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February 13, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768 As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More
February 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768 As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More
Item #649328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1768
* Charting North America
Within an article on "Ship News" is a report noting in part: "...A great number of our ships having been lately cast away on the coast of North America where there are many rocks & shoals not sufficiently known...the Hillsborough has been completely fitted with all necessaries for taking a ... See More
Item #649146THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769 Contents include: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area (see for portions) and taking over 4 pages; "...Letter from General Paol... See More
Item #649126GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760 A prime feature of this issue is the very nice & dramatic foldout plate captioned: "A Representation of the Engagement between his Majesty's Ship the Monmouth Capt. Gardiner, and the Foudroyant, a French Man of War on 28th Feb., 1758" which shows a dramatic naval battle (see photo). This plate folds out to measures 9 by 14... See More
Item #648917THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762 Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the America... See More
January 9, 1768
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 9, 1768 The previous issue included a warning on the front page making clear the penalties for Artificers and Merchants seeking cheaper labor, products, and materials from foreign locations outside the umbrella of The Kingdom - making it infinitely more difficult for those Artificers and Merchants following the regulations and laws of the land to be compe... See More
January 5, 1768
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 5, 1768 The front page has a clear warning to Artificers and Manufactures who have been going to foreign lands which are not under English rule to solicit cheaper labor, materials, and products. The warning includes extracts of two laws which make clear the unlawful nature of such actions, and reminds the Subjects of the Kingdom of the consequences which ... See More
January 21, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768 The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More
January 19, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768 This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations throughout the world are also present.
The reports from America in... See More
Item #647215THE PUBLIC ADVERTISER, London, December 18, 1766 A very nice, four page, folio size newspaper with the emphasis being on advertising, as the title would suggest. However, there are some news reports throughout, and page 3 has a partial red-inked tax stamp. Complete in four pages in nice condition.
October 8, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 8, 1767
* Colonial era original
* Early report from America
An inside page has: "America -- Boston, New England" (see images).
The back page has: "Translation of a Letter from M. De Voltaire to the Russian Ambassador at Paris". The back page also has a report from Corsica.
The balance of the issue is taken up with various r... See More
October 6, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 6, 1767 An inside page has an item from: "America -- Annapolis in Maryland" (see). The same page has items concerning New Orleans, Pensacola, and situations with the Cherokee and Creek Indians (see).
The balance of the issue is taken up with various reports from Europe from just 8 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Many adver... See More
Item #647077GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1760 A very nice magazine from the French & Indian War period from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907... See More
Item #647035THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765 Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more (see images). Furthe... See More
September 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767
* Multiple reports from America
Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... See More
September 29, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 29, 1767
* The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York & Albany
Page six (pg 310) has a 1st report on the death of Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany. Considerable details are given as well as the order (and specifics) regarding a period of mourning. Prince Edward is the namesake of Prince Edward County, Virginia, and Fort Edward, New York.V... See More
September 29, 1767
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 29, 1767
* The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York & Albany
The front page has an order for a day of "General Mourning for his late Royal Highness Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany." Other items on the front page provide how this day of mourning is to be carried out. Prince Edward is the namesake of Prince Edward County, Virgi... See More
December 11, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1769 An interesting variety of news reports from both Europe and America. One bit from Boston notes: "...that many of the soldiers who had deserted from two regiments quartered in this town have lately returned to their colours...They have all received their pardon." Another item notes: "It is report... See More
June 30, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Feb. 19, 1757, July 7, 1763, June 30, 1767, June 29, 1769, & Dec. 23 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More
June 19, 1760
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760 This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More
Item #645679THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1763 The issue begins with: "Two Proposals for Establishing a Lasting Peace & Friendship with the Indians in North America" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.
Other articles include: "Account of the Discovery & Conquest of Siberia"; a letter: "To Peter Collinson, Esq., from the Rev. Jared Eliot at Killingsworth in ... See More
Item #645598THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769 Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such ... See More
Item #645597THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769 Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such ... See More
December 2, 1766
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1766 As the title suggests this was the "supplemental" issue printed at the end of the year, less pages than the monthly issues.
The feature is a quite lengthy letter: "...from the Committee of Merchants of London to Their Correspondents in America..." which concerns the repeal of the hated Stamp Act. It begins: "H... See More
Item #645467GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1760 Among the articles in this issue are: "A Treatise on Canine Madness" "On The High Price of Candles" "Reflections by M. Maubert on the Importance of Canada" "A Description of Montreal & the Adjacent Country" "Some Account of Carisbrook Castle in the Isle of Wight..." which is accompanied by ... See More
March 1, 1761
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1761 Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a more rare title. Inside has: "An Account of the River Mississippi, with an Accurate New Map of that River, from the Sea to Bayagoulas". Nice text, but the mentioned map is missing. Early on the Mississippi River region.
Full title/contents page features a terrific & very detai... See More
November 13, 1760
THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 13, 1760 A quite rare broadside issue (single sheet, printed on front side only). This is an "extra" report on the Battle of Torgau, so early that many details were not known at the time of printing. This was a costly victory for the Prussians over the Austrians (see the web for more).
A single sheet, 7 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches (wider th... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1765 Near the back is a brief report from the governor of the Philippine Islands plus another item which reads: "Letter from Mobile of the 10th of March last advise that Major Loftus was returned from taking possession of Fort Illinois & two other considerable posts on the river Mississippi where the Indians remained very quiet & des... See More
August 9, 1760
THE LONDON GAZETTE: EXTRAORDINARY, England, August 9, 1760 Quite a rare broadside "Extra" edition of this newspaper, with the entire front page taken up with a report on the battle of Kalle, part of the larger Battle of Emsdorf which was part of the Seven Years' War in Europe. See the photos for the complete text of this report. The entire back side is blank.... See More
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Item #644835GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1762 The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout plate titled: "Plan of Gibraltar" which folds out to measure 8 by 18 inches (see). It includes an inset titled: "Bay of Gibraltar". There is a related & very detailed article: "The Advantages to England from the Possession of Gibraltar..." which takes over a ful... See More
Item #644747THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765
* The Stamp Act at it's beginning
* Legitimized by the British
Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the ne... See More
Item #644736THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766 One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page (see for most).
Other articles within include: "An Account of a... See More
May 14, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768 Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt. It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. Also within this issue is a mention of "A Portugal... See More
Item #644388GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1764 Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing various news reports of the day, including a report reading in part: "Advices from the back settlements of Virginia and the colonies are...distressing, the Indians killing...the inhabitants more now than ever. On the frontiers of Augusta county 40 have been killed; in the Narr... See More
Item #644386THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765
Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the necessary defense of the colonies." which was the British justificatio... See More
Item #644374THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1763 Included is an article: "Description of the Pagoda" which is a full page plate of: "The Great Pagoda" (see photos). Other articles include: "Some Account of the Laws & Regulations in France, called the Police..." "Observations on the Law for Repairing Highways" and other items.
Contains both of the f... See More
Item #644296THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1766 There are three pages with reports headed: "American Affairs" which gives reports from the House of Representatives in Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Maryland. These pages contain some terrific content on the feelings of the colonists regarding England and taxation (see for portions), one item noting: "Resolved, that it... See More
Item #644282THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1763 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Life of the Celebrated Christina, Queen of Sweden" "Monstrous Credulity of Papists" "History of Canterbury & its Cathedral" "Inflammatory Fevers, Sore Throats, etc." & more. In the "Historical Chronicle" is a report beginning: ... See More
May 7, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 7, 1767
* America taxation question
Page 8 has a brief but interesting report from London which says in part: "We are not without fear lest the measures taken for the establishment of a tax in America, should give rise to new troubles in most of our colonies", plus more. Page 6 also has a short item headed "America" with shipping r... See More
May 16, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1767
* Repeal of the Stamp Act celebration
* Early slave ship - slaver
Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with datelines from New York, one item noting: "...sailed from Bristol in June 1765 on board the sloop William, for the coast of Africa...where they continued 23 months purchasing slaves for a brig and themselves, and afterwards proc... See More
January 3, 1765
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, January 3, 1765
* Most famous of newspapers
* Benjamin Franklin (rare)
This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B... See More
July 20, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 20, 1769
* Famous 18th century title
An excellent example of one of the most famous and successful American newspapers of the 18th century. Until four years previous, the imprint of Benjamin Franklin appeared on this newspaper. A nice engraving of the former Penna. coat-of-arms appears in the masthead.
Page 2 has much news under the "L... See More
Item #642514THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1769 Among the articles in this issue are: "A Description of the Copper Mine at Ecton Hill"; over two pages on: "A Continuation of the Most Interesting transactions in America..." continued from the January issue, which has some great reading concerning the troubles between America & England, one portion noting: "Re... See More
Item #642513THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1767 There is a nice & large foldout plate which shows the: "Funeral Process of the Duke of York" measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches (see), and is accompanied by a detailed article. This is the only plate called for in this issue.
Among the various articles within are: "Solution of Optical Phenomena" comes from a man in Phila... See More
October 23, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1760 The top of the front page has an item headed: "America" with a report from St. Augustine, Florida, noting: "...they are so reduced for want of fresh meat there that the governor was obliged to kill some of the King's oxen at the celebration of the late coronation..." with more (see). The top of pg. 6 has: "America"... See More
Item #642250GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1764 Among the articles within are: "Maltwort Recommended to Cure the Scurvy" "The Folly of Useless Words Exposed" "Description of an Instrument used in Inoculation in France" "Description of Peak's Hole in Derbyshire" which is accompanied by a full page plate showing two views of it (see); "Life of ... See More
Item #640673THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766 Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".
Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More
Item #640631THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1767 This issue features a terrific full page plate captioned: "Mount Vesuvius with its Eruptions in the Year 1767" which is accompanied by a detailed article as well (see).
There is an article: "Resolutions of the Province of New York"
Among the articles within are: "Remarkable Trials in the Star Chamber" "... See More
Item #640466THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1769 The first five pages of this issue are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Voyage of the Swallow Sloop Round the World" which includes much descriptive text (see for beginning). a note on a pamphlet titled: "The true constitutional Means for Putting an end to the disputes between Great Britain & the American Colonies"... See More
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