HarpWeek has created Searchable Full-text of Harper's Weekly through complete re-keying of every word (including advertisements) using a double-keying system which has produced a database of a remarkably high 99.995% accuracy.

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Highlights of the searching methods available include the following:

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  • Fiction
  • Government Proclamations
  • Harper's Weekly Columns
  • Illustrations
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  • Maps
  • Panoramic Views
  • Poetry
  • Portraits
  • Publisher's Notices
  • Travel narratives

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