1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales
1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales
1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales
1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales
1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales
1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales

1837 NATIONAL ATLAS WEEKLY. 10 Year Old Hanged, Abolition, Indian Wars, New York Riots, Fairy Tales

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A superb volume of The National Atlas. It was an ambitious periodical, soliciting content [both fiction and non-fiction] from some of the most important authors of the day and lavishly illustrated with original woodcuts.

This particular issue containing important pieces of Americana including a detailed account of the hanging of a 10 year old for arson, whaling, wars with the Indians in Florida, etc. 

The National Atlas, and Tuesday Morning Mail. A Weekly Periodical for the Parlour. January 31, 1837 through July 25, 1837. Philadelphia. Samuel C. Atkinson. 1837.  410pp.

Contents include:

*The Pirate & the Cruiser [Lengthy; Bluebeard]

*Description of Possible Travel by Underground in Carriages that Fit an Air-Tight Tube

*Select Speeches of Windham & Huskisson

*Abolition in the House of Representatives [Adoption of Mr. Hawes of Kentucky's Resolution on Slavery and Abolition]

*The Lynchburg Robbers

*Eating Horse Flesh in Paris

*A Party of Forty Indians Capture 9 Negroes at St. Johns

*New Orleans Attempts to Hire the Tennessee Volunteers

*Adventures in the Life of a Bachelor. The Duel

*The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers [A Poem]

*A Malthusian Cat

*Congressional Proceedings on Michigan Statehood

*On the Probability of War between Mexico and the United States

*On the Character and Effects of the State by Richard Evans.

*Whaling - A Whale Chase on the Coast of Africa [extensive]

*The Foundling [Irish Orphans; The Irish are spoken ill of routinely throughout]

*Fashion Versus Eyesight [on the danger of Bonnets lined with any other color than black, grey, blue, or green]

*Mormon Currency [Mormon banks, money, "Jo Smith" . . . i.e. Joseph Smith, etc.]

*Assassination Attempt on Louis Phillippe, King of France

*The Flying Dutchman - A Nautical Legend

*Alethea - From a Celtic Parchment, Anno 3900. Translated by N. C. Brooks [Extensive]

*On the Recollection of Earthly Affairs by Departed Spirits by William Cowper [in a letter to Mrs. Cowper]

*Great Riots in New York! [Riots over inflation on Bread, Meat, Rent, and Fuel]

*An Address Written and Delivered by Robert Hamilton at the Chesnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia, and Delivered on Occasion of the Benefit of the Association for the Relief of Disabled Firemen

*A Description of the City of Peking, China [lengthy]

*Notice of the Automatic Musket Proposed by Baron Hacket as an Improvement of that of Cochrane, Hall, & Colt [details of how it functions]

*Battle of General Jessup and "Alligator" Leading to the Surrender of the Indians under Jumper and Alligator. During the surrender, 50 negroes, 250 ponies, and 1000 head of cattle were also recovered.

*The Miser of Padua [an Irish story]

*The New York Mob

*Letters from Illinois by G. B. Perry / Freeman Perry, Esq. [Extensive Series]

*The Texas Volunteers

*General Jessup Defeats Indian Chief Cooper and Kills His Son

*Texan News [regular appearance]

*Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson

*The Great West

*President Martin Van Buren's Inaugural Address

*History of Ismayl and Maryam; an Arabian Tale [lengthy]

*Animal Magnetism [ Quack Medicine; Mesmerism; Trances, etc. ]

*Thubber-Na-Shie; Or, The Fairy Well [A very early "fairy tale," in series, pre-dating George MacDonald, etc.]

*Battle of the Fur Traders with the Indians near the Rocky Mountains

*Riots in Troy, New York

*Ireland and the Irish Rebellion of 1798

*The Tory's Daughter - A Tale of the Revolution

*For the Ladies - Behaviour of Females in Company

*Spies in New York

*The Alchymist [lengthy]

*Civil and Religious Liberty

*John Fitzpatrick's Trial for Murder

*The Hopkinton Assassin [ serial killer ]

*On National Glory

*The Trial of James Moran for Murder on the High Seas

*Desultory Remarks on the Rise, Progress, &c. of Fictitious History [Revisionist History] by Charles Bird Barrett [lengthy]

*Texas [Alamo; Crockkett, Travis, Bowie, etc.]

*More Murders by Straggling Indians in Florida; graphic description of Indians breaking in and shooting children in the head, etc.

*For the Ladies - Duties of Brothers and Sisters

*Is a Free or Despotic Government Most Conducive to Human Happiness?

*Recollections of a Night Fever [Rare very early imprint of a horror story by George Soane [1789-1860]

*For the Ladies - Rule sfor Young Ladies who Sing - Domestic Duties of Girls - Female Beauty in France

*The Prospect of War with Mexico

*Attempt on the Life of Judge King

*Proclamation of Joseph Ritner [refusing to print more money]

*The Execution of Moran for Murder on the High Seas

*Mutiny in the Texan Camp

*An Incident at a Texan Ball

*Oh! Where do Fairies Hide their Heads, by Thomas Haynes Bayly

*Connor M'Gloghlin. A Tale of the Lower Shannon [Ireland]

*Riot in Boston

*Emigration of Foreign Paupers

*Swearing on the Horns at Highgate, England [343]

*The Hanging of a 10 Year Old and 13 Year Old for Arson

*Battle with the Indians in Texas

*The Florida War [many articles]

*It's My Luck. An Irish Sketch by L. C. Ball

*A Balloon Adventure at Night [Hot Air Balloon]

*Pugilist Combat

*House of Rothschilds, etc. etc. 

Woodcuts include: Washington Inn - Holmesburg, PA; Harbor and Custom House of Dublin; The Insane Hospital - Boston; Zion Church - Philadelphia; Pulpit on the Mosque of Omar - Jerusalem; Interior of Zwinger Palace - Dresden; Skeleton of an Indian Lodge; Boston State House and Common; St. John's Chapel - New York; Hopkinson Mill - New Jersey; Birth-Place of Shakespeare; French House of Peers during the Trial of the Ex-Ministers; Tivoli Italy; East View of the Chruch of Notre Dam; Palace of the Duke of Orleans - Paris; Basin at Easton - Pennsylvania; STirling Castle - Scotland; The Colosseum - Rome; River Thames and City of London; St. Mark's Place - Venice; Persian Entertainment; Rotonde, Passage Colbert at Paris; Palace of the Tuileries - France; Merchant's Hotel - Philadelphia [216]; Schaffhausen - Switzerland; Tomb of Abelard and Helois - Paris; Ohio River Near Wheeling - Virginia; The Vermilion Tower, Grenada - Spain [248]; Interior of Henry VII.th Chapel - Westminster Abbey; Bridge over the Schuykill at Reading Pennsylvania [263]; The Medical College of Ohio [279]; The State House in Hartford - Connecticut [313]; Head of the Pennsylvania Canal - Easton [329]; No-Amon - Thebes. Portico of the Great Temple at Karnak; Canals Locks at Manayunk - Near Philadelphia [361]; West-Town Boarding School [392]

Wonderful grouping of nearly six full months. One leaf with loss at edge affecting a few words; some corners dog-eared; one page printed at an angle impacting a few words. Final few leaves disbound.