Betty Gordon

Author: Alice Emerson (Stratemeyer Syndicate House Name)

Written by: Josephine Lawrence (1-4,7,9); W. Bert Foster (5-6); Elizabeth M. Duffield Ward (8); Eunice Creager (10-15)

Artists:  Thelma Gooch (1-4); Walter Rogers (7); Ernest Townsend (8,11); Bess Goe Willis (10); Russell Tandy (12-15)

15 Volumes (1920 to 1932)

 

 

1             Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm                                                      1920

The Mystery of a Nobody

At the age of twelve, Betty is left an orphan in the care of her bachelor uncle.  Betty finds life at Bramble Farm exceedingly hard.

2             Betty Gordon in Washington                                                          1920

Strange Adventures in a Great City

Betty goes to the national capitol to find her uncle.  She falls in with a number of strangers and has unusual adventures, one of which almost ends disastrously.

3             Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil                                                     1920

The Farm that was Worth a Fortune

Betty has followed her uncle to a new oil locality.  Bob discovers some distant relatives.

4             Betty Gordon at Boarding School                                                1921

The Treasure of Indian Chasm

Tales of doings in school and out.  How the treasure of Indian Chasm was sought.

5             Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp                                                   1922

The Mystery of Ida Bellethorne

Mountain Camp, in the midst of pine woods, disclosed a mystery to Betty and her chums in mid-winter.

6             Betty Gordon at Ocean Park                                                           1923

School Chums on the Boardwalk

A glorious outing that Betty and her chums never forgot.

7             Betty Gordon and Her School Chums                                         1924

Bringing the Rebels to Terms

Rebellious students, disliked teachers and mystery robberies make a fascinating story.

8             Betty Gordon at Rainbow Ranch                                                  1925

Cowboy Joe’s Secret

Betty and her chums have a grand time in the saddle.

9             Betty Gordon in the Mexican Wilds                                              1926

The Secret of the Mountains

Betty receives a fake message to join her uncle in the Mexican oil fields.

10        Betty Gordon and the Lost Pearls                                                1927

A Mystery of the Seaside

Betty and her chums go to the ocean shore for a vacation and Betty becomes involved in the disappearance of a string of pearls.

11        Betty Gordon on the Campus                                                        1928

The Secret of the Trunk Room

An up-to-date college story with a strange mystery that is bound to fascinate any girl reader.

12        Betty Gordon and the Hale Twins                                                 1929

An Exciting Vacation

How two plump, lovely twins become involved in a puzzle of identities and Betty attempts to reach a solution, is entertaining.

13        Betty Gordon at Mystery Farm                                                       1930

Strange Doings at Rocky Ridge

14        Betty Gordon on No-Trail Island                                                    1931

Uncovering a Queer Secret

15        Betty Gordon and the Mystery Girl                                               1932

The Secret at Sundown Hall

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION – NOT ALL FORMATS ARE COMPLETE

 

Format 1: (Volumes 1 to 15) – Published by Cupples & Leon (C&L) circa

Tan Cloth Binding with Black Lettering on front and spine.  Betty wearing red hat & blouse and skirt.

Plain Endpages.  No Edgecoloring.

Illustrations include a Frontispiece only on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated Paper w/White Spine.  Pictorial matching binding with blue hat and yellow blouse.  Same for all titles.

 

Format 2: (Volumes 1 to 15) – Published by Cupples & Leon (C&L) circa

Tan Cloth Binding with Black Lettering on front and spine.  Betty wearing cloche hat & coat and carrying satchel.

Plain Endpages.  No Edgecoloring.

Illustrations include a Frontispiece only on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated Paper w/Wrap Spine.  Pictorial closeup showing Betty’s head & shoulders.  Same for all titles.