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HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1857 The front page has a half page illustration of: 'Hebron', being an overview of the city with the accompany article 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Also small front page illustration of: 'Pilgrims Bathing in the Jordan'.
Inside has 9 small prints regarding: 'The Siamese--The Franks of Asia'. A full page illustration ... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 28, 1857
* Slaver Panchita case
Page 2 has an article headed: "THE SLAVE-TRADE" "Curious Case Of The Panchita" and more. Text takes up over four columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice.
NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Sept.5, 1857 As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from four years before the Civil War.
Among the articles: "The Inquisition in South Carolina" "Proposition to Establish Slavery in Illinois" "Disunion--What It Means" "Anti-Slavery In Connecticut" "Negro Dogs" and much more.
Four pag... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857 Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857 Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.
Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 5, 1857
* Fugitive slave case
* Pre-Civil War
The front page has an article headed: "Fugitive Slave Case in Indiana" See image for text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
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
NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858
* African slave trade resumes
* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)
Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1858 The front page article "French Court Fashions" features a "Costumes of the Court of the Emperor of the French" illustration. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a half-page "Landing at Smyrna". "The Approach to Canton" includes a map "Chart of Pearl River, showing the Position, at Last Acc... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1858 Large front page illustration of "Hon. James S. Green, United States Senator From Missouri." Inside are many large illustrations pertaining to "The Final Capture of Lucknow" including "The Martiniere," "The Residency," "Plan of the City of Lucknow," "Lucknow, from the Residency," and &... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1858 The front page shows: 'Hon. William M Gwin, of California'. 'Travel notes in Bible Lands' features 'Plain and Ruins of Sardis'. 'The Great Bell Crevasse' just above New Orleans shows 3 scenes. Nice full page illustrations of 'Battle of the Waxhaws, May 29, 1780' and 'The Storming of Ft. George, May ... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 3, 1858
* The African slave trade
* P.T. Barnum's letter to the editor
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave-Trade And The American Flag". See image for text. Page four has an interesting letter to the editor entitled: "The Mammoth Opera Scheme", signed in type by P.T. Barnum.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858 The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1858 A front page illustration and article 'Rev. Henry Ward Beecher'. An article "The Boat and The Train" features two half page illustrations: 'Going On Board' and 'Waiting for the Train'. 'The Late Eruption of Vesuvius' features a half page illustration of the same plus a smaller illustration "A Crater i... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1858 Page 3 has: "The Slaver At Charleston" which begins: "A slave brig, called the Echo, arrived at this port yesterday..." and also notes: "...Lieut. Maffitt very kindly writes us that the Dolphin captured this vessel, which he terms an American slaver, after a long chase...off the north coast of Cu... See More
* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas
* The Great Debates of 1858 (2nd of 7)
* Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it was a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at thi
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858 The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The Unshe... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 1858 Page 3 has: "The Prospect In Utah" which reports on the rather dire prospects of peace with the Mormons. One bit notes: "...Brigham Young and his elders have overshot their mark and are feeling the recoil of their own guns. They probably thought that the government would leave Mormonism to itself..." with much ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 5, 1858 The ftpg. has: "The Montauk Point Mystery Explained" "A New York Slave-Ship Scuttled Off Long Island" "Nine Hundred Slaves Landed by the Haidee in Cuba" "Arrest of the Mate and Five of the Crew--Description of the Ship" with the text taking over a full column.
It mentions in part: "...that the Haidee was fitted out at... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1858 The front page has: "Affairs in Utah" with page 4 having a more brief account: "News From Utah".
The back page has most of a column headed: "The Slave Trade" "The Case of the Ship Haidee--Testimony for the Prosecution Continued".
Eight pages, some minor margin tears and chipping, good condition.
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1858
* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas
* The Great Debates of 1858 (last one)
* Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Keeping in mind that this was from the period of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, page 4 has a report from Springfield headed: "Illinois Politics" which talks of Stephen Douglas.
Taking over a full column is a fine report on the las... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858
* The African slavery trade - slaves
Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)
Eight pages, nice condition.
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1858 Nearly three columns on page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech Of Mr. Seward, of New York, delivered at a political meeting held in Rochester on the 25th of October, 1858".
This speech, although harmful to his political career, put the slavery issue on the front burner. One way or another, it had to be resolved.
Before ... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1858 The 1st column of page two has: "Arrival of Another Captured Slaver at Charleston", which tells of the capture of the slave ship 'Brothers". Another related article providing additional details is found on page 4.
Page 2 also has: "Our California Correspondence - A Visit to Fraser River - The Gold Diggings and the Yield of the Preci... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 26, 1858
* William Walker (filibuster)
* Nicaragua expedition
Near the top of the front page is a brief report on: "The Slave Trade" followed by a report: "Commodore Spaulding's Arrest of Walker".
This latter item concerns the infamous General William Walker, who organized several private military expeditions into Mexico and Central ... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1858 Page 3 has an article: "Trial of Slavers" being the infamous slave ship Haidee. It mentions in part: "...She sailed thence to the African coast and there shipped 1,150 negroes. She lost 200 of these on her passage to Cuba. The slaves were landed at or near Cardenas..."with further details.
Four pages, nice con... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 7, 1858.
* President James Buchanan
* State of the Union Address
* Much regarding slavery, the slave states, Kansas, etc.
The first column of the front page has: "NATIONAL AFFAIRS", "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE", "New Political Epoch in the United States", and more, which provide the text followed by commentary regardin
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9 1858 Page 3 has: "The Slave Case In South Carolina" which is about the infamous slave ship Echo.
Four pages, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858 Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 18, 1858 The front page shows: 'Candidates for the Board of Education Opposed to Reading the Bible in Schools', looking monkey-like. Inside has two pages of illustrations: 'Torture and Homicide in an American State Prison', showing 6 types of torture used. "Glimpses at Life in Washington" article also features four illustratio... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 27, 1858 Fully one-third of the front page is taken up with: "OUR GOLD MINES" "The Gold Crop of the United States for Twenty Years" which offers a nice synopsis of gold mining thru that time.
Page 4 has: "the Purchase of Cuba--Mr. Branch's Bill..." and: "The African Slave Trade Question in the South Carolina Legislature".
Ei... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1858 Page 2 has an article taking fully 1 1/2 columns headed: "Constitutionality of the Laws Against the African Slave Trade". Keep in mind that the importation of slaves had been outlawed since 1808.
Page 3 has: "Liberia and the Slave Trade".
Four pages, light damp stain at the top, good condition. The folder siz... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1859
* The Wanderer (slave ship)
Page 3 has about 1/2 of a column of text headed: "The 'Wanderer' Africans Westward-Bound-Curious Scenes" and more which concerns the yacht Wanderer possibly being involved with the African slave trade.
Other news of the day. Eight pages, nice condition.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1859 The front page features a rather large illustration of: "The Yacht 'Wanderer'" along with a related article on it. Its infamy is in that it was the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves from Africa to the United States, which it did on November 28, 1858. Part of the article notes: "...after detaining the Wandere... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-third page ... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, February 21, 1859
* African slave trade
* Pre Civil War South
Page 8 has an article headed: "Defenders Of The Slave-Trade". See image for text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1859. The front page features a halfpage illustration entitled "The Ball of the Season". Two illustration of 'The Murder of the Deaf and Dumb Boy in Utah' and 'The Consummation of the Murder'. An article "Mr. Aspinwall's Gallery" also has two nearly halfpage illustrations. Two pages with 6 illustrations of: 'Th... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, March 4, 1859
* Daniel Sickles' wife
* Philip Barton Key murder
* African slave trade
The front page has an article headed: "The Sickles Tragedy" See image for text here.
Page 2 has a lengthy article headed: "The Slave-trade and the Right of Search" Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, March 14, 1859 From not long before the Civil War containing on the front page 2 illustrated ads for slaves, with details. One notes: "For Sale...A no. 1 cook and laundress..."; and the other "Valuable Plantation and Negroes..." with details. Another reward ad inside.
Four pages, cleanly cut at the spine with ample margin, tears at... See More
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More
Horace Greeley, founder & editor of the New York Tribune, visited the Yosemite Valley in 1859 during his trip to the West. The series of 34 travelogue articles is significant as it was the first widely-distr
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".
Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: "The New Orleans Charity Hospital" along with two smalle... See More
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
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 3, 1859 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 that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my chi... See More
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
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
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
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
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