The Souvenir (NY, no date)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Rivermouth and Sunboro, NY

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Unknown

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Newspapers and Periodicals, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

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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

The Rye Budget (NY, 1832)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Rye, New York

Frequency:  Two numbers just two days apart

Volume and Issue Data:  July 11 and July 13, 1832

Size and Format:  July 11, two pages; July 13, four pages

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Manuscript Collection, New York Public Library, New York, NY  (NY [Box] Rye)

The Right Flanker (NY, 1863-1864)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Fort-La-Fayette, Union Prison Camp at the Narrows of New York Bay, New York

Frequency:  Unknown; possibly weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  1863-1864

Size and Format:  Pen and ink

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown; Confederate officers

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

The Right Flanker is the only known manuscript newspaper published by Confederate prisoners confined in the North during the Civil War.  The paper was written in pen and ink, and after its staff was released, copies were taken to England and printed in book form (1865).

The introductory issue said the purpose of the paper was “to relieve the monotony of prison life, by calling into action the taste and faculties of those who are capable of contributing to its columns; instructing and amusing those who cannot, and to furnish to all who are to share the spice of excitement, which the risk of such a contraband undertaking affords, something of which it is hoped, reference can be pleasantly made by them in after years.”  The editors then introduced themselves and their personal histories prior to imprisonment, but used no names, apparently to avoid punishment for the production of “contraband.”

The printed “transcript” of The Right Flanker runs 90 pages, but it unclear how faithful the printed version is to the handwritten originals.

The printed version depicts a paper devoted largely to an analysis of the war (based on New York newspaper reports), life in the prison camp, and the arrival of new prisoners.  Humor or light features are infrequent.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  “Fort-La-Fayette Life, 1863-1864:  In extracts from the ‘Right Flanker,’ a manuscript sheet circulating among the Southern Prisoners in Fort-La-Fayette,” The Magazine of History, Extra No. 13, 197-246.

Locations:  Fort-La-Fayette Life, 1863-1864:  In extracts from the “Right Flanker,” a manuscript sheet circulating among the Southern Prisoners in Fort-La-Fayette (London:  Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1865; New York:  William Abbatt, 1911) [reprinted in The Magazine of History, Extra No. 13]

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 Parsonville Times (NY, no date)

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THE PARSONSVILLE TIMES

Publication History: Unknown

Place of Publication: Flushing, NY

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Unknown

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: None

General Description and Notes: 

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

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

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