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675520

2 slavers captured... African slave trade...

Item #675520

November 12, 1858

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.

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666117

The last delivery of slaves to America...

Item #666117

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, December 12, 1858 



* The Wanderer (slave ship) lands in Georgia



Page 5 has a brief, discrete but historic report with small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it delivered the last load of African slaves to America (see hyperlink for corroboration). See images for reporting... See More  

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172216

American state prison...

Item #172216

December 18, 1858

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  

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636434
Item #636434

January 29, 1859

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-thir... See More  

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172228

Employment of women...

Item #172228

January 29, 1859

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  

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670668

Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859



* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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607032

Slavery & the South...

Item #607032

February 21, 1859

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.

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172236

Murder in Utah... Haiti...

Item #172236

February 26, 1859

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  

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607094

Daniel Sickles... Afrcian slave trade...

Item #607094

March 04, 1859

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  

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663868

Great lot of 9 issues of Harper's Weekly, 1859...

Item #663868

March 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York  A lot of 9 complete issues with dates: July 30; August 6; Sept. 10, 17; Oct. 8, 29; Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 31, all in 1859.

All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as prints within are generally n... See More  

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658342

1859 Slavery in the South...

Item #658342

May 18, 1859

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1859



* Southern slavery - slaves

* Pre Civil War convention




Page 4 has an interesting reporting headed: "The Southern Convention" "The Opening Of The Slave Trade" and more. Text takes up over 8 columns.

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

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655974

Slave ship, and a fugitive slave case...

Item #655974

June 25, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, June 25, 1859  The top of the front page has: "The African Negroes--The Secretary of the Treasury Defending the President--The Returned Africans of the 'Echo' " which was a slave ship. This report takes over a full column.

Also on the ftpg: "Arrest of Notorious Burglars" & "A Fugitive Slave Case in Washington" concerning Agnes Robinso... See More  

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210878

Early Balloon Voyage In 1859...

Item #210878

August 09, 1859

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  

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221294

Horace Greeley goes west....

Item #221294

August 17, 1859

THE NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1859  Page 6 has: "An Overland Journey. XX. The Emigration". Initialed at the end: H.G. Takes a little more than two columns.

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
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633666

Panama... Diamond mines... Stephen A. Douglas on slavery...

Item #633666
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York,  September, 1859  This issue contains "Something About Diamonds" which takes 12 pages and contains many illustrations on mining and cutting. Also included are: "Tropical Journeyings - Panama" (which includes content and an image related to General Morgan's capture of Panama along with several other related prints of Old... See More  

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172290

Brigham Young... Homer print...

Item #172290

September 03, 1859

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  

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651594

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

Item #651594

October 23, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 23, 1859  The front page has: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Arrest of One of the Insurgents" which begins: "A man supposed to be Captain Cook was arrested here..." with this article followed by many more concerning John Brown's work at Harper's Ferry, including: "Gov. Wise's Speech on the Insurrection" "Arms T... 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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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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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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665709

Nice content on the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #665709

November 19, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial




The front page has two-thirds of a column taken up with reports concerning the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown, headed: "Insanity of Gerrit Smith" as well as; "Treatment of the Counsel of John Brown at Charlestown, Virgin... 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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655397

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

Item #655397

November 21, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 21, 1859 



* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WV




The front page has over a full column taken up with reports on the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown with heads: "The Excitement and Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" and subheads: "Our Richmond Despatch" "Alarm Movements--The South Is Ready for Action" ... See More  

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654401

John Brown's invasion at Harper's Ferry...

Item #654401

November 23, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 23, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia




Page 5 has over a full column taken up with "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" and "John Brown's Last Appeal to A Court" with a subhead: "The Virginia Fright". Nice content on is involvement in the Harper's Ferry Insurrection.

Eight pages, a... See More  

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661090

John Brown petitions for his death sentence to be overturned...

Item #661090

November 25, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 25, 1859  



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Fights to reverse execution sentence




Half of page 3 is taken up with reports on the trial of John Brown for his raid at Harper's Ferry, with first column heads: "John Brown's Writ of Error" "His Petition to the Court of Appeals of Virginia--... 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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664238

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

Item #664238

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859 



* American painter Winslow Homer print

* re. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry




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 ... See More  

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671628

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

Item #671628

November 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 28, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Preparing for Brown's execution




Page 6 has a full column headed: "John Brown's Invasion" at Harper's Ferry. The report begins: "Cheering Prospects" I have the satisfaction of announcing the expected restoration of this place to a tolerab... See More  

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665160

John Cook's confession in the Harper's Ferry raid...

Item #665160

November 29, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - John E. Cook




The top of the front page has some nice content on the John Brown raid upon Harper's Ferry, column heads including; "The Harper's ferry Conspiracy - The Confession of John E. Cooke" "The Confession" with a w... See More  

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672051

On John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry... Death of Washington Irving...

Item #672051

November 30, 1859

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1859  Page 5 has some fine reporting on this historic raid upon Harper's Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, including column heads: "From Charlestown" "A Visit To The Prisoners" "A Caricaturist Rebuked" "Brown Preparing His Public Letter" "He Will Make No Speech" "No One To Visit Brown" "A Guard Of ... 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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662976

Nice on John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #662976

December 07, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Just after Brown's execution




Page 3 has over 3 columns of text headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads: "The Fugitives--Cook and Virginia In Kansas" "Further Testimony--Letter from C.P. Tidd" "John Brown and G. W. Brown&q... See More  

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662543

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

Item #662543

December 08, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 8, 1859 



* John Brown's Negro insurrection

* Harper's Ferry, West Virginia




Page 6 has over a full column on: "John Brown's Invasion" "The Martial Law Illegal--Reaction Against Wise" which concerns the aftermath of John Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Page 3 has: "Monument to John Brown" & "A Defen... See More  

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665667

Executions for the Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #665667

December 15, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 15, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Execution of Cook & Coppic (eve)




The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "STATE OF THE UNION" "The Presidential Campaign of 1860" "The Harper's Ferry Raid" "Approaching Execution of Cook, Coppie, Green and Copeland" and mor... See More  

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656121

Latest information on the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #656121

December 19, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 19, 1859



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




Page 2 has a number of nice accounts of events leading to the Civil War and the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry, with column heads: "The Impending Crisis" "State Of The Union" "The John Brown Sympathy in New England" "...What is T... See More  

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172328

Two Winslow Homer winter-themed prints...

Item #172328

January 14, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, 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, good condition... 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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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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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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652009

Two great slavery articles... Charles Nalle rescued by Harriet Tubman...

Item #652009

April 28, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1860 



* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle

* Rescued by Harriet Tubman

* Slaves - slavery




The top of page 5 has: "Exciting Fugitive Case In Troy - Arrest of a Virginia Runaway - His Release and Escape Through the Efforts of a Mob". This is the case of fugitive slave Charles Nalle.

Note: Although she is not mentioned by name, Charles was rescued by Harrie... See More  

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659797

re. African slave trade...

Item #659797

May 06, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1860 



* African slave trade - Kongo

* re. Slaver Storm King escape

* Indictment of officers




The back page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade In New York" "The Escape of the Alleged Slaver Storm King...." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaw near beginning the mentioned report (see), otherwise nice.... See More  

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661378

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

Item #661378

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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661869

The captured slave ship... Lincoln as a candidate...

Item #661869

May 15, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured

* Abraham Lincoln close to nomination




Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a noted slave ship made more famous by the print of it in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.... 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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624613

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

Item #624613

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860 





* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

* Slaver ship "Wildfire"




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, i... See More  

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668032

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

Item #668032

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK HERALD, May 22, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

* Slaver ship "Wildfire" - slavery - slaves




Page 3 has a report with column heads: "Mr. Lincoln's Acceptance of the Republican Nomination For President"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating ... See More  

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662784

Details on the capture of a slave ship...

Item #662784

May 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1860 



* African slave trade - Kongo

* American Slaver ship capture




The front page has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars Relative To The Slaver William, Late Of Baltimore, At Key West" which begins: "The William left the Congo River nine days before the Wildfire, having on board 790 slaves, and arrived here [Ke... See More  

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663917

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

Item #663917

May 31, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1860 



* Slave ship - Slaver

* Pony Express




The top of page 7 has a report: "Capture of Another Slaver Off the Coast of Cuba" which is rather brief (see). This is followed by: "Arrival of the California Pony Express--The Express Intercepted by Indians--Failure of the Mail, etc." with a St. Joseph, Missouri dateline. Then: "News From Pike... See More  

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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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643886

The slave ship, with prints of slaves onboard...

Item #643886

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 graphic 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 ... See More  

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