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July 18, 1849
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 18, 1849
* The Great Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) fire
The front page has an article headed: "Destructive Fire In Mauch Chunk" which devastated this small town, noting in part: "...very destructive & calamitous fire broke out in Mauch Chunk...in the most flourishing & business portion of the town...At least thirty houses...have been reduced to ... See More
July 19, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1849 The first page carries a report "Fire at Mauch Chunk, (PA.)" (now known as Jim Thorpe. "We have received information of the occurrence of an awful conflagration in our sister town of Mauch Chunck on Sunday. All the business portion of that flourishing borough is in ruins. The loss is estimate at $150,000...".
Comple... See More
July 25, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849
* California gold rush
* Slave ship captured
Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.
Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More
July 26, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a lot of 5 issues from 1849. Although I find no Gold Rush content, there are articles of interesting from the period such as Indian reports, etc. Not "generic" issues but issues with content yet not worthy of individual sale.
Four pages each, nice condition.
July 30, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns of reports headed: "Late From California" including documents noting General Riley as governor. There is also a lengthy letter from San Francisco with news from the gold fields, a few bits including: "...some 40 persons are at wo... See More
August 01, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 1849 Page 3 has: "California Items" which includes reports concerning problems with the Indians, and also an: "Affray at Stockton" between an "American" and a "celebrated Indian chief" with details. Also: "Gold Coining" and other items.
Four pages, nice condition.
August 08, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1849
* Wagon trains heading West
* California gold rush era
Page 3 has a terrific report headed: "From the Western Plains" which provides a sense of the romance, at least in hindsight, of the wagon trains heading west.
But the truth was much more dangerous. A few bits include: "...advices from the Plains have been... See More
August 09, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 1849
* California gold rush
Page 3 has a report: "From Santa Fe and the Far West" which includes: "...large number of emigrants have left Santa Fe for California. Seven out of nine men belonging to parties destined for California...were killed. They were attacked...by 200 Apache Indians. The emigrants for Californi... See More
August 25, 1849
NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, August 25, 1849
* The rivers of Texas
* Post Mexican War era
On the back page under "Sketches Of Texas...No. II" is a detailed report: "Rivers of Texas--Facilities of Interior Commerce--Prospective Improvements of Rivers and Harbors." The report describes the accessibility of the principal rivers of Texas: the Trin... See More
September 01, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1849 The top of page 3 has a report from New Orleans noting: "...brings advices that...received a white flag, understood to be from Billy Bowlegs, the Seminole chief, expressing a desire for peace & proposing to hold a council at the next full moon..." with a bit more.
Page 2 also has a report beginning: "The sea se... See More
September 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, September 11, 1849 Page three has the interesting Chippewa legend, "The Dancing Ghosts", which centers on their response to the Northern Lights phenomenon. The issue also contains much on the issue of slavery and Native Americans, as well as reports related to Westward Expansion.
Complete in four pages,with much political reporting, news of the ... See More
September 15, 1849
THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 1849 A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Page 2 has a rather lengthy: "Address of the Central Committee of Louisville to the Emancipationists of Kentucky ! ", "Georgetown College", "Late from Texas", "Later from Santa Fe and Los Vegas--Indian Fights, et... See More
September 19, 1849
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849
* California gold rush
This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day. Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California" (see). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian t... See More
September 21, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 1849 Page 3 has nearly half a column headed: "California Items" which primarily discusses the cost of items and the troubles in maintaining commerce in California.
Page 2 also has; "Latest From Santa Fe" which includes a letter from Los Vegas, N.M. detailing a fight between US. troops and a party of Apache Indians... See More
September 29, 1849
NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1849
* Apache Wars beginning
* United States Army
Page 2 has: "Later from Santa Fe - Fight with the Indians" which begins with "Sir: I have the honor to report, that a party, numbering about 40, of Apaches, came to this post to-day with an evident design of committing depredations, should a chance be presented, as well as to supply themselve... See More
October 02, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1849 Page 3 has some early reports headed: "From Santa Fe" which includes in part: "...reports trade at Santa Fe generally dull. Two Americans were murdered by the Apache Indians...about 200 miles this side of Santa Fe Mr. Brown was attacked by a party of 40 Arapahoes...A band of Cheyenne Indians...surrounded and burnt Be... See More
October 29, 1849
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1849
* Texas gold discovery - Gila River
The front page has over 2 columns on: "Kentucky Constitutional Convention". Page 2 has; "Gold On The Gila" which notes: "...arrived at the Gila river...appearances indicate that gold is as plentiful in that region as it is described to be on the Sacramento..." with more (see). The back page has: ... See More
October 30, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1849 Page 2 has a nice article: "Great Fight With The Apaches" which is mostly taken up with an account of a battle headed: "American Guerrilla Company of Capt. Box, Santiago, Sept. 3, 1849". Nice detail in this letter.
Four pages, very nice condition.
January 11, 1850
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at... See More
February 23, 1850
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1850 The front page has a print: "An Indian Duel" which is from "Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.
Four pages, very large size, several folds with minor wear at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
March 02, 1850
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 2, 1850 The top of the front page features a nice print of: "March Of The Sioux. From Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians" which has a related article as well.
Four pages, quite large folio size, 3 folds with creases at the folds, otherwise good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
October 30, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851 Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More
March 26, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 26, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.
Among the many prints are a front page view of: "Ci... See More
April 30, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853 The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More
September 12, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 12, 1854
* Grattan Massacre
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians
The back page has an article headed: "Indian Outrages" "Important News from Fort Laramie--Indians Attacking the Fort...." Early coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the First Sioux War, fought between... See More
Item #563858Here are 4 1855 checks drawn in the "Otsego County Bank" in Cooperstown, New York NY. A very handsome item which features an engraving of an Indian at the left side. Printed on maroon ink with a circular "Paid" stamp as well. These are about 2 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches and in great condition (see photos).
July 07, 1855
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, July 7, 1855 A wealth of prints including a fullpg. with 4 scenes of: "Capt. Collinson's Arctic Expedition" which includes: "Sledge Party of Esquimaux [Eskimos]", a print of an: "Iroquois Chief" and "Opening of the Madras Exhibition--Fort George" among others.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition.
May 21, 1856
BOSTON MORNING JOURNAL, May 21, 1856
* Bleeding Kansas
* War on slavery
Page 2 has almost an entire column on the troubling situation in Lecompton, Kansas (see), followed by: "Indian Disturbances In Kansas". Also: "Col. Fremont's Mariposa Estate".
Four pages, large folio size, nice condition.
June 27, 1856
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 27, 1856
* Pre Civil War slavery
* African slave trade
Page 7 has: "The New York Slave Trade - Seizure & Condemnation of the General Pierce" with the lengthy article providing much detail on the capture of the slave ship.
Also: "From Fort Kearny" has a report on a skirmish with Cheyenne Indians.... See More
November 15, 1856
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 15, 1856
* Great pre-Civil War fire engine print
For the collector of fire-fighting memorabilia, this is a terrific issue.
The entire front page is taken up with a very detailed & terrific print titled: "The New Steam Fire Engine" which was called the "Neptune", manufactured by Silsby, Mynderse & Company in Seneca Falls, ... See More
January 10, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 10, 1857 The 2nd issue ever published. The only illustrations are a few small scenes from Paraguay, as few issues from the first year had many prints. Please see photos for details.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), and contains additional prints and related text.
February 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1857 Just the 7th issue of this title. Two-thirds pg: "Map of the African Continent" showing the bottom half of it. Two pages with 8 prints of: "A Tramp Through the Backwoods of Costa Rica".
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.
May 07, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1857
* Spirit Lake Massacre - Sioux Indians - Iowa
Page 3 has nearly a full column article on the infamous Spirit Lake Massacre. The article is headed: "The Late Indian Massacre at Spirit Lake and contains a great wealth of detail.
Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More
June 13, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1857 The front page features a 1/4 pg. illustration of "Sir E. Bulwer Lytton" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Rembrandt Peale". Many illustrations of "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including: "Modern Gaza," "Ruins of Askelon," "Plain of Ashdad," "Ludd (ancient Lydda),&qu... See More
July 04, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857 The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'. Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More
August 01, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1857 The front page has illustrations of" "Tomb of Joseph (at Shechem)" and "Approach to Samaria" with an article: 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Inside an article: "Reaping at Syracuse" features illustrations include: "Reaping in the Olden Times" "The Toll-Gates on the Road to the Field" ... See More
August 15, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1857 The front page features and article and illustration of 'The King of Delhi'. 'Travel Note of Bible Lands' includes an illustration of: 'Haifa and Mount Carmel' and 'The Monks of Mount Carmel'. A half-page illustration of 'The William and Ann, in which General Wolfe sailed to Quebec in 1759'. An article ent... See More
August 22, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1857 The front page features the article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" and features three small illustrations plus a half page illustration "Tyre From the Isthmus". One page has 4 illustrations of 'Frontier Life In Washington Territory'. 'A Trip to the White Mountains' includes 8 comic illustrations. Full pag... See More
September 05, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1857 The front page features: "Princess Charlotte of Belgium" with the accompany article; "The New Archduchess of Austria". Three prints of "The Hair, and Styles of Wearing it". Small print of "Rev. Eugenio Kincaid, Missionary to Burmah". "The Valley of the Amazon" features several smaller illustrat... See More
September 16, 1857
THE WASHINGTON UNION, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1857 See the photo for the back page "Proclamation" permitting the sale of Indian lands in the Kansas Territory, previously held in trust by the U. S. Government. The proclamation is detailed and takes about a 1/3 of the column. It is signed in type: Franklin Pierce. Complete in four pages and is in good condition.... See More
September 19, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1857 The front page "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features close to half page illustration 'View of Nazareth' and a smaller illustration entitled 'Shrine of the Annunciation'. "The Candidates for the Governorship of Pennsylvania" features the illustrations of 'Hon. Isaac Hazlehurst', "Hon. David Wil... See More
September 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1857 This issue contains the first report of 'The "Central America", the great ship wreck: "...The catastrophe which we all deplore -- which in the midst of panic strikes a deeper thrill... we can only sympathize and bow in humility, confessing human weakness, and saying, 'Thy will be done!'"
The front page feature... See More
October 03, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1857 The front page article: "Thrilling Narrative of a Ship-Wrecked Passenger on Board the 'Central America" features the nearly half-page illustration 'Wreck of the Central America, Adrift on the Ocean'. Five nice illustrations on two pages regarding: 'Mining Life in California', two showing gambling: 'Faro' and... See More
October 10, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1857 Front page features an article: "A Panic in Wall Street" plus a cartoonish illustration captioned: "The Panic in Wall Street". 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two scenes in Damascus. 'The Woman-Artist' article also features a small illustration of 'Madame Rosa Bonheur' as well as 'A Rough S... See More
October 17, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1857 The front page illustration of "Alexander Grant, Fireman of the 'Central America'" accompanies the article entitled "Alexander Grant, the Man Who Couldn't Be Drowned". Two illustrations inside pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including "What Steenburger Saw in the Harem" and "G... See More
November 07, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1857 The front page features an article "Peace and War" and has two illustrations "What the United States Soldiers are Doing" and "What the British Soldiers are Doing". A full page shows six different Shawl fashion illustrations. Full page: 'At The Polls' shows a scene at the election polls. Two half page ... See More
November 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1857 Front half page illustration of "The Sovereigns at the Theatre at Stuttgardt" with an accompanying article.
Inside contains two large illustrations of "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon" and "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon Preaching to Thirty Thousand People at the Crystal Palace, England." Also inside, two illustration... See More
December 05, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1857 Front 1/4 page illustration of "The Late General Cavaignac." Inside a large illustration of "Monument to Major-General Worth at New York." Also many illustrations pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Times" including "A Maronite Excommunicated," "The Subterranean Passage," and "The Great Te... See More
December 12, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1857 The front page features 'Our Mayors' and the half-page illustrations of 'Hon. Fernado Wood, Mayor of New York' and 'Hon. Daniel F. Tiemann, Mayor-Elect'. An article "Rev. William R. Williams, D.D. - Pastor of Amity Street Baptist Church, NY' also features a small illustration of him. 'Travel Notes in Bible ... See More
December 19, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19,1857 Front half-page illustration of "General Sir Henry Havelock at the Head of His Staff." Inside two illustrations of dogs including "The Great American Dog, 'Prince' and 'Bill' the London Fire-Escape Dog." Two illustrations pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including "The Tomb of Saint ... See More
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