The Boston Miscellany

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The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion was a monthly literary and fashion magazine published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1842 and 1843.

The initial issue of The Boston Miscellany was published in January 1842, with Nathan Hale as editor. It published 14 issues and ceased publication after the February 1843 edition. Henry Theodore Tuckerman also acted as an editor. The magazine was published by Bradbury, Soden & Co.

Contributors to the magazine included Henry David Thoreau, Edward Everett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edward Everett Hale, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Parker Willis. Sarah Hale, Nathan Hale's wife, translated tales from German into English that were published in the magazine.


  • Frank Luther Mott (1930). A History of American Magazines, 1741–1850 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press) pp. 100–103.