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June 19, 1845
DAILY ALBANY ARGUS, Albany, New York, June 19, 1845
* President Andrew Jackson death
Page 2 has several items concerning the death of Andrew Jackson, including: "General Jackson's Death" "Honors to the Illustrious Dead" which is a notice signed by the President: James K. Polk, and beginning: "Andrew Jackson is no more! He departed this life on Sunday the 8t... See More
June 23, 1845
NEW YORK HERALD, from New York, dated June 23, 1845 Page 2 has a report from a St. Louis paper that says: "The steamer Bridgewater arrived last evening, from the Ohio, with 236 immigrants, from...western...Pennsylvania. This is the third trip...this season...bringing about the same number; they are of German origin, and are about to settle near Hannibal...where a colony has been formed, which... See More
September 26, 1845
NEW YORK WEEKLY EXPRESS, September 26, 1845
* Daniel Boone
Page 4 has an item which begins: "The Reburial of Daniel Boone & his wife at Frankfort, Ky., took place on Saturday...From 15,000 to 20,000 persons were present from all sections of the West. An immense procession was formed..." with further details (see photos).
Complete in 8 pages, this issue has a little spine wea... See More
November 30, 1845
THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 30, 1845
* Johannes von Ronge - German reformer
* Early illustration - print
The front page has a print titled: "M. Ronge"
Rare to find a illustration in a daily newspaper this early. New of the day with ads throughout. Complete in 4 pages, good condition.
December 9, 1845
NATIONAL INTELLINGENCER, Washington D.C., December 9, 1845 Page three contains a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway from the subscriber. On the same page is the announcement of exhibition of Tom Thumb. Also within this issue are congressional reports, news of the day and a variety of advertisements.
This is complete in four pages with stray handwriting above the masthead... See More
December 20, 1845
MILITARY JOURNAL, New York, December 20, 1845
* Uncommon title...
* United States military periodical...
A volume I issue (number 5) of this uncommon title "Devoted to the interests of the Military Institutions of the Republic" as stated in the masthead. Has various military-related content. Octavo-size, 16 pages.
Item #153062THE NEW YORK EVANGELIST, New York, NY, 1846 As the title might suggest, a religious paper with much religious content. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures 27x21 inches with four pages.
Item #153089THE NEW YORK EVANGELIST, New York, 1846 As the title might suggest, a religious paper with much religious content. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures 27x21 inches with four pages.
May 25, 1846
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, May 25, 1846 The top of the first column on page 2 has reports from the Mexican War headed: "Tidings From The War" with military reports taking over half a column. Other war items on page 2 as well including: "From Mexico" "The Tidings From The War" "Double Triumph Of American Arms!!" & "Later from the Army"
Fou... See More
June 13, 1846
NEW YORK OBSERVER, June 13, 1846
* Mexican War
* The slave trade
The front page has: "Proceedings of the General Assembly" and "Discussion On The Subject of Slavery" which is quite lengthy. Page 2 has: "The Late Declaration on Slavery" and pg. 3 has; "Progress of the War--Surrender of Matamoras: Blockade of Vera Cruz--Murder of American P... See More
June 20, 1846
NEW YORK OBSERVER, June 20, 1846 A religiously-themed newspaper, but secular reports as well. Page 2 has: "Settlement Of the Oregon Question" "Religious Instruction of Slaves" "The Late Declaration on Slavery". Page 3 has an interesting report: "Death of the Bunker Hill Drummer" and also: "Another Slaver Captured (see).
Four pages, large folio si... See More
August 15, 1846
NEW-YORK OBSERVER, Aug. 15, 1846
* President asks for money
Page 2 has a letter "To the Senate and House of Representatives" signed in type by the President: James K. Polk, requesting an appropriation of $2 million (see). Page 3 has: "Escape of Slaves". A wealth of other content as well. Four pages, large folio size, nice condition.... See More
September 15, 1846
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 15, 1846 Pg. 3 has a letter discussing the Santa Fe Army. Also a report about a discovery at a Poland, Ohio iron company: "Iron Made with Raw Bituminous Coal."
December 25, 1846
THE WELL-SPRING, Boston, Nov. 28, 1845 A tabloid-size paper with 4 pages: "Published Weekly, By The Massachusetts Sabbath School Society", as stated in the masthead. Religious content for Sunday school children. Nice masthead has 5 spiritual-like woodcuts. Some foxing & minor edge tears.
May 8, 1847
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, May 8, 1847 Page 2 contains a brief yet graphically dramatic news item: "GREAT BATTLE AT CERRO GORDO!" the text reading: "Intelligence has just been received of a great battle at Cerro Gordo, between Gen. Scott and Santa Anna, in which the Mexicans were defeated, & their army completely routed. Five Mexican Generals were taken priso... See More
May 17, 1847
EVENING POST, New York, NY, May 17, 1847
* Battle of Tuxpan, Veracruz
* Commodore Matthew C. Perry
On the front page under "The Capture Of Tuxpan" is a brief report, followed by the "Official" account of the capture, datelined "United States Flag Ship Mississippi, At sea, off Vera Cruz, April 24, 1847." The account is signed in type: M. C. Perry.
There is ... See More
May 21, 1847
EVENING POST, New York, May 21, 1847
* Newark, New Jersey population
* Early locomotives
Page 2 has a report about the population increase at Newark, New Jersey.
Another report says: "A locomotive upon the Stonington road, ran lately from Kingston to Wickford, R.I., seven miles, in seven minutes with nine cars containing 230 passengers."
Other news of ... See More
June 12, 1847
THE GOLDEN RULE & ODD-FELLOWS' FAMILY COMPANION, New York, Philadelphia, & Boston, June 12, 1847 A very ornate masthead in this "Odd-Fellows" publication with an inside page half taken up with a print of the: "...Grand Lodge of New York, I.O.O.F." with article (see).
Measures 7 1/2 by 11 inches, 16 pages, nice condition.
July 12, 1847
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1847 The front page features a nice illustration of: "The French Mail Steamship Union, Now In Port" The ftpg. has much coverage of: "The Chicago Convention" "The Grand Procession & Organization" with more.
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 22, 1847
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 23, 1860 The ftpg. has a poem: "The House In The Meadow. By Louise Chandler Moulton". Moulton was one of the more famous female poets of the era.
September 3, 1847
EVENING POST, NY, September 3, 1847
* Thomas Hart Benton
* Missouri Senator
Page 2 has a report: "The honorary of L.L.D. was conferred on the Hon. Thomas H. Benton, at the late annual convention of the Missouri State University..."
Other news of the day includes: "Western Steamboat Disasters" "Money Digging" "Attempt To Kill" a... See More
September 16, 1847
SALEM REGISTER, Massachusetts, September 16, 1847 Page 2 has the last column headed: "Later From Scott's Army" "Two Bloody Battles" "Names of Officers Killed, etc." This detailed report takes almost the entire column (see for portions).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, many back page illustrated ads, some various browning, generally nice.
September 25, 1847
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., September 25, 1847
* Uncommon sport's related periodical
Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." Inside has the summaries and scores of two cricket matches, plus the lyrics of the "Song Of The "Orleans Drinking Club".
Other topics throughout. Some foxing ... See More
October 8, 1847
EVENING POST, New York, October 8, 1847
* General Tom Thumb
* On display
Page 2 has a report: "Gen. Tom Thumb continues to attract crowds at the Museum. Every Levee is fully attended, although he holds five distinct ones every day....Everybody who has seen him will want to see him again..." and a bit more.
Other news of the day includes: "Laws of New... See More
November 18, 1847
INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT & FREEMAN, Concord, New Hampshire, November 18, 1847 The front page of this issue contains a report "The Piety of the Camp" which is from the Head Quarters Army, National Palace, Mexico, September 15th, 1847, which is signed H. O. Scott, A.A.A.G. This is then followed by a lengthy editorial on the mindset of the Commander-in-chief of the army in Mexico and ... See More
January 1, 1848
THE ODD FELLOW, Boston, Jan., 1848 An "Extra" containing "A General Directory Of The Order Throughout The United States." Quarto-size, 8 pgs., with a somewhat ornate masthead.
Item #153261THE ODD FELLOW, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848. Subtitled: "A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Odd Fellowship & Matters & Things in General." Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 14x11 inches and contains 8 pages.
Item #585730NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, 1848-1849 A lot of four issues from the Gold Rush era but without any known Gold Rush content. A nice lot offering a perspective of life from this fascinating era. Minor wear & occasional foxing, generally nice condition.
January 15, 1848
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, dated January 15, 1848
* Uncommon sporting title
Interesting articles include: "A Winter Jaunt To Niagara Falls" "Camp Hunting In Mississippi" & "Wrestling With A Bear"
and more. Area of staining in the outer margin, lite foxing, otherwise nice. 12 pages.
February 5, 1848
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, February 5, 1848 This 8 page newspaper has various reports on the Mexican-American War, on the front page as well as page 3 with one column headlines that include: "Interesting From Washington", "Message From The President", "Suspension of Hostilities after the Battles of Conteras and Churubusco" and more (see images).
Other news ... See More
March 3, 1848
EVENING POST, New York, March 3, 1848
* regarding the death of John Quincy Adams
Page 2 has a gracious letter from the widow of John Quincy Adams to the Speaker of the House of Representatives expressing her appreciation of the resolution passed in honor of her late husband, signed in type: Louisa Catherina Adams.
Other news of the day includes: "Destructive Fire At Albany" &qu... See More
March 10, 1848
UNITED STATES AND TRUE AMERICAN, Phila., Mar. 10, 1848 Has numerous ads, and a very ornate woodcut in the masthead. Piece missing at the lower left corner affects each leaf, otherwise good.
March 25, 1848
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Connecticut, March 25, 1848 Page 2 has: "Revolution in France!", "Abdication and Flight of Louis Phillippe", "500 Lives Lost", "A Provisional Govt. Appointed and a Republic Proclaimed".
Other news and advertisements, some which are illustrated, are within.
Complete in four pages and is in good condition.
April 27, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 This newspaper contains on the front page, as well as on page 3, reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes names of those who voted "Yea" and "Nay", with Lincoln's named mentioned among the "Yeas" in both locations (see photos).
In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States H... See More
May 6, 1848
McMAKIN'S MODEL AMERICAN COURIER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1848
* Uncommon title
A very large size, 4 page newspaper, the front page featuring illustrations of "Amherst College, Massachusetts", and portraits of "John Winthrop" the founder of Boston, and "John Winthrop" the first governor of Connecticut.
Complete in four pages, this issue has never been ... See More
May 13, 1848
SUPPLEMENT TO N.Y. TRIBUNE, May 13, 1848 Singlesheet issue.
August 4, 1848
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, from Boston, Massachusetts, dated August 4, 1848. Page 2 has an unsubstantiated report stating that a million mummies were discovered near Durango, Mexico. This mentions that: "They are in a sitting posture, but have the same wrappings, bands and ornaments as the Egyptians." Also lists the artifacts discovered, and says: "...America will become anot... See More
September 13, 1848
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, September 13, 1848 On the front page of the issue is an article entitled "Millard Fillmore on Slavery" in which a gentleman(John Gayle) had sent Mr. Fillmore a letter stating that Southern papers were stating the he was an Abolitionist. Mr. Fillmore's written response is included in the article.
On page four, an article "A Remarkabl... See More
September 16, 1848
THE WEEKLY SYMBOL & ODD FELLOWS' MAGAZINE, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 16, 1848
* Uncommon title
* Decorative masthead
* Oddfellows society
Actually a newspaper & of quite large size with a decorative masthead. Four pages, various wear at the folds & margins with a small hole at a fold juncture, some edge tears.
October 4, 1848
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, from Cleveland, Ohio, dated October 4, 1848. Pg. 3 has an ad/endorsement for the Taylor-Fillmore ticket. Newspaper title and date appear above the ad making it a nice, displayable item. The issue has a minor stain at the bottom of page one (see image) which does not impact the content.
October 26, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1848
* Over Niagara Falls
The back page has: "A Man Over The Falls of Niagara" which is a nearly half column detailed article on a man who went over the falls in a boat (see). Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
November 4, 1848
NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 4, 1848 The back page is an article "From California - Counter Revolution at Mazatlan" which mentions the increase of excitement of the gold rush. Also within the article is the counter-revolution at Mazatlan and the escape of the rebellion leader.
Another article is "Important Indian Treaty - Four Millions of Acres Acquired" whic... See More
November 15, 1848
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 15, 1848 Page three contains an article entitled "The Slave Trade" which deals with the tragedies which occur when families foresee that they may possible be separated. This includes inducing their own bodily harm and even their to the point of their own death instead of being separated. "That was a most merciful attempt that was made in the la... See More
December 7, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848
* President James K. Polk
* State of the Union Address
* Best title to have
Most of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with the: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type at its conclusion: James K. Polk. A tremendous amount of text in which he reviews the year and... See More
February 17, 1849
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, February 17, 1849 Rare to find a Kentucky newspaper from before the Civil War. The entire ftpg. and back page taken up with ads, providing interesting insight into the goods purchased by families over ten years before the Civil War. Inside pages have various news of the day, including political items, and even more advertisements.
Page 2... See More
March 16, 1849
HANOVER SPECTATOR, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1849
* Zachary Taylor
* Henry Clay
The front page has 2 columns of: "Important Letter from Mr. Clay" dated at New Orleans & carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed: H. Clay. Also: "The Inauguration Balls" for President Zachary Taylor (see photos).
Four pages, never bound, small wear holes near center are... See More
May 4, 1849
SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
* Front Page Poem
* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
* Front Page Poem
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at the right c... See More
June 21, 1849
THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1849
* California gold rush
* James K. Polk death
Page 3 has: "California News" which has some comments concerning the Gold Rush, followed by: "Death of Ex-President Polk" (see photos). Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.
July 18, 1849
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 18, 1849
* The Great Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) fire
The front page has an article headed: "Destructive Fire In Mauch Chunk" which devastated this small town, noting in part: "...very destructive & calamitous fire broke out in Mauch Chunk...in the most flourishing & business portion of the town...At least thirty houses...have been reduced to ... See More
August 25, 1849
NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, August 25, 1849
* The rivers of Texas
* Post Mexican War era
On the back page under "Sketches Of Texas...No. II" is a detailed report: "Rivers of Texas--Facilities of Interior Commerce--Prospective Improvements of Rivers and Harbors." The report describes the accessibility of the principal rivers of Texas: the Trin... See More
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