Secondary Sources

These sources include other catalogues with their own lists of Dame Trot narratives as well as academic articles and publications that mention Dame Trot. The most useful and comprehensive listings besides this website will be found in Necker, The Cotsen Children’s Library, and The Osborne Collection. Other catalogues which focus on the work of a particular publisher may be useful to study contemporary materials or track chronological developments. There is very little scholarship on Dame Trot specifically, but related articles and resources listed here remain relevant.

Brown, Philip A. H. London Publishers and Printers C. 1800-1870. London: British Library, 1982.

A Catalogue of The Cotsen Children’s Library: The 19th Century A-K. Princeton: Princeton University Library, 2019.

Chambers, David, ed. The Private Library: Quarterly Journal of the Private Libraries Association, vol. 4, 1981. Third.

Darton, Lawrence and University of Bristol. The Dartons: An Annotated Check-List of Children’s Books Issued by Two Publishing Houses 1787-1876. British Library; Oak Knoll Press, 2004.

Davis, Roger and Elmete Press. Kendrew of York and His Chapbooks for Children: With a Checklist. First ed. Elmete Press, 1988.

De Freitas, Leo John and Banbury Historical Society. The Banbury Chapbooks. Banbury Historical Society in Association with Robert Boyd Publications, 2004.

Moon, Marjorie. John Harris’s Books for Youth 1801-1843: Being a Check-List of Books for Children and Young People Published for Their Amusement and Instruction by John Harris and His Son Successors to Elizabeth Newbery Including a List of Games and Teaching Toys; with the Supplement Published in 1983. Winchester Hampshire: St Paul’s Bibliographies, 1987.

Necker, Claire. Four Centuries of Cat Books; a Bibliography, 1570-1970. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Opie, Iona and Peter Opie. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Oxford England: Clarendon Press, 1951.

Opie, Iona and Peter Opie. A Nursery Companion. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Roscoe S., R. A. Brimmell, David Chambers, and Private Libraries Association. James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow: Their Juvenile Books and Chapbooks. Pinner Middlesex England New York N.Y.: Private Libraries Association; distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by J. G. Schiller, 1981.

St. John, Judith, ed. The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, 1566-1910: A Catalogue Prepared at Boys and Girls House. Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1975.

Tuttle, Edward F. “The ‘Trotula’ and Old Dame Trot: A Note on the Lady of Salerno.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 50, no. 1, 1976, pp. 61–72. JSTOR,

Williams, Karen Elizabeth. Humour in Children’s Literature, 1800-1840. Doctoral dissertation, University of Roehampton. 2017.

Warner, Marina. “Mother Goose Tales: Female Fiction, Female Fact?” Folklore, vol. 101, no. 1, 1990, pp. 3–25. JSTOR,