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702880

The Gold Rush in California... Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #702880

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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702599

Campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President... Great political cartoon for a masthead...

Item #702599

September 07, 1848

THE BATTERY, Washington, Sept. 7, 1848  This was a campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice President.

In the era before radio, television, and the internet it was not uncommon for political parties to create short-lived newspapers to support their candidate and publicize their political platform. Such newspapers were short-lived; once the elec... See More  

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702595

Campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President... Great political cartoon for a masthead...

Item #702595

August 10, 1848

THE BATTERY, Washington, Aug. 10 1848  This was a campaign newspaper supporting Zachary Taylor for President and Millard Fillmore for Vice President.

In the era before radio, television, and the internet it was not uncommon for political parties to create short-lived newspapers to support their candidate and publicize their political platform. Such newspapers were short-lived; once the elect... See More  

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701518

The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...

Item #701518

August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 



* 1st America's Cup

* Yacht "America" wins




Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.

This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More  

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698607

Early reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #698607

December 19, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 1848  The back page has some nice, early Gold Rush content with the top of a column headed: "From California" containing several reports, one noting: "...The attention of the whole population is entirely devoted to the gold region...Much sickness prevails & many die...but the truth is, they are so entirely absorbed by the m... See More  

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698606

Early report on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #698606

October 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 The top of pg. 3 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens to turn their eyes in that direction..." with more on th... See More  

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698563

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican War...

Item #698563

July 08, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848  The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican republic was concluded and signed at the city of Guadalupe Hidalgo..." followed b... See More  

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698517

Death of James Fenimore Cooper...

Item #698517

September 23, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851 Taking three-quarters of a column on page 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698435

Slave ads & notices in this antebellum Louisiana newspaper...

Item #698435

August 31, 1850

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Aug. 31, 1850  Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana.

Among the many page 3 ads are: "$100 Reward" for a runaway mulatto woman, with a small print of her. Also a front page ad: "$20 Reward for a runaway with a print; "Negro Clothing" with much detail. There are also 24 illustrate... See More  

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698363

Great on the Thomas Sims fugitive slave case in Boston...

Item #698363

May 10, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, May 10, 1851  This was perhaps America's first successful illustrated newspaper, existing from 1851 thru 1859. It set the format for other more successful titles to emulate, most notably Frank Leslie's Illustrated (1855) and Harper's Weekly (1857). All were modeled after the British title 'London Illustrated News' whi... See More  

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698344

Gold Rush items in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #698344

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: "C... See More  

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698327

California gold...

Item #698327

July 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,July 11, 1849  Page 3 has a relatively short article: "California Gold" noting in part: "...that the amount of the precious metal from the 'diggings' already deposited at the Mint for coinage is within a small fraction of two millions of dollars...". and more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698142

Great, early California Gold Rush report...

Item #698142

December 12, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848  The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primarily a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848".

A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light.... See More  

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698137

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

Item #698137

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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698111

Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item #698111

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



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 t... See More  

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698095

Early and rare from Florida...

Item #698095

July 01, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, July 1, 1848 



* Rare antebellum publication

* Pre Civil War South




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has literary & other items including: "Biographical Sketch of General W... See More  

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698011

Very early from the "Perfectionists", the early Oneida Community...

Item #698011

August 31, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, Aug. 31, 1849  This was the first periodical of what would become the famed Oneida Community. It was first published in Putney, Vermont, moving to the Oneida Reserve, New York, in 1848.

This community, called "Perfectionists", was founded by John Humphrey Noyes. He established a "Bible family" in which all should be perfectly e... See More  

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697894

Gold in California, and getting there...

Item #697894

December 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1849  The top of page 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 trail...The emigrants think that much of the suffering ... See More  

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697823

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #697823

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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697382

California Gold Rush. amd it's growing population...

Item #697382

August 15, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 15, 1849  Page 3 has an interesting article: "Population Of California" noting that the entire "country" has about 60,000 people, broken down by country of origin. It also notes: "...Of the population already in the country, it is supposed that one-half...are engaged in various business pursuits, and the other half ... See More  

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697231

Difficulties in getting to the California gold fields...

Item #697231

December 12, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1849  Page 3 has a great half column report: "From California" concerning the on-going Gold Rush. It has two letters, the first from "Camp on St. Mary's River" which details the travails of the overland route to Calif. with some interesting detail. It ends saying: "...From my experience I would not advise no... See More  

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696676

Great on the Thomas Sims fugitive slave case in Boston...

Item #696676

May 10, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, May 10, 1851  



* Thomas Sims - Negro

* Fugitive slave case




This was perhaps America's first successful illustrated newspaper, existing from 1851 thru 1859. It set the format for other more successful titles to emulate, most notably Frank Leslie's Illustrated (1855) and Harper's Weekly (1857). All were modeled after the... See More  

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696648

The President's state-of-the-union address, from the nation's capital...

Item #696648

December 03, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 1850 



* President Millard Fillmore

* State of the Union Address




Taking all of the front page & part of page 2 is the President's annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type at its conclusion by: Millard Fillmore. It is headed: "The Message".

As was typical with this annual tradition, President Fillmore reviewed ... See More  

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696647

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #696647

March 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849  



* John C. Fremont

* Fatal 4th expedition




The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near... See More  

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696645

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #696645

August 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




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 healt... See More  

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696508

A Communist's oath from 1848...

Item #696508

August 08, 1848

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, August 8, 1848  The front page has an early Communist oath under the heading: "THE OATH OF THE COMMUNISTS." See image for details. Other news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.

Four pages, small folio size, two cutouts on the 2nd leaf, but otherwise in nice condition. Since the described content is on the 1st leaf, the cutouts do not ... See More  

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695946

On a fugitive slave case... News from California...

Item #695946

March 27, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., March 27, 1851  An anti-slavery newspaper that is best known for its link to the best selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This historic work first appeared as a 41-week serial in The National Era, starting on June 5, 1851.

The complete serialization appeared almost entirely in the National Era b
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695921

Uncle Tom's Cabin: the serialization before it became a book...

Item #695921

September 11, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 1851  The front page of this anti-slavery newspaper is very significant, as it contains chapter 14 of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly. by Mrs. H. B. Stowe" taking nearly 3 columns.

This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin". This historic work first... See More  

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695904

Sinking of the ship Royal George...

Item #695904

April 07, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 7, 1849  The front page has a print of: "The Sinking of the Royal George" with the details of the 1782 sinking. The Royal George saw action in the Revolutionary War.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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695506

Reports from the Mexican War...

Item #695506

October 28, 1848

BURRITT'S CHRISTIAN CITIZEN, Worcester, Mass., April 24, 1847  The masthead features a pastoral engraving, showing a lion sleeping with a lamb.

Although much of the content is religious there are other items as well including reports from the Mexican War: "Another Battle In Mexico" "Gen. Taylor and the Presidency" "Equal Suffrage & the Religious Press" &... See More  

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694708

19th century 2nd-rate lot of 20 newspapers...

Item #694708
(20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 second-rate American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1899, containing at least 5 different titles within the lot. The issues may have light staining, small edge tears, minor close-trimming and/or more than typical toning or wear. They will not have missing pages or cut-outs.  A great lot for a dealer, those doing research, or someone wishing to begin a coll... See More  
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694707

19th century damaged lot of 20 newspapers...

Item #694707
(20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 damaged American newspapers dating from 1820 - 1899, containing at least 5 different titles within the lot. The issues may have staining, edge tears, close-trimming, heavy foxing & wear, missing pages, cut-outs, etc.  A great lot for a dealer, someone wishing to begin a collection when the condition is not a concern, or scrapbooking. Please note the ... See More  

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694695

An instant collection... 20 newspapers from the 1800's...

Item #694695
(20) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of 20 issues, with at least 5 different titles, dating from the 1820's - 1890's, in average or better condition--not a damaged or 2nd-rate lot. No pulpish newspapers.  A great value. Please note the shipping & handling for this lot. If purchasing folders, we recommend purchasing at least 5 folders for this lot.

* Half-lots are available&n... See More  
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694322

Jenny Lind... opera singer....

Item #694322

July 01, 1848

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, July 1, 1848



* Jenny Lind... The Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer of eventual P.T. Barnum fame




Page 3 has a small heading, "Jenny Lind", which includes a 1/2 column of text related to the world-famous opera singer nicknamed "The Swedish Nightingale".

Mostly literary content with short stories & poems, this title also has some ... See More  

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693632

Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #693632

March 31, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news... See More  

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693631

A city of gold...

Item #693631

February 10, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, February 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



Page 3 has a report headed: "A Golden Joke" which focuses on a letter from San Francisco which includes in part: "After a journey of several thousand miles, during which we have suffered more than I was formerly led to believe human beings could endure, we have at last arrived on the borders of the... See More  

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693467

A wonderful issue on the California Gold Rush...

Item #693467

December 06, 1848

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1848  



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of California gold




A great newspaper to find the state-of-the-union address by a President, and this issue has all of pages 1, 2, and a bit of page 3 taken up with that signed in type by: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space ... See More  

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693456

Concerning gold discoveries in California...

Item #693456

May 09, 1850

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1850  The back page has a report headed; "One Month Later From California" which reports on gold: "...a large amount of metal, purporting to be and bearing the semblance of gold dust, was received...of a constant supply of this spurious metal to this port. Whether it is to be used in coinage, disseminated through 'quicksilver gold&#... See More  

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693455

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #693455

July 29, 1848

THE UNION, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



This newspaper contains on pages 2 and 3  reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes concerning establishing territorial governments in Oregon. Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln", this being Abraham Lincoln when he was servin... See More  

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693453

Very ornate, America-themed masthead from the mid-1800's...

Item #693453

January 01, 1849

SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., 1849-1852 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads.

Some lite staining, a little foxing, and a few small margin tears, but in overall average or better condition.

The issue you receive will differ in date and content from the one shown, but it wi... See More  

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693272

Early advertisement for the historic Cape May Congress Hall hotel...

Item #693272

July 13, 1851

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, D.C., July 13, 1851



* Congress Hall Hotel advertisement

* Pre Civil War Cape May, New Jersey




Among the advertisements on page 2 is one for the Congress Hall Hotel, headed: "Sea Bathing, Cape May, N.J." and beginning: "Congress Hall is now open for the reception of visitors..." with various detail.

Congress Hall is a very historic hot... See More  

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693268

Early advertisement for the historic Cape May Congress Hall hotel...

Item #693268

July 08, 1851

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, D.C., July 8, 1851



* Congress Hall Hotel advertisement

* Pre Civil War Cape May, New Jersey




Among the advertisements on page 3 is one for the Congress Hall Hotel, headed: "Sea Bathing, Cape May, N.J." and beginning: "Congress Hall is now open for the reception of visitors..." with various detail.

Congress Hall is a very historic hote... See More  

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692806

Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #692806

December 28, 1850

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850 



* Fugitive slave case

* Henry Long




Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the web. Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act.

Eight pa... See More  

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692773

Minting California gold coins...

Item #692773

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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692766

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #692766

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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692763

Death of Zachary Taylor... Slave ads in this antebellum Louisiana newspaper...

Item #692763

July 19, 1850

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, July 19, 1850  Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana.

Page 2 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with reports on the death of President Zachary Taylor, with column heads: "Official Proceedings Of The Cabinet Consequent Upon Gen. Taylor's Death".

Among the many back page ads is one headed: "Sla... See More  

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692507

Execution of Narciso Lopez for failed attempts to liberate Cuba...

Item #692507

September 24, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Sept. 24, 1851 



* Narciso López expedition

* Cuba liberation attempt

* Spanish rule




Page 5 has over half a column taken with a report headed: "The Execution of Lopez" which is introduced with: "The following was the official order for the execution:..." with much detail.

Narciso Lopez was a Venezuelan-born adventurer and Spanish Army gen... See More  

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692506

Beginning of the Australian Gold Rush: New South Wales would be changed forever...

Item #692506

September 20, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Sept. 20, 1851 



* First Australian gold rush

* Colony of New South Wales




The back page begins with over a full column of reports concerning the New South Wales Gold Rush in Australia.

The gold rush began a bit earlier in 1851. This period in the history of New South Wales resulted in a rapid growth in the population and significant boost to the economy of the colony... See More  

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692466

Terrific news items from the Gold Rush

Item #692466

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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692465

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #692465

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849  Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

This is perhaps the best description... See More  

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