Place of Publication: Manti, Sanpete County, Utah
Frequency: Weekly; bi-weekly; irregular
Volume and Issue Data: Vol. 1, No.1,Jan. 31, 1867-Vol.1, No. 15,May 18, 1867
Size and Format: One page, legal size; three columns; large art masthead; pen and ink
Editor/Publisher: F.C. Robinson, editor and publisher
Title Changes and Continuation: Manti Herald (Jan. 31-Vol. 1, No. 5); Manti Herald and Sanpete Advertiser (Mar. 20-May 18, 1867)
According to Alter, the Manti Herald and Sanpete Advertiser was all handwritten. It carried display advertisements, local news and some telegraphic new briefs with a Salt Lake City date line. Alter describes it as “a real newspaper in spirit and in fact, being the organ or propaganda of no one.”
The paper was issued to subscribers only. Vol. 1, No. 2,Feb. 10, 1867 identifies editor Robinson as the Sanpete County Clerk.
In Number 6, March 20, 1867, the editor explained a publishing delay:
“To our subscribers: We feel that an apology is due to our subscribers for the non-appearance of the Herald last week; and by way of explanation, may say that the ‘type’ we had previously used, proved defective, and we concluded to wait until we could get a fresh supply!”
Number 7, March 30, 1867 carried the following story:
“Great Salt Lake City, March 22–I advise the brethren of Sanpete to keep their cattle where they will be safe, and not be out alone.–B. Young.”
Some issues with red lines and/or column rules
Bibliography: J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism (Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 108-110; Robert F. Karolevitz, Newspapering in the Old West: A Pictorial History of Journalism and Printing on the Frontier (New York: Bonanza Books, 1969); Bob Karolevitz, “Pen and Ink Newspapers of the Old West,” Frontier Times, 44:2 (Feb.-March 1970), 30, 63-64; Kate B. Carter (compiler), “Journalism in Pioneer Days Daughters of Utah Pioneers,” Historical Pamphlet, April 1943, p.143; Don A. Carpenter, “A Century of Journalism in Manti, Utah, 1867-1967,” unpublished M.A. Thesis, 1968, July.
Locations: Salt Lake City Public Library; front page, Vol. 1, No. 13, May 4, 1886, reproduced in Karolevitz (1970), 30., Mormon Archives (film) Ms d 7103 #1 and originals. [Note: A bound set of the Manti Herald and Sanpete Advertisers are held in the safe, off periodicals, sub-basement, listed on old card catalog, not computer]