A. L. Burt

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Undated portrait of Albert Levi Burt

A. L. Burt Company was a New York based book publishing house from 1883 until 1937. Founded by Albert Levi Burt, it began reprinting home reference works, before expanding into the field of children's books. Upon Albert Burt's death in 1913, his son, Harry Prentice Burt, took over. Harry Burt retired in 1937, selling the company to Blue Ribbon Books.[1] Its books promoted a romantic view of exciting topics such as aviation and radio.[2][3][4]

Works published[edit]

  • The Adventure Girls (3 volumes, 1936)
  • Arden Blake (3 volumes, 1934)
  • Beverly Gray (8 volumes, 1934-37)
  • Girl Scouts Mystery Series (6 volumes, 1933-36)
  • The Girl Scouts Series (10 volumes, 1922-25)
  • Linda Carlton (5 volumes, 1931-33)
  • Mary Lou (3 volumes, 1935)
  • Mexican Mystery Stories for Girls (3 volumes, 1936)
  • The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Alexandre Dumas, 1907.
  • Chesterfield's Letters
  • Representative Men


  1. ^ Gowen, William (2009). "Worthy challenger to the Stratemeyer Syndicate: A.L. Burt's inexpensive series books, 1905-37" (PDF). Newsboy. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  2. ^ Erisman, Fred (2006). Boys' books, boys' dreams, and the mystique of flight. Fort Worth, Tex.: Texas Christian University Press. p. 28. ISBN 9780875653303. 
  3. ^ Adams, Mike. The Radio Boys and Girls: Radio, Telegraph, Telephone and Wireless Adventures for Juvenile Readers, 1890-1945. pp. 6, 42–6. ISBN 9781476623450. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Burt, Henry Martyn & Burt, Silas Wright (October 1893). Early Days in New England: Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield and Some of His Descendants. Springfield, Mass.: Clark W. Bryan Company. 


  • Chase, Bradford S. Horatio Alger Books Published by A.L. Burt. Enfield, Conn. (6 Sandpiper Rd., Enfield 06082): B.S. Chase, 1983. Print.
  • Sternick, Cary. A Bibliography of 19th Century Children's Series Books: With Price Guide. United States: C. Sternick, 2003. Print.
  • "Publishing Histories: A.L. Burt [1883-1937]." Newport Vintage Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2016. <http://newportvintagebooks.com/library/publishers/publishers_ae.htm>.