1851 PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER. Mormonism, Negros, P. T. Barnum, Spirit Rapping & Ghosts, etc.
1851 PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER. Mormonism, Negros, P. T. Barnum, Spirit Rapping & Ghosts, etc.
1851 PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER. Mormonism, Negros, P. T. Barnum, Spirit Rapping & Ghosts, etc.
1851 PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER. Mormonism, Negros, P. T. Barnum, Spirit Rapping & Ghosts, etc.
1851 PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER. Mormonism, Negros, P. T. Barnum, Spirit Rapping & Ghosts, etc.

1851 PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER. Mormonism, Negros, P. T. Barnum, Spirit Rapping & Ghosts, etc.

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Very rare entire year of an important Portland, Maine Newspaper with loads of content produced originally for The Portland Transcript. These assemblages of entire runs of newspapers are increasingly rare, and this a wonderful example.

Of special note, issue after issue contain original stories of the bizarre and supernatural and spooky under the heading "Thrilling Tales." Sort of dime novel, early horror content reminiscent of amateur Edgar Allen Poe, etc. I don't recall seeing a section like this in other papers of the period. 

Also includes an extensive review of the first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and multiple articles relative to Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables. 

Elwell, Edward [ed.]. The Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, News, etc. April 19, 1851 - April 10, 1852. Portland. Gould & Elwell. 1851-1852. 414pp.

A Leap for Life. A Tale of Love and Shipwreck | Petition to Make Bleeding – Blood Letting Illegal | Extensive Reviews of the First Edition of The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne | The Mormons of the Great Salt Lake – Their Dancing, etc. | Principal Causes of Decayed Teeth | Inoculation with the Venom of Rattle Snakes | Slavery and the Moloch of Cotton | An Army of Women – Female Warriors of Dahomey Africa | Women in Trousers | A Bride Shipped to Order [Mail-Order Brides] | The Progress of America | The Painter’s Secret by Percy B. St. John – On the artist Charles Dupont | Homeopathy | A Remarkable Presentiment | Female Courage | The Waterford Water-Cure Establishment | Life in California | Puritan Courtship | a California Ghost | A Mormon of Beaver Island Advertises for a Wife | Temperance and Mental Exertion | The Foundling [Orphans] – A Tale of Circumstantial Evidence | Aerolites | Diving for Pearls | Bloomers [Several Articles on the New “Fashion” Trend] | The Soldier Cureno – A Tale of the Mexican Revolution | Horace Greeley on the Great Exhibition | Cannibals in Borneo | Intolerable Working Conditions – Northern Women in Georgia Cotton Mills | Freedom and Independence of the Pulpit | Origin of Odd-Fellows | The Hillotype | P. T. Barnum and Jenny Lind | Seven Florentines Punished for Reading the Bible | Spiritual Rappings [Occult – Spiritualism] | The Stars and the Stripes by C. D. Stuart | The Wearing of the Beard | Confessions of a Murderer | The Maniac Maiden by Emily Page | The Hermit Woman of the Alleghanies | The Liquor Law | A Snoring Wife | An Adventure with Pirates | Short Skirts and Waistcoats | Catching Boa Constrictors | The Hunter’s Wife | A New Flying Ship | The Flagellantes, or Self-Whippers | The Negro – African Race | Lake Mollechunkemunk | Remarkable Automaton Tree | The Total Eclipse | The Slave Trade | Tobacco Spitting | Bustles in Africa | Female Shearing [selling hair for wigs] | Buried Alive – A Thrilling Narrative from the Diary of C. Hodgson | Origin of the Red Men | Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter | A Cure – Not by the Doctors | Female Education | Wonders from California | A Profitable Ghost | The Ziph Language | A Fugitive Slave Tragedy | Indian Cruelty – A Thrilling Incident | The Supernatural – Occult & Ghosts | The Doom of a Tory’s Guard by N. M. Curtis | Physiological Uses of the Beard | Cannibalism in New Zealand | The Man-Balloon | Tragical Encounters with Wolves | The Fortune Teller | The Emigration from Maine | Life in Texas | The Character of Anti-Slavery Men | The Maine Liquor Law | Adventure of a Buffalo Hunt | The Spy of the Delaware: A Tale of the Revolution by Paul Pickle | Latest News from the Planet Venus | Bloomerism – A Latter-Day Fragment by Thomas Snarlyle | Salting the Dead in England | A Bear Captured by Chloroform | Atheism | Paris Under Martial Law – The Slaughter in the Streets |  Chewing the Buyo – A Sketch of the Philippines | Extensive Content on Lajos Kossuth | Legend of the Revolution – The Old Whig and the Old Tory by W. Gilmore Sims | Supernatural [Apparitions] | The Magnetoscope | The Poison-Eaters | Singular Laws of the Puritans | The Bath of Blood – A Thrilling Sketch | Christianity and its Doctrine of Peace | A Trip Up the Mississippi | Life in Africa – The Facetiae of Despotism | Musket Balls through a Body | Curious Mode of Getting a Wife | Indians at Soiree | Fat People | The Maimed Hand – A Thrilling Story | Fragments in China – The Log Book of an Officer [series] | Adventures of a Showman [Circus, Freak Show, Pig-Faced Lady, etc.] | Woman’s Dress – An Old Doctor’s Opinion | Spiritual Communications [Rappings – Séance etc.] | How They Vote in New Mexico | Children Suckled by Wolves | An Execution in California | The Sandwich Islands – Hawaii | Winning the Bride, or Probation by Chess | The Mysteries of a Murder | Review of the First edition of Harriet Beecher Stow – Uncle Tom’s Cabin [Review Dated April 3, 1852 – The Book First Edition, First Printing in March, just weeks before] | The Fatal Shipwreck – A Thrilling Sketch | Lectures of Orestes A Brownson | etc.

Original folio, boards detached, first few leaves tatty. Lacks one leaf, i.e. two pages, viz. 407, 408. Else solid and clean.