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683827

Capture of a slave ship...

Item #683827

August 30, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 1858  The top of page 3 includes: "Capture of a Slaver by the U.S. Brig Dolphin" with details including in part: "The U.S. brig Dolphin...been on a cruise on the coast of Cuba...during the day fell in with & captured the brig Putnam with 348 negroes from the coast of Africa...The Putnam's crew are on board in conf... See More  

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683819

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #683819

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799  



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &... See More  

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683802

The Mormons, Frederick Douglass, and a freed slave's industriousness...

Item #683802

January 19, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1879  Pg. 7 is: "Frederick Douglass On The South" (see images). The bottom of page 5 has: "The Mormon Polygomists' Reply" (not photoed). One of the more interesting articles is found on page 2: "A Colored Man's History", which tells of a young slave boy who managed to save a few pennies here-and-there until he was given his freedo... See More  

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683756

Slaves of the captured Amistad slave ship...

Item #683756

October 09, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 29, 1840  Near the top of the front page is a small heading: "The Amistad Schooner" which reports on the case of the Amistad slave ship, made famous recently by the 1997 Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name.

The article mentions: "The British government...have been actively interposing in the affairs of the Amistad...to in... See More  

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683750

The last delivery of slaves to America...

Item #683750

December 13, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 13, 1858  Page 4 has a report taking over half a column headed: "Is the Slave Trade Reopened ?" "Is the Yacht Wanderer A Slaver?--Curious Conflicting Reports Concerning the Wanderer--Rumored Landing of a Cargo of Slaves Near Brunswick, Ga...." with more.

This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it delivered (illegally) the ne... See More  

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683749

Slaves delivered to America... Return of slaves from the "Echo" slave ship...

Item #683749

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858  Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More  

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683741

Slave advertisement from the nation's capital...

Item #683741

April 23, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 23, 1816  This issue has a runaway slave advertisement on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, foxing, good condition.

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683740

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683740

September 26, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Sept. 26, 1816  This issue has not one but three runaway slave advertisements with two on page 3 and the other on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, foxing, good condition.

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683738

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683738

April 24, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 24, 1817  This issue has not one but three runaway slave advertisements, all on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, good condition.

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683736

Slave advertisements from the nation's capital...

Item #683736

May 01, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 1, 1817  This issue has not one but two runaway slave advertisements with one on page 3 and the other on the back page.

News of the day and other ads. Four pages, some foxing, good condition.

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683731

1900 Limon, Colorado Negro lynching...

Item #683731

November 17, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 17, 1900



* Limon, Lincoln County, Colorado horror

* Preston John Porter, Jr. - Negro lynching burning




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "COLORADO HORROR" 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 fragile from this er... See More  

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683717

Denouncing Lincoln and his policies...

Item #683717

December 23, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 23, 1863  The front page has a full column report--and carrying over to page 2--with heads: "SPEECH OF WENDELL PHILLIPS" "Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation of Freedom" "Ferocious Abolition Tirade Against Abolition Party Leaders" "Seward, Chase and Lincoln Denounced" "Horace Greeley Avows His Preference for Chase".

An in... See More  

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683708

Editorial commentary on Seward's "irrepressible conflict" speech...

Item #683708

October 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 28, 1858  



* William H. Seward on slavery

* re. Irrepressible Conflict speech




Page 4 contains a lengthy editorial on Seward's "irrepressible conflict" speech given just 3 days prior at Rochester. In his speech Seward took the opportunity to characterize the United States as divided between two opposing political systems, one based on slavery and the ... See More  

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683707

Capture of a slave ship...

Item #683707

October 02, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1839 Page 3 has: "Late From Africa" which includes: "The Euphrates is sent here...having been captured on the coast of Africa...as a slaver, and surrendered to Gov. Buchanan..." with further particulars.

Keep in mind that although slavery continued to exist into the Civil War, the importing of slaves was outlawed in 1808.

Four... See More  

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683661

1900 Akron, Ohio race riot...

Item #683661

August 23, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 23, 1900



* Akron, Ohio race riot of 1900

* Negro lynching attempt




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION BY A MURDEROUS MOB" 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 fragile from this era in paper... See More  

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683605

The famous "irrepressible conflict" speech...

Item #683605

November 13, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1858 



* William H. Seward on slavery

* Irrepressible Conflict speech




Nearly three columns on page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech Of Mr. Seward, of New York, delivered at a political meeting held in Rochester on the 25th of October, 1858".

This speech, although harmful to his political career, put the slavery issue on... See More  

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683535

Harlem mobster Casper Holstein kidnapping...

Item #683535

September 23, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 23, 1928



* Casper Holstein kidnapping

* Harlem Negro mobster leader




The front page has a one column heading: "RICH NEGRO SEIZED FOR $50,000 RANSOM" with subheads. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins, irregular along the spine, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: Casper Holstein was a p... See More  

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683516

James Irwin lynching...

Item #683516

February 02, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 2, 1930.



* James Irwin black lynching

* Ocilla, Irwin County, Georgia




Page 3 has one column headings: "MOB LYNCHES NEGRO AS GEORGIA SLAYER" "500 Men Overpower Sheriff at Ocilla and Burn Accused Slayer of Girl" "VICTIM HAS CONFESSED" and more. (see) 1st report coverage on the lynching of Negro, James Irwin, in Ocilla, Georgia.

Othe... See More  

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683490

Quite rare & early account of a baseball game with women players...

Item #683490

August 16, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 16, 1868 



* Rare & Early Women's baseball

* Bloomer Girls - baseball pioneers

* Elizabeth Cady Stanton reporting




Page 3 under the heading: "The National Game" has a few accounts of "Base Ball Notes" one of which is the earliest newspaper report we have seen of a baseball game with women players.

The report notes: "Mrs. Cady Stant... See More  

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683445

Perhaps the finest of all baseball prints in a periodical...

Item #683445

November 04, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 4, 1865  



* Great baseball prints - illustrations



The centerfold has what is arguably the very finest 19th century baseball print to appear in a newspaper. Perfect for display.

There are multiple prints with a central image with a panoramic view of  a baseball game with a huge crowd. Surrounding this print are full-figures p... See More  

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683378

The slave ship...

Item #683378

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 



* Likely the most sought after slave ship print

* Much text re: slave ships
- black americana interest




The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck.... See More  

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683360

Rare issue of this Confederate "Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia...

Item #683360

January 16, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 16, 1864  See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.

The front page includes: "General Morgan and his Movements"  "A Brave Missouri Boy" "Cheering the Trans-Mississippi People" "Brilliant Affair in Fanquier" "Capture of a Yankee Train & Yankees" "... See More  

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683332

"The Book Thief" - premier ad and review...

Item #683332

November 08, 2013

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 8, 2013



* 12 YEARS A SLAVE - 

* THE BOOK THIEF REVIEW



Page D2 has a large ad for the premiere of "The Book Thief", with a corresponding review on page D7. Page D6 has an advertisement for "12 YEARS A SLAVE". Other large ads include: "CAPTAIN PHILLIPS", "ABOUT TIME" and "ALL IS LOST". 

The issue is beli... See More  

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683325

Death of the 'hero of Lake Erie' Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry...

Item #683325

October 02, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1819 



* Oliver Hazard Perry death

* American Naval commander

* Hero of Lake Erie




Page 7 has over half a page headed: "Missouri--Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going debates on what is known as the Missouri Compromise.

This is followed by: "Death of Commodore Perry" which notes near the beginning: "...we ... See More  

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683320

Mordecai Noah & his plans for a Jewish refuge in America...

Item #683320

January 29, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1820 



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River




Inside has over 2 pages taken up with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going Missouri Compromise debate.

Another page has: "The Jews" which concerns the famed Mordecai Noah, considered the first American-born Jew to rise to national promi... See More  

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683319

Mordecai Noah & his plans for a Jewish refuge in America...

Item #683319

January 29, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1820



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River




Inside has over 2 pages taken up with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going Missouri Compromise debate.

Another page has: "The Jews" which concerns the famed Mordecai Noah, considered the first American-born Jew to rise to national prominence.... See More  

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 23, 1796  The front page is filled with ads including 22 illustrated ship ads. All of page 2 is taken up with discussion on carrying into effect the Jay Treaty with England.

Three slave related ads appear on page 3. The back page is full of ads as well including three more slave ads.

Four pages, purple-tinted staining does not affect rea... See More  

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683283

The nation prepares for war... Fugitive slave case...

Item #683283

December 01, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 1, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect era

* Southern secession from the Union

* Pre Civil War tensions over slavery




From weeks before the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, this issue has much content on the events leading to war.

Included are: "Slave Extradition Case in Canada" "The Mississippi Delegation" "A Plan of Seces... See More  

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683279

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683279

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683278

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683278

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683277

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683277

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820  Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed in type by J. C. Calhoun as Secretary of War. Additionally, in the Supplement there are... See More  

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683275

Inquiring on the illegal smuggling of slaves into the United States...

Item #683275

January 22, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1820 



* African slave trade - slaves

* United States Navy inquiry

* John C. Calhoun




Inside has nearly two pages taken up- with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going discussion of the situation with Missouri joining the Union.

Also within: "Civilization of the Indians" which includes two letters signed i... See More  

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683225

Trial report, but more interesting is what happened later at their hangings...

Item #683225

February 21, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 21, 1880  Page 2 has: "The Criminal Record" "Execution of a Brace of Negro Murderers at Murfreesboro, Tenn." being John Hall and Burrell Smith, former slaves.

This was for the murder of Henry Pugh, and as website reports note, it took on a carnival atmosphere.

The article report includes: "The execution of Burrel Smith and Jo... See More  

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683219

Horace Greeley with Abraham Lincoln...

Item #683219

February 09, 1861

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 9, 1861  



* Horace Greeley

* Western tour return

* Abraham Lincoln




The front page has: "The Destitution In Kansas - Terrible Suffering - A Call For Aid". Page 3 has nearly 2 columns on: "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion - From Washington - Emancipation To Follow Secession".

Page 5 has: "Important From Springfield" which notes in p... See More  

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683185

Slaves and their African homeland...

Item #683185

June 24, 1820

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1820  Page 2 has: "Colony of Free Blacks in Africa" which is: "...an asylum for such of our free blacks as are willing to return to the country of their ancestors..." taking about 3/4 of a column.

Also: "Piracies begins: "Three persons have just suffered death at Boston for piracy & murder...". Further on is a ... See More  

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683180

Very early Mormon report...

Item #683180

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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683173

Preparing for the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #683173

March 30, 1861

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 30, 1861 



* Start of the Civil War close (Fort Sumter)

* Tensions at a boiling point in the South

* Southern slavery and the Confederacy

* History about to be made




From just days before the outbreak of the Civil War, this issue has a wealth of reports on the coming conflict.

Articles include: "The Census of 1860" which includes a chart for th... See More  

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683046

A Memphis newspaper from Jackson... Jeff Davis' annual address...

Item #683046

January 22, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 22, 1863 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Memphis newspaper printed in Jackson, Mississippi

* Jefferson Davis - State of the Confederacy address




This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South. Note that this "Memphis" newspaper was published in Jackson,... See More  

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683014

Latest news from the Rebel capital...

Item #683014

November 21, 1862

RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Nov. 21, 1862 



* Rare from the capital of the Confederacy



The ftpg. has: "Interesting Historical Relations --The Last Effort To Save The Union" Also within: "The End Not Yet" "From Fredericksburg" "Atrocities of the Enemy" "Latest From the North" "Programme of Rosecrans--Successful Dash In
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682974

Beauregard is reported as 'crazy'...

Item #682974

February 25, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 25, 1865  



* Battle of Wilmington - North Carolina

* Admiral David Dixon Porter victory




Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald.  

Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War: "THE SOUTH" "Indications of a Panic in Richmond" "Beauregard Reported Crazy" "Gen. Lee's Reaso... See More  

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682973

Union troops advancing through the Carolinas...

Item #682973

February 24, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 24, 1865  



* Battle of Wilmington, North Carolina

* William T. Sherman coastal march

* Fort Anderson




Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald.  

Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War: "NORTH CAROLINA" "Our Forces Within Four Miles of Wilmington..." "Heavy Firing Going on & ... See More  

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682930

Debating the Compromise of 1850... Heading for the gold fields...

Item #682930

June 06, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1850  The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with the: "Debate In The Senate" on what would be called the Compromise of 1850, championed by Henry Clay. This work would determine whether new territories won in the Mexican War would be free or slave.

Page 2 has reports from the Senate including the: "Fugitive Sla... See More  

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682912

Mehmed VI... last Sultan of Ottoman Empire....

Item #682912

November 19, 1922

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, November 19, 1922



* Mehmed VI - last sultan of Ottoman Empire

* Abolition of the Ottoman Sultanate




The front page has a one column heading: "ABDUL MEDJID CHOSEN CALIPH" with subhead. (see)

Complete 1st section only with 14 pages, light toning and a little wear the margins, generally good.... See More  

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682815

California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850 



* California joins the Union (statehood)

* From the nation's capital




Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of C... See More  

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682760

Henderson, Kentucky, from the Civil War...

Item #682760

December 11, 1862

HENDERSON WEEKLY REPORTER, Kentucky,  Dec. 11, 1862



* Very rare publication

* Neutral stance to Civil War




From a state that chose to be neutral during the Civil War but remained a part of the Union, there were, as a result, supporters of both sides. This newspaper, judging by its reporting and other content, seems to have remained neutral.

The front page begins with over 2 columns tak... See More  

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682683

United Negro College Fund is founded....

Item #682683

May 01, 1944

NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1944 



* UNCF founded - starts

* United Negro College Fund




Page 17 has a brief, discrete but very notable article with one column headings: "Drive To Open Wednesday" "United Negro College Fund Seeks to Raise $1,500,000".

Complete in 34 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional hol... See More  

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682633

Parliament discusses the slave trade...

Item #682633

May 27, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, May 27, 1789  Beginning on page 2 and carrying over to page 2 is a report headed: "Slave Trade" from the House of Commons, taking over half a page in total.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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682548

1900 Augusta, Georgia Negro lynching...

Item #682548

May 14, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 14, 1900



* Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia

*  William Willis (Negro) lynching - shooting




Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "Negro Shot To Death" (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.... See More  

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682530

Grant, Sherman and Sheridan working together...

Item #682530

February 21, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 21, 1865 



* Final weeks of the American Civil War

* Capture of Columbia, South Carolina




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SOUTH CAROLINA" "Grant, Sherman and Sheridan Moving Together" "Lee Reinforcing Beauregard" "Charleston Evacuated & Admiral Dahlgren on his Way to the City" "Details of... See More  

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682496

Lincoln's last public speech and last proclamation...

Item #682496

April 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 12, 1865   



* Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination




This issue was printed just 2 days prior to Lincoln's assassination, with the front page containing what is noted as Lincoln's last speech.

The front page heads include: "OUR VICTORIES" ... See More  

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