Cheap Literature, 1837-1860

Penny Blood Research Community

Research on penny bloods is conducted by a variety of different people, from collectors to genealogists. Here are a few such knowledgeable people. Please feel free to contact them, introduce yourself, and pick their brains. They love to share their knowledge and passion.

If you would like to be added to this list, please email me.

Collectors - Scholars - Booksellers - Librarians
Genealogists and Relatives


Collectors can be reached collectively on their Yahoo! Group Bloods and Dime Novels. Here are a few:


Scholars may have worked on penny bloods long ago for their dissertation or a long-completed project, or may still be in the midst of it. They include Ph.D. students and post-docs.



Genealogists and Relatives