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February 22, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, Feb. 22, 1753 This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page, noting: "New York: Printed by J. Parker at the New Printing Office in B... See More
April 26, 1865
HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Texas, April 26, 1865 Page 3 contains a synopsis of President Davis' message in which he talks about the evacuation of Richmond and reaffirms his commitment to the Confederacy, reading in part: "...it is my purpose to maintain your cause with my whole heart & soul; that I will never consent to abandon to the enemy a foot of the soil of any of the St... See More
May 3, 1864
THE DAILY SOUTH CAROLINIAN, Columbia, May 3, 1864 A very scarce title from the Confederacy. Page 2 has an editorial headed: “Extortioners As Soldiers” and also: “War News” which has a variety of reports & subheads including: “Fight In East Tennessee” “Good Reports From Mississippi” “Important Proclamation” which begins: “L... See More
September 20, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1873 This issue has a tipped-in double page centerfold titled: "Snap The Whip" drawn by Winslow Homer. This print, considered by many to be the most desirable illustrations done by Homer to appear in Harper's Weekly--and arguably the most desired issue from the 60 year run of the newspaper--features several young boys playing snap-th... See More
September 8, 1779
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779 A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More
July 28, 1773
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1773 This newspaper from this period had one of the more beautiful & decorative of the colonial era (see).
The entire front page is taken up with "Proceedings in the House of Commons on East India Affairs". Inside has reports from London, Charleston, Boston, New York & Philadelphia including much deta... See More
July 24, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 24, 1861 Not only a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy. Given the date, it is not surprising that the content on pages 2 & 3 contain much on the historic Battle of Bull Run, the first major conflict of the Civil War. The Confederate reporting tells of an overwhelming Southern victory, with column heads i... See More
October 14, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" taking half a column; "The Saltville Fight" "Federal Accounts from the Richmond Front" "Grant's Losses" "Yankee Reports from Virginia"... See More
September 7, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1775 The front page has "Advices From America" with a dateline of "Philadelphia, July 26, 1775, In Congress, July 18, 1775" which begins with a call to arms and nothing less than the creation of the colonial army: "Resolved, That it be recommended to the inhabitants of all the united English colonies in North America, that all ... See More
June 15, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 15, 1775 Page 2 has a great & very historic report concerning the battle of Lexington & Concord, in the form of a letter from an officer in the army at Boston to his friend in London, dated Apr. 20, 1775. See the photos below for the complete text, but portions include: "General Gage detached a party of the troops...to destroy a magazine of mi... See More
Item #640251THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More
Item #628413THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, December, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Account of the Moravian Settlement at Bethlehem in Pennsylvania" which takes over a full page; "The Family Economy & Employments of the Gypsies" "Chinese Letter" "Classical Al... See More
February 14, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 14, 1778 This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.
Much war-related content on page 2 including an item from Williamsbu... See More
October 11, 1666
LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666 Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations since the late Fire, and desire f... See More
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