The Magnetic Almanac for 1865

The Magnetic Almanac for 1865
The Magnetic Almanac for 1865

The Magnetic Almanac for 1865

Buffalo, NY: D. Ransom & Co., 1864

Ayer AY64 .M245 1865

Purchased on the Edward E. Ayer Fund

The Magnetic Almanac, a rare Civil War-era medical almanac, includes all the typical content of such publications. But it includes an elaborate six-page advertisement written in the form of a captivity narrative. The "Rescue of Tula" describes Dr. Cunard's rescue of the Aztec princess from the Navajos. His reward is the secret of the Mountain Herb Pills that “will purify and cleanse as sure as the sun will rise to-morrow.”

Acquisition Date: 
2006