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Historic issue reporting control of the Suez Canal...

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December 16, 1875

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1875  The top of the front page has a lengthy article--taking 1 1/2 columns--on the control of the strategically significant Suez Canal.
Headed: "ENGLAND AND THE EAST" "The Purchase of the Suez Canal Shares" "Varying Views on Its Expediency--General Sentiment Favorable to the Measure--The Government Embarrassed--Mr. Disraeli's Position--Army Mobilization".
At the time Russia was jockeying for control of the canal & Egypt was believed to be building a parallel railway. Neither happened; England's purchase put the canal in England's (and France's) control for generations.
Eight pages, lightly toned, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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