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April 22, 1938
NEW YORK TIMES, April 22, 1938
* Jefferson nickel design is created
The common nickel, found in every day change, was altered dramatically in 1938 when the previous "Indian head" or "buffalo nickel" was replaced by the Jefferson nickel. In a design contest, Felix Schlag's entry won over 389 other entries.
But note that the reverse, showing Monticello, is not th... See More
Item #652447GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1760 The best feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map, shown from the North Pole and showing Europe, the northern portion of North America including Hudson's By, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Gulf & River St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes, the "West Sea" presumably the Great Salt Lake, present-day Alaska, Greenland, Icelan... See More
January 1, 1788
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1788 Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Remarks on the Descriptions of the Pyramids of Egypt" which is very early on the exploration of the pyramids. King Tut's tomb was not breached until the 1920's. Included is a nice foldout plate with 5 views of it, which of which show interior chambers (see images). There is a "Let... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1750 An interesting article concerns Mount Vesuvius, and has a nice foldout plate: "A Prospect of Mount Vesuvius with its Eruption in 1630", which measures approximately 8 by 9 1/4 inches (with the addition of wide margins). A few pages later is another very nice foldout print of the same size, captioned: "Prospect of Mount... See More
Treaty ending the French & Indian War defines the political geography for this contentious period...
Item #652420GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763 This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawren... See More
August 30, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 30, 1834 Among the articles within are: "Presidential Election of 1832" "Freemasons", and "Mint of the United States" describes the new gold coins with text including: "...the omission of the words 'e pluribus unum' on the reverse; the other is, the substitution of a new head of liberty without the dress c... See More
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
April 21, 1873
THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, April 21, 1873
* Colfax massacre - riot
* Grant Parish, Louisiana
* The Modoc War - Lava Beds
Page 2 has an article headed: "The Great Parish Massacre" (see) Coverage on the Colfax massacre (riot) in Louisiana.
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little margin wear, generally good.... See More
June 6, 1873
THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, June 6, 1873
* Modoc Indians War - lava beds
* Captain Jack & Black Jim
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "The Last of the Modocs--The Triumphant Militia to be Mustered Out" (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete with 8 pages, some spine wear, ot... See More
May 16, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1829 Page 3 has an article with a small head: "Gen. Houston" which has some speculation on why this former governor of Tennessee is leaving, ending with: "...They relate to domestic misfortunes. He has not only resigned the governor's chair of Tennessee--but abandoned the state, and for ever!" (see). Of course in a f... See More
July 19, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828 The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... 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
April 11, 1877
THE BLOOMVILLE BANNER, Ohio, April 11, 1877
* Rare title
Uncommon title from this small village in Seneca County. Contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete with all 4 pages, a little light damp staining, nice condition.
Item #651835THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1761 An inside page has over a full column taking up with "Importance of Louisiana" seen in its entirety in the photos. The text includes: "...while the French remain possessed of Louisiana as its communication by sea is always open, the climate mild & the country inviting, they will always have it in their power to pour in me... See More
May 12, 1933
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1933
* Elizabeth Bacon Custer's will filed
* General George Armstrong Custer widow
The top of page 17 has a one column heading: "RELICS OF CUSTER WILLED BY WIDOW" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.... See More
April 11, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 11, 1896 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "M. De Morgan's Discoveries at Dahshur - Morgan Lifting a Golden Crown from the Mummy of Queen Khnemit at Dahshur". Page 2 has more on this with: "Ancient Egyptian Goldsmith's Work Discovered at Dahshur".... See More
Other prints include: "With the Northern Cheyennes" "
Other prints include: "With the Northern Cheyennes" "
September 13, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 13, 1861
* Battle of Carnifex Ferry
* Battle of Lewinsville
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE REBELLION" "Total Defeat of the Rebels Under General Floyd by General Rosecrans" "Capture of the Enemy's Baggage & Munitions" "Additional Particulars of the Fight at Lewinsville" "We Shall Have No More Bull R... See More
April 21, 1872
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1872
* Goingsnake massacre
* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma
The front page has one column headings: "A WESTERN TRAGEDY" "Fight Between United States Marshals and Border Ruffians" "Court-House at Talaquah, Indian Territory, Held by Desperadoes" "Seven of the Officers Killed and Several Mortally Wounded" and more. (see)
Other ... See More
Item #651533NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 8, 1862 Contains Major-General George McClellan's General Order No. 163 which instructed the officers and troops of the Army of the Potomac to uphold and adhere to President Lincoln's recently delivered Emancipation Proclamation. The order ends with, "In carrying out all measures of public policy this army will, of course, be guided by the sames o... See More
Item #651436THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1790 Included is an interesting article on an: "Apparatus of Humanity" with a related full page print captioned: "Apparatus For Communicating Heat to Bodies Apparently Dead" (see). Also a review of a new book: "The Slave Trade Indispensable; in Answer to the Speech of William Wilberforce". Further on under the he... See More
January 6, 1816
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 6, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very nice full page chart headed: "NAVAL BATTLES" which lists the various naval actions of the War of 1812, with columns headed "Action Between" "When" "Where fought" "Commander's Name" and several more (see). This chart includes a great wealth of c... See More
June 24, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1815 Inside has nearly 8 pages taken up with: "War Events: Or Things Incidental to the Late War" which begins with some talk on the: "Dartmoor Prison" massacre, which begins: "The newspapers teem with details of the shocking massacre of our people in this depot, by the infamous Shortland...".
Other subheads under ... See More
Item #651246GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1791 One of the plates has several prints of early coins with some descriptive text as well (see). Another plate has a coastal: "View Near Margate" plus a: "View in Lower Saxony". Another page has an article and a small print of the: "Correct Calculation of the Ensuing Solar Eclipse".
Near the back news rep... See More
Item #651244THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778 An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. W... See More
January 1, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 1, 1937
* Sioux Falls, South Dakota
* Powder house explosion
* Robbery gone awry
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Girl, Shot by Gang, Sees It Execute Member By Dynamite Which Rocks Sioux Falls, S.D." (see) First report coverage of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota powder house blast.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the ... See More
June 24, 1876
THE JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, June 24, 1876
* Battle of the Rosebud Creek
* George Crook vs. Crazy Horse
* Custer Massacre a few days away
Page 4 has an article headed: "Indian Affairs" "A Sharp Encounter Between United States Troops and the Indians" with the text taking about 2/3 of a column.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 8 page... See More
Item #651018GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760 Among the articles within this issue are: "An Account of the Life of George Frederick Handel" which takes close to three pages, and concludes in the May issue. Also: "Improvements in Inland Navigation" "Of the Decline of Christianity" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing va... See More
Item #651014THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 Under the heading: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & foun... See More
Item #651013THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1755 The first 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "A Particular Account of a late Dispute between the Assembly of Pennsylvania & Governor Morris concerning their Raising Money in the Present Exigence of Affairs for the Defence of the Colony".
Also on this issue are: "Speeches of the Indian Chiefs" "Rejoinder of the S... See More
Item #651008THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Mr. Facio's Letter Concerning the Hebrew Accents" "An Instance of the Excellent Use of the Hebrew Accents" "Literal Translations of the Hebrew Code Ungrammatical, False, etc." "Hebrew Tenses not to be used Promiscuously" "Of Abraham... See More
December 5, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 5, 1818 Inside has nearly two pages concerning the Indian troubles in Georgia and the thoughts of Andrew Jackson on the situation. See the hyperlink for further details of the controversy, which includes text taken from one of Jackson's letters printed in this newspaper.
In the second of two "Supplement" issues is a report with a sma... See More
January 12, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 12, 1839 Included are 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Occupation Of Florida" which is introduced with: "A bill to provide for the armed occupation and settlement of that part of Florida which is now overrun and infested by marauding bands of hostile Indians." with all six Sections. Much more reporting from the federal government... See More
September 20, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 20, 1862 The prime piece in this issue is the terrific & very large four page foldout, the top half of which has: "Second Day of the Battle of Bull Run...National Forces Commanded by Major General Pope & the Rebel Troops by Generals Lee, Jackson & Longstreet", and the bottom half shows "The Great National Bakery for t... See More
August 1, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 1, 1829 The top of the ftpg. has a small bit about Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State at the time, being granted an honorary doctorate of law degree from Rutgers' College.
Inside has an article: "Slavery In Colombia" as well as: "Georgia And The Cherokees" being a letter from the brother of a chief and his anger at their ... See More
January 17, 1931
THE DETROIT NEWS, January 17, 1931
* Tecumseh bones found in Canada
* Native American - Shawnee leader
* Walpole Island First Nation - Ontario
The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Tecumseh's Bones Found in Walpole Island Attic" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 18 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on ve... See More
June 27, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 27, 1829
* Article re: the Cherokee Nation
* Chart on the exporting of American tobacco to foreign countries
This 16 page newspaper has interesting news of the day throughout. Much of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue is a report, along with a chart, of the exportation of American tobacco to various... See More
Item #650314THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1754 Included within is an article: "New Invented Sea-gage Described" which includes a half page illustration (see). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news of the day including some items under the heading "America". they include report relating to the French & Indian War such as: &quo... See More
Item #650312GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1760 Among the articles in this issue are: "Scheme for Widening the Narrow Streets in London" "Charge Against Gen. T--sh--d for his Conduct at Quebec" which takes over 3 pages (see for beginning); "The Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Accession" "History of the London Brewery" "Queries Concerning the... See More
February 5, 1814
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 5, 1814 Among the "Laws of the United States" is: "An Act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular army, encouraging enlistments..." signed in type: James Madison. There are 5 pages taken up with: "Events of the War" concerning news from the War of 1812. Included are subheads & reports: "Co... See More
July 21, 1923
NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1923
* Historic Women's Suffrage item
* Seneca Falls, New York convention
* Woman's rights - Equal Rights Amendment
* Pancho Villa assassinated
Page eight has the significant report from Seneca Falls, New York, on the woman's Equal Rights Convention held on the 75th anniversary of the first attempt in 1848 to gain equality for women, initiated by... See More
March 10, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 10, 1928
* Rodman Wanamaker death
* Department store magnate
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "R. WANAMAKER DIES SUDDENLY AT 65 AT ATLANTIC CITY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Rodman Wanamaker, department store magnate.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, this is the rare... See More
August 13, 1877
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1877
* Battle of the Big Hole - Montana
* Nez Perce Indians - Native American
* Chief Joseph - Looking Glass
The front page has an article headed: "THE WAR WITH THE INDIANS" "Gen. Gibbon's Fight In Montana" and more. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete in 8 pages, ton... See More
December 31, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831
* Early Davy Crockett mention
It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name. Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: ".... See More
Andrew Jackson introduces what would become the Indian Removal Act & the resulting 'Trail of Tears'...
December 12, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1829 Certainly the prime feature is the full printing of the State of the Union Address given by President & signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson.
. In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would be spelled out in the Indian Removal Act of 1830: "...I suggest...the propri... See More
June 2, 1892
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachuetts, June 2, 1892 The bottom of the front page has a illustration captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody - 'Buffalo Bill' " which is essentially an endorsement by him of a patent medicine. He had become: "...afflicted with malaria. Knowing the virtues of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, Mr. Cody sent...for this wonderful Indian remedy, & after using ... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1756 The most significant item in this issue is: "His Majesty's Declaration of War Against the French King" which was the official beginning of the French & Indian War. This text takes just over a fullpg. (see) This is a very significant document, being the first in a series of American war declaration issues which would include the... See More
December 26, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1818 The first 13 pages are taken up with continued reporting on the: "Seminole War" and includes a wealth of letters and documents including 6 signed in type by: Andrew Jackson.
About one-third of the back page is taken up with an item with a small head: "Col. Boone" which notes in part: "The account of col. D. B... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
August 18, 1947
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, August 18, 1947
* India and Pakistan independence
The front page has a one column heading: "Indian Leaders Move To Quell Punjab Strife" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
October 16, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1830 The front page has an article: "Lafayette" which tells of his kindness to America. Inside has more with an article headed: "General Lafayette" which includes two letters each signed by him in type: Lafayette concerning troubles in France and his wish to be able to: "...rejoice together in the result of this last gl... See More
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