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19th century and earlier newspapers

Back in the good old days when I started collecting, my focus for the most part was on materials pertaining to specific subjects. If I discovered an item that fit the criteria of my subject matter then it would be scooped up and added to the collection. As a result my collections contained a multitude of rare and fine books, photos, manuscripts, prints and newspapers. It had never been my intention to collect newspapers as they were just not on my collection ‘radar’ .  There always seemed to be too many books to look at and choose from that newspapers just didn’t attract my attention. The fact is however, I was collecting newspapers or magazines but did not see them as such but rather elements of my growing collection. Contine reading