Snapshot 1864… Washington and Lincoln for President…

August 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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The following snapshot comes from the New York Tribune, November 11, 1864…

 

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Surprise! Mary really did have a little lamb…

August 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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We recently came across an article in The Farview Echo (an interesting title in and of itself) which caught our attention. It certainly causes one to ponder how many other nursery rhymes and children’s songs have roots in historical facts and/or events. Apparently Ring Around the Rosie (Ring a Ring o’ Roses) is not the only such ditty with a past. Enjoy.

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August thru time (50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago) – 2018 edition…

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What news was reported in the month of August – 50 (1958), 100 (1918), 150 (1868), 200 (1818), and 250 (1768) years ago? Such a walk back through time via the eyes of those who read the daily and weekly newspapers of the period can be quite revealing. This is why we often say, “History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was first reported.” The following links will take you back in time to show the available newspapers from the Rare & Early newspapers website. There’s no need to buy a thing. Simply enjoy the stroll.
August:
1968 – 50 years ago
1918 – 100 years ago
1868 – 150 years ago
1818 – 200 years ago
1768 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1668, 1718, 1768, 1818, 1868, 1918, and/or 1968?

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The Traveler… time to build…

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I journeyed today to London, England, by the way of The London Gazette of August 6, 1668. I found an article “Yesterday arrived the Concord of this place in 6 weeks from Barbado’s [sic], from whence the came in company of about 20 sail of Merchant Ships under the Convoy of the Dover and Assurance Fregates. They tell us that the Inhabitants of Bridgetown are busily employing themselves for materials for the rebuilding of that place, and have emploied many ships for the transpiration of timer from New England.”

In reading about Bridgetown on Wikipedia, I found that Bridgetown is the only place outside the present United States that George Washington visited (he did so in 1751). He was 19 at the time and his half-brother Lawrence Washington went along with him. The George Washington House still stands and is on their historic registry.

~The Traveler

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Announcing: Catalog #273 (for August, 2018) is now available…

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Catalog 273 (for August) is now available. Due to an influx of new inventory, this is likely one of our best catalogs in quite some time. There are too many great issues to highlight, but a sampling includes: the famous “Unite or Die” segmented snake engraving, the Declaration of Independence, an Oxford Gazette w/ mention of an American colony, a report on the Earps in the Tombstone Epitaph, the Gettysburg Address in a military newspaper, Lincoln’s assassination in a Washington newspaper, and more. The following links are designed to help you explore this latest edition of our catalog:

 

        1500-1799 (full view OR quick-scan/compact view)
        1800-1899 (full view OR quick-scan/compact” view)
        1900-2015 (full view OR quick-scan/compact” view)

 

Don’t forget about this month’s DISCOUNTED ISSUES.

(The catalog links above will redirect to the latest catalog in approx. 30 days, upon which time it will update to the most recent catalog.)

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The Traveler… it’s outta here!…

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Earlier this month I journeyed to New York City by the way of The New York Times of July 15, 1968. There I found “Aaron Clouts No. 500 as Braves Top Giants, 4-2”.  “Hank Aaron became the eighth player in major leagues to hit 500 home runs as his three-run wallop in the third inning sparked the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 victory today over the San Francisco Giants… In the exclusive 500 group are Babe Ruth, who holds the record of 714; Willie Mays, 577; Jimmie Foxx; 534; Mickey Mantle, 529; Ted Williams, 521; Eddie Mathews, 512, and Mel Ott, 511… Aaron, however, still expects to have two or three good years, and most baseball experts predict that he will go over the 600-homer mark…”

On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron would break Babe Ruth’s record when he hit home-run number 715 and hit his final home-run, number 755, on July 20, 1976.

~The Traveler

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The Traveler… the Ku Klux Klan… Their first “recorded” assassination…

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A little over a month ago I journeyed to Wilmington, North Carolina, by the way of the Daily Journal dated June 17, 1868. There I found the headline “The Georgia Military Outrage.” “On the night of the 30th of March, G. W. Ashburn was killed in a negro house of ill-fame, in the city of Columbus, Georgia… One Bennett, who had been an active Radical partisan, a prominent member of the ‘loyal league,’ was in the house at the time of the killing… Sometime after the killing, and after the military Governor of Georgia had offered an unusually large reward for the apprehension of the murderers, several of the most prominent and respectable young gentlemen of Columbus were arrested by military authority, together with two negroes… When the matter of the arrests was brought to the attention of Congress and the country by Hon. Mr. Beck… now confined in the military barracks at Atlanta, awaiting trial… “

Considered a scalawag by his white Columbus neighbors, he worked with the Freedmens Bureau and alongside African American leaders such as Henry McNeal Turner. His actions quickly created several enemies across the South. Ashburn lived amongst the African American population and garnered attention from the Ku Klux Klan, which established their Columbus chapter on March 21, 1868 after a visit from Nathan Bedford Forrest. Henry Benning testified that Mr. Ashburn had “quit his wife and took up with a negro woman in Columbus.” The trial, beginning on June 29, gained national attention as over twenty persons were arrested and held at Fort McPherson. The prisoners consisted mostly of prominent white residents of Columbus. General Henry L. Benning and former Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens agreed to represent the accused. The Federal government was pushing for Georgia to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment, while the Georgia legislature was resisting it. The defenders of the KKK saw here an opportunity for a bargain. On July 21, as the trial progressed, Georgia agreed to ratify the 14th Amendment in exchange for General Meade’s termination of the prosecution of the murder. All prisoners made bail and returned to Columbus. No one was ever prosecuted. [source: Wikipedia]

~The Traveler

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July thru time (50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago) – 2018 edition…

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What news was reported in the month of July – 50 (1958), 100 (1918), 150 (1868), 200 (1818), and 250 (1768) years ago? Such a walk back through time via the eyes of those who read the daily and weekly newspapers of the period can be quite revealing. This is why we often say, “History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was first reported.” The following links will take you back in time to show the available newspapers from the Rare & Early newspapers website. There’s no need to buy a thing. Simply enjoy the stroll.
July:
1968 – 50 years ago
1918 – 100 years ago
1868 – 150 years ago
1818 – 200 years ago
1768 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1668, 1718, 1768, 1818, 1868, 1918, and/or 1968?

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Snapshot 1863… same-year review of “Les Misérables”…

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The following snapshot comes from The Atlantic Monthly, July, 1863

 

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The July (2018) Newsletter from Rare & Early Newspapers…

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Each month the staff of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers sends out a newsletter to our members which includes special offers, discounts, alerts to new inventory, and information related to the rare newspaper collectible.

The July, 2018 newsletter:

Welcome to the July edition of our monthly newsletter. This month we highlight a few newly discovered gems – those listed in the subject line among them, a few interesting posts, a set of discounted items added to last month’s offerings, and more.

Newly Discovered Items – A rare Lincoln speech, a pre-Emancipation Proclamation general order for emancipation, newly discovered pre-Rev war coverage of tensions in America, significant but under the radar Jewish-themed coverage (re: General Grant’s famous General order), and another announcing the first Jewish-American to hold a [presidential) cabinet position, and more: New Items

 

Discounted Newspapers (50% off) Over 200 items have been *discounted by 50% through August 16, 2018. Take advantage.

Catalog 272 – Enjoy the remaining items from our latest catalog of historic newspapers.



Recent Listings
– Over 300 new items listed since the catalog above went to print.

History’s Newsstand Blog (featured posts):
Additional posts from the past several weeks may be viewed at: History’s Newsstand Blog

 

Thanks for collecting with us.


Sincerely,

Guy & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team

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