Butterfield Express

By: Richard B. Yale (1913-2002)

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Good


Small Newspaper Format. A smorgasbord of Western Americana History with an emphasis on California! 84 issues in a broken run with some duplicates, as noted, most issues about 12 pages. Illustrated throughout with vintage and contemporary advertising, illustrations taken from nineteenth-century publications; paper toned, small tears at the margins. GY815-366. Good. Broken run of this interesting newspaper that reprints important events in the history and development of California and the Western United States. Articles by Mark Twain, Bill Cody's series on the Pawnee Indians, the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake, and much more. 61 separate issues include: Vol. I, No. 1, October 1962 - Vol. I, No. 6, February 1963, Vol. 1, No. 8, 9 and 10, June 1963-August 1963, Vol. I, No. 12, October 1963; Vol. II No. 1-12, November 1963 through October 1963; Vol. III, No. 1, November 1964, Vol. III, No. 4-12, February 1965-October 1965 (2 copies of Nos. 9 and 12); Vol. UV, No. 1-12, November 1965-October 1966, (2 copies of No. 1, 4 copies of No. 5, 2 copies of No. 6, 2 copies each of Nos. 8-10 and No. 12); Vol. V, No. 2-12, December 1966-December 1967 (2 copies each of Nos. 2-7, and 2 copies each of Nos. 11 and 12); Vol. VI, No. 1-5, January 1968 through September 1968, with 2 copies each of Nos. 2-5. Some have mailing labels on them, Vol. I, No. 1 has a certificate for an original subscriber. The Butterfield Express harkens back to the Butterfield Overland Mail (the Overland Mail Company), a stagecoach service in the United States that operated from 1858 to 1861. It carried passengers and US Mail from Memphis TN and St. Louis, MO to San Francisco, CA. Richard B. (Dick) Yale was a historian, publisher, printer, photographer, and bibliophile. Yale was born in Waynesfield, OH on December 11, 1910. He arrived in San Diego during World War II, serving in the Navy Radio and Sound Lab on Point Loma. He operated the Yale Printing and Lithograph Co., at 330 "G" Street from the 1950s to the 1960s. After he retired in 1989, Yale was curator of the San Diego Union Newspaper Museum in Old Town San Diego State Historical Park, where there was a recreation of a mid-nineteenth century newspaper pressroom, with working printing presses, cases of letterpress type, and hand-cut wood type. Yale was also a member of the Zamorano Club, the Westerners, E Clampus Vitus, the Cabrillo Historical Association, First San Diego Courthouses and the Pioneer Hook and Ladder Firehouse Museum. REFERENCE: Dick Yale Papers at SDSU online.

Title: Butterfield Express

Author Name: Richard B. Yale (1913-2002)

Categories: Western Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Diego, CA, The Butterfield Express: 1962-1968

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: GY815-366

Keywords: Richard B. Yale, Butterfield Express, Newspaper, Reprint, Nineteenth-Century Newspaper Reprints, San Diego