National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1854 - Joan M. Dixon. This volume, twenty-eighth in the series, contains abstracts about the first gas lights; reminiscences; ship wrecks; loss of the steamer Arctic; unlucky Friday; the Jennings estate; Glenwood Cemetery; cholera deaths; ship disasters; appointments by the President; marriage and death notices; criminal cases; all petitions to Congress relating to a person or persons; legal notices; chancery records; and much more. Where there is information about something or someone that might be of interest, an abstract was created. The newspaper reveals a personal side of the lives of many people. During the author's twenty-four years of research on her own family genealogy, she always wanted to read the National Intelligencer and bring to print the many stories found there. They can be found in this series. These abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages or relationships of ancestors in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas, and elsewhere. Names of people in the news in these locales, as well as items or events which might provide a clue to an individual's location, age or relationship to others, are included. The author has organized the abstracts chronologically to make finding specific dates easier. All surnames, land tracts and vessels are included in the index. 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 518 pp.