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Slave’s labor pays the Preacher (1831)

The following (says the Trumpet) is an extract of a letter from a gentleman of high standing in South Carolina. It needs no comment.

‘While I was at Prince Edward Court House in Virginia, I learnt there was a Presbyterian Society at that place, which owned a gang of Negroes, perhaps 30 or 40 – these are hired out from year to year, and the proceeds of their labor pays the Preacher. What do you Yankees think of this?’

William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator was a weekly abolitionist newspaper published in Boston. The paper held true to the founder’s ideals. Garrison was a journalistic crusader who advocated the immediate emancipation of all slaves and gained a national reputation for being one of the most radical of American abolitionists.

Source: The Liberator, April 2, 1891

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1906 Oldsmobile Ad in Frank Leslie’s Weekly

Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobiles produced for most of its existence by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds on August 21, 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory. When it was phased out in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler, Peugeot and Tatra.

This ad for Oldsmobile appeared in Frank Leslie’s Weekly on May 24, 1906.

Your Best Business Partner — The Oldsmobile

Just consider: Low first cost, low operating expense, freedom from disorders, durability in service, easy and dependable control–six convincing facts demonstrated by the Oldsmobile . Will send you six times six convincing facts on your written request. Now it’s up to you.

The Oldsmobile Standard Runabout, Model B–the car as indispensable to business economy as the telephone, the typewriter or the sewing machine–is now built with either straight or curved front. Its 7 h. p. single cylinder, water-cooled motor gives efficiency without complication. Price unchanged, $650.

The Oldsmobile Palace Touring Car, Model S–an American car, the product of American brains. Send for booklet telling why this four-cylinder 28 h. p. machine can give you more style, stability and go for $2250 than any other car on the market at double the money.

The Double-Action Olds, Model L–the car with two working strokes to every revolution of the crank–is the “proper” thing in automobiles–the talk of the year. The absence of valves, guides, cams, and other intricacies attracts the novice–satisfies the expert. Its motor has only three working parts. It takes hills on high speed where other cars are forced into low gear. Its price with complete equipment, $1250. “Double-Action booklet” on request. It’s good reading. Address Dept. L. W.

Olds Motor Works, Lansing, Mich., U. S. A

.Member of Association Licensed Automobile Manufacturers.
Canadian trade supplied from Canadian Factory, Packard Electric Co., Ltd., St. Catherines, Ont.

Frank Leslie’s Weekly, founded in 1855 and continued until 1922, was an American illustrated news publication started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. While only 30 copies of the first edition were printed, by 1897 its circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.
1906 Oldsmobile Ad

1906 Oldsmobile Ad

 

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Yolo County, California

A Sketch of Mrs. Emma C. Laugenour

We are still working on expanding our California County Histories in the newest section of our American County Histories Collection.

New online and fully searchable is History of Yolo County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present, published in 1913.

This 900+ page volume contains a comprehensive history of Yolo County as well as almost 600 pages of biographical information and illustrations of the region’s settlers.

Mrs. Emma C. Laugenour

As compared with the volumes that have been written exploiting the accomplishments of men in bringing California up to its present state of development, little or nothing has been said concerning the part women have taken in this same work. While from an outward viewpoint the characters they have represented in the drama have been less conspicuous perhaps than those portrayed by the men, nevertheless they have been equally necessary to bring about the ends accomplished, as many men have declared in giving the synopsis of their lives.

Emma C. Laugenour of Yolo County, California

Emma C. Laugenour

Few of California’s early settlers recognized more thoroughly than did John D. Laugenour the sustaining help and comfort which he received from his wife, and he frankly gave credit to her for much that he was able to accomplish during his long residence in the west.

Emma Christene Watkins was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, May 12, 1842, and was therefore about eighteen years of age when she became the wife of John D. Laugenour in 1860. Of the eight children born to them five are now living and exemplifying in their daily lives the high principles of manhood and womanhood instilled in them by the teachings of their parents. Named in the order of their birth they are as follows: Philip T., Henry W., Jesse D., William R., and Emma Carter, the wife of Walter F. Malcomb.

To the tactful sympathy, as well as conservative judgment of his wife, Mr. Laugenour attributed much of his success, and the fact that since his death she has faithfully endeavored to carry out plans of both philanthropy and business in which she deems he would have been deeply interested, is proof of the confidence and understanding which existed between them.

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Come See us at the Charleston Conference Vendor Showcase

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,500 in 2012.

Stop by and see us in the Vendor Showcase and learn more about our primary source databases.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29409, Mezzanine/Meeting Level in the Carolina Ballroom.

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Accessible Archives Makes List of 105 Indispensable Resources

Online Ph.D. Program.org is dedicated to helping future doctoral candidates find the right program that meets their needs, desires, and goals. The site offers helpful blog posts, articles, and a wealth of other information that can answer visitor’s questions about online Ph.D. programs.

The editors have compiled a list of 105 Indispensable Resources for Online Academic Research in four categories:

  • Academic Search Engines
  • Academic Journal Databases
  • Libraries & Encyclopedias
  • Various Scholarly Resources

Accessible Archives is happy to have been included on this comprehensive list.

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