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Periodical: The Carrier Dove
IAPSOP Curator: Marc Demarest
Bibliographical and Historical Information: From Pat Deveney's database:

Carrier Dove, The. An Illustrated Weekly Journal Devoted to Spiritualism and Reform.. Behold! I Bring You Glad Tidings of Great Joy 1883-1893 Monthly until 1887, weekly until 1889, then monthly.

Oakland, then San Francisco, then Oakland, CA again. Publisher: Dr. Louis Schlesinger and Julia Schlesinger. Editor: Elizabeth Lowe Watson, Julia Schlesinger . Succeeded by: Pacific Coast Spiritualist 1/1, September 1883-1893. The journal started at 4 pp., 14 x 22, and sold for $2.00. Julia Schlesinger's own account of the journal is touching: "In September, 1883, The Carrier Dove was started in Oakland, by Mrs. J. Schlesinger, as a lyceum paper. It soon outgrew its juvenile character, and assumed the proportions and nature of a first-class illustrated monthly magazine. It was the first spiritual magazine in the world that made a specialty of publishing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent Spiritualists. After being issued three years and a half as a monthly, it was changed into a weekly, but still retained its magazine form and illustrations. The Dove continued until the latter part of 1893-just ten years from its first appearance-when the name was changed to the Pacific Coast Spiritualist, and to the form of a large eight-page weekly newspaper. This publication was not as successful as the Carrier Dove, and after months of hard work on the part of the proprietors-Dr. and Mrs. Schlesinger-the latter's health failed completely owing to the long contained and constant taxation of body and brain and the Pacific Coast Spiritualist ceased to exist when its editor could no longer wield her pen"A Review of the Progress of Spiritualism," Workers in the Vineyard: A Review of the Progress of Spiritualism, Biographical Sketches, Lectures, Essays and Poems (San Francisco, CA, 1896). The journal was decidedly in the reform camp and itself functioned as an example of the move towards fields in which women could support themselves, in its case as a job printer. In its last years the journal carried regular articles by E.D. Babbitt, W.E. Coleman, Helen Wilmans and Lois Waisbrooker. LOC; NY State Library; California State University, Northridge; Los Angeles Public Library; Oakland Public Library; San Francisco Public Library; University of Claifornia, San Diego; Whittier College; Southern Methodist University; University of Texas, Austin.

Significance:
IssuesVolume 3, Number 2: February 1886 (partial)
Volume 3, Number 3: March 1886 (partial)
Volume 4, Number 1: January 1887
Volume 4, Number 2: February 1887
Volume 4, Number 3: March 1887
Volume 4, Number 4: April 1887
Volume 4, Number 5: May 1887
Volume 4, Number 6: June 1887
Volume 4, Number 7: July 1887
Volume 4, Number 8: July 30 1887
Volume 4, Number 9: August 6 30 1887
Volume 4, Number 10: August 13 1887
Volume 4, Number 11: August 20 1887
Volume 4, Number 12: August 27 1887
Volume 4, Number 13: September 3 1887
Volume 4, Number 14: September 10 1887
Volume 4, Number 15: September 17 1887
Volume 4, Number 16: September 24 1887
Volume 4, Number 17: October 1 1887
Volume 4, Number 18: October 8 1887
Volume 4, Number 19: October 15 1887
Volume 4, Number 20: October 22 1887
Volume 4, Number 21: October 29 1887
Volume 4, Number 22: November 5 1887
Volume 4, Number 23: November 12 1887
Volume 4, Number 24: November 19 1887
Volume 4, Number 25: November 26 1887
Volume 4, Number 26: December 3 1887
Volume 4, Number 27: December 10 1887
Volume 4, Number 28: December 17 1887
Volume 4, Number 29: December 24 1887
Volume 4, Number 30: December 31 1887
Volume 5, Number 1: January 7. 1888
Volume 5, Number 2: January 14, 1888
Volume 5, Number 3: January 21, 1888
Volume 6, Number 12: March 23, 1889
Volume 6, Number 13: March 30, 1889
Volume 6, Number 14: April 6, 1889
Volume 6, Number 15: April 13, 1889
Volume 6, Number 16: April 20, 1889
Volume 6, Number 17: April 27, 1889
Volume 6, Number 18: May 4, 1889
Volume 6, Number 19: May 11, 1889
Volume 6, Number 23: June 8, 1889
Volume 6, Number 30: July 27, 1889
Volume 6, Number 45: November 9, 1889
Volume 6, Number 47: November 23, 1889
Volume 8, Number 1: January 1891
Volume 8, Number 2: February 1891
Volume 8, Number 3: March 1891
Volume 8, Number 4: April 1891
Volume 8, Number 5: May 1891
Volume 8, Number 6: June 1891
Volume 8, Number 7: July 1891
Volume 8, Number 8: August 1891
Volume 8, Number 9: September 1891
Volume 8, Number 10: October 1891
Volume 8, Number 11: November 1891
Volume 8, Number 12: December 1891


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