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Periodical: The Carrier Dove

Summary: 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-June 1893. The journal started at 4 pp., 14 x 22, and sold for $2.00; by the 1890s it had grown to 66-82 pp, and the price had increased to $2.50. 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 1893 - just ten years from its first appearance -- when the name was changed to the Pacific Coast Spiritualist, and in form it was changed to 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 financially, in the case of the journal as job printers. In its last years the journal carried regular articles by E.D. Babbitt, W.E. Coleman, Helen Wilmans, Moses and Mattie Hull and Lois Waisbrooker, each volume containing pictures and biographies of leading spiritualists, novelettes, bad poetry, letters from readers, all supplemented by exhortations on woman's suffrage and the wonders of a mild socialism and utopianism, together with extended advertising pages. Most notable among the journal's content were two long series of articles by W.E. Coleman attacking H.P. Blavatsky. 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.

Issues:Carrier Dove V3 Index
Carrier Dove V3 N1 Jan 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N2 Feb 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N2 Feb 1886b
Carrier Dove V3 N3 Mar 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N3 Mar 1886b
Carrier Dove V3 N4 Apr 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N5 May 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N6 Jun 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N7 Jul 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N8 Aug 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N9 Sep 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N10 Oct 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N11 Nov 1886
Carrier Dove V3 N12 Dec 1886
Carrier Dove V4 Index
Carrier Dove V4 N1 Jan 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N2 Feb 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N30 Dec 31 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N3 Mar 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N4 Apr 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N5 May 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N6 June 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N7 July 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N8 July 30 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N9 Aug 6 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N10 Aug 13 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N11 Aug 20 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N12 Aug 27 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N13 Sep 3 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N14 Sep 10 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N15 Sep 17 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N16 Sep 24 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N17 Oct 1 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N18 Oct 8 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N19 Oct 15 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N20 Oct 22 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N21 Oct 29 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N22 Nov 5 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N23 Nov 12 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N24 Nov 19 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N25 Nov 26 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N26 Dec 3 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N27 Dec 10 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N28 Dec 17 1887
Carrier Dove V4 N29 Dec 24 1887
Carrier Dove V5 Index
Carrier Dove V5 N1 Jan 7 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N3 Jan 21 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N3 Jan 21 1888 Partial
Carrier Dove V5 N10 Mar 10 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N11 Mar 17 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N12 Mar 24 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N13 Mar 31 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N14 Apr 7 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N15 Apr 14 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N16 Apr 21 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N17 Apr 28 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N18 May 5 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N19 May 12 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N20 May 19 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N21 May 26 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N22 Jun 2 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N23 Jun 9 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N24 Jun 16 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N25 Jun 23 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N26 Jun 30 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N27 Jul 7 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N28 Jul 14 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N29 Jul 21 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N2 Jan 14 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N2 Jan 14 1888 B
Carrier Dove V5 N30 Jul 28 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N31 Aug 4 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N32 Aug 11 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N33 Aug 18 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N34 Aug 25 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N35 Sep 1 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N36 Sep 8 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N37 Sep 15 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N38 Sep 22 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N39 Sep 29 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N39 Sep 29 1888b
Carrier Dove V5 N40 Oct 6 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N41 Oct 13 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N42 Oct 20 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N43 Oct 27 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N44 Nov 3 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N45 Nov 10 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N46 Nov 17 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N47 Nov 24 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N48 Dec 1 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N49 Dec 8 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N4 Jan 28 1888 Partial
Carrier Dove V5 N5 Feb 4 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N6 Feb 11 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N7 Feb 18 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N8 Feb 25 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N9 Mar 3 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N50 Dec 15 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N51 Dec 22 1888
Carrier Dove V5 N52 Dec 29 1888
Carrier Dove V6 N10 Mar 9 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N10 March 9 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N11 Mar 16 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N11 March 16 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N12 March 23 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N13 March 30 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N14 April 6 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N15 April 13 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N16 April 20 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N17 April 27 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N18 May 4 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N19 May 11 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N23 June 8 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N30 July 27 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N45 November 9 1889
Carrier Dove V6 N47 November 23 1889
Carrier Dove V7 N12 Apr 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N13 May 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N14 Jun 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N15 Jul 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N16 Aug 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N17 Sep 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N18 Oct 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N19 Nov 1890
Carrier Dove V7 N20 Dec 1890
Carrier Dove V8 Index
Carrier Dove V8 N1 Jan 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N2 Feb 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N3 Mar 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N3 March 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N4 Apr 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N5 May 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N6 June 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N7 July 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N8 Aug 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N8 August 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N9 Sep 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N10 Oct 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N10 October 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N11 Nov 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N11 November 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N12 Dec 1891
Carrier Dove V8 N12 December 1891
Carrier Dove V9 Covers
Carrier Dove V9 N1 Jan 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N2 Feb 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N3 Mar 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N4 Apr 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N5 May 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N6 Jun 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N7 Jul 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N8 Aug 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N9 Sep 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N10 Oct 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N11 Nov 1892
Carrier Dove V9 N12 Dec 1892
Carrier Dove V10 Covers
Carrier Dove V10 N1 Jan 1893
Carrier Dove V10 N2 Feb 1893
Carrier Dove V10 N3 Mar 1893
Carrier Dove V10 N4 Apr 1893
Carrier Dove V10 N5 May 1893
Carrier Dove V10 N6 June 1893


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