[Thompson Paper] (DE, 1910-1920)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Delaware

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Between 1910 and 1920 (approx.)

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

According to Eleanor McD. Thompson, Librarian in Charge of the Printed Book and Periodical Collection at The Winterthur Library, “My grandfather, who was an amateur artist and poet, put out a few issues of a humorous neighborhood newspaper all lettered and drawn by him.”  She noted that she has them in storage. Her father was apparently an insurance executive and created the paper as a lark.

Information Sources:


Locations:  Eleanor McD. Thompson, Librarian in Charge, Printed Book & Periodical Collection, The Winterthur Library, The Henry Francis duPont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE

Optimist (AK, 1910)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Iditarod (“at the Fish Market Bldg.”), Alaska

Frequency:  Irregular; approximately weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  No. 5, July 29, 1910; No. 6, Aug. 8, 1910

Size and Format:  24 x 36 inches; written on manila paper

Editor/Publisher:  Jim Wylie, editor and publisher

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:


Information Sources:

Bibliography:  James Wickersham, A Bibliography of Alaska Literature, 1724-1924 (Cordova, Ak.:  Cordova Daily Times Print, 1927), 266

Locations:  Unknown

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