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"Some Race Doings," Cleveland Gazette, March 23, 1889

Cleveland_Gazette__March_23_1889_Lillian Lewis.pdf
Reprint from The New York Age in Cleveland Gazette, here given the headline "Some Race Doings," which offers a wide variety of news concerning prominent Black artists and writers – such as opera singer Madam Selika and gossip columnist (here called…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Sep 11, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Sep 11 1886-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say p. 1+3.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe is in ill health" "That the son of Jay Gould, who has been visiting Saratoga, was not introduced to any young lady while there, and…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Dec 4, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Dec 4 1886-7 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
Example of Lillian A. Lewis' society news column "They Say," written under her pseudonym "Bert Islew" for The Boston Advocate (and distinghuished as such from reprints from other publications through the sub-heading "specially reported for the…

"Our Woman's Department," New York Freeman, Jan 9, 1886

1886_New_York_Freeman__January_9_Mossell_Womens Department. Edmonia Lewis mentioned.pdf
This is an exemple of of Gertrude Mossell's "Our Woman's Department," written for New York Freeman, one of the earliest advice columns specifically dedicated to Black women. Above each version, Mossell informs her readers that this column "will be…

The Pine and Palm vol. 1, no. 9, July 13, 1861

BPL_Palm and Pine July 13, 1861_Vol 1 No 4.pdf
An issue of The Pine and Palm (formerly the Weekly Anglo-African, 1859-1861), including an example of the column "All Round the World" (here on p. 3) which ran for about a year and presented the readership of this Black newspaper with snippets of…

The Colored Citizen vol. 3, no. 29, May 19, 1866

AAS_BibID 9567 Colored Citizen.pdf
An issue of the The Colored Citizen, with a special focus on the column "Parlor and Fireside", containing gossip about European celebrities. Credit American Antiquarian Society

The Free Press vol. 1, no. 2, Apr 5, 1868

AAS_BibID 10809 Free Press.pdf
Issue of the Free Press, with special focus on instances of published gossip about politicians from informal sources. Credit American Antiquarian Society

Note to Correspondents, People's Advocate, Sep 25, 1880

1880_Peoples_Advocate_September_25. No Anonymous Gossip.pdf
A note to correspondents that the newspaper is unable to publish any anonymous gossip. Credit Readex: African American Newspapers

"Chit-Chat," Sentinel, Jan 7, 1882

1882_Sentinel_Chit Chat Column.pdf
An example of the gossip column "Chit-Chat," containing short entries reporting about multiple individuals of note. Credit Readex: African American Newspapers

"Miss Edmonia Lewis at Florence," Commonwealth, Oct 21, 1865

1865_Commonwealth_Edmonia Lewis in Florence.pdf
This short article in the column "Artistic" reports the arrival of Edmonia Lewis in Florence through Paris. It adds that she has been received well by other expats and friends, except from one lady from Boston who "declined to received her, --…

Edmonia Lewis' Trunk Stolen, Commonwealth, Aug 12, 1865

1865_Commonwealth_Edmonia Lewis Trunk Stolen.pdf
This short entry quoting the Anglo-African reports that Ada Howard's and Edmonia Lewis' trunks were stolen from their borading-house in Richmond. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

"Male Gossips," The Christian Recorder, Jun 7, 1862

Christian Recorder_1862_Male Gossips.pdf
This article argues that although "[t]he world, especially the masculine part of it, has always had a great deal to say about female gossips" and it is "doubtless" that women are "good talkers," men also gossip and the author confirms the existence…

"Some Interesting Facts," Colored American Magazine, July 1, 1902

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995_gossip about racial background.pdf
This opinion piece written by Cyrus Field Adams about racial mixing states that "[i]t is common gossip in the South that many of the leading families have a strain of Negro blood in their veins." This statement is backed up by the author's intimate…

"The Way of The World New School of Theology," Colored American Magazine, Dec 1, 1904

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995_gossip as bridging gap between races.pdf
This column with three entries reports on: the re-election of EC Morris as the president of the National Baptist Convention, the largest religious organization among persons of color, at its Austin session; the establishment of the "Frederick Douglas…

American Negro vol. 1, no.11, Oct 25, 1890

1890_American Negro_October_25_1890. Full Issue. Foreign Gossip and Gossip reprinted from Harpers Bazaar.pdf
Full issue of American Negrowhere international news is published under a column entitled "Foreign Gossip" (p. 7) and containing a section about European royals reprinted from Harper's Bazaar (p. 2) Credit Readex: African American Newspapers

Gossip (Washington, DC, 1891)

Gossip 1891 Vol 1.1.pdf
This is the first issue of Gossip, published in Washington, DC, in 1891 (a periodical of the same name appeared in New York in 1900). Numbers 1 to 11 are available on microfilm in the Library of Congress. No other copy seems to have survived – nor…

Town Topics. The Journal of Society, magazine published in New York (1885-1937)

Town Topics, published in New York, was "the preeminentsociety gossip magazine in the 1880s and 1890s" (Knight 1055). When William d'Alton Mann took over, he "turned it into a scandal sheet of a brazenness never equaled since" (New York Times). He…

Lillian A. Lewis

Lillian A. Lewis was one of the first women to make a name for herself as a columnist in Black newspapers. Her Column "They Say" appeared first in The Boston Advocate throughout the 1880s. In the 1890s, she became "the society editress of the Boston…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Park Benjamin, October 13

Harvard MS Thr 130_Benjamin.pdf
The letter is addressed to Park Benjamin at The New World Office in NYC. No year is given but it must have been written between 1840 (when The New World entered the newspaper market) and March 1844 (when Park Benjamin stepped down as…

"Rome – Foreign Correspondence of the Boston Post," Boston Post, February 23, 1867

1867_Boston Post, Feb 23, 1867, p. 1 NewspaperArchive_Cushman Hosmer Rome Riding.pdf
A short excerpt from this long report on the US American art market in Rome – the part in which Hosmer and Cushman are described as expert riders whose muscular physique would make men envious – is subsequently reprinted in a number of newspapers,…