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CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, July 22, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
* Chief Sitting Bull surrenders
* Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux
The front page has: "Sitting Bull & His People Surrender to Maj. Brotherton" "Arms & Ponies Turned Over to the Government--Details".
A great page 3 report is headed: "HANDS UP&quo... See More
THE NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Oct. 18, 1884
* Buffalo Bill Cody
Among the various portraits inside is a nice one of; "Hon. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)". There is a brief bit of text on him on pg. 2. A wealth of other prints including a fullpg: "The Humors of Sport", and other sensationalized prints. There is a nice full-figure & fullpg. print of a bo... See More
"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
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
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1767
* The Reverend Samson Occom
* Mohegan nation - Presbyterian cleric
The last page contains a report on Reverend Samson Occom who had traveled to England to raise subscriptions (funds) for the Indian Charity School in Oneida. Occum, of the Mohegan tribe near New London, Connecticut, was the first Native-American to publish his writings i... See More
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 5, 1781
* Rare Revolutionary War title from America
A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see).
Most of the front page is taken up with an... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions of the Atrocities of Their... See More
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, Aug. 14, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* re. Battle of Bull Run
This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederates States Of America" in the dateline (see photos).
The entire front page is taken up with advertisements. Page 2 has: "the News" "Who Is Gen. Rains?" "Attention Ladies!&qu... See More
Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measure... See More
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
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
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
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
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 24, 1743
* Very rare 18th century magazine
* 1st successful magazine in America
This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
Heading the front page is: "Containing Acc... See More
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 12, 1746
* Rare title
A very nice issue for the Jacobite Rebellion as most of the front page is take up with reports of it, plus much on the inside pages as well. Nice to have this content in a Scottish newspaper.
Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, red tax stamp on the ftpg., nice condition.... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 13, 1798 The front page has a letter from Maine: "To the President of the United States" concerning foreign encroachments on our land, which is followed by the: "Answer" signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has a report of a death: "At Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. William Read, 28 surgeon of the United States frigate Constitution, and a... See More
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
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Nov. 28, 1811 Page 2 has two nice, detailed letters each signed in type by: Wm. H. Harrison, concerning his involvement with the Indians just prior to the Battle of Tippecanoe. This is followed immediately by a more recent report datelined "Pittsburg, Nov. 18" headed: "Indian Hostilities!" which would be a very ear... See More
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Dec. 2, 1815 Page 2 has an uncommonly lengthy report concerning the murder of an Indian in the Detroit vicinity, including a number of letters from Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory at the time.
Four pages, very nice condition.
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Sept. 15, 1818
* Daniel Boone - Kentucky pioneer
* False death report
The bottom of the front page has: "Death of Col. Daniel Boon" which reports that: "...early in last month Col. Boon rode to a deer-lick...while setting this concealed with his old rusty rifle in his hand, pointed towards the lick...without struggle or motion...he breathed out his ... See More
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Sept. 19, 1815 Page 2 has over a full column on the; "Battle of Waterloo", from the viewpoint of General Alava, a Spanish general & statesman who actually fought for the British at Waterloo.
Four pages, nice condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 3, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads are: "A Mysterious Prisoner" "A Man Manacled & Guarded on a Hasty Journey" "He is Supposed to be the Notorious John. H. Surratt" "Painful Extent of Public Curiosity" "Nobody Knows Anything About It" "He is Thought to Have Been Concerned with Booth" and a bit more (see).
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NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 15, 1865
* Post Civil War baseball championship
* Henry Wirz trial - Andersonville prison
The back page has: "Out-Door Sports" "Base Ball" "The Grand Match At Brooklyn--The Atlantics The Victors--A Fine Display Of Batting". Summary describes the game as the second contest for the championship of the United States, and mentio... See More
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1865
* Andersonville prison
* Henry Wirz trial
* Early baseball
The front page has: "ANDERSONVILLE. The Wirz Trial Yesterday" and more. Page 5 has a rare report of a baseball game on the White House lawn, under: "The Field--Base Ball" which begins: "The base ball tournament was continued today in the rear of the Presidential Mansion...&qu... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 26, 1875 Over half of the front page is taken up with incredible detail on the hanging of three murders, with column heads: "THE GIBBET" "Three Murderers Meet an Ignominious Fate" "Wagner and Gordon Hung at Thomaston, Maine' "Henry Costley Executed Near Boston" "Gordon Attempts to Cheat the Gallows by Suicide" &q... See More
BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 16, 1804 Page 2 begins with: "Letters Between Madame Bonaparte and Madam Moreau" with letters signed by each relating to the fate of General Moreau, signed in type: Josephine Bonaparte, and Julia Moreau (rare to find such in period newspapers). General Moreau helped Napoleon rise to power but later became a rival & was ultimately banished to America (... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 24, 1787 The front page; contains the: "Copy of the French Minister's Letter, Mons. Calonne, to Mr. Jefferson, the American Ambassador at Paris..." which details the various economic agreements between France & England in terms of duties, trading, etc. (see).
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition. ... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 9, 1884 Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West than found in eastern newspapers. Page 2 begins with: "A CARNIVAL OF CRIME" "A Bloody Battle in the Streets of a Texas Town" "Half a Dozen Murders in as Many Different Dan... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1807
* Aaron Burr's treason trial
* Thomas Jefferson act of Congress
Much of the front page is taken up detailed reporting on the continued: "Trial of Col. Aaron Burr" which carries over to pg. 2. Page 3 has nearly 2 columns taken up with: "An ACT" of Congress concerning making provision for the redemption of th... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 29, 1807 The entire ftpg. is taken up with the continued reporting on the: "Trial of Col. Aaron Burr" for high treason, with considerable detail. Page 3 has mention of the outrage over the attack of the HMS Leopard upon the frigate Chesapeake, beginning: "The atrocious outrage of the British detailed in our last has excited in eve... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 13, 1893
* Old west style train robbery
The front page has over two columns (and more inside) headed: "LAKE SHORE TRAIN HELD UP" "Atlantic Express Robbed" "Dynamite Used By The Outlaws, Who Get Nearly $20,000" "The Engineer Shot By the Bandits" and more subheads. A terrific and very detailed account of a "classic"... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 26, 1893 The front page has over a column of text headed; "TRAIN ROBBERS TRAPPED" "Police Filled The Cars" 'Two of the Outlaws Killed and Four Captured" "A Bandit Betrays His Fellows" and more. Actually a great report as it reads like a classic train robbery from the Wild West, the text beginning: "The Kansas City, St. Josep... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, March 15, 1878
* Chief Sitting Bull
* On the Warpath
* Thomas A. Edison
The front page has: "Sitting Bull And His Band" which includes: "...that he and his people are not on the verge of starvation as represented, but in fine condition...His followers have plenty of arms & ammunition...He does not want to surrender but evinces a strong desire to go ... See More
THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST OR LONDON INTELLIGENCER, England, Dec. 16, 1758 A very handsome issue with a very detailed engraving in the masthead, a red tax stamp on the ftpg., never bound nor trimmed, and in great condition. The ftpg. has various "London Intelligence" with pages 2, 3 & 4 almost entirely taken up with advertisements.
MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, April 3, 1773
* Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers
Filled with European news with a small bit on the back page noting: "Those gentlemen who are petitioning for lands on the Ohio and Mississippi are ordered to attend Lord Dartmouth on Thursday next, at the Plantation Office, to consider farther on their petitions."
Four pa... See More
One of the earliest reported flights of a hot air balloon... On the Treaty of Peace... The capital at Williamsburg?
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Sept. 13, 1783 Page 2 has a report headed: "The Areostatic Sphere" with details, from a letter from Paris dated Aug. 29, of a very early flight (preceding other reports) which happened on August 27. It begins: "A flying globe of near 13 get diameter, weighting between 25 and 30 pounds, committed to the winds in the Champ de Mars, the 27th... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1773 A brief item headed "America" gives recent political appointments in Philadelphia (see). Otherwise various news of the day, mostly from England, with advertisements as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, good condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 17, 1836 The front page has over half a column concerning the recent death of Aaron Burr, with much detail on his life. Within the issue are: "Removal of the Creeks--Official" "The Indian War" "Slavery in Texas" which takes 1 1/2 pages; "Letter from General Jackson: signed in type: Andrew Jackson; "Letter fr... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 18, 1837 Beginning on the ftpg. and continuing for over 4 pages is: "Mr. Adams and the Petition From Slaves", an interesting situation about which this hyperlink is devoted (see). Most of the balance of the issue is taken up with detailed reports from Congress.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, 8 3/4 by 12 1/2 inches, minor margin ... See More
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 9, 1789
* President George Washington
* Visits New York City
Page 3 begins with an interesting item from New York: "The President has received the compliments of all ranks since his return...went to the theatre in John Street; and on his appearance, the audience rose & received him with the warmest acclamations...". Other news of ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".
The back page has the lyrics of a "Song, For The 4th of July, 1799. To the tune of the 'Vicar of B... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 2, 1793
* George Washington
* John Adams
* Thomas Jefferson
The first column of the front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in block type by the President: Go. Washington, as well as by John Adams and Th. Jefferson (see). One is on "...Amending an act intitled 'An Act establishing a Mint & regulating the Coins of the United State... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 9, 1845
* United States Naval Academy
* Why Annapolis, Maryland chosen as site
Inside has an interesting report concerning the site of the Naval Academy, which was formally created on Oct. 10, 1845, just two months after this report. The Annapolis Academy was preceded by the Philadelphia Naval Asylum School. The report in this issue (taken... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1835 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 gamblers from the town, based on a rumor that the gamblers were part of a planned plot to free slav... See More
THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 20, 1681/2 (double-dated depending on which calendar was used) An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. The theme of this issue is a harsh one: "The Cardinals vote, that if a Pope be negligent or unfit to govern, he may have Curators plac'd over him. Pope Urban the Six... See More
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, March 18, 1846 Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Departure of the Mormons" which includes: "...had an interview with Brigham Young; how waggons were loaded & on the eve of departure for the far West. The twelve, and they say 4000 will leave immediately...The temple took fire while I was over the river..." with more (see).
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NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 13, 1836 The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well (see). Other items include: "United States & Mexico" "Revolt of Negroes at Havana" "Unite... See More
A lot of 4 issues from Washington, D.C., all dated from the 1820's through 1850's - from four different titles. They contain a wealth of both political and non-political news from the early period of our federal capital. All are complete and in good condition. Some foxing & minimal wear, generally in nice condition. The issues shown are representative of... See More
RICHMOND WHIG, Virginia, April 17, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* From capital of the Confederacy (post)
* 1st Southern newspaper to report
Once the capital of the Confederacy fell to the North in early April the Yankees also took over the press and continued printing newspapers. This is an early issue (#12) of this "union occupation" newspaper with page 4 coverage... See More