Stories and serialized novels from The Captain (UK)

 

 Wodehouse’s complete contributions to The Captain have been newly proofread in 2013–14 against images of the original magazine. Enjoy them below in as close to their original form as we can make them. Items with annotations in the end notes are flagged with ✎ below.
 By courtesy of an anonymous collector, we are pleased also to present images of editorial comments and announcements from “The Old Fag” (editor of The Captain), photographs, book reviews, and other items of interest. These images are marked with □ below, and will automatically open in a new browser window or tab.

 

The Babe and the Dragon — February 1902

Bradshaw’s Little Story — July 1902

The Odd Trick — August 1902

How Payne Bucked Up — October 1902

Welch’s Mile Record — November 1902

Harrison’s Slight Error — January 1903

How Pillingshot Scored — May 1903

The Manœuvres of Charteris - I — August 1903

The Manœuvres of Charteris - II — September 1903

 
□ Photographs of Wodehouse, illustrator T. M. R. Whitwell, and other contributors to The CaptainSeptember 1903

□ Editorial announcement of The Gold Bat, paragraph about Wodehouse and photograph — September 1903

The Gold Bat - Part 1 — October 1903

The Gold Bat - Part 2 — November 1903

The Gold Bat - Part 3 — December 1903

My Ideal Christmas (paragraph) — December 1903

The Gold Bat - Part 4 — January 1904

The Gold Bat - Part 5 — February 1904

The Gold Bat - Part 6 — March 1904

 
Blenkinsop’s Benefit — August 1904

 
□ Editorial discussion of boxing vs. wrestling, with a comment by Wodehouse — September 1904

□ Editorial announcement of The Head of Kay’sSeptember 1904

✎ The Head of Kay’s - Part 1 — October 1904

✎ The Head of Kay’s - Part 2 — November 1904

✎ The Head of Kay’s - Part 3 — December 1904

✎ The Head of Kay’s - Part 4 — January 1905

✎ The Head of Kay’s - Part 5 — February 1905

✎ The Head of Kay’s - Part 6 — March 1905

 
□ Review of William Tell Told AgainFebruary 1905

 
□ Editorial announcement of Tales of WrykynMarch 1905

Six stories in the Tales of Wrykyn series:

✎ 1. Ruthless Reginald — April 1905

2. The Politeness of Princes — May 1905

3. Shields’ and the Cricket Cup — June 1905

4. An Affair of Boats — July 1905

✎ 5. The Last Place — August 1905

6. An International Affair — September 1905

 
□ Editorial announcement of The White FeatherSeptember 1905

The White Feather - Part 1 — October 1905

The White Feather - Part 2 — November 1905

The White Feather - Part 3 — December 1905

The White Feather - Part 4 — January 1906

The White Feather - Part 5 — February 1906

The White Feather - Part 6 — March 1906

 
A Division of Spoil — September 1906

Poem written at age 5 by PGW — April 1907

 
The serialization of what would be the first half of Mike (1909), later published separately as Mike at Wrykyn:

Jackson Junior - Part 1 — April 1907

Jackson Junior - Part 2 — May 1907

Jackson Junior - Part 3 — June 1907

Jackson Junior - Part 4 — July 1907

Jackson Junior - Part 5 — August 1907

Jackson Junior - Part 6 — September 1907

□ Editorial comments on Jackson JuniorSeptember 1907

 
The serialization of what would be the second half of Mike (1909), later published separately as Mike and Psmith:

The Lost Lambs - Part 1 — April 1908

The Lost Lambs - Part 2 — May 1908

The Lost Lambs - Part 3 — June 1908

The Lost Lambs - Part 4 — July 1908

The Lost Lambs - Part 5 — August 1908

The Lost Lambs - Part 6 — September 1908

□ Editorial comments on “Sedleigh” in The Lost LambsJune 1908

□ Letter from “Banker” commenting on The Lost LambsJuly 1908

□ Poem by Doris Buckler commenting on The Lost LambsOctober 1908

 
The serialization of what would be published as Psmith in the City (1910):

The New Fold - Part 1 — October 1908

The New Fold - Part 2 — November 1908

The New Fold - Part 3 — December 1908

The New Fold - Part 4 — January 1909

The New Fold - Part 5 — February 1909

The New Fold - Part 6 — March 1909

□ Letter from R. Psmith answering question about The New FoldJanuary 1909

□ Correspondence about The New FoldMarch(?) 1909

 
□ Review of The Swoop!May 1909

 
□ Editorial announcement of Psmith, JournalistSeptember 1909

Psmith, Journalist - Part 1 — October 1909

Psmith, Journalist - Part 2 — November 1909

Psmith, Journalist - Part 3 — December 1909

✎ Psmith, Journalist - Part 4 — January 1910

Psmith, Journalist - Part 5 — February 1910

Psmith, Journalist - Part 6 — March 1910

 
□ Impressions of P. G. Wodehouse, by Leslie Havergal Bradshaw — March 1910

 
Stone and the Weed — May 1910

Pillingshot, Detective — September 1910

□ Drawing of Captain contributors at 1911 New Year dinner; PGW at age 29 is balding — February(?) 1911

Pillingshot’s Paper — February 1911

□ Wodehouse’s entry in “If I Were King” discussion — June 1911

Aldershot 1911 — July 1911

□ Review of Psmith in the City1911(?)

Public Schools’ Boxing — June 1912

 
□ Editorial announcement of The Eighteen-Carat KidDecember 1912

A serial which would be revised and expanded with a love interest into the book The Little Nugget (1913):

The Eighteen-Carat Kid - Part 1 — January 1913

The Eighteen-Carat Kid - Part 2 — February 1913

The Eighteen-Carat Kid - Part 3 — March 1913

 
Aldershot, 1913 — May 1913