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567974

Moving day illustration...

Item #567974

May 04, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 4, 1867 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue entitled "'The First of May' - the Discomforts of Moving" which shows moving, cleaning, painting, etc, all going on in one illustration. This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.5 inches and is in good condition.... See More  

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636452

United States Treasury: the manufacture of currency...

Item #636452

May 04, 1867

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867  Included is a one  page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More  

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667102

1867 famine in South Carolina...

Item #667102

May 04, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 4, 1867



* Famine & despair in South Carolina

* Post Civil War reconstruction era



Page 5 has a report headed: "Suffering In South Carolina" "Famine Among The People" and more with several letters for various regions of the State. Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly... See More  

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671457

Revised rules & regulations for baseball in 1867... Brigham Young's Theater...

Item #671457

May 04, 1867

NEW YORK CLIPPER, May 4, 1867  Inside has an interesting article; "Mormon Theatricals" which is a very detailed description of Brigham Young's Theater, plus more.

The same page has over a full column on the; "Rules & Regulations Adopted by the National Association of Base Ball Players". A great & notable report detailing the evolution of the rules for professi... See More  

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667104

Early boxing w/ many rounds in 1867...

Item #667104

May 05, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 5 1867



* Early boxing with several rounds (176)

* Jim Turner vs. Andy Duffy

* African Americans & police clash


* Post Civil War reconstruction era



Page 5 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Desperate Fight In New Orleans" "Rounds 176--Time 2:57" and more. (see) A very early boxing match that lasted 176 rounds. This was in the ... See More  

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173092

Biography on Thomas Nast... General Hancock...

Item #173092

May 11, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1867  This issues feature a very fine portrait of the famed: 'Mr. Thomas Nast' and a bio. on him as well. Halfpg: 'Lodges of the Chiefs in the Indian Village Captured by Gen. Hancock' shows many teepees. Also: 'Old Sioux Indian Captured by Gen. Hancock'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen p... See More  

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667100

1867 Jefferson Davis released on bail ...

Item #667100

May 14, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1867



* Jefferson Davis approved for bail

* President of the Confederate States

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




Page 3 has a lengthy report headed: "JEFFERSON DAVIS" "The State Prisoner Before the Circuit Court at Richmond" "The Court Fixes His Bail at $100,000" and more. (see) Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

Other news and ... See More  

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668518

Jefferson Davis released from prison...

Item #668518

May 14, 1867

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 14, 1867



* Jefferson Davis released

* Horace Greeley bails him out




Page 2 has one column headings: "Jefferson Davis and the Negroes" "He Receives a Large Number of Visitors at his Hotel" "Davis En Route For New York" and more. (see)

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages,... See More  

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173094

Story of fugitive slave Margaret Garner...

Item #173094

May 18, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1867  Nice fullpg. & famous Black print: 'The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner' plus an article on the fugitive slave. Halfpg: 'The Charleston Firemen Saluting the Old Flag' & 'Union Prisoners' Cemetery at Charleston, S.C.'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Newboys' Lodging-House, New York' shows 10 scenes in th... See More  

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173096

Freedmen school... Fort Dodge...

Item #173096

May 25, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 25, 1867 Ftpg. has 3 illustrations on: 'Educating the Freedmen' including a 'School for Colored Children'. Fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon. Two nice pgs. have 4 illustrations showing: 'The Indian War--Indian Council at Ft. Dodge, Kansas' & 'Sutler's Store at Ft. Dodge, Kansas' & 'Interior of Ft. Dodge, Kansas'. Full... See More  

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660168

William Gannaway Brownlow & the Negroes...

Item #660168

May 25, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1867



* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

* Tennessee governor - anti-slavery abolitionist




The front page has a article headed: "Gov. Brownlow Addresses the [Blacks]" (see) Also front page reporting on the ongoing American Indian Wars.

Complete with all 8 pages, good condition.

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667098

1867 Roxbury annexed to Boston vote...

Item #667098

May 30, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1867



* Neighborhood of Roxbury

* Annexation to city of Boston




Page 7 has a brief report headed: "Annexation Of Roxbury To Boston" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War. Complete with 12 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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667099

1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667099

May 31, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1867



* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.

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173098

Trial of Jefferson Davis...

Item #173098

June 01, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 1, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Jeff Davis Leaving the Court House at Richmond--Demonstration of the Rebel Citizens'. Great fullpg: 'Trial of Jeff Davis--Mr. O'Connor Moving for his Release on Bail'

Complete in sixteen pages.

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667274

David Livingston... false report of death...

Item #667274

June 03, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1867



* Dr. David Livingstone death ?

* African explorer




Page 5 under: "Dr. Livingstone's Funeral" "Account of His Death and the Burial of His Body" is an erroneous account on the death of Dr. David Livingstone, the famous explorer. Livingstone actually died in 1873. The report suggests he was killed by African savages.

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667329

1867 L. Harris Hiscock murder... Albany...

Item #667329

June 05, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 5, 1867



* L. Harris Hiscock assassination

* New York State Assembly - Albany

* General George W. Cole




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "Terrible Tragedy In Albany" "A Member of the Constitutional Convention Shot Dead" and more.

Complete with 12 pages, good condition.... See More  

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173100

Fort Larned... Honolulu...

Item #173100

June 08, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 8, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illustrations of 'The Indian War', including 'Ft. Larned, Kansas' and 'Burning the Cheyenne Village near Ft. Larned' plus illus. of the chiefs of the Kiowas and Arapahoes. Fullpg. on: 'New Regulation Uniform of the U.S. Artillery' One-third pg: 'King Kamehamehla V Laying the Cornerstone of the Bishop's Church ... See More  

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567972

Little girl and blindman illustration...

Item #567972

June 08, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 8, 1867 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue entitled "The Blindman's Darling" which shows a little girl reading the Bible to a blind man. This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.5 inches and is in good condition.

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613485

Themed on hunting, sports, fire departments, etc...

Item #613485

June 08, 1867

CALIFORNIA SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, San Francisco, June 8, 1867  The masthead has a sporting them, plus in the masthead is: "A Weekly Chronicle Devoted to the Turf, Field Sports, Regattas, Hunting, Angling, Cricket...Fire Department & General News of California." The content is just that.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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650690

Building the Mormon Temple...

Item #650690

June 08, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1867  Inside features a nearly half page captioned: "The Great Mormon Tabernacle At Salt Lake" with a related article of the same title. The print shows the famous Temple in the early stages of construction.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition.

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667191

1867 John Surratt trial...

Item #667191

June 12, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 12, 1867 



* John H. Surratt trial 

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
  



Page 10 has an article: "TRIAL OF JOHN H. SURRATT" The Legal Hitch In The Case" and more. Text takes up 2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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173102

General Hancock... Kansas Pacific Railroad...

Item #173102

June 15, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 15, 1867  Includes a map showing scene of Gen. Hancock's operations in the Indian country; "Valley of Spring Creek, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Cave on Mulberry Creek, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Look's Ranche, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Pulpit Rock on Alum Creek, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Maguire & Risley's Jap... See More  

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573958

The post Civil War Era...

The influence of newspapers???

Item #573958

June 17, 1867

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, PA, dated in 1867  This is an original post-Civil War 19th century issues from Bethlehem, PA. 



*Editorial comment on the influence of newspapers



Page one has an interesting article on the influence of newspaper editors upon their readership. Additionally, the issue contains post-war/reconstruction era reporting and is loaded with period advertise... See More  

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652398

President announces the purchase of Alaska from Russia had been formalized...

Item #652398

June 21, 1867

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 21, 1867 



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia




Near the bottom of page 2 is a brief yet very notable report on "Seward's Folly" headed: "The Russian Bargain Completed" which includes in part: "The president issued a proclamation on Thursday announcing the ratification treaty wi... See More  

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662300

United States-Russian Treaty: "Seward's Folly"...

Item #662300

June 21, 1867

NEW-YORK HERALD, June 21, 1867 



* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia




The top of page ten has: "Washington" "Proclamation by the President--Ratification of the Treaty With Russia"  which formalized the controversial purchase of Alaska.

The proclamation states in part: "Whereas, The Treaty between the United States...and His M... See More  

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173104

Life of a convict at Sing Sing... Election in Washington...

Item #173104

June 22, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 22, 1867  Ftpg. shows: 'Portrait of Queen Victoria in a very ornate frame. Fullpg: 'Constitutional Convention at Albany'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Life of a Convict at Sing Sing Prison, New York' shows 16 scenes. Nice quarterpg. illus: 'Significant Election Scene at Washington' shows blacks voting, with text mentioning: '...the... See More  

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564519

Steinway Hall... Cooper Institute...

Item #564519

June 22, 1867

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated June 22, 1867 The full frontpage has nine portraits: "Mr. L. F. Harrison & the Conductors Of The Grand Festival Concerts Given At Steinway Hall, N.Y." Fullpages inside: "Modeling Room Of The Female Pupils Of The School Of Design Cooper Institute, N.Y." and "Grand Musical Festival, Given Under The Direction Of L. F. Harrison, a... See More  

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567371

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1867...

Item #567371

June 22, 1867

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1867



* From the Indian Wars era

* 19th century Bethlehem, Pennsylvania original




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day. Several interesting advertisements tell the way life was back then.



Made of rag paper, this issue is in very nice condition.

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669958

Trouble with the Indians...

Item #669958

June 25, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 25, 1867  Page 3 has a report headed: "Indian Depredations" concerning their interrupting  the construction of a railroad: "...says the Indians have driven the railroad grading parties into Fort Hooker...a considerable amount of stock had been driven off...is feared all will leave unless they are better protected..." and more... See More  

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667319

Franz Joseph I of Austria 1867 coronation...

Item #667319

June 27, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, June 27, 1867



* Franz Joseph I of Austria

* King of Hungary coronation




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE HUNGARIAN CORONATION" "Hungary Receiving Her King" "Francis Joseph and the Empress of Austria as King and Queen" and more. Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along the sp... See More  

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173106

Custer's scouts... Croquet... Paul Revere's Ride with Poem...

Item #173106

June 29, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867  Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.

Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... See More  

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565734

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1867...

Item #565734

June 29, 1867

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 29, 1867



* From the Indian Wars era

* 19th century Bethlehem, Pennsylvania original




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day. Several interesting advertisements tell the way life was back then.



Made of rag paper, this issue is in nice condition.

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657342

Early Colorado... Indians... Many related prints...

Item #657342
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, NY, July, 1867



* Early Colorado article and prints

* Indians, buffalo hunting, stage coach, etc.




Beginning on the front page is a 14 page article: "A Stage Coach Ride To Colorado" that has 14 illustrations, including: "A Bullwhacker," "Buffalo Hunting," "Fort Fletcher," "Sunset on the Plains," "Monument R... See More  

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668817

1867 hanging at Newton, New Jersey...

Item #668817

July 03, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1867



* Newton, New Jersey

* Hanging - execution

* Very detailed report




Page 10 has a report headed: "THE GALLOWS" "Hanging of John Hughes at Newton, N.J., for the Murder of His Wife" and more. (see) Detailed account that takes up a column.

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular at the spine, otherwise nice.... See More  

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173108

Liberty Bell first ringing... Buffalo hunting...

Item #173108

July 06, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY July 6, 1867  Full front page illustration of "The First Peal for Liberty." shows a man ringing a bell. Inside is a full page illustration of "The Fourth of July in the Country."; a nearly full page illustration of: "The New Masonic Hall, Boston, Dedicated June 24, 1867"; a vertical doublepage centerfold of: "Buffalo Hunting on the Plains... See More  

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623366

On the invention of the typewriter...

Item #623366

July 06, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1867 



* Inventor John Pratt - pterotype

* Invention of the typewriter




The front page has an article: "Improved Portable Photographic Apparatus" which 2 illustrations of: "Houston's Portable Photographic Camera" (see). But the most significant item in this issue is the page 3 article headed: "Type Writing Machine" ... See More  

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151044

Item #151044

July 09, 1867

THE CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL, July 9, 1867. Click on the camera below to see the photo for the front page, one column headlines which deal with Reconstruction during the years shortly after the Civil War. Various foxing, mainly in the top half of the front page, folio-size issue, 8 pages, minor edge wear, never bound nor trimmed.

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667365

1867 Battle of Fort Wallace, Kansas...

Item #667365

July 12, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1867



* Battle of Fort Wallace (Massacre)

* United States 7th Cavalry

* Cheyennes - Indians




Page 4 has an article headed: "The Indian War" "Attack on Fort Wallace, Kansas--Thirteen Soldiers of the Garrison Killed" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.

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173110

Macon, Georgia...

Item #173110

July 13, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 13, 1867 Halfpg: 'Heck Hall, Evanston, Ill.' 'Market Scene in Macon, Ga.' shows many blacks. Fullpg: 'Interior of Faneuil Hall, Boston' & 'A Scene in the Old Ladies Home, Brooklyn' Nice fullpg. illus. of 'Birds from the Central Park Collection'. Halfpg: 'The American Rocky Mountain Sheep' & 'The Rocky Mountain Mu... See More  

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667364

1867 M. Jeff Thompson as a Southern editor...

Item #667364

July 16, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 16, 1867



* M. Jeff Thompson

* Confederate General

* Southern editor




Page 4 has a editorial for the Yazoo Banner in Mississippi headed: "Filibustering Preparations In The Gulf States" and "Gen. Jeff Thompson Pitching Into A Southern Editor" signed in type: M. Jeff Thompson.

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

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669960

The Lincoln assassination plot...

Item #669960

July 18, 1867

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 18, 1867 



* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination



Page 3 has a report headed: "The Assassination  Plot" which comments on a letter signed by Booth, Payne, Harold, and Atzerodt, ending with: "...The moment has now arrived when I must change my plans. Many will blame me for what I am about to do; but posterity, I am sure, wi... See More  

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173112

Admiral Farragut's ship "Franklin"...

Item #173112

July 20, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY July 20, 1867 Full front pg. illus. of "Cherry Ripe." (Small girl eating cherries). Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Harvest on Historic Fields-A Scene at the South." Six illus. of "Scottish Games at Jones's Wood." Dblpgctrfld. containing six illus. pertaining to "Scenes on Board Admiral Farragut's Flag Ship the "Franklin," Ne... See More  

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667366

1867 Kidder fight massacre...

Item #667366

July 21, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 21, 1867



* re. Kidder Fight (Massacre) - Kansas

* General George Armstrong Custer

* 9 years before the Battle of Little Big Horn




Page 10 has an article headed: "The Indian War" "Operations of Custer's Command--The Massacre of Lieutenant Kidder and Ten Men..." (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little creasing, nice condition.... See More  

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173114

Fort Wallace...

Item #173114

July 27, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 27, 1867 Ftpg: 'The Trout Stream' shows a fisherman. Fullpg. shows 5 illus. & article: 'The Indian Outrages' shows Ft. Wallace, Kansas, a 'Desperate Battle Between the Cheyennes & Co. G, 7th Cavalry' & an arrow-ridden body'. Fullpg: 'Feeding the Swans--a Scene at Central Park'

Complete in sixteen pages.

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203356

Louise Chandler Moulton Poem....

Item #203356

July 27, 1867

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Phila., July 27, 1867



*"The House in the Meadow" by Louis Chandler Moulton



Inside has a poem: "The House In The Meadow By Louise Chandler Moulton"
. Archival mend to a tear at the top of the first and second leaf, otherwise in good condition. 8 pages.   
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667368

1867 American Indian Wars outbreak...

Item #667368

July 28, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 28, 1867



* American Indian Wars

* Native Americans outbreak

* Eyewitness account from the Plains




The back page has a article headed: "OUR INDIAN TROUBLES" "CAUSES OF THE OUTBREAK" "The Whites as Much to Blame as the Redskins" and more. (see) Text takes up more than a full column.

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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565651

Mormons in England...

Item #565651

August 01, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 1, 1867 



* Mormons in England 

* John H. Surratt trial 

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
  



Page 2 has an article: "The Mormons in England" which notes the drop in the number of Mormons there, ending with: " ...Those who could get away are gone; those who could & would not have apostalized, & those who wou... See More  

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173116

General Custer...

Item #173116

August 03, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 3, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illus: 'Sioux Indians Attempting to Stampede Gen. Custer's Horses' with a view of Custer. Halfpg: 'Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North'. 

Complete in sixteen pages.

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564520

Pennsylvania Coal Region prints...

Item #564520

August 03, 1867

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated August 3, 1867 Almost a halfpage illustration inside: "The Coal Depot At Port Carbon, Pa.--Loading The Boats For The Coal Market." Halfpage "Scene On The Levee, New Orleans." Fullpage has four scenes of natural curiosities in Arkansas: "Profile Of Dardanelle Rock" "Dardanelle Rock" "Standing Rock, Broad Camp Cr... See More  

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667369

1867 William G. Brownlow re-elected governor... ...

Item #667369

August 03, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 3, 1867



* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

* Governor of Tennessee re-election victory




Page 4 has an article headed: "THE TENNESSEE ELECTION" "Governor Brownlow Re-elected by Thirty Thousand Majority" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.

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