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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559576

Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair...

Item #559576
DESERET NEWS (Daily, Weekly, and/or Semi-Weekly), Salt Lake City, Utah, 1880's  A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue.  Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$40.00
649257

Salt Lake City title with a Mormon flair...

Item #649257
(5) DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, early 1880's  A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day.  Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue.  Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$39.00
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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$59.00
595842

The Jews & the Mormons...

Item #595842

February 04, 1885

THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Feb. 4, 1885



* Judaica - Jewish

* Mormonism




The front page has various: "Territorial Items". Inside has: "A Significant Movement Among Jews", followed by: "The 'Mormons' Are Not Gone Yet" (see photos).

Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one huge sheet, staining at the ftpg. fold, ... See More  

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174988

Columbia University...

Item #174988

June 20, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1885  Front page print: "The Long Detaching Rings Again Writhed In Mid-Air, And Softly Descended As He Thundered Past". Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: "Sketches of Columbia College". Nice fullpg: "The Cavalry Drill at West Point". Nice fullpg. print by Thomas Nast: "There's 'Harmony' Even In Their Discord". H... See More  

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175024

Duck hunting... Tobacco culture in Virginia...

Item #175024

October 24, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24, 1885  Front full pg. illus. of "The Dead Cardinal-Scene in Front of the Cathedral on Fifth Avenue." Inside are four 1/4 pg. portraits of "Hon. Joseph Benson Foraker, Governor Elect of Ohio," "Josh Billings, (Henry W. Shaw)," "Hon. J. L. M. Curry, Minister to Spain," and "Archbishop Corrigan." Full pg.... See More  

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175046

Apache Indians drawn by Frederic Remington...

Item #175046

January 09, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1886  Full front pg. Remington illus. of: "The Apache War-Indian Scouts on Geronimo's Trail."

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Rehearsing for the American Opera-A Scene from "Orpheus". 1/2 pg. illus. of "An Engagement in the Oyster War on the Chesapeake."

Doublepage centerfold of "New Year's Calls at th... See More  

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175050

Toboggan slide at Orange, New Jersey...

Item #175050

January 23, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1886  Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Switcher Switched". Fullpg: "The New Toboggan Slide at Orange, New Jersey".

Doublepage centerfold is a very nice interior view of: "The House of Representatives". Two half page prints: "Excavating for the New Line of the Baltimore and Ohio" and "Transfe... See More  

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175072

Geronimo... The Apache War...

Item #175072

April 10, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1886  Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: "What's In A Name?". Fullpg. text & 2 illus: 'The Apache War' includes a nice illus. of 'Geronimo, The Renegade Chief Of the Chiracahua Apaches'. Dramatic doublepage centerfold: Making Bessemer Steel at Pittsburgh'. A very good & uncommon Indian issue.

Other news... See More  

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150104

Jeff. Davis...

Item #150104

April 28, 1886

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Apr. 28, 1886 Ftpg: "Jeff Davis Receives an Ovation" is a report from Montgomery, Ala. Uncommon newspaper from Utah.

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175130

Baseball... Great view of Salt Lake City... The redwood forest...

Item #175130

October 30, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886  A full page has 5 prints of: "Puffin-Catching Off the Irish Coast"; small print of Commodore Gherardi, U.S.N."; halfpg: "The Slater Memorial Building at Norwich, Connecticut"; one-quarter page cartoonish print: "Baseball at Crowtown".

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice print: "Felling the Redwood T... See More  

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671721

Baseball... Great view of Salt Lake City... The redwood forest...

Item #671721

October 30, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886  A full page has 5 prints of: "Puffin-Catching Off the Irish Coast"; small print of Commodore Gherardi, U.S.N."; halfpg: "The Slater Memorial Building at Norwich, Connecticut"; one-quarter page cartoonish print: "Baseball at Crowtown".

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice print: "Felling the Redwood T... See More  

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593516

Mormons work towards outlawing polygamy...

Item #593516

July 07, 1887

ALLEGANY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, July 7, 1887 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* The polygamy question




Polygamy by the Mormons was not officially outlawed until 1890, which was a condition required before statehood was granted which happened in 1896, however a front page report in this issue notes the efforts in Utah by Mormon leaders which lead up to this historic decision. "Forbid... See More  

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$49.00
175204

The Battle of Gettysburg reunion...

Item #175204

July 16, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1887  Nice full ftpg: "Art & Nature at the West End of Coney Island". Nice fullpg: "Boston Harbor and Its Islands". Very nice double page centerfold: "The Scene of the Reunion of Union & Confederate Veterans on the Field of Gettysburg". Halfpg: "Sketches From the Jubilee Yacht Race" plus much more.

Other ... See More  

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175208

The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City...

Item #175208

July 30, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 30, 1887  Nice fullpg: 'Views In & About Marblehead' shows 6 scenes. Very nice fullpg: 'Sketches In Utah' shows 9 scenes including 'Mormon Temple at Logan' & 'Tabernacle & New Temple at Salt Lake'. Fullpg: 'Wheat Harvest in Dakota'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pag... See More  

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175210

Death of the president of the Mormon Church...

Item #175210

August 06, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1887  Fullpg: 'The Completed Building of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, N.Y.' includes 9 scenes. Nice & displayable double page centerfold: 'Around Cape Ann', Mass. Small illus. of: 'The Late John Taylor, President of the Mormon Church'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.... See More  

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175328

Irrigation in the West...

Item #175328

September 22, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 22, 1888  Full front pg. illus. of "To the Rescue" by W.A. Rogers. Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Bar room Politics." Full pg. illus. of "Canoeing In the North Woods-A "Carry"."

Doublepage centerfold of "Re-Enforcements." Three large illus. of "Some Toilers of the Sea." Two small portraits o... See More  

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636795

Great mining-related issue with a proposal for a new railroad...

Item #636795
POMEROY'S ADVANCE THOUGHT, New York, January, 1889  Inside has a nice promotional piece seeking investors in the Atlantic-Pacific Railway Tunnel, headed: "STRAIGHT THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS" "To Shorten Railway Distance 250 Miles Between Denver & Salt Lake City" "And to Bring out Millions of Dollars Worth of Gold & Silver each Year..." with more.

A... See More  

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$98.00
671396

Re-organized Mormons in Lamoni, Iowa...

Item #671396

February 02, 1889

THE SAINTS' HERALD, Lamoni, Iowa, Feb. 2, 1889 



* Rare Mormonism magazine



 A quite rare Mormon publication which calls itself the: "Official Weekly Publication of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". Among the articles are: "Methodist Criticisms" "Latter Day Saints" "W. W. Blair's Explanation" "Dancing&qu... See More  

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210742

Trouble in Hayti...

Item #210742

March 11, 1889

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, March 11, 1889 This newspaper is a "territorial" issue, printed six years before Utah would become a state. The front page has a wide variouety of news reports, many from the "Old West", but it also has an article headed: "The Bloody Haytiens" "A Town Captured and the Prisoners Butchered" with the report shown in full in the photos b... See More  

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571904

1889 Salt Lake City newspapers...

Item #571904

October 22, 1889

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), October 22, 1889



* Rare territorial 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.



Early for Utah, prior to becoming a statehood. Light browning at the folds, otherwise in nice condition.
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616770

Jefferson Davis' death... Judaica content...

Item #616770

December 11, 1889

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Dec. 11, 1889 



* Jefferson Davis death

* Confederate president - Confederacy




A "territorial" newspaper from seven years before Utah would be come a state. The ftpg. has: "Jefferson Davis' Remains - Views Yesterday by Some 70,000 Persons" with various subheads (see). Other ftpg. articles include: "A Dasta... See More  

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595266

Details of a train robbery...

Item #595266

December 21, 1889

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, December 21, 1889 



* Old West train robbery 



The front page has: "Texas Train Robbery" with the detail, including: "...was approached by four men who drew pistols and ordered him to throw up his hands..." with more (see photos).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, light dirtiness & foxing to the top hal... See More  

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130301

From Territorial Utah...

Item #130301

January 01, 1890

DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1890  A 19th century issue from this city founded by the Mormons. Utah did not become a state until 1896.
The complete issue in good condition.

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130298

From Territorial Utah...

Item #130298

January 01, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1890  A 19th century issue from this city founded by the Mormons. Utah did not become a state until 1896.

The complete issue in good condition.

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597888

Immorality in San Antonio, Texas...

Item #597888

January 04, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 4, 1890  From six years before Utah would become a state. Inside has: "The Idaho Test Oath Case" which takes most of the page. Also: "And What Next? "Immorality Sanctioned by City Ordinance at San Antonio, Texas" "One Woman Sues Another for Having Alienated Her Husband's Affections" and other ite... See More  

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597185

From Utah before statehood....

Item #597185

January 11, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 11, 1890  From 6 years before Utah would become a state. Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, some browning at folds, some archival mends at the margins of folds, generally nice condition.

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599749

From the Utah Territory...

Item #599749

January 11, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 11, 1890  The front page has: "Colored Children" "Trouble in Illinois Over their Admission to the Public Schools" "He Was Shunned". Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Remarks of Apostle Heber J. Grant" and so much more.

Complete in 6 pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, various tear... See More  

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602863

Debating Idaho statehood...

Item #602863

January 13, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 13, 1890  A Mormon newspaper from 6 years before Utah statehood. Page 3 has: "Idaho's Admission" "Judge Wilson, Prest. Wm. Budge & Others Opposing It for the 'Mormons' " "Dubois Makes A Harangue Against the Church". Idaho would join the Union on July 3, 1890.

Four pages, large folio size,... See More  

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602864

Debating Idaho statehood...

Item #602864

January 13, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Jan. 13, 1890  A Mormon newspaper from 6 years before Utah statehood. Page 3 has: "Idaho's Admission" "Judge Wilson, Prest. Wm. Budge & Others Opposing It for the 'Mormons' " "Dubois Makes A Harangue Against the Church". Idaho would join the Union on July 3, 1890.

Four pages, large folio size,... See More  

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597056

Idaho to soon join the Union...

Item #597056

January 15, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, January 15, 1890 



* Mormons title

* Idaho statehood




The front page has "Idaho's Admission" and "The Adjourned Hearing Before the Senate Committee" which discusses the proposal of admitting Idaho to the Union, which happened on July 3 of 1890.

Four pages, large folio size, some wear at folds, generally good.... See More  

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597057

Idaho to soon join the Union...

Item #597057

January 15, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Utah Territory, Jan. 15, 1890  The front page has "Idaho's Admission" "The Adjourned Hearing Before the Senate Committee" which discusses the proposal of admitting Idaho to the Union, which happened on July 3 of 1890.

Four pages, large folio size, minor perforation at an upper fold with some foxing here, otherwise good.

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175476

Views of St. Paul, Minnesota...

Item #175476

February 22, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 22, 1890  Halfpg. Remington print for a story: 'The Aztec Treasure House'. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Sierra Nevada Snow Blockade'. Halfpg: 'New York's Blockaded Streets' & 'New Harvard Gates, As Designed & as Executed'.

Supplement has a great doublepage centerfold of: 'The City of St. Paul, Minnesota, ... See More  

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210753

Buffalo Bill served under General Washington...?

Item #210753

March 08, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, March 8, 1890 This newspaper is a "territorial" issue, printed six years before Utah would become a state. The front page has a short yet interesting item concerning Buffalo Bill, datelined from Rome & reading: "An Italian journal, commenting on the Wild West show, makes the astounding announcement that Buffalo Bill held the grand rank... See More  

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584162

Rare title from the Mormons...

Item #584162

May 07, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salty Lake City, Utah Territory, May 7, 1890 



* Rare title from the Mormons



A large folio newspaper of 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, with a wide variety of news reports of the day. This newspaper was printed 6 years before Utah became a state. Some browning at the folds & some margin tears, generally good condition. Not a pulpish newspaper.... See More  

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643186

The "nefarious doctrine" of polygamy...

Item #643186

May 20, 1890

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890  The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of i... See More  

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175526

Lake Champlain... Mustang Ponies (by Remington)...

Item #175526

August 16, 1890

Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 16, 1890 Full ftpg. shows people at: 'Bluff Point, Lake Champlain'. Nice & displayable fullpg. F. Remington print: 'Teaching a Mustang Pony to Pack Dead Game'.

Doublepage centerfold has 5 'Summer Night Scenes in N.Y.'.

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680969

A premiere newspaper in Mormon history...

Item #680969

September 26, 1890

DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 26, 1890



* 1890 Manifesto - Mormonism & polygamy

* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

* Best publication to be had ? - very rare




This newspaper contains one of the more noteworthy events in Mormon history, that being the printing of the "1890 Manifesto", a statement which officially ceased the practice of plural m... See More  

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$940.00
217073

Jay Gould & Russell Sage express their views on the Tariff Bill...

Item #217073

October 07, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 7, 1890



* Jay Gould & Russell Sage
* Tariff Bill


The middle of the ftpg. has one column heads at the top reading: "JAY GOULD AND SAGE" "Express Their Views on the Tariff Bill & Think It Will Not Hurt Anybody" "Production and Consumption Will Regulate the Whole Situation" "The Tariff Bill" "Viewed Through the Go
... See More  

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578827

Six years before Utah statehood...

Item #578827

October 22, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Oct. 22, 1890 



* Rare Utah pre-statehood title



Among the front page item: "Daring Robbery--The Watchman Gagged & Bound, and $2000 Secured" in Wellsville, Wisconsin. Also: "The Pinkertons--Are Engaged to Manage the Investigation of Hennessy's Assassins...". Page 2 includes: "Facts & Fiction About &... See More  

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634212

Bank robbery in the Old West...

Item #634212

October 22, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, October 22, 1890  Just what we hope to find on the front page of a newspaper from the Old West is in this issue: "Daring Robbery" "The Watchman Gagged & Bound and $2000 Secured" with some details. Not a lengthy nor conspicuous report, but great to have in this title.

Other news of the day with many interesting adve... See More  

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175548

Rail shooting on the Delaware...

Item #175548

November 01, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 1, 1890 Very nice full front page: 'Rail Shooting on the Delaware' shows 2 men in a boat, duck-hunting. Full page with 7 scenes of 'Americans on the Eiffel Tower'. Great full page beach scene: 'On the Beach at Trouville'.

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581713

Six years before Utah statehood...

Item #581713

December 12, 1890

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Dec. 12, 1890 



* Rare Utah pre-statehood title



The ftpg. includes: "Indians Starving--They Receive Only Rations Enough for Two Days of the Week" "No Danger of an Outbreak" "The Irish Troubles" "Fatal Duel" and many other items. Indian content inside as well.

Six pages, large folio size, never ... See More  

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$31.00
175570

Lick Monument, San Francisco...

Item #175570

January 17, 1891

HARPER'S WEEKLY January 17, 1891  Front full pg. illus. of "The Lick Monument, San Francisco." Inside is a full pg. of illus. pertaining to "East Side Merchants of the Sidewalk." Full pg. illus. containing several portraits including "Captain George D. Wallace."

Doublepage centerfold of "Proposed Plans and Sites for the Chicago Columbian Exposition.&quo... See More  

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175722

The Harvard - Yale boat race...

Item #175722

July 02, 1892

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1892  Full front page shows: 'Grover Cleveland, Democratic Candidate for President'. Full page: 'Sketches of the Democratic National Convention at Chicago'.

Doublepage centerfold: 'The Harvard-Yale Boat Race at New London' with another double page centerfold: 'Reception to the Army & Navy at the white House' and yet a... See More  

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$17.00
678139

The election of 1892 in a Salt Lake City newspaper...

Item #678139

November 09, 1892

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Nov. 9, 1892  The first column on the front page has the single column heading: "FOR CLEVELAND", followed by subheads: "A Great Victory for Democratic Principles", "Beginning Of A New Epoch", "The Results of Yesterday's Election as Far as Ascertained", and more. Additional election-themed coverage is found throu... See More  

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$55.00
150902

Item #150902

November 10, 1892

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, November 10, 1892. Stacked front page heads: "Grand Victory" "Cleveland and Stevenson More Than Conquerors" "The Majority Overwhelming" "Something Exceptional in the History of the Country" & more. Some dirtiness at the edges, and minor rubbing.

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597498

Death of financier Jay Gould...

Item #597498

December 06, 1892

DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 6, 1892  The top of the last column on the front page note: "JAY GOULD DEAD" "That is the Startling Announcement Today" "Her Dies of Consumption" "What Was Known of the Patient's Condition Last Night" and a bit more (see). The report takes two-thirds of the column.

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$47.00
151839

Displayable with a great Western-themed cover print...

Item #151839

January 01, 1893

DESERET WEEKLY magazine dated 1893-1895. A great item still with the original tan outer wrappers. See the photo below for the very decorative & large front page illustration, which shows settlers travelling, the Mormon temple, an early train, etc. Complete in 16 pages, measures about 8 by 12 inches, some very light dirtiness, generally quite nice! The actual issue you will get may vary slightl... See More  

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$28.00
152998

Mormon magazine...

Item #152998

January 01, 1893

MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, 1893. This is an uncommon Mormon magazine from England, with content mainly focused on Mormon concerns. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. About 9"x6", 8 pages.

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$26.00
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