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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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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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Events in California...

Item #657380

August 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "California Items" which includes reports concerning problems with the Indians, and also an: "Affray at Stockton" between an "American" and a "celebrated Indian chief" with details. Also: "Gold Coining" and other items.

Four pages, nice condition.

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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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Ancient coins, the violin (or viola), the moon...

From during the French & Indian War...

Item #657335
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1757  A very nice magazine from during the French & Indian War from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 190... See More  

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Uncommon to find period Kit Carson reports...

Item #657313

August 24, 1847

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

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President Jackson vetoes the Land Bill... The 'Trail of Tears'...

Item #657100

December 10, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1833  Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Message of the President Of the United States, Returning the Land Bill" signed at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. This was Jackson's Land Bill Veto Message to Congress, vetoed for reason state in the prefatory paragraph of the lengthy text.

Half of the back page is taken up with the: &quo... See More  

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On the death of LaFayette...

Item #656914

June 28, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 28, 1834

* In memory of LaFayette : on LaFayette's death

The very top of the front page has an. item which includes: "...senate appointed a committee of 13 & the house of representatives a committee of 24 to consider & report what token of affection ought to be paid to the memory of Lafayette..." with just a bit more.

An inte... See More  

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Death of Brigham Young...

Item #656780

August 30, 1877


* Brigham Young death (1st report)

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Chief Sitting Bull

The front page has a report headed: "The Death Of Brigham Young" which begins: "Brigham Young was attacked with cholera morbus on Thursday night...continued swelling until respiration was stopped. He was conscious, but only briefly answered questions d... See More  

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Dealing with the Mormon troubles in Missouri...

Item #656727

February 02, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 

* Missouri Mormon Troubles

Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of th
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Coffee, slaves, coins produced at the Mint...

Item #656650

August 10, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 10, 1833  Among the articles within: "The Indian Character" "Emigration To Canada"; a full page on: "Product & Consumption of Coffee" and a detailed account from the: "Mint of the United States"  with charts of the number of each quotes produced, etc.; "Harbors on Lake Erie" and "Slaves... See More  

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When Davy Crockett was an unknown...

Item #656649

December 31, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831  It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name.  Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: "...The speaker laid before the ... See More  

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Unique "Yankee" & "Confederate" pair of the same date...

Item #656604

July 22, 1861

Here is a unique opportunity for a pair of issues--one Yankee and the other Confederate--of the identical date of July 22, 1861 both reporting on the First Battle of Bull Run, one from the New York Tribune and the other from the Confederate capital of Richmond, titled the Daily Dispatch, providing a perspective of how the news was reported with all the "spin" & biases that ... See More  

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Very large map of Europe... Oswego in the French & Indian War... Judaica item...

Item #656525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 

* Great & quite large map of Europe

* Oswego - French & Indian War

* Judaica - Jewish content

The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART  of  EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More  

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Elizabeth Bacon Custer's will...

Item #656499

May 12, 1933


* Elizabeth Bacon Custer's will filed

* General George Armstrong Custer widow

Page 24 has a one column heading: "Gen. Custer's Widow Leaves U.S. War Relics" (see)

Complete with all 32 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, 4 small bi... See More  

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Death of Cochise, the Apache Indian chief...

Item #656383

June 15, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 15, 1874 

* Tribal Chief Cochise death (1st report)

* Chiricahua Apaches - Indians

Page 7 has: "Obituary - Cochise, the Indian Chief" noting in part: "...announces that Cochise, the famous Indian chief, died on Tuesday last in Arizona. He had been sick a long time, and feeling satisfied that he was afflicted by witchcraft, he refused to let the doc... See More  

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Theatrical special effects... Indian motorcycle...

Item #656335

April 26, 1913

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1913  The full ftpg. shows: "A Fireless Fire on the State - 16 Men & Elaborate Devices are Required to Produce the Effect". More inside with article: "The Elements on the Stage - Thunder Lightning, Wind, Rain and Fire" with 5 additional prints on how those effects are produced.

Near the back is a nice, illustrated advertisement... See More  

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Rare Confederate title reports on the battle of Manassas, & more...

Item #656226

August 08, 1861

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, August 8, 1861 

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Very rare Confederate title

A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page has a report headed: "Battle of Manassas" which begins: "There never has been a more complete victory won on the Continent of America than was gained by our gallant "rebels" on Sunday l... See More  

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Great prints of Peoria and Hannibal... Indian life...

Item #656187

October 25, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 25, 1890  Among the prints within are a halfpg: "Incident of Indian Life--The 'Squaw Man' Visited by His Wife's Relations--Scene in the Indian Territory". Also: "Big Trees in Humboldt County, California". A nice fullpg; "A Duck Farm at Eastport, Long Island...".

Also two great full pages with many prints... See More  

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Second battle of Bull Run...

Item #656033

September 10, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 10, 1862 

* Second Battle of Bull Run # 2

* From the capital of the Confederacy

Not just a newspaper from the Confederate States, but from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "From Maryland" which tells of the advance of the Confederate army across the Potomac into Maryland (see photos). Keep in mind this was just one w... See More  

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1930 Rangoon Riots in India...

Item #655991

May 28, 1930


* Rangoon Riots of 1930

* Indian dockworkers

* Burman labourers

The front page has a nice banner headline: "MOBS KILL WOMEN IN INDIA" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete with all 42 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very hig... See More  

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Death of the King of England...

Item #655963
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760 

* George II of Great Britain death

* French and Indian War

Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the ... See More  

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The Indians in Kansas...

Item #655427

July 18, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 18, 1885  Inside has a full page with 3 prints of: "Scenes & Incidents of the Strike of Iron-Workers in Cleveland" and other fullpg. has 4 prints of: "The Indian Troubles--Types & Incidents In Southwestern Kansas & the Indian Territory." A fullpg. has  8 scenes of: "The Manufacture of Lager Beer..." ... See More  

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Capture of Edmund Kirby Smith...

Item #655272

July 29, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, July 29, 1865 

* General Edmund Kirby Smith captured

Among the front page heads: "Capture of Kirby Smith by the Mexicans" "Four Pieces of Artillery and Nine Hundred Rifles Taken". In the report it says in part: "Major Texxier...has just arrived... bringing intelligence of the capture of Gen. Kirby Smith and his entire party. He was intercepted...... See More  

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Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #655237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 

* Forts Oswego and Ontario

* French and Indian war with map

Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More  

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Prints of cowboys... How they made banknotes...

Item #655027

October 26, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, Oct. 26, 1889  The full front page shows: "Dangers of Electric Wires in New York--Western Union Lineman burned to Death in Mid-Air."

A rarity is to find period prints of cowboys, but here is one. An inside page has 3 prints, captioned: "Life Among the Cow-Boys of Indian Territory" with a brief, related article on an inside page.

A very nic... See More  

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Capture of Pensacola, Florida... Five Declaration signers still living...

Item #654960

July 11, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818  The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations  of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.

Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More  

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Much on the virtues of coffee... Still with both plates...

Item #654916

December 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1785  Contains a wide range of articles with one of the more interesting being: "Dr. Moseley's Elucidation of the Virtues of Coffee" taking nearly 3 pages. Near the back is news headed: "America" taking almost an entire page and reports on an Indian treaty & other events from the United States & Canada (see).

Con... See More  

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French & Indian War content... Treaty with Russia...

Item #654912
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1755  One of the nicer features of this issue is the very nice title page engraving of the skyline of London in the 1750's, which has much detail (see photos). There is also a nice article taking over a full page: "Account of the British Plantations in America" which is very descriptive of Virginia (see photos).

Other items in this issue ... See More  

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Civil War map of Mobile Bay...

Item #654727

June 17, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 17, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "The Approach To Mobile" and also: "Vicinity of Forts Morgan & Gaines and the Entrance To Mobile Bay."

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "The Attack on Charleston" "Continued Fighting" "A Georgia Colonel & Sixty men Killed" "Battle In ... See More  

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Civil War map of Mobile Bay...

Item #654716

June 17, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 17, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "The Approach To Mobile" and also: "Vicinity of Forts Morgan & Gaines and the Entrance To Mobile Bay."

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "The Attack on Charleston" "Continued Fighting" "A Georgia Colonel & Sixty men Killed" "Battle In ... See More  

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Williamsburg evacuated...

Item #654711

August 23, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War: "Ovation to Gen. Corcoran" "General Corcoran's Response" "The Procession" "From Gen. McClellan's Army - Reported Evacuation of Williamsburg" "The Movement of Troops...Richmond Almost Bare of Rebel Troops...".

Plus there is more on pages 4, 5 and 8 includin... See More  

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Filled with military content... The Seminole Indian War...

Item #654450

March 01, 1838

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1838  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content. The issue begins with an interesting: "Journal of eight years hard fighting during the War for our Independence". Among other items are: "General Jesup, the Sec. of War, & the Military Academy" "Battle of the Kissimmee--The Army" & m... See More  

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Formal opening of the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #654413

June 02, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 2, 1883  Prints within include: "General Crook's Apache Guide" "General George H. Crook"; a nice print of: "General Crook's Apache Campaign--Crook's Command of White Mountain Apache Scouts...Now in Pursuit of the Apaches in Mexico" ."Tennessee--View of the Drill Ground at Nashville...".

A full ... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson on African colonization...

Item #654199

April 19, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* African American colonization

The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Other items a... See More  

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A 'call to arms' for the Black Hawk War...

Item #654192

June 09, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 9, 1832  Inside has over half a page headed: "Indian War" which includes a Proclamation from the Rock River, signed by: John Reynolds, noting: "It becomes my duty again to call on you for your services in the defense of your country. The state is not only invaded by the hostile Indians but many of our citizens have been slain in battl... See More  

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Massacre of prisoners in the War of 1812...

Item #654155

April 10, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1813  Page 3 has; "Massacre of  the Prisoners" which relates to the War of 1812 & more specifically the Battle of Raisin River, taking nearly 3 pages. Also: "Indian Talk" and "Cherokee Indians" which is a lengthy letter signed by two chiefs with their "X" and: "War of the Allies", the latter r... See More  

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1939 Sayajirao Gaekwad III death... India...

Item #653674

February 07, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 7, 1939

* Sayajirao Gaekwad III death

* Maharaja of Baroda State - India

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BARODA GAEKWAR, INDIAN RULER, DIES" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, leader of Baroda State in India.

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

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Chief Bender & the Chippewas....

Item #653670

September 20, 1920

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, Sept. 20, 1920

* Chief Bender - MLB baseball pitcher

* Chippewas Indians - Native Americans

The sport's section (page 9) has a one column heading: "Bender Is Real Chippewa Indian" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with 12 pages, light toning at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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Pirates, Key West, Mobile, and Indian treaties...

Item #653272

February 20, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 20, 1830  Page 5 has a number of brief yet interesting items, including: "Key West - Com. Porter has written a letter saying that 'the harbor of Key West, is...the best harbor in the United States..." with more. Also: "Mobile has become a place of much business...has a fine inland trade by steam boats...".

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Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians... Lincoln's famous rally-letter endorsed...

Item #653127

September 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1863 

* Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians

Although much of the front page is taken up with various reports from the Civil War, perhaps the most interesting item is the brief page 5 item headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians" (see photos for full report), reading in part: "...had a fight with the Navajoe Indians beyond Fort Canby. The ... See More  

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Navajo Indians of New Mexico cause problems...

Item #653062

September 17, 1906

ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Sept. 17, 1906  Perhaps not unexpected from territorial Arizona (statehood in 1912) but later than one would expect: "NAVAJO INDIANS ON A RAMPAGE; LEAVE NEW MEXICO RESERVATION RAID CATTLE, TERRORIZE THE PEOPLE" .

Eight pages, irregular at the blank spine, good condition.

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A Cheyenne wants a dead commissioner...

Item #652873

September 17, 1875

MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, Sept. 17, 1875  The top of a ftpg. middle column has heads: "THE INDIANS" "Progress f the Work o the Commissioners at Red Cloud Agency--Reward for Gallant Service" "A Cheyenne Wants a Dead Commissioner--The Threat Creates Considerable Excitement". The text takes nearly an entire column.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine and a sma... See More  

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Regarding Ben Franklin's "A Magic Square of Squares"...

Item #652752

July 01, 1768

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note regarding the magic square plate)

Perhaps the most notable content is the article on an inside page titled: "Surprising Properties of Numbers placed in Dr. Franklin's Magic Square of Squares," which is a fascinating article describing Benjamin Franklin's amazing numerical puzzle... See More  

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Indian troubles...

Item #652396

October 20, 1875

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, Oct. 20, 1875  the ftpg. has: "Indian Affairs - Recommendations of the Commissioners Charged with the Investigation of the Red Cloud Agency". Also: "Holly Springs, Miss." "Speech by General West--Able Review of the Situation--Negroes Joining the Conservative Club...".

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition. Fo... See More  

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Conflict between the Cherokee and Iroquois Nations... Smoking the Calumet of Peace...

Item #652387

February 13, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768  As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More  

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Modoc Indian War...Captain Jack....

Item #651932

June 06, 1873

THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, June 6, 1873

* Modoc Indians War - lava beds

* Captain Jack & Black Jim

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "The Last of the Modocs--The Triumphant Militia to be Mustered Out" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete with 8 pages, some spine wear, ot... See More  

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New Orleans during the Confederacy... Official report on the Battle of Manassas...

Item #651770

February 04, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, February 4, 1862 

* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* First Battle of Bull Run

* Official reports from the Confederates

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 Butle... See More  

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Radiography and X-Rays... Photos of the Cheyenne Indians...

Item #651720

April 11, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 11, 1896  The full ftpg. is a nice print: "M. De Morgan's Discoveries at Dahshur - Morgan Lifting a Golden Crown from the Mummy of Queen Khnemit at Dahshur". Page 2 has more on this with: "Ancient Egyptian Goldsmith's Work Discovered at Dahshur".

Other prints include: "With the Northern Cheyennes" "
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Upholding Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #651533
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 8, 1862  Contains Major-General George McClellan's General Order No. 163 which instructed the officers and troops of the Army of the Potomac to uphold and adhere to President Lincoln's recently delivered Emancipation Proclamation. The order ends with, "In carrying out all measures of public policy this army will, of course, be guided by the sames o... See More  

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