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DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More
THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.
The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forces In AMERICA" All Able-bodied volunteers above the age of... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 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, the &... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 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.
Over two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the text of two Bills being considered in Parliament relating to America. The first is a: "DRA... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 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.
One-third of the front page & nearly half of page 2 are taken up with An ORDINANCE for the Appointment of Justices of the Peace for the State of Pennsylvania" which is si... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674 More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).
The Proclamation is a result of merchant ships using flags very similar to the Brit... See More
PEORIA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Illinois, April 17, 1865 Although 2 days after most newspapers reported the assassination, this page 2 account of all the news reads just like a first report.
The 2nd column has a nice stack of heads including: "HORRIBLE TRAGEDY!" "ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN!" "Attempted Assassination of Secretary Seward!" "He Is Stabbed in... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.
History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of 1792.
A page 3 column begins: "The votes for President and V
THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.
This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early report, the article is found at the bottom of the ... See More
NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 5, 1939 This issue will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, as it reports--from the city where it happened--one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball history.
The sports have has a headline: "Gehrig's Ovation Grandest in Baseball History" with subheads: "Sincere Tribute Brings Tears to Lou's... See More
TRI-WEEKLY WATCHMAN, Sumter, South Carolina, May 24, 1861 Never before have we offered a newspaper from Sumter, S.C. The title as printed at the top of pages 2 & 3 is “Sumter Tri-Weekly Watchman”. Within the masthead is printed: “Devoted to General Intelligence and Southern Independence.” Perhaps the most historic report is the page 2 column head: “Sec... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863 A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "Last Night But One of the distinguished Tragedian MR. J. WILKES BOOTH..."... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861 Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific doublepage centerfold whi... See More
IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864 A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.
This is the volume 1, number 48 issue. The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on the bkpg.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with very wide... See More
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1775 A terrific issue on the creation of the rules which govern those in the military, as nearly half of the front page and over a column on pg. 4 are taken up with: "Articles of Association, in Pennsylvania. We the officers and soldiers engaged in the present Association for the defence of American liberty...do voluntarily & freely...ado... See More
THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On Guard" "Medals of Honor" &qu... See More
BALTIMORE NEWS-POST, May 8, 1937 The front page features a very large photo of one of the more iconic disaster photographs of the 20th century, the zeppelin Hindenburg moments after it burst into flames. The photo is captioned: "Thirty-one persons met a horrible death as the Hindenburg, Germany's proud trans-oceanic zeppelin exploded in midair at Lakehurst, N.J." The banner hea... See More
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 2, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Nearly one-third of page 2 is a letter from an officer in the British army from Port Royal with his account of the Battle at Stono Ferry, a failed attempt by the Americans, under General... See More
From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781 The ftpg. has letter signed by: George Germain, followed by a response to the: "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washington's present force & preventing its being recruited by new levies...... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., July 20, 1831 The earliest Mormon report we typically find in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register". This report is just 4 days later.
The front page has: "Letter From A Mormonite" which takes nearly a full column. It begins: "On a journey to the westward, after passing through Palmyra ... See More
THE COUNTRYMAN, Turnwold, Putnam County, Georgia, Dec. 1, 1862 Page 3 is a full page editorial: "God Bless our Southern Women!" which extols their virtues during the trying ties of the Civil War. A few bits including: "From the hovel of the poor and the tent of the soldier, the bivouac & the hospital, ascends this earnest prayer to the Creator...In the beginning of this wa... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 12, 1776 A terrific issue, particularly for display, as the entire front page is taken up with the report of the Battle of Long Island as reported in "The London Gazette Extraordinary" of October 10, 1776. "Extraordinary" issues were published at irregular intervals to report significant news reports which came to the printing office be... See More
The top of the first page is headed: "Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament, which met Dec. 5, 1782" followed by a len... See More