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683283

The nation prepares for war... Fugitive slave case...

Item #683283

December 01, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 1, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect era

* Southern secession from the Union

* Pre Civil War tensions over slavery




From weeks before the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, this issue has much content on the events leading to war.

Included are: "Slave Extradition Case in Canada" "The Mississippi Delegation" "A Plan of Seces... See More  

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598900

Religious thoughts as the Civil War approaches... Thoughts of secession...

Item #598900

November 30, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1860 



* Pre Civil War tensions

* Religious sermons




The focus of this issue is on the secession of states from the Union, and religious unity under the heading of "Thanksgiving Day". The latter topic has a variety of sermons in New York City including: "Christ's Mission" by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher; "Christian Patriotism--Sermon... See More  

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206663

"Great Expectations" Collection I

Item #206663

November 24, 1860

Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More  

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683285

The nation prepares for war... Much on Lincoln from Springfield...

Item #683285

November 17, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Nov. 17, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln at Springfield, Illinois

* Presidential election victory reaction

* Pre Civil War tensions in the Southern states




From a few months  before the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, this issue has much content on the events leading to war.

Included are: "Fugitive Slave Case at Chicago" "South Carolina" &quo... See More  

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172394

The Ohio Holy Stone...

Item #172394

September 01, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1860  Ftpg. has three small prints re: "The Ohio Holy Stone--Great Circular Mound Near Newark, Ohio". Two-thirds pg: "City of Damascus, Syria". Fullpg. shows fireworks upon completion of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada. Fullpg: "Durham & Devon Cows". Another print is: "Proposed New Parliament Buildings ... See More  

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172392

Notable Abraham Lincoln political cartoon, with racial overtones...

Item #172392

August 25, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860  Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior).  An... See More  

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649871

The slave trade in 1860...

Item #649871

August 25, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1860  The front page has: "The Slave-Trade" "Case of Achorn--Decision Rendered--The Captain and Mate Discharged." The report includes the text of the decision (see).

Eight pages, binding slits at the spine, minor printing flaw to the ftpg., otherwise good.

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172384

City of Messina... Chicago Zouaves...

Item #172384

July 28, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 28, 1860  Very nice fullpg: "The Chicago Zouaves Executing Their Drill in New York". Two fullpg. prints: "The Spirits Abroad--The Spirit of Disunion" and "The Spirit of Union". Great fullpg. view of: "The City of Messina, Sicily". Bkpg. cartoon concerning the Chicago Zouaves.

Complete in 16 pages.

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685012

Fugitive slave, Pike's Peak, Texas, and the Rocky Mountains...

Item #685012

July 11, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, July 11, 1860  Page 2 has a lengthy report headed: "From The Rocky Mountains" and also a report headed: "From Pike's Peak".

Page 3 has both: "Texas Affairs" and: "From Arizona" the latter having subheads: "Gold" and "Indians Attacking Camp Jecker". 

Page 4 has a report; "Another Fugitive Slave Cas... See More  

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172378

Great Eastern Steamship...

Item #172378

July 07, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 7, 1860  Dramatic dblpgctrfld: "Great Eastern Steamship Coming up the Narrows Into the Harbor of New York". Ftpg. shows: "Torture of the Tourniquet as Practiced in the Prisons in Sicily". On page has two illustrations: "The Boys of Palermo Welcoming Garibaldi" and "Garbaldi's Camp Near Palermo, In Sicily".

Co... See More  

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602895

Capture of a slave ship... Lincoln offered as a compromise candidate for President...

Item #602895

June 21, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, June 21, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire"

* African slave trade print fame




Page 2 has small one column headings: "The Captured Slaver" "Reception Of The Negroes At Key West--How They Fare" This is a notable slave ship, made somewhat famous by the print of it found in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Other news of the day. Com... See More  

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596423

Slaves on a slave ship are liberated...

Item #596423

June 09, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1860



* Slavery - slaves



Page 9 has over half a column titled: "The Latest Slave Capture" which is a fascinating article on the liberation of some 450 slaves from the ship. A few bits include: "...the increasing odor placed beyond all doubt the fact that the bark had under her hatches a cargo of negroes. And now we began to hear a sort of suppressed mo... See More  

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690608

The recaptured Africans...

Item #690608

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1860  Inside page column heads include: "Debate on the Kansas and Army Bills in the Senate" "The Slave Trade" "The Recaptured Africans To Be Returned" and more.

Eight pages, good condition.

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172368

The slave ship...

Item #172368

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 re... See More  

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683378

The slave ship...

Item #683378

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 



* Likely the most sought after slave ship print

* Much text re: slave ships
- black americana interest




The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck.... See More  

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690610

Capture of a slave ship... The Pony Express during its brief existence... Lincoln ...

Item #690610

May 31, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1860  Page 3 has: "Seizure of Another Supposed Slaver" with subhead: "Seizure of the Steamer City of Norfolk, Suspected of Fitting Out For the Slave Trade".

The top of page 7 has a report: "Capture of Another Slaver Off the Coast of Cuba" which is rather brief. This is followed by: "Arrival of the California Pony Express--The Expres... See More  

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690628

Samuel Houston for President... Thoughts on Lincoln...

Item #690628

May 30, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1860  The front page begins with column heads: "The Presidential Campaign" "The Same Houston Demonstration at Union Square" "Ratification of the Tesan Nomination" General Sam Houston Put Forth as the People's Candidate" and more concerning Sam Houston's bid for the presidency.

Also on the ftpg: "General Houston Accepts ... See More  

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691360

Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #691360

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860



* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago




Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating the the lack of stature of Lincoln... See More  

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671735

Details on the capture of a slave ship...

Item #671735

May 18, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire" capture

* African slave trade print fame




Page 2 begins with: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars  in Regard to the Bark Wildfire and Her Cargo" with the report taking over half a column.

The text begins: "The bark Wildfire, with a cargo of over 500 Africans on board, was captured...... See More  

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666279

Capture of a slave ship... Lincoln being considered as a candidate for President...

Item #666279

May 14, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured

* African slave trade print fame

* Abraham Lincoln for president?




Most of the first column is taken up with a fascinating article: "The Slave Trade" "Full Particulars of the Capture of the Slaver Wildfire". The article begins: "The great event of the past fortnight...has been the capt... See More  

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687956

re. African slave trade...

Item #687956

May 04, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 4, 1860 



* African slave trade - Kongo

* re. Slaver Storm King escape

* Indictment of officers




 the bottom of the front page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade in New York" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.

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172358

Democratic Convention...

Item #172358

April 28, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1860 Ftpg. shows: 'Delegates to the Democratic Convention Leaving the Charleston Hotel'. Also a halfpg. scene of the Convention Hall at Charleston, S.C., plus a great dblpgctrfld. showing them in session at Charleston. 'Statue of Henry Clay, at New Orleans'. The back page has a notice for "The Base Ball Player's Pocket Companion&quo... See More  

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689796

Dedicated the Henry Clay statue... Conference for slave-holding states...

Item #689796

April 18, 1860

THE WEEKLY RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, April 18, 1860 



* Henry Clay statue - monument unveiled



From just one year before the outbreak of the Civil War.

The front page has over half a column headed: "A Southern Conference - To the People of the Several Slave-holding States". Inside has: "Virginia Shall be a Unit". Most of page 2 is taken up with considerable detail ... See More  

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172336

Valentine's Day... William Pennington...

Item #172336

February 11, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 11, 1860. Ftpg. shows: 'Wm. Pennington, of N.J., Speaker of the House of Representatives'. 'Hon. Wm. Porcher Miles, of Charleston, S.C.'. Fullpg; 'Explosion at Ames & Moulton's Hat Factory, Brooklyn, N.Y.'. Three-quarter pg: 'St. Valentine's Morning, 1860'.

Complete in 16 pages.... See More  

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619430

The Lawrence catastrophe... Slavery...

Item #619430

January 16, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 16, 1860 



* Pemberton Mill disaster

* Lawrence, Massachusetts

* African slave trade




Page 5 has: "The Lawrence Catastrophe" "More Bodies Recovered - Proclamation of the mayor of Lawrence - Tuesday Next to be Observed as a Day of Prayer - Relief for the Sufferers, Etc." Various related subheads as well. This was the collapse of the Pember... See More  

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172328

Two Winslow Homer winter-themed prints...

Item #172328

January 14, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 14, 1860  Inside has two very nice, full-page & displayable prints: "The Sleighing Season--The Upset" and "A Snow Slide in the City", both by famed artist Winslow Homer.

Another full page shows: "The Emperor and Empress of France Hunting at Compiegne". The back page has two cartoon illustrations.

Complete in 16 pages, goo... See More  

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684072

Harper's Ferry Conspiracy... Prison and hanging of two conspirators...

Item #684072

December 31, 1859

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 31, 1959  The frontpage has a half page image of two John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry) conspirators, the caption which says: "Cook and Coppic escaped from their cell into the prison yard, the night previous to their execution". Additionally, page 6 has two articles: "COOK AND COPPIC ENDEAAVORING TO ESCAPE FROM THE JAI... See More  

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689610

Buchanan's state-of-the-union address...

Item #689610

December 30, 1859

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1859  



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address




All of page 6 and a portion of page 7 are taken up with the: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James Buchanan. In it he reviews the work and events of the country in 1859.

Relating to this are two editorials on it headed: ... See More  

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678210

Much on John Brown's funeral, etc...

Item #678210

December 12, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 12, 1859 



* Post John Brown execution (hanging)

* Much on the funeral services - burial




Almost the entirety of page 6 is taken up with: "The Burial Of John Brown" "The Passage of the Body to North Alba" "The Funeral" "Speeches of Mr. McKim and Mr. Phillips" "John Brown's Last Will" "Charlestown Intelligen... See More  

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172316

Assassination of Ormond Chase... The John Brown Excitement...

Item #172316

December 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, December 3, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'Assassination of Ormond Chase by the Mexicans at Tepic', showing him hanging from a tree.  A 1/4 page illustration of "John W. Forney, Esq., of Philadelphia". Also a 1/3 page illustration "Scene in a Fashionable Church at Lima". A dramatic fullpage showing the 'Loss of the 'Royal Charger... See More  

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697500

John Brown's Harper's Ferry raid... Capture of a slave ship... Funeral of Washington Irving...

Item #697500

December 01, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 1, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Preparing for Brown's execution

* Washington Irving death




The top of page 3 has a report on the death & funeral of: "Washington Irving" "The Effect of  His Death in Tarrytown--Arrangements for his Funeral--Proceedings of the N.Y. Common Counc... See More  

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172314

Winslow Homer... John Brown at Harper's Ferry...

Item #172314

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859  Arguable the most desired print is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Fall Games--The Apple Bee".

Other prints within include: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text; a half page: "The Royal Road to Learning - The Prince of Wales at Oxford"; a full page:"The Fall Games - The Elepha... See More  

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692549

John Brown's Harper's Ferry invasion... Lydia Maria Child's letter...

Item #692549

November 19, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 19, 1859  Page 5 has column heads: "The Panic At Harper's Ferry" "1,000 Men In Arms" "Powder & Minnie Balls Sent On" "Not a Single Enemy to be Found" "He Humbugs the Whole Country" "Virginians Enraged at Him" "They Feel Humiliated".

Another entire column is taken up with a report headed: &quo... See More  

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172312

On John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry...

Item #172312

November 19, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'.  A third-page illustration features the &q... See More  

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690494

Much on the John Brown slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #690494

November 17, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 17, 1859  \



* John Brown's Negro insurrection

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




Inside has an article headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" which takes over 2 1/2 columns with subheads including: "Personal Portraits--Hon. Andrew Hunter--Charles D. Harding--Judge Parker--Affairs at Charlestown--John Brown's Early History--The Expulsion of Mr. H... See More  

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691531

On John Brown... On the case of a fugitive slave, and a slave ship...

Item #691531

November 17, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 17, 1859  



* John Brown's armed insurrection

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




Page 2 begins with: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" & further down the column: "Capt. John Brown's Early History--Almost A D.D." which mentions he almost died years earlier.

Page 4 has: "The Case of the Fugitive Slave Columbus Jones" as well a... See More  

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690299

On the John Brown Harper's Ferry invasion... Fugitive slave Columbus Jones...

Item #690299

November 16, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




Among articles are: "The John Brown Fund" "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION--Expulsion of Strangers" which takes a full column; "Southern Protest Against The Virginia View of Harper's Ferry" taking half a column.

Page 5 has a report of noted fu... See More  

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689701

The Cortina troubles in Brownsville, Texas... John Brown's invasion...

Item #689701

November 15, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 15, 1859



* Juan Cortina - Brownsville, Texas attack

* John Brown's Harper's Ferry invasion




 Inside has nearly a full column on: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "Continued Excitements".

Additionally there is some lengthy reporting concerning the Cortina Troubles in Brownsville, Texas, with reports headed: "Later From the Rio Gra... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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678214

John Brown's slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #678214

November 14, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 14, 1859  



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




Page 4 has 2 small items on the Harper's Ferry insurrection, and page 5 has: "The Murder at Harpers Ferry--Discourse By The Rev. Mr. Remington At Brooklyn".

Page 7 has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "Sentences of Coppic, Cook, Green, an... See More  

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172310

John Brown... Paul Du Chaillu's discovery of gorillas...

Item #172310

November 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1859  Two ftpg. prints show: "The Prisoner (John) Brown & His Boston Counsel" and another showing John Brown at "The Arraignment" plus an article: "Will John Brown be Hanged?"

Inside has a very nice fullpg. scene: "The Trial of John Brown for Treason & Murder" plus a lengthy related article.  The... See More  

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678216

Reporting on the John Brown Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #678216

November 11, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1859



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial




 Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of reports headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "The Case of Cook" with subheads including: "More Precautions--What is the Chivalry of the South?--The Engine Room at Harper's Ferry".

Eight pages, some ink du... See More  

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688114

The trial in the John Brown Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #688114

November 09, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1859  



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial




Much of the front page is taken up with election results. Page 4 has over half a column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Proceedings of the Court--The Case of Copeland--Trial of Cook--His Confession Read in Court--Stephens Handed Over to the Fe... See More  

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690166

The John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #690166

November 08, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 8, 1859  



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




Page 6 has over a full column of text headed: "John Brown's Invasion" which includes some related subheads as well. This report focuses on the trial of John Brown as a result of his infamous raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.

Eight pages, nic... See More  

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678211

Much on John Brown...

Item #678211

November 07, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 7 1859  



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Just after Brown's execution




Page 4 has: "Old Brown's Fate" "The Slanderer of John Brown" and pages 6 and 7 have a wealth of reporting headed: "John Brown's Invasion" worth carious subheads including; "A Revival of Wrath&qu... See More  

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689595

John Brown's raid upon Harper's Ferry...

Item #689595

November 05, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial




Page 3 has 2 reports concerning the Raid upon Harper's Ferry by John Brown & cohorts.

"The Harper's Ferry Conspirators" includes: "The counsel in Brown's case have filed exceptions to the decision of the C... See More  

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688895

John Brown's final speech... Indian troubles...

Item #688895

November 03, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 3, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Sentenced to death (hanging)

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia WV




Page 4 has over half a column headed: "Brown's Trial" concerning John Brown and his Harper's Ferry slave insurrection. It includes John Brown's last speech, which states in part: "Now if it is deemed necessary tha... See More  

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696459

Wilberforce... The Capitol building in Washington...

Item #696459

October 29, 1859

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Oct. 29, 1859  Most of the front page is taken up with a nice print captioned: "Portrait of Wilberforce..." with an article on him on page 2. Wilberforce was a British politician & leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.

Within the issue is a terrific, full page print of: "The Capitol at Washington, United States" with ... See More  

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172306

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens...

Harper's Ferry insurrection... John Brown...

Item #172306

October 29, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1859  The front page of this issue is the "Fac-Simile of the Last Record of the Franklin Expedition, Found by Lieutenant Hobson on King William's Land". A half page illustration 'Harper's Ferry -- The Scene of the Late Insurrection' with an article on John Brown as well. A 'Map of Vancouver Island and Washington Territor... See More  

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689622

Much reporting on the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #689622

October 26, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1859  Close to half of page 2 is taken up with: "More Letters Of The Conspirators" which has a prefacing report noting in part: "...gives publicity to another series of letters which have been obtained from the Harper's Ferry conspirators...likely to interest many of our readers. All the letters signed 'John Smith... See More  

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