1825, of James Ash, son of William Ash, and Christian (late Dalton). The father was a private soldier in the 2nd Royal Veteran Company. See also p. 842.

'ANKABOOT.' in Manx Legends; Martin Mylrea, the Manx Riser. A Tale of Peel City. In The Liver, 30th Sept., 1893. [Wood, col. 3030, L 6]

- The Mylchreests of Ballamooar. In The Liver, 23rd Sept., 1893. [4452]

ARMITT (Annie). The Hermit of Mandu, a story of Manxland. In I.M.T., Oct., 1896. [Fr. fol. p. 159-162.]

BARON (Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth). Archie's King. Illustrated. London: Gall and Inglis. 1904. pp. 217. 190x118. [2985]
It tells the story of King Edward's visit to Peel Castle. The author was the wife of the Vicar of St. George's Church, Douglas.

BARR (Amelia E.). Feet of Clay. London : James Clarke and Co.,1889. pp. iv., 360. 188x120. [2974]
The scenes are chiefly laid in the Isle of Man. There is a portrait of the author.

BARTON (Frank). Fair 'Mona's Isle, a Romantic Christmas Story of the Isle of Man. Wigan: Roger Renwick. 1894. pp. 16. 105x72. [4037]

BOGER (Mrs. Edmund). Elfrica. An Historical Romance of the Twelfth Century, by 'Mrs. Edmund Boger. In 3 vols. London : W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1885. pp. viii., 205x174x204. 185x120. [2969, G.W.W. Coll.]
Rare.
The heroine represents Affreca, daughter of Godred, King of Man, and the hero Sir John de Courcy. The legends are from Waldron's account of the Isle of Man.

BILL BILLY. " Riding the Devil." In Manx Tales, p. 17.
- A Night with the Fairies. Manx Tales, p. 21.
- The Fairies' Victim. Manx Tales, p. 53.
- Outwitting the Devil. Manx Tales, p. 61. [3690]

BILLY PHERIC. The Black Dog of Colby Glen. Manx Tales, p. 41. [3690]

BRADBURY (Dr. John, of Laxey). Carrasdhoo : or The Lone Star of Glione Ullymar, by Harropdale, Douglas S.K.B. & Co., Ltd. c. 1886. pp. 8. 245x180, [193]
Also in " I.M.Ex.," 1892,
-Clagh ny Keeillagh ; or the Curse of Cormonagh. By Harropdale. In Ry Courier, 10th Sept., 1892. In four chapters. [1551]

BROWN (Thomas Edward). Baron Knapp: a tale of Douglas in the 'Forties. Ramsey Courier, 26th April, 1895, et seq. [3722, G.W.W. Coll.]
- Poosey dy-Moghey as Poosey dy-Mennick (Marry early and marry- often) : dedicated to my good friends at Laxey. In I.M.Ex., 29th Feb., 1896. [3723, W.C. Coll]
- Hig-ee Foast (She'll be comin' yet) : a Kirk Patrick Story. In I.M.T., 6th April, 1897. [1103, W.C. Coll.]

BRISCOE (J.). Literary Lovers; an original Manks novel. 12mo.
Not in Library. The compiler of the Bibliography has never seen a copy. The authority for its existence is G. W. Wood.

BROOME (Dora M.). The Man from Ballasalla. In Manchester Guardian, 9th May, 1930.

BURGESS (Mrs. Emma). Muriel Cannell : a Manx Story of War-time. Douglas: S.K.B. & Co. 1916. pp. 174. 162x92. [2988]

CALLISTER (Christian). [Pseud. George Cross.] The Mud Chapel. Methodist Welcome for March, 1901. pp. 63-64. [6799]
- Dan, the Master's Favourite Scholar. Meth. Welcome, June, 1901, pp. 129-130. [6799]
- Billy the Banker and the Revised Hymn Book. Meth. Welcome, July, 1901, pp. 158-159. [6799]
- Adam's Aversion. Meth. Welcome, Aug., 1901, pp. 177-9. [6799]
- Two Characters; One Village. Barrow-in-Furness Wes. Meth. Ch, Record, Sept., 1901. [5549]
- Mrs. Creer's Homes. By a ' Manxwoman.' Meth. Recorder, Winter No. 1901, [6799]

Also in the same issue: An Old Manx Local. By ' M.A. N .' Illus. [6799] Coodcam and the Three Heiras. Illus. [6799]
- Wesley's Impressions of Manxland. [6799]
- Jottings from Peel. Illus. Meth. recorder, 21st Aug.. 1902, pp. 11-12. [6799]
- Phil Philip. Meth. Recorder, 24th Dec., 1902, pp. 15-16. [67991
- He Remembered -- he forgave. Wes. Meth. Ch. Record, June, 1903, pp. 1-18-15]. [6799]
- Juan Lewin. Illus., five views of Jurby. Meth.recorder, Winter No.. 1903. pp. 81-82. [6799]
- Clare Morton. Peel: W. K. Palmer. c. 1905. lit>. 20. 250x175. Price 2d. [33471
- The Squire's Niece. Peel: W. K. Palmer. c. 1905. pp. 28. 250x175. Price 3d. [3348]
- The Monks of the Neb. Peel: W. K. Palmer. c. 1905. Not in Library.
- Mag's Revenge; a Manx story,-.Peel: W. K.. Palmer. c. 1905. pp. 12. 250x175 [822]
- Ramsey- Treasure Hunt : complete story. Ry. Courier, 24th July, 1931. [6380]
' John Shenvalley' 'was Christian Callister's father (the Shenvalley is the Glebe hy Ballaconlcy); 'Dan the Master' taught at Jurby East; ' Billy the Banker' was a Teare of the Kerroo Croic; ' Adam ' was Adam Hampton of the Lhen Mooar. In 'Juan Lewin ' there are two photographs of Ballaconley, where the author lived The old woman is 'Mairy Gilrea, who lived at the Nashin Moar just opposite Jurby School.

CAIN (Ivan). Under the Bushel. In Manx Tales, p. 12. [3690]

CAINE (W. R. H.). Annals of the Magic Isle. London.1926. pp. 356. 219x143. [5806]
The work first appeared in the ' I.M.T.' in 1913.

CALLIN (Rev. R. Wilfrid). Mona Melodies; a short series of Manx sketches. In Primitive Meth. Leader, about 1911-2.
Fifty-two Stories for Children (a column each). In Prim. Meth. Leader. Not in Library.

CAPPER (Arthur). Imaginary Stories of the Isle of Man. Frontispiece and map. Liverpool. 1894. Oblong 8vo. pp. 16. Not in Library.

CLARE (T. Kingston). The Widda-Man. London Constable. 1907. pp. viii., 312. 185x120. [4405]

CLAGUE (H. C. Granville). The Hush Shop. Ellan Mannin Mag., No. 3, Dec., 1924. [1,6]

COWLEY (Ramsey). The Gift Supreme. London : Alston Rivers. 1928. pp. 288. 185x115. [5848]

COLLINS (William Wilkie, 1824-1889). Armadale. 1866. A few of the scenes are laid in the Isle of Man, chiefly Castletown and the South.

CHRISTIAN (Albert M[oses]). The Maid of Dhoon Glen. [No. 1 of Stories of Manx Glens.] Douglas B. & S. 1902. pp. 15. 160x105. [4348]
- Nell of Ballacowin : A Tale of Laxey Glen. [No.2 of Stories of the Manx Glens.] Douglas , Brown & Sons. 1903. pp. 23. 180x120. [1115]
- The Spectre of the Cairn. [No. 3 of Stories of the Manx Glens.] Douglas : Brown & Sons. 1903. pp. 23. 180x120. [1116]
- The Queen of Groudle Glen. [No. 4 of Stories of the Manx Glens.] Douglas: B. & S. 1903, pp. 23. 180x120.

COSTELLO (Louisa Stuart). Redwald ; a Tale of Mona: and other Poems. Brentford : P. Norbury. 1819. pp. 70. 176x110. [2901, J, 8]
Through an error this rare item was omitted in the Poetry section: it should have appeared on p. 847. It is set down here for the purpose of record.
The Story of a Telegram, by William Cubbon. Mx. Quar., 22, 1920. [L 6]

DAVIDSON (Hugh Coleman). The Green Hills by the Sea. A Manx Story. In 3 vols. London: Hurst Blackett. 1887. pp. 314x299x254. 187x122. [2977, G.W.W. Coll]
The story is laid chiefly in Castletown. The author was the son of the Rev. H. C. Davidson, assistant master at King William's Coll., 1845-1883.
- Mad or Married' A Manx Story. London: W. H. Allen & Co. 1887. pp. iv., 212. 186x118. [5676]
Although the scene is laid in the Isle of Man, the chief incidents are stated to have taken place in Cornwall,,
- Under a Sunny Sky; Priscian Prim; A Tontine of Two. Home Chimes (periodical). 1885. Not in Library.
- The Benaaishnee, and The Three Card Trick. Belgravia, 1885. Not in Library.
- A Drifting Cloud, Crystal, Stories. 1885. Not in Library.
- Robin y Ree : a Story. All the Year Round, 23rd Feb., 1884. [3031, L 6]
- The Blankshire Bank Robbery Whit eh all Review. 1885. Not in Library.

MISS CATHERINE ISABELLA DODD, 1860-1932.


From a cast of the medallion by Dorothy Stanton Wise, A.R.C.A.

Miss E. C. Wilson, the daughter of the first principal of King William's College, has written a memorial sketch of her friend, Catherine Isabella Dodd. It is published by Sidgwick aud Jackson, by whose favour we are enabled to give the above portrait. Miss Dodd's mother was Christian Kelly, of Castletown. When she was in her twenties she wrote a little guide to St. Michael's Isle, Derbyhaven. Her first book, 'The Farthing Spinster,' was brought out in 1925. The next was her charming Manx story, 'Clad in Purple Mist.' In her will she left 100 to the Library of the Manx Museum.

DAWSON (Mulvey) [pen-name of Captain Leonard Radcliffe.] Garlic Town. A novel. London: Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd. N.D. [1935]. pp. 293. 180x120. [7421] Although it is stated that 'the characters in the book are all imaginary, and bear no relation whatsoever to anyone bearing the same name,' it is believed that Garlic Town is Ramsey and that some of the characters are well known people belonging to the town, now,deceased.

DIOGENES ANTI BOMBASTES. The Rowin Dame Orry's School. A Serio-Comic Christmas Story. I.H.Times, 15th Jan., 1876. [4454]
It is suggested that the author is T. E. Brown, the Manx poet.

DODD(Catherine). The Farthing Spinster. Jarrolds, Ltd. 1925. pp. 307. 183x119. [5618] Not in Library.
- Clad in Purple Mist. London : Jarrolds. 1926. [7146]
This is from the point of view of the Manx reader, the most compelling book written by this author. She was born in Castletown in 1860.
- Three Silences. First printed March, 1927; re-printed May, 1927; cheap edition, Dec., 1928. London Jarrolds. 1927. pp. 284. 182x118. Price 3/6. [5862]
- Queen Anne Farthings. Jarrolds, Ltd. 1928. Not in Library.
- Scarlet Gables. Third Impression, London Jarrolds. 1929. pp. 285, 185x130. [6449, 6735]
- Scarlet Gables. London : Jarrolds. 1929. pp. 285. 187x130. [6735] Novel. Lancashire c. 1775.
- Apples and Quinces. London: Jarrolds. 1929. pp. 288. 185x130. [6448, 6738]
- Bells of Thyme. London : Jarrolds. 1930. pp, 288. 187x133. [6447]
- Lords of Red Lattice, being some Chronicles of the Crathornes of Crathorne. London : Jarrolds. 1930. pp. 285. 190x130. [6203] Some of the scenes are set in Man.
- Ming and Magnolia. London : Jarrolds. 1931. pp. 285. 187x130. [6734]
- Paul and Perdita. Jarrolds, Ltd. 1932. Not in Library.
- The Fieldings of Startforth. Jarrolds, Ltd. 1932. Not in Library.
- Eagle-Feather. First pub. March, 1933. Jarrolds, London. 1933. pp. 313. 190x133. [687t]

FARAKER. (Fred).. The Fisherman's Coortin'. I.M.E., 1898. [40361

FARRAR (Frederic W.). Eric, or Little by Little, a Tale of Roslyn School. Edinburgh : A. & C. Black. 1858. pp. xii., 396. 192x120. [2975, G.W.W. Coll. ]
Although the author states that 'no place of education can be identified with Roslyn,' it is well understood that the scene of the story is King William's College.

' GAELK." The Taffy, Spree I.M. Ex., 1898. [4036]
- A Blue-faced Ghost. Manx Tales, p. 45. [36901

GEORGE (J. Eaton). Mr. Kelly, of Douglas. Douglas & Co. c. 1893. pp. 32. 185x120. [3379]

GRAVES (Miss E. J. [pseud. ' Barrule.']). From Eleven to Three. Freemason Christmas No., 20th Dec., 1889. pp. 18-20. [67481
- Stranger than Diction. Freemason Christmas No., 20th Dec., 1890. pp. 15-20. [6749]
- Mrs. Quilliam. Freemason Christmas No., 21st Dec., 1892. pp. 19-25. [6762]
- A Manx Story founded on fact. Freemason Christmas No., 1921.
- Tommy Quayle's Will: a Peel Story. Ellan Vannin Mag., No. 7, Jan., 1927. [L6]

GREEN (Mrs. Eliza Craven). The Special Constable : a London Love Story.
This short story appeared in the columns of 'Manx Sun,' 20th Dec., 1848.

GREER (J. Laurence). When Johnny Comes Home. In Manx Stories. [3568]

HALL (R[ichard] N [icklin] ). Gilbert Vince, Curate, and His Struggle to Attain the Ideal. A novel largely founded on fact. London : Western Mail. 1897. pp. viii., 383. 185x120. [4373 ]
The chief figures are inhabitants of Conchan and Braddan parishes. The author was born in Conchan. A review appeared in "M, Herald," 30th June, 1897.

HALL (James Norman) and NORDHOFF (Charles). Pitcairn's Island. Illus. by W. H. D. Koerner. Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A., issued weekly from 22nd Sept., 1934 - 3rd Nov., 1934. [C88, 7041

HEYWOOD (Eliza). Emangarde, a tale of the Twelfth Century. Cheltenham. 1837. pp. 140. 8vo.
This is a rare book, and, notwithstanding many efforts to secure it, it is still lacking in the Library. It is not mentioned in Harrison's Bibliotheca.

HOBBLE-DE-HOY. Tittle Whack. In Isle of Man Short Stories. [1119]

HOARE (Rev. E. Newenham, M.A.). Drift and Duty. Church Monthly, 1897. [3031]

IERNE.(S. W. Lynn). An Old Ballaugh Tragedy: a short Manx Story, characteristic of half a century ago. Ramsey : S.W. Lynn. 1905. pp, 24. 184x120. [4314]

JACKSON (Edward H.). Nell of Glen Maye : a Manx Romance. London: Robert Culley. c. 1918. pp. 262.
Illustrated by Manx scenery. [29811

JOUGHIN (John). Under the Shallags : a Story of the Island. I.M.T,, 17th June, 1899. [Fr. fol. p. 290. 4417, 1.6]

JOUGHIN (Clucas). Gorry, Son of Orry, King of the Island: A Story of Adventure in the Isle of Mann a Hundred Years Ago, by Clucas Joughin, with 7 illus. by J. B. Greene. London: Jarrold & Sons. 1903. pp. 331. 186x120. [1105]
This book was afterwards published under the title of 'The King of the Island.'
- The People of the Caves : a Tale of Mystery and Adventure in the Isle of Man. Illus. by C. Sparrow. Serial in The Captain, vol. xxi., 1909. pp. 67. [2984]
- The Demon of Peel Hill. Peel Chron., 31st Dec., 1910. [Boyd-Dawkins fol. p. 57, L6]

F. K. (A South African Manxman). A Prospector's Story. Manx Tales, p. 34. [3690]

KERRUISH (Jessie Douglas). The Hull of Coins. London : Geoffrey Bles. pp. 312. 183x125. [64501

KERMODE (Philip M. C.). Short Stories from Manx History. (i) Corna Dale, pp. 9-23; (ii) Juan, Pp. 67-74 (illus.); (iii) Rafnsey, pp. 151-163, 229-240; (iv) Robert the Bowyer, pp. 391-7; (v) Juan Priest, pp. 542-561 (illus.). Mannin. May, 1913 --May, May, 1917. [L 6]

KELLY (Philip). Paul Kewley. London : Heath, Cranton. c. 1914. pp. viii., 312. 185x]20. [4372]
Relates chiefly to the south coast of the Island, where the author lived.

KIRK MAUGHOLD. A Hard Case. In Manx Stories. [3568]

LAMOTHE (Albert L.). Manx Yarns, Witty, Wise and Otherwise. Douglas : Cubbon & Lightfoot, Manx Sun. 1905. pit. 221. 190x120. 1913, G.F.C. Colt.]
Contains a portrait of the author, Chalse y Killey, Parson Drury, Manx; Giant Arthur Caley, A. W, Moore, and Sir James Gell.
- A Manx Cooish at Ille Raglan ';ilven Wedding Celebration. I.M.T. c. 1916. [1640]

J. K. L. A Countryman's Coortin. In Manx Stories.[3568]

LEE, (Mrs.) Clara Lennox ; / or / The Distressed Widow. / A Novel. / founded on facts. / Interspersed with an Historical Description of / the Isle of Man. / by Mrs. Lee. / Dedicated, by permission, to / H.R.H. The Duchess of York. / Teach me to feel another's woe Pope. / In tvo volumes. London : Printed for the authoress, by J. Adlard, No. 39, Dulte Street, West Smith-field, and sold by J. Parsons. No. 21, Paternoster Row. 1797. pp. x., 199. 178x103. [2966, GWAV. Coll.]
Very rare. No other copy known. Isle of -Man on pp. 1-10, 30-42, 100-107; vol. ii., pp. 4-13, 78-91, 124, 144-147, 196-22.3.
' We lind fidlcrs I assure you, for never was there such a race of dancers! They played all the way to church, to my great delight, the scene being quite novel and rural.'

LORIMER, (Norma) . Minry-Ann. London : Methuen & Co. 1900. pp. 294. 190x121. [2982]
The authoress is a daughter of T. W. Lorimer, of Mount Rule, and later Ballasherloge, Colby. The scene is laid in the parish of Kirk Christ, Ruslien.

MacKILLIP (K. Caley). The Holy Well. :Meth. Leader, 3rd Dec., 1931. [64101 Not in Library.

MALTBY (Rev. w. r.). -Multifarian : a Question of Removal. Meth. Recorder, April 29th, 1920. [1108]

C. M Baldwin. Mrs. Kelly at Home. I.M. Ex., June13th, 1924. et seq. [45041

MAYSON (Marguerite). Linnie Kinrade : a Tale of Laxey Glen. Mona's Herald, 7th July, 1869.

McGOVERN (J. B.) [The Rev.] The Maid of Mann a Tale of Creigneish. .S't. Stephen's Parish Mag., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. 1896 pp. 77. 245x175. [4407]
The story is descriptive of the customs and superstitions of the south of the Island.

MANX MOAR. The Ranther's' Goose. Tom the Ranther's Weddin.' In I.M. Short Stories. [1119]

MORRISON (S.) The Lazy Wife : a Manx Folk Tale.
- Dooinney-Oie, the Night-Man : a Manx Folk-Tale. In Folklore, Sept. 30th, 1912, vol. xxiii., No. 3.

' MONA.' Anglo-Manx Recitations. I.M. Ex., 1905. [4036]

NORDHOFF (Charles) and HALL (Norman). Mutiny. London: Chapman & Hall. 1933. pp. viii., 416. 201x130. Price 7/6. [6840, G 88]
This is the story of the historic " Mutiny of the Bounty," retold as a novel. The narrative is full of new material, for the authors have ransacked all available records and documents to add to the vivid detail of their story, and it is related through the month of a young midshipman \whose witness is founded upon that of Peter Heywood, who was one of those brought up for trial and eventually acquitted when the mutineers of the Bounty were at last arraigned and sentenced.
- Men Against the Sea. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1934. pp. 275. 201x130. [6988, G 88]
Second volume of a trilogy telling the entire story of the mutiny of the Bounty.
- Pitcairn's Island. Boston : Little, Brown & - Co. 1934. pp. viii., 333. 206x140. [7122, G 88]
Contains also four pages " The Trilogy of the Bounty.-

PURT- NY- HINSHEY. A Manx Revival Yarn. Manx Tales, P. 51.[3690]

QUARRIE (Geo.). Jemmy from J urby. In I.M. Short Stories. [1119]

QUILLIAM (Reuben). A Common Story. In Manx Stories. [3568]

QUINE (Rev. Canon John, M.A.). The Captain of the Parish. London : Heinemann.1897. pp. viii., 358. 190x120. [1097]
Considered to be one of the best works of fiction whose scene is laid in the Isle of Man.
- The Chimney of the Rev. Luke Transept. The Tourist, No. 3. 1897.
- The Counterstroke : a Manx Sketch. The Tourist, Feb.. 1928, pp. 206-207; No. 7, 1898; The Manxman, No. 1, May, 1911. [L6]
- A Christmas Story. Ramsey Courier Christmas Annual, Dec., 1912.

ROYSTON (Mrs. F.). The :Miller's Glen : an Island Story. Douglas : S.K.B. & Co. 1917. pp. 40. 170x95. Price 1/-. Proceeds for Manx Disabled Soldiers and Sailors' Fund. [2989]

RUTTER (Owen). Cain's Birthday. Hutchinson. 1930. [G 88, 6606]
The story of the Bounty from Fletcher Christian's point of view,

RYDINGS (Egbert). How Our Thobm and Kirryo got back from Midsummer Fair to Laxey. Ry Courier, 1893. [3747]
- How Our Thobm tuk Wit the Day after the Feer. Ry Courier, 12th May, 1894. [4431]
- Manx Tales. Introductory preface by Rev. T. E. Brown, and vignette by J. M. Nicholson. Manchester John Heywood. 1895. pp. 127. 182x120. Price 1/-. [1113]
i. An Angler's Holiday Among, the Manx Mountains.
ii. How our Thobin an' Kirree went to Midsummer Fair.
iii. How our Thobm took wit the day afther the Fair.
- How " Our Kerree " Won the Election in Garff Sheathin'. 1.M. Ex., 1902. [3747]

SCOTT (Sir Walter). Peveril of the Peak. First (volumes). Edinburgh : Archibald Constable & CO. 1822. lop. Vol. l, xxxii., 302; Vol. 11, 319; Vol. []l, 315; Vol. IV. 320. 180x113. [ 7027]

SEWELL (Edith). Justin Lang's Wife. The Manxrican [ Hartley l, 24th Oct., 1896, to 24th April, 1897.

SHIMMIN (C. R.) (Bill Billy.)A Night with the Fairies. I.M. Ex., 11th March. 1899. [5889]

STUART (Esme). Mona : a Manx Idyll. London Jarrold & Sons. c. 1905. pp. viii., 399. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. 180x118. [4374]

'SILLY BILLY' The Manx Cat. by Silly Billy. In ' Strange Tales' from Vanity Fair. London: Vanity Fair Office. c. 1880. pp. 125-138. [2972, G.V.W. Col]

STRETTON (Hesba). The Fishers of Derby Haven. Illus. First ed. London : Religious Tract Society. 1867. pp. 208. 164x98. [2976, G.'VAV. Coil.]

STEPHENSON (J. Parnaby). A Bride from Mona : a seaside romance. First ed. Wellington, Salop : Hobson and Co., 1906. pp. 93. 182x118. Price 1/-. [1112]
A second edition was published by Abel Heywood.

STOWELL (Rev. Hugh). Notes from the Diary of a Manks Clergyman. In The Glasgow University Album for 1840. pp. 79-95. [2914, K 12]
Although the name of the author is not given, it would seem quite clear that he could be no other than the Rev. Hugh Stowell, the Rector of Ballaugh. The following introductory passage is quoted:-' To make the following ' pages assume the aspect of a connected tale, it would 'perhaps be necessary to reverse the order of incident 'and convert the style from Diary to plain narration, ' but we prefer preserving the original form in which ' they were found among the papers of the late Dr. --, ' Rector of the parish of , Isle of Man.'

STOWELL. (B[ellanne] ). Manxland : a Tale. With an introductory sketch of Manx Home Missions. By- B. Stowell. London: James Nisbet & Co. 1863. ph. viii, 199. 165x108. [1111, G.F.C. Coll.]
There are illustrations of Laxey Chapel, Foxdale Mines, Cronk y Voddy Chapel, and Grenaby Schoolhouse, by C. A. Ferrier.
Bellanne Stowell was a sister of the Rev. William Hendry Stowell, President of Cheshunt College in 1850, and a niece of the Rev. Hugh Stowell, Rector of Ballaugh. She was a schoolmistress in Castletown (see p. 107 Manx Worthies).
- Brave Manx Women and other Narratives. Brown & Sons. 1880. pp. 124. 163xl04. [7315]
Believed to be by Bellanne Stowell, 1814-1889.

ST. GEORGE (Mrs.). Edwardine : a Novel. 3 vols. Scene in Isle of Man. 12mo. Not in Library.

ST. GEORGE (Catherine). Maria, a Domestic Tale. 3 vols. (Scene partly in Douglas.) London. 12rno. Not in Library.

TAYLOR (E. M.). In the Isle of Man. Cleckheaton Siddall. 1893. pp. 142. 182x115. [3439, 906]

TALLANT (Miss Anne). Octavia Elphinstone, / A Manx Story. / and / tois, / a Drama, / founded on a Legend in / The Noble Family of / by Miss Anne Tallant. /
In two vols. London: J. Hatchard & Son, 187, Piccadilly. 1834. pp. vii., 304x316. Price, one guinea. [2967, G.W.W. Coll.]
Rare; in orig. boards. Deals with adventures on Conister and Douglas Head. A second ed. appeared in 1839.

WARD (Sarsfield). The Secret of Holm Peel. No. 9 In Casscll's Mag. of Fiction, Dec., 1912, pp. 11. [5743]

WEIGH (William Stephen). A Silver Lining. Mx. Wes. Meth. Record, Vol. 13, pp. 169-170. Dec., 1905. [L6] Zr

' A WIDOW LADY.' Little Alice:/ or,/ A Narrative/ relating to the origin of / The Isle of Man Steam-Packet / Company. / written by a Widow Lady, / in her seventy-fifth year. / Price 6d. / Douglas : Brown & Son. 1881. pp. 20. 135x105. [p 160, 1117]

WILCOX (Arthur Gordon). Whoopee Island. Halifax F. King & Sons. 1934. pp. 248. 186x125. [6940]
- ' Pleasure Island.' ' Ellan Vannin ' Library, No. 2. Todmorden : Cunliffe Brothers. 1934. pp. 270. 182x123. [7428, K 121

WRANGHAM (J. II.). The Strange Tellings of Pan Tronrode Pixie (as spoken by him to Dan Quilliam in the chapel of St. Trynian). M. 111d., 2nd Aug., 1911. [6379]
The Manx Rag: a Christmas Discord; a Journal of Alleged Humour. Christmas, 1926. Douglas: S.K.B. 1926. unpaged [641. 246x180. [7021]
There are a number of articles \and stories more or less humorous. The proceeds were in aid of Noble's Hosp.
- Tales in Manx Dialect. Letter from Rovvin-y-Pherrick. The Black Dog of Colby Glen, by Billy Pheric. Gran'-fathar''s Story, by Ben-my-Chree. A Night with the Fairies, by Bill Billy. Lord give me patience. A Manx Revival Yarn, by Purt-ny-Hinshey. A Blue-faced Ghost, by Gaelk. The Fairies' Victim, by Bill Billy. Outwitting the Devil, by i11 Billy. The Ranther's Goose, by Manx Moar. Tom the Ranther's Weddin', by Manx Moar. The Fisherman's Coortin', by Fred Faraker. The Taffy Spree, by Gaelk. [4036]

MONA . Anglo-Manx Recitations. The Fairies; The Qualtagh; Midsummer Fair Day; A Night at the Herrin's. Tlie Oul' Style. Short Anecdote. In Tales in Manx Dialect. [4036]

" Doctor Hookwell " : or the Anglo-Catholic Family. London, 8vo. 3 vols. 1842.

Isle of Man Short Stories. Contents : Tittle-Whack, by Hobble-de-I-lor; pp. 1-10. Bill-y-Dossagh's Vision; pp. 11-25. Jemmy from Jurby, by George Quarrie; Pp. 29-37. The Samphire Gatherers of Bradda; pp. 39-46. How our Kerree Won the Election in Garff Sheading, by Egbert Rydings ; pp. 47-61. Tom the Ranther's Weddin, by Manx Moar; pp. 69-75. Discoveries of the Aeronauts; pp. 77-84. Douglas: S. K. 13roadbent 8, Co., Ltd. c. 1905. pp. 84. 182x125. [3671, 1119] Manx Stories. Contents: (i) A Countryman's Coortin, by J. 1~. L.; pp. l-8. (ii) When Johnny Comes Home, by J. Laurencc Greer; pp. 1-12. (iii) A Hard Case, by Kirk Maughold ; pp. 1-8. (iv) A Common Story, by Reuben Quilliam ; pp. 1-18. 1900. pp. 46. 160x100. [3568] Manx Tales. Contents: (i) What the Herb Did, a tale of the Peel Herring Fishery; pp. 1-4. (ii) The Smugglers of Port Sodcrick; pp. 5-11. (iii) Under the Bushel, by Ivan Cain; pP. 12-16. (iv) Riding the Devil, by Bill Billy; pp. 17-20. (v) A Night with the Fairies, hy Bill Billy; pp. 21-26. (vi) Gran'fathar's Story, a poem, by 13en-my-Chree; pp. 27-28. (vii) The Supernatural in the South of the Island; pp. 29-33. (viii) A Prospector's Story; pp. 34-37. (ix) Manx Folklore, by Roeder; pp. 38-40. (x) The Black Dog of Colby Glen, by Billy Pherrick; pp. 41-44. (xi) A 111tue-faced Ghost, by Gaelk; pp. 45-48. (xii) The Fairies; pp. 49-50. (xiii) A Manx Revival Yarn, by Purt ny Hinshey; pp. 51-52. (xiv) The Fairies' Victim, by Bill Billy; pp. 53-59. (xv) Outwitting the Devil, by Bill Billy; pp. 61-67. Douglas : S.K.B. & Co. 1899. pp. 67. 183x118. [1108, 3690]

ANON. The Rorriston Ring: The Little Mollag. In The Tourist, May, 1897. pp. 20-24.

Bill y- Dossagh's Vision. In I. M. Ex., c. 1895. [5891]

Mananan Mac Ler: The Supposed True Chronicle (from a copy), prefixed to the old copies of the Statute Book). In Manx. Soc., XII, Gell's Notes, pp. 6, 9-11. 1863. [L6]
Also stories in Mannin.

CUBBON (Nelson C.). The Ballakindry Nose, or The Mixin' of the Childher. 1912. M.S. [4513]


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