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Periodical: The Herald of Progress (US)

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Herald of Progress, The.
Devoted to the Discovery and Application of Truth.
Love, Wisdom, Liberty
1860-1864 Weekly
New York, NY. Publisher: A.J. Davis & Co.. Editor: Andrew Jackson Davis (1826-1910) and Mary F. Davis.
Succeeds: Spiritual Telegraph and the Principle (inherited subscriber lists) Succeeded by: The Friend of Progress

1/1, February 4, 1860-July 2, 1864. $2.00 a year, 8-4pp. While Davis's name should have been a guarantee of success, the journal never lived up to expectations, perhaps because, as a contemporary noted, of the "stilted" style. S.B. Brittan, referring to the journal's acquisition of the mailing list of the Spiritual Telegraph (which he had helped edit) called it "magni nominis umbra." The journal regularly carried Davis's "Brief Answers" to correspondents on issues ranging from Biblical conundrums to the nature of vampires, and his didactic expositions on medical matters and on the nature of the universe, but was as much a "progressive" paper as a spiritualist one, stressing science over the miraculous and emphasizing fraternity and anti-sectarianism. The journal printed communications from the likes of Mrs. F.O. Hyzer, Selden J. Finney, Emma Tuttle, Cora Hatch, Addie Ballou, Henry T. Child, L. Maria Child, and, occasionally, Emma Hardinge. It covered the ongoing War Between the States from the Radical Republican, progressive point of view, carefully debating issues whether it would be "safe" to free the slaves and whether naturalization or colonization was the preferable solution. When the journal failed in mid-1864, Davis opined that the world was not inclined to support so high-minded a paper and instead yearned senselessly for "phenomena." Davis also attributed the failure of his journal to his unwillingness, unlike the publishers of more phenomenal spiritualist journals, to print the more outrageous sorts of advertisements for quack medicines and healers. These, he noted, were always more remunerative. NYPL; LOC; University of Texas, Austin; University of Rochester; Boston Athenaeum; Lily Dale Assembly.

Some materials courtesy of the Post Collection at the University of Rochester.

Issues:Herald Of Progress V1 N1 Feb 4 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N5 Mar 4 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N11 May 4 1861
Herald Of Progress V1 N18 Jun 23 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N19 Jun 30 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N7 Apr 7 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N23 Jul 28 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N24 Aug 4 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N28 Sep 1 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N30 Sep 15 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N31 Sep 22 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N32 Sep 29 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N34 Oct 13 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N35 Oct 20 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N36 Oct 27 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N37 Nov 3 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N44 Dec 22 1860
Herald Of Progress V1 N46 Jan 5 1861
Herald Of Progress V1 N48 Jan 19 1861
Herald Of Progress V1 N50 Feb 2 1861
Herald Of Progress V1 N51 Feb 9 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N1 Feb 23 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N2 Mar 2 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N3 Mar 9 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N6 Mar 20 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N8 Apr 13 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N9 Apr 20 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N12 Mar 11 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N13 May 18 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N14 May 25 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N15 Jun 1 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N18 Jun 22 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N22 Jul 20 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N23 Jul 27 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N31 Sep 21 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N34 Oct 12 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N35 Oct 19 1861
Herald Of Progress V2 N46 Jan 4 1862
Herald Of Progress V2 N49 Feb 1 1862 Partial
Herald Of Progress V2 N52 Feb 15 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N2 Mar 1 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N3 Mar 8 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N5 Mar 22 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N6 Mar 29 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N7 Apr 5 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N16 Jun 7 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N17 Jun 14 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N19 June 28 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N23 Jul 26 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N29 Nov 15 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N29 Sep 6 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N30 Sep 13 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N31 Sep 20 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N33 Oct 4 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N34 Oct 11 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N35 Oct 18 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N36 Oct 25 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N37 Nov 1 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N41 Npv 29 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N43 Dec 13 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N44 Dec 20 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N45 Dec 27 1862
Herald Of Progress V3 N46 Jan 3 1863
Herald Of Progress V3 N47 Jan 10 1863
Herald Of Progress V3 N50 Jan 31 1863
Herald Of Progress V3 N51 Feb 7 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N2 Feb 28 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N3 Mar 7 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N4 Mar 14 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N5 Mar 21 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N6 Mar 28 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N7 Apr 4 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N8 Apr 11 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N11 May 2 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N15 May 30 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N19 Jun 27 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N21 Jun 11 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N22 Aug 22 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N23 Jul 25 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N25 Aug 8 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N28 Aug 29 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N30 Sep 12 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N32 Sep 26 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N33 Oct 3 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N36 Oct 24 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N37 Oct 31 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N40 Nov 21 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N41 Nov 28 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N42 Dec 5 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N43 Dec 12 1863
Herald Of Progress V4 N51 Feb 6 1864
Herald Of Progress V4 N52 Feb 13 1864
Herald Of Progress V5 N1 Feb 20 1864
Herald Of Progress V5 N4 Mar 12 1864
Herald Of Progress V5 N5 Mar 19 1863
Herald Of Progress V5 N6 Mar 26 1864
Herald Of Progress V5 N7 Apr 2 1864
Herald Of Progress V5 N14 May 21 1864
Herald Of Progress V5 N15 May 28 1864

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