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680880

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #680880

September 18, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Brooklyn Trust Company

* In a NYC publication




The front page has early reporting on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... See More  

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$57.00
680550

Newspaper from San Francisco Bay: the first issue...

Item #680550

March 30, 1881

THE WEST END NEWS, Alameda, California, March 30, 1881  Alameda is essentially an island in San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Oakland.  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue containing various news items and a wealth of ads. This title would soon change its name to: "The Alemeda Weekly News"

Four pages, several archival mends including at the spine, evenly toned, minor margin wear... See More  

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$70.00
680536

1898 Theodore Durrant execution...

Item #680536

January 07, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 7, 1898



* Theodore Durrant execution - hanging

* San Quentin State Prison - "The Demon of the Belfry"

* San Francisco Emmanuel Baptist Church murders




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "DURRANT IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very h... See More  

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$45.00
680435

Peace with the Apache Indians in Arizona...

Item #680435

October 14, 1871

DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871  The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of Vincent Collyer--His Version of the Apache Business".

Four pages... See More  

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$31.00
679565

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #679565

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd. The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is ... See More  

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$82.00
679324

The first issue from this scenic coastal town...

Item #679324

October 06, 1877

THE MENDOCINO BEACON, California, Oct. 6, 1877 



* Rare Old West coastal title



A quite rare title from this little community sitting on the scenic cliffs overlooking the Pacific north of San Francisco, now a popular tourist town and artist's community. It is also the fictional "Cabot Cove" of the popular television series "Murder, She Wrote"

This is the volume 1,... See More  

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$75.00
678990

Rare & early print showing a San Francisco celebration upon California joining the Union...

Item #678990

January 25, 1851

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851  The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.

Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$67.00
678894

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #678894

March 14, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 14, 1872



* Rare Old West title



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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$33.00
678597

From the San Francisco Mission... Touring Oregon & Washington...

Item #678597

December 13, 1879

MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879  Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants."  This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).

Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More  

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$34.00
676993

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #676993

July 04, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & ... See More  

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$385.00
676174

The Modoc Indian War of 1873...

Item #676174

May 24, 1873

DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 24, 1873 



* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois

* Modoc War - Lava Beds

* Captain Jack fame




The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of Hasbrouck's Successful Scout" "Captain Jack and His Party Leave Clandestinely" and more. (see)

Four pages, never bound, large folio size, good conditi... See More  

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$38.00
675689

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675689

April 21, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More  

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675109

Seeking bids to construct a U.S. Mint in San Francisco...

Item #675109

December 11, 1852

THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 1852  The front page has a legal notice soliciting bids to build a new United States Mint in San Francisco, headed: "Proposals For Erecting a Mint, With the Necessary Machinery, at San Francisco, California". It is signed in type by the Secretary of the Treasury, Thos. Corwin.

The notice takes half a column and has considerable detail on how... See More  

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675032

A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #675032

February 08, 1873

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, Feb. 8, 1873 



* Original Old West publication

* Nice masthead for display




The front page features a nice print of:"Peculiarity in the Leaves of Peaches" with a related article. As might be imagined by the title, much farming-related content.

Decorative masthead, 11 1/2 by 16 inches, 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the marg... See More  

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$28.00
673743

From 1880 San Rafael, California...

Item #673743

November 13, 1880

MARIN COUNTY TOCSIN, San Rafael, California, Nov. 13, 1880 



* Rare old West publication



An uncommon title from the Bay Area, just north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a variety of local, regional, and national reports, plus a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, news agent's stamp in the top margi... See More  

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$59.00
672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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$98.00
672794

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870 



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)




This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 is... See More  

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$385.00
672650

The very beginning of the Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672650

September 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is an article on pg. five, "PANIC IN STOCKS - GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE STREET YESTERDAY", which takes nearly a full column of text. Another somewhat related article appea... See More  

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$158.00
672646

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672646

September 23, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with one column head including; "A BRIGHTER PROSPECT - BETTER FEELING IN WALL STREET ...", "JAY COOKE & CO. - A STATEMENT OF ASSET... See More  

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672636

Very early report of the California gold rush...

Item #672636

September 30, 1848

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT (Greensboro), North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 contains a notable report, being the first report in this newspaper of the discovery of gold in California.

With a small heading: "Gold Fever in California" the report includes: "The gold mania rages in California & the whole population hav... See More  

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671697

1873 S.F. Chinatown sex slaves...

Item #671697

July 31, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 31, 1873



* Chinatown's sex slaves (girls)

* San Francisco, California Chinese

* Human trafficking - Tong Wars




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HIP YEE TONG" "An Infamous Secret Chinese Society in San Francisco" and more. (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671249

Manufacturing rifles at the Springfield Armory...

Item #671249

April 29, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899 



* Krag Jorgensen rifles - prints

* Springfield Armory, Massachusetts




The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue.

Inside includes: "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill" "... See More  

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671007

Latest information from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671007

March 24, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 24, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Gold Region" with the latest from the California gold rush. A few bits include: "...Emigrants were flocking in by the thousands...by next August 1200,000 persons would have entered California...almost every one not engaged in gold digging was preparing to go to the mines in the Spring...At San Francisco real ... See More  

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671003

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671003

September 22, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold... See More  

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670931

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #670931

July 28, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More  

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670760

Terrific, early views of San Francisco and Sacramento...

Item #670760

November 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851 



* Early San Francisco city view print 

* California gold rush era & Sacramento




The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More  

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670757

Short-lived labor newspaper with an article by Karl Marx's daughter...

Item #670757

March 22, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in ... See More  

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670739

The "fever" for California gold has begun...

Item #670739

September 30, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, prin... See More  

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670029

Early print of Fort Point, San Francisco...

Item #670029

August 09, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862  The front page has a print: "Fort Point--One of the Fortifications Of the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal." with a bit of detail.

Some war-related content inside including: "How To Demoralize n Army" and "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plains for the Future and more.

The bkpg. features a cartoo... See More  

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669220

Traveling to San Francisco in 1871....

Item #669220

August 14, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1871



* Westward migration of Americans

* Emigration to the West Coast (San Francisco)

* Hardships of 19th century travel




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "AFTER THE SETTING SUN" "From The Narrows To The Golden Gate" "Over the Three Great Mountain Ranges" "A Flying Visit To The Mormons" and more with many small... See More  

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668217

Wealth of fine content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #668217

October 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.

A wealth of fine reading f
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665945

The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...

Item #665945

October 06, 1856

SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more commonly known as the "steamer edition". Such editions are much more rare than the "regular" editions.

Note that the masthead specifies what the market is for this edition: ... See More  

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665883

Nice report on the transcontinental railroad... Celebrations at Promontory Point, Utah...

Item #665883

May 12, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1869 



* Completing the Transcontinental railroad

* Last spike driven at Promontory Point




Page 7 has very nice reporting on the historic joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads at Promontory Point, Utah, with the ceremonies of the driving in of the final, golden spike signifying the completion of joining the East & West. 

Th
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$159.00
665417

Shot over a card game...

Item #665417

July 15, 1872

DAILY EVENING POST, San Francisco, California, July 15, 1872  The top of the ftpg. has: "Shooting Affray - Dangers of Arbitrating in a Game of Cards" which reports on a shooting over a card game.

Four pages, discrete archival strengthening at the spine, very nice condition.

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664773

Short-lived labor newspaper with much on the Paris Commune...

Item #664773

March 15, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 15, 1884 



* Rare publication



During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Delescluse - The Tancred of the Commune" being the famous Paris Commune. The balance of the ftpg. is concerning the Commune, ... See More  

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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
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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662359

Short-lived labor newspaper...

Item #662359

February 23, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884  During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.

The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"

Four pages, archival... See More  

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662031

Capture of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #662031

May 16, 1874

THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874 



* Californio bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report  under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."

The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "Th... See More  

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$55.00
661793

Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...

Item #661793

March 29, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.

Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More  

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661005

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #661005

May 15, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez - the Californio bandido

* Los Angeles area outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many ... See More  

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$98.00
660998

Nellie Bly's trip around the world...

Item #660998

January 14, 1890

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 14, 1890 



* Nellie Bly's trip around the World

* Best title to have




Page 2 has the  report on the return home of Nellie Bly from her round-the-world trip, an excursion which was sponsored by this newspaper. It also ran a contest to guess to exact length of time for her trip (see photos).

The report is headed: "Guess Early & Often" which... See More  

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$98.00
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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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
... See More  

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$85.00
657631

Getting the mail to the California gold diggers...

Item #657631

November 23, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1849  Page 3 has a lengthy report: "California Correspondence" which is primarily a report on the delivery of mail to California, mostly taken up with a letter from the Postmaster General. This is followed by: "The Revenue at San Francisco".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$38.00
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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$54.00
657625

California works towards statehood... Formalizing relations with Hawaii...

Item #657625

December 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849 



* California Republic for statehood ?

* Early Hawaii relations w/ America




Page 3 has: "California Matters" "The Revenue of California" and:  "Close of the Convention & Signing of the Constitution" being fundamental reports on California becoming a state. Also: "Commerce of San Francisco... See More  

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$48.00
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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$58.00
657314

Latest news on the Mormons settling in the West...

Item #657314

August 17, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1847 



* Samuel Brannan - American Settler

* Mormons settling along San Joaquin River




Page 3 has one-third of a column headed: "The Mormons" which is a very interesting report on the news of the Mormons in settling in the West. Mention of several being excommunicated, and that some had: "...commenced a settlement on... See More  

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$56.00
656907

Chinese bound for San Francisco...

Item #656907

April 29, 1876

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1876  Inside are several prints on "The War in the Herzegovina", a full page: "Map of a Portion of Africa" and a doublepg. centerfold: "Chinese Emigration to America: Sketch on Board the Steamship Alaska, Bound for San Francisco".

Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.

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$38.00
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