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THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 13, 1788 The second column on page 259 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) would not be tried at the Old Bailey but would be in Court of King's Bench next term -- proceeded against him on the outlawry.
Pages 1 and 2 provide a detailed description of the Pelew Islands (current day Palau), by George Keate and S.A. (compiled fr... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 26, 1788 The second column on page 96 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being removed from town by a writ of Habeas Corpus due to his stealing - he stands outlawed. Page 94 has an article regarding the "improvement of wine." Other news of the day and period advertising are found throughout.
Complete in 8 pages and is in n... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 17, 1788 The third column on page 61 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being identified for robbery. The issue also contains other news of the day and period advertising throughout.
Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.
Background (source - Wikipedia): George Barrington (14 May 1755 – 27 December 1804), an Irish-born... See More
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10, 1931
* Scottsboro Boys found guilty - death sentences
* Negroes suspected of attacking 2 white girls
Page 6 has one column headlines: "DEATH SENTENCES FOR ATTACK GIVEN TO EIGHT NEGROES" and "Mistrial for Ninth Ordered in Assault Trial in Alabama". This is 1st report coverage on the conviction of the f... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, November 21, 1881
* Charles Guiteau shot
* James A. Garfield assassin
Page 6 has one column headlines that include: "GUITEAU SHOT" "An Unknown Horseman Brings the Assassin Down" "He Fires Two Shots at the Prison Van" "One of Which Strikes the Intended Mark" and more (see photos).
This issue contains other news and advert... See More
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Massachusetts, January 18, 1910
* 1910 Los Angeles, California
* International Air Meet at Dominguez Field
* Aviator Glenn Curtiss - airplanes - airships
The front page has a two column headline: "ENDURANCE TRIALS ON AGAIN AT COAST AVIATION COURSE" with photos of Glenn Curtiss and Louis Paulhan flying their airplanes. Other news, s... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, November 18, 1881
* Charles Guiteau trial begins
* James A. Garfield assassination
The front page has one column headlines that include: "THE GREAT TRIAL", "It is Formally Opened by the District Attorney", "Guiteau's Counsel Discovery the Meaning of 'Stalwart'", "The Assassin Defies the... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, October 15, 1881
* James A. Garfield assassination
* Charles Guiteau pleads not guilty
The front page has one column headlines that include: "'NOT GUILTY'", "Guiteau's Plea in the Washington Criminal Court", "The Abject Coward Taken Before the Judge in Safety", "The Assassin's Trial... See More
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, June 8, 1936
* Charles "Lucky" Luciano convicted (1st report)
Page 13 has a one column heading:
"'Lucky' Luciano Found Guilty by Jury in Gotham"
and more. (see) 1st report coverage on the guilty verdict for Charles "Lucky' Luciano. He would spend the next 9 years in prison before being released. Lucky Luciano ranks ... See More
RHODE ISLAND AMERICAN, Providence, March 15, 1822 Page 2 has over a column headed: "Independence of S. America" which is a document from the President to Congress, signed: James Monroe. Also: "Interesting Trials" "Bankrupt Bill" "Latest From Europe" and more.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, December 4, 1891
* Russell Sage assassination attempt (1st report)
* Financier - railroad executive - Whig politician
The front page has one column headlines that include: "DYNAMITE", "Attempted Annihilation of Russell Sage by an Unknown Man", "There Was A Terrific Explosion", "Several Others Were Badly Hurt... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1865
* re. Robert E. Lee's surrender
Reports from the aftermath of the Civil War including: "Admission Of Southern Representatives""Message of the Governor of South Carolina" "Governor's Proclamation - Thanksgiving for Victory, Peace, and Our Country Saved" is from Ohio; "The Future of the Negro" "... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 5, 1879 Within the issue is a very nice full page print captioned: "Colorado--General View of the New Mining Town of Leadville". Terrific, early view of this famous town! Print measures about 9 1/2 by 14 inches. There is a related article on Leadville on another page in this issue.
Also within the issue coverage on "The Late ... See More
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
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 1924
* Leopold & Loeb indictment
* Bobby Franks murder
* Thrill Kill case
One of the more sensational trials of the 20th century was that of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two young, Jewish, & wealthy college students who wanted to commit the perfect crime.
The front page has one column headlines that include: "INDICT BOY SLAYERS FOR... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1840
* African slaves
* La Amistad trial
The top of the back page has a report with a small heading: "The Amistad" which discusses an appeal, and that the court affirmed the decree, and that it would be appealed to the Supreme Court. It concludes: "...The Africans must therefore remain in jail until next January."&nbs... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 23, 1877
* John D. Lee trial
* Mormons - Gentiles
* Mountain Meadows Massacre
Page 2 has a very lengthy report concerning the Mountain Meadows Massacre and the trial of John D. Lee. At the top of the page is: "RETRIBUTION IN UTAH" "Execution of John D. Lee Today" "The Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857--Details of the Great Crime". ... See More
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE, Pennsylvania, August 2, 1921
* Enrico Caruso death
* Italian tenor
The front page has one column headlines: "CARUSO, WORLD'S LEADING TENOR, DIES SUDDENLY" "Had Been Operated on for Abecess Between Liver and Diaphagm" and more with photo. (see) 1st report coverage on the death of famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso.
Other news and advertisemen... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 22, 1975
* The real-life Amityville Horror case
* Ronald Joseph ("Butch") DeFeo, Jr.
Page 33 has one column headings: "SON, 24, IS GUILTY IN MURDER OF SIX" and "Conviction Follows Longest Trial in Suffolk County" (see photos).
This was the crime that would be the basis for the book & series of movies titled ... See More
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, October 21, 1967
* Mississippi burning trial
* Meridian MS Civil Rights workers
* Cecil Price & more
The back page has a one column heading: "2 Convicted In Slaying Of Workers". See photos for text here. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 14 pages, nice condition.... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, July 27, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg aftermath
* Robert E. Lee letter
The top of the first column has: "Proclamation By the President of the Confederate States" signed in type: Jefferson Davis. The theme is on learning from the lessons of the recent Battle of Gettysburg, with religious overtones: "...Let us rather receive in humble... See More
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1921
* Chicago White (Black) Sox scandal
* Baseball World Series fix trial beginning
Page 9 has one column headings: "TRIAL TODAY OF BLACK SOX", "Former Teammates Reach Chicago to Testify in Case Today--Nature of Testimony", "Many Objections Made"
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, July 20, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial
* Mary Harris acquitted
* Reconstruction era
The top of the front page has: "Mary Harris' Trial" "Conclusion of the Washington Murder Case" "Exciting Scenes in the Court" "Sharp Practice of the Lawyers for the Defence" "Verdict of Acquittal" (see photos).
Other ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1865
* Edmund Ruffin suicide
* Abraham Lincoln
* Trial of the conspirators
Over half of the front page is taken up with: "Trial Of The Assassins" "Proceedings On Wednesday" "Argument of Mr. Doester in Behalf of Payne--A Declaration from Atzerott", all of which carries over to page 8 as well.
Page 4 has a report of the suicid... See More
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1934
* Bruno Hauptmann arrested (1st report)
* Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping
This 20 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "IDENTIFY MAN IN 'LINDY' KIDNAPING" with subheads (see photos). 1st report coverage on the arrest of Bruno Hauptmann, suspect in the most famou
NEW YORK WORLD TELEGRAM, January 17, 1934
* Mae West front page photo
The front page has a two column photo of Mae west with heading: "Mae West Dons Royal Purple to Tell Some More About Holdup" with text underneath (see photos).
Other news, sport and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 36 pages, light browning with some margin wear and tear, otherwise g... See More
* Revolutionary War events for 1780
* Ethan Allen
Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when ... See More
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 13, 1941
* Rudolph Hess Scotland parachute jump mystery
* Adolph Hitler's right hand man
* World War II
This 20 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "LONDON, WASHINGTON SEE RIFT IN HITLER'S COUNCIL IN HESS FLIGHT; HINT NO. 3 NAZI FEARED A PURGE" with subheads (see photos).
Ot... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1873
* re. The Susan B. Anthony trial
The front page has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the last column: "The Case of Miss Susan B. Anthony--Prosecution Suspended"
which is a brief mention of her recent indictment for illegal voting.
Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condi... See More
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 26, 1950
* USS Benevolence (AH-13) sinking
* Hospital ship (1st report)
* San Francisco, California
This 23 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Freighter Rams Hospital Ship in Dense Fog; 103 Are missing" with photo (see photos). 1st report coverage on the collision of the USS Ben... See More
TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Kansas, May 5, 1946
* Assault - thoroughbred horse racing
* Kentucky Derby win (1st of 3 wins)
* Eventual triple crown winner
This 32 page newspaper has a four column headline on page 15A: "Assault Captures Rich Derby--Spy Song 2nd; Hampden 3rd" with subhead and photo. This was the 1st of 3 historic wins for the famed horse for the tr... See More
COLUMBIA, New Haven, Connecticut, March, 1925 The cover of this issue is an illustration of a little girl being swarmed by birds feeding on the cornmeal that is leaking from the sack she is carrying. Within the issue are a variety of articles, stories and advertisements.
Within the issue is an article "Darwin and the Demagogues". This lengthy article appears just a few months be... See More
* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts
* Treason trials - Revolutionary War
The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 12, 1865
* Henry Wirz trial
The front page has one column headlines that include: "Washington News", "A Large Southern Delegation in the White House", "The Delegates Express Great Confidence in the President",
"How They are to be Restored to the Union", "Trial of Captain Wirz", "Monday's Proceedings&quo... See More
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1865
* Civil War reconstruction beginning
The front page has various end-of-war items including: "From Richmond!" "Quiet Condition of the City" "The Rich Southerners on the President's Amnesty Proclamation" "The President to be Memorialized" "Conclusion of the Conspiracy Tria... See More
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 10, 1781 Page 3 has a letter from New York with an interesting report: "Three men in New Jersey were apprehended & tried for trading with the people within the British lines of New York. the trial was before a kind of jury consisting of 6 men with a Major at their head. the culprits were convicted..." but then read what happened n... See More
PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Arizona, April 30, 1932
* Massie murder trial verdict
* Thomas and Thalia Massie
* Joseph "Joe" Kahahawai Jr
This 6 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "MANSLAUGHTER VERDICT FOR ISLAND QUARTET" with subheads (see photos). 1st report coverage on the conviction of Thomas H. Massie and others for the ... See More
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, September 21, 1934
* Bruno Hauptmann arrested (1st report)
* Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping - Ransom money found
This 10 page newspaper has two column headline on the front page: "ARREST IN LINDBERGH CASE BELIEVED TO HAVE SOLVED THE KIDNAPPING CRIME" with related photo. 1st report coverage on the arrest of B
THE HANGMAN, Boston, Massachusetts, September 17, 1845
* Capital punishment - hangings
A volume one issue of a quite rare anti-capital punishment newspaper by J. N. Bang. This title existed for only one year, continuing thereafter as "The Prisoner's Friend".
The entire front page is taken up with: "The Trial of Henry Duval, for Murder" and inside page ar... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 3, 1865
* Jefferson Davis' escape attempt
* Woman's clothes - dress
The front page has 1 1/2 columns on a trip: "Across The Continent" "Letters From Mr. Bowles--No. 2" "On the Plains--From Atchison to Kearney--The Indians--Storm on the Plains" which is a terrific travelogue (see for beginnin... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, September 21, 1876
* John D. Lee
* Latter-day-Saints - Mormons
* Mountain Meadows massacre
The top of the front page has a one column head: "J.D. Lee, One of the Mormon Murderers, Found Guilty" with the article a bit further down the column, headed: "The Mormon Massacre Trial - The Verdict Against Lee", which was the c... See More
THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880
* Sheriff Wyatt Earp
This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.
This rare issue was printed less than a year before this famous gunfight and ... See More
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, July 21, 1921
* Chicago White (Black) Sox scandal
* Baseball World Series fix trial
This 12 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "BASEBALL FIXER MIXED ON POINTS" and "Defense Begins Attempt To Impeach Bill Burns, Star Witness of State, Accusing Him of Perjury". See photos for text here.
Other ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2, 1791 On page under the heading "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat. "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last moment of her life. Being asked by her Judges, who were her accomplices? she answered, ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 31, 1855
* Fugitive slave law case
* Passmore Williamson
Page two has a lengthy report headed: "The Wheeler Slave Case - Trial of the Colored Men Charged with Riot - Attempt to Arrest Jane Johnson - Great Excitement in the City".
This is concerning the famous fugitive slave case involving Passmore Williamson, a prominent abolitionist, and the slav... See More
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 22, 1861 A nice & quite famous newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page items are: "Ineligibility of Officers of the Army for Congress" "The Story of a Mormon Woman--Effects of Polygamy" "From Mecklenburg" "Medical Department of the Army" "An Interesting Incident---A Soldier w... See More
NEW HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 22, 1831
* President Andrew Jackson
* United States Navy
The front page has five Acts of Congress, the first of which is signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. The last is: "An Act to authorize the construction of three schooners for the naval service of the United States." with details (see photos). Also on t... See More
THE ALLENTOWN DEMOCRAT, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27, 1865
* Andersonville prison trial - Henry Wirz
Not surprisingly this issue has much Reconstruction related reports, including: "Soldiers! Who are Your Friends?" "The Trial of Wirze" "How Stand We?" "The Beginning of the End of Radicalism" & more.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 26, 1865
* Trial of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
The top of page 5 has; "Washington" "the Findings & Verdict of the Wirz Military Commission Submitted to the President" "Intercession of Wirz's Counsel in Behalf of His Client".
Eight pages, nice condition. ... See More
DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, Sept. 1, 1883
* Jesse James gang
* Frank's trial
The top of page 2 has: "THE JAMES TRIAL" "General Shelby Makes an Apology & is Fined for Contempt of Court" "A Missouri Ananias on the Stand--Testimony of the Fords Impeached". This trial of the brother of outlaw Jesse James, held in Gallatin, Missouri, was con... See More