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Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton Literary society," on Friday evening, Febr'y 8th at half past 6 by, J. R. Bullock, Esq, Citizens are invited to attend. N. G. Edwards, Sec. Alton, Feb. 8, 1839. Alton "Telegraph" Office [1839

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton Literary society...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 14.

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be held on Tuesday Evening, Feb. 11, at the Seminary Hall, the following questions, by order of the Society, will come up for debate: - "Has Congress power to abolish slavery in th

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be he...

Slavery.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 15.

Plan de la batalla de Yungay : ganada por el Ejercito Unido-Restaurador sobre las fuerzas de la Confederación Perú-Boliviano el dia 20 de enero de 1839.

Plan de la batalla de Yungay : ganada por el Ejercito Unido-Restaurado...

Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Pen-and-ink and watercolors. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes indexes and note. Col. panor... more

William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bridge & Gay streets, Georgetown D.C.

William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bri...

Cadastral map showing landowners' names. Covers block bounded by Wisconsin Av., N, 31st, and M streets N.W. "Sept. 19th 1839." Title in ink in 2 hands on verso. Pen-and-ink. Soiled and stained. Available also t... more

The Capitol at Washington

The Capitol at Washington

Engraving showing Capitol on hill in background; people and carriages on street in foreground on the road leading to the Capitol; houses on the left. Engraving by M. Osborne after drawing by W.H. Bartlett. On v... more

Map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, railroads, & c.

Map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania exhibiting the post offices, post r...

Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads. [From published bibliography] Scale ca. 1:650,000. Relief shown by hachures. LC... more

Order of exercises at the installation of Rev. Robert Turnbull, as pastor of the Boylston St. Baptist church, Boston, August 25, 1839.

Order of exercises at the installation of Rev. Robert Turnbull, as pas...

Handwritten on verso: 1839. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 56, Folder 39c.

To the public. That regard which every virtuous member of society feels for his character, and a desire to exculpate myself from the false and monstrous charge which the basest malice has brought against me, are my motives for making this appeal

To the public. That regard which every virtuous member of society feel...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 196, Folder 25a.

Abolition frowned down

Abolition frowned down

A satire on enforcement of the "gag-rule" in the House of Representatives, prohibiting discussion of the question of slavery. Growing antislavery sentiment in the North coincided with increased resentment by so... more

Professor Wise, performing a surgical operation in Congress Hall

Professor Wise, performing a surgical operation in Congress Hall

Representative Henry A. Wise, vociferous opponent of the Van Buren administration, is portrayed as a surgeon, operating on Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. The satire refers to the cross-examination of Woodbur... more

The  fairy waltz

The fairy waltz

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

Another satire on the special committee of the House of Representatives investigating Van Buren's Treasury Department. The committee, chaired by James Harlan but dominated by Henry A. Wise of Virginia, centered... more

Albany medical college 1858

Albany medical college 1858

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Hobart & Duthie.

1839. Democratic republican and farmers' prox. For Governor, Nathaniel Bullock, of Bristol. For Lieut. Governor Benjamin B. Thruston of Hopkinton. For Senators [10 names] Dexter Randall. Secretary. Albert C. Greene, Attorney-general. John Sterne

1839. Democratic republican and farmers' prox. For Governor, Nathaniel...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 168, Folder 19.

Order of exercises at the anniversary of Concord literary institution; Thursday, July 18th 1839.

Order of exercises at the anniversary of Concord literary institution;...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 56, Folder 39.

Frankfort, Kentucky. United States of North America, February 25th, 1839. Sir:- The Agricultural society of Kentucky, one of the United States of North America, presented a memorial to the Legislature of that State at its last session praying fo

Frankfort, Kentucky. United States of North America, February 25th, 18...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 22, Folder 13.

Fort Clark am Missouri (Februar 1834)  : sur la Missouri (février 1834) = on the Missouri (February 1834)

Fort Clark am Missouri (Februar 1834) : sur la Missouri (février 1834...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Illus from: Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834 / von Maximilian Prinz zu Wied. Coblenz : J. Hoelscher, 1839-41, tab. 36. D... more

Old Iron Sides on a lee shore The U.S. Frigate Constitution Captn. Elliott, weathering Scilly, on her return from France, with the Hon. Edward Livingston on board on the night of the [Eleventh] of May 1835 / / drawn on stone by A. Hoffy, from a painting by J. Evans ; P.S. Duval, Lith. Philad.

Old Iron Sides on a lee shore The U.S. Frigate Constitution Captn. Ell...

327 U.S. Copyright Office. "Illustrative of a sketch, in the Democratic Review, of May 1839, by the author of "the log of Old Ironsides"." Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1839, by Dow & Duval, ... more

Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Green in that fatal parachute experiment of Mr. Robert Cocking's, July 24th, 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens. And has made twenty-seven ascents with Mr. Green, up to this date, August 24th, 1839 / / G.P. Harding, F.S.A., del. et fecit ; Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen.

Mr. Edward Spencer, born May 8th 1799 who accompanied Mr. Charles Gree...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of solicitor, Edward Spencer, who accompanied balloonist Charles Green on several ascensions. A balloon with an attached parachute is in the background. Printed signature below title... more

Virginia cotillion

Virginia cotillion

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Trust sale of valuable property. Pursuant to several deeds of trust of record in the County Court of Frederick, will be sold on Saturday, the 28th instant, at the tavern-house now occupied by James I. Randolph, in Winchester ... D. W. Barton, T.

Trust sale of valuable property. Pursuant to several deeds of trust of...

Auction.; On verso: $ 1.00 10. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 186, Folder 29.

Map of Georgia & Alabama exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads & c.; by David H. Burr (Late topographer to the Post Office), Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S.

Map of Georgia & Alabama exhibiting the post offices, post roads, cana...

Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads. Scale ca. 1:650,000. From his The American Atlas (London, J. Arrowsmith, 1839) ... more

To the freemen of Rhode-Island. The Executive Committee, appointed by the Liberal convention in July last, for certain reasons, have not till now thought proper to publish their ticker for representatives to the next Congress. We have now the ho

To the freemen of Rhode-Island. The Executive Committee, appointed by ...

Liberal party.; Political campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 168, Folder 18.

A map of the County of Crawford, Pennsylvania.

A map of the County of Crawford, Pennsylvania.

Shows townships, warranty-deed tracts (numbered), real-property tracts with owners' names, towns/villages, roads, canals, streams, and lakes. Hand col. to distinguish townships. In lower margin: Copyright secur... more

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature to raise funds, for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Extra class no: 2 ... Alton, February 1, 1839.

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature t...

Lotteries.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 12.

Principal front of the Capitol, Washington / W.H. Bartlett, R. Brandard.

Principal front of the Capitol, Washington / W.H. Bartlett, R. Brandar...

Engraving showing Capitol building in background; people walking or riding in carriages on Capitol grounds. Image found in N. P. Willis, American Scenery, p. 288, 1839. Engraving by R. Brandard after drawing by... more

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre los paralelos de 32° y 38° norte.

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre l...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows drainage, missions, pueblos, presidios, etc. Prime meridian: Cadiz. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railroad connecting with it, Febr. 1839.

A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railroad conne...

Map of the southeastern United States indicating drainage, relief by hachures, place names, roads, canals in blue, Georgia Railroad in red, "R.R. completed & in progress" in yellow. "R.R. chartered & proposed" ... more

"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition"

"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition"

A commentary on the workings of the January 1839 congressional probe of the Treasury Department in the wake of the Swartwout embezzlement. (See "Price Current" and "Sub Treasurers Meeting in England," nos. 1838... more

Called to account

Called to account

Once more the House of Representatives investigation of Treasury practices under the Van Buren administration in connection with the Swartwout embezzlement scandal. (See above nos. 1839-6 through -9.) The print... more

[Apparatus used to convert electrical energy into mechanical rotation, the basis of dynamos, using bar magnet, beaker of mercury, and current carrying wire] / A.A., del. ; J.B. Taylor, sc.

[Apparatus used to convert electrical energy into mechanical rotation,...

Illus. in: Experimental researches in electricity / Michael Faraday. London : R. and J.E. Taylor, 1839-1855, v. 2, pl. 4. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of... more

An Indian encampment near Fort Niagra, in the time of the Revolution. The boy, Frederick Schermerhorn, is seen to the left, just starting on the periolous race of the gauntlet

An Indian encampment near Fort Niagra, in the time of the Revolution. ...

Illus. in: Priest, The Dutch Prisoner (Albany, 1839), opposite title page. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: B.I.; Torture; Races; Indians Warfare with whites; ... more

The man wot pays no postage

The man wot pays no postage

The man "wot pays no postage" here is Van Buren ally and publicist Amos Kendall. The profits and influence Kendall derived from publication of the administration organ the "Extra Globe" were no doubt increased ... more

Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America.

Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : establishe...

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Facsimile. Original version: W.J. Stone sc. Wash'n. [Washington? : s.n., 1839?]. Includes indexed table of "References." In left upper margin: No. 3036 pric... more

Seat of War.

Seat of War.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Seventh ward beggars

Seventh ward beggars

Print shows President Andrew Jackson holding a kingly scepter and a bag containing $100,000. He sits upon bundles, presumably containing money, labeled "Surplus Fund". Two bankers kiss his feet, while several o... more

Lost!! on Friday or Saturday last, a wallet, containing a number of papers; among which was a note against N. Buckmaster. Also notes against John Mullady, John Chivens, John B. Dyo, Wentworth, Sacket, and others ... Edwin M. Hopping. Alton, Feb.

Lost!! on Friday or Saturday last, a wallet, containing a number of pa...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 13.

Mr. Calhoun- Mr. Van Buren- Texas. As the time when the Convention is to assemble seems to be settled, I propose to discuss the opinions of some leading members of our party, who are likely to receive its nomination ... [Signed] Simenes. [1839?]

Mr. Calhoun- Mr. Van Buren- Texas. As the time when the Convention is ...

Ximenes.; On verso: Texas; 8899. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 231, Folder 22.

Fuegian (Yapoo Tekeenika)

Fuegian (Yapoo Tekeenika)

Natives of Tierra del Fuego. Illus. in: Robert Fitzroy. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages ... London, 1839, v. 2, frontispiece. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracing... more

A brisk gale, bay of New York

A brisk gale, bay of New York

679 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Bennett, Williams James. Southern District of N.Y.: Apr. 1, 1839. Check 500 field.

Symptoms of a duel

Symptoms of a duel

The second of two particularly well-drawn caricatures by the same artist, on the subject of the 1839 congressional probe of Van Buren's Treasury Department. (See above, nos. 1839-6 through -9.) The inquiry was ... more

Mme. Vtor. Hugo / peint par Louis Boullanger ; gravé par Célistin Nanteuil.

Mme. Vtor. Hugo / peint par Louis Boullanger ; gravé par Célistin Nant...

Three-quarter length portrait of Madame Victor Hugo (Adèle Hugo, 1803-1868), standing, facing right. Plate from: L'Artiste (1839). Date based on information from Bibliotèque nationale de France.

Girard Bank. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1839. I am instructed by the Board of directors to transmit to you the annexed account of the proceedings of the stockholders at their annual and adjourned meetings, held on the 5th and 13th instant, the

Girard Bank. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1839. I am instructed by the...

0688 F 6 21 0 46.; Rec. 11-26-46.; $3.50.; On verso: 0688 F 6 21 O 46; {stamp} 6 Copy. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. P... more

A Select Committee of Enquiry hard at work

A Select Committee of Enquiry hard at work

A swipe at the integrity of the House of Representatives committee investigating the Swartwout scandal under Van Buren's administration (see "Price Current" and "Sub Treasurers Meeting in England," nos. 1838-21... more

Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp., 1839.

Prodige de la chimie / Maurisset, del. et sculp., 1839.

French cartoon shows a long line of people, with more arriving by stagecoach and railroad, at a medicine show where a quack with a lion's head, the "Prodige de la chimie," is marketing his hair tonic "De pommad... more

Expenditures of the town of Randolph, from April 1, 1838 to April 1, 1839 ... Randolph, March 27, 1839.

Expenditures of the town of Randolph, from April 1, 1838 to April 1, 1...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 56, Folder 38.

[Officer from the First Troop, Philadelphia, seated by a tent in which a writing desk is visible. A soldier marches with a rifle nearby] / J.R. Smith, 1839, Phila.

[Officer from the First Troop, Philadelphia, seated by a tent in which...

(DLC/PP-1995:140.47) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 47. Title devised by Library staff from inventory. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

Behold! The President of the United States is expected in the 11 o'clock train of cars to-day. The Procession of Democratic citizens will meet in front of the President's Square at 8 o'clock this morning, preparatory to moving towards the railro

Behold! The President of the United States is expected in the 11 o'clo...

On verso: 26 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 196, Folder 25.

Map of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads &c.

Map of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware exhibiting the post offices, po...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich. LC copy sectioned in 8 and mounted on cloth. Printed label on verso: no. 5, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia. LC Railroad maps, 70 Available also... more

Hôtel de Cluny, Paris

Hôtel de Cluny, Paris

Lithograph by Thomas Shotter Boys. Illus. in: Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen & c. London: T. Boys, 1839. Reference copy may be in LOT 4620. This record contains unverified, old data fr... more

Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America /

Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : establishe...

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Also has red-ink lines drawn in some streets to show utility (sewer?) system. Includes indexed table of "References." LC copy missing edge sections, mounted... more

Map of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads, &c.; by David H. Burr (late topographer to the Post Office,) Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S.

Map of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: London and Washington D.C. "Entered according to Act of Congress, July 10th, 1839, by David H. Burr, in the clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Col... more

Gov. Morton's grand march

Gov. Morton's grand march

An allegorical design on the cover of a piano-music composition dedicated to the newly elected Democratic governor of Massachusetts, Marcus Morton. The illustration's central motif is based on the state seal, s... more