William D. Swan was a mason turned teacher turned publisher. While a school teacher, he made a fortune by writing school textbooks.
William Draper Swan, 1809-1864, representative publication titles. Many were printed earlier than these listed and were reprinted many times.
American Comprehensive Reader; for the Use of Schools. 1855
Critic Criticised. 1860
District School Reader. 1845
First Lessons in the History of the United States: Compiled for the Use of Common Schools by a Practical Teacher. 1856
Grammar School Reader, Consisting of Selections in Prose and Poetry, with Exercises in Articulation. 1844
Instructive Reader. A Course of Reading in Natural History, Science and Literature. Designed for the Use of Schools. 1848
Primary School Arithmetic ... By Daniel Leach and William D. Swan. 1850
Primary School Reader. 1844
Primary School Spelling Book; Designed for Primary and Intermediate Schools. By William D. Swan. 1850
Questions Adapted to Emerson' North American Arithmetic, Part Third. By William D. Swan. 1838
Reply to Messrs. G. & C. Merriam's Attack upon the Character of Dr. Worcester and His Dictionaries. 1854
Swan's First[-Third] Reader. The Primary School Reader, Part First[-Third]. 1854
Young Ladies' Reader; Containing Rules, Observations, and Exercises and Articulation, Pauses, Inflections, and Emphasis; Also Exercises in Reading, in Prose and Poetry. 1851
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