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Margaret Gatty, founder and first editor of Aunt Judy’s Magazine, 1860
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Aunt Judy’s Magazine was a British magazine for young people, founded in 1866 by Margaret Gatty (1809–1873).[1] She aimed to include stories that would benefit the moral upbringing of children, but also bring joy and insight to adults. Margaret also hoped that readers would continue to love the magazine throughout their lives, and pass it on for generations.[2][3] Following her death in 1873, her daughters Juliana Horatia EwingEnglish writer of children's stories, whose 1865 book The Brownies gave Agnes Baden-Powell the idea and the name for the junior level of the Girl Guides. and Horatia Eden took over the editorship of the magazine; two years later Horatia became the sole editor.[4]

In 1867 the magazine published two early parts of Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno, titled “Fairy Sylvie” and “Bruno’s Revenge”. It also published much of Juliana Horatia Ewing’s work. Hans Christian Andersen made several contributions,[5] and illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Gilbert, Charles Keene, and Randolph Caldecott were also featured.[6]

The magazine continued in production until 1885, by which time 238 issues had been produced.[7]