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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576103

Famous siamese twins death... in 1874...

Item #576103

January 20, 1874

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Nevada, January 20, 1874



* Rare Old West Title

* Chang & Eng Bunker deaths




Page 3 has: "Death of the Siamese Twins..." which tells of the death of Chang and Eng Bunker.



Other news of the day. A great wealth of ads, several of which are illustrated.



Four pages, never bound , generally in very nice condition.... See More  

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173810

Temperance crusade... Mormon family...

Item #173810

March 21, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 21, 1874 Great fullpg. Frenzeny & Tavernier illus: 'An Oasis Along the Track'. Halfpg: 'The Temperance Crusade in New York' fullpg: 'Sketches in Rag Pickers' Row' halfpg: 'Sport on the Plains' shows men shooting buffalo, & 'A Mormon Family Driving to Conference Meeting'

Complete in sixteen pages.

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681373

1874 Bloody Benders... John Bender arrested ?...

Item #681373

April 10, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1874



* Bloody Benders - serial killers

* John Bender arrested ?

* Mormons - Salt Lake City




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "THE BLOODTHIRSTY BENDERS" "Probable Arrest of the Kansas Murderers in Utah" "The Fugitive Family Hid in the Mountains" and more. (see) Nice reporting here.

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202941

International Rifle Match...

Item #202941

July 21, 1874

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City UT July 21, 1874.



*Mormon Religion

*International Rifile Match

*Early Issue From State of Utah



This four page newspaper is from the capital of the Mormon Religion. This issue has news of the day and several interesting advertisements. Rare to find such an early issue from State of Utah. One the articles in this issue deals with the International Rifi
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202942

Beecher-Tilton Scandal Case...

Item #202942

August 08, 1874

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City UTAH -August 8, 1874. 



*Beecher-Tilton Scandal 



This four page newspaper is from the capital of the Mormonism. This issue has news of the day and several interesting advertisements. Rare to find such an early issue from State of Utah. One the articles in this issue deals with the Beecher-Tilton Scandal Case. Very nice condition.  
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686761

Ann Eliza divorcing Brigham Young... Mormons...

Item #686761

August 27, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 27, 1874



* Ann Eliza Young suit

* Brigham Young divorce

* Mormons - polygamy




Page 5 has a one column heading: "Ann Eliza Young's Divorce" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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173864

Brigham Young's wives at the Mormon Tabernacle...

Item #173864

September 26, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 26, 1874  Fullpg. Th. Nast cartoon shows a black man "The Commandments in South Carolina". Nearly fullpg. with 2 illustrations, plus text: 'Brigham Young's Wives in the Great Mormon Tabernacle' & 'Mormon at the Communion Table'.

Doublepage centerfold: 'Emigrants Leaving Queenstown for New York' at the dock. The fr... See More  

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173870

A Colorado tragedy...

Item #173870

October 17, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 17, 1874  Full ftpg. Th. Nast: 'Hibernia's Shot' portrays a union of America & Ireland. Three prints of 'A Colorado Tragedy' including 'Remains of the Murdered Men' with text on the intriguing murder. Nice & huge doublepage centerfold by Nast: 'Halt!' showing the Liberty figure. Two large prints of a regatta.

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173878

Boss Tweed on Blackwell's Island...

Item #173878

November 14, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 14, 1874 18 small front pg. portraits of "International Law-Members of the Geneva Congress." Six illus. pertaining to "A "Statesman's" Retreat-William M. Tweed's Penitentiary Life on Blackwell's Island." Dblpgctrfld. by Nast entitled "International Law-The Better Way." 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "On the River-A Midsumm... See More  

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173886

Cowboys and buffalo...

Item #173886

December 12, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 12, 1874 Great full ftpg: 'Slaughtered For The Hide' shows a cowboy having just skinned a buffalo. Fullpg. Nast cartoon: 'The Rising of the Dead'. Nice halfpg: 'Quarrying Stone for the New Mormon Temple'. Dbpgcrtfld "One Touch of Nature".

Complete in sixteen pages.

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173892

Indian dance illustration... Mormon illustration...

Item #173892

January 02, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 2, 1875 The full frontpage illustration is entitled "Alone with the Dying Year" shows a small child in a snow storm. Fullpage "Bringing Home the Fifth Wife--A Sketch in Mormondom" also includes a small article. Nice dblpgctrfld: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture". Fullpage Thomas Nast: "The Outs Alway... See More  

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173900

A supply of Mormon wives...

Item #173900

January 30, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 30, 1875  Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon, and yet another inside showing Grant. Nice fullpg: "Mormondon---A Fresh Supply of Wives--Going Out to the Settlements"

Complete in sixteen pages.

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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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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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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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674532

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

Item #674532

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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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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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.



With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to ge... See More  

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683802

The Mormons, Frederick Douglass, and a freed slave's industriousness...

Item #683802

January 19, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1879  Pg. 7 is: "Frederick Douglass On The South" (see images). The bottom of page 5 has: "The Mormon Polygomists' Reply" (not photoed). One of the more interesting articles is found on page 2: "A Colored Man's History", which tells of a young slave boy who managed to save a few pennies here-and-there until he was given his freedo... See More  

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674529

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

Item #674529

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. 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 the Tab... See More  

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675021

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

Item #675021

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. 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 the Tab... 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

Quite uncommon Mormon publication...

Item #153027

January 01, 1881

THE CONTRIBUTOR, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1881  See the photo 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 we include with the purchase a photocopy of the title page of the volume noting "Salt Lake City, Utah" as the location of publica... 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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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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686587

James Garfield's inauguration and inaugural address...

Item #686587

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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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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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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