What to Teach Your Son

What to Teach Your Son is a tract that first appeared as part of L.M. Montgomery’s sketch “Half an Hour with Canadian Mothers,” published in 1901 in The Ladies’ Journal, a Toronto periodical. It was then reprinted in a wide range of U.S. newspapers between 1906 and 1910, sometimes anonymously, sometimes with minor variations, and sometimes under alternate titles: “Mother, Teach Your Son,” “Teach the Boy,” “What to Teach Boys,” “What to Teach the Boy,” and “What to Teach Your Boy.” The version in the Altoona Tribune of Pennsylvania indicates that the piece was taken “From the Mothers Magazine,” but this copy has not yet been located.

Bibliography

Montgomery, L.M. “What to Teach Your Son.” The Mothers Magazine, bibliographical details unknown.

Also, unsigned, in Harrisburg (PA) Telegraph, 23 March 1906, 10.

Also in Altoona (PA) Tribune, 27 March 1906, 8. (“From the Mothers Magazine”)

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Galena (KS) Evening Times, 7 April 1906, 2.

Also as “What to Teach the Boy” in East Oregonian (Pendleton), 23 April 1906, 4. 

Also in Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times, 26 April 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Kansas City (KS) Gazette, 23 May 1906, 1.

Also, unsigned, in New Oxford (PA) Item, 25 May 1906, 21.

Also, unsigned, in Hondo (TX) Anvil Herald, 26 May 1906, 8.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Kansas City (KS) Gazette, 26 May 1906, 3.

Also, unsigned, in Reading (PA) Times, 29 June 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “What to Teach Your Boy” in Goldsboro (NC) Daily Argus, 2 July 1906, 1.

Also, unsigned, in Goldsboro (NC) Weekly Argus, 5 July 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Owosso (MI) Times, 6 July 1906, 2.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Wilkes-Barre (PA) Semi-Weekly Record, 13 July 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 17 July 1906, 8.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Ottawa Journal, 24 July 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Albany (OR) Democrat, 27 July 1906, 6.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE), 1 August 1906, 3.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Frankfort (KS) Review, 24 August 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Wilkes-Barre (PA) Semi-Weekly Record, 7 September 1906, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Adair County News (Columbia, KY), 12 September 1906, 7.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Danville (PA) Intelligencer, 14 September 1906, 3.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Racine (WI) Weekly Journal, 6 November 1906, 5.

Also in Cook County Herald (Grand Marais, MN), 9 March 1907, 6.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Kansas City (KS) Gazette, 17 October 1907, 5.

Also, unsigned, as “Mother, Teach Your Son” in Davenport (IA) Weekly Democrat and Leader, 5 December 1907, 10. 

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Crenshaw County News (Luverne, AL), 24 September 1908, 4.

Also, unsigned, as “What to Teach Boys” in Moulton (AL) Advertiser, 10 August 1909, 1.

Also, unsigned, as “What to Teach Boys” in Guntersville (AL) Democrat, 26 August 1909, 1. 

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Caucasian (Clonton, NC), 30 September 1909, 4.

Also, unsigned, in Monroe City (MO) Democrat, 14 October 1909, 7.

Also, unsigned, in Shelbina (MO) Torchlight, 29 October 1909, 6. 

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Roanoke Beacon (Plymouth, NC), 10 December 1909, 3.

Also in Shelbina (MO) Torchlight, 17 December 1909, 2.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Daily Republican (Monongahela, PA), 18 December 1909, 2.

Also, unsigned, as “Teach the Boy” in Newton (MI) Record, 30 December 1909, 2. 

Also in Shelby County Herald (Shelbyville, MO), 2 February 1910, 2.