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702104

1874 Red River War... Nelson A. Miles...

Item #702104

September 10, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, September 10, 1874



* Red River War

* Nelson A. Miles

* Native Americans - Indians




The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "THE RED RIVER FIGHT" with subheads. (see images)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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702034

Details of a horrible crime... Thomas Edison & P. T. Barnum...

Item #702034

June 15, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE DEMOCRAT, June 15, 1878  The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "SENT TO SEE SATAN" "The Revolting Alliance Formed by  Fiendish Quartet" "A Farmer & His Voluptuous Wife Their Victims" '"How the Latter Gave Battle to the Lecherous Brutes" "Three of Whom Expiated Their Crime on the Gallows". The article takes nearly ... See More  

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701955

Goingsnake massacre shootout...

Item #701955

April 24, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1872



* Goingsnake massacre

* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma




The top of page 6 has one column headings that include: "THE CHEROKEE REVOLT" "Red Skinned Fiends" "The Scene In Court" "The Battle Raging" and more. Text takes up 3 columns, see images for partial.

Other news of the day. Complete in 16 pages, a little spine wear, ... See More  

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701870

Edgar Allan Poe Parents Theatre Ad In 1806...

Item #701870

October 09, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 9, 1806



* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ads

* Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe & David Poe Jr.




The top of page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a  notice for the performance of "SPEED THE PLOUGH", with Mr. Poe as "Henry" and Mrs. Poe as "Miss Blanford" re. the parents of Edgar Allan Poe.

Complete with 4 pages, nic... See More  

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701811

Print of Susan B. Anthony...

Item #701811

January 30, 1889

THE GOSHEN DEMOCRAT, Indiana, Jan. 30, 1889  The front page has a brief article: "Officers of the Woman Suffragists" which includes a little illustration of: "Susan B. Anthony" (some staining - see photo).

Four pages, wear at folds & margins with a few small holes, large folio size.

Item from Catalog 339 (released for February, 2024)

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701696

Edgar Allan Poe Parents Theatre Ad In 1806...

Item #701696

November 03, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1806



* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ads

* Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe & David Poe Jr.




The top of page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a  notice for two performances of "AS YOU LIKE IT" & "POOR SOLDIER", with Mr. Poe as "Oliver" and Mrs. Poe as "Norah" re. the parents of Edgar Allan Poe.

Com... See More  

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701605

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #701605

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877  Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. ... See More  

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701603

Post Abraham Lincoln assassination events...

Item #701603

May 06, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 6, 1865



* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Post Civil War ending events




Page 2 has some reporting soon after Robert E. Lee's surrender and Abraham Lincoln's assassination. (see)

Complete with 4 pages, nice condition.

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701561

1881 Gunnison, Colorado original...

Item #701561

October 31, 1881

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, Oct. 31, 1881



* Rare Old West title

* Volume 1 issue




An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains.

Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.... See More  

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701530

Uncommon woman suffrage paper from Toledo...

Item #701530

December 01, 1877

THE BALLOT BOX, Toledo, Ohio, December, 1877  A quite rare women's suffrage newspaper which lasted just two years under this title. It is mentioned in Mott's History of American Magazines.

Mott notes that this publication was financed in part by Susan B. Anthony, and that having failed with "The Woman's Campaign" she: "...had better luck with the Ballot Box, of whi... See More  

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701431

Livingstone is found, reported in the newspaper which financed the search...

Item #701431

May 05, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, May 5, 1872 



* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley




James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a 2 year expedition with little heard from... See More  

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701362

1883 Alfred Packer cannibalism trial...

Item #701362

April 14, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 14, 1883



* Alfred Packer trial

* Saguache, Colorado

* Cannibalism - murders




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 3 has an brief article headed: "The Trial of Packer" See image for text here.

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

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701204

Yellow Fever epidemic in 1873 Memphis...

Item #701204

November 01, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 1, 1873



* Yellow fever - jack outbreak

* Memphis, Tennessee epidemic




The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "AFFLICTED MEMPHIS" with subhead. (see images) Text takes up almost 2 full columns.

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

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701072

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

Item #701072

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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701064

Beginning of the Impressionist movement in France...

Item #701064

May 13, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 (at a special price)



* Impressionism - art movement begins (historic)



This is an exceedingly significant newspaper on the founding of the Impressionist movement in art.

Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France.  Those artists now known as the &... See More  

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701050

Masonic Hall dedication in NYC...

Item #701050

June 03, 1875

THE WORLD, New York City, June 3, 1875



* Original Masonic Hall (Manhattan) dedication ceremonies

* Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New York




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE MASONIC TEMPLE" with subheads and illustration. (see images) Article takes up most of the front page and continues inside.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a litt... See More  

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700968

Devoted to the tea trade... Displayable masthead...

Item #700968

March 01, 1874

THE TEA LEAF, New York, March, 1874  As noted in the dateline this is: "Published monthly by the United States Tea Company". Page 2 notes this is: "...devoted to the interest of the tea trade..." but it also has various literary items and articles on a wide variety of subjects. 

Four pages, some archival & non-archival mends at margins, generally good condition.... See More  

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700727

Bloody Benders murders discovery...

Item #700727

May 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 9, 1873



* Bloody Benders

* Cherry Vale, Kansas

* Corpses discovered




The bottom of page 5 has a brief and somewhat discrete article headed: "A Ghastly Mystery in Kansas-Eight Bodies Found Under a House" (see image)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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700726

Edgar Allan Poe Parents Theatre Ad In 1806...

Item #700726

November 17, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 17, 1806



* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ads

* Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe & David Poe Jr.




The top of page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a  notice for two performances of "VENICE PERSERVED" & "MAID OF THE OAKS", with Mr. Poe as "Bedemar" and Mrs. Poe as "Maria" re. the parents of Edgar Allan P... See More  

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700647

Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #700647

April 05, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, April 5, 1892 



* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)




A rare title as it existed for less than six months.

Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early hist... See More  

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700525

From 1879 Nashville, Tennessee...

Item #700525

April 29, 1879

THE DAILY AMERICAN, Nashville, Tennessee, April 29, 1879



* Early Southeastern United States publication



 We seldom find newspapers from Nashville, but here is one. A large folio size newspaper of 4 pages with various news & ads of the day. Very small "Library of Congress" label within the masthead, irregular along the spine, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the... See More  

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700433

Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #700433

April 21, 1869

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial begins




Page 10 has a brief article headed: "The Spiritual Photograph Case--A Letter to Justice Dowling" (see image)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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700375

Very early college football game in 1872...

Item #700375

December 08, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 8, 1872



* Columbia Lions vs. Stevens Tech Ducks

* Third season of intercollegiate football




Page 10 has a report on a very early college football game with one column heading: "FOOT BALL" "An Eleven of the Columbia College Defeat An Eleven of the Stevens Institute" with lineups and stats. (see image)

Complete with 16 pages, good condition.... See More  

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700312

Correspondence of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau...

Item #700312
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, New York, May, 1892

 

* Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Henry David Thoreau

* Their correspondence from the early 1840's



By far the most notable content is the 10 pages dedicated to the correspondence between Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau from the early 1840's. 

Other interesting content includes: "Requirements for Admi
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700311

Henry James - "The Private Life"... "A Drive Through the Black Hills"...

Item #700311
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, New York, April, 1892

 

*  "The Private Life", by Henry James

*  A Drive Through the Black Hills", by Antoinette Ogden

*  Sea Songs




Taking multiple pages each are the following: "The Private Life", by Henry James (of The Turn of the Screw, Daisy Miller, etc. fame), "A Drive Through the Black Hills", by Ant
... See More  

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700298

From the "heyday" of Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, New Jersey...

Item #700298

July 28, 1888

THE DAILY PRESS, Asbury Park & Ocean Grove, New Jersey, July 28, 1888 



* From this tourist mecca of the 19th century
* Famous hotels in illustrated ads


An interesting newspaper from these once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items. Page 2 has: "History of Asbury Park" taking ov
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700297

Oklahoma land rush... Cowboys in the Northwest...

Item #700297

May 18, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 18, 1889  The ftpg. has prints of General Benjamin Butler and Admiral David Porter. 

Prints inside include: "The Occupation of Oklahoma--Would-be Setters in Line at the Land Office in Guthrie" "Ascent of Mount Ararat...". A full pg. shows a scene inside a circus, and a nice fullpg: "Ranch Life In The North-West--Bron... See More  

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700275

Making Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in 1870...

Item #700275

April 04, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1870



* Kentucky Bourbon whiskey - liquor

* Corn mash - distillation - copper




Page 5 has a interesting article on the making of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey with a one column heading: "Kentucky Whisky (sic)" with subhead. A printing flaw slightly affects the text. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, minor light foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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700273

The Vintage in California... a highly sought after wine making print...

Item #700273

October 05, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 5, 1878 



* Great wine making illustration

* Paul Masson Vineyards

* Saratoga, California

* Santa Clara County




Certainly the most desired print in this is the terrific, hard to find, double-page centerfold captioned: "The Vintage in California--At Work at the Wine Presses", which is the quintessential print for any lover of American win... See More  

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$248.00
700269

Two full page Thanksgiving prints... Nice portrait of Charles Dickens...

Item #700269

November 30, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1867  This issue has several desirable prints: The front page has:" 'The Soldier's Friend' - An Incident in General Grant's Life", with a related article. The inside contains: "Thanksgiving--A Thanksgiving Dinner Among the Puritans" along with: "Thanksgiving--A Thanksgiving Dinner Among Their Descendants", a... See More  

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700264

Virginius Affair... Cuba...

Item #700264

November 13, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 13, 1873



* Virginius Affair - executions

* Ten Years' War




Page 3 has one column headings that include: "CAPTURE OF THE VIRGINIUS" "Particulars Of the Chase And Seizure" "MASSACRE OF THE CREW" "Capt. Fr, The Seaman, And Others Shot On The 8th Inst." and more. Lengthy text. Nice to have in this venerable newspaper title... See More  

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700195

1872 Mormons to Jerusalem ?...

Item #700195

November 07, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1872



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young's Apostles

* To immigrate to Jerusalem ?




Page 4 has an interesting article with a one column heading: "Mormons Bound For Jerusalem" with subhead. (see images)

Complete with all 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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700186

1872 slave trade in Egypt...

Item #700186

October 16, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 16, 1872



* Slavery in Nineteenth Century Egypt



Page 5 has a a large map headed: "THE NILE SLAVE DISTRICT" and more. Also a one column heading: "THE SLAVE TRADE" with many subheads. (see images)

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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700185

1872 Battle of Orange Walk...

Item #700185

October 05, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 5, 1872



* Battle of Orange Walk Town

* Belize - British Honduras

* Maya peoples - United Kingdom




The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "THE REDS IN HONDURAS" with subheads. (see images)

Complete with all 12 pages, a little spine wear, generally nice.

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700159

Death of Jenny Lind... The 'fighting Indians'...

Item #700159

November 10, 1887

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1887



* Jenny Lind death

* Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer




The top of the front page has: "The Death of Jenny Lind" "A Brief Life Sketch of the World-Famed Songstress" which includes an illustration of her.

Also on the ftpg: "THE FIGHTING INDIANS" "A Brief Skirmish And A Dead Sword-Bearer" "The... See More  

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700129

1872 North American epizootic outbreak...

Item #700129

October 22, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 22, 1872



* Equine influenza A - horse flu

* 1872 North American outbreak

* The Great Epizootic of 1872




The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "THE HORSE DISEASE" with subheads. (see images) Text takes up almost a full column.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.



wikipedia notes: An epizootic outbreak of equine influenza during 1872 in Nor... See More  

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700126

Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #700126

October 11, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 11, 1872



* William H. Seward death (1st report)

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln




The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "SEWARD" with subheads. (see images) A lengthy biography on him that takes up over 4 columns.

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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700125

19th century NYFD & firefighting science...

Item #700125

November 15, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1872



* New York city Fire Department

* Using science as a retardant




The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "SCIENCE VS. FIRE" with subheads. (see images) Text takes up about 4 full columns.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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700111

The Boston Barrel Tragedy... Charles River murder...

Item #700111

November 08, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 8, 1872



* The Boston Barrel Tragedy

* Abijah Ellis murder mystery

* Charles River - Massachusetts




The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "MURDER AND MUTILATION" with subheads. (see images)

Complete with all 12 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nice.... See More  

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700109

1872 Lexington, North Carolina hanging...

Item #700109

December 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 14, 1872



* Lexington, North Carolina

* African American execution

* Davidson County hanging




The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "THE EXTREME PENALTY" with subheads. (see images) A detailed report here.

Complete with all 12 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nice.... See More  

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700108

The great Boston fire of 1872...

Item #700108

November 10, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1872 



* The great Boston Fire (1st report)

* One of most costly fires in U.S. history




Page 5 has nice one column headings: "BOSTON IN FLAMES" "Fearful Conflagration in the Bay State Capital" "The Business Portion Burned" & much more. (see images)

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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700091

1872 burial of Horace Greeley.....

Item #700091

December 13, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 13, 1872



* Edwin Forrest death

* Shakespearean actor

* William Macready rival




The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "EDWIN FORREST" with subheads. (see images) Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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700090

1872 burial of Horace Greeley.....

Item #700090

December 05, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 5, 1872



* Horace Greeley death - burial

* New York Tribune founder - editor

* Liberal Republican Party




The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "THE PHILOSOPHER AT REST" with subheads. (see images) Text takes up about 5 full columns.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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700089

Warrant for Susan B. Anthony's arrest...

Item #700089

November 16, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1872



* Susan B. Anthony arrest warrant

* Women's suffrage movement leader


* Illegal voting in Rochester, New York




Page 3 has a brief and somewhat discrete report with small heading: "Susan B. Anthony In Trouble" with subhead. She would be arrested two days later.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.



wikipedia notes: Following the examp... See More  

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700088

Lengthy article on cockfighting in 1872...

Item #700088

December 29, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 29, 1872



* Cockfighting - illegal blood sport

* Roosters - gamecocks - cockpit

* Unusually lengthy & uncommon article




The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "THE GREAT COCK FIGHT" with subheads. (see images) Text takes up over 2 full columns. Rare to find articles on this illegal blood sport, especially this lengthy.

Complete with all 12 pages... See More  

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700086

1872 Modoc War... Captain Jack...

Item #700086

December 24, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 24, 1872



* The Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack - U.S. Army




The top of  page 6 has a one column heading: "THE MODOC WAR" with subheads. (see images) Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, a little spine wear, generally nice.

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700085

1872 Portland, New York train wreck disaster....

Item #700085

December 25, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 25, 1872



* Christmas eve train wreck disaster

* Cross Cut Railroad - Portland, New York


* Phineas Barnum Circus Museum Fire



The top of  page 5 has a one column heading: "RAILROAD HOLOCAUST" with subheads. (see images)

The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "BURNING OF BARNUM'S" with subheads. (see images)

Other news of the d... See More  

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700084

The Lowry War in North Carolina...

Item #700084

December 28, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1872 



* Andrew Strong killed

* Lowry's War - gang

* Pembroke, North Carolina

* Scuffletown




Page three has an article on the Lowery (Lowry, Lowrie) War in North Carolina.

The Lowry War is a notable event in North Carolina history. Led by Henry Berry Lowry, whose father and brother were murdered by men of the Confederate Home Guard, a band of American... See More  

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700017

Mormonism - Disgusted 'Saints'... Emma Cunningham & the Burdell murder...

Item #700017

August 05, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 5, 1857 



* Emma Cunningham

* Dr. Harvey Burdell

* Murder case




Page 2 has: "Mormonism--Disgusted 'Saints' ". The report begins: "We have another arrival from Mormondom. An emigrant train, containing a large number of women & children...has just reached this city after a wearisome journey of 60 days...The members of this company... See More  

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699915

Alma, New Mexico massacre.... Apaches...

Item #699915

May 05, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNA, May 5, 1880



* Alma, Catron County, New Mexico massacre

* Chiricahua Apaches - Indians - Victorio




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "Indian Depredations" "Ranchmen Killed and a Large Flock of Sheep Driven Off" See image for text here.

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

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$33.00
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