Tod, Richard, fl 1901-1917 (Children's book illustrator and author)
- Existence: fl 1901 - 1917
Richard Tod was a prolific children's book author and illustrator who settled in Newport-on-Tay after moving from Edinburgh to Dundee. Richard was active between 1901 and 1917, and was a contemporary and friend of George Houston and Robert Hope. He would write under his own name or sometimes under the pen name 'Uncle Jack'. His daughter, Alison Douglas Tod, was a Children's book author and illustrator as well, and was active in the 1940s.
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This series contains the work of Scottish author and illustrator, Richard Tod.
This file contains a typewritten draft of Richard Tod's "Beyond the White Forest", which includes pencil and ink sketches. The cover page includes the author's address in Dundee.
This is an unbound draft of a storybook written and illustrated by Richard Tod. The stories contain popular storybook characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep and Robin Hood. The drawings include what was known as a "golliwog", a character created in 1895 by Florence Kate Upton that was popular until the 1960s-70s but was later perceived as a racist caricature.
Booklet containing several children's stories, poems, and comics. It was published by John Leng & Co. in London. There is no author mentioned in the booklet, but it could be either Richard Tod, who had published with John Leng before, or his daughter Alison, who also published in the mid-20th century.
This unbound booklet is a draft with some illustrations. It contains elements of Scottish folklore, including brownies.
This file contains draft poems written by Richard Tod. Some of the poems include the Scottish folkloric creature, the brownie. Also, there is a handwritten draft of a story entitled "Cast Adrift: A North Sea Adventure". The drawings include what was known as a "golliwog", a character created in 1895 by Florence Kate Upton that was popular until the 1960s-70s but was later perceived as a racist caricature.
This file contains pencil and painted drawings by Richard Tod. The illustrations are for "Witcherley Ways, A Christmas Tale", which was written by Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897). The story was printed originally in Blackwood's Magazine in January 1857 but reprinted in Tales from Blackwood, New Series Volume 10.
This item contains several pencil sketches, some of which are painted. The paper has some rounded edges.
There are 4 printed copies of "The Fairy Ferry" and a handwritten draft of the story. The booklet contains two other stories entitled "The Elfin Pedlar" and "Pippin and the Peep-bo Cat Again" and a comic strip entitled "The Adventures of Douglas and Don". It was published by John Leng & Co., Ltd, London.