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October 31, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 31, 1818 Inside has an article: "Com. Perry and Capt. Heath" which concerns the troubles between them, and which also involved Stephen Decatur. They would have a duel, and Perry survives after Heath’s shot misses, Perry refused to shoot back. Included is a letter signed: Stephen Decatur and one: O.H. Perry.
The back page ... See More
April 14, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 14, 1821 Over two pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "Navy of the United States" with discussion on costs of operations, etc. The report is signed in type by: John Rodgers. Nearly 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Slave Trade" which has much discussion on this controversial subject (see... See More
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 ther... See More
February 25, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 25, 1832 Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than two thousand slaves had been killed or executed--hung up by scores, and without ... See More
February 27, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 27, 1861
* Lincoln's new administration
The front page reports the ominous events that would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War in less than two months. Also content on the incoming administration of Abraham Lincoln with first column headlines including: "The Finale of the Peace Conference", "Movements of Mr. Lincoln", &quo... See More
November 28, 1833
HARRISBURGER MORGENROTHE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August, 1833
* Rare title
* German language newspaper (likely Pennsylvania German)
A very uncommon newspaper for the German speaking community in the Harrisburg area, printed entirely in the German language (Pennsylvania German?) save for two back page advertisements.
Four pages, folio size, nice condition.... See More
February 24, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 24, 1861
* Early attempt to assassinate Abraham Lincoln
* Lincoln's new administration en route
The top of the first column has: "Startling Intelligence" "Sudden Departure of Mr. Lincoln For Washington" "Alleged Plot to Assassinate Him" "The Friends of the President Elect Discover it and Hold a Secret Council" "The... See More
May 22, 1846
THE HERALD OF FREEDOM, Concord, New Hampshire, May 22, 1846 A semi-monthly anti-slavery newspaper done by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. (see hyperlink for much on him & the newspaper) Articles included are "Letters from 'The Old Man of the Mountain'"; "The Death of Torrey"; "President Polk's Piety"; "The Shakers"; and more.
Four pages, lit... See More
August 22, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 22, 1829 Page 4 has nearly half a column taken up with: "Remarkable Natural Curiosity", a report of the arrival in the United States of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins (of eventual P.T. Barnum fame). Although not mentioned by name research confirms this account is about them.
It notes in part: "The ship Sachem arr... See More
June 27, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, from Baltimore, Maryland, dated June 27, 1829
* Chart on the exporting of American tobacco to foreign countries
* Article re: the Cherokee Nation
This 16 page newspaper has interesting news of the day throughout. A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related from different regions of America. Featured in this issue is report along with a chart on the ... See More
October 29, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 29, 1831 Page 2 includes a rather brief report headed "Gen. Nat" which reads: "It is believed that this distinguished leader of the blacks at the massacre in Virginia, was drowned, in attempting to cross New river. So says a letter to the governor of the state." This report proved to be untrue as he was hanged a mont... See More
December 10, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1831 Of special note is the complete & lengthy text of President Andrew Jackson's state-of-the-union address which occupies the last four pages, signed by him in type: Andrew Jackson. In it he reviews all that transpired in 1831.
Also of interest is a complete listing of the "House of Representatives" in 1831, state by ... See More
December 31, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831
* Early Davy Crockett mention
It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name. Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: ".... See More
April 23, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 23, 1853 Large front page illustration: "Bull & Bear Fight, New Orleans", plus a related report. Inside page has two small illus: "Girard Bank" and "Girard College, Philadelphia", and a report: "Stephen Girard".
Full page has seven portraits: "The Cabinet Of President Pierce", including Jefferson Davis a... See More
October 9, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 9, 184 See the photo below for the brief, back page report concerning the "Africans of the Amistad" slave ship. A few years ago Stephen Spielberg did a movie on the Amistad.
Other reports include: "Cuba & the Slave Trade", reports from Canada, "Letters of Ex-President General Andrew Jackson" includes one sign... See More
November 23, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1844 The top of the first column of the front page has the results of the Presidential election, headed: "Presidential" with a count by state for Henry Clay and James K. Polk. Much more on the results of the election on inside pages. Page 2 has a letter from President Tyler to H. M. Kamehameha III, king of Hawaii (see photos). Also ... 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 images). The text reads in part: "...the return of electoral votes from each state was opened, read & recorded...After the counting of the votes... See More
December 16, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 16, 1820 The back page has a report with a small head: "Presidential Election" which begins: "It is probable that Mr. Monroe has been re-elected president by an almost unanimous vote & Mr.Tompkins re-elected vice president..." with a bit more (see photos).
This issue comes with a "Supplement" which... See More
June 10, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1815 The issue begins mid-sentence with: "Gen. Jackson's "Trial" taking over 4 pages. There are 3 pages of "Health Statistics" with state-by-state charts breaking down the population by sex, and age. There are nearly 2 pages of "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which includes a su... 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
June 17, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 17, 1820 An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men sha... See More
October 1, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825 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 in the Niagara River (see photos).
Also within: "The slave trade is prosperous, wit... See More
Andrew Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...
December 12, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1829 Certainly the prime feature is the full printing of the State of the Union Address given by President & signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson.
. In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would be spelled out in the Indian Removal Act of 1830: "...I suggest...the propri... See More
November 16, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 16, 1844
Certainly the most significant content is an inside page: 'Lecture On the Restoration of the Scattered Tribes of Israel to the Lord of Palestine, by M.M. Noah, delivered at the Tabernacle". This lecture takes over a full page.
Mordecai Noah was a newspaper publisher who is credited with being the first Jew born in the United S... See More
January 9, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 9, 1858
* William Walker (filibuster)
* Nicaragua expedition
Page 2 has an article with heading: "The Walker Filibuster Question" with subheads. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
Item #649370NEW YORK EVENING POST, August 9, 1815
* Illustrated 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.
May 26, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1859
* Paul Morphy
* American chess champion
The front page has one column headings: "The Chess Champion" "Presentation to Paul Morphy by the New-York Chess Club" and more with smaller subheads. Lengthy text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
Item #649114THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1806 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported including a report on Lord Horatio Nelson's last moments alive and his will.
Complete in 50+ pages, ... 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
August 27, 1846
THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, August 27, 1846
* Uncommon title
See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.
Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 14 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... 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
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
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
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