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Interesting report from the Council of War... Need for the Erie Canal...

Item #678202

May 14, 1814

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814 

* Early Erie Canal planning

The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton

Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War&qu... See More  

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Celebrating the new Erie Canal...

Item #674367

October 10, 1825


* Early Erie Canal

* 1st boat - ship journey

Page 3 includes a nice account of the celebration of the arrival of the first boat on the Erie Canal, headed; "New York Celebration". Included is the governor's "Address" which begins: "This solemnity, at this place, on the first arrival of vessels from Lake Erie, is... See More  

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First boat to traverse the new Erie Canal...

Item #671464

November 05, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 5, 1825 

* Early Erie Canal

* 1st boat - ship journey

Perhaps the most notable event reported is headed: "FROM BUFFALO" which tells of the first vessel--The Seneca Chief--to traverse the new Erie Canal. Although brief, the event was quite historic.

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First portion of the Erie Canal opens...

Item #671434

October 18, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Oct. 18, 1823 

* The Grand Opening of the Erie Canal

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the rather lengthy & historically significant report headed: "The Erie Canal--Meeting of The Waters" which takes 7 1/2 pages to detail the opening of the first part of this famous canal. The photos show just the beginning of the text whic... See More  

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DeWitt Clinton in a duel: great account...

Item #666989

August 10, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Aug. 10, 1802 

* Dewitt Clinton duel w/ John Swartwout

* Great detailed account

Pages  & 7 contain a detailed account of a duel involving DeWitt Clinton, famous politician and principal promoter of the Erie Canal.

The report begins: "A duel was fought, on Saturday se'nnight, on the New-Jersey shore, opposite N... See More  

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Thought on building the Erie Canal, five years before construction began...

Item #664048

March 21, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 21 (1812)

* Early Erie Canal planning ?

Year was omitted in the masthead but documents inside are dated 1812.

Of interest is over half a page headed: "The Grand Canal" being the famous Erie Canal, with thoughts concerning its construction and its great value to the country, this being 5 years before construction would begin. One bit notes: &qu... See More  

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Dealing with the Mormon troubles in Missouri...

Item #656727

February 02, 1839

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

* Missouri Mormon Troubles

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

Item #648722

October 29, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 29, 1825  A front page report headed "The Erie Canal" begins: "Wednesday last was a great day in New York, the Erie canal being completed....Salutes were fired in succession....The first boat...is expected to arrive at New York on the 4th..." plus a related second report: "The Grand Salute"  which begins: &... See More  

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Arrival of the first boat traveling the Erie Canal...

Item #631742

November 12, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1825  Near the back of the issue is an article headed: 'New York Canals" which takes over a full page, and begins: "As was expected, the first boat from lake Erie arrived at New York on the 4th inst. She was convoyed by a fleet of steam boats, gaily dressed & decorated..." with much more. The first boat was the "Senec... See More  

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Good detail on the new Erie Canal...

Item #603327

December 26, 1828

CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE AND JOURNAL & ZION'S HERALD, New York, Dec. 26, 1828  Page 3 has an article on "The Great Western Canal..." with is very descriptive of the Erie Canal (see). This is followed by a related item: "Navigation of the Upper Mississippi" (see).

Four pages, scattered foxing, generally nice.

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Tybee Island...

Item #578520

December 02, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 2, 1861 

* 1st year of the American Civil War

* Tybee Island, Georgia landing

Among the ftpg. one column heads are: "News From Washington" "The President's Message & the Reports of the Departments" "Proposed Ship Canal Between Lake Erie & Lake Michigan" "Important From Missouri" "The Rebel Steamer Na... See More  

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James Montgomery Flagg print...

Item #177348

December 26, 1908

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1908  The front page of this issue has a photo of "An Author of the Old School". This issue has photos of "Laying the Corner-Stone of the New Theatre"; "The Man Who Knows What All the World is Doing"; "An Aeroplane with Wings Like a Bird's" and an illustration of "By a Painter of Fair Women." The... See More  

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Item #177508

August 22, 1908

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1908  The front page of this issue has an illustration by W. A. Rogers called "A Campaign Contribution From the Carolinas."

This issue has an article and photos of "The Disaster in the North West" plus photos of "When Royalty Goes Yachting"; "The Winner of the New York to Paris Race"; "Studies in 'Ma... See More  

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Wanted: Soldiers....

Item #177488

March 21, 1908

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1908 There is a front pg. illustration, "Seeing Things Again" by W. A.. Rogers. In this issue, there is an article and photos of "Wanted: Soldiers--An American Army Problem" by Victor Rousseau; photos of "For the "Honor" of France"; a double pg. illustration of "How to Feel Weak"... See More  

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DeWitt Clinton - Grand Canals in 1816...

Item #218019

December 30, 1816

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 30, 1816


* Canal between Great Lakes Erie & Hudson - DeWitt Clinton

Page 2 has a report stating that the Commissioners of New York headed by DeWitt Clinton presented a memorial to Congress ...praying for an appropriation, in lands or money in aid in the construction of the GRAND CANALS between the navigable waters of the Hudson an
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Early Erie Canal In 1823...

Item #212063

August 27, 1823

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Worcester, Aug. 27, 1823 Pg. 3 has a brief report from a Utica paper stating that 44 boats arrived there last week through the Erie canal with details about the various cargo transported by the boats, including 3050 gallons of whiskey. Other news of the day includes: "Presentation Of A Military Standard" "Indian Massacre" "The Presidency" and much more. Several interesting adv... See More  

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Fox-Hunting by Women...

Item #177025

December 07, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 7, 1901 Fullpage photo artist Edwin A. Abbey along with illustrations of his works "The Quest of the Holy Grail" and "O Mistress Mine"; The Football Season of 1901; fullpage photo "Harvard Wins the Intercolliegiate Championship"; fullpage portrait "The American Duchess"; fullpage photo of Canadian author Gilbert P... See More  

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Tennis at Newport...

Item #175010

September 05, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1885  Although there are many fine prints in this issue, the most desired may well be the nice full page print captioned: "Lawn Tennis At Newport--the Tournament, From the Upper Balcony of the Casino" (see).

Other prints include a full ftpg. captioned: "Burning of Old Men-Of-War at Blum Beach, Long Island"; a fullpg. of: "V... See More  

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Trial of the conspirators, with Mrs. Surratt...

Item #172890

June 03, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 3, 1865 The front page is a cartoonish print concerning the end of the Civil War captioned: 'Check-Mate!' showing Jeff. Davis playing a game of chess with Uncle Sam, with war generals as the playing pieces.

Inside has a one-third page showing the various men involved in the: "Trial of the Conspirators--Pencil Sketches from Our Artist's Sketch-B... See More  

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Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks...

Item #176236

June 05, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1897  Fullpg. with 9 illus. & photos of: 'With the Cuban Insurgents--Gomez Meets Gen. Banderas'. Nice fullpg. showing Blacks: 'Sunday Morning in the Virginia Pines'. Nice doublepage centerfold shows 9 photos of 'Our National Parks...' including Yosemite, Sequoia & others.

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Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #173644

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Satan, Don't Get Thee Behind Me! Any Thing to Get Poss... See More  

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The Atlantic Cable and Great Eastern... Arkansas Travelers...

Item #173040

November 10, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 10, 1866 Full ftpg. shows 'Arkansas Travelers', armed men on horseback. Two halfpg. illus. on the Atlantic Cable & the ship 'Great Eastern' which laid it. Halfpg. 'International Suspension Bridge' at Niagara Falls. Halfpg. shows a: 'Barbecue at Augusta, Georgia'. Full page 'Presentations of Medals to the Veterans of Brookl... See More  

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The Second Wisconsin Volunteers... The Second Buffalo Regiment...

Item #172506

September 28, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861  One of the prime features of this issue is Walt Whitman's first Harper's Weekly appearance: "Beat! Beat! Drums!"

Additional content includes: the full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the... See More  

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Scenes of Labrador...

Item #176042

July 27, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1895 Dramatic & displayable full ftpg: 'A Winter March' shows the cavalry stuck in a snowstorm. Fullpg. with 6 photos of 'The Cuban Uprising--Scene at the Seat of the Insurrection'. Fullpg. with 6 illustrations: 'Along the Northern Coast of Labrador'.

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Printing Savannah's first Union-occupation newspaper...

Item #172852

January 21, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 21, 1865  The full front page is a print: "View of General Butler's  Dutch Gap Canal Before the Explosion of the Bulkhead". Inside has a full page print: "The Union Army Entered Savannah on the 21st December and on the 24th the First Number of the 'Loyal Georgian' Was Issued."

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Homes in Brooklyn... Camp Sheridan...

Item #175424

August 24, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY August 24, 1889. Front full pg. illus. of "United States Calvary at Camp Sheridan, Pennsylvania." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A French High Road." Full pg. illus. of "A Midsummer Night."

Doublepage centerfold: " A Reception on a Yacht." 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Queer Marine Residence." Full pg. illus. of "New Clubs and Bro... See More  

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