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December 8, 1846
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846 Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More
August 24, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1847 The top of page 3 has a report: "From The Western Plains" with a rather rare report on the famed Kit Carson: "...it seems probable that Kit Carson, who was going out with dispatches to California, has lost all his horses and mules. He was seen near the Pawnee Rock & afterwards heard from by a party who said they... See More
December 5, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from... See More
December 5, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848 A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from Monterey, Calif., beginning: "Whereas many citizens have... See More
December 23, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - mine
The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the ... See More
March 29, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849
* John C. Fremont
* Fatal 4th expedition
The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near ... See More
August 3, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849
* Early life in California
Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".
Thi... See More
August 10, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849 Page 3 has a variety of reports under: "From California" which has the latest reports concerning the Gold Rush, a few bits noting: "...Gold is plenty, large quantities being brought every day from the placers...The quantity was thought inexhaustible...The health at the placers is very bad...A kind of Lynch law remai... See More
August 3, 1852
PLACER TIMES & TRANSCRIPT, San Francisco, California, Aug. 3, 1852 Certainly one of the earlier newspaper we have offered from California, during the midst of the Gold Rush.
And page 2 has two notable reports, one being the death of Henry Clay in two articles, both headed: "Death of Henry Clay" with black borders.
There is also a nice account of a: "Fatal Duel--Death of ... See More
December 10, 1853
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, Dec. 10, 1853 Page 2 includes: "Sonora & Lower California" which reports on Mexican invaders (see). Four pages, wear at folds causing small holes at fold junctures, some wear at margins.
September 11, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854
* Grattan Massacre (1st report)
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians
The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More
November 1, 1854
NORWICH AURORA, Connecticut, Nov. 1, 1854 Page 2 has a report headed: "Important From Oregon - The Indian Outrages on Boise River" which details the Ward Massacre. Much good details of this battle which happened near present-day Caldwell, Idaho.
Four pages, good condition.
March 10, 1857
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1857 A large size newspaper of 4 pages with most of page 2 taken up with "An Act making appropriations for the...expenses of the Indian Department & for fulfilling treaty stipulations..." with headings for each of the tribes and specifics as to how the money is to be used. Only portions are shown in the photos below. This text... See More
November 19, 1857
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 19, 1857 Page 6 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Rebellion" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in type: Brigham Young. The article begins with a letter signed in type: Brigham Young and written to: "The Officer Command the Forces no... See More
November 20, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Governor Brigham Young
* Proclamation of martial law
* Utah War delcaration
Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More
November 21, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1857 Page 2 has a column headed: "The Mormon War" which is a very detailed letter from: "Col. Alexander to the Adj.
General" Johnston, followed by Johnston letter of reply. Some great content on the Mormon War.
More on page 3 with: "Mormon and Indian Alliance - 20,000 Indians Ready to take the Field Aga... See More
February 2, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858 Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).
Four pages, great condition.
August 28, 1858
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1858 Page 3 has: "Mormondom" which reports on a letter from Great Salt Lake City noting: "...There is...considerable stagnation of Mormon intellect. Brigham is literally a prisoner in his own house..." and more on attempts to visit with him (see).
Four pages, great condition.
October 10, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858
* First transcontinental mail service success
* Arrives at San Francisco, California
Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. See the hyperlink for fu... See More
Item #130218SACRAMENTO UNION, California 1859 This is one of the earliest California newspapers we have the pleasure to offer. As might be imagined issues from the Gold Rush vicinity--just ten years after the start of the rush--are difficult to find. As perhaps you've noticed most of our California inventory is from the 1870's and 1880's.
This issue has a wealth of news of the day, not just from ... See More
October 4, 1862
LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Oct. 4, 1862 Quite rare to find Civil War era newspapers from Los Angeles, which at the time had a population of less than 5,000.
But the content is not just typical war-related reports. Page 2 begins with: "The President's Proclamation" which doesn't just have the full text of his historic document, but is prefaced with a quite lengthy editor... See More
February 11, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 11, 1863
* Port Hudson, Louisiana map
* Lebanon TN Tennessee
* Sabine Pass - Galveston TX Texas
The front page is dominated by a Civil War map titled: "Situation Of Port Hudson" which shows the vicinity as well, from Baton Rouge to the south, to St. Francisville & Bayou Sara to the north. Many one column war-related heads as well including: "... See More
September 4, 1863
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 4, 1863
* Kit Carson defeats the Navape Indians
* Civil War news
The bkpg. has a rather small report headed: "Defeat of Indians by Kit Carson" with the report from Albuquerque, New Mexico, giving the details (see photos below).
Rarely is the famed explorer & scout Kit Carson ever mentioned in period newspapers. Page 2 has... See More
Item #130293OREGON STATEMAN, Salem, Or. 1864 A rare and very early issue from Oregon.
March 27, 1864
THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, April 25, 1864
* Rare title from the Old West
* American Civil War era
Rare to find Civil War era newspapers from Oregon. Various news of the day with Civil War reports.
Some of the articles include: "A Scene in the Salt Lake Theatre" "Something for Loyal Democrats---The Last Letter from Stephen A. Douglas" which is signed by him in ty... See More
September 15, 1864
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 15, 1864
* Ulysses S. Grant
First column heads on the Civil War include: "Letters From Generals Grant & Sherman" "Call on the North For Troops" "Sherman Orders Atlanta to be Cleared" "The Disloyal Sent to Dixie's Land" "Grant Sends All Disloyal Persons South of His Lines" & more.
Eight pages, ni... See More
November 12, 1864
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864
* Very rare territorial title
* American Civil War era
A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More
September 15, 1865
THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.
Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado's first newspaper--this is the earliest Colorado title we have offered. And Gregory ... See More
December 23, 1865
THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL, Los Angeles County, California, Dec. 23, 1865 A quite rare title and very early from Los Angeles County. Gregory notes that only one American institution has any sizable holdings of this title.
A typical newspaper of the day with local & regional news, plus a wealth of ads.
Four pages, various old tape repairs inside, some staining, wear at the margins &am... See More
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