Tom Swift

Tom Swift wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, an inventor. He ranges over the world discovering man-made diamonds, exploring air and ocean in a flying boat, and reaching the stratosphere in an enormous dirigible.

Ingenious criminals beware: Tom is always one step ahead of you!

“Victor Appleton.”
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers.
New York: Grossett and Dunlap, c1911.

The gift of Ann Alycin Hayes and Elliott Hayes, in memory of their parents, John Sullivan Hayes and Jo Ann Elliott Hayes.

“Victor Appleton.”
Tom Swift and His Flying Boat.
New York: Grossett and Dunlap, c1923.

The gift of Ann Alycin Hayes and Elliott Hayes, in memory of their parents, John Sullivan Hayes and Jo Ann Elliott Hayes.

“Victor Appleton.”
Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible.
New York: Grossett and Dunlap, c1930.

The gift of Ann Alycin Hayes and Elliott Hayes, in memory of their parents, John Sullivan Hayes and Jo Ann Elliott Hayes.

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Source: Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library.