The archives of Last Best Hope of Earth contain a number of primary sources, including newspapers and magazines ranging from the 17th Century to the 21st Century, that bring to life each era. These primary sources allow for a telling of the past as it happened by those who were living through it and serve as an excellent supplement to retrospective historical surveys. The following documents, in chronological order, are currently in the archives:

The London Gazette, November 8, 1675

Weekly Museum, January 28, 1804

Weekly Museum, February 4, 1804

Weekly Museum, February 25, 1804

Weekly Museum, March 10, 1804

Weekly Museum, March 24, 1804

Weekly Museum, March 31, 1804

Weekly Museum, April 7, 1804

Weekly Museum, April 21, 1804

Weekly Museum, April 28, 1804

Weekly Museum, May 5, 1804

The Weekly Register, January 11, 1812

Niles’ Weekly Register, December 14, 1816

New-York Spectator, April 11, 1820

New-York Spectator, April 21, 1820

New-York Spectator, April 25, 1820

New-York Spectator, May 5, 1820

New-York Spectator, May 10, 1820

New-York Spectator, May 20, 1820

New-York Spectator, May 24, 1820

New-York Spectator, June 3, 1820

Niles’ Weekly Register, September 16, 1820

Niles’ Weekly Register, October 7, 1820

Niles’ Weekly Register, October 14, 1820

Niles’ Weekly Register, October 28, 1820

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 13, 1821 2x

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 20, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 27, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 10, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 17, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, April 28, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 5, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 12, 1821

Niles’ Weekly Register, November 8, 1823

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 10, 1824

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 17, 1824

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 7, 1824

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 14, 1824

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 21, 1824

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 28, 1824

Niles’ Weekly Register, June 26, 1824

New-York Observer, August 28, 1824

New-York Observer, September 11, 1824

New-York Observer, October 2, 1824

New-York Observer, November 13, 1824

New-York Observer, November 20, 1824

New-York Observer, December 11, 1824

New-York Observer, December 18, 1824

The Gentleman’s Magazine, February 1825

Niles’ Weekly Register, December 17, 1825

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 24, 1827

Niles’ Weekly Register, October 31, 1829

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 29, 1830

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 19, 1831

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 26, 1831

Niles’ Weekly Register, April 2, 1831

Niles’ Weekly Register, April 16, 1831

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 28, 1831

Niles’ Weekly Register, June 11, 1831

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 28, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 4, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 18, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 3, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 10, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 24, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 31, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, April 7, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 5, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 19, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, May 26, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, June 16, 1832

Niles’ Weekly Register, December 22, 1832

Vermont Chronicle, January 11, 1833

Vermont Chronicle, January 18, 1833

Vermont Chronicle, February 8, 1833

Niles’ Weekly Register, June 1, 1833

Niles’ Weekly Register, July 20, 1833

Niles’ Weekly Register, November 9, 1833

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 11, 1834

Niles’ Weekly Register, February 1, 1834

Niles’ Weekly Register, April 5, 1834

Niles’ Weekly Register, June 14, 1834

Niles’ Weekly Register, November 8, 1834

Niles’ Weekly Register, January 24, 1835

Niles’ Weekly Register, October 17, 1835

Niles’ Weekly Register, October 24, 1835 2x

Niles’ Weekly Register, March 12, 1836

Niles’ Weekly Register, June 18, 1836

Vermont Chronicle, March 30, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, May 11, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, May 18, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, June 22, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, June 29, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, July 26, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, August 9, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, September 6, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, September 20, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, October 25, 1837

Vermont Chronicle, November 1, 1837

The Globe, March 30, 1840

The Globe, April 2, 1840

The Globe, April 13, 1840

The Globe, April 23, 1840

The Globe, April 27, 1840

The Globe, April 30, 1840

The Globe, May 11, 1840

The Globe, May 18, 1840

The Globe, May 25, 1840

The Globe, May 28, 1840

The Globe, June 8, 1840

The Globe, June 15, 1840

The Globe, June 29, 1840

The Globe, July 2, 1840

The Globe, July 6, 1840

The Daily Union, May 31, 1853

The Daily Union, June 4, 1853

The Daily Union, June 7, 1853

The Daily Union, June 14, 1853

The Daily Union, June 16, 1853

The Daily Union, June 30, 1853

The Daily Union, July 2, 1853

The Daily Union, July 6, 1853

The Daily Union, July 8, 1853

The Daily Union, July 10, 1853

The Daily Union, July 13, 1853

The Daily Union, July 15, 1853

The Daily Union, July 17, 1853

The Daily Union, July 20, 1853

The Daily Union, July 24, 1853

The Daily Union, July 28, 1853

Harper’s Weekly, February 27, 1858

Harper’s Weekly, March 13, 1858

Harper’s Weekly, March 20, 1858

Harper’s Weekly, February 12, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, February 19, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, June 25, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, July 2, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, July 9, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, July 16, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, July 23, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, July 30, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, August 6, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, August 20, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, September 10, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, October 1, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, October 8, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, October 22, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, December 3, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, December 17, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, December 24, 1859

Harper’s Weekly, January 21, 1860

Harper’s Weekly, December 22, 1860

Boston Morning Journal, August 7, 1861

Boston Morning Journal, September 4, 1861

The Democrat and American, October 31, 1861

The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 19, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), September 4, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), September 11, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), September 18, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), September 25, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), October 2, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), October 9, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), October 16, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), October 23, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), October 30, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), November 6, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), November 13, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), November 20, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), November 27, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), December 4, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), December 11, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), December 18, 1861

Western Christian Advocate (Cincinnati), December 25, 1861

The Evansville Daily Journal, April 16, 1862

Harper’s Weekly, May 24, 1862

The New York Herald, September 8, 1862

Harper’s Weekly, November 29, 1862

Harper’s Weekly, July 18, 1863

The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 28, 1863

The World (New York), January 1, 1864

The Evansville Daily Journal, April 19, 1864

Harper’s Weekly, June 11, 1864

Daily Alto California, July 24, 1864

The New York Herald, October 4, 1864

The New York Herald, October 13, 1864

The Evening Post (New York), October 22, 1864

The Evening Post (New York), October 28, 1864

The New York Herald, April 22, 1865

Harper’s Weekly, September 2, 1865

Harper’s Weekly, September 16, 1865

Harper’s Weekly, May 26, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, June 23, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, June 30, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, July 14, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, July 28, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, August 11, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, August 18, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, September 8, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, September 22, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, October 27, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, November 3, 1866

Harper’s Weekly, November 17, 1866

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 11, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, June 1, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, October 5, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, October 26, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, November 2, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, November 16, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, November 30, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, December 7, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, December 14, 1867

Harper’s Weekly, June 6, 1868

Harper’s Weekly, June 13, 1868

Harper’s Weekly, June 19, 1869

Harper’s Weekly, March 11, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 13, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 17, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 22, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 23, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 26, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 27, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, May 31, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, June 1, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, June 16, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, June 17, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, September 9, 1871

Bethlehem Daily Times, September 11, 1871

The New York Times, June 9, 1872

The New York Times, June 10, 1872

The New York Times, June 11, 1872

The New York Times, June 12, 1872

The New York Times, June 13, 1872

The New York Times, June 14, 1872

Harper’s Weekly, March 15, 1873

Harper’s Weekly, March 22, 1873

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, February 19, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, July 22, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, July 28, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, July 29, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, August 3, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, August 6, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, August 12, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 8, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, August 11, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 13, 1875

The Cleveland Leader, August 16, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 11, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 15, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 18, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 20, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 22, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, August 25, 1875

Harper’s Weekly, October 2, 1875

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, February 23, 1876

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, February 25, 1876

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, February 27, 1876

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, February 29, 1876

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, March 2, 1876

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, March 4, 1876

The Daily Memphis Avalanche, March 7, 1876

The Memphis Daily Appeal, November 22, 1877

The Memphis Daily Appeal, November 24, 1877

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 8, 1878

Harper’s Weekly, November 9, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 9, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 13, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 15, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 19, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 24, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, November 28, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, December 1, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, December 5, 1878

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, December 6, 1878

Harper’s Weekly, July 31, 1880

Harper’s Weekly, January 15, 1881

Harper’s Weekly, May 5, 1883

Harper’s Weekly, March 1, 1884

Puck, September 24, 1884

Puck, October 1, 1884

Puck, October 8, 1884

Puck, October 29, 1884

Puck, November 5, 1884

Puck, November 12, 1884

Puck, November 19, 1884

Puck, November 26, 1884

Puck, December 3, 1884

Puck, December 17, 1884

Puck, January 7, 1885

Puck, January 28, 1885

Puck, February 11, 1885

Puck, February 18, 1885

Puck, February 25, 1885

Harper’s Weekly, April 11, 1885

Scientific American, September 26, 1885

Scientific American, December 26, 1885

Scientific American, November 27, 1886

Harper’s Weekly, May 21, 1887

Scientific American, October 29, 1887

Harper’s Weekly, July 4, 1891

Harper’s Weekly (Grant Memorial Number), May 1, 1897

Harper’s Weekly, January 25, 1890

Scientific American, September 7, 1895

Scientific American, August 31, 1895

Scientific American, December 21, 1895