Site Archive, by Month and Year (Anonymous pieces are listed)

1832

"A Dramatical Corpse." Anon. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York 1.9 (11 February 1832): 3.

"By Jingo, It's Mine!" Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 1.12 (3 March 1832): 4.

"I'll Treat, I Swear!" Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 1.12 (3 March 1832): 4.

"Cousin Sally Dilliard." Anon. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York 1.15 (24 March 1832): 2.

"A Race for a Wife." Anon. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York. 1.17 (7 April 1832): 1.

"Procklaymashum: Newly Adapted—Revised and Corrected." Strickland, Joe Jr. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York 1.38 (1 September 1832): 1.

1833

"Blackhawk." from New York Spirit of the Times 2.138 (20 July 1833): 2. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).

1834

1835

"A Kentucky Fight." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 5.50 (12 December 1835): 2.

1836

"Davy Crockett's Last." Anon. New Spirit of the Times 6.14 (21 May 1836) 112.

"A Quarter Race." "Mr. Snooks." New York Spirit of the Times 6.21 (9 July 1836): 162.

"A Race and a Frolic!" Smith, Jeremiah. New York Spirit of the Times 6.21 (9 July 1836): 162.

1837

"Advertisements!" Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 7.4 (March 11, 1837): 28.

"A Scape Gallows" [& three other short pieces]. Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 7.6 (25 March, 1837): 47.

"An Arkansas Lawyer." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 7.10 (22 April 1837): 78-79.

1838

1839

1840

"Wedding and Deer Hunt in Kentucky." Natt Phillips. New York Spirit of the Times 9.49 (8 February 1840): 583.

"Legislative Eloquence." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 10.1 (7 March 1840): 1.

"Sketches of the Olden Time." "A Pea Ridger." New York Spirit of the Times 10.1 (7 March 1840): 8.

"Let the Kentuckians Alone." "Ib." New York Spirit of the Times 10.8 (25 April 1840): 85.

"A South Carolina Training." Gilfer, Phil. New York Spirit of the Times 10.10 (9 May 1840): 110.

"Orpheus in Kentucky; or, The Forced Fiddler." Defoe, Denis. New York Spirit of the Times 10.19 (11 July 1840): 219.

"A Frontier Incident." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. New York Spirit of the Times 10.35 (31 October 1840): 409.

"Brissentine, the Man of Golden Dreams." Von Blixton, Jamie. New York Spirit of the Times 10.37 (14 November 1840): 438-39.

"Crackerisms; A Sketch of the Florida Service." "W.G." New York Spirit of the Times, 10.42 (19 December 1840): 499. [editors' note: the second part of this sketch describes a dance; the first an Indian massacre!]

1841

"A Kentucky Fiddler and a French Violinist." "Old Virginny." New Orleans Daily Picayune 24: (21 February 1841): 2nd unnumbered page.

"Pistol Shooting." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 11.27 (4 Sept. 1841): 318.

"A Declaration of Principles." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 11.28 (11 Sept. 1841): 344.

"Letter from Pete Whetstone." Nolan, Charles F.M. New York Spirit of the Times 11.32 (9 Oct. 1841): 378.

"Letter from Pete Whetstone." Nolan, Charles F.M. New York Spirit of the Times 11.36 (6 Nov. 1841): 426.

1842

"Great Bear Hunt." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 12.4 (26 March 1842): 45.

"The Mayor of the Slashes' Remarks." "Shoes." New York Spirit of the Times 12:6 (9 April 1842): 63.

"The Original Tom Owen." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 112: 17 (25 June 1842): 198.

"Anecdote of a Pointer Dog." "T." New York Spirit of the Times 12.25 (20 August 1842): 290.

1843

1844

"Darby, The Politician." Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin. Stories with a Moral Humorous and Descriptive Of Southern Life a Century Ago. Ed. Fitz R. Longstreet. Philadephia, Winston: 1909. 50-87. Appeared as "Darby Anvil" in Southern Literary Messenger 10.1 (Jan. 1844): 43-52.

"Light Comedy." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. New York Spirit of the Times 14.1 (2 March 1844): 1.

"Out West." "Kendall." New York Spirit of the Times 14.1 (2 March 1844): 1.

"Extracts From My Hunting Journal." "Tom B. of Arkansas." New York Spirit of the Times 14.2 (9 March 1844): 19.

"All the John Smiths Not Dead Yet!" Smith, John. New York Spirit of the Times 14.3 (16 March 1844): 25.

"Fun at the Capitol of Mississippi." "D.V.M." New York Spirit of the Times 14.3 (16 March 1844): 27.

"The Last Duel in Loaferville." "Obe Ilestone." New York Spirit of the Times 14.3 (16 March 1844): 33.

"Yankee Doodle, Esq., in Arkansas." "Yankee Doodle." New York Spirit of the Times 14.4 (23 March 1844): 37.

"On Marrin Widders." "F.M." New York Spirit of the Times 14.4 (23 March 1844): 39.

"Mr. Warrick in Luck!" Warrick, William. New York Spirit of the Times 14.5 (30 March 1844): 49.

"Scene in the Picayune Sanctum, by Thorpe." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. New York Spirit of the Times 14.6 (6 April 1844): 63.

"The Country Perfectly Safe." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.7 (13 April 1844): 81.

"Stump Speaking in Arkansas." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.7 (13 April 1844 ): 81.

"Indian Reminiscences." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.8 (20 April 1844): 85.

"Scenes on Deer Creek and the Sunflower." "The Turkey Runner." New York Spirit of the Times 14.8 (20 April 1844): 91

"Fun on the Mississippi." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.9 (27 April 1844): 106.

"A Bill of Fare Not a Fair Bill." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.10 (4 May 1844): 111.

"The Origin on the Twist in Pig's Tails." "G." New York Spirit of the Times 14.10 (4 May 1844): 109.

"Mr. Featherstonhaugh at the Springs." Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.1 (15 July 1844): 7.

"Prospectus of the Saint Louis Reveille." Keemle, Chs., Field, M.C., Field, J.M. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.1 (15 July 1844).

"Capital New Daily." Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.3 (29 July 1844): 20.

"Huckleberry Above a 'Parsimmon' " (our title). Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.3 (29 July 1844): 21.

"Letter from Pardon Jones." "Pardon Jones." St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.8 (2 September 1844): 61.

"Yaller Dog." Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.8 (2 September 1844): 60.

"Not a Drop More, Major, Unless It's Sweeten'd" Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.15 (21 October 1844): 114.

1845

"Offender and Defenders." Anon. New Orleans Daily Picayune no. 295 (3 January 1845). 2nd unnumbered page.

"Rather Snappish." Anon. New Orleans Daily Picayune, 5 January 1845 (no. 297). 2nd unnumbered page.

"Singular Encounter With a Deer." Anon. New Orleans Daily Picayune 302 (11 January 1845): 2nd unnumbered page.

"My First Frolic in College." "Jo of Mississippi." Southern Literary Messenger 11.2 (February 1845): 109-112.

"The Way 'Lige' Shaddock 'Scared Up a Jack.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.1 (1 March 1845): 4.

"Going to Bed Before a Young Lady." Porter, William T. New York Spirit of the Times 15.2 (8 March 1845): 9.

"George Munday, the Prophet." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.3 (15 March 1845): 21.

"Simon and Bill Playing "Mumble the Peg." " from New York Spirit of the Times 15.4 (22 March 1845): 1. Image accompanies "Simon Plays the 'Snatch' Game," anthologized in Cohen, Hennig and Dillingham, William B., eds. Humor of the Old Southwest. 3rd ed. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1994.View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).

"Soft and Hard." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.7 (12 April 1845): 71.

"A Western Place Hunter." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.8 (19 April 1845): 89.

"A Good Witness." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.9 (26 April 1845): 93.

"Another 'Saw' run by the 'Widder Flinn.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.10 (3 May 1845): 105.

"Sophy and the 'Fellers.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.10 (3 May 1845): 109.

"Applying for a Continuance." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.13 (24 May 1845): 142.

"Dead Chickens Won't Crow." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.14 (31 May 1845): 153.

"Engineering vs. Piloting." "Ned." New York Spirit of the Times 15.14 (31 May 1845): 153.

"Mississippi Militia." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.14 (31 May 1845): 156.

"The Great Match on Long Island." "The Ten-Pin Boy." New York Spirit of the Times 15.16 (14 June 1845): 177.

"Standing Army." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.16 (14 June 1845): 180.

"Western Oratory." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.16 (14 June 1845): 179.

"A Scrap From the Author of 'Simon Suggs.' " Hooper, Johnson Jones. New York Spirit of the Times 15.18 (28 June 1845): 201.

" 'Horse Allen's' First Court." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.21 (19 July 1845): 240.

"A Mouthful of Pickled Dog." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times, 15.21 (19 July 1845): 244.

"The Knob Dance." "Sugartail." New York Spirit of the Times 15.23 (2 August 1845): 267.

"A Yankee Outwitted." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.23 (2 August 1845): 265.

"A Game at 'Seven Up.' " "The Young 'Un." New York Spirit of the Times 15.24 (9 August 1845): 273.

"Taking the Census." "Knickerbocker." New York Spirit of the Times 15.25 (16 August 1845): 293.

"Old Singletire: The Man That was not Annexed." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.25 (16 August 1845): 287.

"Natural Acting." "Solitare." New York Spirit of the Times 15.26 (23 August 1845): 299.

"Na-hoo-la-teh-cim-beh." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.28 (6 September 1845): 321.

"Bad Spelling." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.30 (20 September 1845): 346.

"Anecdote of Reuben Nathans." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.20 (20 September 1845): 354.

"Practical Jokers in the Army." "N.C.M.J." New York Spirit of the Times 15.31 (27 September 1845): 357.

"Bold as a Lion." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.32 (4 October 1845): 371.

"Cotton." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.34 (18 October 1845): 402.

"Ance Veasy's Fight With Reub. Sessions." "Azul." New York Spirit of the Times 15.35 (25 October 1845): 405.

"Canvassing: A Sketch." ".T." Southern Literary Messenger 11.11 (November 1845): 666-670.

"The Georgia Major in the Field." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.36 (1 November 1845): 419.

" 'Ned Simm's 'Perdicament' ." "Timothy Careless." New York Spirit of the Times 15.37 (8 Nov 1845): 438.

"An Accident at a Wedding." "Cotton Wood." New York Spirit of the Times 15.39 (22 November 1845): 458.

"Toby Small's Panther Hunt. An Original Arkansas Story." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.39 (22 November 1845): 458.

"A Bootless Search for Boots." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.40 (29 November 1845): 465.

"Frightened at a Gong." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.40 (29 November 1845): 468.

"Scene in a Grand Jury Room." "Satchel." New York Spirit of the Times 15.40 (29 November 1845): 471.

"A Night in a Swamp." "Everpoint." New York Spirit of the Times 15.41 (6 December 1845): 481.

"Simon Stutterer." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.41 (6 December 1845): 480.

"Somebody in My Bed!" Jones, U.J. New York Spirit of the Times 15.42 (13 December 1845): 490.

"Hold On." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.43 (20 December 1845): 503.

"A Live Yankee." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times, 15.43 (20 December 1845): 505.

"Table Etiquette in Illinois." "Harry R." New York Spirit of the Times 15.44 (27 December 1845): 518.

1846

"Establishing the Science." "Everpoint." New York Spirit of the Times 15.45 (3 January 1846): 528.

"Getting on 'The Free List.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.46 (10 January 1846): 546.

"A Snake-bit Irishman." "Sugartail." New York Spirit of the Times 15.47 (17 January, 1846): 549-550.

"Justice Napoleon Bonaparte Spriggins." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.47 (17 January 1846): 550.

"Coming it Over a Buckeye Hunter." "W." New York Spirit of the Times 15.48 (24 January 1846): 561.

"The Kentuckian Fighter." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.48 (24 January 1846): 564.

"Playing the Advantages." "Banjo." New York Spirit of the Times 15.49 (31 January 1846): 575.

Smith, Sol. "A Post-Master General in Disguise." New York Spirit of the Times 15.49 (31 January 1846): 577.

"My First Court Martial." "Harry R." New York Spirit of the Times 15.51 (14 February 1846): 597-98.

"Stealing Melons." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.51 (14 February 1846): 601.

"A Reminiscence of the Florida Campaign; or, Bony M'Shane's Raisons for Going to the Wars." "J. F. K." Southern Literary Messenger 12.12 (December 1846): 743-750.

1847

1848

"A Shave." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 20 October 1848: 4.

"A Domestic Scene: Showing how Mary McFeal Levelled Them." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 20 October 1848: 4.

1849

"The Kentucky Rencontre." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 24 July 1849: 4.

"A Story About Banvard." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 25 September 1849: 4.

"A Most Extraordinary Case of Bastardy." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 20 October 1849: 4.

1850

1851

"Quacks, Physicians, and the Public." Peticolas, A.E. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner. 1 April 1851: 4.

1852

"How Tom and Kirk Saved Their Lives." "Horn Pipe." New York Spirit of the Times 22.1 (21 February 1852): 2.

"Traits of American Humor." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 22.1 (21 February 1852): 4.

1853

1854

"The Wild Turkey Hunter." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. The Hive of the Bee-Hunter. New York: Appleton, 1854. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print). Courtesy of Barrett Collection, University of Virginia Alderman Library.

"Sloshing About." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner, 5 May, 1854: 4

"A Hanging Case in Kentucky." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner, 27 June, 1854: 1.

1855

1856

"Pistol Shooting." Paul, Edmund W. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 26 February 1856: 4.

"Affray Between Governor Wise and Hugh R. Pleasants". Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 11 July 1856.

"Simon Suggs Rejecting the Flattering Unction." "K." Porter’s Spirit of the Times 1.5 (4 October 1856): 69.

"Turkey Tom." Anon. Porterís Spirit of the Times, 20 December 1856 (vol 16): 252.

1857

"How Old Dave Hull Screamed Down the Alligator, and What Followed." Anon. Porter’s Spirit of the Times 1.19 (10 January 1857): 299-300.

1858

"The Elephant in La Fayette." Hooper, Johnson Jones. Simon Suggs’ Adventures and Travels. 1858.
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"Simon Suggs ." Hooper, Johnson Jones. Simon Suggs’ Adventures and Travels. 1858. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print). Courtesy of Barrett Collection, University of Virginia Alderman Library.




1859

"The Horn Snake." Taliaferro, Hardin E. . Fisher's River Sketches. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959. . View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print). Courtesy of Barrett Collection, University of Virginia Alderman Library.

"Scenes on the Alabama River." Bryant, Nancy S. New York Spirit of the Times 29.8 (2 April 1859): 91.

"A Western Sketch." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 29.14 (14 May 1859): 157.

"A Kentuckian in a Fix." "Double Flask." New York Spirit of the Times 29.23 (16 July 1859): 269.

"Randall's Sight at the Devil." "Spinning Bait." New York Spirit of the Times 29.33 (24 September 1859): 386.

"Reminiscenses of Col. Tom Picton." "Slosher." New York Spirit of the Times 29.42 (26 November 1859): 495.

"A Deer Hunt by Torchlight." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 29.45 (17 December 1859): 531.

1860

"A Dog Day in Arkansas." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 30.2 (18 February 1860): 17.

"How Sam Collins Got Broke Playing Agin a Hand Organ." "Broomstraw." New York Spirit of the Times 30.2 (18 February 1860): 21.

"Robbing a Peach Orchard." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 30.7 (24 March 1860): 75.

"Born in the Parlor." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 30.8 (31 March 1860): 87.

"A Brace of Side-Splitters." "Quid Rides." New York Spirit of the Times 30.9 (7 April 1860): 98.

"Western Mind." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 30.17 (2 June 1860). p. 195.

"Anderson Blivins, Esq., of Indiana, Tells a Fish Story." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 30.19 (16 June 1860): 220.

"Turkey Tom of 'Arkinsaw.' " "Chasseur Boheme." New York Spirit of the Times 30.19 (16 June1860): 217-18.

"Shooting at the Devil." "Spinning Bait." New York Spirit of the Times 30.20 (23 June1860): 232.

"The Blind Tiger." "Chausseur Boheme." New York Spirit of the Times 30.23 (14 July 1860): 271.

1880

Untitled illustration. Harper's Weekly vol. 24 (1880): 389. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).Courtesy of Library of Virginia.

Anon. "Advice for a College-Bound Son." Unpublished letter. 2 Sept. 1880.

 

 

1881

Untitled cartoon. Barrel reads "The Campaign Bar'l." Harper's Weekly vol. 25 (1881): 735. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).Courtesy of Library of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

1937

Hamilton, Betsy Ward. "Betsy in a Storm," "Mrs. Pinkney's Spring Spell," " The Old-Time Camp Meetin'," "Pap's Bone Felon," "The Quiltin' at Mis' Robertson's," "The Writin' School." Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937.

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"Drawing a Chalk Line ; Or, Reserving the Right of Passage." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 24-26.

"How Mick Shouter Came Very Near "Walloping" Arch Coony." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun,Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 30-37.

"Speculation in Whiskers; or, Shaving in a Broker's Office." Smith, Sol. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 42-46.

"The Hanimal Show." Hooper, Johnson Jones. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 89-92.

"A Hoosier Wedding." Jenkins, Jacob Jr. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 54-67.

"Incidents on Board a Steamboat." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 145-150.

"Mr. Samsonís House." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 132-135.

"A Narrow Escape." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 113-118.

"A Kentuckian in Havana." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 121-124.

"Backing Out a Stranger; Or, The Tennessee Jockies Badly Sold." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 159-165.

"Rousing a Hoosier." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 38-41.

"A Saw Log Blind; or, Poker Out West." Webber, Frank. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d.

"Yankees Abroad; Or, the Vermont Schoolmaster."Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure: 187-190.

W. Hennessy. "Scene of a Militia Drill." View larger version (72 dpi). Courtesy of Library of Virginia Special Collections, "Caricatures and Cartoons").