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Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #675848

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Apr. 29, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers in the country which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "Assassination of President ... See More  

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Broadside issue reports that Hayes is the winner...

Item #675837

March 02, 1877

THE MILTONIAN, Milton, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1877  A great broadside (printed on one side only) "Supplement" issue with over half of the issue taken up with the Presidential election of 1876.

It was one of the most contentious presidential elections in history and gave rise to the Compromise of 1877 by which the Democrats conceded the election to Hayes in return for an end to Reco... See More  

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1870 Marias Massacre...

Item #675786

March 09, 1870


* Marias Massacre - Piegan Blackfeet Indians

* General Alfred Sully report & more

The front page has an article headed: "The Indians" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Concerning the Sioux War...

Item #675749

September 12, 1876


* Post Custer massacre

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Sioux Campaign" "Gen. Crook's Fruitless Search--Troops Going Into Winter Quarters" and more. (see)

Eight pages, close cut along spine on the front page only causing a little loss to some ads, otherwise nice.... See More  

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New York Herald journalist arrested in 1873 Cuba...

Item #675748

April 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1873

* James O'Kelly arrested in Cuba

* Irish nationalist journalist

* Best title to be had - rare as such

The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "IMPRISONED" "Interest Excited by the Arrest of Jas. J. O'Kelly at Manzanillo" and more. (see) Text takes up about 2 full columns.

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Bloody Benders arrested in 1877 ?...

Item #675743

April 07, 1877


* Bloody Benders

* Serial Killer family arrested ?

The front page has an article headed: "The Bender Family" "A Habeas Corpus Issued for Them--They are Ordered to Fort Smith" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.

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General George H. Thomas funeral...

Item #675742

April 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1870

* Gen. George Henry Thomas

* Death - funeral

The front page has an article headed: "THE LATE GEN. THOMAS" "Final Funeral Ceremonies at Troy" "An Immense Throng Present" and more with smaller subheads. Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, a few printing flaws on the fr... See More  

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Jay Cooke ad from 1866... Financier of the Civil War...

Item #675719

September 04, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 4, 1866

* Jay Cooke & his banking house

* Financier of the Civil War

* Wall Street Panic of 1873 fame

Page 6 of this newspaper contains an advertisement for the: "Banking House of Jay Cooke & Co." with a few more details (see). Other high profile financier ads as well. (see)

The life of Jay Cooke and his considerable influence in b... See More  

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Nice account of baseball games from shortly after the Civil war...

Item #675714

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 28, 1865 

* Early baseball games

The back page has:  "The Field - Base Ball" with summaries and box scores of three baseball games (see). The summary of the match between the Atlantics and the Empires states in part: "...Pratt pitched to perfection. Charley Smith took the position of catcher admirably....Start, Crane and Pratt did the tall batt... See More  

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Indians on the warpath in 1874...

Item #675700

July 25, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 25, 1874

* Sioux Indians & more - Native Amercians

* Generals Sherman, Sheridan and Custer

Page 6 has a lengthy article on the current situation in the Great Plains that takes over 2 1/2 columns with headings: "THE RED BARBARIANS" "Fresh Cruelties and Outrages by Our Pampered Outlaws" "Horrors of Human Torture and Butchery" and mor... See More  

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Ku Klux Klan war in South Carolina...

Item #675644

October 19, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 19, 1871

* Ku Klux Klan

* South Carolina

Page 3 has one column headings: "MARTIAL LAW" "A Voice From South Carolina" "the Situation Described" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the folds, minor spine wear, generally nice.

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General George Custer.. Black Hills' gold...

Item #675643

August 31, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 31, 1874

* General George Armstrong Custer

* Black Hills gold - South Dakota expedition

The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE LAND OF GOLD" "Discovery of the Precious Metal in the Back Hills" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Mary Todd Lincoln suicide attempt...

Item #675518

May 21, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1875

* Osceola Mills PA Pennsylvania fire disaster

* Mary Todd Lincoln's suicide attempt

The front page has one column headings: "DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN" "Osceola, Penn., Swept Over By Forest Fires" and more.

Page 7 has a small heading: "Mrs. Lincoln" See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light t... See More  

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Battle of Ridgeway (1866)....

Item #675482

June 06, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 6, 1866

* Battle of Ridgeway- Ontario

* Battle of Fort Erie

* Fenian raids in Canada

The front page has one column headings: see images with smaller heads. Lengthy text.

Other news of the day soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, some light foxing, nice condition.

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A lot of 23 Ayer's American Almanac...

Item #675418

January 01, 1870

AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC, Lowell, Massachusetts  A large lot of 23 almanacs ranging the years 1858 thru 1897, no duplicates of any year. All with original yellow wrappers, a few with some wear but mostly very nice condition.

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1874 death of Charles Sumner....

Item #675322

March 13, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 13, 1874 

* Charles Sumner death

* American politician - Massachusetts senator

* Anti-slavery leader - Civil Rights advocate

The top of the page 3 has one column headings: "SUMNER" "Arrangements for Funeral Services in the Senate Chamber" "Sorrow In Massachusetts" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pag... See More  

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Mark Twain gains his "first national headline"....

Item #675211

September 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 

* Early Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

* Clipper "Hornet" disaster report

* First national headline for Twain

The most notable content would be the full page print: "Burning of the California Clipper 'Hornet', One Thousand Miles from Land" not so much for the print but for the accompanying article titled: "Bu... See More  

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A newspaper for spiritualists and occultists...

Item #675201

November 13, 1875

RELIGIO PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL, Chicago, Nov. 13, 1875  A quite uncommon title which, as noted in the decorative masthead, is "Devoted To Spiritual Philosophy". This interesting newspaper was begun in 1865 by an association of dozens of the leading spiritualists of the day.  Its masthead is a graphic depiction of the progressive, free-religious views of the association showing &... See More  

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The university crew races on Lake Saratoga...

Item #675200

July 13, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1874

* Intercollegiate Regatta week w/ map

* Boat - rowing - Saratoga Lake

Page 3 has a map headed: "SARATOGA LAKE" with more. Also one column headings: "REGATTA WEEK" "The University Crews at Saratoga" "The Course" and more. Lengthy text.

Ten pages, nice condition.... See More  

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The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #675111

September 12, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. , 12 1866  A terrific and  historic issue relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The music is mostly adaptations,... See More  

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Kelsey Outrage of 1873...

Item #675076

September 05, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 5, 1873

* Charles G. Kelsey outrage

* Tar & feathered murder scandal

* Huntington, Long Island, New York

Page 3 has a lengthy article with headings that include: "THE KELSEYMYSTERY" "The Theory About Floating Remains Settled" "Important Evidence of A. T. Hurd" "Views Of An Anti-Tar Man" and more. (see) Text takes up ab... See More  

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1874 Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster...

Item #674842

January 14, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, January 14, 1874

* Downtown Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster

Near the bottom of page 7 has are one column headings: "The Business Center Of Natick Destroyed" "Two and One-Half Acres Burned Over..." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #674834

September 20, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 20, 1873 

* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Fisk & Hatch - and more

* In a NYC publication

Five of the 6 columns on the front page are taken up with the early reports 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 h... See More  

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The financial panic of 1873...

Item #674748

September 29, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1873 

* Wall Street - stock market failure

The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "WALL STREET" with subheads. (see) Coverage of "The Panic of 1873", brought on in part by the failure of Jay Cooke & Company. Great to have this NYC publication.

Complete with 12 pages, pages numbers are out of order, nice condition.... See More  

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The financial panic of 1869... Construction of St. Patrick's Cathedral...

Item #674747

September 25, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, Sun.., Sept. 26, 1869 

* "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th) - 2nd report **

* New York Wall Street financial crisis

* Stock Market & gold Panic begins

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "WALL STREET" "The Scene of Friday's Great Financial Contest and Stampede" "The Government Sale of Gold Yesterday" and more. Text takes... See More  

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Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #674642

April 24, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1869

* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial

Page 7 has an article with much testimony headed: "SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY" "Marshal Tooker's Ghostly Raid" "Prospero Mumler and His Gentile Ariel in Court" and more. (See) Text takes up almost 3 full columns.

Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally ni... See More  

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Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872

* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

The front page has a few reports regarding the death of William H. Seward under the headings: "Mr. Seward's Death" "A Tribute To The Dead Statesman" "Honors At Syracuse" "Preparing For the Funeral?" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete ... See More  

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Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected..

Item #674582

November 06, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1872 

* Ulysses S. Great elected president

Page 3 has nice one column headings that include: "THE BATTLE WON" "ANOTHER APPOMATTOX!" "Disastrous Rout of the Liberals" "GRANT RE-ELECTED" and more with elections numbers.

Twelve pages, large piece torn away at the upper right corner of the 1st leaf (pages 1 &
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1866 Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill...

Item #674509

February 20, 1866


* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message

The top of page 2 has one column headings: "Veto By The President" "No Signature For The Freedmen's Bureau Bill" "Able And Powerful Argument" and more. (see) Message takes up about 2 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

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Ulysses S. Grant for President - 1872 advertisement...

Item #674465

September 23, 1872

DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23, 1872 

* Ulysses S. Grant notice

* Civil War general for president

A pg. 2 ad endorses the Grant-Wilson ticket. Also present is a list of the state and county Republican candidates. Also with in the issue is other news of the day and numerous advertisements.

Complete in four pages measuring approximately 20.25 x 13.5 inches in very ni... See More  

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Ann Eliza leaves Brigham Young... Mormons...

Item #674456

July 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1873

* Ann Eliza Young

* Brigham Young divorce

* Mormons - polygamy

The front page has an article with small heading: "Brigham Young To Be Sued Fr Divorce". See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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The Brother Jonathan disaster... The Atlantic Cable...

Item #674275

August 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, NY, August 28, 1865  The front page has a wonderful graphic of the Atlantic Cable showing the proposed terminus, and more. Also included are additional front page details regarding the Brother Jonathan disaster. Headlines include: "THE CABLE" "Further Particulars of the Loss" "Mr. Russell's Journal" "A Trip to Newfoundland" "T... See More  

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Supreme Court Ruling on Women's Right to Vote...

Item #674103

March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875

* Minor vs. Happersett

* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage

Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.

This issue is believed to be complete however, it is being sold for the described content. There are some a... See More  

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From 1871 Northern California...

Item #674059

December 30, 1871

THE SENTINEL, Red Bluff, California, Dec. 30, 1871

* Rare Old west title

This is from 5 years before the city would be incorporated. Located in Northern California, there is much news of the day both local & national. May advertisements as well.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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Enforcing the historic Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #673634

May 22, 1870

(2) NEW YORK TIMES, May 22 and June 1, 1870 (a 2-issue set)  The front page of the May 22nd issue has the heading: "The Fifteenth Amendment", with the subheading: "Laws to Enforce It--The Bill Passed by the Senate in Full--Important Provisions..." with more. This is actually the 1870 Enforcement Act, created to enforce the proper enforcement of the historic 15th Amendment ... See More  

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"Democratic Platform Made Easy" - showing blacks among various vignettes...

Item #673618

November 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 

* The Democratic Party platform

* Democrats are racists - anti-black

* 19th century illustration - print

The prime feature is the double-page centerfold titled: 'Democratic Platform Made Easy' with many vignettes, several which portray Blacks in various uncomplimentary and stereotypical settings/charicatures.The front page of th... See More  

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American Indians population in 1872....

Item #673598

August 06, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 6, 1872.


* Population Figures Of American Indians

* Native Indian Tribes

Page 8 has an article headed: "The Indian Domain" "Population of the Tribes and the Rich Lands Lying Waste" " Present Conditin Of The Redskins" and more. (see) Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Ten pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condi
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Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #673570

February 12, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 12, 1870 

* "Woodhull, Claflin & Co." advertisement

* First Women's Wall Street brokerage

The financial page has an intriguing, somewhat inconspicuous advertisement of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

The advertisement is for the very first women's brokerage firm to open on male-dominated Wall Street. It is ... See More  

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Jefferson Davis is captured...

Item #673458

May 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, May 14, 1865  A very historic issue with larger column heads than typical: "GLORIOUS ! " "JEFF. DAVIS CAPTURED" "Official Announcement by Secretary Stanton" "Davis and His Family Surprised at Irwinsville" "The Fourth Michigan Cavalry are the Fortunate Boys" "They Surround the Arch Rebel at Daylight on Wednesday" "... See More  

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Jefferson Davis' 1868 Trial...

Item #673353

December 05, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 5, 1868

* Double jeopardy

The front page has one column headings: "The Trial Of Jeff. Davis" "Proceedings in the Court at Richmond--Argument to Quash the Indictments Under the Fourteenth Amendment". Coverage on the start of his trial that never happened. The treason charge would be dropped.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice co... See More  

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Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War...

Item #673351

August 15, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1867

* Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War

* Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming

The front page has a small one column  heading: "Encounter with the Savages near Fort Kearny--The Indians Routed" 1st report coverage on the Wagon Box Fight during Red Cloud's War.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some printing flaws including one in the me... See More  

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Supplement issues from Stockton, California...

Item #673147

October 01, 1872


* Uncommon Old West publication

A lot of nine single sheet "Supplement" issues of this newspaper, not dated but they are from Sept. thru November, 1872. All in very nice, clean condition with a wide variety of news items and other reports.

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1875 Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster....

Item #673141

September 22, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 22, 1875

* Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster

* Ghost town - Matagorda Bay

Page 5 has a four column map headed: "THE STORM ON THE MEXICAN GULF" Also one column headings that include: "A CITY DESTROYED" "Terrible Effects of the Recent Cyclone in the Gulf" "Indianola Swept Away" "Awful Destruction of Life and Propert... See More  

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The "Colored Convention" at Columbia SC...

Item #673092

October 25, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 25, 1871 

* Southern Colored Convention

* Post Civil War Negroes - blacks

Page 3 has a one column heading: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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1871 Chinese massacre....

Item #673091

October 26, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 26, 1871

* Anti- Chinese riot massacre

* Chinatown hangings

* Los Angeles, California

The top of page 7: "The California Vigilants" "Bloody Chinese Riot in Los Angeles" "Sixteen Chinese Hung by a Mob--One Woman and Three Men Shot" (see) First report coverage on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.

Other news of... See More  

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This paper lasted but two issues... A supplement as well...

Item #673039

March 01, 1870

THE NELSON CLARION, New Hampshire, March, 1870  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue of an exceeding rare newspaper. In fact the only other date which existed was May, 1871, which was volume 1 number 2. "Union List of Newspapers" notes only  two institutions have this title, neither being the American Antiquarian Society.

Also included is a small "Supplement" of the ... See More  

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Livingstone is found, reported in the newspaper which financed the search...

Item #672815

May 03, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1872 

* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley

James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a 2 year expedition with little heard from... See More  

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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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Moutain Meadows Massacre trial in 1875...

Item #672792

July 29, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 29, 1875

* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Mormons - Mormonism trial

* John D. Lee
- Brigham Young

Page 7 has a brief article headed: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre" with subhead. See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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1876 Molly Maguires murder trial at Mauch Chunk...

Item #672689

February 19, 1876

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1876

* Molly Maguires murder trial

* Mauch Chunk - Pennsylvania

The top of page 3 has small one column headings: "The Molly Maguires" "The Jones Murder...." (see)

Complete with 10 pages, a little spine wear, generally very nice.

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