2 Groupings of historical American newspapers, 18th through 20th century. FIRST GROUPING: Eleven (11) American 18th and 19th century newspapers, including Western newspapers. Includes reports of President Lincoln's death, Reconstruction, Runaway Slaves, Lynching, and more. Some Tennessee interest. Civil War era papers: THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1865, with extensive reporting of President Lincoln's funeral and continued reaction to his assassination, along with updates on the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and war related news including the capture of Governor Vance in North Carolina (repaired tears to front and back pages, center); and THE LIBERATOR (Boston), July 21, 1865, with news of reconstruction efforts and extensive reporting on the issue of "universal" suffrage, a report from Memphis on "The Freedmen in Tennessee," and "A Voice from Tennessee" penned by James Trimble arguing for voting rights for freed slave men. Also included are THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET AND DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 21, 1785; THE GENERAL ADVERTISER (Philadelphia), January 2?, 1809 and Oct. 18, 1809, both in poor condition with notices of runaway slaves; THE CITY GAZETTE (Charleston, SC), April 4, 1822 with extensive notices of runaway slaves, tear to center, blue ink markings); THE DAILY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, August 6, 1899; THE OREGON STATESMAN, August 5, 1899; THE ALASKAN, August 19, 1899; THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, August 6, 1899; and THE ATCHISON DAILY CHAMPION, May 21, 1889 (with news of a St. Louis mob lynching). Sizes range from 18 1/4" x 11 5/8" to 24 1/2" x 17 1/2". SECOND GROUPING: Ten (10) 20th century American Newspapers, all with front pages carrying news of major events including the San Francisco Earthquake, the bombings of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima and end of World War II, the deaths of presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, and the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. Includes 2 editions of THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, April 21, 1906, pages 1-8, and April 22, 1906, pages 1-6, news of the great earthquake and fire (Heavily toned, stained, with losses and separations, fragile, not encapsulated); the ROANOKE WORLD NEWS, Extra, Dec. 7, 1941, pages 1-4, reporting on the bombing of Pearl Harbor; THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE, April 12, 1945, pages 1-4, reporting the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; THE GREENSBORO RECORD, Extra, May 8, 1945, pages 1-4, declaring the end of World War II in Europe; CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 7, 1945, two sections, pages 1-26, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, (edge chipping, toning at folds, not encapsulated); THE BOSTON HERALD, August 15, 1945, pages 1 and 2, news of Japan's surrender; THE MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy's assassination, pages 1 and 2; NASHVILLE BANNER, July 21, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing and Senator Ted Kennedy charged with leaving the scene of a deadly car accident at Chappaquiddick, pp.1-2, 21-22 (center section missing); THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL (Memphis), November 25, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald slain, pp. 1-2, 23-24 (center section missing). All approximately 23" x 17". Provenance: the collection of Ross Webb, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: 1st grouping: The two General Advertiser newspapers are in poor, fragile and fragmented condition. The other papers range from fair to good condition with expected toning, minor foxing, edge chipping and small marks/stains. Some encapsulated (not sealed) in protective plastic. 2nd grouping: All papers in good condition with expected toning, edge chipping except where noted in description. Not all pages may be present, refer to description. All papers except the Chicago Daily Tribune and the two San Francisco Chronicle newspapers have been professionally cleaned, deacidified and encapsulated (not sealed) in protective plastic.
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