The Fire Fly (NF, 1892)

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada (1892)

Frequency:  Only one or two issues produced after the 1892 St.John’s fire destroyed printing press

Volume and Issue Data:  No. 1, July 11, 1892

Size and Format:  8.5 x 11 inches

Editor/Publisher:  M.A. Devine

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description & Notes

The Fire Fly was written as an emergency, interim publication following the fire 1892 in St. John’s.  The paper was handwritten because the printing press the editor normally used to publish his paper perished in the flames.  Editor Devine published information useful to fire survivors, such as locations of necessary goods and services, and reports on people, property and events during and following the fire.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  University of Toronto Library