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665641

Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item #665641

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848  Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plo... See More  

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665640

People deserting to follow the trail to the gold fields...

Item #665640

November 04, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848  The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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664684

California Gold Rush-theme print on the front page...

Item #664684

June 25, 1849

NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 25, 1849 



* Rare & early gold rush print



A very unusual issue as the top of the front page features a nice illustration with a California Gold Rush theme, headed: "The California Porter And the U.S. Naval Officer" with a caption which relates the story from the beach at San Francisco. Prints in newspapers from 1849 relating to the ... See More  

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$136.00
664597

Rare and very early from the "Alaska Territory"...

Item #664597

July 17, 1886

THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886 



* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue



Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.

The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More  

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$465.00
664221

Gold Rush items in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #664221

February 21, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849



* Rare antebellum publication

* California Gold Rush report




Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "California" which questions the consequences of the "gold excitement" and people & goods heading west. Another brief article: "Californ... See More  

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663760

Getting to the California gold fields...

Item #663760

January 11, 1850

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at... See More  

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663242

Gold Rush report in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #663242

February 20, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849  Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of a... See More  

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662639

New lifestyle for ladies in California...

Item #662639

July 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1849 



* Women & the California Gold rush - 49ers



Page 3 has an interesting article: "What The Ladies Do In California" now that they are in a dramatic different living situation than they were used to before moving close to the gold mines.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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657711

Disgusted with the hardships at the California gold diggings...

Item #657711

September 17, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 1849 



* California gold rush hardships



Page 3 has: "Items From California and Panama" which begins with a discouraging report: "Nearly all the American passengers by the Empire City are returning from the mines, disgusted with the life of extreme toil & hardship which must be endured there..." and continue... See More  

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657709

Good news from the California Gold Rush... The city of the Mormons...

Item #657709

October 03, 1849

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



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City




Page 3 begins with a nearly half column article headed; "Sixteen Days Later From California" which begins: "The news from the mines is of a quite glowing character: the yield of gold was steady & though there was, as a matter of course, much disapp... See More  

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657708

Details on those heading to the California gold regions...

Item #657708

October 05, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has half a column headed: "The California Emigration" which begins: "The emigration to California from the Atlantic States is still going on steadily...In some places new associations are forming for the gold regions..." with more. Included is a nice... See More  

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657704

Terrific & lengthy account from the California gold regions...

Item #657704

October 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gold Region" which has much detail and fascinating accounts. Its begins: "It is now nearly two years since the discovery of the gold mines in this country...". there is too much fine ... See More  

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657699

Much on the Gold Rush in California...

Item #657699

November 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 14, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has "Correspondence from California" which has a letter which includes: "...The news here is most flattering. Gold is abundant! Labor is worth seven to thirty dollars a day..." with much more on how high the prices are, & continuing with: &quo
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657697

Terrific reports from California, and the gold fields...

Item #657697

November 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has a wealth of reporting from California including: "Important From California" which takes over a full column and deals with the efforts to create a constitution so they can join the Union. One paragraph begins: "A Bill of Rights precedes the Constitut... See More  

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657633

Discouraging report from the California gold diggings...

Item #657633

November 19, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1849 



* California gold rush

* Hardships for 49ers




Page 3 has an article: "Gold Digging" which includes a very good letter on the details, including: "The suffering from heat is almost incredible...The changes from heat to cold are very sudden & prejudicial to health. Much sickness prevailed at Sacramento...Bo... See More  

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657630

Potential gold diggers change their minds... Hebrew Benevolent Society...

Item #657630

November 24, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1849 



* California gold rush fever

* 49ers hearing of hardships




Page 3 has a small item: "The California Fever" which notes: "...that divers & sundry persons who had intended to start for California...have given up the idea in consequence of the very discouraging accounts they received from the return passenger... See More  

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657629

Number of California gold diggers...

Item #657629

November 28, 1849

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



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The bottom of page 3 has: "Gold Diggers" with: "...an official report to the War  Dept.  on the civil affairs of California, Gen. Riley estimates the number of persons actually employed in digging for gold at ten thousand, while the number of persons ... See More  

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657628

Dismal report from the gold miners...

Item #657628

December 07, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1849 



* California gold rush hardships



Page 3reports a terrible situation in the golf fields with: "Experience In The Gold Region" which includes: "...After a wearisome voyage round the Cape he reached San Francisco & left immediately for the 'diggins'....Many of the amateur gold diggers were exhausted wit... See More  

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657385

Great letter of emigrants heading to California... Funeral of Dolly Madison...

Item #657385

July 17, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Dolly Madison death




Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a terrific letter on a long wagon train heading: "...towards the golden regions of California...that a collision had taken place between a party of emigrants and some Indians..." with more.... See More  

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657383

Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

July 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 



* California gold rush

* Slave ship captured




Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.

Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More  

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657381

Much on the situation in California, including the gold diggings...

Item #657381

July 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1849



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns of reports headed: "Late From California"  including documents noting General Riley as governor. There is also a lengthy letter from San Francisco with news from the gold fields, a few bits including: "...some 40 persons are at wo... See More  

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657379

Much from California... High prices, maintaining order...

Item #657379

August 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1849 



* California gold rush



Close to half of page 2 is taken up with various information concerning California, some of it political. It begins with a: "Proclamation by Gen. Riley" noting: "...that a portion of these forces should be employed in maintaining order in the gold districts...".

Page 3 has: Califor... See More  

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657349

Hardships on the way to California...

Item #657349

August 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 1849 



* California gold rush



Page 3 has a report: "From Santa Fe and the Far West" which includes: "...large number of emigrants have left Santa Fe for California. Seven out of nine men belonging to parties destined for California...were killed. They were attacked...by 200 Apache Indians. The emigrants for Californi... See More  

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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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657345

Terrific news items from the Gold Rush

Item #657345

August 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "California Matters" which takes over a full column with a wide variety of reports. Included is: "...an outline of the measures to be submitted to the Convention for framing a State Government..." which lists eleven items. Then there is nearly a full column with a great wealth of reports ... See More  

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657122

Gold in California, and getting there...

Item #657122

December 28, 1849

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



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The top of pg. 3 has a column headed: "Additional From California" which has much concerning the growth of the territory. One bit includes: "The immigrants by the overland route were continuing to arrive...It is said that numbers are now coming by the northern ... See More  

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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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656521

From Elko, Nevada, on the route to the Gold Rush...

Item #656521

December 02, 1871

THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Dec. 2, 1871 



* Wild Old West

* Rare title




This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave th... See More  

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656233

Nice content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #656233

June 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1849  Among the articles on the Gold Rush and Westward Expansion are: "The Travel Over The Western Plains" "From San Francisco" "Virginia Gold Mines" and two articles covering the Washington Monument. Also an interesting item on New York's Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, among the most renowned cemeteries in t... See More  

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654498

Very rare "California Edition" of the New York Herald...

Item #654498

February 20, 1855

THE NEW YORK HERALD--Edition For California, Feb. 20, 1855  The noted designation is printed in the dateline. With much emigration to the West with the Gold Rush the Herald created a special edition of their newspaper specifically for distribution in California. Noted on page 4: "Edition For California - Steamship Illinois" the ship which would carry the newspaper to The West Coast.... See More  

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653652

Mormons... Gold Rush in the Northwest... The slavery issue...

Item #653652

August 13, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 13, 1858 



* Fraser River gold rush

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Slavery in America




A full column of the ftpg. is on the gold discoveries & mining in the Northwest with: "The Frazer River Gold Mines" "Disappointment, Revulsion of Feeling & Suffering Among the Miners" "Important Gold Discoveries in Washington Territory" with more (s... See More  

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652871

A Napa newspaper extols the virtues of the Napa wine-growing region...

Item #652871

October 04, 1873

THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Oct. 4, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Wine country




Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold Rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ranc... See More  

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652851

Quite rare mining town newspaper...

Item #652851

January 01, 1898

MOTHER LODE MAGNET, Jamestown, California, Jan. 12, 1898 



* Very rare title



What could be a better name for a mining town newspaper than this one? Jamestown figured prominently in two gold rush eras, the first from 1848 to the early 1850's during the great rush precipitated by the gold at Sutter's Mill, and then again in the latter part of the 19th century when new methods were ... See More  

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652497

The Fraser Canyon gold rush... News from Hawaii...

Item #652497

July 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 28, 1858.  The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "News From Frazer River" "The Excitement On The Pacific Coast" "Yield Of The New Mines" "Important Letter from Ex.-Gov. Stevens, of Washington Territory" "Our Rights In The New Gold Region" "Twenty-five Thousand Californians en route for the British El Dorado"
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651346

Taking a new route to the California gold fields...

Item #651346

January 06, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 6, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has: "California Items" which mentions a group  of 20 soon to head there: "...mostly young men of spirit & enterprise...have adopted rules prohibiting gambling, drinking, the use of cards...". Also reports of other groups planning to head there, one taking a new rout... See More  

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651330

News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #651330

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Rare pre-Civil War title

* California gold rush




An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundant & cheap...People... See More  

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651327

The California Gold Rush...

Item #651327

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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651326

News from the California Gold Rush...

Item #651326

January 13, 1849

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Jan. 13, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers



Page 2 has an article: "From California" which includes: "...the price of gold dust in the 'diggins' had  fallen to six  dollars an ounce, being less than one third its real value at the U.S. Mint...There was much suffering at the mines & even apprehensions of famine in c... See More  

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651320

Great content from the early period of the California Gold Rush...

Item #651320

January 10, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The ftpg. has: "Gold Region" noting in part: "...such astonishing news from California that they dare not publish it. If published the marvelous tale as to the length & breadth of the Gold Region would not be credited...Col. Fremont...acquainted with the existence of extensive '... 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  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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649066

Published by P.T. Barnum...

California gold miners...

Item #649066

February 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853  The prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting," which is a rare print of the California gold rush. There is related text as well. The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another half... See More  

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648547

Two terrific letters from the early days of the California Gold Rush...

Item #648547

September 28, 1848

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 



* California gold rush 

* Early - pre-49ers




Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich ... See More  

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648535

Dawson, Yukon Territory... gold...

Item #648535

May 13, 1900

THE SEMI-WEEKLY NUGGET, Dawson, Y. T., May 13, 1900  A very rare newspaper from the Yukon Territory during the period of the Klondike Gold Rush (see the web for more details). When gold was discovered in 1896 a stampede of prospectors headed to this region and spurred an entirely new era of romance of the West, the quest for gold, and the many hardships which caused the hopes of wealth to be ... 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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$28.50
644261

Its history tied to the California Gold Rush...

Item #644261

November 05, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868  Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More  

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636750

Caribou Bill death... Yukon gold rush...

Item #636750

November 03, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 1933



* Caribou Bill death

* Yukon gold rush

* Dog sled fame




The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "W. F. COOPER DEAD; FAMOUS IN YUKON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of William F. Cooper, known for his exploits in the gold region of Alaska. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event... See More  

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636146

Great Hawaii prints... Gold in the Klondike...

Item #636146

August 07, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897 



* Klondike gold rush

* Hawaiian Islands




The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More  

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$60.00
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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$29.00
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