Harper’s Weekly July 24 1858 - wine growing (Ohio) and Gold Rush (Canada)

Vol. II – No. 82]     Saturday, July 24, 1858    [Price Five Cents

 ‘A Journal of Civilization’ that gives a nice snapshot of the times. Packed with images. Of note in this issue is article on wine growing on Ohio, and a set of cartoon illustration dealing with the latest Gold Rush in Canada.

Great images!

Front page image: “Dr. John W. Francis – [Photographed by Brady]”.

Table of Contents:

  1. John W. Francis with a portrait
  2. Jenny’s Cradle
  3. Editorials
  4. The Lounger
  5. The City and Country Horse, with two fine illustrations
  6. Travel Notes in Bible Lands, with two fine illustrations
  7. Literary
  8. Domestic Intelligence
  9. Foreign News
  10. Nicholas Longworth, of Cincinnati, and the vineyards of Ohio, with portrait and four fine illustrations
  11. My first and last novel
  12. Bulwer’s “What will He do with it?” – Continued
  13. The United States Sloop-of-War “Macedonian” with an illustration
  14. The Tomb of the Emperor Napoleon, with an illustration
  15. Maggie Gray.
  16. MIscellany
  17. Things Wise and Otherwise
  18. Market and Financial Reports
  19. Comicalities

Inside images:

  • The City Horse (½ page, signed A. Hoppin)
  • The horse in the Country (½ page, signed A. Hoppin)
  • Telling a story from the Arabian Nights (small)
  • Old Church of St. John at Pergamos (½ page)
  • Nicholas Longworth Esq. [Photographed by Porter, of Cincinnati.] (½ page)
  • Residence of Mr. Longworth (small)
  • Mr. Longworth’s Wine-Cellars – The Wine-Press (⅓ page)
  • Mr. Longworth’s Vineyard, near Cincinnati (⅓ page)
  • Mr. Longworth’s Wine-Cellars – Corking the Bottles (⅓ page)
  • The United States Sloop-of-War “Macedonian” (small)
  • Longwood - The tomb of the Emperor Napoleon at St. Helena (½ page)

Back pages has twleve small cartoons, pictorial history:

                     “ADVENTURES OF A GOLD HUNTER”
In view of the approaching rush to the Frazer River Diggings, we have directed our Artist to give the following Pictorial Narrative of the Adventures of our friend JOLLY GREEN Esq. who, as is known, was one of the first Adventurers to California.
 

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Light toning top and right edges. Light horizontal fold, some light creasing LR corner.

Paper bit distressed at left where bound in volume. Some detachment front and back pages along spine. Couple tiny tears. Water stain right side part of pages.

16 pages (#465-480).

16 ⅜” x 11 ⅜”

(Ships in large cardboard envelope)

 

USS Macedonian

Assigned as part of the East India Squadron under command of Captain Joel Abbot, was one of the ten American ships entering Edo Bay, Japan, on 13 February 1854 during Perry's second visit to negotiate the opening of Japan to foreign trade, remaining as part of the show of force under the Convention of Kanagawa signed at Yokohama on 31 March 1854.

Macedonian remained on patrol in the North Pacific for the next three years. Then, from 1857 to 1861 she served with the Home Squadron in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

The Fraser Gold Rush

In 1858 at least 30 000 gold seekers flooded the banks of the Fraser River from Hope to just north of Lillooet in British Columbia's first significant gold rush. Although short in duration, the Fraser Rush had a significant impact on the area's Aboriginal peoples.

In 1858 at least 30 000 gold seekers flooded the banks of the Fraser River from Hope to just north of Lillooet in British Columbia's first significant gold rush. Although short in duration, the Fraser Rush had a significant impact on the area's Aboriginal peoples. It also caused the nonsovereign territory of Britain known as New Caledonia to be quickly established as the colony of British Columbia in order to deal with the massive influx of foreign miners.

Unlike the Cariboo Gold Rush (1860-63), which attracted many Canadians, the Fraser Rush was an extension of California mining society.

By 1858, placer mining in California had depleted free gold and miners accustomed to the glory days of the California Rush were marginalized by capital intensive hydraulic mining. A large unemployed class leapt at the chance to join the rush to the "New Eldorado."

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