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Madame Prewster No. 343 Bowery, between Fourth and Fifth streets
Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.
The fifth installment of the Tribune's "Witches of New-York" series by humorist Mortimer Thomson (a.k.a. Doesticks), who profiles New York's most eccentric astrologers and fortunetellers.
Madame Bruce, the "Mysterious Vailed Lady"
Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.
Fourth article in the Tribune's "The Witches of New-York" series written by acclaimed humorist Mortimer Thomson under his pen-name Doesticks.
Madame Leander Lent
Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.
The third installment of "The Witches of New-York" series by the Tribune's humorist Mortimer Thomson (a.k.a. Doesticks)
Madame Widger - No. 5 First Avenue, near Houston street
Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.
The second article in the series "Witches of New-York" by humorist Mortimer Thomson (often wrote under the pseudonym Doesticks). For this series, Thomson visited fortune-tellers and astrologers throughout New York City under the guise of paying customer.
Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.
The first article in the series "Witches of New-York" by humorist Mortimer Thomson (often wrote under the pseudonym Doesticks). For this series, Thomson visited fortune-tellers and astrologers throughout New York City under the guise of paying customer.
Great Auction of Slaves at Savannah, Georgia
Mortimer Thomson
An 1863 reprint of Mortimer Thomson's Butler slave auction report of 1859 for the New York Tribune, timed to the publication of Fanny Kemble's journal of life as Mrs. Butler on the Georgia plantations.
A Great Slave Auction, 400 Men, Women and Children Sold
Q.K Philander Doesticks
After inheriting his father's estate, upper-class northerner Pierce Butler (husband of English-born actress and abolitionist Fanny Kemble) auctioned off half of his family's slaves to settle debt. The article, written by Mortimer Thomson under his pen-name Doesticks, was later included as a sequel to Ms. Kemble's published journals (see "What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation?").
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