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References to the works of Evelyn Whitaker in current scholarship:

Laddie is cited as the descriptor of the Victorian ideal of manhood by John C. Spurlock and Cynthia A. Magistro:  "Dreams never to be realized":  the emotional culture and phenomenology of emotion.  J. Social History 28:2, winter 1994, note 42.

Link to article by Spurlock & Magistro.

Citations from 19th & early 20th Centuries:

Cleveland Medical Gazette by Albert Rufus Baker, Samuel Walter Kelley. v. 2 no. 6 1887 p. 214 digitized by Google.

Have you read 'Miss Toosey's Mission,' ' Laddie" and 'Tip Cat ' ? If not, secure them at once. I do not know the name of the author. They are not long volumes. You can read any of them in a little while. You can carry one in your pocket and read it in odd moments, but I fancy you will not be able to turn from the pages until you have read every line. ' Laddie ' is especially interesting to physicians. It takes them through the hospital wards and to the bedside of the sick and dying. It seems to me that no one can read these little books and not be better by reason thereof.

David and His Friends: a series of revival sermons by Louis Albert Banks. Funk & Wagnalls, 1900. p. 227 digitized by Google.

Lippincott's Magazine, v. 34 July - December 1884. p. 320 digitized by Google.

...those great professors of verbosity our female novelists...
 The commonplace English novel has much declined in interest since the advent of Eesthet- icism : if commonplace is to be, -we prefer it in the shape of good hearty little tracts like " Miss Toosey's Mission" and " Laddie," rather than on the subject of Greek plays, high art, etc. For these two little stories, evidently gathered from the pages of some English Sunday magazine to be bound together in this pretty shape, are simple and pleasant in the extreme, and will rouse the sympathy and refresh the heart of many a reader. 

Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary Prudence Wells Smith. Boston: American Unitarian Assoc. 1886 p. 1-2 digitized by Google.

...a little booklet for the instruction of Post Office Mission Workers ?  Can you not make it something as touching as ' Miss Toosey,' and far more practical, — that is, for our own little household of faith ? We do not want it primarily as a missionary tool, but as a wee fragment of the spiritual history of the world, — something that will lift and touch the soul of everybody.In short, give us an enlightened Miss Toosey ; her
mission being as much stronger as Sallie Ellis was more rational and mature than the original 'Miss Toosey ' ! No one knowing Miss Ellis could read the touching little story of " Miss Toosey's Mission "
without being struck by a resemblance in the characters, though a resemblance with a markeddifference. As one said, " I never saw her going up the church aisle Sundays, with her audiphone, her little satchel, her bundle of books and papers, and her hymn-book, without thinking of Miss Toosey." In both lives a seemingly powerless and insignificant personality, through the force of a great yearning to do a bit of God's work in the world, achieved its longing far beyond its fondest
dreams. "

Literary News, Christmas Number, December 1903 digitized by Google. page 368

"...while new fiction is enriched by a new story, called "Gay," by the author of Miss Toosey's Mission who now appears under her real name of Evelyn Whitaker, full of pathos and humor, and giving graphic pictures of English life."
 
 
 

The American Catalogue...July 1, 1876 - December 31, 1910 by Frederick Leypoldt. page 279

"The name of the author of Miss Toosey's Mission so long kept a secret is now admitted to by Evleyn Whitaker.  Gay is the first title published by her under her real name..."
 
 
Retail Catalogue of Standard and Holiday Books, McClurg, Firm, Booksellers, Chicago, 1907.
 
 

The Annual American Catalog, 1900-1909

Whitaker, Evelyn. Baby Bob. '08.... Lippincott
 
 
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