Author of Peck's Bad Boy

Author, Politician, Publisher, and Statesman

Morrill, Higgins and Company, Chicago

This Chicago publisher bought the plates, stock, and copyrights of the Belford, Clarke and Company publishing house in 1892. In August, 1893 Morrill, Higgins went into receivership. Four months later in December, 1893, W. B. Conkey bought all of the book plates and copyrights from Morrill, Higgins and Company. Thus , this publisher only was in business for a little more than a year. This accounts for the scarcity of the Morrill, Higgins' Peck books.

This publisher printed Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa-Complete Edition in 1892 as Volume 1 #7 in its Idylwild Series. The books of this series were in wraps and published at 50 cents each.

It also published the first complete edition (Peck's Bad Boy No. 1 and No. 2 in one book) as a hardcover and in wraps not in the Idylwild Series. These books cost $1.25 and 50 cents

Morrill, Higgins and Company published seven Peck books in its Midland Library of Copyright Books. All of the titles had the 1892 Morrill, Higgins Copyright.
Peck's Fun
Peck's Irish Friend, Phelan Geoheagan (as Volume II, No. 8 in the Midland Series). Published on June 21, 1892.
How Private Geo. W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion (as Volume 2, #7 in the Midland Series- Published on June 14, 1892)
Peck's Sunshine
Peck's Boss Book
Peck Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 1 (Volume 1 of the Midland Series)
Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2



Last Revision: October 2, 2017