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Is Jesse James dead or alive?

Item #700277

November 08, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 8, 1879  Page 4 has: "The United Bandits" which is a follow-up to a report that Jesse James had been killed. One bit notes: "...has before, fully satisfied that a struggle had taken place...No traces of blood could be seen, however & nothing was learned of the disposition of the remains of the notorious outlaw, if he is really dead...". H... See More  

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Making a living lecturing on the outlaw Jesse James...

Item #696652

June 07, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 7, 1882  Keeping in mind that Jesse James was killed in nearby St. Joseph just 2 months previous, page 4 has an article: "The James Lecture". The article talks of the ethics of making a living by speaking about Jesse James, and including members of James' family as part of the presentation. One bit notes: "...That the widow should se... See More  

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Interview with Frank James, brother of Jesse James...

Item #696072

October 13, 1882

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, October 13, 1882  

* Outlaw Frank James 

* Interview with the brother of Jesse James

Two-thirds of a column on page 2 is taken up with: "Frank James" and "The Notorious Outlaw Gives an Outline of His Checkered Career for the Past Few Years" which is very interesting reading (see photos).

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Death of "desperado" Frank James...

Item #693067

February 19, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 19, 1915

* Outlaw Frank James death

* Jesse James gang fame

Page 9 has one column headings: "Frank James Dies At 74", "Former Outlaw Was One of Last Survivors of Notorious Band" (see) First report coverage on the death of famous old West outlaw, Frank James, brother of Jesse James.

Complete in 18 pages, light toning, some wear at the m... See More  

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What the death of Jesse James has meant to the "romance" of Western outlaws...

Item #690436

May 07, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1883  Page 4 has a lengthy & interesting editorial headed: "The Growing Crop of Bandits" which begins: "The death of Jesse James and the disintegration and overthrow of his band of distinguished robbers were very naturally regarded by railway travelers & bankers as events of great importance..." with much more on the career of Jesse James and... See More  

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Chasing after Jesse James...

Item #690278

November 30, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Nov. 30, 1876  Page 4 has a small item: "On Jesse James' Heels" has some details on those who are after him. The front page has a report concerning: "The Fiendish Atrocities Perpetrated in Louisiana" "Testimony which Will Cause the World to Shutter" with more.

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Report of the death of Jesse James...

Item #690277

April 05, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

Page 2 has a brief & quite inconspicuous report reading: "Great satisfaction is expressed in western Missouri over the shooting of Jesse James, the noted bandit. It is said that the shooting was the result of an agreement between Ford and Governor Crittenden to the effect that James was either to be ca... See More  

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Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #689667

July 19, 1881


* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

* Winston, Daviess County, Missouri

Page 2 begins with a quite lengthy account of what was the infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery by the James Gang.

It is headed: "The Great Train Robbery" and begins: "Charles Murray...was the messenger of the U.S. Expres... See More  

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Capture of the outlaw Frank James...

Item #689266

October 15, 1876


* Jesse James Gang

* Outlaw Frank captured

The top of page 4 has column heads including: "FRANK JAMES" "The Notorious Outlaw in the St. Louis Calaboose" "The Police of This City Effect the Capture in a Creditable Manner" "Frank Denies His Identity as a James boy--But He is Certainly the Northfield Robber Wounde... See More  

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Death of Jesse James...

Item #688939

April 04, 1882

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1882

* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri

The back page has a rather inconspicuous report at the bottom of the first column: "Death of the Notorious Robber Jesse James". The report, which continues at the top of the next column, reads in full: "Jesse James, the notorious robber was shot... See More  

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Death of Jesse James...

Item #688562

April 08, 1882

THE TUOLUMNE INDEPENDENT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, April 8, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James killed

* Robert & Charles Ford

Page 4 of this issue contains a very brief and inconspicuous report on the death of the notorious outlaw Jesse James.  It reads in its entirety: "A report comes from Kansas City, Mo., that Jesse James, the notorious train robber, highwayman, et... See More  

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Trial of Frank James in a Missouri newspaper...

Item #688364

August 21, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James... Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

* Nice to have on the front page of a Missouri newspaper

The top of the front page has column heads: "FRANK JAMES" "The Missouri Bandit Appears in Court at Gallatin" "The Trial Adjourned Until To-Morrow--Mrs. Hite on Hand--Great Interest in the Proceedi... See More  

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Jesse James... Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #686845

July 18, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James gang

* Rock Island Railroad train robbery

The top of the middle column of the front page has heads: "THE WORK OF ROAD AGENTS", "Robbery And Murders On A Rock Island Train", "Details Of The Bloody Affair At Winston, Mo.--The Conductor And A Passenger Killed And The Express Safe Robbed--Statements By The Train-M... See More  

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On the death of Jesse James...

Item #686842

April 05, 1882

THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, Philadelphia, April 5, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

Page 4 has a great editorial concerning the recent (killed 2 days prior) death of Jesse James which includes: "It is somewhat of a shock to the moral sense...to ear the frank statement of the Governor of Missouri that the deliberate murder of the outlaw James was the result of an understanding be... See More  

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The trial of Frank James coming to an end...

Item #685737

September 02, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Sept. 2, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin trial ending

Page 4 has most of a column headed: "NEARING THE END" "Th Trial of Frank James at Gallatin Drawing to a Close" "Testimony All In and Arguments to Begin Monday" "The Court's Order Concerning Instructions t the Jury--Mrs. Hite's To... See More  

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Murder myster resolved: it was his son...

Item #683224

February 04, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 4, 1880 

* A professional butcher slaughters his family

* John L. Soper - Kearney, Clay County, Missouri

The top of the front page has a column headed: "Criminal Matters" Theories as to the Recent Assassination Near Kearney, Mo."

The assassination of farmer John Soper was an interesting case. They had opinions on who the killer w... See More  

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Jesse James spotted in Springfield, Missouri...

Item #683221

January 30, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Jan. 30, 1880 

* Outlaw Jesse James spotted ?

* Springfield, Missouri

The front page has a column with heads: "The Criminal Record" "Rumored Appearances of Jesse James at Springfield, Mo." "The Outlaw Said to Have Been Identified at a Hotel" "Jesse James at Springfield, Mo." with the report beginning: "Qu... See More  

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Frank James will avenge Jesse's murder...

Item #682717

April 06, 1882

THE MORNING NEWS, Wilmington, Delaware, April 6, 1882

* Jesse James Killed by Ford Brothers

* Brother Frank to avenge his killing ?

 The top of the front page has a column headed: "Jesse James's Death" "A Certainty that His Brother Frank Will Avenge the Murder".

A few bits from the report note: "...both identified the remains of Jesse James...The remains h... See More  

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The infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery, by the James Gang...

Item #681153

August 18, 1881


* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

The back page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery, committed by Jesse James and his cohorts.

This is one of the more detailed accounts we have found. The column is headed: "THE TRAIN ROBBERY" "Narrative of the Daring O... See More  

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How rhe Younger and James brothers could rob banks...

Item #679762

July 05, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 5, 1901  Page 7 has over a full column taken up with: "TACTICS OF BANDITS" "A Raid That Was All Carefully Planned In Advance" "How Men Like three Younger and the James Brothers Could Ride Into a Town in Broad Daylight, Rob a Bank and Get Away". A fascinating article.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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Jesse James...

Reacting to the romanticizing of the killing of Jesse James in a same-state newspaper...

Item #679364

April 13, 1882

THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 1882  Page 4 has an article with column heads: "The Killing Of Bandit James" "More Comfort for the Murderer's Friends". This is an interesting editorial groaning about the those who mourn about how he was killed, and including: "...True, a pistol was not placed in his hands and he told to 'defend himself'...&q... See More  

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How the Fords conspired to kill Jesse James...

Item #674446

August 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 7, 1883  The front page has over a full column taken up with considerable round-by-round details of the boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert "Maori" Slade for the heavyweight championship.

But the great article is on page 4, headed: "Charlie Ford and the James Boys" which is a detailed article on Charlie Ford's first meeting... See More  

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Jesse & Frank James captured ?

Item #668395

January 29, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 29, 1875 

* Jesse & Frank James boys

* Outlaws - deperadoes

* Raid on family home

The front page has an interesting--yet false--report headed: "The Capture of The James Boys" which has various subheads including: "Statement of The Mother...She Declares the Boys Were Not in the House at the Time--Marks of A Desperate Fight" (see).

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The last holdup of the Jesse James gang...

Item #666269

September 09, 1881

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1881 

* Last Jesse James Gang robbery

* Blue Cut Train Robbery

* Glendale, Missouri

The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies". A detailed rep... See More  

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Death of Jesse James...

Item #653836

April 12, 1882

GREEN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN, Montpelier, Vermont, April 12, 1882 

* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri

Near the middle of page 2 is one of the lengthier accounts concerning the death of Jesse James, as typically this report was very brief in period newspapers. Headed: "Jesse James" it begins: "It is pretty certain that the most notor... See More  

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Outlaw Dick Liddil released on bond... School for cowboys...

Item #648227

November 03, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 3, 1882  Page 2 has a somewhat brief article headed: "Dick Liddell [Liddil] Released on Bond" noting in part: "...the case of Dick Liddel, on trial for conspiracy in connection with the Mussel Shoals robbery, committed by Frank and Jesse James and Bill Ryan..." with more (see). Page 5 has: "Taught To Be Cowboys" "The Practical ... See More  

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Frank James in the court room...

Item #648196

January 25, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 25, 1883  The first two columns on page 5 are headed: "The Bandit At The Bar" "Frank James as He Appeared in the Kansas City Court Room" and more (see). One of the subheads: "Prospects of Acquittal of the Charge of Complicity in the Blue Cut Robbery".

Twelve pages, bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Dick Liddil, the notorious train robber...

Item #648195

January 27, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 27, 1883  The top of pg. 5 has column heads: "Chronicles Of Crime" "The Case of Dick Liddle [Liddil], the Train Robber, in Court" "...Blood-Thirsty Women--Frank James' Custodian--Drugged to Death...". Page 2 has: "Gallow's Scenes" plus there are many other crime-related articles.

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Jesse James was murdered?

Item #648174

November 04, 1879


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

The last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a very interesting, although erroneous, report of the death of Jesse James with heads: "A CORPSE AT LAST" "The Bandit King Slain In His Saddle" "Jesse James Killed By a former Friend" "The Assassin Escapes After a Runni... See More  

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A different side of Jesse James & his gang...

Item #648169

November 21, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 21, 1879  Page 3 has almost half a column headed: "The James Boys" "An Instance Where Jesse James Was Moved from His Purpose by the Voice of Prayer". It begins: "The famous detective, Pinkerton, has given the James boys the name of being blood thirsty wretches who could never be moved from their purpose of killing, when once they made up... See More  

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Classic stagecoach robbery in the Old West...

Item #646763

October 02, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 1875  Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Were They The James Boys? "Two Men Stop a Texas Express Wagon & Rob It of a Large Amount of Money". The article is very detailed and is a terrific account of a stage coach robbery (see), but this robbery was apparently not the work of Jesse & Frank James.

Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Sighting of Frank James, brother of Jesse...

Item #646721

February 04, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 4, 1880  The ftpg. has a short article headed: "Frank James"  which reports a local sighting of him (see).

Eight pages, good condition.

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Life in the Wild West...

Item #638767

November 08, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 8, 1883  Likely due to its location on the edge of the Western frontier, this newspaper typically contained a wealth sensational crime reports and events from the West, much more than any found in eastern newspapers.

Among the reports are: "Assassinated in a Saloon" "The Danville Junction Train Robbery" "Masked Robbers" "Frank... See More  

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The bandit Abe Buzzard... Wine making in California...

Item #638766

November 11, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 11, 1883  Inside includes: "The Jesse James Drama at St. Joseph"; an article on the outlaw Abe Buzzard: "The Welsh Mountain Outlaw Still at Large" "Armed Citizens Hunting the Bandit--The Pistol & Bowie Knife in Texas". Also of interesting; "California Wine-Making" "Notes of a Trip at Vintage-Time Through Napa Vall... See More  

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Trial of Charlie Ford, one of the killers of Jesse James...

Item #638760

November 19, 1883


* Charles Ford murder trial

* re. outlaw Jesse James killing

Page 4 has: "Charlie Ford" "He is to Be Tried Next Thursday for Robbing n Omnibus". Part of the report includes: "...the Fords were not suspected, however, but now that Jesse James has been killed by them, and that Charlie Ford is being prosecuted by the widow ... See More  

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President Arthur on the polygamy issue in Utah... The bandit Frank James...

Item #638753

December 05, 1883


* Mormons and polygamy

* President Chester A. Arthur

* Outlaw Frank James trial

Over half of the front page and page of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of Chester  A. Arthur. Near the end he addresses: "The Mormon Question", noting: "...I fear that i... See More  

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Keeping it in the family...

Item #636838

October 18, 1898

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18, 1898 

* Outlaw Jesse James' son

The bottom of page 3 has a small & somewhat inconspicuous article headed: "Jesse James Indicted" which begins: "The grand jury yesterday returned indictments against Jesse James, son of the noted outlaw..." (see). The following year he would be acquitted of robbery of a Missour... See More  

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The trial of Frank James...

Item #636572

June 21, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

Page 7 has two-thirds of a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "The Prosecution Unmasked by the Unexpected Postponement of the Trial" "Mrs. Hite's Presence a Surprise--Dick Liddill on Parole--Craig and Timberlake Too Energetic to Please the Defense" wi... See More  

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Early report on Jesse & Frank James...

Item #633003

February 02, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, Feb. 2, 1875 

* Early Jesse & Frank James gang

Page 2 has over half a column taken up with a report headed: "The James Boys" "Sketch of the Parties Who Have Been Captured--Some New Facts & Some More Guesses" being an interesting article on their pursuit and concerning some of their confederates. An early report on the James br... See More  

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Thoughts on the capture of Jesse James...

Item #624730

October 16, 1876


* Outlaw Jesse James captured ?

Page 4 has an interesting editorial headed: "Our Outlaws" which begins: "The story of the capture of Jesse James as told in our local columns of yesterday, reads more like a tale of Apulia or Calabria, or a reminiscence...it is also possible that some of the dangers of his capture may have been exagg... See More  

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Frank and Jesse James...

Item #620938

April 25, 1882

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, April 25, 1882  Page 2 has half a column of text headed: "Frank Or A Fraud" "Brother of the Dead Bandit at Kansas City" "Sensational Stores of Frank James at St. Joe and Vicinity" "One of the Texas Train Robbers Said to Have Been Captured" " "Frank James Again" "Bagging the Train Robbers" and ... See More  

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Murder trial of bandit Frank James...

Item #620248

August 29, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 29, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "In The Last Ditch" "A Dark Day for the Defense in the Trial at Gallatin" "Liddell's Testimony Corroborated by Unimpeachable Witnesses" "Statement of the Blacksmith Who Shod the Bandit's ... See More  

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Is Jesse James dead?

Item #616048

January 03, 1880


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

The top of page 3 has an interesting article: "IS JESSE JAMES DEAD?" "A Certificate for His Burial Alleged to Have Been Issued" "The Mystery Almost Certain to Be Cleared Up Within the Next Few Days". He would not die until over two years later.

Twelve pages, the back le... See More  

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Outlaw Frank James & Mardi Gras...

Item #614304

February 11, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, February 11, 1880

* Outlaw Frank James

* Mardi Gras carnival

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "Frank James Again"

Page 4 has: "A Mimic Mardi Gras" "The Streets of the City in the Possession of Merry Masqueraders Last Night" and more. (see) Tex... See More  

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A mind-reader interviews Jesse James...

Item #612995

May 05, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James

Page 8 has a very interesting article taking almost an entire column: "Brown, The Mind--reader" "He Tells of an Interview He Had with the Late Jesse James" "How He was Mistaken for a Detective & Told to Skip Out of Kansas City--His Visit to the Youngers at Stillwater & His Connection with the Ch... See More  

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Brookfield, Missouri bank robbery...

Item #611305

June 08, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 8, 1882

* Brookfield, Missouri

* Bank robbery - outlaws

The front page has an article headed: "Bank Robbers Abroad" "The Town of Brookfield Startled by a Visit from Desperadoes" and more. Detailed account during the heyday of outlaws and soon after the killing of Jesse James. Nice to have in a Missouri title.

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Outlaw Jesse James tour...

Item #611304

June 06, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 6, 1882

* Outlaw Jesse James

* Life & assassination tour

Page 2 has an article headed: "The Dead Outlaw" "Opening of the Lecture Tour by the Jesse James Combination" Nice to have in a Missouri title.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, library label withing masthead, generally nice.... See More  

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Jesse & Frank James home raid...

Item #605419

May 17, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1875

* Outlaws Jesse & Frank James (early)

* Raid on mother's home

Page 5 has a small & discrete heading: "The Notorious James Brothers" See image for the brief report here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, pulpish with some margin wear and tears, must be handled with care.... See More  

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Jesse James gang outlaws ?...

Item #600458

March 01, 1882

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, March 1, 1882 

* Jesse James Gang 

* Outlaws killed

This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has a one column heading: "Part of the James Gang Riddled With Bullets" The actual report is on page 2 with very small headings: "Dead Desperadoes" and "Poke... See More  

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Golden City steamer fire... Jesse James gang...

Item #600327

March 31, 1882

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, March 31, 1882 

* Golden City steamer fire 

* James gang outlaw capture

The front page has one column headings that include: "DIRE DEATH !"' "The River Packet Golden City"' "En Route from New Orleans to Cincinnati"' "The James Boys"' "The Ntorious Dick Little Surrenders...".

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