The Scottsville Weekly News (NY, 1856-1857)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Scottsville, NY

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Several issues from 1856 & 1857.  Extant copy of Vol.  II, No. 20, May 16, 1857 (pages 77-80)

Size and Format: Legal size, four pages, three columns

Editor/Publisher:  Franklin Hanford, Editor and Proprietor (b. Chili, NY, 1844; d. 1936). Extensive biographical information included about him in the Franklin Hanford Papers, University of Rochester, Rare Books and Special Collections (D. 143).

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:        

Produced this newspaper when the editor was 12 years old. Also created The American Monthly Magazine, 1858 (also contained in the author’s archived papers).

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Item No. D.143, Hanford (Franklin) Papers, 1864-1936, Box 35, folder 1; 35 boxes. Rush Rhees Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

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Pioneer (CA, 1856)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: North San Juan, California

Frequency:  Semi-monthly

Volume and Issue Data:  March-July 4, 1856; six issues

Size and Format:  “sheet of foolscap”

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

According to Kennedy, the only newspaper at North San Juanwas a manuscript sheet called the Pioneer, which appeared in 1856.  Kennedy speculates that the paper may have been a humorous publication.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: Chester P. Kennedy, “Newspapers of the California Northern Mines, 1850-1860–A Record of Life, Letters and Culture,” unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1949, pp. 24-25, 39, 132, 289, 508-509, 511-512, 609

Locations:  Cu-B?

The Pickwickian (NY, 1856)

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The Pickwickian (NY, 1856)

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  New York, NY

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: March 2, 1856

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

Editor/Publisher:  “Propretors (sic) Daughter Julius & Pickwick.”

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“Our Motto is FUN.”  A journal of a New York City fireman’s association, containing a hand-drawn masthead and is hand illustrated with satirical cartoons.  In good condition and very legible. Contained in the Hook and Ladder Company Record Books 0f the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland, which included the company’s own handwritten newspaper, the Pony Gazette, circa 1854.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

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

The Miner’s Expose (CA, 1856)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Granite Hill, El Dorado County, California

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1856

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  “Mr. Baker”

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

The newspaper Alta California printed the following item in its Feb. 14, 1856 edition:

NEW PAPER–We learn that a paper entitled The Miner’s Expose, and edited by Mr. Baker, has lately been started at Granite Hill, El Dorado County.  We have not yet seen a copy.

This was the only reference to the Miner’s Expose Kennedy located in his research on northern California mining camp newspapers.  According to Kennedy, “one might guess, from the title, that it was a protest paper of some sort, but at best that is only a guess.  It probably was a manuscript paper and there is a possibility it was never published at all.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography: ChesterP. Kennedy, “Newspapers of the California Northern Mines, 1850-1860–A Record of Life, Letters and Culture,” unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1949, pp. 26, 37, 532-33, 601

Locations:  None located, but cited in Alta California, Feb. 14, 1856

Forest Grove Observer or Our Local and Amherstburgh Gazette (ON, 1856)

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Forest Grove Observer (ON, 1856)

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Near Amherstburgh, Ontario, Canada

Frequency:  “After due notice given to subscribers”

Volume and Issue Data:  Wednesday evening, May 14, 1856

Size and Format:  3 column pages, 4 pages

Editor/Publisher:  (looks like three names–can’t decifer)

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

Forest Grove Observer (ON, 1856)

Located in a miscellaneous file along with

various other dated items in the John Macintosh Duff Collection, 1822-1870.  Seems to be completely tongue-in-cheek with business notices with heading “Miss Tallstory,” Miss Crusty,” etc. and including stories about chickens, cows, and pigs.  One heading under “Personal” is about the Governor and Family which is quite lengthy.

Forest Grove Observer (ON, 1856)

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Archives, Call No. XR1 MS A210158,  Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Forest Grove Observer (ON, 1856)

The Flag (IL, 1856)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Batavia Institute, Illinois

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  ca. 1856

Size and Format:  21 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

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