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Samuel I. M. Major Prospectus of Comcomitards, ca. 1850

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Samuel I. M. Major Prospectus of Comcomitards


ca. 1850


Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Samuel I. M. Major Prospectus of Comcomitards, ca. 1850, 97SC168,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 item 25 cm.


"The Screw" was published between 1847 and 1850 in Frankfort, Kentucky. The first issue was published in the neighboring city of Louisville. Two of the editors of the newspaper were Samuel I. M. Major and John Monroe. The publication was semi-controversial because of the political content. In another newspaper, Major and Monroe printed an editorial about "The Screw" after publication ceased. In the statement the men, "avow ourselves as part of the editors of the late anonymous paper caleed "The Screw", and disavow any intention to injure or insult anyone. An apology directly to the ladies is made in this item." Newspapers and periodicals of Frankfort, Kentucky p. 48

Scope and Content

Single item collection consisting of a list of names. The names on this list could either be subscribers or supporters of a political newspaper called "The Screw". This newspaper was published in Frankfort, Kentucky, from 1847-1850.

Arrangement: Chronological


  • Newspapers--Circulation
  • Monroe, John

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