Union Spy (VA, 1851)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Washington College, Lexington, Virginia

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 3, Friday, June 27, 1851

Size and Format:  7.75 x 12.5 inches; 4 pages, two columns per page

Editor/Publisher:  L. Neal and R. Houston

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

The paper was created and held at Washington & Lee University is misdated in their catalog. The “1857” looks reasonable on the masthead, but the editorial on page two, “The Next Presidency,” says that the presidential campaign “of 1852 is about to commence.” Thus it appears the correct date is 1851, not 1857.

The paper contains story stories, news briefs, editorials, “city and county news,” “foreign,” poetry, “scraps,” and an ad for “job writing.”

Extant copy is very clear and legible–except for the date!

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Rockbridge Historical Society. Guide to the Manuscripts Collection of the Rockbridge Historical Society on Permanent Deposit at the Washington and Lee University Library, Lexington, Virginia. Lexington, Va: The Society, 1989.

Locations:  Rockbridge Historical Society Collection, Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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Tanglewood Twigs (MA, 1872)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Massachusetts

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1872

Size and Format:  approximately 40 pp.

Editor/Publisher:  The Dunham Family

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

One issue by various family members.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  In the Dunham Family Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

The Storyteller (MA, 1925)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Unknown

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1925

Size and Format:  Approx. 60 pp.

Editor/Publisher:  Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Children’s paper.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  George Wesley Bellows Papers, Box IV, folder 18, Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA

Star of the West (IL, 1859)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Rockford, IL: Union High School

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1859, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Size and Format:  (in numerical order) 14 pp., 19 pp., 16 pp., 15 pp., 32 pp. and 24 pp.

Editor/Publisher: Variable

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description and Notes:

All issues of this paper are bound in one volume.  Some pages are torn while others have ink so light that they are difficult to read.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Union High School, No. 2 (BV), Rockford, IL, in  Manuscripts, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL

The Society Cat (MA, 1919-1920)

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THE SOCIETY CAT

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Unknown

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1919-20

Size and Format:  approximately 20 pp.

Editor/Publisher:  Hale Family

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Children’s project.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College Library, Northampton, MA

Smithfield Sunday School Gazette (UT, 1869)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication: Smithfield, UT

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 2, Nos. 1-6, Oct. 24-Nov. 28, 1869

Size and Format:  2.5 columns on 8.5”x14” lined paper, one issue with an extra 8”x10” and another with a 5”x7” poem

Editor/Publisher:  Louisa L. Greene

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description and Notes:

Motto:  “Remember Thy Creator in the Days of thy Youth.”

The manuscript paper, Smithfield Sunday School Gazette, was a weekly paper edited from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, 1869, by Louisa L. Greene, who later became founding editor of the Woman’s Exponent, a Mormon publication for women.  The Exponent was never an organ of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, as the authors of The Story of the Latter-day Saints state on p. 336.

Copies of the Smithfield paper for the above dates are in the archives of the Mormon Church Historical Library in Salt Lake City.  Content of the papers included news of Sunday School members and of the community, with some literary efforts by the editor and her helpers.  The paper was distributed at Sunday School meetings.  Greene would have been about 20 years old in 1869.

(The above information was provided by Prof. Sherilyn Cox Bennion, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California)

According to the Olsons, the Sunday School was organized in Smithfield on Sunday, April 15, 1866, with Francis Sharp as superintendent.  There were 69 pupils in eight classes, with a teacher for each group….(40)

The Sunday School took charge of the May Day celebrations, the July celebrations, edited the Smithfield Sunday School Gazette, opened the first library there, and in general played an active part in the life of the Mormon community.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  James Allen and Glen Leonard, The Story of the Latter-Day Saints (Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Deseret Book Co., 1976), p. 336; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Olson, eds., The History of Smithfield [Utah] (Smithfield:  City of Smithfield, 1927), pp.40-43

Locations:  Mormon Church Historical Library Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah (Ms D 2918, Box 17, fd 17)

The Sign of the Four Monthly (PA, circa 1902-1906)

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THE SIGN OF THE FOUR MONTHLY

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Haverford, PA?

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data: Unknown

Size and Format:  32 pages

Editor/Publisher:  Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Title Changes and Continuation: Possible continuations include The Weekly News (85 pp.), The Weekly Herald  and The Herald (82 pp.) and The Family News (352 pp.) between 1902 and 1906.

General Description and Notes:

One of five newspapers produced by Christopher Morley and contained in the Morley Family Papers Collection at Haverford College, PA.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  The Morley Collection, Manuscripts, The Quaker Collection, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

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