THE MAGNOLIA WEEKLY—A HOME JOURNAL OF LITERATURE & GENERAL NEWS

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Dated Richmond, VA., April 30, 1864. Vol 11-No. 31. 8pp., 11.5”  x 16, four columns. Inked name on front cover right margin—“Miss Sara Hooper.”  Exhibits fold marks, light fading & yellowing, yellowing chipping at the extremities. Else VG & entirely legible.

Established in 1863, published through 1865, the Magnolia Weekly   was “devoted to the encouragement and dissemination of southern Literature, embracing Romance, biography, Poetry and Miscellany.”

This issue features on its front page a serial continuation of Charles Dicken’s famed novel “A TALE OF TWO CITIES.”  As well as a serialization of “A Tale” by Tancred Tanker. Includes advertisements for Smith & Barrows Monthly magazine & and The Southern Literary Messenger…”the only established journal of standard literature in the Confederacy.” Along with entertainingly feisty anti-Yankee editorials.

An interesting Literary journal from war-time Richmond.  [jp][ph:L]

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