Author:Ralph Henry Barbour

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Ralph Henry Barbour
American novelist, who primarily wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys. In collaboration with L. H. Bickford, he also wrote as Richard Stillman Powell, notably Phyllis in Bohemia. Other works included light romances and adventure
Ralph Henry Barbour


(Incomplete list. Some guesswork in categorization)

School stories and children's fiction[edit]

Harriet Emery (Harry) books[edit]

"Big Four" series[edit]

  • Four in Camp a Story of Summer Adventures in the New Hampshire Woods, 1912
  • Four Afoot, 1906
  • Four Afloat: Being the Adventures of the Big Four on the Water, 1912

Erskine series[edit]

The Grafton Series[edit]

  • Rivals for the Team
  • Winning His Game, 1917
  • Hitting the Line

Hilton School series[edit]

  • The Half-Back: A Story of School, Football, and Golf, 1909 (External scan)
  • For the Honor of the School: A Story of School Life and Interscholastic Sport, 1900 (External scan)
  • Captain of the Crew, 1901 (External scan)

Purple Pennant series[edit]

  • The Lucky Seventh, 1915 (?)
  • The Secret Play, 1915 (External scan)
  • The Purple Pennant, 1916

Yardley Hall series[edit]

  • Forward Pass, 1908
  • Double Play; A Story of School and Baseball, 1909 (External scan)
  • Winning His "Y": A Story of School Athletics, 1910
  • For Yardley: A Story of Track and Field, 1911 (External scan)
  • Change Signals 1912 (External scan)
  • Around the End, 1913


  • The Arrival of Jimpson and Other Stories for Boys About Boys, 1904
  • The Spirit of the School, 1907 (External scan)
  • The New Boy at Hilltop and Other Stories, 1910
  • Finkler's Field: A Story of School and Baseball, 1911
  • Team-Mates, 1911
  • Crofton Chums, 1912 (?)
  • Left-End Edwards, 1914 (External scan)
  • Left Tackle Thayer, 1915
  • Left Guard Gilbert, 1916 (External scan)
  • Center Rush Rowland, 1917 (?)
  • The Adventure Club Afloat, 1917
  • The Adventure Club With the Fleet 1918
  • The Junior Trophy, 1918
  • Full-Back Foster, 1919
  • The Book of School and College Sports (External scan)
  • Follow the Ball (External scan)
  • Quarter-Back Bates, 1920
  • Fourth Down, 1920
  • Kick Formation, 1921
  • Left Half Harmon, 1921
  • Right End Emerson, 1922 (?)
  • The Turner Twins, 1922 (?)


Adventure stories[edit]

  • Benton's Venture, 1914(?)
  • The Brother of a Hero, 1914
  • For the Freedom of the Seas, 1918
  • The Mystery of the Sea-lark, 1920(External scan)

With H. P. Holt[edit]

  • Lost Island, 1918
  • Joan of the Island, 1920 (External scan)
  • The Cruise of the Endeavour, or, Fortunes of War, 1921
  • Over Two Seas, 1922


  • Kingsford Quarter, 1910
  • Partners Three, 1913
  • The Land of Joy. A Novel (External scan)

Individual short stories[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1944, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.