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JOHN RANDOLPH SPEARS
Travelling correspondent (1889-1893)

John R. Spears was born in Ohio in 1850. In early life, he worked as editor for a local newspaper, joining the staff of the New York Sun as a reporter in 1882. His assignments covered a wide range of destinations, both in the U.S. and abroad. While much of his later work (from 1895 onward) has appeared in book form, his earlier writings remain largely inaccessible. Our transcripts are taken from the Sun newspaper archives:


1889 Oklahoma Indian Territory LINK  

1890 Voyage to Greenland LINK  

1893 Through the Isthmus of Panama PDF EPUB

Also available: The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn (1895), online here

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