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February 7, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 7, 1818 Included is a letter from Sept. 17, 1814 concerning the War of 1812 and Battle of Baltimore, signed: James Monroe. Also: "Indian News--Official" includes a letter from General Mitchell, the agent of Indian Affairs, from the Creek Indian Agency in Georgia concerning troubles with the Indians. This is followed by 3 other letters... See More
September 11, 1856
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, September 11, 1856
* Bleeding Kansas
* Missouri border invasion
* War on slavery
Page 5 has lengthy reports from Kansas with headings that include: "KANSAS" "Late And Important News" "Pro-Slavery Accounts" and more. Text takes up over 4 full columns continuing on page 6
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
February 19, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831
* Death of Simon Bolivar
* Venezuela independence leader
The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar. Bolivar was one of most important historical and political figure in Latin American history. He is considered in Latin America as a hero, visionary, and a revolutionary. During his short life he lead Bolivi... See More
September 11, 1899
THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1899
* Dreyfus Affair sentenced (Judaica)
* Political scandal in France
* Miscarriage of justice
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "CAPT. DREYFUS' SENTENCE" "Some Believe He Will Not Serve The Ten Years" and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, ligh... See More
July 29, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 29, 1876 (with supplement) Full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The New Alliance" shows General Custer shaking hands with Sitting Bull. Inside has a full page Thomas Nast: "Getting in Tune.", two half-page illustrations "Romance on the Hudson" and "Reality on the Plains."; a quarter page portrait of "The H... See More
February 4, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 4, 1815 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period.&qu... See More
March 1, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 1, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "Mining Outrages-Buildings Repeatedly Fired" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.
October 31, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1835 Inside has over a full page headed: "Texas" telling of some early battles there with much interesting reading, including a cautionary note: "I do not think it would be prudent for you I& our family to come to Texas until the affairs of the country assume a more peaceful aspect..." and also: "...We look upon ind... See More
Item #642581HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, (New York), October, 1859 The issue begins with a very nice 24 page article titled: "Daniel Boone" which is a detailed account of his life & adventures. It includes 10 illustrations, most of which show him (see for portions).
Other articles include: "A Visit to the Guajiquero Indians" which has many illustrations. A poem is ti... See More
January 19, 1936
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Section 2 only, January 19, 1936
* Edgar Allan Poe
* Portrait discovery
* Richard Gimbel
The top of page 2 of this section has a one column heading: "MYSTERY PAINTING SHOWS A NEW POE" with subheads and the portrait of Poe that was recently found. (see)
Complete section 2 only with all 10 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
December 21, 1880
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, December 21, 1880
* Uncommon title from "Flag City, USA"
* Jay Gould's control over railroads expands
Page 2 has a brief article which states in part: "Jay Gould seems to have captured the new railroad enterprise which points from Pittsburg [sic] to Chicago...", with more (see image). Page three also has an interesting article which ... See More
March 18, 1882
GARFIELD BANNER, Tin Cup, Gunnison County, Colorado, March 18, 1882
* Very rare Old West title
* Only a few left in inventory
A very rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes only one institution as having just a single issue of this title. The holdings of the only other institution with any issues were recently purchased by us.
In October 1859, prospector Jim Taylor ... See More
April 14, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 14, 1888 The front cover has "Moving the Brighton Beach Hotel - General View of the Operations" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The New Steamship City of New York - 10,500 Tons, 560 Feet Length"; "The Roman Aqueduct at Nimes"; "The Waltham Non-Magnetic Watch" and more articles, illustrations and ... See More
July 29, 1882
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 29, 1882 The front page is "The Manufacture of Opium" which is comprised of six illustrations with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue are: "Drain Cutter"; "Taylor's Cutter Bar for Reapers and Mowers"; "Tasker's Improved Thompson Pulverizer"; "John Scott Russell"; "Microscopical Ex... See More
June 18, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1870 The front page has "Suspension Bridge over the Alleghany River at Pittsburgh, PA" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Vandenvinne's Patent Steam Excavator"; "Hotte's Improved Coffeepot"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in good nice condition.... See More
March 26, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1836 Within are several articles concerning the Texas war for independence. "Letter from the War Department" is concerning Indian tribes and is quite lengthy & detailed. A report headed: "News From Texas" mentions: "...volunteers are returning from Texas...they have found any thing else there than food for a frolic... See More
December 20, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834 In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not...&quo... See More
December 28, 1811
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 28, 1811 Perhaps the prime content in this issue is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, headed: "Battle On The Wabash" and prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians..." with the complete text taking nearl... See More
Item #642494HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1863 This issue begins with a 14 page article titled: "Continental Money" which offers a terrific history on the continental currency in use during the Revolutionary War. Included are 36 illustrations of many of the notes in use at the time. A wonderful article in understanding paper money from that era.
This is followed by anoth... See More
August 19, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 19, 1859
* Very early baseball game
* Pre Civil War era
The bottom of page 5 has reports on two baseball games under the heading: "Base Ball" with box scores. (see) Rare to find baseball reports prior to the Civil War.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
October 8, 1881
PITTSBURGH EVENING CHRONICLE, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1881
* Steel city - Steelers
* Allegheny County
News of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.
Complete in 4 pages, larger size issue measuring 28 x 22 inches, produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy ... See More
July 3, 1839
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, August 3, 1839
* Runaway slave advertisement
A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Unusual to have an ad such as this from out nation's capital.
Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
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October 28, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 28, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial
The top of the front page has some nice column heads on the Harper's Ferry insurrection: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "The Trial of John Brown, Charged with Insurrection, Treason and Murder" "The Testimony of the Witnesses Against the ... See More
November 18, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 18, 1875
* Poet Edgar Allan Poe
* Memorial grave unveiling
* Baltimore, Maryland
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE MEMORY OF POE" with subheads. (see). First report coverage continues on the following page taking up 2 full columns of text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and somewhat fragile at the marg... See More
September 12, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 12, 1860
* Lake Michigan disaster
* Steamship PS Lady Elgin
Page 5 has an article headed: "The Disaster On Lake Michigan" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 8 pages, nice condition.
August 16, 1866
THE ARCOLA RECORD, Illinois, August 16, 1866
* Douglas County
* Very rare title
This is the volume 1 number 17 issue of a very scarce newspaper, as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) lists only two institutions having just a single issue each (1876 and 1883) and another institution having only issues dated after October, 1914. Page 2 has a plea by the publisher to get more pe... See More
August 17, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 17, 1816 One of the better articles in this issue is headed: "Description of the Province of Cohauilia, the New Kingdom of Leon, New Santander, and Texas" which is: "Collected from the memorial of Don M. B. de Arispe". The portion which describes Texas takes about a full pg. (see for portions).
Also included is a full page arti... See More
November 20, 1840
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, November 23, 1840 "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". This title lasted but 52 issues. Articles include: "Report - of the minority of the Board of Visitors at West Point, 25th, June, 1840&qu... See More
October 26, 1945
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 26, 1945
* Robert Ley suicide death
* German Labour Front leader
The front page has two column heading: "Ley, Nazi Labor Boss, Hangs Self With Towel In Nuernberg Jail Cell" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front, suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg for war crimes.
Other news, spo... See More
May 12, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 12, 1877 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: MANUFACTURING OF SILVERWARE - BRYANT VASE - CALCULATING MACHINE - FIRE ESCAPE & much more, with related text.
May 9, 1873
THE WORLD, New York City, May 9, 1873
* Bloody Benders
* Cherry Vale, Kansas
* Corpses discovered
The front page has a brief article with a small and somewhat discrete heading: "Eight Dead Bodies Found Under A House" See image for key text here.
Eight pages, light staining, some margin wear with small tears, should be handled with care.... See More
August 19, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815 Certainly the prime content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the French on the historic battle, which was a significant defeat for Napoleon B... See More
Item #642104HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1871. This issue contains an article "The Voice of Christmas Past" which seems to closely relate to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" segment of "The Ghost of Christmas Past". This also includes numerous illustrations, including one with Dickens.
The cover has a Christmas poem. Inside the issue is: "Fo... See More
May 21, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1875
* Osceola Mills PA Pennsylvania fire disaster
* Mary Todd Lincoln's suicide attempt
The front page has one column headings: "DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN" "Osceola, Penn., Swept Over By Forest Fires" and more.
Page 7 has a small heading: "Mrs. Lincoln" See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light b... See More
April 15, 1889
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 15, 1889
* Oklahoma land rush beginning
* Boomers and Sooners
* Town of Guthrie riot
This uncommon title from the deep South has news of the day with many advertisements. Page has an article headed: "OKLAHOMA" "Hanging Around the Borders--Settlers Determined to Go Forward" and more. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear and... See More
September 18, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution. Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2,... See More
January 11, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817 The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... See More
September 14, 1833
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1833 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period... See More
February 11, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1837 Near the back is a report from Congress which includes, in part, a report of the formal election of Martin Van Buren as President, evidenced by a chart of the electoral vote by state (see). The text reads in part: "...the return of electoral votes from each state was opened, read & recorded...After the counting of the votes was co... See More
November 19, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 19, 1831 Within this issue is a brief & rather inconspicuous item reading: "The famous Nat Turner was taken in Southampton county on the 30th ult. His place if concealment was in a cave, not many miles from the theatre of his bloody exploits. He has been tried, found guilty and hung, and his body given to the surgeons."
Amo... See More
January 15, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1831 The front page has: "Georgia And the Indians" and "Execution of George Tassels" who was an Indian.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, lite scattered foxing, good condition.
Item #640608HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1866 The first article is 21 pages on: "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum" which includes 20 illustrations. Some 21 years later investigative reporter Nellie Bly would rise to journalistic fame by posing as an "insane" patient to be committed to the female asylum there and exposing cruelty towards patients and the... See More
Item #640606HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July 1871 This issue has a wealth of images, maps, and content, including: "The Mount Cenis Railway and Tunnel" with eleven related prints; "The United States Naval Academy" with eleven related prints; "Along the Florida Reef" with 7 prints; "The Recovery of Jerusalem" with 12 prints; "Gallery At ... See More
August 31, 1850
WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Ogust 31, 1850 [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio] dated August 31, 1850 This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century. There was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which is ... See More
July 25, 1877
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike
* Riots in many cities
This 4 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has small one column headings that include: "The Situation in Wilkesbarre" "The Railroad Troubles" "The Morris & Essex" "The Situation in Reading" and more. Le... See More
March 9, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, March 9, 1871
* Chester SC South Carolina
* Race riot - war
The front page has an article headed: "A Skirmish At Chester" "Repulse Of The Negro Militia" and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little irregular along the spine, minor foxing, otherwise nice.... See More
March 8, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, March 8, 1871
* Meridian MS Mississippi
* Race riot - Freedmen
* KKK Ku Klux Klan
The front page has an article headed: "A Judge Killed In Court" "Bloody Riot at Jackson, Miss--A Long Roll of Killed and wounded" First report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in ... See More
September 8, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 8, 1868
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK
* Bowling Green, Kentucky
* Shaker community
The front page has an article headed: "The Ku-Klux Klan" "Murders Near Bowling Green--Arson In A Shaker Community--A Warning" which is a report on their uprising in the state of Kentucky.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
January 22, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 22, 1858
* Utah War - Mormons
* United States Army expedition
The front page has an article headed: "THE UTAH EXPEDITION" Text takes up almost 2 columns.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
November 27, 1858
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 27, 1858
* Paul Morphy in Paris
* Café de la Régence championship games
* Chess Grandmaster
Page 4 has an article headed: "The Championship of Chess--Mr. Morphy in Paris" with scores. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
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