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Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...



Item # 677702

September 08, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, Sept. 8, 1888 

* Very rare Southwest publication

Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.
The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, 19 1/4 by  12 1/4 inches, some small binding holes along the spine, small piece torn away at the bottom left coner of the front leaf, a few tiny archival mends at the inside margins, generally nice. Slightly fragile so it should be handled carefully.

Category: Post-Civil War