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Front page header from Issue 228, May 10 1884, collected in Volume 5

This is a fully searchable index of all the fiction stories and non-fiction articles from the Girl's Own Paper covering the period 1880 to 1941 (Volumes 1 to 62). The original index was compiled by Honor Ward, and a version of the fiction index has appeared in print in the Girl's Own Guide (E. Honor Ward, A&B Whitworth, 1992).

Also included is a guide to the Girl's Own Paper, based on material from Mrs Ward's book, along with selected illustrations and a transcription of an "Answers to Correspondents" column from two of the early volumes. Suggestions for further reading on the Girl's Own Paper and the children's literature of the period have also been provided, as has a list of links to useful online resources, including libraries with significant holdings of the GOP.

The web version of the index was developed by Tom Ward, and was previously hosted by the University of Durham. He is happy to be contacted by anyone with queries about the GOP or the Index. The current index was developed by Iain Walker and is now hosted by The Lutterworth Press, the original publishers of the GOP. We hope that this will prove a useful resource for researchers, collectors and anyone interested in young women's literature from a bygone age.