Place of Publication: Jefferson City or Arrow Rock, MO
Frequency: Unknown (one issue?)
Volume and Issue Data: February 23, 1842
Size and Format: Unknown
Title Changes and Continuation: None
General Description and Notes:
According to the Missouri Historical Society, “The New Moon was a mock newspaper sent to Miss Missouri I. Ewing of Jefferson City, MO, from an unknown ‘publisher.’ A unique issue, it provides an entertaining news account of an excursion from Jefferson City to a point new [sic] Arrow Rock, MO, for a country wedding.
According to Jolliffe and Whitehouse, The New Moon “was probably not a continuing, circulated publication” and “it appears that the entire issue satirizes a single event–a wedding.” They conclude that the paper was “a single copy of an amusing feminist newsletter.”
Bibliography: Lee Jolliffe and Virginia Whitehouse, “Handwritten Newspapers on the Frontier? The Prevalence Problem, ” paper presented at the AEJMC History Division Mid-Year Meeting, Columbia, MO, 1994.
Locations: Edwards Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis, MO