Today we follow up our 1885 Genealogy and History Primer for the year 1885 with our exclusive English translation of the Obsah, or Table of Contents, for the 1885 edition of Amerikan Narondi Kalendar!

If you missed our 1885 Genealogy and History Primer for a better understanding of the world of our ancestors in 1885, just click here and you can read it now.  Then you can continue below with our translation.

In all our research we have only been able to find one, single copy of the 1885 edition of Amerikan Narondi Kalendar and that resides in a private collection in New Mexico.  Thankfully the owner of this copy agreed to provide us with a scan of the Table of Contents!  What a treat!

With a good understanding of the world our ancestors lived in, you can perhaps better appreciate what stories the editors and publisher of Amerikan Narodni Kalendar decided to print in their annual for 1885.

1878 Czech and American flags

Enjoy this translation and let us know which story from here you think should be our next to translate to English!

Amerikán Národní Kalendář

Volume: VIII  Year: 1885

Obsah tohoto kalendáře

Index for this calendar

1885 Obsah page

Cover pictures: National Halls in Chicago

Yearly calendar. Signs and numbers for the year. Moveable Feasts, overview

for 1885, fasting days, plus solar and lunar eclipses                                                             Page 3

Columns for months with catholic and protestant names, as well as columns to

note income and expenses for households, watching the sky, Jewish calendar,

and historical calendar                                                                                                               Page 4

List of the names                                                                                                                         Page 28

Calculating sheets for interests                                                                                                Page 30

Wage sheet based on 10 hours wage per day                                                                         Page 31

Birdie. Poem and illustration by J.V. Sladek                                                                          Page 32

Twenty years ago. Original historical story. Written by H. Chotek                                    Page 33

Woman. Jaroslav Vrchlicky from the book “Travel to Eldorado”                                       Page 66

Buds. Jaroslav Vrchlicky from the book “Given by the Life!”                                              Page 66

At the waters of Misssisssippi. Scene from American South by Otto Ruppi                     Page 67

At North and South. Small sketches from the last American Civil War.

Collected and translated from English by Gust. B. Reisl                                                      Page 102

Promise. Snippets from an interesting life. Translated from English by J.C.                  Page 112

For sad moments                                                                                                                           Page 121

New Land. For “Amerikán Kalendář” written Adolf Hejduk                                                Page 129

Community of separatists in Iowa. Written by Josef Burianek                                            Page 131

To the Brothers, Far Away. Poem of J.V.Sladek                                                                      Page 133

Five years as a whale-hunter. Told by Frant. Brodsky from New York

(with picture)                                                                                                                                  Page 134

From the life of the first Czech in Detroit, Mich. Told by Fr. Pospisil

(with picture)                                                                                                                                 Page 142

Czechs in Detroit, Michigan                                                                                                        Page 145

Snippets from the life of Hungarian Slovaks in America. Truly interpreted by

J.F. Vosatka                                                                                                                                   Page 146

Evils of Economic Policy. By Max Nordan, translated by F.B.Z.                                        Page 149

Two Czech Assemblies in Chicago, Illinois, compiled by F.B.Z.                                         Page 163

Memorial for Professor Lad. Klacel, at Belle Plaine, Iowa, (picture)                                Page 171

For house and farm                                                                                                                      Page 175

Dr. Antonin Chladek (with picture)                                                                                          Page 179

National Hall of Slovanska Lipa at Manitowoc, Wis. (with picture)                                 Page 180

Our pictures                                                                                                                         Page 183

Spring at winter                                                                                                                             Page 190

City of Boston (with picture)                                                                                                       Page 191

Population of US Cities                                                                                                                Page 196

Sheet that shows the day-time differences                                                                              Page 199

Number of votes needed to elect the President                                                                      Page 200

Commercial laws for daily use                                                                                                   Page 201

Postal laws and regulations                                                                                                        Page 202

Naturalization Laws                                                                                                                     Page 203

Laws about Homes                                                                                                                       Page 203

French respective Metric System of Measurements and Weights                                     Page 204

English and American System of Measurements and Weights                                          Page 205


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