Ed. Worsham, Member of the Mechanics of Memphis, Newsagent

Ed. Worsham, who appears in a previous post as scorer for the Mechanics Club of Memphis, apparently also ran a news stand. He sold everything from French novels to British magazines to sporting magazines to baseballs. Here is a notice in the Memphis Daily Ledger from November, 1867.

“Ed. Worsham has on hand everything that is new in the literary line, among which we might mention the Chimney Corner, Literary Album, Waverly Magazine, New York Clipper, Metropolitan Record, Sporting Times, Field, Turf and Farm, Army and Navy Journal, second number of Harper’s Bazaar, Banner of Light, Boston Pilot, Base Ball Chronicle, Freeman’s Journal, Irish American, Irish People, Irish Republic, Irish Citizen (John Mitchel’s paper), Round Table, Phunny Phellow, Land we Love, Broadway, People’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and Phrenological Journal, all for November. He has also on hand a stock of base balls, and the boys will always find the best at his establishment. His stock of stationery is unequaled, and his selection of French novels is large.”

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033673/1867-11-02/ed-1/seq-3/

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