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Douglass News Inventory

Frederick Douglass, one of the true giants of nineteenth century American history, spent 25 years of his life (1847-1872) here in Rochester, New York. This was his base as he published The North Star, Frederick Douglass' Paper, and Douglass' Monthly. Lavery Library is very fortunate to have original copies of 147 of these influential newspapers. The following descriptive tool is a chronological record of all of the Library's Douglass newspaper holdings.

Image from the North Star newspaper, published by Frederick Douglass

  • The North Star - 8 issues
  • Frederic Douglass' Paper - 111 issues
  • Douglass Monthly - 7 issues
  • New National Era - 21 issues

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The North Star

North Star 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
North Star 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.
North Star Volume IV

Issue 5

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."

Issue 6

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

Issue 8

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

Issue 17

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

Issue 20

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 21

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

Frederic Douglass' Paper

Douglass Paper Volume IV

Volume IV

Issue 27

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 27
Whole No. 183

Date: June 26, 1851

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Erosion in top left corner, some foxing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: "5.00 JW" penciled in top right corner.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories

  • . . . Union in England, and . . . American Slavery
  • Rev. Dr. Pennington
  • The Expounder and the South
  • Call for a National Convention of the Liberty Party

Issue 28

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 28
Whole No. 184

Date: Thursday, July 3, 1851

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Poor. Stain on top of paper, erosion on top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: "JW" penciled in the corner.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • . . . Embrace of American Slavery
  • Excommunication of American Ministers
  • A Juryman Expelled
  • George Thompson at Norristown, Penn.
  • The Fourth of July Celebration

Issue 36

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 36
Whole No. 192

Thursday, August 28, 1851

Height: 27"
Width: 18-3/4"

Condition: Excellent, except for some deterioration of the fold from top to 7-1/2" down. Some of what appear to be ink stains above masthead near subscriber's name.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: JW initials; 5.00 erased. John Thomas, corresponding editor.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Anniversary of West Indian Negro Emancipation
  • The Higher Law
  • First of August in New Bedford
  • Slavery and the Capture of Washington City in 1814
  • Beauties of Slavery
  • Whig Hypocrisy
  • Resolutions Adopted at the Peace Congress
  • The Anti-Slavery Meeting

Issue 37

Volume#: IV
Issue:# 37

Date: Thursday, September 4, 1851

Height:26-3/4"
Weight: 18-1/2"

Condition: Poor. Bad erosion along the right side of the paper, stain on left-hand side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: John Thomas, corresponding editor.

Microform: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Land Freedom - Unalienable Homes for the Millions
  • The Slave Trade
  • Practical Christianity
  • Politics in Ohio
  • Letters from Victor Hugo on American Slavery
  • The Fugitive Slave Law Ripening
  • Colonization and Henry Clay
  • Emancipation in the West Indies
  • Emancipated Slaves
  • Toussaint L'Overture

Issue 40

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 40
Whole No. 196

Date: Thursday, September 25, 1851

Height:26-3/4"
Weight: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good condition except for perforation in the fold.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: JW penciled in the corner of the paper. John Thomas - corresponding editor.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • African Colonization - The Other Side 
  • Slavery in California
  • Elihu Creswell's Will
  • Census Statistics
  • Slaveholding Piety
  • Executions
  • Death by the Garrote

Issue 44

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 44
Whole No. 200

Date: Thursday, October 23, 1851

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good, other than a little foxing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: 6.00 J.W. penciled in the corner; John Thomas - corresponding editor.

Microform: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • 'Trying it on' in Syracuse
  • The Slave-Trade -- Destruction of an American Slave-Steamer
  • Indictments for Treason
  • Liberty Party
  • Sonora
  • Another Arrest for Treason
  • An American View of Colonization
  • The Late Kidnapping Case
  • Toronto Convention

Issue 45

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 45
Whole No. 201

Date: Thursday, October 30, 1851

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Poor. Erosion all the way through paper on top third crease.

Notes: John Thomas - Corresponding Editor

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Hon. Horace Mann
  • Judge Conkling's Decision in the Case of the Rescue of Jerry
Douglass' Paper Volume V

Volume V

Issue 3

Volume#: V
Issue#: 3
Whole No. 211

Date: January 8, 1852

Height: 27"
Width: 19"

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories

  • Speech of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher at the New York . . .
  • Meeting of Colored Citizens
  • An African Roscius

Issue 6

Volume#: V
Issue#: 6
Whole No. 214

Date: Thursday, January 29, 1852

Height:27"
Width: 18-1/4"

Condition: Misfolded. 1/8 top sheet missing at lower right corner.

Notes: John Thomas, Corresponding Editor

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Individual Responsibility
  • Soiree on Behalf of the Fugitives
  • American Slavery
  • Kidnapping and Murder
  • Improvements in Electric Telegraphs
  • One Million Dollars' Reward

Issue 8

Volume#: V
Issue#: 8
Whole No. 216

Date: Thursday, February 12, 1852

Height:25-3/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good. Slight erosion on bottom left corner.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: John Thomas - Corresponding Editor

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Fruits of the Agitation of Kossuth
  • The Free Negroes and Colonization
  • Meeting up of the Dublin A. S. Society
  • The Horrors of Russia
  • A Scene in Boston
  • The Army System in Russia
  • A Prayer for Hungary

Issue 9

Volume#: V
Issue#: 9
Whole No.

Date: Thursday, February 19, 1852

Height: 24"
Width: 19-3/4"

Condition: Good. Extra large issue, with fold on the right.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: John Thomas, Corresponding Editor

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Philadelphia Correspondence
  • Slave Trade and Slavery in Brazil
  • The Heart of a Slaveholder
  • American Slavery
  • Resolutions of the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society
  • The Slave Trade in the District of Columbia

Issue 10

Volume#: V
Issue#: 10
Whole No. 218

Date: February 26, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Shredding around edges.

Notes: John Thomas, Corresponding Editor

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Wendell Phillips, Esq.
  • The New Constitution of France
  • The Slave Trade

Issue 11

Volume#: V
Issue#: 11
Whole No. 219

Date: March 4, 1852

Height: 26-1/2"
Width: 18-1/4"

Condition: Fair. Bottom right corner missing.

Notes: John Thomas, Corresponding Editor

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Fugitive Slave Law
  • Hunting for Freemen
  • The Pro-Slavery Papers
  • The Martyrs of Russia
  • Kossuth and His Generals
  • Intervention and Non-Intervention
  • The Russian Empire

Issue 15

Volume#: V
Issue#:15
Whole No. 223

Date: April 1, 1852

Condition: Fair. Slightly worse than above copy.

Notes: DUPLICATE OF ABOVE ISSUE.

Volume#: V
Issue#: 15
Whole No. 223

Date: April 1, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Large piece missing from bottom right corner.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Jefferson and Slavery
  • Government and Religion Subversive of Slavery
  • Important Testimony to the Maine Law from a Minister-at-Large

Issue 21

Volume#: V
Issue#: 21
Whole No. 229

Date: May 13, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Good. Some erosion on left edge.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Mrs. Stanton's Address
  • The Fatal Slave Case at Columbus
  • The Fugitive Murderer

Issue 29

Volume#: V
Issue#: 29
Whole No. 237

Date: July 9, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Poor. Fading along the middle fold, staining in top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Dialogue Between a Slaveholder and the Bible
  • Anti-Slavery Christians of the United States
  • Letter from Jacob Lybrand

Issue 32

Volume#: V
Issue#: 32
Whole No. 240

Date: July 30, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Stain down the middle.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • From Our Brooklyn Correspondent
  • Letter from William G. Allen
  • A Word from Old Herkimer
  • Case of an Escaped Slave

Issue 33

Volume#: V
Issue#: 33
Whole No. 241

Date: August 6, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Colored Americans - Emigration to Jamaica
  • Proceedings of the Convention at Ithaca

Issue 39

Volume#: V
Issue#: 39
Whole No. 247

Date: September 17, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Poor. Large stains and foxing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Hon. Horace Mann of Mass.

Issue 47

Volume#: V
Issue#: 47
Whole No. 255

Date: November 19, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Good. Large stain on lower left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Marion, N.Y. written on top.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Reply of Henry Ward Beecher
  • Life Among the Lofty

Issue 49

Volume#: V
Issue#: 49
Whole No. 257

Date: November 26, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. A lot of staining across the top.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Life of Daniel Webster

Issue 50

Volume#: V
Issue#: 50
Whole No. 258

Date: December 3, 1852

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Stain on left side, foxing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Slavery, the Crime and Curse of America
  • Slavery in America - Escape of Slaves
  • Colored Persons in Public Conveyance
  • Slave Hunters in Lancaster
Douglass' Paper Volume VI

Volume VI

Issue 3

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 3
Whole No. 263

Date: January 7, 1852

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/4"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Slavery in the United States
  • Slavery and the Slave Trade
  • The Governor of Virginia on the Lemmon Slaves
  • The Duchess of Sutherland's Address

Issue 11

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 11
Whole No. 271

Date: March 4, 1853

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Fair. Slight erosion and staining on left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Stafford House Address
  • Graham vs. Uncle Tom
  • Gerrit Smith's Nurse
  • The Rescue Trials
  • The Liberty Party
  • The Heroic Slave

Issue 23

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 23
Whole No. 283

Date: May 27, 1853

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

Issue 27

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 27
Whole No. 287

Date: June 24, 1853

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Very Good

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: A name is written and crossed out right under Stephen Reeves.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Constitution and the Ballot-Box
  • The Trainer Case

Issue 39

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 39
Whole No. 299

Date: September 16, 1853

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Very Good

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Whole World's Temperance Convention

Issue 40

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 40
Whole No. 300

Date: September 23, 1853

Height: 26"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Proceedings of the Whole World's Temperance Convention

Issue 49

Volume#: VI
Issue#: 49
Whole No. 309

Date: November 25, 1853

Height: 26-1/2"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Fair. A little staining.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Slavery: Colored National Convention
  • Fugitive Slave Law
  • Massachusetts Election
  • Uncle Tom at Barnum's
  • Shocking Scene at an Execution
Douglass' Paper Volume VII

Volume VII

Issue 2

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 2
Whole No. 314

Date: December 30, 1853

Height: 26"
Width:

Condition: Poor. Large piece of bottom right corner is missing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: "5.00 JW" penciled in top left corner.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • An Examination of the Mosaic Laws of Servitude
  • Clergymen of the Africo-Canadian Race

Issue 3

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 3
Whole No. 315

Date: January 6, 1854

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Poor. Large piece of bottom missing, very discolored.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • An Examination of the Mosaic Laws of Servitude
  • The Slavery Question

Issue 4

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 4
Whole No. 316

Date: January 13, 1854

Height: 22-3/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Poor. Bottom section is missing

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • An Examination of the Mosaic Laws of Servitude
  • Frederick Douglass and the Garrisonians
  • Mass Meeting of the Colored Citizens of Chicago

Issue 6

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 6
Whole No. 318

Date: January 27, 1854

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Poor. Discolored and stained; piece of left side missing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • An Examination of the Mosaic Laws of Servitude
  • Frederick Douglass and the Garrisonians
  • Mass Meeting of the Colored Citizens of Chicago

Issue 12

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 12
Whole No. 324

Date: March 10, 1854

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Large stain in top left corner and middle of paper.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of William H. Seward on the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise, in the Kansas and . . .

Issue 14

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 14
Whole No. 326

Date: March 24, 1854

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Large stains on paper.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Congress . . . First Session
  • Land Reform and Gerrit Smith
  • A Capital Reply to the South

Issue 19

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 19
Whole No. 331

Date: April 28, 1854

Height: 26-1/2"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Fair. A little stained.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • American Slavery
  • Caution – Colored Lecturers
  • An Illustration of Slavery

Issue 21

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 21
Whole No. 333

Date: May 12, 1854

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Poor. Discolored, eroded, stained.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Has been laminated; two separate pages.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Gerrit Smith

Issue 30

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 30
Whole No. 342

Date: July 14, 1854

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Very Good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Hon. Gerrit Smith
  • Mrs. Margaret Douglass
  • T. F. Meagher and James Haughton

Issue 42

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 42
Whole No. 354

Date: October 6, 1854

Height: 26-3/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Fair. Large piece of right side missing.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Free Democratic State Convention
  • Independent Mass Convention at Auburn

Issue 43

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 43
Whole No. 355

Date: October 13, 1854

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/4"

Condition: Good, except a lot of the right edge is missing.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Imprisonment and Enslavement of British Colored Seamen

Issue 44

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 44
Whole No. 356

Date: October 20, 1854

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good, except large section of right side is missing.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • A Proposal to Introduce Slavery into Illinois – Its Advantages Discussed – Progress of the Slavery Cause
  • American Slavery
  • A Voice from Indiana
  • The Syracuse Conventions

Issue 45

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 45
Whole No. 357

Date: October 27, 1854

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good, except large section of right side is missing.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Sermon by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher
  • The Domestic Slave Trade

Issue 46

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 46
Whole No. 358

Date: November 3, 1854

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Fate of Sir Franklin and His Companions
  • The Campaign in the Crimea
  • The Great Bear and His Children
  • General Cass’ Speech
  • Chicago Kidnapping Case

Issue 50

Volume#: VII
Issue#: 50
Whole No. 362

Date: December 1, 1854

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good. Slight shredding along right edge.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Legislation of India Respecting Colored People
  • The Slave Trade
  • Arrival of the Canadian
  • Arrival of the Steamship Canada
Douglass' Paper Volume VIII

Volume VIII

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 25
Whole No. 389

Date: June 8, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good. Large stain in top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of John Mercer Langston
  • Sudden Death of Slaveholder
  • The Combat Thickens
  • What Have They Gained?
  • It Never Rains But It Pours

Issue 26

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 26
Whole No. 390

Date: June 15, 1855

Height: 26"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good. Large stain in top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • From Our Boston Correspondent
  • Slavery and the Northern Churches
  • Practical Abolitionism
  • National Know Nothing Convention
  • The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

Issue 27

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 27
Whole No. 391

Date: June 22, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good. Large stain in upper left corner.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Proceedings of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
  • Weighed and Found Wanting
  • Religion Without Humanity

Issue 29

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 29
Whole No. 391 [sic] (No. 393)

Date: July 6, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good. Slight tear on left edge.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Remarks of William H. Seward on the Tariff Question

Issue 33

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 33
Whole No. 397

Date: August 3, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Kansas Swindle
  • Capt. Ford on the Stump!
  • Policy of Restoring the Missouri Compromise
  • Liberty or Despotism – A Letter from C. M. Clay
  • A Letter to Hon. Charles Sumner

Issue 36

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 36
Whole No. 400

Date: August 21, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 19-1/4"

Condition: Fair. Some erosion along both edges.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: The wrong last name is written above Reeves.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Ethiop Before the Convention
  • Letter from Oregon Territory
  • Brother Jonathan Wanting Canada
  • The Indiana Black Law

Issue 37

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 37
Whole No. 401

Date: August 31, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 18-1/2"

Condition: Fair. Slight shredding.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves.

Notes: wrong last name is written above Reeves.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from ‘Cosmopolite’
  • Poems by Phillis Wheatley
  • Prohibition in England
  • The New Stride

Issue 44

Volume#: VIII
Issue#: 44
Whole No. 408

Date: October 19, 1855

Height: 26-1/4"
Width: 19"

Condition: Good. Some staining in upper left corner.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves.

Notes: William Oliver, Printer

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • U.S. Arctic Expedition
  • The Judiciary
  • Emancipation in Kentucky
  • From Our New Haven Correspondent
Douglass' Paper Volume X

Volume X

Issue 28

Volume#: X
Issue#: 28
Whole No. 496

Date: June 26, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Erosion on left side and top.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves.

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • State Temperance Convention
  • Dr. Ross in 1835
  • Letter from Joshua R. Gibbings

Issue 29

Volume#: X
Issue#: 29
Whole No. 497

Date: July 3, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Some erosion on left side.

Subscriber's Name: W. A. Reynolds, Esq.

Notes: 1500 penciled in on top.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • A Short Exercise for the Fourth of July

Issue 30

Volume#: X
Issue#: 30
Whole No. 498

Date: July 10, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Has been laminated.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Boston Correspondence
  • Ichabod Pease: (A Colored Man)
  • Dress Reform Convention
  • Political Preachers
  • Fatal Sunday Fracas in Virginia

Issue 31

Volume#: X
Issue#: 31
Whole No. 499

Date: July 17, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight foxing, little erosion on right side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • New Phase of the Slavery Question
  • Wisconsin Republicanism
  • The Devil’s Politics
  • Late News From Kansas
  • Convention of Colored Men
  • Another Western Baptist University

Issue 32

Volume#: X
Issue#: 32
Whole No. 500

Date: July 24, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing along edges.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Claims of Dagon and of God
  • Spirit of the M. E. Church

Issue 33

Volume#: X
Issue#: 33
Whole No. 501

Date: July 31, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing on top and on left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • From Our New York Correspondent
  • From Our Philadelphia Correspondent
  • Freedom of Speech in Kentucky

Issue 35

Volume#: X
Issue#: 35
Whole No. 503

Date: August 14, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Large amount of foxing along top half.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Anniversary Celebration at Poughkeepsie
  • Revival of the Slavetrade
  • The Importation of Free Negroes
  • Can Negros Pre Empt Lands?
  • A Slave Whipped to Death

Issue 38

Volume#: X
Issue#: 38
Whole No. 506

Date: September 4, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight erosion on top.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Horrid Fate of Dr. Ross’s Slave
  • The Southern Convention
  • National Emancipation Convention

Issue 40

Volume#: X
Issue#: 40
Whole No. 508

Date: September 18, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Preaching the Pure Gospel
  • Who Killed Negro Suffrage?
  • Speech on Hon. N. P. Banks

Issue 42

Volume#: X
Issue#: 42
Whole No. 510

Date: October 2, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Some foxing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • The Cleveland Convention
  • Three New States
  • Politics in Minnesota
  • Let Sectional Agitation Be Allayed
  • A New Slave State
  • Speech of Henry Wilson

Issue 48

Volume#: X
Issue#: 48
Whole No. 516

Date: November 13, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • The Exiled Negroes of Canada
  • The Negroes of Hamilton and Chatham
  • Memorial of the Colored Citizens of Wisconsin

Issue 52

Volume#: X
Issue#: 52
Whole No. 520

Date: December 11, 1857

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight foxing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Fugitive Slave Case in Brooklyn
  • First Public Parade of the Liberty Guard
  • The Mask Taken Off
Douglass' Paper Volume XI

Volume XI

Issue 20

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 20
Whole No. 540

Date: April 30, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Poor. Much erosion along left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: 15.00 penciled at top.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • The Lecompton Constitution for the Slave and Its Increase
  • New York East Methodist Conference
  • How Kansas Receives the News of the Defeat of Lecompton

Issue 21

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 21
Whole No. 541

Date: May 6, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Slight discoloration and some erosion on left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Senator Wade

Issue 22

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 22
Whole No. 542

Date: May 14, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Slight erosion along left side.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Debate on the Negro Bill in the California Legislature
  • The Slave Hunt – The Hunters Baffled.
  • The Southern Convention
  • The Illinois Democracy

Issue 23

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 23
Whole No. 543

Date: May 21, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Slight erosion along left side.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes

Lead Stories:

  • Caucus of Members of the American Tract Society
  • National Compensating Emancipation Society
  • A Voice from a Colored Man
  • The Last Slave

Issue 24

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 24
Whole No. 544

Date: May 28, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Erosion on left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No

Lead Stories:

  • Substance of the Discourse

Issue 25

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 25
Whole No. 545

Date: June 4, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. A lot of tearing on left-hand side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The Fire and Hammer of God’s Word Upon Slavery and Its Abettors

Issue 26

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 26
Whole No. 546

Date: June 11, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Erosion on left along with slight foxing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Very Important From Kansas
  • Revival of the African Slave Trade by France
  • Extract from a Speech by Wendell Phillips, Esq.

Issue 27

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 27
Whole No. 547

Date: June 18, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Erosion on left side.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • From the Hawaiian Islands
  • The African Slave Traffic
  • Progress of Emancipation in Russia
  • The Gen. Lane and Jenkins Affair

Issue 28

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 28
Whole No. 548

Date: June 25, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing around edges.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • U. S. Senate – Special Session
  • Re-Organization of Parties
  • Our Next President
  • The Fugitive Slave Law
  • England and the United States

Issue 29

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 29
Whole No. 549

Date: July 2, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good, except for slight erosion on left side

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: There is a large illustration at the top of the paper (it is a picture of the new railroad for Broadway).

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Administration and Congress
  • The Catholic Church and Slavery
  • Mass Meeting of Colored Citizens in New Bedford
  • A Kentucky View of Senator Sumner’s Case
  • Dr. Kirk’s Platform

Issue 30

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 30
Whole No. 550

Date: July 9, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing along left side.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Judge Taney in Former Times
  • The Republican Party and Slavery
  • Exciting Times in the Canadian Parliament
  • Lynch Law in Maryland – A Man and Woman Tarred and Feathered

Issue 31

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 31
Whole No. 551

Date: July 16, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Erosion and foxing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: E. R. Woodhall crossed out on right side; Stephen Reeves written on left.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Henry Ward Beecher’s Fourth of July Address at Brooklyn
  • A Fourth of July Blast from Caleb Cushing
  • A Plea for Slavery in London Times

Issue 32

Volume#: XI
Issue#: 32
Whole No. 552

Date: July 23, 1858

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing along left edge.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: 10.00 written in pencil, but erased, at the top.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • New York Central College
  • Liquor and Libel
  • A New Treaty on the Slave Trade
Douglass' Paper Volume XII

Volume XII

Issue 7

Volume#: XII
Issue#:
7
Whole No. 579

Date: January 28, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Bad erosion in top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: 10.00 penciled, but erased, on top.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The World’s Anti-Slavery Movement – Its Heroes and Its Triumphs
  • The Amistad Case – Interesting History

Issue 20

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 20
Whole No. 592

Date: April 29, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Discoloration and erosion along left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Oberlin Rescue Case
  • Anti-Slavery Prayer Meeting
  • Slave-Hunting
  • Emigration to the West
  • Conviction of Van Tuyl, the Kidnapper
  • Improvements in the South

Issue 22

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 22
Whole No. 594

Date: May 13, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight erosion on left side

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: 10.00 penciled, but erased, on top.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • A Slave Girl’s Narrative
  • The Oberlin Rescue Case
  • Them ‘For Fugitive Slaves Law’ Advocates
  • Articles of the Philadelphia Indian Aid Association
  • Slavery in Cuba

Issue 23

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 23
Whole No. 595

Date: May 20, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good, except for slight erosion along the left edge.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The American Tract Society
  • Church Anti-Slavery Society
  • N. Y. Colonization Society
  • The Ohio Rescue Cases

Issue 24

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 24
Whole No. 596

Date: May 27, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good, except for some erosion along left-hand edge.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The Deceptive African Civilization Society
  • The Oberlin Rescue Case

Issue 25

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 25
Whole No. 597

Date: June 3, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight erosion along left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Henry Ward Beecher

Issue 29

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 29
Whole No. 601

Date: July 1, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight erosion along left side.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Kidnapping in Pennsylvania
  • Death of Dr. Bailey, Editor of the National Era
  • Testimony of the Covenanters
  • The True Position of the Republic Party to American Slavery
  • Letter from Senator Douglas on the Presidency

Issue 30

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 30
Whole No. 602

Date: July 8, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The African Civilization Society
  • The Doy Trial
  • New Hampshire on the Slavery Question
  • Voice of the Free Will Baptists
  • An Appeal

Issue 32

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 32
Whole No. 604

Date: July 22, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The Deceptive African Civilization Society
  • The Welcome at Oberlin
  • The Kidnapping and the Oberlin Rescue Cases
  • The Rescuers Resolves
  • The M. E. Church and Slavery

Issue 34

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 34
Whole No. 606

Date: August 5, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very good. Small rip in left top corner.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Dimmock Charlton
  • Sermon at Tremont Temple by a Colored Preacher, Rev. J. S. Martin
  • The Negro Has No Rights
  • Anderson Jennings, The Slaveholding Christian
  • A Correspondence on Slavery
  • The Next House of Representatives

Issue 35

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 35
Whole No. 607

Date: August 12, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slightly darkened.

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Religion of Reason
  • Re-Opening the Slave-Trade
  • Prof. Felton Denies That He Is a Spiritualist
  • England and Slavery

Issue 36

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 36
Whole No. 608

Date: August 19, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • West India Emancipation
  • The Late Horace Mann
  • John Mitchell Gone Home
  • Helper’s Impending Crisis of the South

Issue 37

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 37
Whole No. 609

Date: August 26, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Top right corner missing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning. Scribbling on top left corner.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Lord Brougham on West India Emancipation
  • Another Slave Lost – The Union in Danger
  • Reformed Presbyterian on the Slave Trade
  • The Slave System of Missouri
  • Crispus Attucks: Once a Slave in Massachusetts

Issue 38

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 38
Whole No. 610

Date: September 2, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • On the Fourteenth Query of Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Virginia

Issue 42

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 42
Whole No. 614

Date: September 30, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Slavery in Africa
  • Senator Trumbull in Ohio
  • Hayti [sic] and Colored Emigration
  • Slavery Excitement in Texas

Issue 43

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 43
Whole No. 615

Date: October 14, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Babylon’s Pride and Doom
  • Letters from the Old World
  • The Case of Dimmock Charlton

Issue 44

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 44
Whole No. 616

Date: October 21, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The African Civilization Society
  • Rev. J. W. Loguen as a Slave and as a Freeman
  • The Underground Railroad Co.

Issue 45

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 45
Whole No. 617

Date: October 28, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very Good. Slight tear in top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The Insurrection in Virginia
  • Who is Brown, the Leader?
  • Form of Commission
  • Constitution and Ordinance of the Provisional Government

Issue 46

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 46
Whole No. 618

Date: November 4, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight discoloration.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Defense of William Still
  • The Insurrection in Virginia

Issue 47

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 47
Whole No. 619

Date: November 11, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The Lesson of the Hour
  • Old Brown and Gov. Wise

Issue 48

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 48
Whole No. 620

Date: November 18, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Important Political Document – The Bates Manifesto
  • Mrs. Child, Gov. Wise, and John Brown
  • The Virginia Insurrection
  • Will Rev. A. Pryne Answer?

Issue 49

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 49
Whole No. 621

Date: November 25, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slightly discolored.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letters from William J. Watkins
  • Letter to Gov. Wise
  • A Newport Girl in a New Orleans Slave Pen
  • Opening of the Anglo-African Reading-Room

Issue 50

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 50
Whole No. 622

Date: December 2, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very good.

Notes: “J” crossed off on top, and S. Reeves written instead; has been shrink-wrapped and mounted on board so only front page is visible.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The John Brown Invasion

Issue 51

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 51
Whole No. 623

Date: December 9, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Execution of Freedom Martyr
  • A Position of Difficulty

Issue 52

Volume#: XII
Issue#: 52
Whole No. 624

Date: December 16, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Small tear on upper right side.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • John Brown’s Invasion
  • Robbery of the Mails by Authority
  • Wendell Phillips in Philadelphia
  • Our National Trophies
Douglass' Paper Volume XIII

Volume XIII

Issue 1

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 1
Whole No. 625

Date: December 23, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Some foxing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Martyr’s Burial

Issue 2

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 2
Whole No. 626

Date: December 30, 1859

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing on right edge.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: 15.00 penciled at top.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Slavery Liturgy
  • John Brown Meeting in Detroit
  • John Brown Meeting in Buffalo
  • Victor Hugo on John Brown

Issue 10

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 10
Whole No. 634

Date: February 24, 1860

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair. Discoloration and foxing.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Struggle for Freedom
  • Report on Personal Liberty

Issue 11

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 11
Whole No. 635

Date: March 2, 1860

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Fair.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • A Struggle for Freedom
  • Cincinnati Letter
  • To the Friends of Humanity Everywhere

Issue 16

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 16
Whole No. 639

Date: March 30, 1860

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight tearing at top.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • The Senatorial Inquisition
  • The Choctaw Mission
  • Discovery of a New Cotton Region in Africa
  • The Final Act in the Tragedy
  • The Blind Negro Pianist
  • Out of His Own Mouth

Issue 17

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 17
Whole No. 640

Date: April 6, 1860

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Slight foxing.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Hudson River Incidents
  • The Halifax Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society
  • A Radical Anti-Slavery Resolution in Congress
  • Infamous Attempt to Kidnap Free Negroes from Chicago

Issue 18

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 18
Whole No. 641

Date: April 1, 1860

Height: 22"
Width: 16"

Condition: Good. Small tear in top left corner.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: Yes.

Lead Stories:

  • Exciting Scene in Congress
  • Negro Burning
  • The American Slaver Orion
  • Letter From Mr. Loguen to His Former Mistress
  • The War in Kentucky
  • Abolition of Capital Punishment

Issue 22

Volume#: XIII
Issue#: 22
Whole No. 645

Date: May 11, 1860

Height: 22"
Width: 15 ½"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: S. Reeves

Notes: Published every Friday morning.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Garrisonian Ultras
  • Rendition of Two Fugitive Slaves
  • The Fugitive Slave Case at Troy
  • The Negro-Market in Savannah
  • Proposed New Territories

Douglass Monthly Inventory

Douglass' Monthly - Volume III

Volume III

Issue VII

Volume#: III
Issue#: VII

Date: December 1860

Height: 13”"
Width: 9 ¾"

Condition: Fair. Triangle-shaped piece missing from right middle.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: pgs. 369-384

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Equal Suffrage Defeated
  • Dr. Cheevek in Glasgow

Issue VIII

Volume#: III
Issue#: VIII

Date: January 1861

Height: 14"
Width: 9 ¼"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: pgs. 385-400

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Boston Mob of December, 1860

Issue IX

Volume#: III
Issue#: IX

Date: February 1861

Height: 13 ½"
Width: 9 ½"

Condition: Poor. Badly faded with much erosion on left side.

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: pgs. 401-416

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Union and How To Save It
Douglass' Monthly Volume IV

Volume IV

Issue III

Volume#: IV
Issue#: III

Date: August 1861

Height: 13 ½"
Width: 9 ¾"

Condition: Fair. Discolored with some rippage in the middle fold.

Notes: pgs. 497-512

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The War and Slavery

Issue IV

Volume#: IV
Issue#: IV

Date: September 1861

Height: 13 ½"
Width: 9 ¾"

Condition: Good. Piece of left top corner missing.

Notes: pgs. 513-528

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Progress of the War

Subscriber's Name: Stephen Reeves

Notes: pgs. 401-416

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Union and How To Save It

Issue VII

Volume#: IV
Issue#: VII

Date: December 1861

Height: 13 ½"
Width: 9 ½"

Condition: Fair. Significant fold in the middle.

Subscriber's Name: Mrs. Isaac Post.

Notes: pgs. 561-576

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Memorial of the People to Congress
  • The Situation
  • The Approaching Congress
Douglass' Monthly - Volume V

Volume V

Issue III

Volume#: V
Issue#: III

Date: August 1862

Height: 13 ½"
Width: 9 ½"

Condition: Fair. Significant fold in the middle.

Notes: pgs. 689-804

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

    • The Slaveholders Rebellion

 

New National Era Inventory

New National Era - Volume 1

Volume I

Issue 45

Volume#: I
Issue#: 45

Date: November 17, 1870

Height: 26 ¾"
Width: 20"

Condition: Some staining on top.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letters from the People
  • National Labor Union
  • Sentence of the Colored Cadet, J. W. Smith
  • The President and Mr. Cox – Why Mr. Cox Left the Cabinet
New National Era - Volume 2

Volume II

Issue 8

Volume#: II
Issue#: 8

Date: March 2, 1871

Height: 26 ¼"
Width: 20"

Condition: Poor. Very tattered and discolored.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Province of Biography
  • Letter from Raleigh, N.C.
  • A. T. Stewart As He Is
  • Lincoln’s Birthday

Issue 11

Volume#: II
Issue#: 11

Date: March 23, 1871

Height: 26 ¾"
Width: 20"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor and Publisher.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • General Butler Declines to Serve on the Commission
  • The Riots and Murder at Meridian, Mississippi
  • Ku-Klux Raid in Rutherford County

Issue 16

Volume#: II
Issue#: 16

Date: April 27, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Good. Some foxing.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: 10.00 penciled in top right corner.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Colorado
  • Georgia
  • The Ku-Klux Bill
  • Santa Domingo – The Case Stated
  • A Colored Public Man

Issue 25

Volume#: II
Issue#: 25

Date: June 29, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Very good. Slightly faded.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass, Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Sketch of the Hon. Geo. L. Mabson of North Carolina
  • The Future of the Negro in America
  • The Longshoremen of Baltimore
  • Nasby on the New Departure
  • The Count de Chambord
  • Chase and Vallandigham

Issue 26

Volume#: II
Issue#: 26

Date: July 6, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: 10.00 penciled in top right corner.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Philadelphia
  • Letter from Mississippi
  • Educating the Negro
  • The Civilization of the Halter
  • Congressional Candidate

Issue 28

Volume#: II
Issue#: 28

Date: July 20, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Small hole in middle.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Vermont
  • What Constitutes a Carpet Bagger
  • The Riot in New York
  • How a Political Bargain Is Said To Have Been Made Twenty Years Ago

Issue 39

Volume#: II
Issue#: 39

Date: October 5, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: 5.00 penciled in top right corner.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Havana
  • The Colored Convention
  • The Ku-Klux Organizations
  • The Last Intrigue
  • Virginia State Republican Convention

Issue 47

Volume#: II
Issue#: 47

Date: November 30, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor, 10.00 penciled in top right corner.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Philadelphia
  • Oberlin
  • Letter from Mattoon, Ill.
  • The Thunderer on General Grant’s Administration
  • John H. Morris
  • The Ku-Klux in Jail
  • Renomination of General Grant
  • The Victory of the People (re: Tammany)

Issue 48

Volume#: II
Issue#: 48

Date: December 7, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Denver, Colorado
  • Letter from Richmond
  • An Explanation
  • Mr. Schurz on Civil Service Reform
New National Era - Volume 3

Volume III

Issue 2

Volume#: III
Issue#: 2

Date: December 7, 1871

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Thaddeus Stevens
  • Letter from Mississippi
  • Letter from Washington
  • Letter from Texas
  • Equal Rights

Issue 3

Volume#: III
Issue#: 3

Date: January 25, 1872

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Staining in the creases.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner on Equal Rights, in the Senate, Monday, January 15, 1872

Issue 4

Volume#: III
Issue#: 4

Date: February 1, 1872

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Very good.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • John Jay
  • Letter from Indiana
  • The Assailants of the Civil Rights Bill
  • Civil Rights
  • Letter from Philadelphia
  • Depugh vs. Protection

Issue 14

Volume#: III
Issue#: 14

Date: April 11, 1872

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Small hole in middle; shredding along right edge.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: 10.00 penciled in at top.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letters to the People – No. 2
  • Letter from Florida
  • Letter from Arkansas
  • Letter from a Black Woman
  • The Story of Captain Boone
  • The Indian Territory

Issue 19

Volume#: III
Issue#: 19

Date: May 16, 1872

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. A lot of discoloration.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • The Board of Health and the Colored Churches
  • Lincoln University
  • Mixed Schools Allas Social Equality

Issue 26

Volume#: III
Issue#: 26

Date: July 4, 1872

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Tearing in the center.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: Frederick Douglass – Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • A Converted Greeleyite
  • Swindling Royalty
  • Grant or Greeley
  • The Sunday Question
  • Andrew Johnson Defines His Position
  • Good Girl

Issue 39

Volume#: III
Issue#: 39

Date: July 4, 1872

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Discolored, tearing on top

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Arkansas
  • The Colored Democracy in Convention
  • The Political Situation
New National Era - Volume 4

Volume IV

Issue 13

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 13

Date: April 3, 1873

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Poor. Discolored and tattered. Portions missing or crumpled along creases.

Subscriber's Name: A. Post.

Notes: Lewis H. Douglass and J. Sella Martin, Editors.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Personnel of the Mississippi Legislature
  • Letter from Ohio
  • Equal Rights
  • Letter from Arkansas
  • Anti-Slavery Mass Meeting in Wyandotte
  • Preparing for Defeat
  • Senator Sumner
  • A Visit to Sebastopol

Issue 15

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 15

Date: April 17, 1873

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Right edge slightly shredded, slightly discolored.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Notes: 5.00 penciled in top right corner.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Ohio
  • Letter from Mississippi
  • Letter from Macon
  • Recollections of Frederick Douglass

Issue 18

Volume#: IV
Issue#: 18

Date: May 8, 1873

Height: 27"
Width: 20"

Condition: Fair. Badly discolored and stained.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Letter from Our Cincinnati Correspondent
  • A Brilliant Wedding
  • Letter from Texas
  • Letter from Boston
New National Era - Volume 5

Volume V

Issue 3

Volume#: V
Issue#: 3

Date: January 22, 1874

Height: 26 ¾"
Width: 20"

Condition: Badly discolored.

Subscriber's Name: Amy Post (faded).

Notes: Title changed to New National Era and Citizen. Lewis H. Douglass, Editor.

Microfilm: No.

Lead Stories:

  • Communications from the States and Territories
  • The Agricultural Land Scrip and the Colored People
  • Hon. R. B. Elliott
  • Colored Children and the School