The Chugg Water Journal (WY, 1849)

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Chugg Water Journal (WY, 1849)

[Post updated August 17, 2011; thanks to Andrew Tucker for information about Fort Laramie’s Commanding Officer William Scott Ketchum]

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Fort Laramie, Wyoming; “office under the hill, but still within hearing of the Juvenile Infirmary, when the wind is favorable” (November 1849, Vol. 1, No. 4)

Volume and Issue Data:  October-December, 1849; “will appear occasionally, and sometimes oftener, if not sooner” (Oct. 1849, Vol. 1, No. 2)

Size and Format:  7.75 x 11.5 inches, two columns, with cursive writing and ink illustration with captions

Editor/Publisher:  “The Quartette”

Title Changes and Continuations:  None

General Description and Notes:

The editors describe the paper as “the largest paper printed at Fort Laramie.” .

According to Andrew Tucker (see bibliography below), William Scott Ketchum, one of the names mentioned in the Journal, was an officer of the 6th Infantry stationed at Fort Gibson and later Fort Laramie. He was the commander at Fort Laramie when the Journal was published.

In the October 1849 issue (Vol. 1, No. 2), a joke mentions Ketchum: “Why is the Commander of the Infantry Company at this Post a terror to evil-doers? ‘Cause he Ketch-um.”

Chugg Water Journal (WY, 1849)

Tucker reports that Ketchum was a West Point grad and served as an Army officer in the Second Seminole War, and had frontier duty at Fort Gibson and Fort Laramie. He went on to become a brigadier general by the end of the Civil War. After he retired, he was allegedly poisoned by Elizabeth Wharton, the widow of one his fellow officers. The trial afterward gained international attention. Wharton was apparently acquitted.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: Michael L. Tate, The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001), pp. 264-265; thanks to Andrew Tucker, a relative of William Scott Ketchum, for the citation of the Tate book and the background information about Ketchum (via email exchanges with the HNP editor, August 16-17, 2011)

Links:  Michael L. Tate, The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001)pp. 264-265; Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Locations:  Wyoming Department of Commerce, Division of Parks and Cultural Resources, Historical Research and Publications Unit, Cheyenne, WY (microfilmed)

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Choiceland Moonlighter (SK, 1872-1873)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1872-1873

Size and Format:  Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Published by a 10-year-old boy

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Saskatchewan Archives, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Chinese News (NY, 1894-?)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  New York, NY

Frequency: Unknown, but multiple copies produced

Volume and Issue Data:  1894, perhaps longer

Size and Format:  Pen and ink, hand lettered Chinese characters

Editor/Publisher:  William J. Hanley & Steve Linguard

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

According to the Library of  Congress, the description based on: No. 8 (Aug. 10, 1894). Red background with hand lettered in Chinese

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Links: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn2004060426/

Locations:  New York State Rgn, Albany, NY

Cheviot Solitare (OH, 1868)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Cheviot, Ohio  “Coverts New Building West Side of Main Street above the Post Office”

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol 1, no. 1, Jan. 22, 1868.

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  White and White, Editors and proprietors

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

“Green Township Right or Wrong”  “Independent in Politics, and religion.

Information Sources:        

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Alfred Kleine-Kreutzmann, Curator of Rare Books & Special Collections, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, 800 Vine Street-Library Square, Cincinnati, OH

Cheviot Privateer (OH, 1862)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Cheviot, Ohio.  “To be had at the Publishing House, No. 10, Mud Avenue, or at the News Report”

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. I, No. X, March 24, 1862

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Aaron Flaxey, Commander, and Hiram Flipper, Purser.

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“Free speech, free press, and free toleration in religion.”

“Devoted to both sides of the Political hemisphere and the general news of Green Township.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Rare Books & Special Collections, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH

Cheviot Gem (OH, 1862)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  No. 9, Promenade, Cheviot,  Ohio

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. I, no. VIII,Jan. 30, 1862

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  Crowfoot & Co.

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“Devoted to all things generally proper to appear in print for the instruction and amusement of the public especially Chevilonians.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations: Rare Books & Special Collections, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH

Cheviot Coquette (OH, 1859)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Cheviot, Ohio; “Published (indiscriminately) on the NW corner of Sprat & Musty Streets”

Frequency:

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol 1, No. 4, Sept. 7, 1859, and No. 7, Oct. 3, 1859.

Size and Format:

Editor/Publisher:  “Sans & Souci”, anonymous writers who say of themselves: “Now my friends there is such persons as the above they have and bare a partial resemblance to old grand father Adam.  And they are men too who take pleasure in walking your streets, . . .  First we see a Mr. A—, painted out as the bonified Editor, next comes Mr. B—.”

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

“Devoted to the scattering news and gossip of the town and country.  Liberal in religion and politics.  Always open for conviction.”

“Tell All We Know.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Rare Books & Special Collections, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH

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