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June 11, 1842
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842
The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More
August 2, 1834
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834 Page 2 has a simply one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."
Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists ... See More
July 23, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1836 Most of an inside page is taken up with reports headed: "Texas" which includes several letters, one beginning: "I am sorry to inform you of our situation. We are detained here for nothing but to keep you ignorant of the enemy's intention; they will soon be down on you in great numbers...". Included also is a letter ... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
November 27, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 27, 1824 The front page features a chart headed: "Presidential Election - Returns so far as they are known" showing votes for Adams, Clay, Crawford, and Jackson, Adams with a commanding lead (see). Much related text as well carrying over to pages 2, 3, 4 & 5 with additional charts.
Inside has a fine letter signed in type: Bolivar, me... See More
December 4, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 4, 1824 Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each (see photos), plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county. Also, inside includes: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-deep meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General... See More
July 8, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 8, 1826 Nearly two-thirds of the first column on the front page is taken up with a report which begins: "A great man has fallen--THOMAS JEFFERSON, the liberal and the just, the wise and the good, hath departed from works to rewards. He left us on the 4th instant, at 10 minutes before one o'clock, the 50th anniversary of the day, and possib... See More
January 9, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 9, 1836 The front page has a report headed: "The latest news from Texas, received by way of New Orleans, says:---" "with the text reading in part: "By the schr. Julius Ceasar we learn that the last accounts from camp received by express at Bragoria on the 11th instant states that on the morning of the 5th an attack was made on t... See More
November 1, 1823
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 1, 1823 A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue is a report on the expedition by Stephen Long into Minnesota. "Consecration of a Synagogue" was of the Great Synagogue, Jews' Place in London. "Cuba and Pirates" and other articles are within.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/... See More
September 21, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 21, 1816 Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio", which provides a brief but historic background of this OH community. Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast between the relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)", the latter... See More
August 18, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 18, 1821 Inside has an article headed: "Major Andre" concerning the removal of his bones to be shipped off to England (see). Also in this issue: "Indian Trade", and an historic report headed: "Admission of Missouri" concerning it formally joining the Union which happened on August 10, 1821. Included is the: "Procl... See More
January 13, 1830
AMERICAN WHIG, VERMONT LUMINARY & EQUAL RIGHTS, Woodstock, January 13, 1830 Quite uncommon title which Gregory notes is held by several institution only with a few scattered issues. Page 1 has an article "Appendix - To the Narrative of Facts and Circumstance relating to the kidnapping and presumed Murder of Capt. Williams Morgan. Mrs. Morgan's Affidavit..." Page 4 has "... See More
September 21, 1850
WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Septembur 21, 1850 [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio] dated August 24, 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... See More
May 13, 1828
AMERICAN TRAVELLER, Boston, May 13, 1828
* Early American stagecoaches
The front page has two illustrated advertisements for stagecoaches. (see)
News of the day with other ads as well. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
November 7, 1828
BOSTON RECORDER, Boston, Massachusetts, November 7, 1828
* Slave ship horrors found...
* Chained in pairs...
* New Orleans, Louisiana bound...
Page 3 has a report from a Baltimore paper about "Domestic Slavery" that says a vessel with "a cargo of 200 souls" departed from that city for New Orleans.
Also says that: "This is the largest num... See More
August 17, 1859
NEW-YORK TIMES, August 17, 1859
* Pike's Peak gold rush
* Miners killed by Indians
The front page has a report Headed: "From Pike's Peak--Miners Killed by Indians" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.
August 9, 1838
BOSTON MORNING POST, August 9, 1838
* Serpent (Instrument) advertisement
The back page has a large number of illustrated advertisements, but perhaps the most intriguing is one which shows a serpent instrument as part of an ad promoting the wares of "Henry Prentiss", the text of which lists the many other musical instruments he offers for sale (see).
Other illustrated ads are... See More
Item #646189BOSTON GAZETTE, 1805 A lot of two issues, each with the entire front page taken up with a huge chart of: "Wholesale Prices Current at Boston", showing listings of hundreds of items. Also on the front page are various: "Prices of Stocks" and "Premiums of Insurance" and other financial items. Other news & ads on the other pages. Each issue is complete in 4 pag... See More
November 15, 1864
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 15, 1864 In the mid-nineteenth century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, the Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their native language and newspapers . In 1844 a Lutheran named Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther began publishing "Der Lutheraner&... See More
August 28, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 28, 1799 The front page has: "An Act giving eventual authority to the President of the United States to augment the army." plus another act, both signed in script type by the President: John Adams. Page 2 has: "Operations Of Bonaparte" "Armies In Italy" and more.... See More
Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
Four pages, rubbing hole to the front leaf, some foxing,
May 16, 1818
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 16, 1818
* The Great New England Sea Serpent
The front page has a report headed and affadavit under:"Sea Serpent" and is signed in type: Joseph Woodward. (see)
Other news of the day with many ads. Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.
October 1, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825
* Mordecai Manuel Noah - Jewish homeland on the Niagara River
* Atrocities of the Slave Trade
Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence (see hyperlink) to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island ... See More
November 9, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 1816 One of the articles is headed: "Gathering of the Jews" which includes: "The re-establishment of the Jews, as a nation,is the subject of a letter from Cairo...A Jew of the tribe of Dan, is said do have collected a prodigious number of discontented Jews--200,000...He calls himself the king of the Jews & the pe... See More
October 9, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1858
* Paul Morphy - American chess champion
* Mormons - Provo, Utah
The front page features a print of: "The Steamship Austria, Burned at Sea September 13, 1858" with accompanying article plus two more full page scenes inside.
Two halfpg. prints are of British Columbia: "Fort Langley, Frazer's River" and "F... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
July 26, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, July 26, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of editor... See More
February 14, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 14, 1835 Inside has two items concerning the attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson, with: "Case of Richard Lawrence", the assassin, followed by: "The Attempted Assassination" with has various particulars.
Elsewhere is a letter to the House of Representatives signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
Sixteen pa... See More
December 24, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 24, 1831 Under the article "National Republican Convention" is the letter which Henry Clay had written to the chair. "...After the letter had been read, Mr. Livingston, of New York, rose, and after some pertinent and eloquent remarks, nominated Henry Clay, which was received with loud and reiterated plaudits...". T... See More
Item #644391THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815
This issue includes a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte", offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very strongly made & well proportioned; ve... See More
March 6, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 6, 1841 Taking most of the front page, all of pgs. 2 & 3 & half of page 4 is: "The Inaugural Address" of Gen. William Henry Harrison, March 4, 1841...", which was obviously very lengthy, so lengthy & delivered outdoors on a very cold & wet day that he caught a cold & died of pneumonia just one month later.
Gre... See More
June 5, 1824
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 5 and 12 1824 This is a pair of issues which, between them, include a lengthy article headed: "Suppression of the Slave Trade--Convention For The Suppression of the African Slave Trade. The June 5 issue has an introductory letter signed in type by the President: James Monroe, followed by the "slave trade" article which takes over 6 pages a... See More
November 22, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1828 One of the front page reports has a small head: "The Election" which begins: "The most anxious & ardent, as well as the most rude & ruthless political contest that ever took place in the United States, is now decided in the election of a large majority of electors pledged to the support of gen. Andrew J... See More
August 5, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5, 1815 Although this issue has a wealth of news from across the country & elsewhere, certainly the content of prime historical significance is the account of the Battle of Waterloo, being the official report by Wellington of his victory over Napoleon. His account is prefaced with: "...have the following British official accoun... See More
November 8, 1851
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 8, 1851 The front page has two illustrations of a "Steam Engine Regulator". Inside the issue are illustrations of "Erricsson's Caloric Engine" and "A Cheap Cottage". Also inside is the ruling of an infringement of patent case dealing with the McCormick's Reaper. Additional articles and advertisements are within as ... See More
March 5, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note)
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday l... See More
March 5, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1825
* The passage of the Maryland "Jew Bill"
* John Quincy Adam's inaugural address
Without question the most notable content within this issue is the page 3 report headed: "Maryland", which states in part: "The legislature of this state adjourned on Saturday last. The 'Jew bill', as it is called--or... See More
September 26, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 26, 1860
* William H. Seward campaigning out West
* Abraham Lincoln about to become president
Page 2 has one column headings that include: "The Great Contest" "Movements Of Senator Seward" "The Destiny Of The United States" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up four columns.
Complete in 12 pages, some spine wear, otherwise ... 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
August 21, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 21, 1811
* Playing Cards Manufactory
* Letter to President James Madison
The prime content is the page 3 ad for the sale (at auction) of a Playing Cards Manufactory - with considerable details as to what was to be sold. Such ads are uncommon. Other news of the day along with period advertising is found throughout, including a front page letter from B. Irvi... See More
February 19, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 1847 The top of the ftpg. has a document: "By the President of the United States" concerning the sale of land in the Iowa Territory, plus another very similar for the sale of land in Arkansas, and yet another for the sale of land in Wisconsin (see).
Pg. 3 has various items concerning the Mexican War: "The Three Million Bill" &q... See More
July 9, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 9, 1859 This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see). The front includes a print of: "A Party of Garibaldi's Volunteer Corps." with related text. Inside has a large print of: "Allegorical Representation of the ... See More
February 19, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1820 A terrific issue on the funeral for King George III with a ftpg. announcement: "The interment of His late Most Sacred Majesty, of Blessed Memory, took place in the Royal Chapel of St. George, withi9nt the Castle of Windsor, on Wednesday evening the 16th instant. An account of the solemnities observed upon that melancholy occasion will appear to... See More
January 25, 1820
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 25, 1820 The front page is black-bordered for the announcement of the death of the 4th son of King George III, the page reading: "Yesterday morning, at ten o'clock; departed this life, at Sidmouth, after a short illness, His Royal Highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathern, His Majesty's fourth son, to the great grief of all the Royal Family.&qu... See More
January 9, 1812
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, (1812) The front page features several reports concerning the historic Battle of Tippecanoe, the reports headed: "From The Wabash". It includes a letter datelines "Vincennes, Dec. 11, 1811" which gives some detail on the battle. It begins: "A relation of the affair of the morning of the 7th ult.near th... See More
November 14, 1811
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Nov.14, 1811 Page 2 has an article: "Affair of the Little Belt which includes a letter from the captain of the ship concerning its engagement with the American frigate the President. His lengthy letter gives detail of the naval battle. This is followed by much more reporting on the event, carrying over to pg. 3. The Little ... See More
January 5, 1804
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Jan. 5, 1804 This newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the early 19th century making it nice for display. As an added benefit the front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson (see).
Page 2 has an interesting report: "President for life!...The Feds pretend that the alteration in the Const... See More
February 16, 1807
BOSTON GAZETTE, Feb. 16, 1807 A curious literary item here as page 3 has an advertisement for the performance of: "Two Strings To Your Bow", a theatrical performance, with one of the principal characters being "Mr. Poe". He was the father of Edgar Allan Poe (see).
Four pages, some damp staining, generally good.
February 26, 1800
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Feb. 26, 1800 Page 3 has a great report on the naval battle between the USS Constellation and the French frigate La Vengeance, a single-ship action during the Quasi-War (see hyperlink for details). It was a victory for the U.S. Navy with this report headed: "Huzza For Truxton!" "Official" with a letter signed in type by: Thomas Truxton, introducin... See More
July 26, 1808
NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, July 26 1808 Nearly 2 columns. on the ftpg. are taken up with: "AN ACT" concerning establishing court jurisdictions in Kentucky, Tennessee & Ohio, signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. Pg. 2 has an article on the: "Embargo".
Four pages, decorative masthead, a hole in the back leaf not close to mentioned content, a few arch... See More
July 10, 1849
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 10, 1849 Page 2 has a small report headed: "Reported Death of Mrs. Madison" with a Washington dateline, noting: "Mrs. Madison, widow of James Madison, died this morning at an advanced age..." with a bit more, and then: "A despatch a few hours later says Mrs. Madison was still living, but very low." In reality she would d... See More
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