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April 17, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 17, 1830 Over 2 pages are taken up with: "Census of 1830" which is: "An act, to provide for taking the fifth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States." & which includes the census schedule with a chart of the various categories to be counted including: "Slaves" and "Free Colored Person... See More
June 3, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 3, 1858
* The African slave trade
* P.T. Barnum's letter to the editor
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave-Trade And The American Flag". See image for text. Page four has an interesting letter to the editor entitled: "The Mammoth Opera Scheme", signed in type by P.T. Barnum.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a ... See More
September 28, 1851
SUNDAY TIMES, September 28, 1851 In addition to the phenomenal masthead, page 3 has an ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes at Tripler Hall, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day... See More
September 27, 1851
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 27, 1851 The front page has a small ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day; she was the 19th-century operat... See More
January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853 The cover has: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer", with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment. Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works", "The Baltimore Lottery", "Accident on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"... See More
February 5, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853 The prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting," which is a rare print of the California gold rush. There is related text as well. The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another half... See More
January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853 See the photo for a fascinating article and illustration, captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers" with the article headed: "The Rappers". Are they the orignators of Rap music(??!!) An interesting and curious item. Other prints within this original 16 page issue include "Cock Fighting in Havana" & "L... See More
November 3, 1848
SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, November 3, 1848 A pg. 3 notice headed "Gen. Tom Thumb" gives details about the appearance of the " Man in Miniature" at the Boston Museum. Other news of the day including slavery related content is present as well.
Archival mends to two minor tears at the spine, a small piece missing in the blank outer margins, occasional foxing to unrelate... See More
September 22, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Sept. 22, 1838 Inside has: "Cherokee Emigration" which includes: "...a second detachment of Cherokees set out for the west on last Sunday. The emigration will now go on rapidly. In a few weeks the whole Cherokee nation east will be on their way to the west..." with more. This was part of the "Trail of Tears" movemen... See More
March 19, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836 The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front page.
Another lengthier report on page 3 is headed: &... See More
December 26, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1818 The first 13 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the: "Seminole War" and includes a wealth of letters and documents including 6 signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
About one-third of the back page is taken up with an item with a small head: "Col. Boone" which notes in part: "The account of col. D. B... See More
June 15, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1816 An inside page has half a column headed: "Colonel Boone" which tells of a visit to Fort Osage, Missouri Territory, by Daniel Boone, including in part: "We have been honored by a visit from col. Boone, the first settler of Kentucky...He has established a colony or settlement...on the Missouri...The colonel cannot live wi... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
January 16, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 16, 1819 Under: "Rights of Conscience" is a report which ultimately led to the historic Maryland Jew Bill. Bits include: "...from...delegates of the state of Maryland appointed to consider the justice & expediency of extending to persons professing the Jewish religion, the same privileges that are enjoyed by Christians. This repo... 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
March 7, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 7, 1829 An inside page has a nice article headed: "The Inauguration" which begins with some details of the proceedings including: "...in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators, filling the portico, the steps...the president of the United States delivered his inaugural address as given below, and having conclude... See More
April 24, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 24, 1830 The front page has a report about the dinner in Washington to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Among the various toasts that were offered is a now famous one by President Andrew Jackson: "Our federal union: it must be preserved. " And an equally famous reply by the Vice President, John C. Calhoun:... See More
April 28, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 28, 1832 Within this issue is an article headed: "Case Of Samuel Houston" which is concerning his trial for flogging William Stanberry. This report is quite lengthy, taking almost 6 pages, with a portion including: "...At the moment of stepping on the side walk Mr. Houston stood before me. I think he called me by my name, and i... See More
October 16, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1830 The front page has an article: "Lafayette" which tells of his kindness to America. Inside has more with an article headed: "General Lafayette" which includes two letters each signed by him in type: Lafayette concerning troubles in France and his wish to be able to: "...rejoice together in the result of this last gl... See More
September 4, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1830 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th 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
Item #649015HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1860 Featured in this issue is an article "A Summer in New England" illustrated by Porte Crayon which includes coverage on whaling with several illustrations. Other articles are: "Ancient Monuments in the United States"; "The First Overland Trip to California"; "Insects Belonging to the Cotton Plant"; ... See More
May 8, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 8, 1847 Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" and other railroad-related prints (see images).
Sixteen pa... See More
July 23, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1842 Page 3 has an article headed: "Illinois" with subhead: "The Mormons" which has near the beginning: "...In regard to moral principles, there is no city either in this state or in the United States that can compare with the city of Nauvoo. You may live in our city a month and not hear an oath sworn, or see one pers... See More
January 5, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 5, 1839 Page 2 has a report from the Missouri legislature which includes "...governor has made a statement of the expenses of the Mormon war...and suggests that the United States are liable for it. The governor's position is that the Mormon movement was an insurrection & that the national government is bound to suppress insurrecti... See More
December 14, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 14, 1816 One of the more notable items in this issue is the back page item with a small heading: "The Jews" with the text including:
"...about $500,000 have been assessed on the public in one form or other for the last five yeas & expended---with what result? The conversion, real or supposed, of five Jews. This is at the rat... See More
April 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1818 A very historic issue as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of Congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, and that the union shal... See More
September 15, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 15, 1832 The first six pages of this issue pertain to the Census. "We now complete the late census of the United States, by counties -- the present a very valuable table showing, at once, the results of the censuses of 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 and 1830". Other articles are within the issue.
Complete in 16 pages, meas... See More
October 29, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 29, 1825 A front page report headed "The Erie Canal" begins: "Wednesday last was a great day in New York, the Erie canal being completed....Salutes were fired in succession....The first boat...is expected to arrive at New York on the 4th..." (see for full report) plus a related second report: "The Grand Salute" ... See More
July 9, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 9, 1831 The very top of the front page has a report of the death of President James Monroe, the third President to die on the 4th of July.
The text reads: "The venerable ex-president of the United States, James Monroe, died at New York on Monday last, the fourth of July, at half past 3 o'clock in the afternoon--aged about 73 years. His de... See More
Item #648714THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Jan. 1815 Within this issue is: "Dr. Franklin's Last Thoughts on Religion" which begins: "That the name of Benjamin Franklin cannot fail of occupying a conspicuous place in future histories of the 18th century, will, I have no doubt, be readily admitted..." and ends with his thoughts: "...inquiring of the Doctor what were his... See More
Item #648712THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1813 An inside page has an article which begins: "The following List of Jews is supposed to preserve the names of the first settlers here of that nation...Though the re-admission of the Jews was a matter largely discussed in the time of the Protector, their return did not take place until after the Restoration. In 1663 a Minister of the Po... See More
Item #648711THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1807 Within this 90+ page issue is a report headed: "Proceedings In the First Session of the Third Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, 1806", which begins: "Lord Grenville brought in a Bill for abolishing the Slave Trade, which was read the first time." This brief report was the init... See More
March 8, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 8, 1803
* Very early Dickinson College
* Advertisement for admission
The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respect... See More
April 5, 1823
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, April 5, 1823 This issue contains news of the day (mostly political) which includes on page 9 a very brief report about the possible sale of land in the Genesee country (New York) to the Jews for a Jewish colony.
This 16 page newspaper measures just 10 x 6 inches and is in nice condition.
August 1, 1835
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1835
* John Murrell slave revolt
* "Great West Land Pirate"
* Vicksburg, Mississippi
The ftpg. has an editorial headed: "Vicksburg Outrage" which comments on the: "...official account of the hanging of five gamblers at Vicksburg, Miss...". This concerns the angry mob which decided to expel all professional ... See More
February 20, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln heads to Washington D.C.
The front page has the following one column headings that include: "The Presidential Progress" "The Ovations and Speeches En Route from Albany to New York" "Meagre Decorations And Display" and more. (see) Lengthy text .
Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, a little irr... See More
Item #648347NEW YORK EVENING POST, August, 1815
* Illustrated ship advertisements
* Early 19th century original
The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat, a stage coach, and at least ten illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, some scattered foxing, generally in nice condition.
July 25, 1821
(50 issues) THE NEW TIMES, London, UK, July 25, 1821 thru December 5, 1821
A lot of at least 50 issues ranging from late July to mid-December, 1821. Coverage includes many articles related to Napoleon (who had just died) and several reports from America, but the most noteworthy content are the many articles related to Queen Caroline (beloved Caroline of Brunswick) including several relate... See More
July 18, 1818
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 18, 1818
* The Great New England Sea Serpent
The front page has a report headed and affadavit under: "More on the Sea Serpent" and is signed in type: Samuel Schmid. (see)
Other news of the day with many ads. Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.
October 1, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 1, 1831 Within this issue is an interesting article headed: "Negro College" coming from New Haven,and the text beginning: "Our readers, no doubt, will be surprised at the caption of this paragraph & will wonder what we mean by 'Negro college'. We will inform them that we mean, without any jesting, to say that there... See More
March 15, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 15, 1817 The issue begins with: "The State of Our Country". Other items include: "Legislature of Delaware - Governor's Address" signed: John Clark; "Legislature of Kentucky" "General Armstrong Privateer"; a lengthy list of: "Appointments & Promotions" by the President, taking over half a pa... See More
April 10, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1830 Among the lengthy reports from Congress is a portion reading: "...Mr. Crockett moved to strike out the appropriation for West Point, and asked for the ayes and noes. An unsuccessful motion to adjourn was then made..." with just a bit more (see photos).
Among other reports in this issue are:
* General Harrison" with a... See More
August 18, 1858
MASONIC MIRROR, Philadelphia & New York, August 18, 1858 In the dateline is: "Devoted To The Diffusion Of Masonic Intelligence, Fine Arts, Literature, News, etc." This little newspaper published for the Masons has a very graphic, Masonic-theme engraving in the masthead (see photos). Some masonic content but other items as well.
Twelve pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice c... See More
July 16, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1842 Page 3 has reports from "Rhode Island" which includes some items which are follow-ups to the Dorr Rebellion. An inside page has: "Amistad Africans" gives an update on where they are now with specific mention of Cinque (see photos). This is followed by: "The Santa Fe Expedition" being a: "List of those w... See More
December 10, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1836 Over four pages inside are taken up with: "The Annual Message" being the President's state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. This lengthy address is an excellent overview of the events of 1836.
For coin collectors, a rare report on the new Gobrecht half dollar about to be issued, he... See More
December 17, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 17, 1836 The front page has a nice descriptive article on the new seated liberty silver dollar by Gobrecht, which will: "...soon make its appearance. The face of the coin represents a full length figure of Liberty seated on a rock with the classic emblem of the pileus or liberty cap surmounting a spear held in the left hand..." with ... See More
July 6, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 6, 1839 Pages 2 and 3 have an article with a small head: "Mormon Meeting" with portions including: "...gave a statement of the early settlement of the Mormons in Missouri, & a history of their persecution...They were ruthlessly driven from their homes, their property destroyed...The men were in many instances cruelly murd... See More
November 9, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 9, 1839 The middle of the back page has a small mention concerning the slave ship Amistad reading: "L'Amistad. Another of the Africans of the Amistad died on Monday last, at New Haven, making five who have died since their arrival in this country." A wealth of other news of the day from across the country including an item on &... See More
November 23, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1839 Near the back most of a page is taken up with: "The Case of Mr. Ruiz and Montez" concerning the Amistad slave ship case. This famous slave ship and the revolt of its occupants was not only a notable legal case at the time, but in 1997 was made into feature length movie by Stephen Spielberg. A wealth of interesting content ... See More
February 20, 1841
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, February 20, 1841 An inside page has business of the Senate which includes: "...Mr. Linn presented the legal testimony taken before the...judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Missouri in the cases of Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and...other individuals of the sect called Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, on charges preferred against t... See More
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