I just received what was nearly a full year of The Forum from 1895 and listed the issues into the magawiki today (and onto eBay tonight). The issues arrived in better than expected condition, so I’ve gone back and bought another few couple dozen-plus which will also be added here for the end of the month.
Of note throughout 1895 were articles written by future Presidents Theodore Roosevelt (in 3 issues) and Woodrow Wilson, a Hull House related article by Jane Addams, a piece about tariffs by Andrew Carnegie, articles by William Dean Howells, Anatole France, several articles about the new Income Tax laws (most of which ask if Socialism is here), plus one I’m going to have to be sure to read before I sell it–which I imagine would mean this week–about the idea of reviving the Olympics.
I’d read the first paragraph of the Olympic Games article and it mentioned how after 1,500 years the possibility existed of reviving the Olympic Games in 1900. The revival actually occurred about a year after this article was published in the May 1895 issue of The Forum with the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens Greece. So the timetable seems to have been sped up some!
As with practically all new entries to the magawiki the issues are also being listed simultaneously for the first time on eBay … fresh stock! 4 of them are already for sale as I type this as Buy it Now items, the other 7 will be listed at auction later tonight with auctions closing next Tuesday, January 16.
Here’s a direct link to all issues of The Forum that I currently have for sale on eBay. (Auction items will appear by 10:30 pm EST tonight).
Coming next, some issues of The North American Review, approximately 1908-1933.