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November 25, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1820
* 2 slavery ads from our nation's capital
The back page has an ad: "Runaway Negro For Sale" with details, and also: "Wanted To Hire" a few slaves (see). The back page has more than a full column headed: "On Military Science - Construction of Seacoast Batteries". Uncommon to find slave ads from out... See More
May 14, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 14 and June 18, 1825 A pair of notable issues. The May 14 issue of this religiously-themed newspaper has about half of page 2 taken up with the creation of the "American Tract Society", whose formal beginning was on May 11. Included is their "Constitution" and well as the: Laying The Corner Stone" which was in New York City. Much more as well.
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January 8, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, Jan. 8, 1825
* Lafayette gets $$ gift from Congress
Page 3 has an article: "La Fayette's Acceptance of the $200,000 Grant, etc." which mentions Congress's approval of the gift to him for his services to the United States. Included is his letter of acceptance (see).
Also on pg. 3: "North Carolina Gold". Four pages, nice condition.... See More
August 8, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 8, 1815
* Battle of Waterloo - Belgium
* Napoleon I vs. Duke of Wellington
Page 2 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "French Official Account of the Battle of the 18th" being the historic Battle of Waterloo. Much detail. Also another report with some reference to Waterloo as well.
Four pages, various foxing, good condition.... See More
August 5, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, July 12, 1815 Page 2 contains some good accounts of the historic Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte. One report begins: "...have taken into consider consideration the signal & splendid victory gained by the Army under the command of the Duke of Wellington on the 18th of June instant, over the French army under the co... See More
April 21, 1815
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, April 21, 1815
* President James Monroe
Over half of pg. 2 is taken up with: "Furniture Tax - An Act" of Congress, signed in type by the President: James Madison.
Four pages, some light dirtiness inside.
Item #639917THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807 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 which includes an "Abstract of an Exhortation Delivered by the Rev. Solomon Hirschel, at the Great Synag... See More
December 11, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 1816 The ftpg. has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the: "President's Message" which carries over to take more than half of pg. 2, being the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type James Madison. One item mentions: "...The Indian tribes without our limits appear also disposed to remain at peace..." with mor... See More
August 3, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 3, 1816
* Mammoth Cave National Park
* Edmonson County - Kentucky
The ftpg. has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Great Kentucky Cave" which begins: "The Mammoth Cave is the most extensive and stupendous vault in the known world..." with much detail on it, including the Indian mummy which was its first tourist attraction. It is... See More
June 19, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, June 19, 1816
* Whites slaves in Africa
The full last column of the bkpg. (& a bit on pg. 2) are taken up with: "White Slaves" "Recitals of the Deplorable Situation, Cruel Treatment, and Horrid Sufferings of the White Slaves in Africa".
Four pages, nice condition.
March 19, 1817
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, a nice trio of consecutive issues dated March 12, 15, and 19, 1817 on the inauguration of James Monroe.
* James Monroe inauguration
* President of the United States
March 12 has on pg. 2: "The Inauguration" from Washington City, including: "Under the auspices of a delightful day, yesterday took place the interesting ceremony a... See More
February 22, 1817
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Feb. 22, 1817
* President James Monroe
* Presidential election win
Page 3 has report from Congress headed: "Votes for President & Vice President - Official" which has a list of votes by state "For James Monroe, President" and "D. D. Tompkins, Vice President", with votes for Rufus King as well, showing 183 fo... See More
March 9, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 9, 1844 The prime content is on the ship Princeton disaster, in which the then world's largest naval gun exploded killing the Secretary of State & Secretary of the Navy among others. President Tyler was on board but escaped injury (see hyperlink). Much coverage of the event, the funeral procession, plus a subhead: "Narrow Escape of ... See More
March 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820 The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...They fought at 8 paces with pistols---at the first fire both were wounded--com. Decatur through the abdo... See More
March 20, 1846
THE HERALD OF FREEDOM, Concord, New Hampshire, March 20, 1846 A semi-monthly anti-slavery newspaper done by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. (see hyperlink for much on him & the newspaper) Articles included are "Peace Meeting at Worcester"; "Come-Outers of Lynn-No.5"; "More Babies for sale"; and more.
Four pages, lite foxing, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
October 5, 1844
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, October 5, 1844 This is the volume I, number 3 issue of this unusual German language newspaper. 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 language and newspapers or newsletters in their native... See More
August 6, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
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: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More
August 26, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 26, 1858
* Post Utah War - Mormons
* Misery among the settlers
Page 4 has three-quarters of a column headed: "The Breaking Up of Mormonism--Condition of Affairs in Utah" which begins: "The ignorance, misery and destitution on the part of the people, and the folly, rascality and greed on the part of the leaders of the Mormons in Utah, which have bee... See More
November 20, 1826
THE VIRGINIAN, Lynchburg, Nov. 20, 1826
* Rare antebellum title
Page 2 has a nice letter written by: Andrew Jackson from the "Hermitage" concerning a visit to the Harrodsburg Springs, which would be "...necessary in the restoration of Mrs. J's health..." (see) There was an exclusive spa in this Kentucky town from 1820 - 1853.
Four pages, some loss at the spine ... See More
August 1, 1826
NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1826 Page 3 has two detailed documents "By the President of the United States", each signed in type: John Quincy Adams, for the sale of public lands in Mississippi, and in the cities of New Orleans and Mobile. Headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle.
Four pages, nice condition.
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
October 30, 1829
NEW YORK AMERICAN, Oct. 30, 1829 Near the top of page 3 is a: "Map of Constantinople" with some related text (see). Unusual to find maps in newspapers of such an early date.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
June 26, 1812
THE REPERTORY & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 26, 1812 The top of the front page has: "An Act Declaring War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of America ..." signed in type: James Madison, followed by the list of "Yeas and Nays" in Congress in voting for the final passage declaring war. Th... See More
April 18, 1857
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 18, 1857
* Transatlantic telegraph cable
Inside has 2 pages on the: "Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable" with 6 prints. Other prints in this issue as well.
Sixteen pages, some wear at the margins, generally good.
January 1, 1860
"BRITISH WORKMAN & Friend Of The Sons Of Toil", London, England. This title does not have a date, which is curious, but it is from the early 1860's.
A fascinating paper which existed to "...promote the health, wealth, & happiness of the working classes." It carries a very graphic front page with a print of "Aaron Arnold & the Two Fatherless Children."... See More
February 26, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln prepares for inauguration
Among the front page heads are reports concerning the new administration of Abraham Lincoln and the coming Civil War: "Passage of the Bill to Discontinue the Postal Service in the Seceded States" "Movements of the President Elect" "Visit of Mr. Lincoln to the Capitol" "The Late... See More
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
June 1, 1803
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, June 1, 1803
* USS Constitution
* Sailors wanted ad
The back page has a rather small ad headed: "Wanted" reading: "For the purpose of heaving down the Frigate Constitution, Two vessels of about 100 tons burthen each. Persons willing to furnish them will apply either to Edward Preble, Esq. the Captain of the Frigat... See More
May 11, 1810
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1810 Page 3 contains a detailed building code notice for Washington, D.C., signed in type by the President: James Madison (see). Nice item on early restrictions for buildings in the capital city. Also a "Thirty Dollars Reward" for 3 runaway slaves, and another similar on pg. 3 and yet another on pg. 4.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
April 4, 1832
BADGERS WEEKLY MESSENGER, Clinton Hall, New York, April 4, 1832 The back page has a 2 3/4 inch by 4 inch engraving of "Buonaparte's House, at Longwood, St. Helena" which includes a detailed description.
Four pages, a hole in the masthead and at the top of the second leaf cause unrelated loss.
June 11, 1800
THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL & TOWN & COUNTRY ADVERTISER, Rhode Island, June 11, 1800
* President John Adams
* Nation's capital moves
* to Washington D.C.
During the early period of the federal government the capital was in New York City, but in the early 1790's if moved to a new temporary location in Philadelphia as the nation awaited the development of the future nation&... See More
October 29, 1842
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, October 29, 1842
* Writer Charles Dickens
The front page features an article: "Recreations of the People" and an illustration: "Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park" with fox hunters. Inside has: "A Whale in the Thames"; "Boz's Description of the Falls of Niagara" (this was Charles Dickens) which contai... See More
February 20, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More
January 19, 1809
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Jan. 19, 1809
* President Thomas Jefferson
Over half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress regarding an embargo, signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, nice condition.
April 24, 1809
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, April 24, 1809
* President Thomas Jefferson
* Retires from presidency & public life
The front page has a letter from Rhode Island to Thomas Jefferson concerning his retirement as President, with his response datelined at Monticello, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.... See More
April 28, 1828
NEW YORK ENQUIRER FOR THE COUNTRY, April 28, 1828
* Jewish publisher
* Nice masthead
This newspaper was published by Mordecai Manuel Noah who is credited with being the first Jew born in the United States to reach national prominence. With his last name of Noah he though it appropriate to have an engraving of Noah's Ark in the masthead. In 1819 Noah wrote a play, "She Would Be a So... See More
June 7, 1825
NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 7, 1825 Page 2 has: "Mr. Noah...is said to have purchased...Grand Island from the state of New York. The island is intended for a number of emigrants of the Jewish nation who are to find there...refuge from European oppression..." with more (see). This was Mordecai Manuel Noah and his Zionists efforts, which never materialized. Noah was th... See More
May 27, 1836
HINGHAM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 27, 1836
* Battle of San Jacinto victory
* Texas Revolutuion
* War of Independence
* Mormons - Mormonism
Page 2 has three reports, headed: "Highly Important From Texas--Reported Confirmation of the Overthrow of the Mexican Army & Capture of Santa Anna" and also: "Particulars of the Capture of Santa Anna" as well as: "I... See More
April 21, 1821
BOSTON RECORDER, April 21, 1821 The front page has: "Mission to the Sandwich Islands" now known as Hawaii. Also: "Choctaw Mission" & "The Jews - Letter From Mr. Tauchnitz" datelined from Leipzig. Page 3 has: "Blessings of Slavery".
Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, good condition.
March 15, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 15, 1851
* 1st America's Cup close
* Construction of yacht "America"
The front page contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the American yacht named "America" to be found, captioned: "Yacht Building at New York to Compete with the English Yachts at Cowes". At this early point in its construction... See More
July 26, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a lot of 5 issues from 1849. Although I find no Gold Rush content, there are articles of interesting from the period such as Indian reports, etc. Not "generic" issues but issues with content yet not worthy of individual sale.
Four pages each, nice condition.
September 2, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 2, 1856
* Bleeding Kansas
* Missouri border invasion
Page 2 has a one column heading: "The Kansas War" with subhead. (see) Text takes up over a full column.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
December 16, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848
* California gold rush
* Slave ship captured
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849. Also at the bottom of the pg: "Slaver Captured" which reports on the ship Goodwin with 400 slaves on board (see).
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July 14, 1849
NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 14, 1849
* California gold rush - 49ers
* Dolly Madison death
The bottom of pg. 2 has an item beginning: "The death of Mrs. Madison is at length realized. She died at her residence in Washington about 10 o'clock on Thursday..." with more detail (see). Also on pg. 2: "What the Ladies Do In California" is part of a letter... See More
August 7, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 7, 1860
* Salt Lake City Utah Mormons
* Pony Express
Page 2 has most of a column taken up with: "Affairs In Utah--The New Judges--The Mountain Meadows Massacre--Merino Sheep--The Crops--Brigham Young" with the text having much on the latest news from Salt Lake City (see for portions).
The ftpg. has a column headed: "From The Pacific--Arrival ... See More
April 19, 1856
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 19, 1856
* United States Capitol Building
Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but preceding it by several years. The ftpg. has an allegorical illus. of the: "State of Illinois" with an article on the state. The prime feature of the issue is a great doublepage centerfold of the: "National Capitol" in Washington, D.C., showin... See More
June 16, 1828
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, June 16, 1828
* Battle of Bunker Hill anniversary
* Charlestown, Massachusetts
* Monument - obelisk erected
A nice issue on the "Bunker Hill Monument" from during its construction, with very descriptive text taking over a full column, and a print of it at that time and also one as it should look when completed.
Four pages, never bound ... See More
September 2, 1858
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858 Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. Also: "News From Utah" and "From St. Louis...Colored Emigration to Hayti&quo... See More
November 10, 1860
THE WEEKLY PRESS, Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln's election win (1st)
Page 3 has reports and charts on the Presidential election, the first column heads not noting anything definitive: "THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION" "The Result of Last Tuesday's Canvass" "The Result In Virginia Doubtful" "Missouri Carried By Douglas" "Lar... See More
December 9, 1811
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1811 The front page begins with much reporting concerning the investigation into the Little Belt Affair (see hyperlink), being Commodore Rodgers report to the court of inquiry, with the "Judgment of the Court", much in favor of the actions Rodgers in the battle (see). This was one of the events that would... See More
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