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649244

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #649244
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., 1849  James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.

This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More  

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649225

Gold Rush era...

Item #649225
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849  Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More  

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648533

Reports from the California Gold Rush......

Item #648533

September 19, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849 



* California gold rush



This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California" (see). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian t... See More  

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648503

Early from the capital of Florida... The Gold Rush in California...

Item #648503

April 14, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. ... See More  

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645515

Much concerning the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #645515

January 11, 1849

THE AGE, Augusta, Maine, Jan. 11, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers



Page 2 has: "For California" concerning the creation of a stock company "...for the purpose of proceeding to California...Each member, on joining the company, is to pay $500 which will entitle him to an equal share with the others in the profits & income...".  Also: "California Gold-... See More  

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643595

A premature death report of Dolly Madison...

Item #643595

July 10, 1849

NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 10, 1849 



* Death of Dolly Madison ?



Page 2 has a small report headed: "Reported Death of Mrs. Madison" with a Washington dateline, noting: "Mrs. Madison, widow of James Madison, died this morning at an advanced age..." with a bit more, and then: "A despatch a few hours later says Mrs. Madison was still living, but very ... See More  

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639165

Death of Dolly Madison... Ladies of the Gold Rush...

Item #639165

July 14, 1849

NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 14, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Dolly Madison death




The bottom of pg. 2 has an item beginning: "The death of Mrs. Madison is at length realized. She died at her residence in Washington about 10 o'clock on Thursday..." with more detail (see). Also on pg. 2: "What the Ladies Do In California" is part of a letter... See More  

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634186

Taylor's state-of-the-union address...

Item #634186

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 and 5 are taken up with: "The President's Message", being the annual state of the... See More  

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632995

Rare title from the early Oneida Community...

Item #632995

August 11, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, (New York), Aug. 11, 1849  "The Oneida Community was in many ways the most radical social & sexual experiment in American history, founded in central New York by John Humphrey Noyes & a small band of Christian perfectionists in March, 1848. This community, which had evolved during the 1840's from an earlier group association in Put... See More  

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632935

From the library of President James Buchanan...

Item #632935
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., 1849  James Buchanan, who would be President of the United States from 1857-1861, earlier served several offices at the federal level, including Congressman from 1821-31; Senator from 1837-1845, Secretary of State from 1845-9, and then Ambassador to England, 1853-1856.

This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More  

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630349

Ship Pacific sued... Salem, Massachusetts...

Item #630349

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  The third page carries a report "Ship Pacific" in which the ship had received monies to in advance to take passages to California for $300 with a limit of fifty passengers, but had sold to seventy-five without having proper state room space and were taken to court.

The back page carries "Salem, Massachusetts" in whi... See More  

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630341

Gold...

Item #630341

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849  Page three carries "Gold" "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of a rock in the Dutch island of Aruba..."

The front page has ... See More  

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629759

Rare title from the early Oneida Community...

Item #629759

August 11, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, (New York), August 11, 1849  "The Oneida Community was in many ways the most radical social & sexual experiment in American history, founded in central New York by John Humphrey Noyes & a small band of Christian perfectionists in March, 1848. This community, which had evolved during the 1840's from an earlier group association in Putney... See More  

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$14.50
622120

Minnesota... territorial government established...

Item #622120

June 02, 1849

FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, June 2, 1849 



* Minnesota Territory established (historic)

* President James K. Polk

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




On the front page under "Acts and Resolutions passed at the Second Session of the Thirtieth Congress" is: "AN Act to establish the territorial government of Minnesota..." signed in type: James K. Polk. Ot... See More  

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620592

Group of five news-worthy issues from 1849...

Item #620592

July 26, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a lot of 5 issues from 1849. Although I find no Gold Rush content, there are articles of interesting from the period such as Indian reports, etc. Not "generic" issues but issues with content yet not worthy of individual sale.

Four pages each, nice condition.

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619802

Relating to the California Gold Rush...

Item #619802

July 09, 1849

NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, July 9, 1849 



* California gold rush

* Rare Antebellum title




The front page has a short report: "From the Pacific" which references the gold from California (see). Items inside include several reports on the celebration of the 4th of July; "The Texian Expedition to the Wicheta Hills" which concerns the Gold Rush; "Our City&q... See More  

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$46.00
619557

Apache Wars begins...

Item #619557

September 29, 1849

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1849



* Apache Wars beginning

* United States Army




Page 2 has: "Later from Santa Fe - Fight with the Indians" which begins with "Sir: I have the honor to report, that a party, numbering about 40, of Apaches, came to this post to-day with an evident design of committing depredations, should a chance be presented, as well as to supply themselve... See More  

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613320

On the Astor Place Riot...

Item #613320

May 15, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1849 



* Astor Opera House

* The Tragedy of Macbeth




Page 3 has a follow-up report on the Astor Place Riot (see hyperlink) headed: "The Late Riots at New York" and "The Events of Thursday Night", the report taking 1 1/2 columns and carrying over to take most of the back page.

The back page has a small report; "Th... See More  

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606356

The safety pin is invented...

Item #606356

April 21, 1849

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 21, 1849 



* Walter Hunt invention

* Safety pin - patent no. 6,281




It's alway fun to find the origin of things which have become ubiquitous in every day life, such as the safety pin. This issue of the revered scientific journal note under: "List of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office" an entry which was for the creation ... See More  

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$48.00
600790

No ethics at the California gold fields...

Item #600790

September 01, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "State of Society in California" is an interesting article on the loss of ethics upon arrival at the gold fields (see).

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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599651

Jenny Lind... opera singer....

Item #599651

June 09, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, June 9, 1849

* Jenny Lind... The Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer of eventual P.T. Barnum fame


Mostly literary content with short stories & poems, this title also has some news articles as well.

Page 2 has a one column heading: "JENNY LIND" Text takes up a full column.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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599632

A city of gold...

Item #599632

February 10, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, February 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



Page 3 has a report headed: "A Golden Joke" which focuses on a letter from San Francisco which includes in part: "After a journey of several thousand miles, during which we have suffered more than I was formerly led to believe human beings could endure, we have at last arrived on the borders of the... See More  

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598610

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #598610

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849  The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and includes "John Hood" from Kentucky, who would become a famous Con... See More  

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598609

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #598609

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* John Bell Hood




The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and includes "John Hood... See More  

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597030

Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #597030

March 31, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1849  A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well. 

Page 2 has:... See More  

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$74.00
596980

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #596980

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* John Bell Hood at West Point




The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see photos). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and inc... See More  

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596444

Minting California gold coins...

Item #596444

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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595664

On Taylor's inauguration...

Item #595664

March 16, 1849

HANOVER SPECTATOR, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1849 



* Zachary Taylor 

* Henry Clay
 



The front page has 2 columns of: "Important Letter from Mr. Clay" dated at New Orleans & carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed: H. Clay. Also: "The Inauguration Balls" for President Zachary Taylor (see photos).

Four pages, never bound, small wear holes near center are... See More  

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594702

1849 Gold Rush Era...

News from California... preserving newspapers...

Item #594702

May 02, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, May 2, 1849



* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content

* The historical significance of newspapers




This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "California Beaten" and "Emigration to California", as does page 1, ... See More  

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$55.00
594700

1849 Gold Rush Era...

Sandwhich Islands... News from the gold mines...

Item #594700

April 18, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, April 18, 1849



* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content



This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "Direct From The Gold Mines" and "Authentic From San Francisco" (see images). Page one has an update in the mi... See More  

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594092

The Gold Rush... Death of President Polk...

Item #594092

June 21, 1849

THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1849 



* California gold rush 

* James K. Polk death
 



Page 3 has: "California News" which has some comments concerning the Gold Rush, followed by: "Death of Ex-President Polk" (see photos). Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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$39.00
592655

Terrible fire in 1849 Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania...

Item #592655

July 18, 1849

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 18, 1849



* The Great Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) fire



The front page has an article headed: "Destructive Fire In Mauch Chunk" which devastated this small town, noting in part: "...very destructive & calamitous fire broke out in Mauch Chunk...in the most flourishing & business portion of the town...At least thirty houses...have been reduced to ... See More  

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587076

Gold discovered in Texas... Indian troubles...

Item #587076

October 29, 1849

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1849



* Texas gold discovery - Gila River



The front page has over 2 columns on: "Kentucky Constitutional Convention". Page 2 has; "Gold On The Gila" which notes: "...arrived at the Gila river...appearances indicate that gold is as plentiful in that region as it is described to be on the Sacramento..." with more (see). The back page has: ... See More  

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586547

Existed for just 2 1/2 years...

Item #586547

September 15, 1849

THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 1849  A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Page 2 has a rather lengthy: "Address of the Central Committee of Louisville to the Emancipationists of Kentucky ! ", "Georgetown College", "Late from Texas", "Later from Santa Fe and Los Vegas--Indian Fights, et... See More  

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$45.00
572213

College reports...

Item #572213

October 04, 1849

THE INDEPENDENT, New York, October 4, 1849  Page three of this issue contains a headline "College Record" which presents the reports on the colleges such as Columbia, North Carolina University, Lewisburg University, Jackson College, Franklin College, Dartmouth, Madison, Lafayette, Burlington College, Yale, William and Mary, Georgetown, Rutgers and others. Other news, events and adve... See More  

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$38.00
559037

The rivers of Texas... from 1849...

Item #559037

August 25, 1849

NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, August 25, 1849 



* The rivers of Texas 

* Post Mexican War era 




On the back page under "Sketches Of Texas...No. II" is a detailed report: "Rivers of Texas--Facilities of Interior Commerce--Prospective Improvements of Rivers and Harbors."  The report describes the accessibility of the principal rivers of Texas: the Trin... See More  

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$30.00
215386

Henry W. Longfellow Poem 1849....

Item #215386

May 04, 1849

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.



* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* Front Page Poem
 
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at t
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207024

San Diego as described in 1849...

Item #207024

July 13, 1849

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 13, 1849 Page 2 contains an interesting article headed: "San Diego, California" which gives one of the earliest descriptions of this now-famous and now-large city to be found in print anywhere. See the photos below for the full text which describes what was then a quite small village which was: "...a collection of one story adobe hovels & the filth ... See More  

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$40.00
203958

Very Ornate America Themed Masthead...

Item #203958

December 16, 1849

SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., December 16, 1849 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads. Area of lite staining in the lower right corner affecting each leaf, some lite foxing.  The issue that you receive may differ in date and content then the issue that is pictured. ... See More  

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$18.00
200048

Gold Rush era...

Item #200048
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849   Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual... See More  

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$32.00
153072

Pre-Civil War Kentucky...

Item #153072
THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, 1849. Rare to find newspaper from Kentucky dated before the Civil War. Various news of the day and a tremendous number of advertisements, some of which are illustrated. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 26x20 inches, four pag... See More  

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$38.00
152051

Item #152051

May 12, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 12, 1849 A page 3 report headed "Most Afflicting and Fatal Tumults In the City of New York" give details about the riot at the Astor Opera House that resulted in twenty-two deaths. The report says that amond those arrested was Ned Buntline, who supposedly helped precipitate the riot, and was later know for his dime novels and for dubbing William Cody as "Buf... See More  

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$37.00
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