1869 MORRIS NY OTSEGO County Small Town Newspaper

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  • Sold Date: Jan 22, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
~ 1869 MORRIS NY OTSEGO County Small Town Newspaper ~

Always listing interesting local history items for folks who love history and genealogy. Currently I'm listing interesting paper items & books for New York State, and tonight is the first night of another OTSEGO COUNTY NY THEME WEEK .
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This is a 5-day auction ending Monday night, January 22.
For your consideration is a rare original May 4, 1869 issue of "Otsego Chronicle" newspaper, Vol. 3, No. 5, published in Morris, NY by William A. Smith. The paper later became the "Morris Chronicle." If you're from this area, this paper is worth your consideration as historical documentation for general regional news. This might be one-of-a-kind now. My research turned up none of this particular issue in original or microfilm in NYS institutional collections, and no papers of this title from 1869. This newspaper continued on as The Morris Chronicle (see my other listings). Unlike issues a decade later, this is lighter in gossipy news.
SAMPLE CONTENTS:
* "Local Matters" - stated that this is the last paper to be edited by the current proprietor; Hiram Barton's barn fire in Burlington; vandals paint vile epithets on the outside of a church over in Decatur; new organ arrives at the Morris M.E. church;
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