January 9, 1849 (Tuesday)

Nothing new or important to-day. Didn’t go out this evening. Subscribed for Graham’s Magazine to-day. This is a splendid work, and contains a very large amount of reading matter monthly.

Frontispiece to the January issue of Graham's Magazine

Graham’s American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art, published by George R. Graham and Co., 98 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, was, according to the title page, “embellished with mezzotint and steel engravings, music, etc.”  The magazine had contributions from William Cullen Bryant, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lydia H. Sigourney, Frances S. Osgood, and Amelia B. Welby, among others. It contained fiction, essays, poetry, sheet music and reports on fashion (by 1855, the publisher added “and Fashion” to the magazine’s title).  The AAS has issues from 1844–1854 as well as the predecessor magazine Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine and the successor.

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