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November 01, 1800
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1800 Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports on the Yellow Fever epidemic noting: "America, too, is at once a prey to a malignant fever & a most extensive & alarming insurrection among the Negroes, incited, as is said, by French emissaries & urged to slaughter every white person (except French) that falls wi... See More
May 31, 1802
BOSTON GAZETTE, May 31, 1802
* Martha Washington death
* Mount Vernon
The bottom of page 2 carries the report "DIED, At Mount-Vernon, on the 22 inst. Mrs. MARTHA WASHINGTON, widow of the late illustrious General George Washington. To those amiable and christian virtues, which adorn the female character, she added dignity of manners, superiority of understanding, a mind intellige... See More
September 14, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1811 The first five pages are focused on the hoped-for independence of Venezuela, with: "A Declaration of Rights by the People of Venezuela" which includes: "Sovereignty of The People" "Rights Of Man In Society" "Duties of Man In Society" and "Duties of the Social Body". This is followed by the:... See More
January 25, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 25, 1812 The front page has a letter to Congress signed by the President: James Madison, which hints of the coming war: "...The continued evidence afforded in this correspondence of the hostile policy of the British government against our national rights, strengthens the considerations recommending & urging the preparation of adequate means for m... See More
April 07, 1813
BOSTON GAZETTE, April 8, 1813
* Death of the "Gerrymander"
* Governor Elbridge Gerry
Page 3 begins with an interesting article headed: "The Gerrymander", essentially a report of its death. The "gerrymander" was--and remains to this day--a controversial political maneuver used to reshape voting districts in order to favor a political party. It was named fo... See More
August 28, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1813 Pages 1-4 contains five letters under the heading: "Further Executive Proceedings" signed in type by either James Monroe of James Madison, concerning relations with Sweden. Also in the issue: "Events of the War" with much on the War of 1812 including letters signed in type by Henry Proctor, Isaac Chauncey and two by Wm. ... See More
March 02, 1816
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, March 2, 1816 Page 3 has an interesting article of a new devise called a: "Life-Saving Mattress" with a prefacing note that it is: "...not only for all the uses of a common mattress, but also for the preservation of life in cases of shipwreck.", followed by: "A Description of the Patent Life-Saving Mattress" (see).
Four pages, nice condition... See More
May 27, 1837
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 27, 1837 Inside has: "Santa Ana - Translated from the Manifesto of General Santa Ana" which is a lengthy letter from him regarding his capture, taking two columns.
Bits include: "On the 22nd of April I was made a prisoner by the Texian volunteers, but they did not know who I was. Having been brought before Houston, I was soon recognized b... See More
May 21, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1842
* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack
Pages 2, 3 & 4 contain a great deal on the Dorr Rebellion, including a lengthy "statement" to President John Tyler concerning the state of affairs in Rhode Island as a result of the Dorr Rebellion, with his response signed in type: John Tyler. Including as well are documen... See More
March 05, 1857
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1857
* President James Buchanan
* Inauguration - inaugural address
* Best title to be had (rare as such)
A terrific issue in which to find the inauguration and inaugural address of President James Buchanan. Almost the entirety of the first two columns on page 3 are taken up with the: "Inaugural Address". If is preface... See More
December 09, 1859
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 9, 1859 The ftpg. includes: "Congress--Both Houses Engrossed With the Slavery Agitation" "Messrs. Davis, of Mississippi, and Corwin & Cox, of Ohio, in the House" with this text taking half of the page.
Some related slavery issues discussed on inside pages including: "An Abolitionist Betrayed by Slaves" "Southern Movements - P... See More
August 12, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1861
* Burning of Hampton, Virginia
* Confederate title
Among the front page reports are: "Facts & Rumors--Extracts from Northern Journals--War Movements & Incidents, etc." "From Norfolk "From Charleston" "Direct Trade With the South" "Gen. McClellan and the Press" "Local Matt... See More
April 24, 1862
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, April 24, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing
* General P. G. T. Beauregard's praise
* Rare Confederate title from the war origin
This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline (see). The ftpg. includes: "From New Orleans--Glad Tidings from Fort Jackson--Seven Da... See More
August 16, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1862 The front page has an illustration of: "John Morgan, The Highwayman of Kentucky" with an article on him. Also on the ftpg: "Searching For Rebels In A Cave In Alabama" and a small print of: "Aunt Charlotte".
Prints inside include: "Sunday At General McClellan's Head-Quarters" "Scene Near Trent'... See More
March 31, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, March 31, 1863 The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "THE NAVAL BATTLE AT PORT HUDSON. Plan of Admiral Farragut's Gallant Attack on the Rebel Batteries." First column heads include: "Important From New Orleans' "Details of the Movement Against Port Hudson" "Admiral Farragut Passes the Forts with Hartford & the Albatross... See More
July 04, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
* Most historic battle of the Civil War
* Great reporting - one of the best to be had
The top portion of the first column on the front page is taken up with some great & very historic heads on the Battle of Gettysburg, including: "REBEL INVASION" "The Fighting At Gettysburg" "The Severest... See More
September 07, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1863
* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor
* General Quincy Adams Gillmore
Much on the siege of Charleston with the top of a ftpg. column headed: "Charleston" "Progress of the Siege--Effect of Gen. Gillmorte's Shelling" and then on page 2: "The Siege Of Charleston" "The Rebel Cause in Northern Georgia".
Four pages... See More
September 24, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 24, 1863
* Battle of Chickamauga
Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "From Gen. Rosecrans's Army - The Fight Still in Progress" "Gen. Blunt's Campaign - The Indian Territory and Western Arkansas Regained to the Union" "Fromm Gen. Rosecrans's Army" "War's Changes" "The Latest Instance of... See More
March 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1864 The front page has a print of: "The Late Colonel Ulric Dahlgren" with an article on him. The ftpg. also has articles titled: "General Grant as Lieutenant-General" and "General Custer's Raid".
Inside has a full page: "Ambuscade & Death of Colonel Dahlgren" and also: "General Grant Receiving His... See More
May 18, 1864
CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, May 18, 1864 This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline. The front page has a wealth of war-related reports including: "Latest From Virginia", "Heavy Fighting Near Drewry's Bluff", "Enemy Defeated With Great Loss", "General Beauregard Commanding... See More
April 07, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1866
* Civil War officially ends
Page 4 contains the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "PEACE" "Proclamation By the President" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The text takes a full column.
Pa... See More
December 26, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1866 Page 3 has an interesting and lengthy article: "After The Buffaloes" "The Union Pacific Railway--Nine Days o the Plains of Kansas--A Buffalo Hunt--Journalists on the Rampage". This is a great account of a train trip on the Union Pacific, at least to its terminus at this point (Leavenworth, Kansas). Included is a fine account of a buf... See More
January 02, 1867
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Jan. 2, 1867 The ftpg. includes a nice article concerning the early wine industry in California: "The Vine Culture In Southern California".
Eight pages, good condition.
May 30, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1868
* Very 1st Memorial Day
* Kit Carson death
History tell us that the very first official Memorial Day was in 1868. In that year General John A. Logan established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, various Union and Confederate memorial traditions, celebrated on different da... See More
November 08, 1876
THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876 Page two of this issue contains the column headline "THE NEXT PRESIDENT" and reports "If he shall live until that time Samuel J. Tilden will become President of these United States on the 5th day of March as appears by the election returns at hand as we write! ... You and I may not agree with them concerning their mode of doing things, b... See More
December 29, 1877
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 29, 1877 The ftpg. has a column wide map headed: "El Paso and The Rio Grande" with text, including: "...shows the scene of operations in El Paso County, Texas, and the course of the Rio Grande as far as Laredo...The cattle raids...were made upon the stock ranches at least 150 miles below Laredo...".
Eight pages, slightly browned, good conditi... See More
December 05, 1878
EASTON EXPRESS, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5, 1878
* Molly Maguires - murders
* Mauch Chuck, Pennsylvania
Page 2 has an article: "The Convicted Molly Maguires" which reports the refusal of the pardon of a death sentence for two of the men, and reports on others as well (see).
The Molly Maguires was an Irish secret society best known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish... See More
December 15, 1883
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 15, 1883 The ftpg. is taken up with an article and print of: "The Great Equatorial Telescope of the Paris Observatory". Inside has a print & article of the: "Giant Heron" among other prints & articles.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
March 11, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, March 11, 1884
* re. Outlaw Jesse James
Page ten has a nice article: "Mrs. Jesse James" "The Bandit's Wife One of the Attractions of a Pittsburg Dime Museum" which begins: "Among the attractions in the city now seeking public admiration is a lady who claims to be the widow of the notorious outlaw, Jesse James. She is now trav... See More
August 15, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 15, 1885
* Apache Wars
Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West than found in eastern newspapers.
Page 4 has: "Shooting Apache Scouts - Lieut Davis' Method of Dealing with Treacherous Redskins", a report from New Mexico. Als... See More
November 21, 1887
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, November 21 & 26, 1887 The front page of the issue from the 21st has,"Fire Record," which provides an account of the devastating fire in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the winter quarters of P.T. Barnum's "Greatest Show On Earth." The issue of the 26th includes a follow-up report on page 1 which mentions the death of the famed rhinoceros, al... See More
December 15, 1887
THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 15, 1887
* "As The Greeks Signal Flame" - Walt Whitman writes a poetic tribute to his friend...
* written for the New York Herald
* Mark Twain's eloquent tribute also included
Page 3 is almost entirely dedicated to tributes and accolades for John Greenleaf Whittier in recognition of his 80th birthday. "As The Greeks Signal Flame" is a W... See More
May 25, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 25, 1889 The full ftpg. shows: "Opening of the Racing Season of the Brooklyn Jockey Club...The Brooklyn Handicap: Scene at the Finish. Among many prints inside are: "Progress In Oklahoma--Two Typical Views in the Town of Guthrie". Also: "Tragic Death of Washington Irving Bishop, the Mind-Reader...".
Sixteen pag... See More
July 20, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, July 20, 1893 Of special interest is item #XV of "Notable Jews - Hon. Philip Stein" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.
Among many other prints & photos is a full ft. page: "Recent Appalling Calamity on the Grounds of the Columbian Exposition at Chicago" showing a building on fire; a full pg. with 2 photos of: &quo... See More
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