North Star Inventory

 

Volume I

Volume#: I Issue #: XII
Date: Friday, March 17(1848 written in ink at later date); date also given on page 2.
Height: 24-3/4" Width: 18-1/4"
Condition: Poor. Approximately one-fifth of first page is missing. Laminated.
Notes: Frederick Douglass. Two pages separately laminated. We believe the second page is the second page of this issue as it quotes from a letter of March 1, 1848.
Microfilm: Yes
Lead Stories:
• From the Sixteenth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Wilmot Proviso.
• From Parker's Letter on Slavery, Effects of Slavery on Education

Volume III

Volume#: III Issue#:9 Whole No. 113
Height: 24-7/8" Width 18-3/8"
Condition: Excellent. Treated by Suzanne Martin Gramly, Conservator of Paper, The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, October 29, 1996.
Notes: Elaborate masthead featuring etching of an escaped slave with a knapsack following the north star. "Right is of no sex — truth is of no color — God is the father of us all — and all men are brethren." John Dick, printer. Published every Friday.
Microfilm: Yes
Lead Stories:
• Argument of Charles Sumner, Esq. against the constitutionality of Separate Colored Schools.
• From the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society, Our Aim.
• Thirty-First Congress.
• Mason's Fugitive Slave Bill.

Volume IV

Volume#: IV Issue#: 5 Whole No. 161
Date: January 23, 1851
Height: 25" Width: 18-1/4"
Condition: Poor. A lot of tearing along the edges, foxing, and discoloration.
Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves
Notes: Published every Thursday.
Microfilm: Yes
Lead Stories:
• "An Address."

Volume#: IV Issue#: 6 Whole No. 162
Date: January 30, 1851
Height: 25" Width: 18-1/4"
Condition: Fair. Hole in the middle, tearing along edges.
Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves
Notes: William B. Clough, Printer.
Microfilm: No
Lead Stories:
• American Slavery
• Immediate Abolition of Slavery
• Letter from Robert Purvis

Volume#: IV Issue#: 8 Whole No. 164
Date: February 13, 1851
Height: 25" Width: 18-1/4"
Condition: Poor. Big hole in the middle, foxing.
Notes: Published every Thursday.
Microfilm: No
Lead Stories:
• Liberator Soiree in Cochituate Hall

Volume#: IV Issue#: 17 Whole No. 173
Date: April 17, 1851
Height: 25" Weight: 18-1/4"
Condition: Poor. Big hole in the middle.
Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves
Notes: Published every Thursday.
Microfilm: Yes
Lead Stories:
• Speech of Geo. Thompson In Toronto
• Sorrows of Sewing Women

Volume#: IV Issue#: 20 Whole No. 176
Date: May 8, 1851
Height 25" Width: 18-1/4"
Condition: Fair. Foxing, and tearing along right edge.
Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves
Notes: William B. Clough, Printer.
Microfilm: No
Lead Stories:
• The Canal Bill
• Affairs in Haiti
• Lynch Law in California
• Never Despair
• Lady Franklin's Expedition to the Arctic Regions
• Col. Benton and the Majority Principle

Volume#: IV Issue#: 21 Whole No. 177
Date: May 15, 1851
Condition: Treated by Suzanne Martin Gramly, Conservator of Paper, Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, 10/29/96.
Microfilm: No

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