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February 20, 1841
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, February 20, 1841 An inside page has business of the Senate which includes: "...Mr. Linn presented the legal testimony taken before the...judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Missouri in the cases of Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and...other individuals of the sect called Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, on charges preferred against t... See More
January 11, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1840 The back page has a brief yet very significant item reading: "Mormons. The Mormons have purchased a tract of 20,000 acres at the head of the Des Moines rapids of the Mississippi, on both sides of the river, including the town of Commerce. This name is changed to Nauvoo, from the Hebrew. The whole purchase money amounts to $70,0... See More
July 30, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 30, 1842 Inside under reports from "Illinois" is: "The Mormons Again" which includes: "...a continuation of General J. C. Bennett's charges against Joseph Smith for licentiousness and rascality & charging him distinctly with having instigated & caused the attempted assassination of Gov. Boggs..." wit... See More
August 27, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 27, 1842 An inside page has an article: "Illinois" with subhead: J"The Mormons" which notes: "...for the persons of Joe Smith and O. P. Rockwell, states that the proper authorities have as yet been unable to comply with the demand. the proper writs were issued by Gov. Carlin...They found Smith & Rockwell & se... See More
June 29, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 29, 1844 Included is a report stating that: "A party opposed to the longer control of Joe Smith (Joseph Smith), the Prophet...determined to establish a public press at Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo Expositor was issued accordingly." There is a second report which criticizes the establishment of the paper, stating that the city council declared... See More
February 1, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1935
* Joseph Smith Fletcher death
* English author - detective fiction
The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "J. S. FLETCHER DIES; POPULAR NOVELIST" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of J. S. Fletcher, English journalist and author who specialized in detective fiction during the "Golden Age".
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October 13, 1838
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 13, 1838 An inside page has: "The Mormon Difficulties" which takes a bit over a full column, and begins: "The true secret of the excitement against the Mormons, it is shrewdly suspected, lies in the desire to keep them off some of the fine lands in Carroll, Davies, and the counties adjoining Caldwell. They have settled some rich fa... See More
September 17, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 17, 1842 The back page has a brief yet rather rare report with a mini-head: "Joe Smith" stating: "This wonderful fellow is to be bodily absent from his people for ten years; so say the latest accounts." (see photos) Just before this is a small article: "Slave Trade", and several pages are taken up with: "... See More
January 21, 1843
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 21, 1843 Back page report about "Joe Smith" (Joseph Smith) says:
* This personage, who lately surrendered himself at Springfield, Illinois in obedience to the requisition of the governor of Missouri, on a charge of being accessary to the attempted assassination of ex-governor Boggs...was discharged... from custody of the... See More
August 12, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837 An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific resolution (see). This is a very early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was j... See More
August 12, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837
* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln
* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention
An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a spec... See More
April 23, 1872
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1872
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Brigham Young - Joseph Smith
The front page has small one column headings: "Utah" "Mormon Blasphemies--A Hereditary Prophetship in the Young Family"
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
November 5, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, dated November 5, 1842
* Mormons in England
* Joseph Smith
* Nauvoo Illinois IL
Back page report:
* Mormonism, is stated in English papers, to be rapidly increasing in that country. Five thousand are said to be preparing to embark for...Nauvoo, and nearly that number have recently arrived there...their prophet, Joe Smith (Joseph Smith), ha... See More
September 7, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 7, 1901 Fullpage "Half Speed! An Ocean Liner Feeling Her Way Through the Fishing Fleet on the 'Banks'" by Beckel; fullpage "A Chinese Farm on Long Island" by Toaspern; A New Architectura Era in Chicago; The Opening of the New Bridge Across the Harlem at Willis Avenue; doublepage centerfold "Hunting the Deer-Opening of t... See More
February 9, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 9, 1901 Front page "The Sabbath-Breakers" by Frost; full page "Breaking a Road Through the Snow, in the Green Mountains" by Hoyt; The Philippine Problem; full page of photos "The Streets of New York at Night"; several pages "Pictorial Review of the Life of King Edward VII"; The Secret of Mormon Success by W... See More
September 4, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated September 4, 1869 The frontpage features a halfpage illustration 'Great Trot at the Buffalo Driving Park' along with a quarterpage illustration "Governor Senator, of Tennessee". Inside the issue is a fullpage each of 'The Oxford Crew' and 'The Harvard Crew'. A terrific doublepage centerfold is 'Along the Docks, New Yor... See More
October 6, 1877
Harper's WEEKLY, Oct. 6, 1877 Fullpg: 'The Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church' shows all of them, including Joseph Smith & Brigham Young, Jr. Fullpg: 'Pres. Hayes at Louisville, Ky.' & 'The Boston Army & Navy Monument' shows four scenes of its dedication.
April 7, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 7, 1883
Half of the ftpg. shows: 'On the Ocklawaha River, Florida'. Halfpg: 'The Mormon Reunion at Kirtland, Ohio' includes 'The Prophet Joseph Smith' & 'The Old Temple at Nauvoo'. Fullpg. with 5 scenes: 'Incidents of the Milk War'. Dblpgctrfld. on breaking the ice on the Mississippi.
Other news and advertisemen... See More
May 27, 1893
Harper's WEEKLY, May 27, 1893 Full ftpg: 'Columbian Exposition--The Macmonnies Fountain in the Grand Court'. halfpg: 'A Memory Of The War' shows a cavalry scene. Fullpg: 'Columbian Expo.--The Obelisk & Entrance to the Stock Pavilion' & a dblpgctrfld. on the Expo also. Very nice fullpg: 'Among The Chinese On The Pacific Coast'
April 7, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY April 7, 1894. Front full pg. illus. of "The Hon. Thoms C. Catchings, of Mississippi." Inside is a 1/3 pg. portrait of "Mounet Sully as Hamlet." Two small portraits of "Cardinal Rampolla" and "The Late George Ticknor Curtis." Four illus. of "Some New York Palaces." Two full pg. illus. of "Selections from the Sixty-Ninth Ann... See More
December 11, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1897 Certainly the print print is the great full front page print by the famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "The Drive" showing a golfer about to tee off, with others behind him.
Inside is a one-third page portrait of "Professor Henry Drisler."; a full pg. illus. of: "England's Little War in India."; a doublepage cen... See More
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