Pony Gazette (MD, 1854-1856)

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PONY GAZETTE

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Baltimore, Maryland

Frequency:   Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  From 1854 (-56?)

Size and Format:  4-6 pages, roughly 8″ x 14″

Editor/Publisher:  Hook and Ladder Firemen’s Association

Title Changes and Continuation:

General Description and Notes:

The local organ of the Hook and Ladder volunteer fire company, handwritten on stock with a pre-printed masthead, in good condition and very legible. See also The Pickwickian, a New York Hook and Ladder Association’s handwritten paper.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  The Hook and Ladder Company Collection (MS 662), Manuscripts, Maryland Historical Society,  Baltimore, MD

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The Pioneer Budget (MI, 1854)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Unknown

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1854

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Comstock, J. (?)

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Manuscript Holdings, Bentley Historical Library, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

The Gold Canon Switch (NV, 1854)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Johntown, Utah Territory (four miles from what became Virginia City, Nevada)

Frequency:  Frequency disputed:  weekly, monthly or irregular

Volume and Issue Data:  Ca. 1854

Size and Format:  “Often several sheets

Editor/Publisher:  Joseph Webb (1854)

Title Changes and Continuations:  Unknown

General Description & Notes:

According to De Quille and Highton, the Switch was “a spicy, handwritten weekly, ‘often several sheets,’ and passed from hand to hand.”  Lingenfelter and Gash say the paper was “probably issued monthly on letter paper and in a very small edition.”  De Quille claims the paper was widely circulated and read in Johntown when it was a major mining center.  The editor, Joe Webb, was a partner of “Old Virginy” Fenimore, for whom Virginia City was later named, according to Lingenfelter.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Bob Karolevitz, “Pen and Ink Newspapers of the Old West,” Frontier Times, 44:2 (Feb.-Mar., 1970), 31; Robert F. Karolevitz, Newspapering in the Old West:  A Pictorial History of Journalism and Printing on the Frontier (New York:  Bonanza Books, 1969), p. 114; Jake Highton, Nevada Newspaper Days:  A History of Journalism in the Silver State (Stockton, Calif.:  Heritage West Books, 1990), pp. 2; Dan De Quille, History of The Big Bonanza (New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1947), p. 11.

Index Sources:  Richard E. Lingenfelter, The Newspapers of Nevada (San Francisco:  John Howell-Books, 1964), 61; Richard E. Lingenfelter and Karen R. Gash, The Newspapers of Nevada (Reno:  University of Nevada Press, 1984).

Locations:  None

Charivari (Eng-Aus, 1854)

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Charivari (Eng-Aus, 1854)

Charivari (Eng-Aus, 1854)

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Shipboard, aboard the Queen of the South, sailing from England to Australia

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:   Two issues and the beginnings of a third. The first issue is dated 15 April 1854.

Size and Format:  Unknown (see image)

Editor/Publisher:  Charles Lyall (d. 1910?)

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Charivari (Eng-Aus, 1854)

Charivari (Eng-Aus, 1854)

From the State Library of Victoria website: “Shipboard newspaper, written in the style of Punch (the London Charivari) , on board the Queen of the South on a voyage from England to Australia in 1854. Includes a description of the ship’s brief stopover at St. Vincent in the Windward Islands.”

Information Sources:                            

Bibliography:  None?

Locations: State Library of Victoria, accession no(s) MS 12221; MS 9100; accessible, but microfilm (MS 9100, MSM 39) issued instead of the original.

The Bomb Shell (MN, 1854)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Fort Ripley(?), Minnesota

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1854

Size and Format: Unknown; may be printed “from type carved by hand.”

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description & Notes:

“The paper is pictured on the end papers as well as contained in the unpaginated illustrations portion.” (quote from Danky letter to HNP editor, June 21, 1993).  This could refer to the book by George S. Hage, Newspapers on the Minnesota Frontier, 1849-1860.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Referred to in George S. Hage’s book Newspapers on the Minnesota Frontier, 1849-1860, and presumably copies were used inside the cover.

Locations:   Information came from James Danky, Newspapers and Periodicals Librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

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