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Object ID 001456

Object Name Nick Carter Stories No. 109

Object Desc Nick Carter is a fictional character who began as a pulp fiction private detective in 1886 and has appeared in a variety of formats over more than a century. No. 109, Oct. 10. 1914.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001218

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Periodicals


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1914

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Nick Carter,Dime Novels,Street and Smith,Detective,Fiction,

Title Nick Carter Stories No. 109

Sub-Title The Red Plague

Series Nick Carter Stories


Description / Abstract Nick Carter first appeared in a dime novel entitled The Old Detective's Pupil; or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square on 18 September 1886.[1] This novel was written by John R. Coryell from a story by Ormond G. Smith, the son of one of the founders of Street & Smith.

Physical Description Paperback, 32 pages. Front cover has illustrated scene of three men finding a man trapped inside a brick wall. "Nick Carter Stories" printed in orange text. Street and Smith name printed towards bottom of illustration. 11'' x 7.25''

Author John R. Coryell (original author)

Author Details Multiple authors took on the Nick Carter series up to the 1950's.





Publisher Street and Smith Publishers

Publisher Details Street & Smith or Street & Smith Publications, Inc. was a New York City publisher specializing in inexpensive paperbacks and magazines referred to as pulp fiction and dime novels. They also published comic books and sporting yearbooks. Among their many titles was the science fiction pulp magazine Astounding Stories, acquired from Clayton Magazines in 1933, and retained until 1961. Street & Smith was founded in 1855, and was bought out in 1959. The Street & Smith headquarters was at 79 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan; it was designed by Henry F. Kilburn.

Spine / Label


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Image Caption CMY1218



Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear throughout. Spine is held together with scotch tape. Corners have tears and creases. Pages intact, but have aged considerably.


Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 18 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin