Title

A Christmas Book from 1875

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

This is a story about a book that I found in my collection, its author, and the boy who owned it. The book is The Boy's Playbook of Science, first published in 1860 by John Henry Pepper (1821–1900). On the flyleaf is written “Arthur G. Webster; Christmas/75; from Mama.” Arthur Gordon Webster (1863–1923) was one of the founders of the American Physical Society, and was 12 when he was given this book.

Journal

The Physics Teacher

Volume

47

First Page

579

Last Page

580