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250 Newspapers with Pacific Northwest news  

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Collection of approx. 250 original newspapers from 1755 to 1933, nearly all with articles or information relating to the Pacific Northwest


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Various dates

Various sizes, most in plastic sleeves. Important collection of vintages newspapers giving news pertinent to the history of the Pacific Northwest, assembled over the years by one of the leading newspapermen of the region, John M. McClelland, Jr. He has compiled a detailed listing of the newspapers, with mention of the articles and information relating to Oregon, Washington and surrounding area, adding greatly to the value of the collection. The earliest newspaper, the London Gazette from March 15, 1755, offers bounty for those joining the navy, and for those turning in deserters. The Salem Gazette, 1792, tells of the attack by natives of Capt. Kendrick's vessel and discovery of seven islands in the northwest; Columbian Centinel, 1800, "New ships of Mr. Lyman sailed for the NW coast"; The Balance and Columbian Repository, Oct. 4, 1803, "Expedition expected to leave through the wilderness of Louisiana for the Pacific Coast, lead by Wm. Clark and Mr. Lewis"; New England Palladium, Aug. 6, 1805, Russians are "slowly heading south with a great possibility of causing trouble with the Spaniards"; Eastern Argus, Nov. 6, 1806, "The arrival of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clark and their party in St. Louis Sept. 23. The article is a summary of specific places in the NW where they stayed"; Connecticut Courant, May 12, 1812, "Indians attack a ship at Nootka Sound, killing every one on board except the captain and one more. To save themselves they set fire to the ship killing many Indians"; and many many more. A small number merely state, sadly, "No NW article." The complete, detailed listing is available on request via regular mail. Please call George Fox at PBA Galleries for more information.

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Generally very good condition, though some individual issues exhibit wear.

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