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July 13, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 13, 1775 This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which previously was published by Virginia's first woman printer, Clementina Rind, A rare opportunity for a scarce title f... See More
March 2, 1861
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, March 2, 1861 Because this is such an uncommon title and it seldom comes on the market, we rarely see the front page image of Abraham Lincoln, captioned: "Latest Portrait Of Mr. Lincoln". The bottom of the front page shows: "Mr. Lincoln's Reception at the Hudson River Railroad Depot...".
All of the text on the front page concerns Lincoln, t... See More
April 4, 1865
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865 See the photos for this terrific and extremely graphic issue reporting the capture of Richmond, which essentially meant the end of the Confederacy. Lee would surrender to Grant at Appomattox just 5 days later. The first column heads read: "VIRGINIA ! " "Richmond and Petersburg Taken ! " "Colored Troops the First to Enter the Slaveho... See More
May 4, 1865
THE RICHMOND TIMES, May 4, 1865 A quite rare title as this was a newspaper created by the Yankee forces upon the capture of the capital of the Confederacy. This is just the volume 1, number 12 issue.
The content is fascinating. The front page has items relating to the war with: "The War News" "Details of Johnston's Surrender" "The Union Armies to Go Home!" ... See More
January 4, 1865
SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN, Georgia, Jan. 4, 1865 This is a fascinating and very rare newspaper--just the 6th issue of this title printed--from just 2 weeks after the Confederates abandoned the city.
Half of the first column is taken up with a letter: "To Our Army & Navy Patrons!" which is an appeal by the publisher to support the paper, and what it takes for the: "...maintenanc... See More
April 15, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 15, 1882 Page 6 contains a significant article headed: "The Death of A Notorious Desperado" and which begins: "The most notorious outlaw in the country met his death at St. Joseph, Mo., last week, when Jesse James, leader of the gang of train robbers who had become a terror to travelers in the far West, was shot by Robe... See More
April 15, 1865
THE ROCHESTER EVENING EXPRESS, New York, April 15, 1865 Always among the issue in most demand is the first report of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Here is a good one.
All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered, with most of the Lincoln coverage found on page 3. Some rather dramatic column heads including: "A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY!" "The Nation in Mourning: "Assassin... See More
July 17, 1804
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN , Hudson, New York, July 17, 1804 (dateline misprint has 1803) Near the bottom of page 7 is a black-bordered report in "The Knell" which gives an early report on the death of Alexander Hamilton. It reads in part: "At New York, on Thursday last, of a wound received the morning previous, in a duel with Col. Burr, Gen. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. We are not en... See More
January 7, 1853
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Jan. 7, 1853 (shown in the masthead as 1852, but inside pages and the vol./issue reference #'s confirm it to be 1853) 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.
Douglass was p... See More
July 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1775 Although there is other good American content here, near the back has a great account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill signed in type: Tho. Gage, which overshadows all else. This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's... See More
April 15, 1865
NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK, April 15, 1865 Keeping in mind this is a weekly newspaper the reports will not be as timely as the daily editions. The thoroughness of coverage, however, is great.
The ftpg. begins with: "The Evacuation Of Richmond" which takes over half of the front page with many subheads including: "Incidents of the Evacuation" "Flight of the Confederate... See More
January 20, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 20, 1853 Ftpg. has a detailed account of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Second column heads announce: "THE KIDNAPPING CASE. Narrative of the Seizure and Recovery of Solomon Northrup" ... See More
Item #641381THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1781 Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under the "Historical Chronicle". It begins with an editorial comment: "Gen. Washington's letter to the President of Congress on the surrender of the British army under Lord Cornwallis... See More
Item #640260THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & J... See More
September 28, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The front page has an ad for the desertion of two soldiers from military service, with details (see). Page 2 begins with a report noting: "General Lee writes from Purr... See More
December 20, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Dec. 20, 1777 This was a Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Two-thirds of the first column on the front page is a: "Proclamation" signed in type by: W. Howe concerning imports & exports through the port of P... See More
July 19, 1881
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1881 On page 2 under "News Of The Day" is a section devoted to "Crimes And Casualties". Among the news items in this section is an inconspicuous yet historic report that reads, in full: "Billy the Kid,' a notorious murderer and desperado, for several years the terror of New Mexico, was shot dead, by Sheriff Garrett o... See More
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign;... See More
January 22, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 22, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #20 This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, s... See More
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