Author:Samuel Scoville

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Samuel Scoville, Jr.

American lawyer, naturalist and author: a grandson of the famous Henry Ward Beecher. Among his works are a biography of Abraham Lincoln, nature fiction (fictionalized tales of the wild), and juvenile adventure stories.

Samuel Scoville, Jr.


(Partial list)


The Cleanlys — Blackbear — The Seventh Sleeper — High Sky — The Little People — The Path of the Air — Blackcat — Little Death — Blackcross — Sea Otter
  • More Wild Folk (1924) Nature Fiction
  • Runaway days, (1927) [hathitrust]
The Falcon's Nest — Treetop — Ong's Hat — Secret Valley — Rus In Urbe — Rescue, Robbery, and Escapes — Fourways — Philohela — Wood Ibis — The Sky King — Squirrel Folk — The Logcock — The Raven Cliff.
  • Lords of the Wild, illus by Charles Livingston Bull (1928) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2024 due to (Renewal: A1069419 )

Boy Scouts series[edit]

  1. Boy Scouts in the Wilderness (1919) Project Gutenberg
  2. The Blue Pearl (1920) (Published in St. Nicholas Magazine, 1919-20 as The Boy Scouts of the North; or The Blue Pearl)
  3. The Inca Emerald (1922) (No index)
  4. The Red Diamond (1924)
  5. The Snakeblood Ruby (1932)

Non Fiction[edit]

Everyday Adventures — Zero Birds — Snow Stories — A Runaway Day — The Raven's Nest — Hidden Treasure — Bird's-Nesting — The Treasure Hunt — Orchid Hunting — The Marsh Dwellers — The Seven Sleepers — Dragon's Blood
  • Man and beast (1926)
  • Wild Honey (etchings by Emerson Tuttle) (1929) [hathitrust]


  • Scoville's digest of the liquor laws of Pennsylvania: from 1700 to 1914 (1915)
  • Five hundred Bible story questions and answers on the Old Testament (1916)
  • "When Lincoln and Beecher prayed together," (1907), from the Christian Educator, vol. XVII, no. 4, February 1907
  • "The Evolution of Our Criminal Procedure," (1914), from the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 52. (external scan)
  • "The Municipal Court of Philadelphia" (1914), from the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and American Law Register, Volume 62. (external scan)
  • "The Evening Grosbeak at Haverford, Pa." (1922), from The Auk, Volume 39. (external scan)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1950, 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.