The “New York Times,” September 2, 1868

The “New York Times,” September 2, 1868

Collection ID

PPR.010251

Type

Papers

Date

1868

Geography

New York City, New York (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

22.8 × 17.6 in. (58 × 44.7 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


This New York Times issue covers many topics, including the coming presidential election of November 3, 1868. During Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign for the presidency, his relationship with Jewish communities grew contemptuous. Years prior, in December 1862, General Grant issued “General Order No. 11” to expel all Jews from his military district in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He gave Jews 24 hours to leave their homes. President Abraham Lincoln quickly revoked the order, but many did not forget Grant’s actions. In 1868, many Jews spoke out against Grant, while others supported him. This newspaper records the first meeting of the “Hebrew Grant and Colfax Campaign Club,” organized with the intent to “remove the prejudice against Gen. Grant.”

Printed and distributed on September 2, 1868, New York City, New York. Acquired before 2015 by an unknown owner; Purchased at auction in 2015 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.[1]

Notes: [1] Important Judaica Auction, Sotheby’s New York, December 22, 2015, Lot 71.

description

This New York Times issue covers many topics, including the coming presidential election of November 3, 1868. During Ulysses S. Grant’s campaign for the presidency, his relationship with Jewish communities grew contemptuous. Years prior, in December 1862, General Grant issued “General Order No. 11” to expel all Jews from his military district in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He gave Jews 24 hours to leave their homes. President Abraham Lincoln quickly revoked the order, but many did not forget Grant’s actions. In 1868, many Jews spoke out against Grant, while others supported him. This newspaper records the first meeting of the “Hebrew Grant and Colfax Campaign Club,” organized with the intent to “remove the prejudice against Gen. Grant.”


provenance

Printed and distributed on September 2, 1868, New York City, New York. Acquired before 2015 by an unknown owner; Purchased at auction in 2015 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.[1]

Notes: [1] Important Judaica Auction, Sotheby’s New York, December 22, 2015, Lot 71.


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