Mormon Issues

In addition to the issues shown below, we have many 19th century issues from Salt Lake City which are not available on our website.  If interested, please be in touch.

Mormon Issues

In addition to the issues shown below, we have many 19th century issues from Salt Lake City which are not available on our website.  If interested, please be in touch.
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173902

In a Mormon settlement...

Item #173902

February 06, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,, Feb. 6, 1875 Ftpg. shows: 'Reading A Ukase in a Mormon Settlement', by Frenzeny & Tavernier.

Full doublepage centerfold is by Th. Nast. Several scenes: 'Christian Work in the Streets'. Complete in sixteen pages and includes a 4 page Supplement.

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613742

Brigham Young biography...

Item #613742

March 31, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 31, 1875



* Brigham Young

* American Moses

* Latter Day Saints




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "Brigham Young" "His Early Life as a Cooper and Inn-Keeper..."

Complete in 8 pages, A few small tape mends in unrelated area, nice condition.... See More  

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672792

Moutain Meadows Massacre trial in 1875...

Item #672792

July 29, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 29, 1875



* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Mormons - Mormonism trial

* John D. Lee
- Brigham Young




Page 7 has a brief article headed: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre" with subhead. See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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173956

John D. Lee of the Mountain Meadows Massacre...

Item #173956

August 14, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 14, 1875 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "The British Lion Loose in the House of Commons." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Off the scent." Full pg. illus. of "A Seltzer Water Cart-A Street Scene in Berlin, Prussia." Full pg. illus. of "Morning on the Moors." Full pg. illus. of "Up in the Crow's Nest-The Look-Out of... See More  

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608744

Brigham Young in contempt of court....

Item #608744

October 19, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, October 19, 1875



* Ann Eliza & Brigham Young

* Alimony case - Young vs. Young




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. the front page has an article headed: "Brigham's Woes" "The Mormon Prophet to Be Punished for Contempt" See image for text here.

Complete in 8 pages, nice condit... See More  

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604994

Brigham Young....

Item #604994

October 30, 1875

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 30, 1875



* Brigham Young

* Contempt of Court




This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has a small one column heading: "Brigham Young in Custody for Contempt of Court" See image for text here.

Larger than normal issue measures 26 x 20 inches, complete in 4 pages, a little sp... See More  

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646425

Historic Mormon case making polygamy illegal...

Item #646425

December 11, 1875

DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, Dec. 11, 1875



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Polygamy made illegal




The front page has a somewhat inconspicuous, yet historically very significant, report headed: "A Polygamist Convicted". The report datelined Salt Lake, includes: "...a strong charge to the jury to-day in the George Reynolds polygamy cases, calling for enforcement of the law of Con... See More  

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643012

Mormon periodical from Denmark...

Item #643012

December 15, 1875

SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875  The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark. American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavian... See More  

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130306

Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #130306
SALT LAKE DAILY TRIBUNE, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1876 A rare issue from early Utah.

The photo is representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year.

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563327

From territorial Utah... Salt Lake City...

Item #563327

January 27, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, January 27, 1876   A "territorial" newspaper from 20 years before Utah would become a state. In the bottom half of the ftpg. is: "Attempt to Rob a Bank", being an item about men braking into the home of the cashier of a bank in Northampton, Mass., securing the bank keys and attempting to break into the vault. They ... See More  

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612904

Mormon state in New Mexico ?......

Item #612904

April 27, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 27, 1876



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Emigration to New Mexico




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an editorial headed: "A Mormon State" See images for text here.

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy... See More  

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572652

Rare Old West isssue.....

Item #572652

June 18, 1876

THE SALT LAKE DAILY HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18, 1876



* Rare Old west title

* Mormons territory



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often s... See More  

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597009

From the Territory of Utah...

Item #597009

October 24, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 24, 1876  From this "territory" 20 years before Utah would become a state. Inside has: "The Indians--300 Lodges Captured, Disarmed & Dismounted" "The Express Robbery" "Killed by a Train" & much more. A wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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557329

Granite Iron Ware.... Iron Pot...

Item #557329

November 04, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 4, 1876 



* Granite iron ware 

* Uncommon title - Nice advertisements 



Taking more that 1/4 of the front page is a bold ad for "Granite Iron Ware" available at Zion's Co-Operative Mercantile Institute.



Includes a large illustration of an iron pot.



News of the day with many advertisements. 4 pages in nice... See More  

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633260

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre: a pair of issues...

Item #633260

March 23, 1877

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, a pair of issues dated March 23 and 24, 1877 



* John D. Lee execution

* Mountain Meadows Massacre




The March 23 issue has a small, inconspicuous item near the bottom of the front page: "John D. Lee, the Mormons who is to be executed to-day for the murder of emigrants at Mountain Meadows in 1857, has made a full confession, acknowledging his guil... See More  

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669395

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre...

Item #669395

March 23, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, March 23, 1877 



* John D. Lee execution (day of)

* Mountain Meadows Massacre




The front page has an article with a Salt Lake City dateline headed: "John D. Lee to be Shot at Mountain Meadow" "John D. Lee" "Supposed that he will be Executed at Mountain Meadow" (See) Lee would be executed on this day.

Complete with 8 pages, light toni... See More  

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656782

The end of John D. Lee... Mountain Meadows Massacre recounted...

Item #656782

March 24, 1877

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, March 24, 1877 



* John D. Lee execution

* Mountain Meadows Massacre




Over a full column on page 2 is headed: "The Execution At Mountain Meadow" with fine coverage of the execution of John D. Lee--perpetrator of the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Much reporting on Lee's comments before his execution including: "...My conscience is clear... See More  

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603407

Brigham Young's legal trouble...

Item #603407

June 13, 1877

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, June 13, 1877



* Brigham Young

* Mormons - polygamy




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Looking up Evidence at Washington for the Prosecution of Brigham Young" "Brigham Young" See image for text here.

Complete, very minor margin wear, nice ... See More  

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583128

Sitting Bull... Death of Brigham Young...

Item #583128

August 30, 1877

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Memphis, Tennessee, Aug. 30, 1877 



* Chief Sitting Bull

* Hunkpapa Lakota Indians

* Brigham Young death




Page 3 has as brief a report of the death of Brigham Young as could be found, headed: "Death of Brigham Young", The report reading: "Brigham Young died at 4 p.m. to-day." the same page has a lengthier report headed: "Sitting Bull... See More  

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656780

Death of Brigham Young...

Item #656780

August 30, 1877

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 30, 1877 



* Brigham Young death (1st report)

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Chief Sitting Bull




The front page has a report headed: "The Death Of Brigham Young" which begins: "Brigham Young was attacked with cholera morbus on Thursday night...continued swelling until respiration was stopped. He was conscious, but only briefly answered questions d... See More  

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567074

Death Of Brigham Young...

Item #567074

September 06, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, from Oneida, New York, dated, September 6, 1877  Inside the issue is a small but 1st report of the death of Mormon Leader, Brigham Young. This publication is from a small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as we
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174174

Death of Brigham Young, with an illustration of him...

Item #174174

September 15, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept 15, 1877 Nearly halfpg. illus. of: 'Brigham Young', with obituary. Two halfpg. scenes: 'Des Moines Rapids Canal--The Lock Above the Rapids' & 'Through the Veta Pass...', Denver & Rio Grand RR expansion.

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174180

Apostles of the Mormon Church...

Item #174180

October 06, 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.

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572999

Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #572999

April 17, 1878

THE SALT LAKE DAILY HERALD, Utah,  April 17, 1878 



* Salt Lake City, Utah 

* Rare Mormons title 




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.



With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfig... See More  

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571820

1878 Salt Lake City, Utah...

Item #571820

April 28, 1878

THE SALT LAKE HERALD, Salt Lake City, Utah,  April 28, 1878 



* Rare Mormons title - Old west original 

*
Old West back with cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.



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648163

Complexity of settling Brigham Young's will...

Item #648163

March 14, 1879

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 14, 1879 



* re. Brigham Young's death



Page 3 begins with: "Brigham Young's Heirs" "Threatened Scramble for the Mormon Prelate's Property" "Elaborate List of his Wives and their Sons & Daughters--His Various and Varying Regard for Them" with the text taking 1 2/3 columns.

Eight pages, lightly toned,... See More  

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633209

The Mormons in Utah... Electricity comes to Utah...

Item #633209

November 26, 1879

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 26, 1879  This newspaper was published 17 years before it became a state. Included is an interesting report concerning a stagecoach robbery (see). Also Mormon-related items, with articles headed: "The Mormons And The Indians" & "Sugar Made In Utah" "Murder" and "Discourse Delivered by Elder Geo. Q. Cannon at t... See More  

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633210

The Mormons in Utah... Electricity comes to Utah...

Item #633210

November 26, 1879

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 26, 1879  This newspaper was published 17 years before it became a state. Included is an interesting report concerning a stagecoach robbery (see). Also Mormon-related items, with articles headed: "The Mormons And The Indians" & "Sugar Made In Utah" "Murder" and "Discourse Delivered by Elder Geo. Q. Cannon at t... See More  

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648168

President Hayes' state-of-the-union address...

Item #648168

December 01, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 1, 1879 



* President Rutherford B. Hayes

* State of the Union Address




Two columns of the ftpg. and most of pg. 3 are taken up with the: "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" "The Annual Review of Governmental Affairs" "Subjects Demanding Legislation Suggested by the President" "Congress Urged to Take Additional Steps For  the S... See More  

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130049

Before Utah became a state...

Item #130049

January 01, 1880

DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1880  Uncommon title from this Mormon city.  The issue shown is representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.  While actual dates vary, the issue will be dated in 1880 and will have the look/condition similar to what is shown in the image.  Due to the use of rag paper, the issue is in very good condition.  ... See More  

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654449

Longest continuously published Mormon periodical...

Item #654449

August 30, 1880

THE LATTER DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, Aug. 30, 1880 



* One of the oldest Mormon periodicals



This periodical, typically shorted to "Millennial Star", was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed from 1840 until 1970. During its 130-year history the Millennial Star varied from being ... See More  

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588632

1880 President Hayes on Utah polygamy...

Item #588632

December 22, 1880

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Dec. 22, 1880  Inside has an editorial: "What Is To Be Done With Utah?" Other articles include: "Two Men Killed" "A Word or Two on Religion" and "The Utah Question" which includes: "The President is quite severe on Mormon polygamy & urges upon Congress the duty of abolishing that institution..." with more ... See More  

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130300

From the Territory of Utah...

Item #130300

January 01, 1881

THE DESERET NEWS, the weekly edition, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1881 A very nice issue and rather early for Utah, from 15 years before it became a state. At this time it was known as the "Utah Territory". This 16 page issue contains a wide wealth of news of the day, certainly much from this Mormon stronghold with much Mormon-related content, but other news as well including local, statewide, and ... See More  

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153027

Item #153027

January 01, 1881

THE CONTRIBUTOR, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1881. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives, and a rather uncommon one from the Mormon press. A disbound issue with no outer wrapper so there is no city of publication in the masthead, however I include with the purchase a photocopy of the titlepage of the volume noting "Salt Lake City, Utah" as the location of publication. Note... See More  

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665671

Polygamy among the Mormons... John Wilkes Booth's horse...

Item #665671

January 14, 1881

FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1881 



* Polygamy & the Mormons

* John Wilkes Booth's horse




Page 2 has two interesting, brief items: "It is asserted that the horse which John Wilkes Booth rode to the place of his capture after President Lincoln's assassination, belongs to an Abington, Mass. man & is a good traveler, though 23 yrs old." 

Also: &... See More  

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645949

From Utah, nine years before statehood...

Item #645949

January 19, 1881

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881  



* Mormons - Mormonism



A notable newspaper from this Mormon community with a wide range of content both local & national. Complete in 8 pages, but it was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Great condition.

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665084

Bigamy charged of Brigham Young's son...

Item #665084

February 16, 1881

FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1881 



* John Willard Young arrested for bigamy



The ftpg. has an article headed: "For Bigamy" "Brigham's Son Arrested at the Instance of His Philadelphia Wife", the report noting in part: "...will be remembered...John W. Young, son of Brigham, married a Phil. lady...under promise of never practicing polygamy...viola... See More  

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656697

James Garfield's inauguration and inaugural address...

Item #656697

March 09, 1881

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), March 9, 1881 



* James A. Garfield inauguration

* Inaugural address - uncommon title




Page 8 has: "The Inauguration" with some details of it, followed by: "Garfield's Inaugural Address" which carries over to take more than half of page 9.  Tragically, he would be assassinated less than 4 months later.

Comp... See More  

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603648

Mormons...

Item #603648

April 04, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, Wheeling, West Virginia, April 4, 1881



* Mormon 47th Congress dispute

* Allen G. Campbell

* George Q. Cannon




The front page has one column headings: "THE MORMONS" "The Campbell-Cannon Congressional Contest" and more. See images for text.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 in... See More  

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663510

Death of the President James A. Garfield...

Item #663510

September 21, 1881

THE DESERT NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 21, 1881



* President James A. Garfield

* Assassination death (1st report)

* 19th century era original




From 15 years before Utah statehood. Page 8 has all columns black-bordered due to the: "Death Of President Garfield" (see), being an early report without many details. The front page has: "Willful Murder" "Attempt to Sh... See More  

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174616

Trial of Guiteau...

Item #174616

November 26, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 26, 1881  Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Who Said Anything About Thanksgiving Dinner." Inside are two full pg. illus. of "The Trial of Charles Jules Guiteau." Full pg. illus. of "Scenes and Incidents in the Cruise of the 'Alliance'." Full pg. illus. of "Done Brown, Sho's Yo' Bo'n!" Full pg. ill... See More  

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174626

Charles Dickens... "A Christmas Carol" print...

Item #174626

December 31, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 31, 1881  Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Constancy is a Jewel." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Hell's Kitchen, New York." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. B. H. Brewster" and "Thomas C. Acton." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Escape of the Frigate 'Constitution' After Three Days' Chase By British Ships.&... See More  

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174644

Egyptian discoveries...

Item #174644

March 04, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1882  Halfpg: 'The Floods on the Mississippi--Rescue of Settlers By Night'. Also: 'The Fatal Explosion at Chester, Pa.'. Fullpg: 'The Great Fire in Haverhill, Mass.' 'Old Philadelphia Inns' 'Recent Egyptian Discoveries' includes 5 illustrations, including an opened mummy.

Other news and advertisements of the day ... See More  

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600451

Anti-Polygamy Act passes in Congress...

Item #600451

March 15, 1882

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, March 15, 1882



* Edmunds Act

* Anti-Polygamy




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "POLYGAMY'S PERIOD" "The Edmunds Bill Passes the House" and more (see photos).

Complete, minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.... See More  

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174662

Thomas Nast Mormon cartoon...

Item #174662

May 06, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1882  Front page print: "The 'Jeannette' In An Ice-Jam". Nice double page centerfold shows: "The Music Festival, 7th Regiment Armory". Halfpg: Nast political cartoon: "Cold Comfort", plus a back page Mormon-related Nast cartoon: "Burst the Other Day at Washington, D.C." plus much more.

Other news and advert... See More  

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648072

Mormons still rule Utah...

Item #648072

September 29, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 29, 1882 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Salt Lake City, Utah




Page 6 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "MORMONS STILL RULE" "Disfranchisement of Polygamists Fails to Solve the Utah Problem" "...Gentiles Outnumbered Two to One..." and more.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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174758

Mormons in Kirtland... Ocklawaha River, Florida...

Item #174758

April 07, 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'. Doublepage centerfold on breaking the ice on the Mississippi.

Other news ... See More  

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638729

Train robbers... The Mormon faith...

Item #638729

December 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 18, 1883  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers. Page 3 has: "The Arizona Train Robbers Attacked & Defeated" with much detail, taking over one-third of the first column.

Page 4 has... See More  

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174922

Batavia, Ohio...

Item #174922

November 01, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1884  Front full pg. Nast illus. of "The Blaine Tariff Fraud." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A Day's Dishing on the Cholera Banks." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Ha, Here Comes the Tissue! Open It, Somebody, and Shout it Out." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Dr. C. C. Graham, Centenarian, of Louisville, Kentucky" and &quo... See More  

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130341

Scandinavian newspaper from Utah...

Item #130341

January 01, 1885

UTAH POSTEN, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1885  Here is a quite unusual and scarce newspaper from Utah, printed entirely in the Norwegian language! Includes many illustrated ads. Nice condition with just a bit of tattering at the edges, never bound nor trimmed, with no traces of pulpishness. The photo shows you an example of what you will receive. The actual dates vary, but the "look" an... See More  

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