The American review of history and politics, and general repository of literature and state papers.
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Philadelphia : Printed for Farrand and Nicholas, 1811-1812.
In each vol. the appendix, consisting of state papers, etc., has separate pagination.
Edited by R. Walsh.
A complete run of this influential periodical, sometimes called : Walsh's American Review, in attractive full period quarter red calf and marbled boards, which lasted from January, 1811 to October, 1812. Volume 1 is missing 12 pages (367-378) and last page is torn but this does not affect text.
Also issued online and on microfilm from University Microfilms (American periodical series: 1800-1850).
Also issued online.
Complete run of the first American quarterly. The editor, Robert Walsh, Jr. (1784-1859), was born in Baltimore. His father was a merchant of means and Robert was prepared by the French Sulpucians of St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore for Georgetown College. When George Washington visited Georgetown College, Walsh was chosen to deliver an address on the occasion. Subsequently, Walsh studied law under Robert Goodloe Harper and became an ardent Federalist. He travelled to Europe and removed to Philadelphia around 1808. In 1811, Walsh began this publication, considered the first periodical to be published in America. The Dictionary of American Biography notes that an impetus for Walsh to begin his publication was when Joseph Dennie, editor of the influential Port Folio, reached a state of illness that he was forced to relinquish his active editorship. The American Review of History and Politics began in January, 1811 but due to its Federalist tone, and the onset of the War of 1812, it only survived these eight issues, as seen here published across these four volumes. By 1821, Walsh had founded the National Gazette, a daily paper in Philadelphia. Walsh was a frequent correspondent and confidant with John Quincy Adams. Adams anonymously contributed political articles to Walsh's newspaper. Walsh edited the National Gazette for fifteen years. In 1845, he was appointed American consul at Paris. He died in Paris in 1859. These volumes were part of a library donated by Isaac W. Bostwick to the Lowville Academy of New York in 1855. Bostwick was a prominent citizen and lawyer in Lowville.
Physical description: 4 volumes : folded tables ; 22 cm
Publication Frequency: Quarterly
LO 12843/1-4: Stephen Griffin Collection
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|LO 12843 /1||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Vol. 1, No. 1 (January, 1811) -Vol. 1, No. 2 (April, 1811)|
|LO 12843 /2||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Vol. 2, No. 1 (July, 1811) - Vol. 2, No. 2 (October, 1811)|
|LO 12843 /3||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Vol. 3, No. 1 (January, 1812) - Vol. 3, No. 2 (April, 1812)|
|LO 12843 /4||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Vol. 4, No. 1 (July, 1812) - Vol. 4, No. 2 (October, 1812)|