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July 12, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, July 12, 1853 The 3rd column on page 2 has 2 short paragraphs mentioning Billy Bowlegs (Billy Bolek), Chief Holata Micco of the Florida Seminoles. An article above it breaks down various characteristics of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. An ad on the adjoining page is for: "Panorama of Uncle Tom's Cabin". Yet another article provi... See More
March 17, 1853
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, March 17, 1853
* "Uncle Tom's Cabin" reaches the Senate floor
* Slave labor's impact on Southern prosperity
The front page has the text of a discussion on the floor of The Senate in which two opposing senators wield references to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" quite differently. Interesting to see the impact her bo... See More
January 16, 1851
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., January 16, 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... See More
September 04, 1851
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 4, 1851
* Uncle Tom's Cabin novel - Chapter 13
* Harriet Beecher Stowe - pre-book release
* Rare Anti-slavery publication
* Pre-American Civil War era
The front page of this anti-slavery newspaper is very significant, as it contains chapter 13 of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly. by Mrs. H. B. Stowe" taking nea... See More
August 24, 1852
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1852 The bottom of the back page has a small notice for: "Uncle Tom's Cabin As It Is, being narratives, scenes, and Incidents of the real 'Life Among the Lowly', by W. L. G. Smith...".
Also o the back page is an ad: "Wanted, a Colored Woman (a slave preferred), to cook, wash, and iron for a small famil... See More
August 21, 1852
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 21, 1852
* 1st year of this famous publication
* Early Uncle Tom's Cabin mention
Rare to find this venerable newspaper from its first year of publication. This is the vol. 1 number 289 issue.
Page 2 has a report of a: "Frightful Accident" "Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie" "250 Lives Lost". But the more notable content is ... See More
December 09, 1852
NEW YORK OBSERVER, December 9, 1852
* re: Uncle Tom's Cabin
* Among the earliest of literary responses (same year)
* State of the Union Address - President Millard Fillmore
Pages 6 and 7 have the entire text of President Millard Fillmore's State of the Union Address, signed in block type, MILLARD FILLMORE. The text, in part, includes: "Besides affording to our own citizens a d... See More
December 23, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1852
* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
* Frederick Douglass
The front page of this anti-slavery newspaper has: "Mr. Sumner's Speech on the Fugitive Slave Law" which includes within: "...he referred to the election of Col. Benton and Gerrit Smith & predicted that Frederick Douglass would hold a seat in some future Congr... See More
April 30, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, a 3 issue set: April 30, May 14, & June 25, 1853 The first publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, initially released in America, occurred in two volumes in March of 1852, with the London edition following on its heels in May.
The British response was astounding, and by the Fall of the year Stowe was a household na... See More
September 10, 1852
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 1852 Page 2 has an interesting article: "How Barnum Purchased The Museum".
The front page has a small notice for the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Four pages, some loss at the blank spine but not affecting any text, otherwise nice.
August 16, 1852
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 1852 The bottom of page 3 has two brief items: "From Utah" noting that "...Emigrants were arriving daily on their way to California..." and also: "Capture of Fugitive Slaves" regarding 14 slaves belonging to Mrs. Pendleton had been captured.
Page 3 also has a quite lengthy and detailed letter: "From ... See More
February 03, 1853
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1853
* Harriet Beecher Stowe
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851.
It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book ... See More
August 19, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852 Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.
This newspaper ... See More
January 08, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 8, 1853
* Nauvoo, Illinois - Mormons
* Washington monument
A short-live newspaper which preceded the first issue of "Harper's Weekly". This is the volume 1, number 2 issue. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.
The front page shows: "The Late Collision on the Mississippi--Loss of the Steamer Western World&quo... See More
November 11, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852
* Uncle Tom's Cabin
This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More
August 02, 1856
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 2, 1856 Inside has a nice article: "Dramatic Reading by a Coloured Native of Philadelphia" accompanied by a print of her captioned: "Mrs. Mary E. Webb (A Coloured Native of Philadelphia) Reading 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' in the Hall of Stafford-House".
The facing page has a print of the construction of the clock tower of t... See More
October 29, 1892
WAVERLY FREE PRESS, Waverly, New York, October 29, 1892 The second page of this issue has under the heading, "Death of Mrs. Harrison", a report on the death of the wife of the president - just days before he would also lose the election to Grover Cleveland (see image). Another report includes details of the Columbus Day celebration (being the 400th anniversary) and lengthy thoughts... See More
August 13, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1887 Great full ftpg: 'Packing Peaches for the New York Market' includes a Black man. Halfpg: 'In Search of Bait on the Newfoundland Coast'. Fullpg: 'A Bit of New Hampshire Coast' shows 10 scenes & is very displayable. Fullpg: '22nd Reg. on the March to Peekskill'. Very nice fullpg: 'Salt Water Day on the Coast... See More
February 27, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1892 The full front page is "Out in the Cold"; Inside the issue is a full page "How Jewelry is Made"; half page "The Armory for the Seventy-First Regiment N.G.S.N.Y"; full page "Rear view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Broad Street, Philadelphia"; nice doublepage centerfold "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, F... See More
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