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Premature report of the death of Ben Franklin....

Item #644207

March 04, 1788

LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 

* Benjamin Franklin

* False death report

Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extra... See More  

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On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #643620
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1788 

* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts

* Post Revolutionary War era

Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spo... See More  

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The Jay Treaty is ratified... Ben Franklin, Capt. Cook, & Congress...

Item #643240
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August, 1795 

* Jay Treaty ratification

* Captain James Cook

* Benjamin Franklin

Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see).

Near the back are a few bits of: "
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A conversation between Ben Franklin and the French Minister...

Item #642830

* Benjamin Franklin

* 1st American diplomat to France

Most notable is the article which is prefaced with: "The following is said to be the Substance of a Conversation Lately Held by Dr. Franklyn [Franklin] with the French Minister on the Subject of American Affairs; supposed to Contain the Real Sentiments of the American Congress" ... See More  

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Engraving of the Corsican chief Pascal Paoli... Article by Ben Franklin...

Item #642804

* Ben Franklin letter regarding the poor

* Engraving of Pascal Paoli of Corsica

* Early fire engine

* Reports from America, including Indians

Taking nearly two pages is a letter: "Hardheartedness to the Poor Considered" which was written by Ben Franklin, although signed: "Medius" (see https://founders.archives.gov/docum... See More  

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Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #642767
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map fold... See More  

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An award in Ben Franklin's honor... Indians kidnap several colonists...

Item #642755
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1753  Of particular interest is: "Annual Medal of the Royal Society" which has Ben Franklin's name on it. There is related text noting: "...This mark of distinction is double due to Mr. Franklin. It is due to him as a philosopher; it is due to him as a man. The successful experiments of this philosopher have given us probable ... See More  

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Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint, with good content as well...

Item #642537

January 03, 1765


* Most famous of newspapers

* Benjamin Franklin (rare)

This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by the partnership of Franklin & Hall as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B... See More  

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Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642354
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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Ticonderoga... Article by Ben Franklin... Much more...

Item #642257
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777  Inside has: "Some of the Circumstances which Inevitably retard the Progress of a Northern Army through the uninhabited Countries of America" deals with the difficulties of Burgoyne's army in the colonies, not used to being in an environment so heavily forested. This interesting article takes nearly two pages. Further on is: "... See More  

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The doctrine of original sin... James Logan's legacy to Philadelphia...

Item #640673
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766  Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".

Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More  

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A letter from Ben Franklin...

Item #640622
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London.  This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More  

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Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #640612

* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin

Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #640312

October 22, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, October 22, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & Americ... See More  

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Ben Franklin... The "second" Boston Tea Party...

Item #640255

* The Second Boston Tea Party

* Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement... See More  

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Benjamin Franklin's Plan for the Union... Albany Congress...

Item #639930
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754  Inside under America is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place." Says commissioners from Philadelphia, Mary... See More  

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Map of the Coast of France... Map of a portion of India...

Item #639929
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1757  Articles include: "Curious Accounts of the Present Comet" which includes a nearly half page print relating to it (see images); "Account of Medical Observations & Inquiries" "Aneurysm of the Aorta" "Fire Engine--Earthquakes--Microscopical Observations" and more.

There is also a nice & lengthy: &... See More  

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Governemnt's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #639469

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse.  Also within this issue is a mention of "A Portugal... See More  

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On Ben Franklin's will... Northwest coast of America...

Item #638619
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August, 1790  Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit  noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin]  tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave libert... See More  

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Reference to Ben Franklin & his lightning rod...

Item #638567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1752  Items of interest in this issue include a nice print of: "The Porcelain Manufactory at Worcester" with the River Severn in the foreground. "Of the Man with the Iron Mask" "Ancient Forms of Mourning"  "History of the Incas, Concluded" "Remarkable Cure by Electricity" "Cause of the Au... See More  

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Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #636672
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back of this issue (pg. 538) is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."   Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.... See More  

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #636458

March 03, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1743,4 (double-dated year depending on which calendar was used at the time) 

* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America

This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted b... See More  

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Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #633692

November 16, 1774


* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon

If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead o
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Franklin Prophecy antisemitic speech....

Item #623320

March 10, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 10, 1937

* Benjamin Franklin "Prophecy" "Forgery"

* Antisemitic speech - Jewish - Jews

* Charles A. Beard expose

Page 9 has one column headings that include: "FRANKLIN FORGERY EXPOSED BY BEARD" "Anti-Semitic 'Prophecy' Cited in Germany Was Discredited by Historian 2 Years Ago" and more. (see)

Other news, sports and ... See More  

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Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item #617546
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More  

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America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #615582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778  Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East" , and more.

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Benjamin Butler on reconstruction...

Item #603899

May 14, 1866


* Benjamin Franklin Butler

* Views on reconstruction

The front page has one column headings: "Lecture by Major-General Butler" "His Views of Reconstruction" Lengthy text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwi... See More  

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Ben Franklin to be Pennsylvania's agent to England...

Item #601356

December 05, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 5, 1769  Page 2 has news headed: "America" with reports from Philadelphia and New York, the former noting in part: "...Benjamin Franklin & Richard Jackson, Esqrs. are continued agents for this province at the court of Great Britain for the ensuing year."

Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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A plan to reduce America to obedience... Much on the war...

Item #597074

May 14, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 14, 1777  Over half of the front page is taken up with American news, including: "A Scheme for Reducing America to Obedience...by a Well-wisher to Government" (see). This is followed by reports from the New York Gazette which reports two military skirmishes, including: "...ordered out to attack a party of the rebels at De Lancey's Mi... See More  

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Ben Franklin on the attrition rate of the Revolutionary War...

Item #592073

June 16, 1790


* Attrition rate 

* Benjamin Franklin

The back page has a letter from Ben Franklin (originally written in 1775) and signed in type: B.F., headed: "...Letter from the late Celebrated Dr. Franklin...on the subject of the first campaign made by the British forces in America" which includes an interesting it... See More  

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Prelude to the Revolutionary War...

Item #569699
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1774  Most of the front page is a report headed: "The Journal of a Voyage...for making Discoveries towards the North Pole by the Hon. Commodore Phipps..." (see for beginning). 

A full column on pg. 2 has reports from Boston (see) concerning strained relationships with England, and mentioning Ben Franklin (see). This is followed by a lette... See More  

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Sultan's Dummy Railway....

Item #177392

May 26, 1906

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1906  There is a front page photo, "The Late Carl Schurz in his Library". There is an article, "Carl Schurz, Pilot" by Mark Twain and "The Sermon in San Francisco's Stones" by Henry Harrison Suplee. Also an article, "The Sultan's Dummy Railway" by William Tyler Bliss and photos such as "The ... See More  

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Niagara Falls and Power Companies....

Item #177386

April 07, 1906

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 7, 1906  Front page illustration "Pardners" by Frank Wing; "The Crime Against Niagara" by Orrin E. Dunlap; photos of "Niagara and the Power Companies"; "The Missionary and the African Savage" by H. W. Nevinson; photos of "England's Strenuous Suffragists--The Recent Arr... See More  

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Ben Franklin on learning to swim... Holt Castle print...

Item #217171
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

This issue does feature... See More  

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Collegiate Rowing... Yachting...

Item #177105

July 13, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1901 Illustration "Waiting for Grandpa" by Ransom; Collegiate Rowing Races at Poughkeepsie; The "Columbia" - "Constitution" Races of Newport; fullpage illustration "Battles of the United States Army - The Storming of Stony Point"; doublepage centerfold "Opening of the Bathing Season at Narragansett Pier" by P... See More  

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Nast prints on recovering from the Civil War...

Item #172908

August 05, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 5, 1865  The front page has prints of: "The Late Right Reverend Alonzo Potter" "The Late Rev. Newton Heston" and "The Boat Race at Poughkeepsie, New York". Prints inside include a full page: "Reception of the German Singing Societies at the City Hall Park" and: "The Launch of the Ironclad 'Dunderberg". T... See More  

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Celebrating the success of the Atlantic telegraph cable...

Item #172910

August 12, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865  The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."

Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Ver... See More  

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Washington Irving tribute... The Geat Eastern...

Item #173014

August 11, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1866  Perhaps the most noteworthy prints are in recognition of Washington Irving, which includes details about his life. Among the related prints are "The Old Dutch Church," of North Tarrytown (current day Sleepy Hollow), which featured prominently in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Other prints include: the front page: 'Review o... See More  

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The Dakota Territory...

Item #173078

March 23, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Benjamin F. Wade'. Fullpg: 'The Indian Battle And Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakotah Terr.' - re Fetterman,  Halfpg: 'The Late Dr. Livingstone, The African Explorer', double page centerfold has illustrations of 'Southern Justice' showing hatred towards the Negro.

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Winslow Homer... Women's archery...

Item #173432

August 06, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  August 6, 1870 This issue contains a full page Winslow Homer print: "On the Bluff At Long Branch at the Bathing Hour". The front page features a fullpage illustration "Going to Market".  A full page "Map of the Seat of War in Europe". Full page political cartoon re. "The New Comet - A Phenomenon Now Visible in All Parts o... See More  

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Early Ku Klux Klan... Good Mormon content with prints...

Item #173586

January 27, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 27, 1872  The front page is mostly taken up with an article: "The Ku-Klux" which is early discussion of the clan, and also includes an illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which they were Captured".

Also within the issue are prints: "Wood Sellers, Richmond, Virginia" nearly a full page Thomas Nast political c... See More  

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Views of St. Louis...

Item #174050

July 08, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1876  Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled 'Why We Laugh'. A full page illustration 'Pro Patria - 1776'. Great full page bird's-eye-view of: 'St. Louis, Missouri.' is displayable. Doublepage centerfold 'The Centennial - Interior of the Main Building, Near the Music Stand, Looking East.' A 3/4 page Tho... See More  

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The classic Thomas Nast Santa Claus...

Item #174936

December 20, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1884  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the great two page spread with two prints by noted artist Thomas Nast. One is captioned: "Hello! Santa Claus!" showing a girl on the telephone, and the other is: "Hello! Little One!" showing Santa Claus on the phone as well. This is the classic portly, jolly image of Santa (Nast ... See More  

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Edwin Booth on the front page... Albany, New York...

Item #174962

March 21, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1885  Full ftpg. view of 'Edwin Booth'. Nice fullpg: 'Ice Gorges In the Delaware' & 'Camp Fire Stories' & 'Odds & Ends at Albany--Notes from an Artist's Sketchbook'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.

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The Grand Army Celebration at St. Louis...

Item #175228

October 08, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1887  Full ftpg: 'The Presidential Tour' shows Pres. Cleveland & wife in their private railroad car. Nice fullpg: 'The Grand Army Celebration at St. Louis'. Two fullpg. prints of yachts in the America's Cup race. Fullpg: 'Sketches of the New York Quarantine Establishment' includes 16 scenes.

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Lake Michigan...

Item #176208

February 27, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 27, 1897  Full front page illus. of "The Armed Peace of Europe." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Chicago's Water Supply - Winter Difficulties at the Cribs in Lake Michigan." Three small portraits of "King George of Greece, Crown Prince Konstantine of Greece and His Brother Prince George, and Queen Olga of Greece." 1/2 pg... See More  

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Nice Harper's Weekly group, just after the Civil War...

Item #180007
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a lot of five issues from just after the Civil War. Dates are August 12, August 19, September 23, November 11, and December 2, 1865. A wealth of great prints including: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia'. Halfpg: 'Trial of Mowing Machines' & 'The Richmond Election--the Polling at the 1st Market House'. Nice doublepage centerfol... See More  

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