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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...

 



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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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The Night Before Christmas (1948)

First published in 1946, two songs were added for this third edition of the Christmas classic.

Author(s): Clement C. Moore
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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Planet Earth (1963)

An illustrated book about geoscience for children.

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

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Rob Whitlock: A Pioneer Boy in Old Ohio (1951)

Day-to-day frontier life in Ohio.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Story of Alaska (1940)

’Seward’s Folly’ turned out to be one of the best bargains the United States ever made. At the time a territory, Alaska soon became a state.

Author(s): Clara Breakey Lambert
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Story of California (1944)

An illustrated history and geography of the State of California.

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

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The Story of Florida (1947)

The story of Florida, copiously illustrated with lithographs.

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

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The Story of New England (1941)

An illustrated story of New England for young people.

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

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The Story of the Great Lakes (1942)

An illustrated look at the Great Lakes.

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

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The Story of the Great Plains (1943)

History and geography of the Great Plains including the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

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

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The Story of the Mississippi (1941)

The mighty Mississippi in full color.

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

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The Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch (1943)

A history of the German settlers in Pennsylvania.

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

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The Story of the South West (1948)

Colorful description of the southwest United States for children.

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

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The Story of the Southern Highlands (1945)

History and geography of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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

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They Went Exploring (1942)

A beautifully illustrated history of man’s exploration of his world.

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

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What Am I? A Picture Quiz Book (1949)

A picture quiz book.

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

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The Wonders of Physics: An Introduction to the Physical World (1966)

An introduction to physics for young people.

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

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