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HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862
* Famous Abraham Lincoln letter
* "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" reply
* Horace Greeley
The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.
Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The Pres... See More
Other items within the issue are "A Californian in Iceland" which includes several illustrations; "The Gun-Boat Essex" and many more articles and illustration... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 10, 1789 The first and second columns on page 7 contains the report of George Barrington's trial at Old Bailey (see background below).
Page 3 also describes a slave revolt in Martinique which includes a letter from the former (?) slaves signed: "All The Negroes." The letter states: "We know that the King has made us free; we expect ... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 16, 1862
* Report on the Battle of Shiloh from the Confederate capital
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The entire front page is taken up with various advertisements and notices. Page 2 has war items including a lengthy editorial which begins: "The states of Kentucky & Maryland are now to determine what they will do... See More
THE NEWBURYPORT HERALD, Massachusetts, Jan. 5, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Emancipation Proclamation
* Freedom for slaves - Negroes
* Battle of Stones River - Murfreesboro
Half a column at the top of the front page is taken up with the full text of the historic Emancipation Proclamation, headed; "Negro Emancipation Proclaimed" "By the President of the United St... See More
NEW YORK ARGUS, New York City, Aug. 30, 1862
* Famous Abraham Lincoln letter
* Horace Greeley
A quite rare title, perhaps the first we have offered? Page 5 has one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln being his reply to Horace Greeley's editorial of August 20, "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" (see the hyperlink for this), which urged emancipation. Lincoln replies... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 17, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee
* Takes amnesty oath
* End of slavery support
The first column has heads: "FIREMEN'S JUBILEE" "Grand Parade of Firemen in Philadelphia" with more on the celebration for the firemen. Also near the top: "Gen. Lee Takes the Amnesty Oath" which includes the complete printing of the document in which... See More
DOUGLASS' MONTHLY, Rochester, New York, January, 1862
* Extremely rare title
Of the four publications of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, this title published the fewest number of issues, having begun in 1858 and ending in 1863. His "North Star", then "Frederick Douglass' Paper", and post-Civil War effort "The New National Era" being w
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 10, 1877
* Alexander Graham Bell
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon: "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside has: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, U.S. Senator-Elect from Illinois"; "South C... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1862 Given the focus of this controversial newspaper, being supportive of the Southern cause while publishing in the North, it is particularly noteworthy that this issue contains on page five the Emancipation Proclamation whereby President Lincoln would free the slaves on January 1 of the coming year.
The introductory subheads would be of no surprise as... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 29, 1864
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Civil War era
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see).
Articles include: "Position & Influence of the Original Abolitionists" "&qu... See More
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862
* Rare Union occupation title
* Emancipation Proclamation
* President Abraham Lincoln
This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is a... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 10, 1877 The front cover is a political cartoon entitled "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside the issue is: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, United States Senator-Elect from Illinois"; &qu... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1863
* Thomas Nast on the Emancipation of Negroes
* Winslow Homer print
* Print of a slave pen - great contrast with the emancipation-themed print
* Reference to the infamous "Weeping Day" auction near Savannah, Georgia
This issue contains a full page by Winslow Homer: "Winter Quarters in Camp--The Inside of a Hut", and ... See More
USA TODAY, November 5, 2008 This 48 page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "America makes history, Obama Wins! " with subheads and nice color photo of Obama with family. Much more on the inside pages in the 1st section. (see)
Our post on the History's Newsstand Blog:
Regardless of your view on the recent U.S. election, one... See More
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 6, 1863
* Abraham Lincoln
* Emancipation Proclamation
* Battle of Murfreesboro - Tennessee
Of note is the report of the Emancipation Proclamation on the front page, being more of a second-hand commentary than the full-text report found in Northern newspapers. It is headed: "Another Proclamation From Lincoln..." and includes: &q... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 15, 1833 The issue carries the report "Slavery in the British West Indies" which includes the "Plan of Negro Emancipation". This is the first emancipation of slaves.
There is a Ballooning report of Mr. Durant which took place at Castle Garden, New York.
"The President's Visit" was between the Pres... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 23,1820
* The Missouri Constitution
* Chart showing number of students at Harvard
Within this issue is the complete printing of the: "Constitution of Missouri" which takes nearly 9 pages. This is a significant printing, as there was much slavery-related controversy on allowing Missouri to join the union, and this printing is f... See More
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, April 21, 1865
* Union - Yankee occupation
* From the original of the Civil War
An early issue of this newspaper under Yankee control, as Sherman occupied this significant Confederate city on February 18. This is "new series" volume 1, number 48.
The front page has: "Our Victories" "Important Speech of President Lincoln&quo... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1863 Among the front page column heads are: "The Indianola and the Vicksburg Batteries" "How Gen. Hooker Deals with his Soldiers" "Their Care & Comfort His Chief Thought" "The Missouri Emancipation Bill" "Non-Slave Trade Treaty with England Ratified" "Orders to Seize Jeff. Davis's Cotton & Negroes&q... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 22, 1831
* re. Anti-slavery publication "Liberator"
* Davy Crockett & George Washington
The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either... See More
THE JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, April 15, 1876
* Emancipation Memorial - monument
* Lincoln Park, Capital Hill, Washington D.C.
* Frederick Douglass
The front page has an article headed: "The Unveiling Of The Lincoln Statue Yesterday At Washington" which includes mention that: "...Frederick Douglass was then introduced amid applause and delivered an eloquent oration... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 19, 1865 Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has: "The War News" with various reports on the Civil War, with subheads: "The Fall of Fort Fisher" "Movements in South Carolina" and "Rumoured Changes in the Army & Cabinet". Also on the ftpg. is a letter ... See More
* Georgia Emancipation
* Slaves and Masters
The front page has: "Georgia: Address of Provisional Governor Johnson, His Views On Emancipation." which takes over a full column. Other reports inside include: "VIRGINIA", "Governor Pierpoint and the Negroes", "Their Late Rebel Masters Trying to Get Rid of Them&q
LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, Jan. 23, 1863 Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate & the "Journal" was more pro-Union. This is ... See More
(lot of 8 issues) NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 1819
* Slavery in America
* Emancipation hopes
Here is a group of eight issues of this title, each containing an installment of an editorial entitled the "Mitigation of Slavery".
In the "Mitigation of Slavery--No. 1 (May 8, 1819 issue) Hezekiah Niles, the editor and publisher of this title, explain... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1861 Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the ... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1861
* Battle of Wilson's Creek
* Springfield, Missouri
* Abraham Lincoln proclamations
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So ob... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1863
* Operations Against Vicksburg
* Yankee failure
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Vicksburgh Failure" "A Full History of the Last Attempt to Capture the Rebel Stronghold" "Glorious Heroism of Our Troops" "Jeff. Davis to the Rebel Congress" "Exhaustion of the National Government Predi... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 24, 1851
* Slavery in the South
* Free Negroes debate
Page 3 has over a full column headed: "Slavery and Emancipation" which is fascinating reading & begins by reprinting text from another newspaper which is against emancipation, noting in part: "Free the blacks...and suppose the advice were taken by the Southern States...would it improv... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 7, 1862 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. Page 2 has much on the European reaction to the Civil War, including: "The American War Question Abroad" "Lincoln's Emancipation Message in England" and more. Also: "Glorious News--the Confederate Army Victorious" which is on the battle of Corin... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1861
* Emancipated slaves in Kentucky
* Battle of Camp Allegheny
Among the articles are a lengthy: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury" taking over 1 1/2 pages, signed: S. P. Chase. Also: "The Feeling in Kentucky on the Emancipation of Slaves" "The Forward Movement Commenced" "Kentucky News" "Victor... See More
* St. Helena Island - freed slaves taught to become self-sufficient
* Life on the Sea Islands", by African American Charlotte Forten - historic
* The incredible history of Candice Glover's (American Idol contestant) home island off the coast of South Carolina
* Yosemite - a detailed description nearly decades bef... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 1, 1785 The third column on page 202 contains the report of George Barrington stealing a watch at the Pit-door of Drury Lane Theatre (see background below).
Page 202 also contains news regarding aeronauts John Jeffries and Jean Pierre Blanchard (balloonists).
Complete in 8 pages,nearly full red ink tax stamp, and is in nice condition.
Background (source - Wikip... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, January 21, 1783 The second column on page 67 reports George Barrington being given ten (10) days to quit the kingdom. The back page also has a report containing Captain Bligh content. Also included on page 71 is an article in reference to an asylum for female orphans. (see images)
This is complete in 8 pages, has rubbing on the front page which does cause a sm... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 27, 1788 The third column on page 515 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being before the King's Bench. The 3rd column on page 519 also has a follow-up mention of Barrington.
Additional news of the day and period advertising are found throughout. Complete in 8 pages, some light rubbing, nice condition.
Background (source ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 20, 1788 The third column on page 493 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being brought up in on a private manner.
Pages 1 and 2 also have various reports from America, including mention of New York being considered for the location of the new seat of government. Other news of the day with period advertising are found throughout.... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 20, 1788 The first & second columns on page 284 contain the report of George Barrington's argument, trial and verdict. George Barrington would eventually be exiled to Botany Bay.
Page 287 also contains a report regarding plantations in the Bahamas. News of the day and period advertising are throughout.
Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.
B... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 13, 1788 The second column on page 259 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) would not be tried at the Old Bailey but would be in Court of King's Bench next term -- proceeded against him on the outlawry.
Pages 1 and 2 provide a detailed description of the Pelew Islands (current day Palau), by George Keate and S.A. (compiled fr... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 26, 1788 The second column on page 96 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being removed from town by a writ of Habeas Corpus due to his stealing - he stands outlawed. Page 94 has an article regarding the "improvement of wine." Other news of the day and period advertising are found throughout.
Complete in 8 pages and is in n... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 17, 1788 The third column on page 61 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being identified for robbery. The issue also contains other news of the day and period advertising throughout.
Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.
Background (source - Wikipedia): George Barrington (14 May 1755 – 27 December 1804), an Irish-born... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 15, 1788 Page 5 has nearly two columns with various reports from American regarding American Indians, as well as a brief article from New York from: "...The Society for promoting the manumission [freeing]of slaves, and protecting such of them as have been or may be liberated...", which mentions the presence of Marquis La Fayette among others.
Eight pages, ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1872
* Emancipation of slaves
* District of Columbia
* Slavery anniversary
The front page has one column headings: "Emancipation Proclamation" "Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia"
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 21, 1862 Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "ON TO RICHMOND" "The Progress Towards Richmond, Virginia" "The Rebels will Defend their Capital--Their Pickets Driven in by Gen. Stoneman's Advance" "A Battle Impending" "The Emancipation Proposition In Missouri" "Late From New Orleans&... See More
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, July 24, 1847 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December 9, 1849. This is the #6 issue. Among the articles within are: "Influence of Slavery in Regarding the Progress of the Gospel" "Emancipation" "A Bishop Nearly Roasted" "Western New" "Latest from Santa Fe" "... See More
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 21, 1862 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "A Skirmish At Centreville Station, Virginia" "Interesting From the South" "Stuart's Raid into Pennsylvania the Comic Feature of the War" "The 'Thunderer' on the President's Emancipation Proclamation" "The War In The West" "Ad... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 12, 1862
* Abraham Lincoln re. Emancipation of slaves
* Mormons constitution
* Rare pro-Confederate title
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by... See More
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 1849 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Page 2 has a rather lengthy: "Address of the Central Committee of Louisville to the Emancipationists of Kentucky ! ", "Georgetown College", "Late from Texas", "Later from Santa Fe and Los Vegas--Indian Fights, et... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York City, dated January 1, 1862.
* Emancipation of rebel slaves ?
* Green River Kentucky
This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration.
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are:
* NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
* A Scheme for the Emancipation of the Slaves of Rebels
* How General Lane Proposes... See More