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665457

Creating the Territory of California...

Item #665457

December 08, 1846

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846  Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More  

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$88.00
657313

Uncommon to find period Kit Carson reports...

Item #657313

August 24, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1847  The top of page 3 has a report: "From The Western Plains" with a rather rare report on the famed Kit Carson: "...it seems probable that Kit Carson, who was going out with dispatches to California, has lost all his horses and mules. He was seen near the Pawnee Rock & afterwards heard from by a party who said they... See More  

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$27.00
656573

Great, early content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #656573

December 23, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - mine




The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the ... See More  

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$72.00
656384

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #656384

March 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849 



* John C. Fremont

* Fatal 4th expedition




The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near ... See More  

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$49.00
657350

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #657350

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 



* Early life in California



Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

Thi... See More  

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$78.00
657347

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #657347

August 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849  Page 3 has a variety of reports under: "From California" which has the latest reports concerning the Gold Rush, a few bits noting: "...Gold is plenty, large quantities being brought every day from the placers...The quantity was thought inexhaustible...The health at the placers is very bad...A kind of Lynch law remai... See More  

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$65.00
683447

The Grattan Indian massacre...

Item #683447

September 11, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854 



* Grattan Massacre (1st report)

* United States Army

* Lakota Sioux Indians




The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More  

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$57.00
665945

The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...

Item #665945

October 06, 1856

SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more commonly known as the "steamer edition". Such editions are much more rare than the "regular" editions.

Note that the masthead specifies what the market is for this edition: ... See More  

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$275.00
675040

Judge resigns over frustrations with the Mormons...

Item #675040

May 05, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, May 5, 1857



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has: "Affairs in Utah" taking one-third of a column, detailing the 6 (quite biased) reasons why one of the justices of the Utah Territory supreme court has resigned. A few include in part: "...Brigham Young, the governor...is the acknowledged head of the 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints'... See More  

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$59.00
655297

Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law throughout Utah...

Item #655297

November 20, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War delcaration




Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More  

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$188.00
595258

Latest from the Mormon country...

Item #595258

February 02, 1858

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858  Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which  is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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$43.00
647687

Overland Mail initiates the first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco...

Item #647687

October 10, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858 



* First transcontinental mail service success

* Arrives at San Francisco, California




Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. A very significant event... See More  

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$42.00
130218

Very early from California...

Item #130218
SACRAMENTO UNION, California 1859  This is one of the earliest California newspapers we have the pleasure to offer. As might be imagined issues from the Gold Rush vicinity--just ten years after the start of the rush--are difficult to find. As perhaps you've noticed most of our California inventory is from the 1870's and 1880's.

This issue has a wealth of news of the day, not just from ... See More  

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$36.00
677775

A very early newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #677775

December 06, 1862

LOS ANGELES STAR, California, Dec. 6, 1862  One of the earliest Los Angeles newspapers we have offered, and from the Civil War no less. At this time the population of Los Angeles was less than 5,000.

Articles include: "The Southern Character" "The Policy of the War" "Gov. Morehead's Speech--How the President Receives Delegations" has much on Lincoln; "L... See More  

Item from Catalog 312 (released for October, 2021)...

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$58.00
662263

Civil War map of Port Hudson, Louisiana...

Item #662263

February 11, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 11, 1863 



* Port Hudson, Louisiana map

* Lebanon TN Tennessee

* Sabine Pass - Galveston TX Texas




The front page is dominated by a Civil War map titled: "Situation Of Port Hudson" which shows the vicinity as well, from Baton Rouge to the south, to St. Francisville & Bayou Sara to the north. Many one column war-related heads as well including: "... See More  

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$50.00
130293

Fron Oregon, during the Civil War...

Item #130293
OREGON STATEMAN, Salem, 1864  Salem is the capital of Oregon, located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River. Salem was founded in 1842 & became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851.

It is rare for us to find Oregon titles from during the American Civil War.

Complete in four pages, good condition.

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$46.00
661808

Very early Idaho newspaper, shortly after creation of the Idaho Territory...

Item #661808

November 12, 1864

IDAHO TRI-WEEKLY STATESMAN, Boise City, Nov. 12, 1864 



* Very rare territorial title

* American Civil War era




A very early and rare newspaper from just 18 months after the Idaho Territory was created, and some 26 years before Idaho statehood.

This is the volume 1, number 48 issue.  The ftpg. is filled with ads with pages 2 & 3 containing various news of the day. Mostly ads on... See More  

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$545.00
672805

Exploring the American West... Front page map...

Item #672805

January 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 23, 1865 



* Mining the West - Colorado map

* Final months of the Civil War




The front page id dominated by a huge map headed: "THE SPECIE BASIS OF THE REPUBLIC--Map Showing the Parks of Colorado, Fringed with Auriferous Mountains--Central Position of the Isothermal Belt Around the Earth" plus over half of the first column is taken up with various heads co... See More  

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$66.00
665726

A Colorado newspaper printed eleven years before statehood...

Item #665726

September 15, 1865

THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865 



* Very rare & early territory publication

* Post Civil War reconstruction era




This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.

Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado... See More  

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$590.00
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