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September 27, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759
* Benjamin Franklin
* Electricity experiments
* Lightning rod
Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjam... See More
Item #660785THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789
* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine
* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability
* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord
The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More
Item #660368THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1780 Near the back is "Advices Received from America" which includes a letter signed in type by: George Washington, datelined at Morristown, with much praise for the Marquis de LaFayette (see), followed by a letter of thanks signed in type: La Fayette. Another report begins: "His Excellency Gen. Washington is appointed lieu... See More
March 26, 1921
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, March 26, 1921
* Chicago Black Sox World Series scandal indictments
* Jewish Gamblers Carl Zork and Benjamin Franklin
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WHITE SOX REINDICTED IN BASEBALL SCANDAL; 18 MEN TO FACE TRIAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the indictments of the master minds of the 1919 Black Sox World Ser... See More
June 10, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 10, 1854
* Andrew Jackson
* The Tocconuc Mountains
This particular issue has the following woodcuts: Monument to the late Richard Johnson, at Frankfort, Kentucky - Equestrian Statue of Andrew Jackson, at Washington - Tocconuc Mountains, and Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut - Site of the Revolutionary Foundry, Salisbury, Connecticut - Lumbering e... See More
July 24, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 24, 1852
* Newport, Rhode Island prints
* Boston's asylum for the blind
Nice ftpg. portrait of Henry Clay seated at a chair with a dog resting on the floor, plus text. Two page article inside has nearly a halfpg. view of Newport, Rhode Island plus a "View Of the First Beach" and four smaller illus. of notable landmarks. Bkpg. has two ... See More
March 17, 1814
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 17, 1814
* Two Acts signed in block type by James Madison
* Proposal made to various Indian Chiefs
* Woodcut of a ship which includes the famous phrase: "Don't Give Up The Ship"
Front page contains two political Acts, each signed in type by Vice President: JAMES MADISON. The second page contains "...the substance of ... See More
February 18, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826
* Indian treaty with the Mennataree Indians
* Thomas Jefferson in financial crisis?
The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly interco... See More
September 19, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 19, 1829 The ftpg. has an item: "Texas" which begins: "Many rumours have been afloat as to a project entertained by the executive to acquire the Mexican province of Teas by purchase or in exchange for other lands...". An interesting item in light of the Texas war for independence less than 7 years later.
Also within: "New... See More
October 22, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, MD October 22, 1825 Featured in this issue is a nice, early report regarding General Andrew Jackson's visit to Jackson, Tennessee. See images for details.
Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.
This 16 page newspaper is in good condition, and measures 9 1/2 by 6 inches.... See More
September 9, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 9, 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.
The entire front page and a bit of the back page are taken up with a very lengthy: "Address To the Inhabitants of Ireland", signed in type at its conclusion: B. Franklin. Versa... See More
January 6, 1943
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 6, 1943
* Dr. George Washington Carver death
* Black scientist & educator
* Born into slavery
The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "CARVER, SLAVE WHO BECAME A SCIENTIST, DIES" with subhead and small photo of Carver. First report coverage on the death of George Washington Carver.
Complete with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, s... See More
February 6, 1925
THE DETROIT NEWS, February 6, 1925
* Floyd Collins trapped
* Sand Cave, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
The front page has a one column heading: "TOMB SEALED BY FLOOR RISE" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More
October 21, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 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. This issue is volume 1, number 32.
Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our en... See More
August 25, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 25, 1821 The top of page 2 has a report with small head: "Napoleon Bonaparte" which begins: "The reported decease of this man is confirmed by an arrival at Boston from Liverpool. The particulars have been received direct from St. Helena...He died on the 5th of May after an illness of six weeks, the last two weeks only considere... See More
Item #657924GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783 Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More
December 6, 1792
CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, December 6, 1792 Page 2 has an address from the Senate to the President, signed in type: John Landon, President pro tempore, and a reply signed in type: Geo. Washington. Page 2 also has an "Address of M. de la Fayette, to the army lately commanded by him", signed in type: La Fayette.
Other news of the day including various advertisements. Issue has f... See More
Item #657793GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1755 The first article is: "A Compendious View of the Encroachments of the French in America, & of the Importance of the American Colonies to Great Britain..." which takes over 3 pages chronicling events of the war & mentioning that in 1754: "...a body of 1100 French and Indians attacked Major Washington, commander of the Virg... See More
Item #657756THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778
The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington'... See More
November 23, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1844 The top of the first column of the front page has the results of the Presidential election, headed: "Presidential" with a count by state for Henry Clay and James K. Polk. Much more on the results of the election on inside pages. Page 2 has a letter from President Tyler to H. M. Kamehameha III, king of Hawaii (see photos). Also ... See More
January 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836 The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Convention Assembled" followed by the 8 posts of the Bill of Rights, includi... See More
June 6, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1818 Perhaps the best item in this issue is the report headed: "Indian War" which includes: "....A party of the Tennessee volunteers amounting to near 50 arrived in this town [New Orleans]...from St. Marks. Gen. Jackson had discharged all his militia & himself with 1200 regular troops...If his purpose be to reach the Alabama, ... See More
March 20, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1813 A great issue for military content. Over a full pg. is taken up with: "An Act for the Regulation of Seamen on Board the Public and Private Armed Vessels of the United States" signed in type: James Madison. Half a pg. has a large chart: "Militia of the United States" with columns for various positions, artillery, & more. Also: &... See More
Item #657500HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1879 This issue is comprised of various articles, some of which is on gold mining at Dahlonega, Georgia which includes several small illustrations: "Newport Society in the Last Century" with illustrations including that of George Washington; "The King Collection of Engraved Gems" which includes several illustrations of coins; ... See More
December 15, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 15, 1832 The key and historically significant content within this issue is the entire text of President Andrew Jackson's Nullification Proclamation, starting on page 12, and ending with his signature, Andrew Jackson on the back page.
The Nullification Proclamation disputed a state's right to nullify a federal law, an issue in South Car... See More
December 5, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1833 Almost the entire back page is taken up with the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. It is headed: "MESSAGE From The President of the United States to Both Houses...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year... See More
December 6, 1832
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1832 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year addressing the broad scope of work which concerned the nation in 1832.
The document is headed: "Messag... See More
December 8, 1831
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1831 Almost the entire front page is taken up with the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Andrew Jackson. It is headed: "MESSAGE From The President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress...".
As was typical with this annual tradition, President Jackson reviewed the events of the year ad... See More
July 13, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812 In addition to multiple acts signed by President James Madison, and multiple War of 1812-themed reports, page 3, under "THANKSGIVING," has a rare mention of "The Africans in Boston" (African Americans?) holding a day of thanksgiving commemorating the abolition of the Slave Trade. Details of a related march are provided, with th... See More
June 28, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1834
* In memory of LaFayette : on LaFayette's death
The very top of the front page has an. item which includes: "...senate appointed a committee of 13 & the house of representatives a committee of 24 to consider & report what token of affection ought to be paid to the memory of Lafayette..." with just a bit more... See More
February 26, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The ft... See More
November 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1785 Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Peter the Wild Boy" who was quite the sensation at the time (see Wikipedia for much more on him). Also: "Observations on the Properties & Effects of Coffee" & much more. The best item would be the very nice & detailed foldout map of "Old Port Royal" in Ja... See More
March 10, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775
* John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God
* Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade
* Georgia agreement - the Continental Association
* Virginia troops commended
This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three ne... See More
November 19, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 19, 1814 An inside page contain an article datelined from New Orleans headed: "Pirates of Barataria" which has rare, period mention of Jean LaFitte, the Caribbean pirate, portions of which include: "...great satisfaction in reporting to you that the contemplated expedition against the pirates, so long & strongly established among... See More
October 26, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1816 Nearly 2 pages are taken up with: "A visit To Flanders - Or, the Field of Waterloo", with reflection upon the historic battle of Waterloo from the year prior where Napoleon was defeated. It begins: "There is a sort of madness in the British about the battle of Waterloo, as they call it, where they got the glory that the Prus... See More
July 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818 The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.
Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.
Sixteen pa... See More
March 5, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1831 Fourteen of the 24 pages of this issue are taken up with: "Correspondence Between Gen. Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun" most of it relating to the Seminole Indian War. Included are 7 letters signed: Andrew Jackson, 9 letters signed: J.C. Calhoun, and 2 letters signed: James Monroe plus one by John Quincy Adams.
Complete in 24... See More
January 18, 1833
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1833 An interesting single sheet printed on tissue paper quality newsprint; very thin. Save for a few ads on the back side the entire issue is taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, transmitting copies of the Ordinance & Other Documents & his Proclamation in... See More
July 13, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 13, 1775
* The Battle of Bunker Hill
* American Revolutionary War
* Very rare Colonial Virginia title
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 pub... See More
September 22, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Sept. 22, 1838 Inside has: "Cherokee Emigration" which includes: "...a second detachment of Cherokees set out for the west on last Sunday. The emigration will now go on rapidly. In a few weeks the whole Cherokee nation east will be on their way to the west..." with more. This was part of the "Trail of Tears" movemen... See More
June 25, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 25, 1791 Page 3 has a lengthy report of a Masonic celebration headed: "Festival of St. John" with much detail, including a list of 14 toasts, the first of which is: "Our brother George Washington--With the honours of Masonry."
Page 2 has a report from France: "The King of the French, and Mob!" concerning a near riot when it was ... See More
January 23, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 23, 1799 The front page has an article: "Stamp Act" which includes a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams. Inside has much on military events in Europe including: "Capture of Two Dutch Frigates".
Four pages, handsome masthead, small ftpg. hole at a fold juncture causes loss to 3 ... See More
Item #655988GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779 Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee.
Near the back under "American News&... See More
October 14, 1826
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1826 One of the reports within has a small head: "The Jews" with the text including: "...that at the last election for members of our city council, two gentlemen of the Jewish persuasion were chosen by the suffrages of a large part of the citizens...Messrs. S. Etting and J. L. Cohen...They are he first Jews ever elected by the people to... See More
October 5, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863 Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated the fourth Thursday of every year and making it a national holiday.
On page 4 is the co... See More
June 27, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 27, 1803 The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."
Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More
May 19, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, May 19, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.
A great issue with the best content found in the four page "Supplement... See More
May 20, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, May 20, 1775 This newspaper was published by Dixon & Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.
And the content is terrific, as page 3 has a great account of the Battle... See More
March 21, 1828
UNITED STATES' TELEGRAPH--EXTRA, Washington, March 21, 1828 This was a campaign journal "...devoted exclusively to the Presidential election..." as stated in the masthead. It was published by Duff Green, who had come to Washington to establish a newspaper to promote the candidacy of Andrew Jackson. Mott says, "Green proved to be of the hard-hitting politician type of edito... See More
May 11, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1791 Page 3 has a letter from the President to the Mayor & others in Petersburg, apparently in response to a complimentary letter sent to him, signed in type: G. Washington. Page 2 has a letter of endorsement signed in type: H. Knox.
Four pages, very nice, clean condition.
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