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March 16, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 16, 1839 Within the issue is an article "Maine Boundary" which is the "Official papers on the Maine Border Subject' which is over three pages in length. This deals with the disputed territory between Maine and New Brunswick. The front page features "Mr. Clay's Speech on Abolition Petitions" in which he ... See More
October 3, 1835
NILES REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, October 3, 1835
* Slavery & abolitionists
An inside page has: "Slavery & the Abolitionists" which begins by reporting on: "A great anti-abolition meeting...at Troy, New York, the mayor presiding. The resolutions were all pointed & severe...we consider all attempts to induce congress to abolish slavery in the District of Co... See More
April 15, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1852
* Harriet Beecher Stowe
The back page has not one, but two advertisements for the sale of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin". One ad begins: "A constant supply of this most interesting work will be kept for sale..." and the other begins: "Mr. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Great Story, first published in the 'National E... See More
Item #619301THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1791 Among the articles are: "Some Account of the Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands" which is Hawaii; "Animated Portrait of African Servitude" "On the Power of Money" & much more.
Of note is a poem titled: "Monimba: A True Story", an anti-slavery poem which depicted a fictional pregnant Igbo s... See More
March 8, 1837
WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 8, 1837
* Michigan joins the Union
* Admitted as the 26th state
The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, the first of which is signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. Two of the Acts relate to Indians, and one for: "...the payment of the revolutionary & other pensioners of the U.S..." (see).
Of significance is a page 2: ... See More
May 10, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1860
* American Anti-Slavery Society meeting
* William Lloyd Garrison speech
Pages 2 & 3 have a reporting headed: "The American Anti-Slavery Society" "The Republican Party Defended and Denounced--Disunion Speech by Mr. Garrison..." Text takes up over 5 columns total.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a little irregular a... See More
June 5, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1860
* Barbarism of slavery speech
* Senator Charles Sumner
A great issue on the famous "barbarism of slavery" speech by Senator Charles Sumner on June 4, 1860, some four years after being beaten by fellow Congressman Preston Brooks for slandering his cousin in an impassioned anti-slavery speech in 1856.
Returning after four years of absence & ... See More
April 26, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, April 26, 1817 The content includes: "New Jersey Canal" "Pittsburg Report" which takes 5 1/2 pages; and more.
The back page has a significant item: "Abolition of Slavery in the state of New York - By a law passed on the thirty-first of March, 1817, the final & total abolition of slavery within this state is declar... See More
Item #615625THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1807
*From history to the movie "Amazing Grace"
* William Wilberforce prevails in abolishing the slave trade in England
Within this 90+ page 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 vindic... See More
April 25, 1850
EMANCIPATOR & REPUBLICAN, Boston, April 25, 1850 Although the title would seem to imply this is an anti-slavery newspaper, the content is almost entirely political, plus advertisements as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few minor archival mends.
December 15, 1854
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousand Victims!!" "Liberia&quo... See More
September 4, 1844
EMANCIPATOR & WEEKLY CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 4, 1844 One of the less common anti-slavery newspapers with content as you might suspect, including a ftpg. item: "Letter of Cassius M. Clay" and more inside.
Four pages, several illus. ads, some light foxing, generally nice.
September 11, 1858
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 11, 1858
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
* American slavery - slaves
Page 5 has: "The Slavery Debate" which begins: "The Slavery debate was continued this evening, Parson Brownlow was obliged to have his argument read...replied to the chief abolition argument 'That man cannot hold his fellow man in bondage'..." with mu... See More
November 25, 1837
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, November 25, 1837 Pages 4 & 5 contain details on the murder of abolitionist newspaper publisher Elijah Lovejoy, killed by a pro-slavery faction angry over Lovejoy's anti-slavery editorial stance. Lovejoy is considered an early martyr to the anti-slavery movement.
Also within the issue is "Indian Meditation", "Dreadful mut... See More
Item #612207GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788
* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts
* Post Revolutionary War era
Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts (see).... See More
September 5, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1861
* Battle of Wilson's Creek
* Springfield MO Missouri
Among the many war-related column heads are: "A Civil War Wanted at Our Doors" "The Effect of the Abolition of Slavery Upon the North--Henry Clay's Opinion" "The War In Missouri! Visit to the Battle Field Near Springfield" "Highly Important From Mis... See More
April 23, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 23, 1864
* Very rare title
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, an... See More
May 30, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 30, 1861 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 native-born Kentuckian--your heart must indeed by callous &... See More
December 19, 1862
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, Dec. 19, 1862
* Rare Confederate title
* Battle of Fredericksburg
* Robert E. Lee victorious
This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues reco... See More
January 19, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 19, 1861 Page 5 has: "No Slavery In Nebraska--Her Vote for Delegate" and: "Anti-Slavery Convention - Mobocratic Demonstrations--Free Speech "Triumphant!" which mentions an address was given by Susan B. Anthony, with mention of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & others as well. Page 7 has a report from "Georgia" concerning the results of the... See More
July 24, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, July 24, 1862
* Battle of Gaines's Mill, Virginia
* General Robert E. Lee victory
* In a Confederate title
A nice newspaper from the hotbed of the Confederacy, where the Civil War began. The front page has: "From Richmond--Morgan Working in Kentucky--Resignation of General Halleck" "Morgan Still Advancing--Makes a Movement ... See More
June 7, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, June 7, 1860
* "The Barbarism of Slavery" speech
* Charles Sumner
Just a few days following Charles Sumner's historic & impassioned anti-slavery speech "the barbarism of slavery", reaction from fellow Congressmen is reported in this newspaper. One article: "The Republican Press on Sumner's Speech" has near the beginning: "... See More
January 20, 1865
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 20, 1865 The editorial begins with a very biased opinion (common with this newspaper): "The new governour of Tennessee--to succeed Johnson, the drunken tailor--is Brownlow, the brutal, blaspheming Methodist parson..." and further on: "...If Virginia should ever, unhappily, fall under the rule of Yankees, then cast your eye over the whol... See More
October 25, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1932
* Anna Elizabeth Dickinson death
* Anti slavery - Women's rights
Page 19 has one column headlines:
"ANNA E. DICKINSON, SLAVERY FOE, DEAD"
"Had Been Hoping to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Friday Until Just Before End"
"Woman's Rights Champion"
and more with photo. (see) See images for 1st report coverage on t... See More
October 11, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 11, 1834 Page 2 has an interesting article on the Boston Tea Party and a discovery of a tea chest, headed: "A Tea Story" (see). Also inside: "Abolition of Slavery" and over half a page on: "Rocky Mountain Correspondence" which is an early report on explorations of the West n a letter datelined: "Waters of the Colo... See More
November 21, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 21, 1840
* The new coin (Gobrecht Dollar?)
* Mormon conference
* Much on the abolition of slavery
This issue contains coverage on the recent Presidential Election between Harrison and Van Buren, still awaiting all the votes to be received. Inside is a portion of the lengthy "Speech of W. C. Johnson, of MD. on the Subject of t... See More
April 17, 1872
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1872
* Emancipation of slaves
* District of Columbia
* Slavery anniversary
The front page has one column headings: "Emancipation Proclamation" "Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia"
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
March 29, 1861
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861
* Confederate States of America
* Just before Fort Sumter
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.
The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News"... See More
September 20, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1865
* Reconstruction era
Among the front page column heads are: "The Home of Secession" "Meeting of the Constitutional Convention" "The Ordinance of Secession Repealed" "Report in Favor of the Abolition of Slavery" which is a report from Columbia, S.C. also: "Trial of Capt. Wirz"
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
March 12, 1861
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, March 12, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln
* post inauguration
Page 3 has the following one column headings: "The Cabinet" "The Confederation" "The Virginia Convention"
Nice reading here. Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, some tape mends along central fold, minor foxing, otherwise nice.... See More
February 11, 1863
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1863
* Rare pro-South Union paper
* Negroes - soldiers - troops
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists... See More
December 14, 1827
VERMONT CHRONICLE, Bellows Falls,Vermont, Dec. 14, 1827
* State of the Union Address
Taking all of the back page and half of page 3 is the: "President's Message", being the traditional state-of-the-union address, signed in type: John Quincy Adams. This was a tradition begun by Washington & is still carried on today.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine & nearly clos... See More
December 8, 1849
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, July 24, 1847 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December 9, 1849. This is the #6 issue. Among the articles within are: "Influence of Slavery in Regarding the Progress of the Gospel" "Emancipation" "A Bishop Nearly Roasted" "Western New" "Latest from Santa Fe" "... See More
January 1, 1827
VERMONT CHRONICLE, Bellows Falls, Vermont, 1827
* 34 newspapers from before the Civil War
A collection of 34 genuine newspapers all dated within the year 1827. A four page newspaper with a religious focus but the inside pages have secular news as well including politics & current news of the day. Some advertisements also.
All issues are cleanly cut at the spine but causing no loss of ... See More
November 24, 1849
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, November 24, 1849 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December 9, 1849. Most of the front page is taken up with: "Slavery Sinful In Itself, and Non-Fellowship of those holding Slaves, the duty of the Christian Church". Also in this issue: "Important from the Sandwich Islands - Seizure of Honolulu by th... See More
February 14, 1849
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, February 14, 1849
* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content
* Rare to find a woman's perspective on gold rush pursuits
This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 4 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "A Lady's Experience of California", which takes ... See More
May 2, 1849
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, May 2, 1849
* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content
* The historical significance of newspapers
This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "California Beaten" and "Emigration to California", as does page 1, ... See More
April 18, 1849
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, April 18, 1849
* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content
This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "Direct From The Gold Mines" and "Authentic From San Francisco" (see images). Page one has an update in the mi... See More
September 19, 1849
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, September 19, 1849 This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "Latest From California" (see images). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian people gro... See More
December 3, 1861
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, Vermont, December 3, 1861
* Original Civil War era
This genuine newspaper has Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the reports on pages 2 and/or 3 are: (see photos)
Other news of the day. This issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very plia... See More
June 11, 1861
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, June 11, 1861
* Original Civil War era
This genuine newspaper has Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the reports on page 3 are: (see photos).
Other news of the day throughout. This issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and ea... See More
May 14, 1861
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, May 14, 1861
* Original Civil War era
This genuine newspaper has Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the reports on page 3 are: "The Southern Congress, President Jefferson Davis's Message", "Tennessee Committed to Rebellion", and more.
Other news of the day. This issue is not fragile... See More
May 5, 1853
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1853
* Rare title
A famous title with an anti-slavery focus, by John Greenleaf Whittier as "corresponding editor" as noted in the masthead. Among the items in this issue are: "Things In California" "The Law of Colored Seamen" "From California" "Familiar Letters from Cuba" and more.
Four pages,... See More
January 14, 1863
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, January 14, 1863
* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Among the front page reports are: ""Congress Yesterday", "Affairs In The Valley", "Yankees Threatening the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad", "Confederate States Congress", "Northern News", "The Platform of Lincoln's Ad... See More
September 28, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C. September 28, 1848
* California gold rush
* Early - pre-49ers
Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with s... See More
December 7, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848
* President James K. Polk
* State of the Union Address
* Best title to have
Most of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with the: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, signed by him in type at its conclusion: James K. Polk. A tremendous amount of text in which he reviews the year and... See More
September 14, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 14, 1937
* Thomas Garrigue Masaryk death (1st report)
* Czechoslovakia founder & 1st President
This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 23 that include: "MASARYK IS DEAD; FOUNDED A NATION", "Ex-President of Czechoslovakia Was 87--Left Prague Office on Dec. 14, 1935", "Formed Czech Legions" and more with smaller s... See More
October 26, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1848
* Over Niagara Falls
The back page has: "A Man Over The Falls of Niagara" which is a nearly half column detailed article on a man who went over the falls in a boat (see). Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.
March 22, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 12, 1862
* Abraham Lincoln re. Emancipation of slaves
* Mormons constitution
* Rare pro-Confederate title
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by... See More
April 15, 1848
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, April 15, 1848 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Among the many items on the front page is: "To The Baptists of Kentucky" which takes over a column. Inside includes: "More Submission to the People--Greater Advances in Human Freedom!!" "The Generals" "Homestead Exem... See More
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