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Preliminary Guide to the Pre-1870 Newspaper Collection, 1833-1885

Collection Overview

Recent uncataloged accessions of Pre-1870 newspapers, transferred from Perkins Library to the Rare Book Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke University in 1997 and 1998. The bulk of this collection consists of papers published in the South during the Civil War, but several newspapers from Northern states are also included. The papers in this collection are very fragile and should be used with extreme care. Please consult with reference staff prior to photocopying.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Pre-1870 Newspaper collection 1833-1885
Creator
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Extent
16 Linear Feet, 900 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

The newspapers are very fragile: handle with extreme care on a spacious, flat surface. Reference staff must be consulted before any photocopying is done.

Contents of the Collection

Uncataloged pre-1870 newspapers received in1996 from the Serials Department of Perkins Library. Dates range from 1830-1887,with the bulk of the issues published from1861 to1869. The majority originate from North Carolina cities, but the states of Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Maine are also represented. Newspapers are in numbered folders. Many are very fragile: handle with extreme care on a spacious, flat surface. Reference staff must be consulted before any photocopying is done.

Roanoke News,Weldon, NC: 1869,23 Oct.-25 Dec
Box 1 Folder 1
Friend of Temperance,Raleigh, NC: 1869,20 Mar.
Box 1
Friend of Temperance,Raleigh, NC: 1869,2 Apr.-22 Sept.
Box 1 Folder 3
Friend of Temperance,Raleigh, NC: 1869,29 Sept.-22 Dec
Box 1 Folder 3
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1861,26 Mar.-4 June
Box 1 Folder 4
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1861,11 June-20 Aug
Box 1 Folder 5
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1861,27 Aug.-1 Oct.;1862,5 Feb., 29 July, 14 Oct.
Box 1 Folder 6
The Weekly Sentinel,Raleigh, NC: 1867, 17 Dec.-31 Dec.; 1869,16 Mar., 8 June-6 July
Box 2 Folder 1
The Weekly Sentinel, Raleigh, NC: 1869, 3 Aug., 16 Nov.; 1867, 12 Mar.-2 Apr., 16 Apr.-21 May, 4 June, 18 June-25 June
Box 2 Folder 2
The Weekly Sentinel, Raleigh, NC: 1867, 2 July-10 Sept.
Box 2 Folder 3
The Weekly Sentinel, Raleigh, NC: 1867, 24 Sept.-19 Nov., 3 Dec.-10 Dec.
Box 2 Folder 4
The Weekly News,Charlotte, NC: 1869,30 Nov.-21 Dec.
Box 2 Folder 5
The Weekly State Journal,Raleigh, NC: 1860,12 Dec.; 1861, 2 Jan., 16 Jan., 27 Feb., 20 Mar.-3 Apr., 24 Apr.
Box 2
The Weekly State Journal, Raleigh, NC: 1861, 22 May, 10 July, 31 July-21 Aug., 4 Sept.-11 Sept., 25 Sept.-2 Oct., 30 Oct.-6 Nov., 4 Dec.
Box 2 Folder 6
The Weekly State Journal, Raleigh, NC: 1862, 25 June; 9 July; 23 July; 24 Sept.; 1863, 22 July
Box 2 Folder 7
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1863, 21 July, 10 Nov.; 1866,10 July-7 Aug.
Box 2
Mecklenburg Jeffersonian, Charlotte, NC: 1844, 27 Jan.-1848, 12 July
Box 3 Folder 1
Mecklenburg Jeffersonian,Charlotte, NC: 1842,15 Mar.-1843, 24 Oct
Box 3 Folder 2
Mecklenburg Jeffersonian,Charlotte, NC: 1841,9 Mar.-1842, 8 Mar.
Box 3 Folder 3
Milton Chronicle,Milton, NC: 1844,22 May-1863, 9 Nov.
Box 3 Folder 4
Milton Gazette,Milton, NC: 1830,21 Aug.-1831, 21 Jan.
Box 3
Milton Spectator,Milton, NC: 1832,31 Oct.-1836, 27 Sept.
Box 3
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1866,24 July, 14 Aug.-20 Nov.
Box 3 Folder 5
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1866,27 Nov.-1867, 5 Mar.
Box 3 Folder 6
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1867,12 Mar.-7 May
Box 3 Folder 7
The Weldon Patriot,Weldon, NC: 1856,13 Nov., 6 Nov., 16 May
Box 3
Louisburg Union and North Carolina Miscellany,Louisburg, NC:1847,19 Aug.-4 Nov.
Box 3 Folder 8
The Wilmington Post and Semi-Weekly Post,Wilmington, NC: 1868,9 July, 18 Oct.; 1869, 16 Dec.
Box 3 Folder 9
New Bern Journal of Commerce, New Bern, NC: 1867,13 Sept.
Box 4 Folder 1
The Message,Greensboro, NC: 1869,15 Sept.
Box 4
The Morning Star,Wilmington, NC: 1868,29 Sept., 31 Dec.; 1869,5 Jan., 29 Jan., 19 Feb., 23 Mar.
Box 4 Folder 2
The Mercury,Raleigh, NC: 1864,30 Apr.-29 Oct.
Box 4 Folder 3
The Morning Star,Wilmington, NC: 1869,24 Mar.-22 Sept.

NOTE: Box 5 consists of two bound volumes and is heavy.

Box 4 Folder 4
The Morning Star,Wilmington, NC: 1868,27 Mar.-22 Sept
Box 5 Folder 1
The Morning Star,Wilmington, NC: 1869,23 Sept.-1870, 22 Mar
Box 5 Folder 2
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1859,19 Apr.-28 June
Box 6 Folder 1
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1859,5 July-16 Aug.
Box 6 Folder 2
The Western Democrat, Charlotte, NC: 1859,23 Aug.;1860,10 Jan.-13 Mar.
Box 6 Folder 3
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1860,20 Mar.-19 June
Box 6 Folder 4
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1860,26 June-25 Sept.
Box 6 Folder 5
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1860,2 Oct.-22 Dec.
Box 6 Folder 6
The Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1861,1 Jan.-19 Mar.
Box 6 Folder 7
Little Adder, Salisbury, NC: 1860,8 June-1860, 13 July
Box 6 Folder 8
Lincoln Republican,Lincolnton, NC: 1841,1 Sept.
Box 6
Microcosm,Raleigh, NC: 1838,30 June-1841, 17 July

Chiefly bound, but some issues are loose.

Box 6 Folder 9
The Live Giraffe,Raleigh, NC: 1852,27 Mar.-1859, 7 May
Box 7 Folder 1
The Eagle,Fayetteville, NC: 1868,28 Aug.-16 Nov.
Box 7 Folder 2
The Eagle,Fayetteville, NC: 1868,19 Nov.-31 Dec.
Box 7 Folder 3
The Eagle,Fayetteville, NC: 1869,7 Jan.-8 July
Box 7 Folder 4
The Eagle,Fayetteville, NC: 1869,29 July-23 Dec.
Box 7 Folder 5
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1865,4 Jan.1865,1 Feb.-8 Mar.1866,10 Jan.-30 May
Box 7 Folder 6
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1866,6 June-17 Oct.
Box 8 Folder 1
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1866,24 Oct., 31 Oct.1866,14 Nov.-26 Dec.1867,2 Jan.-13 Feb.
Box 8 Folder 2
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1867,13 Feb.-26 June
Box 8 Folder 3
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1867,10 July-25 Dec.
Box 8 Folder 4
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1868,22 Jan.-23 Dec.
Box 8 Folder 5
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1869,13 Jan.-7 July
Box 8 Folder 6
North Carolina Presbyterian,Fayetteville, NC: 1869,21 July-29 Dec.
Box 9 Folder 1
Forest Weekly Register,Forest, Mass.: 1869,9 Jan.-20 Oct.
Box 9 Folder 2
The Weekly Clarion,Jackson, Miss.: 1869,28 Oct.
Box 9
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY: 1869,5 May
Box 9
Examiner and Chronicle,New York, NY: 1867,15 Aug.
Box 9
Watchman and Reflector,Boston, Mass.: 1867,28 Nov.-16 Dec.
Box 9 Folder 3
Gloucester Telegraph,Gloucester, Mass.: 1866,1 Sept.-29 April
Box 9 Folder 4
Gloucester Telegraph, Gloucester, Mass.: 1868, 2 May-1869, 6 Jan.
Box 9 Folder 5
Essex County Mercury,Salem, Mass.: 1864,20 July - 1865, 2 Aug.
Box 9 Folder 6
Boston Weekly Transcript,Boston, Mass.: 1869,22 June
Box 9
Gloucester Telegraph,Gloucester, Mass.: 1869,9 Jan.-13 Mar.
Box 9
Gloucester Telegraph,Gloucester, Mass.: 1869,17 Mar.-1 Sept.
Box 9 Folder 7
The South, New York, NY: 1884, Aug.-1887, Mar.
Box 10 Folder 1
Lynn Record,Lynn, Mass.: 1830,4 Sept.
Box 10
The Voice of Masonry,Louisville, KY: 1859,1 Jan.-15 July
Box 10 Folder 2
New York Day-Book,New York, NY: 1869,2 Jan.-28 Aug.
Box 10 Folder 3
New York Day-Book,New York, NY: 1869,4 Sept.-25 Dec.
Box 10 Folder 4
The Evening Telegraph,Philadelphia, Penn.: 1864,15 Feb.
Box 11 Folder 1
The Daily Republican,Charleston, SC: 1869,21 Oct., 23 Oct.; 1870,8 Feb.
Box 11
The Abbeville Press and Banner,Abbeville, SC: 1869,15 Oct.
Box 11
Saturday Night,Philadelphia, Penn.: 1865,2 Dec., 30 Dec.
Box 11
Shoe Leather Reporter,Boston, Mass.: 1869,24 June
Box 11
The Brunswick Telegraph,Brunswick, Maine: 1868,8 May-1869, 16 July
Box 11 Folder 2
Danvers Gazette,Danvers, Mass.: 1868,4 April, 18 April, [23 April?], 2 May, 9 May
Box 11 Folder 3
The Eagle,Fayetteville, NC: 1868,12 Aug.-27 Aug. Also Vol. 1, No. 14 (undated)
Box 11
Weldon Patriot,Weldon, NC: 1859,10 Aug.
Box 11
Weekly State JournalRaleigh, NC: 1862,20 Aug.
Box 11
Weekly Sentinel,Raleigh, NC: 1868,7 July
Box 11
Western Democrat,Charlotte, NC: 1861,12 Mar., 31 Dec.
Box 11
North Carolinian,Elizabeth City, NC: 1869,23 Sept.
Box 11
Weekly State Journal,Raleigh, NC: 1862,30 July
Box 11

Uncataloged pre-1870 newspapers transferred form the Serials Department of Perkins Library to the Rubenstein Library in1998.The newspapers in this addition span1833 to1885,chiefly the1860s.The bulk of this addition are issues of the Memphis Daily Appeal, (Atlanta, GA) from 1862-1865.Newspapers from Texas, Vermont, and Tennessee are also included in this portion of the collection. The newspaper are in numbered folders. Many of the news paper are very fragile and should be used only on a large flat space. Consult with reference staff prior to photocopying.

1964, Jan. 9
Box 1
1864, May 6
Box 1
1863, July 27
Box 1
1863, June 29
Box 1
1863, June 12
Box 1
1862, Feb.1
Box 1
1863, Mar. 14
Box 1
1863, Mar. 21
Box 1
1863, Mar. 26
Box 1
1863, Mar. 23
Box 1
1863, Apr. 3
Box 1
1863, Apr. 4
Box 1
1863, Apr. 13
Box 1
1863, May 4
Box 1
1968, Mar. 9
Box 1
1862, Feb. 4-6
Box 1
1861, Aug. 29- 1862, Feb. 2
Box 1
1862, Feb. 7 - 1862, Mar. 7
Box 1
1862, Mar. 9 - 1862, Apr. 17
Box 1
1863, June 13- 1863, July 31
Box 1
1869, Sept. 12
Box 1
1833, Apr. 24
Box 1
1866, Apr. 6
Box 1
1859, Dec. 2
Box 1
1885, Oct. 1
Box 1
1846, Mar. 3
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pre-1870 Newspaper Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Transferred from Perkins Library to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1997 and 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet and Trey McClean

Completed September 9, 1998

Encoded by Don Sechler

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.