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September 19, 1850
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850 Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this newspaper. Collectors always desire to have notable governmental reports in newspapers from the nation's capital.
Not surprisingly most of this four page issue is ta... See More
September 26, 1863
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, September 26, 1863 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts.
The entire ftpg. is taken up with a report on: "The Military Situation" reporting on various war-related events. Among the many Civil War reports found within are those headed:... See More
September 21, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 21, 25 and 28, 1773
* Trio of issues on suppressing the Jesuits
* Pre Revolutionary War originals
This is a group of three consecutive issues with an entire page of the Sept. 21 and 25 issues taken up with a detailed article: "A Translation of the Bull for Effectual Suppression of the Order of the Jesuits", and the conclusion of it takin... See More
November 16, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1860
* Southern crisis - Secession options
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
From a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the front page has: "The Southern Excitement" "Condition of Public Sentiment in the Slave States" "The Union Element Showing Itself". More similar reports on 4.
Eight pages, a little irregula... See More
June 18, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 18, 1859
* Slaver - slave ship Orion
* African Slave Trade Patrol
The front page has an article headed: "The Alleged Slaver Orion" See images for text here.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaws, generally nice.
Item #654917GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following a... See More
January 11, 1961
THE DETROIT NEWS, January 11, 1961
* Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Hamilton Holmes
* University of Georgia 1st African-American students
The front page has a one column heading: "2 Negroes in Classes; All is Quiet" with related photo. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, some small binding holes along the spine, light toning at the margin... See More
January 16, 1861
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 16, 1861 From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "The Armament of North Carolina" "Payment of Duties in Seceding States" "Munitions of War" "Letter from General Lane" "Flag Raising! Secession & Southern Rights!!" "Illinois Democratic Convention--Important Resolutio... See More
August 27, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 27, 1874
* Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee
* Negroes massacred
* General George Custer expedition
Page 7 has one column headings: "NEGRO CONSPIRACY" "Organized Movement Against the Whites in Tennessee" "Arrest and Lynching of Sixteen of the Ringleaders" and more. (see)
Page 5 has: "THE OGALLALAS" "Custer's Disc... See More
February 1, 1812
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION... See More
February 20, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Feb. 20, 1864 W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his ferv... See More
April 30, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862 Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia" "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" and so much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
D... See More
September 9, 1930
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 9, 1930
* George Grant & Willie Bryan Negro lynchings
* Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia martial law
Page 29 has one column headings that include: "GEORGIA TOWN PUT UNDER MARTIAL LAW" "Mob Forced Way Into Jail Despite Troops' Presence and Lynched Negro" and more. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negroes Geo... See More
February 7, 1993
LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7, 1993 (2-sections)
* Arthur Ashe's death report
* dies of AIDS...
* Only African-American to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (at the time of his death)
Both the front page and the 1st page of the Sports Section tell of the death of Arthur Ashe.
Included are the main section and the Sports Section - both which are in excellent condition.... See More
December 21, 1956
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, December 21, 1956
* Martin Luther King Jr. becomes known
* Montgomery, Alabama bus segregation
A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation throughout the country, doing much to create defiant reactions throughout the South. The new law went into effect Dec. 21, the date of this issue.
The front page has a thre... See More
July 23, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1939
* Jane Bolin sworn in as judge (NYC)
* 1st African-American black Woman
The top of page 7 has a very notable item, being a report of the first African-American woman judge in the United States.
The article features a photo of Jane Bolin being sworn into office, headed: "Mayor Swears In Negro Woman as Judge; Summons Her to Office, Then Brea... See More
January 14, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, January 14, 1864 If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, th... See More
January 5, 1889
THE DESERET WEEKLY, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 5, 1889 This paper calls itself a: "Pioneer Publication of the Rocky Mountain Region - Truth and Liberty". See the photo below for the very decorative & large front page illustration, which shows settlers traveling, the Mormon temple, an early train, etc.
This issue includes: "The Territorial Fair" "The Negro ... See More
November 23, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 23, 1859 Page 5 has over a full column taken up with "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "John Brown's Last Appeal to A Court" with a subhead: "The Virginia Fright". Nice content on is involvement in the Harper's Ferry Insurrection.
Eight pages, a few small margin tears, generally good condition.
December 2, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 2, 1859 Page 5 reports on plans for the hanging of John Brown for his involvement in the Harper's Ferry insurrection, with column heads: "From Charlestown" "The Visits of Clergymen" "Reporters In A Dilemma" "Removal of Stevens" "Brown's Letter to be Seized Upon" "Admiration For the Gallows". Many s... See More
July 16, 1935
THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, July 16, 1935.
* Dooley Morgan & Bert Moore Negroes lynchings
* Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi
Page 3 has a one column heading: "MISSISSIPPI MOB HANGS 2 NEGROES" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the lynchings of Dooley Morgan & Bert Moore at Columbus, Mississippi.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Comple... See More
July 3, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1939
* Marian Anderson receives Spingarn Medal
* Celebrated African American singer
* First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "FIRST LADY HONORS MARTIAN ANDERSON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Eleanor Roosevelt presenting Marian Anderson with the 1939 Spingarn Medal. I suspect this is one of the few pu... See More
December 11, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 11, 1931
* Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Page 17 has a one column heading: "WEST VIRGINIA MOB LYNCHES 2 NEGROES" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Tom Jackson & George Banks at Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 pages, this is the rare rag edition tha... See More
October 8, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1862
* Rare pro-Confederate publication
Among the front page reports are: "Swearing Men to Disbelieve in Negro Slavery" "Address to the President of the United States" by a meeting of governors of the loyal states; "Col. Sibley's Expedition - Battle with the Indians near the Yellow Medicine--Camp Attacked by 300 Indians.... See More
April 17, 1740
THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a single issue in 1690 before being suppressed & dest... See More
January 7, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.
All of the front page is taken up with advertisements.
Page 2 contains a report headed: "From Rebel Papers, Charlestown, So... See More
December 6, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 6, 1861 Among the front page reports are: "Army of The Potomac" "A Spirited Letter from a Virginia Lady to a Lincoln Hireling" which is interesting reading (see); "Culpeper Hospital" "More Evidence of the Lincoln Tyranny in Maryland" .
Inside pages include: "War Matters--Progress of Affairs at the South&qu... See More
April 17, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 17, 1862
* President Lincoln emancipates the slaves in Washington, D.C.
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing - Grant's official report
* 2 front page Civil war maps
The most noteworthy content is found on the front page: "EMANCIPATION IN THE DISTRICT" which includes: "An act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in th... See More
December 18, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841 The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... 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
Item #654167THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807 Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More
Item #654166THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1807 Within this issue is a report from Parliament, datelined March 16, beginning: "On the motion for the 3rd reading of the Slave Trade Abolition Bill, Mr. Hibbert entered at great length into a vindication of the trade..." with more (see photos), including: "...Sir P. Francis, Messrs. Lyttleton, H. Thornton, Barham, and Wil... See More
July 19, 1881
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 19, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
* Winston, Daviess County, Missouri
Page 2 begins with a quite lengthy account of what was the infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery by the James Gang. It is headed: "The Great Train Robbery" and begins: "Charles Murray...was the messenger of the U.S. Express Compa... See More
November 5, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861
* Battle of Ball's Bluff
* Capital of Confederacy
Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More
January 14, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, January 14, 1863
* Battle of Stones River
* Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
* Capital of the Confederacy
Among the front page reports are: ""Congress Yesterday", "Affairs In The Valley", "Yankees Threatening the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad", "Confederate States Congress", "Northern News", "... See More
June 7, 1966
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966
* James Howard Meredith shot
* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student
* Civil Rights march for voting
The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More
June 4, 1944
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1944 Page 6 has one column headlines: "POLE SAYS NAZIS PLAN SLAVE TOWN," "Reports 75,000-Acre Plot in Poland Even Contains Permanent Factories".
Page 4 has a one column headline: "Senators Appeal on Hungary's Jews" with subhead:"Foreign Relations Committee Pleads with People to Stop 'Cold-Blooded Murder' ".... See More
January 14, 1826
THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 14, 1826
* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law
Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland. The report reads in part: "The affairs of our stat... See More
April 25, 1899
SEMI-WEEKLY GAZETTE AND BULLETIN, Williamsport, Penn., April 25, 1899
* Newnan, Georgia
* Elijah Strickland lynching
* Alfred Cranford murder
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "STRICKLAND LYNCHED BY THE GEORGIA MOB" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the severe lynching of Negro preacher, Elijah Strickland, at Newnan, Georgia.
Complete in 8 pages, li... See More
March 22, 1861
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861
* Pre Civil War era
* Oneida Community print
The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More
September 15, 1842
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Sept. 15, 1842
* Anti-slavery newspaper from Boston
* Much on politics and related slavery issues
* Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon
A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President...". Articles include: "Treatment of Slaves" "A Crumb For the Abolitionists&... See More
May 30, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 30, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Beginning of the Civil War
Among the ftpg. reports are: 'Repudiation Repudiated" "Redpath and the Negroes!" "Sensible at Last" "Death of Gen. Stokely".
Page 2 has: "Letter From Kentucky, to Abraham Lincoln..." which is interesting reading, beginning: "You are a... See More
October 8, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1831 The back page has most of a column headed: "American Slaves In The Bahamas" which is a report concerning a slave ship which wrecked on one of the Bahama Islands and the slaves--bound from an Atlantic port to New Orleans--taken into the Bahamas.
Also near the back is: "Cherokee Gold Mines" in Georgia.
Complete in 24 pages, 6 ... 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
October 9, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, October 9, 1841 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 sig... See More
July 19, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828 The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... See More
November 13, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 13, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
The front page has: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Arrest of Another Alleged Insurgent" 'Public Opinion in Virginia" "The Feeling In Alabama" and more, plus a small ftpg. item headed: "The Slave Trade--The Slave Ship Emily&qu... See More
September 29, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 29, 1862
* General David Hunter
* re. his emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln rebuffs
Although there is nice Civil War coverage on the front page, the best content is on page 4 where is found: "The Proclamation", "The Emancipation Manifesto of Gen. Hunter and the Counter Blast of the President", "Mr. Lincoln... See More
June 11, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1938
* Arturo Alfonso Schomburg death (1st report)
* Puerto Rican Rico historian - writer - activist
The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "A. A. SCHOMBURG, 64, SCHOLAR, CURATOR" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and adv... See More
February 24, 1862
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, NY, Feb. 24, 1862 Several columns on both pages 4 and 6 are dedicated to the potential problems surrounding the emancipation of the slaves. References to President Abraham Lincoln's comments made in his annual address as well as those made by Fredrick Douglass are woven in to the discussion. Should they be relocated to another location within the country, are shou... See More
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