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     The below table shows a listing of the publications of the Moorsfield Press as compiled by Hugh McLellan in 1932. This list only includes historical publications from 1919 to 1932 and does not include publications after this date.  Additional Moorsfield Press publications have been added at the end of this table from the 1930s to 1970s.

    Besides historical publications, the Moorsfield Press printed many local business and community announcements and had hundreds of business accounts. The press printed movie posters, community event announcement posters, area business printings, school district forms, Village and Town of Champlain forms, ballots and election material, wedding announcements, raffle cards and any number of printed material a press might make. 
 
    The Moorsfield Press was founded by Hugh McLellan in 1919 and his son Woody (who was 13 at the time) gave his father some help.  Hugh's brother Malcolm ran the press from 1929 to 1931 when Hugh was in France.  Woody helped full time starting in the late 1920s and continued the business up until the early 1980s.

    The McLellan's historical publications used the Caslon Olde-Style font as well as the Old English font.  The Caslon font was created in the early 1700s and Hugh was interested in duplicating the look of 18th century printers (click link for information on the two fonts).

   

A Chronological Check-list
of the
Publications of the Moorsfield Press
of Champlain, New York

printed by
Hugh, Malcolm and Woody McLellan
from 1919 to the 1970s

 



 

1919

1  JONATHAN FRENCH STEARNS.  Sermon on Death of President Lincoln. Newark, N. J., April 16, 1865.  Foreword by Hugh McLellan.  8vo, pp 20, boards.                                                           50 copies

 

2  JULIUS CAESAR HUBBELL.  Letter to Judge Pliny Moore.  Oct. 24, 1811.  8vo, pp 3(I). 

                                                                                                         36 copies for private distribution

 

3  NOAH BROOKS.  The Character and Religion of President Lincoln; a Letter Written May 10, 1865.  Foreword by Hugh McLellan. 8vo, pp II(I).                                                                  63 copies
Advertising brochure for two sermons of Pastor Mortimer Blake (1813-1884) and Noah Brooks

 

1920

4  DOROTHY McLELLAN.  The Carol Singers; a Christmas Story.  8vo, pp 12.                                                                                                                                                                             75 copies for private distribution

 

5   LAURA MOORE NYE.  A Letter on the Eighteenth Birthday of her Daughter Ellen.  8vo  
 
                
                   36 copies for private distribution

 

1923

6  ABRAHAM LINCOLN.  A Letter in  Reply to an Invitation to Jefferson Festival in Boston.  April 6, 1859.  8vo, pp(3).                                                                                                          25 copies               
[Printed for Brown University's 'McLellan Lincoln Collection' viewing during Commencement Week in June of 1923; very difficult to find]

A second copy is available at Archive.org (the same file is also at Hathitrust.org)

 

1925

7   MORTIMER BLAKE.  Sermon on Assassination of President Lincoln.  Taunton, Mass., April 23, 1865.  8vo, pp 19.                                                                                                          52 copies
Advertising brochure for two sermons of Pastor Mortimer Blake (1813-1884) and Noah Brooks

 

8   MORTIMER BLAKE.  Human Depravity.  A Sermon on John Wilkes Booth.  Taunton, Mass., 1865.  Foreword by Hugh McLellan.   8vo, pp 17.                                                                     52 copies


Advertising brochure for two sermons of Pastor Mortimer Blake (1813-1884) and Noah Brooks

 

1927

9   WOOLSEY PAPERS – I.  Letters of Col. Melancthon Taylor Woolsey, 1758.  Edited by M. Lloyd Woolsey.  8vo, pp 21.                                                                                                          150 copies

 

1928

10   CHARLES FREEMAN NYE.  Address; Centenary of Presbyterian Church at Champlain, N. Y., (1902), and sketch by D. Elmer Hattie.  Forward by Hugh McLellan.  8vo, pp 27.                                                                                                                                                                                                   500 c. 25 large paper

 

11   HUGH McLELLAN.  Capt. Job Wright’s Company at Ballston, 1782.  (Pliny Moore Papers – I).  8vo, pp 16.                                                                                                          56 copies

 

1929

12  Mrs. Milo H. Marshall.  An Echo of the Battle of Plattsburgh.  Illustrated, 8vo, pp 14.                                                                                                                  130 copies

 

13  WOOLSEY PAPERS – II.  Letters to Rebecca Woolsey.  1783-1785.  Edited by Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey.  8vo, pp 14.                                                                                                  130 copies

 

14  PLINY MOORE PAPERS – II.  Obituary of Judge Pliny Moore, (1759-1822).  Edited by Hugh McLellan.  8vo, pp 27.                                                                                                                52 copies

 

15  PLINY MOORE PAPERS – III.  Letter of Lieut. Pliny Moore to his Father, Fort Rensselaer, 1783.  8vo, pp 9.                                                                                                               92 copies

 

16  WOOLSEY PAPERS – III.  Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey, (1758-1819).  A Memoir, Illustrated, 8vo, pp 33.                                                                                                             130 copies

 

17  PLINY MOORE PAPERS – IV.  “Journal of Drink,” 1744.   With a foreword by Hugh McLellan.   8vo, pp 12.                                                                                                             86 copies

 

1931

18  HIRAM MILFORD MOTT.  The Future of Champlain; an Editorial of 1882.  32mo, pp 7.  A large paper edition with foreword by Hugh McLellan, pp II.                                                           25 copies

 

19  THOMAS NYE.  Two Letters Relating to a Journey from Montreal to Chicago in 1837.  Ed. by Hugh McLellan.  8vo, pp 15.                                                                                          58 copies

 

1932

20  EPHRAIM WALES BULL, of Concord.  A Letter to Henry Moore, 1843.  Foreword by Hugh McLellan. 8vo, pp II.                                                                                                             58 copies

 

21  THOMAS NYE.  Journal Written During a Journey between Montreal & Chicago in 1837.  Edited by Hugh McLellan. 
[See item 19 in this list].  8vo, pp 30 (I).                                                        68 copies



(this original list of printed journals was compiled by Hugh McLellan in 1932
but did not include many of his other publications)






Additional Publications of the Moorsfield Press



1920s







1930s


    






 

Editorial Foreword
Pliny Moore Papers - A Frontier Committee of Safety During the War Scare of 1807
Pliny Moore Papers - John Jacob Astor Correspondence: Fur Trade with Lower Canada 1790-1817 - Part I
Outbreak of the Papineau Rebellion in Lower Canada in 1837
Letters from New Madrid, Missouri - Theophilus Woodward, 1846 - 1849
Lincoln's Visit to Richmond, April 4, 1865
Opening of the Pacific Telegraph, October 24, 1861
  • 1937    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 1, No. 2
Pliny Moore Papers - John Jacob Astor Correspondence: Fur Trade with Lower Canada 1790-1817 - Part II
Pliny Moore Papers - Peter Dubree and Peter Janqueray vs. Jacques Rouse of Rouses Point - an Address to the Grand Jury, 1794
War of 1812 - Garrison Orders at Burlington, Vermont - July 13 - August 4, 1813
A Minnesota Farmer in 1862 - Thomas Hartt to Freeman Nye of Champlain, New York
An After Effect of the Civil War - Letter of William Chamberlain, 1880
The 1860 Presidential Campaign - Letters of Cassius M. Clay to Cephas Brainerd

  • 1937    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 1, No. 3
The Moorsfield Antiquarian Title Page
Editorial Comments and Reviews
Pliny Moore Papers - The First Years of the Revolution, Letters to Pliny Moore, 1774 - 1776

Pliny Moore Papers - John Jacob Astor Correspondence: Fur Trade with Lower Canada 1790-1817 - Part III
A Relief Subscription in 1847 - The Famine in Ireland and Scotland

From Illinois to Cuba in 1837-1838 – Letters From George Moore of Concord, Massachusetts
Missouri in the 1860 Campaign: Correspondence of Thomas C. Reynolds
An Impressed American Seaman - John Briggs of Windham, Maine, 1811-1812

  • 1937    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 1, No. 4
Pliny Moore Papers - John Jacob Astor Correspondence: Fur Trade with Lower Canada 1790-1817 - Part IV
Pliny Moore Papers - Pierre Huet de La Valiniere, Priest on Lake Champlain, 1790-1791
From Allegheny To Lake Superior - Journal of George M. McGill, Summer of 1852
A Letter From Elyria, Ohio In 1837 - Salmon Pangman to Bartlett Nye of Champlain, New York

  • 1938    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 2, No. 1
Editorial Comments
Pliny Moore Papers - The Year 1781 at Saratoga: Col. Marinus Willett’s Regiment of Levies

With the American Fur Company in the Michilimackinac Dependencies, 1818-1822, Contract of Bartlett Nye

Maine Troops on Lake Champlain and the Loss of the Eagle and Growler, May-July 1813
Letters from California - 1852-59: Wallace W. Bordwell to Benjamin Booth of Champlain, New York
With General Butler at New Orleans: Letter of John Coddington Kinney Together with a Letter of his Father, Rev. Ezra D. Kinney -1855
  • 1938    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 2, No. 2
Editorial Comments - Sesquicentennial of the Town of Champlain in 1938
Pliny Moore Papers - Lake Champlain Location No. One: Journal of Preliminary Survey, 1785, of Champlain, New York
McGill Papers - A Description of Missouri in 1855: As a Missionary Field for Presbyterian Ministers
McGill Papers - Education of Andrew D. Hepburn: Son-in-law of William Holmes McGuffey 1848-1857
Letters from California, continued - 1852-59: Wallace W. Bordwell to Benjamin Booth of Champlain, New York
Spooks, Spirits, Ghosts, Hobgoblins: Singular Phenomenon in Dutchess County, New York, 1820; Letters to George Heyworth of Peru, NY
Carpenter's Painting of Lincoln
The Reduction of Fort Sumter Before the Inauguration of Lincoln - Argument of Governor Pickens of South Carolina



A more comprehensive description of Pliny Moore's surveys of Champlain is presented in the 2007 Champlain Historic Calendar: The Founding of the Village and Town of Champlain, Part I

  • 1938    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 2, No. 3
McGill Papers - The Crisis at Ohio University Following the Resignation of President McGuffey, 1843-1848

  • 1938    The Moorsfield Antiquarian: A Quarterly Magazine of American History. Volume 2, No. 4

Pliny Moore Papers - In the Mohawk Valley in 1782: Col. Marinus Willett’s Regiment of Levies

Loyalists in Nova Scotia 1786: Ed. Phelon to Colonel Joshua Mersereau

Letters from California - 1852-59: Wallace W. Bordwell to Benjamin Booth of Champlain, New York

A Sketch of the History of the Town of Essex, New York, by Henry Harmon Noble

Senator John Sherman on the Tariff, February 1, 1888
With the U.S. Sanitary Commission, May, 1864: Alexander Taggart McGill


Editorial Comments - Sesquicentennial of the Town of Champlain in 1938




1940s







1950s


  • 1955    A Short History of the Presbyterian Church of Chazy, New York, 1805-1955

  • 1955    Evelyn Erving Dance Revue sponsored by the Niagara Hose Company    (A short history  of the revue, external link)     





1960s






1970s





Other Material Printed by the Moorsfield Press


1924 - 1926
 
"The Print Connoisseur"
edited and published by
Winfred Porter Truesdell and printed by the Moorsfield Press


Winfred Porter Truesdell and the Troutsdale Press
        Truesdell was a printer and collector of book plates, engravings and wood-cuts.  He operated the Troutsdale Press in Boston, N.Y.C. and Champlain, NY.  He was an authority on the photographs of Abraham Lincoln.  

            Biography and summary of Truesdell's publications ==>>



1960s - 1970s

North Country Notes
published by the
Clinton County Historical Association
Newsletter written by Allen S. Everest and Charles W. McLellan, Editors.
The newsletter is still published today by CCHA.



Moorsfield Press Posters




Moorsfield Press Business Printings

The following web pages contain a sample of some of the business and civic printings that the Moorsfield Press did from the 1920s to the 1980s for people and businesses in the Town of Champlain, New York.  This is an incomplete sample of the printings and they are not organized in any way.  Printings for individuals and many small businesses still or recently in operation were not included with these scans due to their personal nature.




Moorsfield Press Printings
from the Collection of the
Clinton County Historical Association
(displayed with written permission of the Association)

  • Moorsfield Press Printings at CCHA
      • Includes historical information cards, Christmas cards, Bredenberg Ski brochures, Champlain restaurant menus, Champlain Community Exhibit programs from 1933 & 1934, school graduations in the mid-1900s, Champlain community announcement posters and Lyceum and Lyric Theater movie posters.  Over 200 items are displayed.




SPECIAL PUBLICATION NOTES:
THE MANY PUBLICATIONS AND BUSINESS PRINTINGS OF THE MOORSFIELD PRESS PRESENTED HERE
WERE SCANNED FROM MATERIAL

THAT IS OWNED BY THIS WEBSITE AUTHOR

THREE ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND SOME POSTERS ARE COURTESY
THE SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN HISTORY CENTER AND ARE CREDITED ACCORDINGLY. 

A SEPARATE WEB PAGE OF PRINTS ARE COURTESY THE CLINTON COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
AND ARE DISPLAYED HERE BY WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION. 
  THE PRINTS ARE WATERMARKED ACCORDINGLY.


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