Assorted Historical Newspapers Including 1850 Issue of The Liberator Featuring Reportage on the Fugitive Slave Law, Lot of 7

Lot of 7 historical American newspapers, notably including: 

The Liberator. Boston, MA. October 25, 1850. Vol. XX No. 43, Whole No. 1033. 4pp, 18.25 x 24.75 in. Ownership inscription above masthead: "Miss Louisa Simes." With extensive front-page coverage of the Fugitive Slave Act and an article on the "Imprisonment of Colored Seamen." The Fugitive Slave Acto of 1850 had been made law less than a month earlier on September 18th. 

Other newspapers include: 

Gazette of the United States, & Daily Advertiser. Philadelphia, PA. April 1, 1801. Vol. XIX No. 2655. 4pp, 12.75 x 19.75 in. With report from the Sixth Congress. 

Charleston Courier. Charleston, [SC]. June 18, 1807. Vol. V No. 1370. 4pp, 12 x 19.5 in. 

Cincinnati Weekly Gazette. Cincinnati, OH. March 13, 1861. Vol. LXIX No. 39. 4pp, 24.5 x 31 in. Front-page reports on speeches made by William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase. 

Daily Evening Traveller. Boston, MA. January 13, 1862. Vol. XVII No. 242. 4pp, 20.75 x 26 in. 

The Baltimore Gazette. Baltimore, MD. November 3, 1868. Vol. IX No. 1881. 4pp, 21.5 x 30 in. With reports on the 1868 election. 

The Evening News. Baltimore, MD. July 31, 1873. Vol. II No. 75. 4pp, 12 x 18 in. 


The Liberator is toned with a damp stain, some soiling to edges, old creases. 

Others with old creases, tonings, some stains, occasional tears, and worn edges. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us


Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.  

NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com