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Slave insurrection, Yellow Fever epidemic, treaty with France...

Item #651505

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  

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Hints of a coming war... Population in the territories...

Item #649510

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  

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Constitutions of Ohio and Louisiana...

Item #649444

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  

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An early life preserver...

Item #622018

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).

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Informative letter from the captured Santa Ana...

Item #648859

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  

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Great issue on the Dorr Rebellion...

Item #645757

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  

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The slavery troubles and movements of Southern states towards independence...

Item #652253

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  

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The burning of Hampton, Virginia...

Item #652070

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  

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From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #652068

August 21, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 21, 1861 

* From the Confederate capital

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Much of the front page is taken up with: "Finances Of Confederate Government" taking over 2 1/2 columns. Also on the ftpg: "The Call for Militia", "Hessian Deviltry at Harper's Ferry, Va." and "A Call Upon the Ladi... See More  

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Morgan the highwayman... Scenes along the Mississippi...

Item #172598

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  

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Civil War map of Port Hudson...

Item #648874

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  

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Fighting the Indians during the Civil War...

Item #651471

September 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  

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Much on General George A. Custer...

Item #172766

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  

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Much Confederate news...

Item #652064

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  

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The early wine industry in California...

Item #652027

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.

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Map shows El Paso & the Rio Grande...

Item #648123

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  

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Equatorial telescope... Giant Heron...

Item #651495

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.

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"The Greatest Show On Earth" burns again...

Item #654407

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  

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Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, & George Childs...

80th birthday tributes to John Greenleaf Whittier...

Item #654279

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  

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Guthrie, Oklahoma... Horse racing in New York...

Item #652024

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...".

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