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John Wesley Hardin did the shooting...

Item #691641

November 19, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 19, 1875 

* John Wesley Hardin shootout

The front page has a rather brief yet notable report headed: "Two Men Murdered In Texas" which notes in part: "...party of five men entered Ryan's saloon & killed Reuben Brown, city marshal... a member of the Sutton party. His body was riddled with balls...Brown was the man who arrested Taylor for th... See More  

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1900 Galveston, Texas hurricane disaster...

Item #691612

September 14, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 14, 1900

* The Great 1900 Galveston hurricane

* Deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "GALVESTON'S NEEDS URGENTLY SET FORTH" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally frag... See More  

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Closing items on the Mexican War... On annexing Texas to the Union...

Item #691550

January 26, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 26, 1848  

* Mexican War closing events

* re. Annexation of Texas

Page 2 includes: "Extract from Mr. Benton's Bill to Provide for the Annexation of Texas to the United States". This is followed by a letter datelined from the "Hermitage, Sept. 4, 1836" signed by Andrew Jackson concerning Sam Houston as the lea... See More  

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Much on the Civil War... Robert E. Lee on arming the slaves...

Item #691443

February 27, 1865


* General Robert E. Lee letter

* Arming slaves for the South ?

The front page has a nice stack of column heads including: "The Capture of Wilmington" "Admiral Porter's Official Report" "Activity In Lee's Army" "Indications of Evacuation of Petersburg" "Desertions Still Increasing" &quo... See More  

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Lengthy on Abraham Lincoln and his 'Spot Resolutions" in Congress...

Item #691094

December 23, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1847  

* Early Abraham Lincoln

* Spot Resolutions in Congress

Page 2 has an uncommonly lengthy report from [Abraham] Lincoln in the House of Representatives. This was his "spot resolution" and speech condemning the reasons for starting the Mexican War. He requests proof from President Polk that American blood was shed
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The burning of Hampton, Virginia...

Item #690907

August 12, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1861   

* Burning of Hampton, Virginia

* Confederate publication

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" "Loca... See More  

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From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #690808

April 10, 1865


* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy

* Last days of the American Civil War

Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period.

Here is an issue from two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, containing three dispatches about the Union assault ... See More  

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Reconstruction in Georgia & Texas...

Item #690754

June 19, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 19, 1865 The front page has some nice one column heads on the closing moments of the Civil War and reconstruction efforts, including: "RECONSTRUCTION" "Proclamations By The President" being two of them, each signed in type: Andrew Johnson; "Appointment of Provisional Governors in Georgia & Texas" "Regulations the Same as for North Carol... See More  

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Lincoln murder trial... Kirby Smith... Richmond Freedmen...

Item #690753

June 17, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

This issue is loaded with post Civil War reports including ftpg. column heads: "THE ASSASSINATION" " The Trial on Friday" "Hon. Ben. Wood Implicated" "The Richmond Freedmen" "Their Visit To The President" "The Address And Reply" "Details Of The Barbarit... See More  

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The Civil War is ending in Texas... Trial of the Lincoln conspirators...

Item #690749

June 12, 1865


* Trial of the conspirators

* re. Abraham Lincoln murder

* Last rebel stronghold (Texas) surrendering

The front page has some significant reports on the closing events of the Civil War in Texas, heads including: "The South-West" "Later From Texas" "Official Account of the Surrender of the Sabine Pass Forts" "The... See More  

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The Civil War closes in Texas... The assassination trial...

Item #690748

June 10, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 10, 1865  The first column has some nice heads concerning the trial of those involved in the Abraham Lincoln assassination, including: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Friday" "The Witnesses Norton & Thomas" "Examination of Dr. Mudd's Sister" "Jeff Davis Acting Like a Madman" "The Evidence Nearly Closed&quo... See More  

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Trial of the Lincoln conspirators, from the city where it happened...

Item #690698

May 17, 1865

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 17, 1865 

* Trial of the conspirators - assassins

* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* From the city where it took place

All of pages 1, 2 & most of page 3 are taken up with: "THE CONSPIRACY" "Trial of the Accused' "Monday's Testimony Continues" "The Proceedings Yesterday" with a... See More  

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Where Kennedy spent the morning of his death...

Item #690356

November 22, 1963


* From the city where he visited on this day

This is the city where Kennedy was not only the day before, but where he gave a breakfast speech the morning of Nov. 22 before traveling to Dallas. A very rare issue as such and seldom found.

The banner headline announces: "KENNEDY DEAD; Connally Also Hit" with related reports ... See More  

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Chattanooga & Lookout Mountain...

Item #690106

October 31, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 31, 1863  

* Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee

* Lookout Mountain

Among the inside page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fighting Near Carrion Crow Bayou" "Revel General Kirby Smith's Address to the People of Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas..." "Destitution in Georgia" "CHATTANOOGA" "Brilliant Success of General... See More  

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Anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #689789

August 12, 1846

EMANCIPATOR, Boston, Aug. 12, 1846  A newspaper focused on emancipation: the freedom for slaves. Articles include: "Another Suicide by a Slave" "Results of Emancipation" "Law vs. Philanthropy" "The Great N.W. Liberty Convention" "Texas" and much more.

Four pages, good condition.

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Early Dallas, Texas, newspaper...

Item #689781

April 11, 1875

THE DALLAS DAILY HERALD, Texas, April 11, 1875 

* Rare title from the Southwest

* Many advertisements

The front page includes: "Armed Bands of Mexicans Still Depredating on the Rio Grande Frontier". Wealth of news of the day and a great wealth of advertising as well.

Four pages, irregular at the spine, and ink spot on the back leaf, bit close-trimmed at the bottom of page 3,... See More  

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The Cortina troubles in Brownsville, Texas... John Brown's invasion...

Item #689701

November 15, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 15, 1859

* Juan Cortina - Brownsville, Texas attack

* John Brown's Harper's Ferry invasion

 Inside has nearly a full column on: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "Continued Excitements".

Additionally there is some lengthy reporting concerning the Cortina Troubles in Brownsville, Texas, with reports headed: "Later From the Rio Gra... See More  

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Texas becomes a state: from the nation's capital...

Item #689614

December 30, 1845

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 30, 1845  

* Texas statehood

* Joins the Union

* Nation's capital

History tells us that on December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state in the United States. Formerly part of Mexico, Texas had been an independent country since 1836.

Page 4, under the heading "Texas", is half a column reporting on the discussions on the ad... See More  

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Texas becomes a state: a same day report...

Item #689613

December 29, 1845

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29, 1845  

* Texas statehood - joins the union

* Early, same day report from seat of government

History tells us that on December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state in the United States. Formerly part of Mexico, Texas had been an independent country since 1836.

Page 2, under the heading "Texas", is half a column reporti... See More  

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1937 New London, Texas School Explosion...

Item #689332

March 19, 1937


* New London, Texas school explosion

The front page has a great banner headline headline: "670 TEXAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TEACHERS KILLED IN BLAST!" with various subheads and related photo. Nice for display. Much more on pages 2 & 3.

Complete with all 36 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, small library stamp within a subh... See More  

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Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #688901

July 29, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, July 29, 1888 

* Very rare 19th century Southwest publication

Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The front page has: "MATAGORDA-BRAZOR... See More  

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1931 Gladewater, Texas oil well explosion disaster....

Item #688669

April 29, 1931


* Gladewater, Gregg & Upshur County, Texas

* Sinclair No. 1 Cole oil well explosion disaster

The front page has a nice banner headline: "OIL WELL BLOWS UP; 14 DEAD" with subhead. (see) Nice for display.

Complete with 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.... See More  

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Sloat takes command of California during the Mexican War.. Mormon War has ended?

Item #688639

September 26, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 26, 1846

* Commodore John D. Sloat

* Mexican-American War

* Claims California for U.S.

* Illinois Mormon War ending

* Nauvoo, Hancock County

 Inside has a very historic article headed: "The Pacific Squadron - Commodore Sloat Takes Possession of California". The letter reports that Commodore Sloat has taken possession of Calif... See More  

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Early prints of the Southwest, including San Diego...

Item #688560

December 22, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 22, 1855  The ftpg. shows: "Sunken Schooner Eudora, From City Island" with more relate prints inside including: "The Eudora Tragedy--Arrest of the Negro" and "Burning of the Steamers at Memphis". Also a print of: "Greytown, Nicaragua" "Explosion of a Steam Fire-Engine, Cincinnati" a doublepg. cent... See More  

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Burning of the SS Morro Castle... 1934...

Item #688353

September 10, 1934

THE CUERO RECORD, Cuero, Texas, Sept. 10, 1934 

* Liner SS Morro Castle burns

* Mass-murder the initial fear

* En route from Havana, Cuba, to New York City

The banner headline announces: "CHARGES SHIP WAS FIRED" with two large photos, one headed: "First Photo Of Blazing Moro Castle Where Hundreds Perished", with several related subheads and two large related photos... See More  

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Sam Houston is President of Texas...

Item #688276

November 04, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1841

* Sam Houston elected president

* Republic of Texas

 The top of an inside page has a very brief yet notable report: "Texas--Gen. Houston has been again elected President."

This is followed by another item: "It is said the Santa Fe expedition has returned after some skirmishing with the Indians who had appeared in ... See More  

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The Lemmon slave case in New York...

Item #688259

November 12, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 1852  The top of the front page has: "Another route to The Pacific". But the primary article is at the top of page 3: "A Slave Case At New York."

This is the famous New York vs. Lemmon slave case, about which much can be found on the internet. Ultimately the decision mandated the release of eight slaves brought into... See More  

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Jeff Davis's speech to the troops...

Item #688096

October 25, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 25, 1863 

* Jefferson Davis speech

* Confederate president

* re. Chickamauga victory

Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Advance of Gen. Banks on the Bayou Teche" "Interesting from the Texas Coast" "From the Rebel States" "Address of Jeff. Davis to Bragg's Army" which is signed in type: Jefferson... See More  

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Dallas newspaper on the shooting of Oswald...

Item #687841

November 25, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Texas, November 25, 1963  Terrific and most unusual issue, as the entire front page--save for the banner headline: "Night Club Man Kills Oswald -- John F. Kennedy's Body Borne to Capitol" is taken up with a huge photo showing Jack Ruby thrusting his pistol forward in the direction of Oswald and others, a split second before Oswald was shot.

Of curious i... See More  

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Sam Houston & Jim Bowie...

Item #687816

March 19, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836 

* Jim Bowie & Samuel Houston

* Tampico expedition

The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front ... See More  

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The nation mourns...

Item #687556

November 23, 1963

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Indiana, November 23, 1963 

* John F. Kennedy JFK assassination

The black-bordered front page features a banner headline: "Nation Mourns  PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS ASSASSINATED" with subhead: "Texas Governor Wounded; Lyndon Johnson Sworn in; 'Red' Accused As Gunman".

A large photo Kennedy is headed: "Martyr For His Country".

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One of the best issues on the Burr Conspiracy, with Jefferson's famous message to Congress...

Item #687488

January 31, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* Special message to U.S. Congress

* On the Aaron Burr conspiracy

A terrific issue on the Burr Conspiracy, as any number of websites can be found with the full text of this special message to Congress from the President, in which he discloses to them to full details of the conspiracy and his intents to prosecute A... See More  

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Nazi pilot Peter Krug captured...

Item #687473

April 22, 1942


* Nazi pilot Peter Krug captured

* Max Stephan w/ photo

The front page has a nice banner headline: "ESCAPED NAZI FLIER KRUG BELIEVED NABBED IN TEXAS" with subheads and photo of Peter Krug's abettor who would be found guilty of treason.

Complete with 16 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins.... See More  

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Alabama wins Rose Bowl in 1946

Item #687355

January 02, 1946


* Rose Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. USC Trojans

* Orange Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs. Holy Cross Crusaders

* Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. St. Mary's

* Cotton Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Missouri Tigers

Page 14 has a one column heading: "Alabama Rolls over USC, 34-14" with lineups and related photo. Also reports on the Orange, ... See More  

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Georgia wins Rose Bowl in 1943...

Item #687134

January 02, 1943

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, January 2, 1943

* Rose Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs. UCLA Bruins

* Orange Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Boston College

* Sugar Bowl: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Tulsa

* Cotton Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The sport's section has coverage on the four major bowl games with a page 13 banner headline: "Georgia Scores Twice in Last... See More  

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Mormons are settling at the Great Salt Lake... Wonderful letter on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1849 

* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration

Page 2 has 1 1/3 columns taken up with great content headed: "Affairs In California" which is prefaced with: "The following letter from Col. Stevenson to a friend in New York contains a very interesting statement of the cond... See More  

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On the California gold... Kit Carson to lead an overland excursion...

Item #686928

January 29, 1849

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

The front page has nearly two columns taken up with a detailed article: "Gold Hunting In California, in the Sixteenth Century".

Page 7 has most of a column headed: "California Items" with a lengthy list of reports concerning ships heading for the gold fields, etc. One bit mentions: "The celebrated Kit Carson,... See More  

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Spindletop/Beaumont - 1st Texas oil strike... Tesla's wireless light... Davidson's flying machine...

Item #686470

February 02, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 2, 1901  The most notable item is found on page 74: "THE BEAUMONT [TX] OIL WELL", now known as Spindletop, which tells of the 1st major oil strike in Texas which had occurred just a few weeks earlier. An article with a related photo are included. Also deserving attention is "Tesla's Wireless Light".

The front page has six photo... See More  

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Columbus, Texas hanging tree Negro lynchings....

Item #685936

November 14, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1935

* Columbus, Texas "Hanging Tree"

* 2 Negroes lynched - lynching mob

The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "TEXAS PROSECUTOR CONDONES LYNCHING" with subheads that include: "Calls Hanging of Two Negroes at Columbus 'Expression of People's Will'" and more. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the ... See More  

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1930 Sherman, Texas Negro lynching... riot...

Item #685754

May 10, 1930

THE OMAHA MORNING BEE, Nebraska, May 10, 1930 

* Sherman, Texas riot of 1930 

* George Hughes - Negro lynching

The front page has a one column heading: "MOB ATTACKS, FIRES BUILDING, BURNS SUSPECT" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Sherman, Texas riot and the lynching of Negro George Hughes.

Complete with all 18 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins,... See More  

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John Quincy Adams on abolition and the annexation of Texas...

Item #685481

November 25, 1843

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1843  Page 3 has an article: J. Q. Adams On Abolition" with his position on this and the annexation of Texas taking up most of the report.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Joseph Smith as a candidate for President...

Item #685119

May 18, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 18, 1844

* Mormons leader Joseph Smith

* Election campaign for president

* 1st presidential candidate to be killed

Page 2 has a report under: "Political--Presidential" which discusses the various candidates for the presidency. Included in the discussion is mention of Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormons.

It is not known by many to... See More  

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Fugitive slave, Pike's Peak, Texas, and the Rocky Mountains...

Item #685012

July 11, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, July 11, 1860  Page 2 has a lengthy report headed: "From The Rocky Mountains" and also a report headed: "From Pike's Peak".

Page 3 has both: "Texas Affairs" and: "From Arizona" the latter having subheads: "Gold" and "Indians Attacking Camp Jecker". 

Page 4 has a report; "Another Fugitive Slave Cas... See More  

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Early San Francisco...

Item #684647

May 31, 1873

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, May 31, 1873  Among the various articles are: "The Female Detective" "Cave In A Mine 0 Two Men Covered Up Nearly Eight Hours and Rescued Alive" "A Fight With a Lunatic" "Crime In Texas" and so much more.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some foxing, nice condition.

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From Confederate New Orleans...

Item #684487

March 16, 1861

NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, March 16, 1861 

* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* Tensions brewing

Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city ... See More  

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States expected to secede from the Union....

Item #684485

November 28, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 28, 1860  

* Southern crisis

* Secession talks

Among the front page column heads report tension from just before the Civil War are: "THE SECESSION MOVEMENT" "Views & Intentions of the Republican Leaders in Congress" "Message of Gov. Gist to the South Carolina Legislature" The State Bound to Secede" "He Thinks Sou
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The famed artist William S. Jewett arrives in San Francisco...

Item #684233

July 06, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, July 6, 1850  The front page has: "Texas and New Mexico - Texas Marching on Santa Fe".

Page 5 has: "Letter from Jewett, the Artist--Humboldt Harbor--Emigrants to California". William S. Jewett was an artist of some note. Most of the report is a letter signed by him: W. S. J.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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"Memphis" newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #684214

October 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, October 14, 1864 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama

* A wealth of Civil War related reporting

See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper. Among the front page items are: ""Forrest's Operations" takin... See More  

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Account of an 1812-1813 expedition from Louisiana through Texas...

Item #683900

August 28, 1819

THE WEEKLY REGISTER (Supplement), Baltimore, Aug. 28, 1819 (note - this does not include the Supplement to the entire volume XVI - vol. 16).

Page 42 begins: "Province of Texas", which includes a "brief history of an expedition in 1812 and 1813, from Louisiana into the Texas" and "The expedition carried on against the government of Spain in the Provine of Texas, whi... See More  

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1916 Bandit War... Texas raids by Mexicans...

Item #683094

July 31, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 31, 1916

* Bandits Wars - Mexican rebels

* Texas raids near the border

* Near Fort Hancock, Texas

The front page has a banner headline: "AMERICANS BATTLE BANDITS" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from th... See More  

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