Fascinating periodical of the time with detailed, often very lengthy articles or series of articles on a great variety of themes relevant to early Americana researchers and collectors.
Hazard, Samuel [ed.] The Register of Pennsylvania. Devoted to the Preservation of Facts and Documents and Every Other Kind of Useful Information Respecting the State of Pennsylvania. January to July, 1831. Philadelphia. Wm. F. Geddes. 1831. 416pp.
*Smith's History of the Province of Pennsylvania
*Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb
*Reports of the Canal Commissioners [Series]
*The Alchemist on Ghosts [Spirits, Spectres, etc.]
*Histories of Bensalem and the Black Lead Mine of Bucks County
*The Geology of Lycoming County
*The Report of the Committee of Internal Improvement and Inland Navigation
*Report of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
*On the Eastern State Penitentiary [History, Treatment, Facilities, Access to Preaching, etc.]
*John Fitch and Robert Fulton [first-hand account]
*On the Sale of Walnut Street Prison
*Report of the Horticultural Society of Pennsylvania [Extensive details of individual important gardens in Philadelphia]
*Case before the Legislature of Pennsylvania Regarding the Practice of Philadelphia Churches Chaining off the Roads in Front of their Churches during Worship to Avoid Noise Interruptions to Worship.
*Obstructions in the Susquehanna River
*Papers Furnished by the Historical Society. History of the Mennonists [ Mennonites ] and Aymenists or Amish by Redmond Conyngham [Original; Series]
*Case in Philadelphia of a Young Black Girl Born Free in America, but Taken as a Slave
*A Report on Lotteries.
*Further Information Relative to the Amish or Aymenist Sect (Obtained from a Member of their Society)
*Report of the Militia of Pennsylvania
*A Hunting Excursion in Pennsylvania
*Report of the Female Association for the Year 1830
*Extensive Census Information which Catalogues "Free Coloured Persons" and "Slaves" by County.
*Wiccaco Church. Charge of Judge Kennedy to the Jury in the Case of the Commonwealth v. Keen and Others [it seems that a church has been implicated in the possible riot and threats to Judge Kennedy]
*An Indian visit between the Menomonee Chiefs and the Governor.
*On Speculation and Book-Making
*The Great Snow Storm [Extensive first-hand accounts]
*A Charge Addressed to the Graduates in Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania at the Public Commencement by William H. De Lancey, Provost.
*Letter from Colonel Pickering on Wyoming Lands
*Sketches of Pottsville
*Rail Road Mania [Railroad Mania]
*Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
*The Moyamensing Protestant Episcopal Day School
*Reminiscences of Pittsburg
*Blackbeard the Pirate
*Outlines of a Plan for a Preparatory School on Fellenberg System
*The House of Refuge of Philadelphia, etc. etc.
Very attractive ex library buckram; one of the better library bindings we have seen. Rather minor ex library marks on interior.