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1st Jesse James Gang robbery in 1866...

Item #691607

February 16, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 16, 1866 

* Jesse James Gang

* 1st known robbery (1st report)

* Liberty, Missouri bank

The front page has an article headed: "Another Bank Robbery" "A Savings Association Plundered by Bushwhackers..." (see)

Eight pages, untrimmed, a little wear along the spine/1st column, minor light foxing, minor creasing, generally good.... See More  

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Lengthy coverage of the trial of outlaw Frank James...

Item #691363

August 31, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 31, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of the front page has column heads: "PROVING AN ALIBI" "The Defense in the James Case Outlines Its Work" "Testimony Adduced that Frank was Not at Winston" "Gen. Joe Shelby Creates a Scene in the Witness Box" "Breakin... 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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Frank James is found not guilty...

Item #688748

September 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 7, 1883  The only text on the front page (over half of the page is advertisements) is headed: "NOT GUILTY" "So say the twelve Men in the James Case" "Mr. Wallace Delivers a Brilliant Argument for the Prosecution" "How the Verdict is Received Elsewhere--Governor Crittenden's Opinion--A Kansas City View".

This text car... See More  

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Was Jesse James killed?

Item #688746

November 04, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 4, 1879  Near the top of the front page is a very interesting article: "A Notorious Outlaw Murdered" "Jesse James Shot by One of His Comrades" with the text taking six inches.

The only problem is that the report is not true. Although Jesse James was murdered by a comrade, it was not until 1882.

Bits include: "...the particulars of the killing of... 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  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, etc., has been killed." This report gives some evidence that... 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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Terrific article on the James & Younger gangs...

Item #687266

April 04, 1874

THE INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL, Indiana, April 4, 1874  Page 7 has a simply terrific & lengthy article on the James brothers and the Younger gang of bandits with heads: "BANDIT BUTCHERY" "The Missouri Robbers" "The Country Which is the House of Outlaws--The Younger and James Brothers--Their Deeds of Murder and Robbery--Their pursuit and Dispersion" plus various su... 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' last train robbery...

Item #683201

September 09, 1881

THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, Sept. 9 and 10, 1881 

* Last Jesse James Gang robbery

* Blue Cut Train Robbery

* Glendale, Missouri

A two issue set, the back page of each having a report on the last train robbery of the Jesse James Gang: robbery of the Alton train at Bluecut, Missouri.

Sept. 9 has: "At The Mercy of Masked Men" "A Bold Train Robbery Near Independence, Missouri&... See More  

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Chasing the James & Younger Gang after the Northfield Bank robbery...

Item #682303

September 10, 1876

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, Sept. 10, 1876  The bottom of the front page has a report from Northfield, Minn., noting: "About 400 men are in pursuit of the bank robbers & their capture is considered certain. The impression here seems to be that thee robbers are members of the famous Younger and James gang...", which was true.

Four pages, good condition.

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Prison newspaper founded by the infamous Younger brothers...

Item #682250

August 06, 1908

THE MIRROR, Stillwater, Minnesota, Aug. 6, 1908  

* Younger Brothers founded

As noted in the masthead: "Published Weekly at the Minnesota State Prison". This claimed to be the longest, continuously published prison newspaper in the country, having begun in 1887 & still publishing today.

Of interest is that this newspaper was co-founded by brothers Cole, Robert and James Y... 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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Jesse James & Younger brothers gang... Sitting Bull...

Item #667182

July 10, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1876 

* Jesse James Gang... Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri Train robbery

The front page has: "The Missouri Railroad Robbers" with subheads: "Bodies of Men in Pursuit of the Outlaws--Their Capture Hourly Expected--The Adams Express Company's Loss" with some details, and closing with: "...There is reason to believe that t... See More  

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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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Outlaw Frank James trial...

Item #665386

August 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 18, 1883

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an article headed: "Mrs. Hite to Testify Against Frank James" with subhead. (see) This trial of the brother of outlaw Jesse James, held in Gallatin, Missouri, was concerning h... See More  

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Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad train robbery...

Item #664685

July 17, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

Page 2 contains one of the better reports we have seen of the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery by Jesse James and his gang. While most reports are little more than a paragraph or two, this report takes two-thirds of a column and includes several accounts and much detail--pho... See More  

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Village Voice advertisement for the "Festival For Peace"... Janis Joplin's last public performance...

Item #661846

July 30, 1970

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, July 30, 1970  A significant newspaper on the historic "Festival For Peace" concert at Shea Stadium as this was the only issue in which the iconic advertisement appeared. The Janis Joplin website identifies this festival/concert as her last public performance before her untimely death.

It is worth noting that "The Village Voice&q... See More  

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Village Voice reports on the "Festival For Peace" - Janis Joplin's last public perrformance......

Item #661845

August 13, 1970

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 13, 1970  A significant newspaper on the historic "Festival For Peace" concert at Shea Stadium. The front page has a photo of the festival, and an article/review which begins on page 40, under "RIFFS" has "DANGER: MUSIC FOR PEACE", and includes a photo of Janis Joplin. The article continues on the opposing pa... See More  

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Interview with Jesse James' wife...

Item #661536

April 29, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James

* Interview w/ his wife

Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in Which Mrs. James Refers to Her Husband's Peculiar Vocation" "An Hour's Talk with the Outlaw's Widow--Some of the Savings Invested in Business--A Mysterious Friend Said to be ... See More  

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The James-Younger gang rob a train...

Item #661417

July 23, 1881

LIBERAL SENTINEL, Middletown, New York, July 23, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

Page 2 has a report noting: "A gang of outlaws, supposed to be the James gang, on Friday night captured a train on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific road...robbed the conductor & a passenger..." and a bit more (see). The next page has a much mor... See More  

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On the killing of Jesse James...

Item #660927

April 05, 1882

WORCESTER DAILY SPY, Massachusetts, April 5, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

The top of the last column on the front page is headed: "The Dead Train Robber" which is a report concerning the death of the infamous Jesse James. It begins: "At the coroner's inquest Mrs. Samuels, mother of Jesse James, testified that it was her son Jesse. Considerable excitement w... See More  

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Jesse & Frank James captured?...

Item #660099

February 01, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1875 

* Great Jesse James report

* Raid on his home (birthplace)

* Kearney, Missouri

The top of page 2 has a rather lengthy & interesting article headed: "THE JAMES BOYS" "The Attempt To Capture Them At Kearney" with subheads: "Strange Acts of the Detectives--A Bombshell Thrown Into Mrs. Samuels' House--A Child Killed An... See More  

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Details on the death of Jesse James...

Item #656406

April 14, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

The most notable content is the page 10 article: "The Death Of Jesse James" "A Talk With City Marshal Craig" "How the Robber Lived in St. Joseph--Opinion In Missouri As to the Governor & the Fords". The article takes over a full column & has much detail, including: &quo... See More  

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

Item #656405

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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Jesse James warns those who pursue him... The bandit Vasquez...

Item #656401

April 19, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1874 

* Jesse James Gang murder

* Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez

Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific report headed: "The Missouri Outlaws" which notes in part: "...particulars of the killing of another detective by the notorious James Brothers. The victim was found dead, covered with blood...A card crossed with blood was pinned to the coast... See More  

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1876 Northfield bank robbery... Younger Brothers...

Item #654857

September 22, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 22, 1876

* Jesse James -Younger Brothers gang

* Northfield bank robbery attempt

The back page has an article headed: "Capture Of The Northfield Robbers" "They Are Hunted Down On The Prairie And One Killed" See image for 1st report coverage on the capture of members of the James-Younger gang at Madelia, Minnesota A few weeks after the famous No... See More  

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Death of Jesse James...

Item #653836

April 12, 1882

GREEN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN, Montpelier, Vermont, April 12, 1882  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 notorious outlaw & desperado of modern times, Jesse James, has met his death at last...&... 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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Many prints of Monterey, California... Career of Jesse James...

Item #638625
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, October, 1882  The issue leads off with a lengthy article on Surrey, in England, with many prints. Also a lengthy article titled "Southern California" which has many prints, some captioned "A Bit of Old Monterey" "Palo Alto" "A Bandy Cellar" "From the Old Fort, Monterey" "The Hotel Del Monte&qu... 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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