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Cornelius Hugh De Witt

Author, Illustrator

(1905 - 1995)

Cornelius Hugh De Witt

Cornelius Hugh de Witt was born in Germany and trained in Europe. Started children’s illustrations around 1938. Did many books for Western Publishing, Artists and Writers Guild and Little Golden Books.

His papers are held by the University of Oregon Libraries: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/scua/2016/10/17/new-chil...

 



Bibliography

The Body in Action: The Parts of the Body and How they Work (1962)

Basic anatomy and physiology for young people. A shorter version of “The Human Body.”

Author(s): Ann Reit
Mitchell Wilson
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Christmas Treasure Book: Stories, Songs and Poems (1950)

An anthology of Christmas stories and poems featuring many of the Golden Book artists and writers.

Author(s): Hilda Marx
Et al
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt
Tibor Gergely
Feodor Rojankovsky
Et al

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Earth, Sea and Sky (1968)

An introduction of astronomy and earth science for children.

Author(s): Gerald Ames
Rose Wyler
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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Fire-Fighters: The Story of Fire Prevention, Past and Present (1941)

An illustrated history of fire fighting.

Author(s): Helen Mitchell
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Golden Book of Words: How They Look and What They Tell (1949)

One page stories are accompanied by pictures of vocabulary words.

Author(s): Jane Werner
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Golden Encyclopedia (1946)

This one-volume encyclopedia is beautifully illustrated and will serve as a child’s first reference book.

Author(s): Dorothy A. Bennett
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Golden Geography: A Child’s Introduction to the World (1952)

This is a brief survey of the the world’s geography, copiously illustrated.

Author(s): Elsa Jane Werner
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Golden Geography: A Child’s Introduction to the World (1964)

This revised edition is significantly shorter than the original.

Author(s): Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Golden Picture Book of Words: How They Look and What They Tell (1954)

This is a later version of this picture dictionary.

Author(s): Jane Werner
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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A History of the United States for Young People (1941)

An illustrated history of the United States of America for children.

Author(s): Arensa Sondergaard
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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Horse Stories (1950)

A collection of stories about horses.

Author(s): Jack Bechdolt
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works (1959)

Elementary anatomy and physiology for young people.

Author(s): Mitchell Wilson
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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Inside the Earth (1968)

This is a selection of material from the authors’ “Planet Earth.”

Author(s): Gerald Ames
Rose Wyler
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt
Harry McNaught
Raymond Perlman
Photographs

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Johnny’s Machines (1949)

A boy and a machine -- classic.

Author(s): Helen Palmer
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Little Golden ABC (1951)

An illustrated ABC.

Author(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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My Colour Book of Geography (1969)

An illustrated introduction to the world we live in.

Author(s): Elsa Jane Werner
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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My First Geography of the Pacific (1944)

An illustrated geography of the Pacific region, likely issued to help children understand the War in the Pacific.

Author(s): Arensa Sondergaard
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The New Golden Encyclopedia (1963)

An illustrated encyclopedia for children.

Author(s): Dorothy A. Bennett
Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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